InFO Document Says Carriers Should Address The Issue Through
There would seem to be a lot of common sense involved in this,
but as is often the case, the actions of a few make things more
difficult for everyone. The FAA issued an InFO on Monday calling on
air carrier operators to create and enforce policies that will
limit distractions in the cockpit.
A well-known glider pilot, David Bigelow (69), lost his life
last year while flying Hawaii's amazing mountain wave action in
pursuit of an altitude record. Bigelow was a highly-experienced
flyer, and a retired Air Force captain, as well as a former
commercial airline pilot and member of the Mauna Kea Soaring Club.
Bigelow's flight that was an attempt to set an altitude record, and
was not his first such effort...
High School Teachers From Around The Country To Experiment In
NASA and the National Science Teachers Association, or NSTA,
have selected high school teachers from Alabama, Delaware, Georgia,
Missouri, New York, North Carolina and Washington to fly an
experiment in microgravity.
Trees Considered A Safety Hazard At Gillespie County
Texas DOT aviation officials are set to inspect tree-trimming
work done this week at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Texas after
the FAA had ruled that the trees were a safety hazard in an
expanded landing cone for night instrument operations at Gillespie
Colorado AAA Leader Describes His Lifelong Dedication to Aviation
Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Yet as airfield accessibility continues to diminish and the general aviation community continues to grey, there is growing concern among antique aircraft enthusiasts: how can we appeal to youth in order to grow and support the next generation of pilots?
Colorado AAA Leader Describes His Lifelong Dedication to
Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique
Aircraft Association is the world's oldest organization
specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Yet as
airfield accessibility continues to diminish and the general
aviation community continues to grey, there is growing concern
among antique aircraft enthusiasts: how can we appeal to youth in
order to grow and support the next generation of pilots?
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Pushing Both Throttles Forward Results In 'Less-Than-Desired'
Response... By Half
It's every CFI-ME's worst nightmare -- the
simulated engine failure that turns into the real thing. The best
CFI-ME's are not only prepared for it... but they count on them
happening at the worst possible times... like this time -- the
biggest problem comes, though, when these incidents occur with no
$10 Million Granted For Long-Term Study Of Health And
Performance In Space
NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical
Research Institute, or NSBRI, of Houston will fund 11 proposals to
help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance
on future space exploration missions.
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Agreement
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced Friday
that the United States and Israel have reached an Open-Skies
aviation agreement that will liberalize U.S.-Israel air services
for the carriers of both countries.
Barcelona Moon Team Officially Enters The $30 Million
Today, Barcelona Moon Team, a multidisciplinary joint venture
bringing together Spanish entrepreneurial, industrial and academic
capabilities, announced its official entry into the Google Lunar X
PRIZE this week.
The first thing you might notice when you look at the instrument
panel of a gyroplane is that there is no stall indication on the
airspeed indicator. That's because they don't (as one pilot put it)
have the "stall demon" on their shoulders like fixed-wing pilots
Community College Scholars From 28 States Will Visit Johnson
Seventy-six students from community colleges in 28 states and
the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have been selected to travel to
NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, May 20-22, to participate
in a three-day on-site event to develop robotic explorers that will
rove the surfaces of other worlds.
Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth's
surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are
distinguished from "ground clutter" by being definable locations
rather than large areas. Under certain conditions they may be used
to check radar alignment.
Aero-Linx: Warner Robins AFB
The Museum Of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia is one of the
largest aviation museums in the United States and a major Air Force
Heritage, Exhibit and Education Center in the Southeast. Situated
on a beautiful 51-acre site on Robins Air Force Base, the museum is
the second largest museum in the U.S. Air Force with a collection
of over 100 aircraft...
"In a gyroplane, if the engine quits, it's not an
emergency because the gyroplane flies in a constant autorotation
mode. You just make a normal landing."
Source: Airline Captain and Gyroplane
Pilot Roy Davis' talking the rudiments of gyroplane flying at
Bensen Days 2010.