California's Woodland Davis Aeromodelers will host an event
called "The International Helicopter Scale Masters - Fly for the
Cure for Autism" over three days, Friday through Sunday, September
23-25 on County Road 29 north of Davis. The event will have many of
the features of a full-scale helicopter airshow.
Dentist Was Working On Powered Flight 40 Years Before
An exciting find in a rare-book store suggests that an inventor
wanted to build a powered-flight military aircraft 40 years before
the Wright Brothers, for use by the Confederacy to conduct
surveillance missions over Union forces during the Civil
War. It's not clear how plausible the design was, but such a
development might have affected the outcome of the war.
Aero Linx: Jimmy Leeward
He was an amazing member of our aviation community and one of
the most competitive pilots in the world. We don't have to
reiterate what happened in the last few days, but we thought it
might be nice to show you the link to Jimmy's Facebook page so that
you can send your condolences to his family and, if appropriate,
your remembrances of a flyer that NO ONE will easily forget.
Predicted conflict, within URET, of two aircraft, or between
aircraft and airspace. A Red alert is used for conflicts when the
predicted minimum separation is 5 nautical miles or less. A Yellow
alert is used when the predicted minimum separation is between 5
and approximately 12 nautical miles. A Blue alert is used for
conflicts between an aircraft and predefined airspace.
"The airlines have to properly train crewmembers on the
use of emergency equipment. The flight attendants’ primary
responsibility is to know exactly how to handle emergency
situations, and they can’t carry out that responsibility if
they’re not properly trained."
Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt,
following the imposition of a fine against Colgan Air.