Hours after the city of Chicago received approval from the FAA
to begin immediate construction on new runways and facilities
intended to ease congestion at O'Hare International Airport, the US
Court of Appeals halted the process to consider an emergency appeal
from opponents to the expansion.
FACTS Training Takes Hypoxia Awareness Simulation And Training
To Client's Facility
FACTS Training has informed ANN that the Hypoxia
Awareness/Decompression module in their FACTS emergency procedures
training curriculum is available, as a stand alone safety program,
at a client's facility.
Venerable Douglas Warbirds Did Their Bit, 60 Years On
The Commemorative Air Force, the nationwide warbird operator,
did its bit for hurricane relief. Some of its planes flew from
Austin, Texas, safely outside the disaster zone, into hard-hit
Slidell, Louisiana (just across Lake Ponchartrain from New Orleans;
it's where the oft-photographed destroyed I-10 bridge led to) as
well as to Baton Rouge, Hammond, Lafayette and Bogalusa.
One of the real joys of working in in the aviation business are
some of the truly exceptional folks that make this industry so much
fun to work in. Among our favorites is Cirrus Design's
irrepressible Kate Dougherty.
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing, US Atlantic Fleet
(COMAEWWINGLANT) merged with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing,
US Pacific Fleet (COMAEWWINGPAC) during an afternoon ceremony at
Breezy Point Officer’s Club at Naval Station Norfolk
September 23rd. That means COMAEWWINGPAC will command all E-2C
Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound squadrons from Naval Air Weapons Station
Point Mugu, CA, under the new title of Commander, Airborne Command,
Control, Logistics Wing (COMACCLOGWING). The change in name
reflects the changes and increased missions of the E-2C Hawkeye and
the C-2A Greyhound aircraft in today’s Navy.
"We're More Than Happy To Pay If It Means Children Get Their
'Twas two months after Christmas and Rudolph was grazing,
Unmindful of what would be a most fatal hazing.
In a Danish meadow the reindeer was lumbering,
When it seems out of nowhere two F-16s came a-thundering.
"In our domestic fleet, [the proposal] would put us below all of
our legacy peers, in or out of bankruptcy, and below regional
carriers such as Comair. For what's proposed for people in our
domestic fleet, some could make more money driving a truck, and
that's not union rhetoric. That's the truth."
Source: Airlines Capt. Mark McClain, chairman of
Northwest's ALPA unit, quoted by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune after
the airline demanded another $358 million in concessions from the
pilots. On top of a 15-percent paycut agreed upon in December, this
new request would take away another one-third of pilots' pay.