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April 02, 2008

NASA Safety Auditor Slams Agency For Safety Survey

Says NAOMS Survey Could Have Been Handled MUCH Better

When it comes to NASA's bungling of its handling of a massive safety survey, even the agency's own investigators say NASA could have -- and should have -- done a better job.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.02.08)

Aero-Linx!

Dedicated to the Bellanca Cruisair, Cruisemaster, Viking, American Champion Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, Champion and AviaBellanca Skyrocket lines of aircraft, their furtherance, history, preservation and maintenance. The Bellanca-Champion Club welcomes all owners, pilots and enthusiasts. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.02.08): Gnome

Aero-Terms!

The Gnome was one of several rotary engines popular on fighter planes during World War I. In this type of engine, the crankshaft is mounted on the airplane, while the crankcase and cylinders rotate with the propeller.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.02.08)

"Every airline pilot who has ever worked for a bankrupt airline or seen their carrier go out of business can empathize with the employees at Aloha. It's never their fault, but it's always the employees who suffer most when an airline goes away. Aloha has a proud history and their people deserve better than this."

Source: Captain Eric Sampson, Chairman of the Hawaiian Airlines unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, commenting on efforts by ALPA-represented pilots at soon-to-be-defunct Aloha Airlines to keep the bankrupt carrier alive following its termination of most flight operations March 31.

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