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February 27, 2007

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.27.07)


You've just settled in for a long, relaxing flight. But then you start to feel pressure and discomfort in your ears. Then there's some pain. And sounds are somewhat muffled. You may be experiencing a condition known as "airplane ear".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.27.07): Antenna


That part of a transmitting or receiving system that is designed to radiate or to receive electromagnetic waves.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.27.07)

"...[B]ind the wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject tranquilizers if necessary ... Talk with the patient while you are restraining him. Explain what you are doing, and that you are using a restraint to ensure that he is safe."

Source: From written procedures developed by NASA, detailing how astronauts in orbit should restrain a mentally troubled or hostile crewmate.

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