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WWII Aviation Pioneer Leaves Legacy At 103 CBS Denver
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)â When the Gunderson sisters think about their mom, they can't help but feel a great sense of pride. She was a war hero among a ...
Calgarians celebrate National Aviation Day, 110th anniversary of powered flight in Canada - Global News
Calgarians celebrate National Aviation Day, 110th anniversary of powered flight in Canada Global News
On Feb. 23, 1909, the Silver Dart successfully took to the skies, becoming the first controlled, powered flight in Canada.
Decoding Indian aviation: Sector needs immediate supply correction, feel experts Moneycontrol.com
While DGCA reasoned that the slow pace was due to a.
Antique airplane tours Bakersfield, offering glimpse into aviation history Bakersfield Now
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The Ford Tri-Motor airliner was the first mass produced commercial plane in the United States, and for a short time, ...
Purdue aviation adds full flight simulator to suite of training devices Purdue News Service
The Hawker 900XP full flight simulator will be added to extensive suite of training devices for students in Purdue Polytechnic Institute's School of Aviation and ...
Fatigue factor | IndiGo | aviation | pilot THE WEEK
AIRLINES' STRICT *SERVICE* rules prohibit pilots from airing their views to the media or on online platforms. This, however, did not stop many pilots and aircrew ...
Indy-based aviation program helps pilot careers take off WRTV Indianapolis
Officials said 600000 pilots need to be trained across the globe in the next five to 10 years in order to fill the pilot gap.
Senate approves bill for South Dakota National Guard aviation facility expansion Newscenter1.tv
RAPID CITY, S.D. â The state Senate has approved a bill to fund major expansion of the Army National Guard's aviation support facility at Rapid City Regional ...
Armed Black Hawk Debuts at IDEX | Defense News Aviation International News
Eight years after they were ordered, the UH-60M Armed Black Hawk has now entered UAE Joint Aviation Command *service*.
GE Aviation moving "several hundred jobs" to the Banks WKRC TV Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - GE Aviation, the General Electric Co. subsidiary that provides jet engines, components and integrated systems for ...
The future of aviation: Give up your supersonic air travel dreams Mashable
Commercial flying for the masses is unlikely to change much in the next quarter century. Supersonic air travel died out in 2003. Can it be resurrected?
Air India gets a hijack threat, airports put on high alert Economic Times
Air India's Mumbai control centre on Saturday received a phone call threatening to hijack its plane, following which Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ...
Friends mourn aviation museum founder - Newswatch Youngstown Vindicator
HOWLAND â Bill Griffin, 53, who founded the Ernie Hall Aviation Museum on North River Road, died suddenly Tuesday. A number of tributes to the Howland ...
Army Aviation in the National Infantry Museum seattlepi.com
The National Infantry Museum is the nation's museum for the U.S. Army combat infantry forces and is rich with galleries as well as displays dating back to ...
EXCLUSIVE: GE Aviation moving âseveral hundred jobsâ to the Banks Cincinnati Business Courier
GE Aviation, the General Electric Co. subsidiary that provides jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft, is planning to ...
Global Aviation Technologies' growth built on the fear-erasing passion of its founders - Wichita Business Journal
Global Aviation Technologies' growth built on the fear-erasing passion of its founders Wichita Business Journal
Woody Cottner says a passion for what he does has been the critical factor in the success of his growing Wichita aviation business.
All but two aviation MoUs cancelled Times of India
GANDHINAGAR: Most of the MoUs signed by the government for investments in the aviation sector at Vibrant Gujarat summits since 2013 have been cancelled, ...
SC Aviation donation to help House of Mercy residents transition Gazettextra
SC Aviation donated $2900 in household items to the House of Mercy on Wednesday. The donation is the largest the company has given to the homeless ...
IIM Bangalore, TBS Host Future Of Aviation And Aerospace Conference 2019 NDTV News
Organized by IIM Bangalore for the second consecutive year, this edition of the conference, timed during 'Aero India', the premier aviation event in the country.
Air Force Museum to host reception with aviation pioneers Dayton Daily News
Since 1962, the National Aviation Hall of Fame has inducted 245 of America's air and space pioneers â individuals who have uniquely contributed to America's ...
Centre asks airlines to share letter with passengers about governmentâs aviation feats: Reports - Scroll.in
Centre asks airlines to share letter with passengers about governmentâs aviation feats: Reports Scroll.in
The note to passengers claims the Narendra Modi government has transformed the aviation sector and India has emerged as the fastest growing aviation ...
Putin Reveals Zircon Mach 9 Missile Specification | Defense News Aviation International News
Following last year's revelation of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile, Russian President Putin has now shed more light on the Mach 9 Zircon weapon.
Taking flight: Thatcher woman finds success as aviation mechanic in U.S. Navy The Herald Journal
From a young age, Mindy Dauby has always been fascinated with airplanes, so it's no surprise that she's building a career around them.
Atlas Air: Boeing 767 abgestĂŒrzt Austrian Aviation Net
Flugzeug war fĂŒr Amazon von Miami nach Houston unterwegs. Letztes Update am 23.02.2019 um 22:12 Uhr. Foto: www.AirTeamImages.com. Eine Boeing ...
Aviation Workers Caution Another Shutdown Could Affect Holiday Travel NPR
Congress is moving to keep air traffic controllers and other FAA employees from feeling the effects of another government shutdown. Could that ease the ...
Jet Aviation Completes San Juan FBO Purchase | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Jet Aviation has completed its purchase of the former Pazos FBO at Puerto Rico's Luis MuĂ±oz Marin International Airport. It had been operating the location ...
Copa Airlines Selects GE Aviation for Digital Records Management Associated Press
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2019--Copa Airlines has selected GE Aviation's AirVault Digital Records Management System for its fleet of nearly 100 ...
How These Female Millennial Leaders Are Breaking Aviation Industry Stereotypes At Surf Air Forbes
Jori Johns and Lainie Kates are the female millennial leaders breaking aviation stereotypes at Surf Air.
BUSINESS DIGEST || Learn more about aviation careers at PIA event Youngstown Vindicator
Learn more about aviation careers at PIA event. VIENNA. Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics will host an open house at 11 a.m. Saturday at its local campus, ...
Partha Kar: Applying aviation safety to healthcareâare we missing the fundamental? The BMJ
BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l735 (Published 18 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l735. Article; Related *content*; Metrics; Responses ...
Aviation is bad business today, why do so many people still want to get in? Business Standard
Yet another airline has collapsed â this time British operation Flybmi, costing almost 400 jobs as hundreds of flights were cancelled at short notice. It is the latest ...
Pursuit Aviation Announces Jetcam, Partners with XM2 American Cinematographer
Pursuit Aviation has announced the availability of its Jetcam aerial-cinematography system, which mounts a Shotover camera stabilizer on an aerobatic jet ...
Radar Isn't Just for Cars and Aviation Electronic Design
Millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar has found a home in many areas from self-driving cars and aviation applications, but low-cost radar systems are equally useful ...
Aviation Expert Says MH370 Pilots Suffered ACCIDENT or Committed SUICIDE Sputnik International
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing in 2014, but despite four years of searching, investigators have failed to locate the plane and abandoned their ...
Mt. Agung erupts, prompting volcanology center to issue aviation notice - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post
Mt. Agung erupts, prompting volcanology center to issue aviation notice - The Jakarta Post Jakarta Post
Authorities have issued a code orange volcano observatory notice for aviation (VONA).
Autonomous Flight Ready To Build Flying Prototype Y6S Aviation International News
Start-up company's Y6S eVTOL can already turn on its fans and rotate the rotor shrouds. Funding for a flying prototype is âalmost finalized.â
Leading Aviation Service Provider AAR Corp Launches Campaign To Reverse Erosion Of Sector Workforce - Forbes
Leading Aviation Service Provider AAR Corp Launches Campaign To Reverse Erosion Of Sector Workforce Forbes
AAR Corporation is working hard to attract new talent to aircraft maintenance, repair & overhaul.
February's #avgeek gallery: 34 cool aviation photos USA TODAY
Hello Today in the Sky readers! It's time for the February 2019 edition of our "#avgeek photo gallery." For the uninitiated, the series is monthly batch of fun ...
National Guard units partner for joint aviation training in Arabian Gulf United States Army
Aviators with the Minnesota, Texas and Utah National Guards, led by the Kansas National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, practice landing and ...
Aviation workers: Second shutdown could be more dangerous The Mercury News
By Lori Artani | Washington Post. Flight attendants, teachers and federal aviation safety workers on Monday warned Congress that a second government ...
Aviation risks undercutting EU's new renewables rules EURACTIV
The ink is barely dry on the EU's revised renewable energy policy and already it is under threat from the aviation sector, warn Jori Sihvonen and Andrew Murphy.
Update your aviation playlist AOPA Pilot
In advance of the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards in New York City, music-loving aviators can recognize musicians with an aviation playlist that honors selections by ...
Aviation safety in the U.S. is the legacy of Flight 3407 Buffalo News
This truly was a watershed event that led to the most profound changes in the aviation industry in my entire lifetime, said NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt.
Impact on aviation contributed to movement on shutdown negotiations CNN
The White House had been meeting and communicating with transportation agencies including the Department of Transportation to discuss the impact of the ...
'Bit by the aviation bug' â The Kittson County Enterprise Kittson County Enterprise
ALEX HUNT, pictured third from left, with the UND Aerobatics team. (Photo Courtesy of Evan Peers of IAC). By Anna Jauhola Alex Hunt can't imagine a life ...
Corsia: The UNâs plan to âoffsetâ growth in aviation emissions after 2020 Carbon Brief
Airlines around the world have recently begun to monitor their CO2 emissions as part of a UN climate deal. Last month marked the first step of the UN's âCorsiaâ ...
Virginia Zoo, Military Aviation Museum swap memberships in April 13newsnow.com WVEC
NORFOLK, Va. â In April, members at the Virginia Zoo and the Military Aviation Museum get to swap! During the whole month, Virginia Zoo members who visit ...
âShowdownâ at Airport Advisory Board meeting may be followed by a lawsuit Wichita Eagle
Midwest Corporate Aviation owner Barbara Autry says she doesn't want to file a lawsuit against the city or rival Clemens Aviation, but on Monday her lawyers put ...
Want a guaranteed aviation job interview? Wichita college will pay for your training - Wichita Eagle
Want a guaranteed aviation job interview? Wichita college will pay for your training Wichita Eagle
Kansas college WSU Tech is offering a scholarship program, Wichita Promise Move, that pays students to move to Wichita, KS, where they will get training for a ...
ANNOUNCEMENT: Cirium launched to be leader in data and analytics in aviation and wider travel industry - Flightglobal
ANNOUNCEMENT: Cirium launched to be leader in data and analytics in aviation and wider travel industry Flightglobal
The need for accurate insights to help shape the future of travel is underlined today with the launch of Cirium, designed to be the leader in data and analytics ...
This School Will Pay 50 People to Study Aviation in Kansas â and They Guarantee a Job Interview at the End - Travel+Leisure
This School Will Pay 50 People to Study Aviation in Kansas â and They Guarantee a Job Interview at the End Travel+Leisure
If you've ever dreamed of working in the aviation industry, now's your chance. All you need to do is move to Wichita, Kansas first.
I Sat on the New Bombardier Global 7500 Business Jet and I Liked It Robb Report
The flagship Bombardier Global 7500, which entered *service* in December, happened to be at Clay Lacy Aviation at the Los Angelesâarea Van Nuys Airport last ...
Atlas Air Boeing 767 Operating for Amazon Prime Air Crashes Aviation Tribune
Atlas Air Flight 3591, an Amazon Prime Air cargo flight, was on route to George Bush International Airport from Miami when it went down.
Jua Kali artisan who scored A seeks help to realise aviation dream â VIDEO Nairobi News
Just how many people would turn down the opportunity of studying Medicine to pursue another career, even if it comes at the heavy price of taking up a menial ...
Three graduate students named 2019 Aviation Week â20 Twentiesâ MIT News
MIT grad students Casey Evans, Stewart Isaacs, and Jessica Zhu were named Aviation Week â20 Twentiesâ for outstanding academic performance, civic ...
50 years ago, the first 747 took off and changed aviation The Seattle Times
In 50 years, the 747 has transported an astounding 5.9 billion people, 80 percent of the world's population. But its inception represented a huge gamble for the ...
Hot chocolate, theatre and aviation: Calgary Entertainment this weekend CBC.ca
It may (still) be chilly outside, but there are plenty of arts and entertainment activities going on this weekend to keep you warm. The Calgary Homestretch's Susan ...
Inflight - Gogo buoyed by business aviation as losses shrink HMG Aerospace
Gogo has released its fourth quarter 2018 earnings, with business aviation outperforming commercial aviation activities. While a decline in *service* revenue ...
Samuel Benoff, 91, Girard College grad, personnel director at N.J. aviation center Philly.com
Samuel Benoff, 91, formerly of Stratford, Camden County, the personnel director for a national aviation center in South Jersey, died Friday, Feb. 8, of kidney ...
Airbnb hires aviation veteran to focus on transportation opportunities CNN
New York (CNN) No, Airbnb doesn't plan to build an airline. But it just hired a major aviation veteran to help the company move beyond its core rental business.
Aviation is the red meat in the greenhouse gas sandwich The Irish Times
At any given time there are 10000 passenger aircraft in the sky carrying over a million people, 24 hours a day, every day.
Amelia Earhart: New footage may shed light on fate of aviation pioneer who disappeared 80 years ago - The Independent
Amelia Earhart: New footage may shed light on fate of aviation pioneer who disappeared 80 years ago The Independent
It is one of aviation's great mysteries: whatever happened to Amelia Earhart? Hard evidence regarding what became of the pioneering American pilot â who ...
General Dynamics (GD) Subsidiary, Jet Aviation, Acquires Full Ownership of the San Juan Fixed-Base Operator at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico - StreetInsider.com
General Dynamics (GD) Subsidiary, Jet Aviation, Acquires Full Ownership of the San Juan Fixed-Base Operator at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico StreetInsider.com
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Ryan Reynolds And Hugh Jackman Truce Ends With Hilarious Aviation Gin Ad Forbes
Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are at it again, and this time Aviation gin gets caught in the crossfire.
Aviation industry seeks return to form after shutdown Boston Herald
Aviation industry workers said getting the nation's airways back up to speed won't happen overnight. The deal President Trump announced Friday to reopen the ...
Aviation ground school starts in March Red Bluff Daily News
Local flight instructor Irwin Fust will be conducting an Aviation Ground School course for those interested in pursuing a Sport Pilot or Private Pilot license in the ...
One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport anna.aero
anna.aero meets Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport to disucss the UK airports plans for new routes and infrastructure.
Much Achievements Recorded In Aviation Sector â FG Leadership Newspaper
The federal government has disclosed that under the present administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, much achievements have been recorded ...
Jet Airways defaults on aircraft lease payments to MC Aviation Economic Times
NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: Jet Airways has defaulted on aircraft lease rental payments to MC Aviation Partners since October, but it will watch Jet's board meeting ...
OSU Flight Team hosts Girl Scout and Boy Scout Aviation Badge Day Daily O'Collegian
Students on the Oklahoma State University Flight Team taught Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts about planes during their second annual Aviation Badge Day on ...
Our view: Aviation program fits industry, student needs PostBulletin.com
There is much to like about the new aviation pilot program introduced last week by Rochester Community & Technical College.
Heritage Aviation converts to benefit corporation vtdigger.org
News Release â Heritage Aviation Jan. 30, 2019. Contact: Emily Bradbury Communications w: emilybradburypr.com p: 802.598.6725 e: emilybradbury@mac.
Vintage Ford âTin Gooseâ aircraft to visit Concord East Bay Times
CONCORD â Henry Ford's Model T âTin Lizzieâ is credited with putting âthe world on wheels,â but his âTin Gooseâ Tri-Motor airplane put the world in the sky, ...
Aviation service provider expanding at Yampa Valley airport The Denver Post
HAYDEN-- An aviation *service* provider plans to expand at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in northwestern Colorado.
CAAi-led Consortium to Support Aviation Oversight Development in Ukraine Associated Press
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2019 / CAA International (CAAi), the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), is to ...
GE Aviation's Growth Is Just Beginning International Business Times
General Electric's most profitable business segment could double its earnings over the next decade.
Germania adds to long list of aviation bankruptcies Financial Times
Berlin-based carrier collapses as it was unable to fund itself after fuel price rises.
Environment and climate impacts of aviation continue growing European Environment Agency
Improving technology, more efficient operations, better airports and market-based measures have not been enough to mitigate the aviation sector's growing ...
Menzies Macau Welcomes TAG Aviation AviationPros.com
A provider of air charter, aircraft management, Fixed-Based Operator (FBO)/Handling and maintenance services which originates from Switzerland, TAG Aviation ...
Excellence in air cargo awarded at ACA 2019 in Johannesburg | Aviation Logistics Update Africa
Feb 21, 2019: The STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo were given away at a glittering evening of celebration at the Barnyard Theatre ...
Aviation Lobby To Capital Hill: No More Shutdowns to FAA Funding Rotor & Wing International
By Dan Parsons | February 14, 2019. Send Feedback | @SharkParsons. Presidents of five major aviation groups appeared before Congress Wednesday to ...
USAF Ospreys To Receive Silent Knight Radar | Defense News Aviation International News
The Air Force's CV-22 Osprey is the latest type to receive Raytheon's Silent Knight radar, which adds several new features.
Menzies Aviation AviationPros.com
Menzies Aviation is a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo handling services. Menzies has grown rapidly since its conception in 1995. Operating at...
Photo Gallery: Photo Contest Gallery: Vintageâ2018 Photo Contest Aviation Week
These vintage aircraft harken back to the early days of aviation, when air mail was a novelty and barnstormers flew from town to town, thrilling crowds below.
VistaJet Advances Business Aviation Flight Safety With Integration of Advanced Flight Risk Assessment System - GlobeNewswire
VistaJet Advances Business Aviation Flight Safety With Integration of Advanced Flight Risk Assessment System GlobeNewswire
Safety and security always at the core of all operations, now with real time data-led analysis.
FAA investigating Southwest over baggage weight data CNN
Southwest Airlines is being investigated by the US Federal Aviation Administration for possible discrepancies in the weight of checked luggage being loaded on ...
New information on shutdown's impact on aviation, furloughed workers WXYZ
A congressional hearing took place Wednesday about the effects the recent government shutdown had on the aviation industry. The head of the National Air ...
The Unbearable Brightness Of Aviation LEDs - Videos Article AVweb
LED technology has become standard on new airplanes, yet it s anything but on the legacy general aviation fleet. The aftermarket is flush with LED landing and ...
Government-backed NIIF forays into aviation sector; bids for Jaipur, Lucknow airports - Moneycontrol.com
Government-backed NIIF forays into aviation sector; bids for Jaipur, Lucknow airports Moneycontrol.com
NIIF has bid for four out of six airports that the government put up for privatisation. These include Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mangaluru.
Aviation emissions set to grow sevenfold over 30 years, experts warn The Irish Times
EU aviation fuel tax mooted by France would penalise most heavily those who fly most.
Entering Business Aviation, Part III: Training Options
Time for some training! So, you are not sure what type of training you will need or how it compares to the commercial side of aviation. For starters, there are some very big differences.
Sex in a Cessna, Part II
Sex in a Cessna or any light plane can be exhilarating and since your flight instructor never trained you how to do this you will need to read all of this several part series of articles, we do not want you screwing things up so to speak. In part one, we explained the need for a practice area and separation between other aircraft, staying out of flight path of other aircraft and setting the aircraft up in level flight.
Downed Pilots Hibernating From the Enemy
When we watch Oliver North's "War Stories" or the "Wings Discovery Channel" we often see the problematic issues with downed pilots trying to evade the enemy. They have limited if any food supply and lots of people looking for them. There is a solution or there will be soon as hibernation techniques and technologies become better. Recently Mark Roth and his medical research associates found that by administering hydrogen sulfide gas to mice in a specific ratio they could put the little mammals into suspended animation or hibernation; slowing their bodies down by over 90%.
Boeing is Really Flying Now
The Boeing Company has completely blown past projections for aircraft sales this month. Before the Annual Paris Air Show the Boeing Company had already made three deals for commercial aircraft of worth over 5 Billion in sales. First they cleared a deal for new 777 Cargo Aircraft, then another for new 737-400s and then another again. Then during the Paris Air Show they had even more commitments for aircraft even tripling the already stunning beginning of the month.
Essential Oil Skin Care Tips for Frequent Fliers
Are you one of those people that has lots and lots of airline miles, so many that if you had a dollar for each one, you could stop working for a living? Do you know exactly where all the Auntie Anne's Pretzels are located at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport? Do you book your flights by typing in the 3-letter airport code instead of the city name into the "Destination" box on-line? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you fly too much ? and if you fly too much, chances are, it has taken a toll on your skin!
China is Starting to Build Military Fighter Trainers
China is entering the jet fighter trainer business and set to start building a completely new generation of trainers called the JL-19 Mountain Eagle. The jet is also know as the FTC-2000, which is interesting, as the FTC is the agency which is crippling our US Corporations competitiveness over seas now. The JL-19 or FTC 2000 aircraft is a tandem two-seat, single engine jet fighter aircraft developed by Guizhou Aviation Industry. This is the same manufacturer of the JJ-7 fighter trainer now being used in the Chinese Air Force.
Hypersonic or Ultrasonic Sound to Disrupt Laser Beam Attack on Commercial Airliners
In large buildings to prevent sound pollution often double paned glass is used with music or flowing air between the panes, this works very well and is sufficient to prevent the noise. Since many commercial airliners have double paned glass already if we are careful to watch the harmonics as to not cause structural problems to the aircraft (remember the Comet), then we propose hypersound or ultrasonic sound within the panes to prevent laser light from entering the cockpit and inhibiting or blinding the pilots.
Flying VS Driving
When fuel costs are so high, people favor flying to driving. If the distance to be traveled is over 500 miles it often makes sense to fly. If the distance is over 1000 miles then it definitely makes sense to fly to save fuel. In fact unless you really need a car once you get there and unless you will be staying for a long time or taking quite a bit of luggage, driving makes little sense. Some of us may be setting our sights on destinations which are not close to large airports, meaning we will need to jump onto a commuter airline to complete the trip, which does raise the cost. Still, it is hard to beat the trip on cost if you are paying $2.35 per gallon.
Inflatable Aircraft Wing Camber Modification
Every aircraft is a compromise. It is either built to fly fast or slow to land in tight distances and carry more weight. It is a jet or propeller driven craft. It costs a lot with high tech materials or it is simplistic and has less performance. Aircraft are built for many reasons, each one maybe more or less important for its intended purpose. Some aircraft are made to slightly change in flight to serve a niche or a couple of niches better than comparable type aircraft. As we learn more about our options of materials in aerospace we learn of was to incorporate multiple uses and still maintain safety at low airspeeds and efficiency at high speeds.
Lockheed Loitering Missile Expandable Wing Concept
Smart Missiles are expensive, but effective. Efficiency in the the new paradigm of the net-centric warfare will yield results to those who pay attention and do not waste assets.
Laser Beam Guidance for Oshkosh Air Show
The Federal Aviation Administration is devising a method of alerting pilots who enter a restricted airspace to leave immediately. To do this is will use a laser beam pointed at the aircraft in a certain color. This is something new, but the concept is probably something, which came from the VASI light system for glide paths on landing. VASI is Vertical Air Situation Indicator.
New Airbus A-380 Beats Out 747
The A-380 has beat out the Boeing 747 as a target by International Terrorists. The A-380 will become the largest passenger jet in the world holding the largest number of passengers. If and when an International Terrorist Cell gets one, it will become instantly the largest airline disaster in the history of the world, due to the shear number of passengers on board. Luckily bringing down such a large aircraft will not be easy, nor will it be able to be blown out of the sky with a handheld anti-aircraft missile unless it is lucky enough to hit a fuel tank. This of course is unlikely because most handheld missiles are heat seeking and therefore will generally go to where the heat is instead, thus taking out one of four engines.
Airlines, Price Wars, and Branding
Here are some thoughts on the study of the theory of price wars as they relate to the industries like the Airlines and others. Comments on an article in Harvard Business Review in March-April edition 2000. The article was called 'How to Win a PRICE WAR'. Written by Akshay R. Rao, Mark E. Bergen and Scott Davis.
Jet Lag ? 5 Pre-travel Steps to Reduce the Effects of Jet Lag
Ask any regular long-haul flyer about their experience of flying and you will soon discover that everyone has a different "magic" formula for overcoming or avoiding jet lag.
Aluminum Cleaner for Aircraft Detailing by Alcoa
There are many choices for aircraft detailing when it comes to aviation uses. One product we like after tying them all out was a product by Alcoa Corporation. The product is distributed by CLB Enterprises at Alcoa Corporation for aluminum polish in all aspects of detailing. We used this on some museum pieces and noticed the ease of use as we polished out an all aluminum T-33 the trainer version of the F-80 Korean War Vintage "Shooting Star." It took approximately 22 man-hours with Alcoa's Aluminum Polish to complete this project. We bid the job at 40-hours because generally that is what it would take with other brands.
Tactile Strip Sensors on Leading Edge of Material Memory Airfoils
Aircraft designers have always tried to figure out the best compromise for the aircraft they build, trying to get maximum performance at both high and low airspeeds. Now with material memory components they will be able to do this. The camber of the leading edge can change to a nice fat round area for slow speeds when Short Take Off and Landing STOL is needed and back to a thin leading edge for the lowest coefficients of drag and optimal cruising speed once airborne. But how will the aircraft know when to do this on its own. After all if the wing has material memory based on a heat, then it might be hotter at lower altitudes and then less ambient temperature (2 degrees per thousand feet) at higher altitudes. Yet when moving much faster the friction will heat up the wing also or you could be flying in an area with temperature inversion like Los Angeles basin where the smog is kept in the valley. (UCLA when the smog clears?)
Material Memory and NASA High Tech Plastics for Rotor Blades
Some new materials, types of plastics seem to be stronger than steel by quite a bit. Since they are made of polymer plastic blends it will be possible to add in some material memory manufacturing in the process. This would allow the rotor blades made out of this new plastic material to change shape. These materials are said to be ten times the strength of steel and three times lighter than aluminum. Such performance in materials has significant uses in aerospace
What Causes Jet Lag?
Jet lag is a common sleep disorder suffered by many millions of travelers every day, whether traveling on business or for pleasure. In one recent survey of international business travelers, seventy four percent of those questioned said that they suffered frequently from jet lag.
Inflatable Slots for STOL
Short Take Off and Landing Aircraft are extremely valuable in commercial, private, government and military aviation. It is important for safety and for performance. I propose inflatable slots to increase the short take off and landing performance of aircraft. I propose a kit, which can be installed on any aircraft, which can be run thru ram air and glued to the top of the wing and rapped around the leading edge.
5 Tips for Stress Free Long Haul Flights
The world is becoming smaller by the day. Flying long haul to distant locations for business or pleasure is becoming increasingly more popular. There are more aircraft, more airports to fly to and more people ready to spend half a day or longer in the air. It is quite simply easier and cheaper than it used to be fly long haul. Unfortunately, the experience of traveling to the other side of the world can very often be a stressful and exhausting affair, especially for the uninitiated or unprepared. This doesn't have to be the case. Just follow this guide to a stress free long haul flight and you can sit back and enjoy the whole experience!
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