Southwest Finds Shipment of Heads on a Plane
SubmittedSouthwest Airlines employee finds human heads on their way to Fort Worth (www.nbcdfw.com) More...
FAA bill full of politics as usual
SubmittedTucked inside a current draft of a bill to fund Federal Aviation Administration programs are legislative line items that would direct money to state-specific projects and programs, including $12 million to subsidize flights to 44 rural communities in Alaska, a land transfer for a new airport in Nevada and new airspace testing sites likely in Oregon. (www.politico.com) More...
Duluth gets assurance that Cirrus will stay
Submitted"When news of Cirrus Aircraft’s sale to a Chinese company broke last winter, its officials said not to worry: The Duluth-based airplane maker’s plant and its jobs would stay in Duluth." While it’s not a binding legal document, the memorandum is a commitment, noted Rob West, CEO of the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion. “It’s important because it offers assurances that the jobs that are here with Cirrus and its facility here will continue here in the future.” (www.duluthnewstribune.com) More...
FIGHTER JET CRASHES IN LETHBRIDGE, PILOT EJECTS SAFELY
SubmittedA CF-18 fighter jet crashed on Friday in Lethbridge as it prepared for an airshow in Alberta, but the pilot managed to eject before the plane slammed into the ground. (www.kxlh.com) More...
Toxic Raptors Still Grounded, Pilots Losing Currency
SubmittedThe blood tests turned up chemicals from oil fumes, burned antifreeze and propane, according to the Air Force Times. "There is a lot of nasty stuff getting pumped into the pilots' bloodstream through what they're breathing from that OBOGS [On-Board Oxygen Generation System]. That's fact," one former F-22 pilot said. (www.avweb.com) More...
Roush Blames Crash On Landing 'Conflict'
SubmittedNASCAR racing legend Jack Roush appears to blame air traffic controllers working EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh for the events that led to the crash landing of his Beech Premier jet on July 27. "The reality of it -- on a trip arrival into Oshkosh, Wisc., I was put in conflict with the flight plan of another airplane close to the ground, and I was unable to address the conflict and keep the airplane flying. I ground-looped the airplane..." (www.avweb.com) More...
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