Col. Halvorsen To Drop Candy At ECG On December 13
From the cockpit of a C-54, US Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen
made international news in 1948 when he dropped chocolate bars and
gum to West German children, deprived of food and treats through a
Colorado's Spirit of Flight Center has made a move to a new
facility at the Erie Municipal Airport (EIK) in Erie, northwest of
the Denver metropolitan area. The move gives the collection three
times more square footage than the previous facility provided and
now allows for aircraft to fly in to tour the mostly WWII
In 2000 civilian aircraft flew a total of 25 billion kilometres.
If someone flew this distance they could circle the earth more than
630 000 times. If the total distance flown by all aircraft
passengers was divided equally between everyone living in the
world, we would each fly 317 kilometres a year.
A measurement of a rocket's relative performance. Expressed in
seconds, the number of which a rocket can produce one pound of
thrust from one pound of fuel. The higher the specific impulse, the
less fuel required to produce a given amount of thrust.
"The court's ruling puts a firm halt to the Department
of Transportation's ill-advised, illogical auction scheme. This is
a clear win for passengers, as the department was stopped from
proceeding with an ideological experiment that would have resulted
in higher fares, less service and a confiscation of airline
Source: James May, president of the Air
Transport Association. On Monday, a US appeals court blocked the
federal government's controversial plan to auction off operations
slots at New York's LaGuardia and JFK International Airports, and
at nearby Newark International.