South African Engineer Comes Up With Way To Light Rural
We pilots have it pretty good in the US. Most every town has an
airport and most every airport has runway lights. But such is not
the case in other countries, like South Africa, home to more than
2,000 unlit fields.
Verily, Gavin Brown said, let there be light.
The problem at McClellan-Palomar Airport in San Diego County
(CA) is pretty clear cut. The airport wants to evict a flying club,
pilot supply house and a retired commercial pilot as part of a $30
million renovation. The evictees have filed a complaint with the
FAA, saying their being illegally kicked out so the airport can
make room for better-paying bizjet customers.
A passenger aircraft on approach to Newark's Liberty
International Airport runs into a flock of snow geese. Passengers
are frightened at the sound of impacts on the hull and one engine
is shut down before the plane lands safely. A Boeing 737 climbing
out after departure from Lambert Field (MO) hits three snow geese,
causing over a half-million dollars in damage. An American Airlines
Super-80 climbing out after departure from Chicago's O'Hare
International hits a double-breasted cormorant, causing a fire in
the number one engine and scaring the hell out of passengers before
it makes it safely back to the airport.
Background Checks Now The Responsibility of DHS And
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) says it's
pretty happy with the TSA's release of the alien flight training
interim final rule. As required by the Century of Aviation
Reauthorization Act (VISION-100), the rule transfers the
responsibility for background checks of aliens seeking flight
training from the Department of Justice to the Department of
Homeland Security and the TSA.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
has chosen Patrick Waddick as the 2004 recipient of its Hap Arnold
Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program Management. The award
is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the
management of a significant aeronautical or aeronautical related
program or project.