The RAF Association (RAFA) is a membership organization serving
current and former members of the Royal Air Force, their families
and dependants and all those supporting the aims of the
Association. It is the largest single-service membership
organization in the United Kingdom and has roughly 76,000 members
and 500 Branches in the UK, Europe and further afield. The
Association provides help, advice, assistance, comradeship and,
where required, welfare and care for the whole RAF family.
Measuring all accelerations imparted to a vehicle and, by
integrating these with respect to time, calculating speed at every
instant (in all three planes) and, by integrating a second time,
calculating total change of position in relation to starting
"It's a new record. While it doesn't mean risk is now
non-existent, it certainly means they have done a fantastic job at
keeping all these threats at bay."
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
professor and risk statistician Arnold Barnett. For the first time
in 50 years, US airlines have flown for two years in a row -- 2007
and 2008 -- without any passenger deaths. Single years without
fatalities have been rare, with only four occurring since 1958...
making the two-year stretch even more impressive.