An Associated Press article which appeared last month in The
Long Island Press portrayed general aviation airports as having a
"casual atmosphere." In a letter to the editor published Thursday,
NBAA President Ed Bolen said that portrayal of security at GA
airports is "inaccurate."
Neither Pilot Saw The Other Aircraft Prior To The Accident
The NTSB has issued its probable cause report in a mid-air
collision which occurred May 18th, 2009 off the coast of Long
Beach, CA. The board determined that both pilots failed to see and
avoid the other aircraft in order to prevent the collision.
Bill Includes Budget Increases For Three Years, New Staff
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
approved and ordered reported out the reauthorization bill for the
NTSB on Wednesday. The Committee also marked up and approved its
Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2011.
Credited With Saving The Lives Of 20 People In The
Reports of some heroic flying are coming out of Afghanistan,
where an RAF Chinook pilot was reportedly hit by a Taliban bullet
between the eyes, but continued his mission saving the lives of the
casualties he had flown in to rescue.
Flight Attendant Injury Rates Reportedly Exceed Workers In
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) Thursday
participated in "OSHA Listens," an event sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) aimed at soliciting comments on key issues facing the
Cuts to the NASA budget that seem to spell the end to any manned
moon mission in the near term have not dampened the enthusiam of
these teams of students who have designed lightweight, innovative
ways to get around the lunar surface. Next month, they'll compete
in an event that even an Olympian might envy.