The following is a report submitted Thursday by Fred W. Baker
III, with the American Forces Press Service, about the dedication
of the Pentagon's September 11 memorial. As is befitting its solemn
subject, Baker's report stands apart from the usual US armed forces
releases ANN typically sees... and deserves, we think, to be seen
by as many readers as possible. ANN presents the report below,
Negotiators for pilots at American Eagle, represented by the Air
Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), reached a tentative
agreement (TA) Thursday with management in the final amendment
round of their 16-year contract.
Aircraft Situation Display Solutions To Join Sabre
Sabre Holdings announced this week the acquisition of Flight
Explorer, which provides real-time tracking, reporting, and display
of en-route aircraft for commercial operators. The acquisition is
part of Sabre's long-term growth plans and continual investments in
the company's airline portfolio.
First Known Reliance On Night Goggles, Reflective Cones
A C-17 Globemaster III crew from McChord Air Force Base, WA made
aviation history Thursday, performing the first known after-dark
landing on the Pegasus Ice Runway near McMurdo Station in
Antarctica, using night vision goggles.
There is no shortage of airline seats to or between the Hawaiian
Islands despite the closure of Aloha Airlines and ATA Airlines in
April this year. That's the message from Hawaii tourism officials,
concerned over "misinformation" in some media the number of air
seats between the US Mainland and Hawaii has dropped in excess of
25 percent since the two carriers ceased operations in April.
NASA tells ANN the space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to roll
out to Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Thursday,
September 18, in preparation for shuttle Atlantis' mission to
repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Endeavour will stand by in the
unlikely event a rescue mission is necessary following Atlantis'
launch, which is targeted for October 10.
The combined efforts of the five customer Air Forces and the
industrial Flight Test program have seen the Eurofighter Typhoon
multi-/swing-role combat aircraft surpass the 50,000 flight hours
Beginning as an Air Force Photographer in 1943, Frank Ambrose
now operates a studio in Gloversville, New York specializing in
Commercial, Industrial and Portrait photography. This site
showcases his aerial and ground images of the later part of WWII,
taken as a USAAF photographer, mostly 15th AF in Italy.
The gravitational pull on planetary objects from nearby planets
and moons. When the tidal forces of a planet and several moons are
focused on certain moons, particularly if the orbits of the various
objects bring them into alignment on a repeated basis, the tidal
forces can generate a tremendous amount of energy within the moon.
The intense volcanic activity of Io is the result of the
interaction of such tidal forces.