The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) reported
Thursday that passenger revenue, based on a sample group of
carriers, rose 20 percent in July 2010 compared to the same month
in 2009, marking the seventh consecutive month of revenue
Society Contends That The Current Bills Lack Coherence And Have
The Planetary Society has sent a letter to the Chairs and
Ranking Minority Members of the four subcommittees currently
considering the NASA budget and the Administration's plan for human
Anonymous Caller Said There Was A Hijacker On Board
An American Airlines jet getting set to depart San Francisco to
New York on Thursday was stopped just before takeoff after an
anonymous caller told a clerk at a hotel in Alameda, which is
across the bay from San Francisco Airport, he intended to hijack
C-17 Squadron Sets New Standard In Deployed Airdrops
Members of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron operating in
Southwest Asia dropped more than 1,192,000 pounds to 22 different
drop zones, including fuel, water, food and additional supplies
needed by servicemembers on the ground at forward operating bases
across the area of responsibility.
Two Songs Will Be Selected For Play During Final Scheduled
Every day in orbit, astronauts aboard the space shuttle are
awakened by a song ... sort of a long-distance clock radio
originating from Houston. Traditionally, the songs played to wake
up the astronauts are selected by friends and family of the
Aero-Linx: Aircraft Weight and
FAA-H-8083-1A, Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook, has been
prepared in recognition of the importance of weight and balance
technology in conducting safe and efficient flight. The objective
of this handbook is twofold: to provide the Airframe and Powerplant
Mechanic (A&P) with the method of determining the empty weight
and empty-weight center of gravity (EWCG) of an aircraft, and to
furnish the flightcrew with information on loading and operating
the aircraft to ensure its weight is within the allowable limit and
the center of gravity (CG) is within the allowable range.
"Tom was a good leader... He was a lot of fun, a
jolly guy, but he took CAP very seriously."
Source: Brig. Gen. Johnnie Boyd, CAP's
national vice commander in 1978 during Brig. Gen. Thomas C.
Casaday's tenure as national commander. Casaday, Civil Air Patrol's
national commander in the late 1970s and a 1980 inductee into the
CAP Hall of Honor, died August 16th at the age of 92.