One of the ocular illnesses that comes with age is cataracts --
a buildup of protein in the eye which interferes with vision. The
FAA has just made a lot of aging pilots safer by approving the
latest surgical therapy for the disease. While they were at it, the
crew at FAA Aeromedical in Oklahoma City also approved the popular
multi-focal contact lenses, which is good news for a lot of pilots
on the dark side of 40.
by Aero-News Senior (and occasional Foreign) Correspondent,
Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien
Pakistani kite-flying enthusiasts, denied their sport by a court
ruling, protested in front of the Pakistani Supreme Court in
Lahore; the protest got physical and riot police subdued it
vigorously with riot batons.
Ah, winter. Flight cancellations, slippery conditions, your
fingers freezing to Dzus fasteners or feeling the blast of
13-degree avgas when you drain fuel. Throw in "three foot high snow
banks" (says my ATIS), and ground icing. Not to mention conditions
very, very conducive to in-flight icing. Which brings us to the
matter at hand. How much do you know about icing? Is it enough?
All six Gulfstream Aerospace Service Centers have met the
criteria required to receive the FAA's distinguished Diamond
Certificate of Excellence for 2005. Gulfstream’s six Service
Centers are located in Long Beach, Calif.; Dallas, Appleton, Wis.;
Savannah, Ga.; Brunswick, Ga., and in Luton, England.
The Navy’s newest Adversary detachment has just begun
flying operations out of Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. Twelve
F-5N Tiger fighter aircraft and their pilots will fly adversary
training missions against carrier battle groups during their
Aviation Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) announced the addition of
Brig. Gen (Res) Uzzi Rozzen, IAI Corporate Vice President for
R&D and Strategic Planning, and Bendrix Bailey, founder and
former CEO of Measurement Computing Corporation, to its Board of
"People just do not look at the moon anymore... We tend
to think of it as a known quantity. But there is knowledge still to
be gained here."
Source: Dr. Robert Suggs, Space Environment
team lead in the Natural Environments Branch of the Marshall
Center's Engineering Directorate, in comments associated with
NASA's having documented a meteor strike to the surface of the