Less than one day of space travel separates Earth and history's
first comet sample return mission. Today, 01.14.06, at 9:30
a.m. Pacific time (10:30 a.m. Mountain time), the Stardust
spacecraft will cross the moon's orbit as the craft makes its way
An SR22 has been saved by a BRS CAPS deployment while imperiled
by severe icing over Alabama. We have confirmed that the stricken
SR22 has grounded safely with three persons on board and that
everyone is "fine."
He wanted to plead guilty... but everything he said sounded like
a case for innocence. That's the reasoning an Iowa judge used this
week in failing to accept a guilty plea from John Nocero, the man
accused of first degree theft for stripping parts off a disabled
Piper Seneca to use for his own plane.
Boeing's 2005 Success May Hurt In Subsidies Battle
Throwing Jet-A on the contentious, long-smoldering battle over
trade subsidies, an Airbus exec stated last week the 1,002 orders
Boeing booked in 2005 show the American manufacturer has no trouble
competing in the marketplace with its European rival, government
subsidies or no.
The venerable Russian-designed MiG-21 is the bulwark of the
Indian Air Force fighter force -- fully 50% of the force's combat
aircraft, and it racks up about 50% of the hours. Indian officers
say that they've put the MiG's safety problems behind them -- and
they have the numbers to back that claim up.
How would you react if a woman started screaming that "she had a
baby named Jesus, she was impregnated by her uncle and President
Bush was behind it all"? If we mentioned that this happened on an
airplane in flight, would that make your decision any easier?
Airworthiness Directives (ADs) are notification from the
Government that a problem exists with an airplane that directly
affects safety. ADs describe procedures required to assure the
airplane meets its original design criteria. ADs become part of the
Federal Air Regulations and therefore are binding as law -- not to
mention potentially vital to your safety.
For the aviation crash fanatic, I bid you click to here. You can find transcripts
of the last conversations, the top 100 air disasters and of course
photos of burning wreckage. A very user friendly site with an easy
to use index.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast - A
new technology that allows pilots in the cockpit and air traffic
controllers on the ground to "see" aircraft traffic with much more
precision than has been possible before. I hope it can’t see
"We remain as committed as before to ending the Airbus
subsidies. The facts remain the same. One year doesn't change the
fact that there has been substantial injury."
Source: Christin Baker, spokeswoman for the US
trade representatives office, on whispers from Airbus -- and
speculation throughout economic circles -- that Boeing's successful
2005 sales year may have weakened the American manufacturer's
position that government subsidies given to European archrival have
hurt Boeing's opportunity to compete in the global marketplace.