In all the hub-bub created by the Flight Prep controversy,
we're concerned that substantive discussion aren't taking place and
some of the real issues seem to be falling by the wayside. The few
questions we've seen (partially) addressed are the kind of
soft-ball interrogatories that are easy to defuse and evade... and
do little to bring comprehension to the matter.
Secretary Of Defence Cites Numerous Delays In The Program
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates on Thursday announced a
series of efficiencies decisions designed to save the Department of
Defense more than $150 billion over the next five years primarily
by reducing overhead costs, improving business practices, and
culling excess or troubled programs.
Company Delivered 462 Airplanes, 530 Net Orders Booked As
Global Economy Shows Recovery
Figures released Thursday by Boeing show the planemaker recorded
462 commercial airplane deliveries in 2010, meeting company
guidance of approximately 460 deliveries during the year. The
company also posted 530 net commercial orders for the year.
Firm Launch Date (As Firm As Such Things Get) To Be Determined
NASA managers are evaluating potential launch dates for space
shuttle Discovery in late February and working to see if
International Space Station on orbit operations would allow a
launch as early as Feb. 24. More will be known next week and
managers hope to set a launch date by the end of next week.
Helicopter Tour Company Allegedly Not Authorized For
The FAA has proposed a $330,000 civil penalty against Heli-Dudes
LLC, of Salt Lake City, for allegedly operating sightseeing
helicopter rides for hire when it was not authorized to do so, a
violation of Federal Aviation Regulations.
"(I)t is imperative for this Department to eliminate
wasteful, excessive, and unneeded spending. Indeed, to do
everything we can to make every defense dollar
count.” Source: Defense Secretary
The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will provide a
unique educational experience on United States history and basic
core values through the preservation interpretation and recognition
of US Army airborne and special operations history, equipment,
technology, legend, art and weaponry.