Following an incident in which a United Nations helicopter was
fired on approaching Kadugli airport in Sudan, the body has
suspended helicopter flights between the heavily-militarized
regions of South Kordofan and Abyei.
SOaR Program Offers Ground School,Flights, STEM Activities
The Celebrate Freedom Foundation, in conjunction with the South
Carolina Aeronautics Commission and South Carolina Aviation
Association, has opened the 2012 SOaR Aviation Aerospace Summer
Camp for student applications.
Subsidiary Of US Airways Reaches Agreement With Flight
US Airways' wholly-owned express subsidiary PSA has reached a
tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with
Council 75 of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), which
represents PSA's 268 flight attendants.
Award Designed To Help Helo Pilots Advance Their Careers
The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation and Hillsboro Aviation
are pleased to announce this years' recipient of the Doug Doty
Memorial Scholarship for Turbine Transition, Mr. Cordell Walker.
The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation teamed up with Hillsboro
Aviation to offer the non-profit foundation's first Bell 206B3
JetRanger Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to help
helicopter pilots advance to the next level in their training and
make positive contributions to the aviation industry.
Seconds Saved Lives When Leeward's Plane Went Down
Speaking at a convention of fire fighters in San Diego recently,
Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez recounted the actions of his and
other departments on September 16th, 2011 ... when Jimmy Leeward's
plane went down at Reno.
Recognizes Those Who Have Defined, Inspired, And Advanced The
Six sport parachutists will be inducted into the National
Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Eloy, Arizona the
weekend of November 9, 2012. Parachute enthusiasts from around the
world are expected to attend the induction ceremony.
First UK Pilot To Fly The Carrier Variant Of The F-35
On February 21, Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Jim
Schofield became the United Kingdom’s first military test
pilot to fly the F-35C, the carrier variant of the Lightning II
Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. Schofield’s flight is
the latest in a series of milestones for the UK’s Joint
Combat Aircraft program, which included the first F-35C launch on
the test electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) on November
18, 2011, and the rollout of the first UK F-35 from the production
line four days later.
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Composed of flattened, thick, gray, globular masses, this middle
cloud genus is primarily made of water droplets. In the
mid-latitudes, cloud bases are usually found between 8,000 and
18,000 feet. A defining characteristic is that it often appears as
a wavy billowy layer of cloud, giving it the nickname of "sheep" or
"woolpack" clouds. Sometimes confused with cirrocumulus clouds, its
elements (individual clouds) have a larger mass and cast a shadow
on other elements. It may form several sub-types, such as
altocumulus castellanus or altocumulus lenticularis. Virga may also
fall from these clouds.
“The F-35 has the best handling of any jet
I’ve flown, which means it’s going to be easier to land
on a ship than current aircraft, and pilots can devote all of their
attention to the mission. Combined with the world’s best
sensors which allow the pilot to find and target anything
that’s out there, and a stealthy signature, which means the
enemy can’t do the same to you, this is exactly the aircraft
the UK needs to provide the best protection for our soldiers,
sailors and airmen for the next 35 years.”
Source: Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader
Jim Schofield -- the United Kingdom’s first military
test pilot to fly the F-35C.