747 Used to fight fires
SubmittedEarlier this week, the 747 SuperTanker dropped fire retardant on the deadly flames north of San Francisco. The craft can hold up to about 20,000 gallons of water or retardant. The large, modified Boeing plane operated by Global SuperTanker Services made six flights on Monday in an attempt to quell the raging inferno. As of Wednesday, the massive fires had burned 160,000 acres. (www.yahoo.com) More...
New "Experimental" aircraft - N6762U
SubmittedI am more than certain that there will be an airplane buff who is also a fan of "gas crisis" Corvettes. If so, this is the car/plane for you!!! (no it is not mine,I could not get so lucky) (www.craigslist.org) More...
A small plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from Hawaii's Lanai island
SubmittedThe crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday about a mile from Lanai Airport, Maui County spokesman Rod Antone said. The plane, a twin-engine Piper PA31, burned upon impact, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. (www.mail.com) More...
Glider Crashes at Jumbolair (Travolta's airport)
SubmittedA pilot is dead after a glider crashed in Marion County on Saturday, authorities confirmed. The incident happened at Jumbolair Airport on Anthony road around 4:30 p.m. Deputies said when they go to the scene, they found the ultralight glider crashed near the runway. The 56-year-old pilot, who was not identified, was dead at the scene. (www.wesh.com) More...
The Wheel Well Kid....Video...I guess he was really in there....
SubmittedHawaii transportation officials released video Tuesday of a California teen hopping from a jet's wheel well April 20 after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight. The video, which can be seen here http://bit.ly/1niSvlb , largely confirms previous accounts given by FBI and airport officials of Yahya Abdi's seemingly unbelievable story — that he ran away from home, hopped a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and climbed into the wheel well of the closest plane. (www.mail.com) More...
New way to get a 777 to the gate - passnagers may not like it so well...
SubmittedWhile we see the airlines continue to try to alter air travel to new profit levels...we have this. You have time to run to the gate? (www.youtube.com) More...
Okay, this has got to have a story.
SubmittedNot sure what the story is. Someone here has got to know.... (img.brainjet.com) More...
Under Pressure - drama at O'Hare
SubmittedEmergency crews in Chicago responded Tuesday to reports of multiple sick passengers at O'Hare International Airport on a United flight scheduled to depart for Denver. (www.foxnews.com) More...
NBC know ATC better than you cavemen
SubmittedSo Matt Lauer tours the tower at JFK and of course has got to try and create panic and havoc. This thing they call "paper" (on top of being destructive to trees) is so arcane. Of course, he does not take into consideration that it WORKS. It works when the power is out, it works when there is a new computer virus and it works in just about every imaginable contingency...bah...but...there HAS to be a better more modern way that puts us totally dependent on fail-able machines (airlines.org) More...
Okay, who had the chili? What one of you was it? Land the plane!!!!
SubmittedSpilled gas? Sure. Out of gas? Definately...but, passed gas? Not certain if that does or does not constitute an emergency.... (amp.charlotteobserver.com) More...
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