The Transportation Security Adminstration will test a new
screening system at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ
that has raised privacy concerns. The system, called backscatter,
takes X-rays of passenger's bodies to detect concealed explosives
According to a recent missive from NATCA, air traffic
controllers at the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZTL)
are experiencing a worsening technical problem with the radio
frequencies used to communicate with pilots in their airspace,
creating a 'maddening challenge that is steadily becoming a safety
A C-17 aircraft from Washington's McChord Air Force Base was
diverted Friday to fly a nine-member Army Burn Center Flight Team
from Lackland Air Force Base, TX to Hickam AFB, Hawaii, to care for
six Navy sailors burned when a steam line ruptured onboard their
Aero-News learned this week Acrohelipro Global Services Inc., a
subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, named John Nicholson as
Executive Vice-President with responsibility for US operations and
for global sales and marketing, based in Acrohelipro's Dallas, TX
A major winter storm passed my area yesterday. Today skies are
cobalt blue and very cold; seven inches of fresh snow covers the
ground. The ambient temperature is 9°F. It would be a very
challenging day for a cross-country flight.
"We'd never turn down a mission like this -- not ever."
Source: Master Sgt. Rich Lutz, a C-17
loadmaster from the US Air Force Reserve's 728th Airlift Squadron.
Lutz and his crew were diverted Friday from their mission home to
Washington, to instead fly a nine-member Army Burn Center Flight
Team from Lackland Air Force Base, TX to Hickam AFB, Hawaii.