400-HP Biplane: Not Your Grandfather's Single-Seat Pitts
Jim Kimball Enterprises is home to the kit version of the Pitts
Model 12, Curtis Pitts's put-hair-on-your-chest redesign of the
classic Pitts aerobatic biplane concept for the 360-hp Vedenyev
Friday the 13th may not have been so bad for the folks at JPL.
Opportunity actually moved for the first time in two weeks, in a
brief test for the crew to validate tests that they've been making
here on Earth.
"A decision of this kind, impacting
people who have served this company well, is extremely difficult.
But the ongoing turmoil in the airline industry, coupled with high
fuel prices and pressure from low-cost carriers, puts us in a
position where we must continue to find ways to reduce the cost of
running our airline."
Source: Alaska's Airlines CEO Bill Ayer,
after replacing 472 Seattle baggage handlers with contractors from
Menzies at 0300 on Friday the 13th.