Now into the 2nd decade of the 21st century, the FAA is finally going to look into the idea of letting passenger use their electronic devices a bit more. The story specifically mentions the iPad and how the FAA official dismisses the idea that you’ll be using them any time soon. Considering how an increasing [...]
Bill Whittle with yet another spot-on analysis. We need to take the controls back. November is close. Get in there and make it happen.
Back in 2009 the UK released Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a man convicted of carrying out the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. They did so, they said, because al-Megrahi had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and only had 3 months to live. At the time, there were people none too happy [...]
Absolutely amazing: Like a treasure chest stuffed with priceless booty, as many as 20 World War II-era Spitfire planes are perfectly preserved, buried in crates beneath Burma — and after 67 years underground, they’re set to be uncovered. The planes were shipped in standard fashion in 1945 from their manufacturer in England to the Far [...]
“Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,” said Benjamin Franklin in an oft-quoted comment. But the matter of access versus security is tightrope men have walked throughout history. Once upon a time going to the airport to catch a flight involved as much security [...]
I wrote about the Sikorsky X2 back in September and thought I’d pass along this link to a series of pictures of the X2. There’s some updates in there about their push to get a contract to bring it into production and the pictures are just pretty cool.
Delta Connection flight 4951 made an emergency landing at New York’s JFK on Saturday night, skidding to a stop as a landing gear malfunction caused 1 wing to drag the ground on landing: The first sign of trouble for passengers aboard Delta Flight 4951, being operated by Atlantic Southeast, from Atlanta to White Plains came [...]
Earlier this year I was in downtown DC for a variety of customer meetings and I happened to pass near the Washington Convention Center. There was a military trade show going on and helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky had set up a static display tent on the lawn of the block right in front of the Center, [...]
A little over a year ago the CEO of RyanAir made a bit of a splash when he suggested that he’d like to create a “standing-room only” section of his planes in an effort to maximize his load factor. Now, it seems, there’s an Italian design company that’s proposing something to get that closer to [...]
I first heard about the incident with the JetBlue flight attendant up in JFK on Monday when it happened. For those of you who missed it, flight attendant Steven Slater, fed up from his interaction with an irate passenger, announced his dissatisfaction over the cabin intercom, grabbed a beer from the galley, and then blew [...]