Thrust Reversers Unable To Halt Plane Before End of Runway
There are few more lousy feelings in an airplane than when you
actuate a system control and discover a failure to respond. In the
case of a hapless Gulfstream G150, this issue resulted a runway
over-run and four injuries, one of them serious. The resulting
accident was a serious one and could have been FAR worse...
But 65-Year-Old Dies In Hospital After Heart Attack
When we consider the arguments surrounding the need for a
third-class FAA medical requirement, we usually debate two outcomes
of medical incapacitation - fatal crashes, and non-fatal crashes.
But there is at least a third possible outcome - no crash at all.
Tuesday night at about 2130 CDT, a pilot who suffered a heart
attack during a flight over McHenry County, Illinois put the plane
down smoothly and without a scratch in a farm field, where
responders were able to reach him.
But Predicts A Two Percent Decline In Thanksgiving Air
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) is advising
passengers to expect full flights during the upcoming Thanksgiving
travel season, even though about 37,000 fewer people per day are
expected to fly during the holiday period compared with last year,
as U.S. carriers have reduced capacity to match demand and offset
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Cornell University
Astronomy Professor Steven W. Squyres chairman of the NASA
Advisory Council (NAC), an assembly of experts from various fields
that offer guidance and policy advice to the administrator of
America's space agency.
Endurance Mission Ended With Inert Bombing Run At Edwards
Taking off from the flightline at Edwards Air Force Base October
27, a B-2 Spirit travelled to the top of the world and back again
on a mission to test the aircraft's hardware and software upgrades,
endurance and performance at extremely high latitudes. The more
than 18-hour mission to the North Pole and back to Edwards AFB
consisted of developmental and operational test points to prove
that the B-2's software upgrade works well and is able to operate
anywhere in the world.
Airline Subsidiary GSS To Operate Freighter For British Airways
The first 747-8 Freighter for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings was
delivered on Thursday. The airplane is the first of nine 747-8
Freighters Atlas Air has on order. Atlas Air's 49 percent
subsidiary, Global Supply Systems (GSS), will operate the new
freighter for British Airways World Cargo through a five-year
Cobham and Carson Helicopters have announced a partnership to
provide an advanced suite of avionics for Sikorsky S-61, S-76, and
UH-60 derivative helicopter retrofits. The Integrated Systems
business unit of Cobham Commercial Systems will supply a highly
integrated flight deck that features large-format synthetic vision
flight displays and other features.
Precision Obstacle Free Zone
An 800 foot wide by 200 foot long area centered on the runway
centerline adjacent to the threshold designed to protect aircraft
flying precision approaches from ground vehicles and other aircraft
when ceiling is less than 250 feet or visibility is less than 3/4
statute mile (or runway visual range below 4,000 feet.)
Aero Linx: Washington Air
Search and Rescue (WASAR)
Washington Air Search and Rescue (WASAR) is made up of state
trained and qualified search pilots, observers, communications and
base support personnel who live in or near Washington and who want
to do something meaningful in service to the State’s
citizens. Our members are dedicated to the ideals of search and
rescue, come from all walks of life, and are willing to give of
their time, equipment and expertise in order to help save
Aero-News Quote of the
"A goal of the test force is to prevent a situation
where an aircraft experiences an anomaly with a new system for the
first time in an operational mission... This flight to the
North Pole could reveal data and lessons that were not seen in a
lab or simulated environment."
Source: Lt. Col. Hans Miller, the 419th Flight
Test Squadron commander, describing the rationale behind the flight
of a B-2 Spirit that travelled to the top of the world and back
again on a mission to test the aircraft's hardware and software
upgrades, endurance and performance at extremely high latitudes.
The more than 18-hour mission to the North Pole and back to Edwards