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  • Cement plants being asked to sacrifice for clean air (Hussein says nothing about shovel ready jobs)

    07/12/2009 9:19:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,425+ views
    My San Antonio ^ | 7/12/09 | Colin McDonald
    Cement plants being asked to sacrifice for clean airWeb Posted: 07/12/2009 12:00 CDT By Colin McDonald - Express-News Burning at a minimum of 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, the fire inside the kiln at Capitol Cement is hot enough to melt steel. Flashing orange and white as they soar through a rotating tunnel the size of two semi-trucks, the flames change the chemical structure of the crushed limestone inside and vaporize almost everything else. Fueled by a mix of coal, petroleum coke and sometimes tires, the operation never stops unless something goes wrong. “If that’s running, then we have a chance at...
  • Air has elevated cancer risk in 600 neighborhoods

    06/24/2009 6:21:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 664+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/09 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    WASHINGTON – Millions of people living in nearly 600 neighborhoods across the country are breathing concentrations of toxic air pollutants that put them at a much greater risk of contracting cancer, according to new data from the Environmental Protection Agency. The levels of 80 cancer-causing substances released by automobiles, factories and other sources in these areas exceed a 100 in 1 million cancer risk. That means that if 1 million people breathed air with similar concentrations over their lifetime, about 100 additional people would be expected to develop cancer because of their exposure to the pollution. The average cancer risk...
  • Manas Air Base Agreement Awaits Kyrgyz Parliament Vote

    06/24/2009 5:00:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 256+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 – The Kyrgyz parliament is expected to vote in the coming days on agreements reached between the United States and Kyrgyzstan governments to extend U.S. access to Manas Air Base, a logistics hub that supplies troops in Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell confirmed today. While emphasizing that the United States is “not counting our chickens before they are hatched,” Morrell expressed hope that the deal will go through. If ratified, the agreements would provide for a transit center at Manas International Airport, operated by the United States, to provide logistical support to coalition forces in...
  • Engineer decodes Air France Flight 447 emergency messages

    06/09/2009 10:37:51 AM PDT · by mycloudburst · 81 replies · 4,952+ views
    Seattle ^ | June 8, 2009 | Andrea James
    I just finished listening to a podcast where an avionics engineer goes over the final messages sent by the Air France Flight 447 plane before it crashed. The error messages sent by the plane show that multiple computer failures happened simultaneously, starting at 02:10 GMT, when a series of 14 warnings and failures emerged at once. Addison Schonland, president of Innovation Analysis Group, and Michael Ciasullo, IAG's managing director of consulting services, led the podcast discussion. The engineer, who went only by Darryl, and his interviewers were careful not speculate. Darryl is introduced as an engineer familiar with the the...
  • Stealth Dodge Challenger built by Air Force(Project "Supercar")

    06/08/2009 4:29:37 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 15 replies · 1,667+ views
    Geekologie ^ | 06/08/2009 | Geekologie
    Want to join the Air Force? Look at the picture above. How about now? Still no? Well damn, the Air Force is gonna be pissed -- this was supposed to be a powerful recruitment tool. The Challenger Vapor features radar-absorbing stealth-black paint, not unlike what is used to mask stealth bombers. The Vapor is set to run almost silently, thanks to "stealth exhaust" - whatever that means. Reminds us of when KITT used to go "Silent Mode" on Knight Rider. You need biometric verification to enter the cockpit via gull wing doors. The driver can view night/thermal vision projections on...
  • Cocaine's in the Air in Madrid, Barcelona

    05/14/2009 1:35:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 804+ views
    Times of India ^ | 15 May 2009
    Sniff the air in Barcelona or Madrid, scientists say, and you’ll inhale not only carbon dioxide but possibly cocaine too. Pollution plagues Spanish cities, but a new study reports the air in those two is also laced with drugs notably cocaine. The Superior Council of Scientific Investigations, a government institute, says on its website on Thursday that it also found traces of amphetamines, opiates, cannabinoids and lysergic acid, a relative of LSD, wafting through those cities. But they said there’s no reason for alarm. “Not even if we lived for a thousand years would we consume the equivalent of a...
  • Colgan Air Transcript Shows Lack of Crew Discipline

    05/12/2009 11:59:57 AM PDT · by ArmstedFragg · 32 replies · 2,048+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-12-2009 | Andy Pasztor
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The pilots of the Continental Connection turboprop that crashed in February near Buffalo N.Y., rushed through mandatory checklists in a matter of seconds, but spent almost the entire 59-minute flight from Newark, N.J., bantering about personal issues, job goals and the theoretical hazards of ice accumulation during winter flying, according to the cockpit recorder transcript released Tuesday by federal investigators.
  • Air Force yields in F-22 fighter dispute

    04/13/2009 5:19:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,194+ views
    Rueters ^ | 4/13/09 | Rueters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Monday endorsed the Pentagon in its plan to end production of Lockheed Martin Corp's top-of-the-line F-22 fighter jets after having pushed to buy more for years. "This is the time to make the transition from F-22 to F-35 production," Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and General Norton Schwartz, the service's top uniformed officer, wrote in an opinion piece in the Washington Post.
  • Clean-air agency makes burn-ban violators feel heat (Seattle)

    04/13/2009 1:26:44 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies · 1,559+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 4-13-09 | Susan Kelleher
    Donald Harmon's attempt to save a few bucks on his heating bill could cost him $850 — more than half his monthly Social Security — because he picked the wrong fuel. The 82-year-old retiree was hit with a hefty fine in January for burning wood to take away the chill in his kitchen and the living area in his North Seattle home. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency had declared a burn ban that day. While Harmon was feeding broken-up pallets into his woodstove, an agency inspector was outside taking notes and photos as the smoke rose from the chimney....
  • Report of C-17 crash false, Air Force says

    03/23/2009 11:41:13 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 8 replies · 762+ views ^ | today |
    Emergency crews have called off the search in Texas for a C-17 transport plane.
  • Orbiting NASA observatory to map, monitor CO2

    02/23/2009 3:28:35 PM PST · by yoe · 57 replies · 2,007+ views
    space daily ^ | February 23, 2009 | Staff
    NASA readied the launch early Tuesday of a satellite that will produce the first complete map of the Earth's human and natural sources of carbon dioxide, CO2, the gas most closely linked to climate change. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO, was scheduled to be launched at 0951 GMT (1:51 am) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on board the Taurus XL rocket built by Orbital Science Corp., NASA said in a statement posted Monday on its website. It would be the first time NASA has used a Taurus rocket. NASA said the observatory would map the geographic distribution...
  • Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle update: February 2009

    02/06/2009 4:04:22 AM PST · by DJ Elliott · 1 replies · 253+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 5 February 2009 | DJ Elliott
    The February 2009 updates to the Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle are now available at the ISF OOB homepage. The updates and key information from the release of the December 2008 9010 Quarterly Report to Congress were addressed separately and will not be addressed in this update. The significant changes to the Order of Battle that occurred in January are summarized below.
  • Global Warming Consensus Narrows – Still Misleading

    01/22/2009 7:24:13 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 28 replies · 1,783+ views ^ | January 22, 2009 | Roger F. Gay
    Earth and Environmental Scientist Peter Doran recently surveyed 3,146 scientists in an effort to clarify the “scientific consensus” on global warming. Professor Doran has previously complained that his study revealing cooling in the Antarctic had been misinterpreted, causing confusion in the global warming debate. Here we go again.
  • Air car may blow in next year (runs on compressed air!)

    01/12/2009 1:21:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,842+ views
    Rediff ^ | January 12, 2009 | Swaraj Baggonkar in Mumbai
    The Air Car, made by French company MDI, could be launched by Tata Motors in India by 2010-11. Replying to an email query, the French company said, "We will release in France the first cars for the Air France company before June 2009. The cars will be available for the public at the end of 2009." Mumbai-based Tata Motors, India's third biggest car manufacturer had signed a licensing agreement with MDI for manufacturing the car in India. The agreement between the two envisages development and refinement of the technology. The Air Car doesn't require traditional fuel options like petrol, diesel,...
  • BP names Russia troubleshooter as U.S. boss

    01/07/2009 3:24:23 PM PST · by shielagolden · 6 replies · 321+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 6, 2009 | Tom Bergin
    BP names Russia troubleshooter as U.S. boss British oil major BP Plc (BP.L) appointed the man who led negotiations with its oligarch partners in Russian joint venture TNK-BP (TNBPI.RTS) as head of its U.S. unit. BP said on Tuesday Lamar McKay, formerly leader of the company's Special Projects Team, had been appointed chairman and president of BP America. He succeeds Bob Malone, who was appointed to the expanded role in 2006 to repair BP's reputation in the United States which had been battered by an oil spill in Alaska and a refinery explosion in 2005 killing 15 workers. Malone is...
  • California to propose new rules limiting pollution from nearly all diesel trucks in the state.

    12/10/2008 8:40:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,921+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/10/08 | Paul Rogers
    The black soot that big rig trucks belch from their chugging diesel engines may soon become a thing of the past. In one of the more far-reaching smog regulations that California has ever proposed, state air regulators are considering a first-in-the-nation plan that would require nearly every privately owned, heavy diesel truck in the state to install a filter that would reduce emissions of soot from their rigs by 85 percent. The new regulation would affect 1 million truckers, half of them registered out of state who regularly drive on California freeways. If approved by the California Air Resources Board...
  • California Set to Adopt Sweeping Global Warming Plan

    12/11/2008 7:42:36 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 61 replies · 1,670+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/11/08
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's utilities, refineries and large factories must transform their operations to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new climate plan before state regulators. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board was expected to adopt what would be the nation's most sweeping global warming plan, outlining for the first time how individuals and businesses would meet a landmark 2006 law that made the state a leader on global climate change. It would hold California's worst polluters accountable for the heat-trapping emissions they produce _ transforming how people travel, utilities generate power and businesses use electricity. At...
  • Snow falling in New Orleans

    12/11/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 76 replies · 3,114+ views ^ | 12/11/08 |
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is falling in the New Orleans area.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow is falling Thursday morning from Baton Rouge east across much of southeastern Louisiana.</p> <p>The winter weather closed some schools and created hazardous driving conditions.</p>
  • Yes to cleaner air but at what cost?

    12/04/2008 10:02:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 798+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 12/4/08 | Tammi Swafford
    As the owner of a small dump truck business based in Dixon, I was trying to do my part to clean the air we all breathe by replacing my outdated truck with a cleaner model. Because the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is set to vote on a new regulation this December targeting diesel vehicles I wanted to be one step ahead. The proposed rule would impact the almost 1 million trucks and buses used to transport goods and people on California’s roads, highways and farms - including my dump trucks. Starting in 2010, this proposal would require every diesel...
  • Magnetic Air Car - so how well does it stick to the road, dude?

    10/20/2008 7:56:43 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 41 replies · 2,093+ views
    The Red Ferret ^ | 10/20/08 | "Nigel"
    This Magnetic Air Car appears to be an absolute miracle of engineering. We’re talking a vehicle that will travel at 100 mph plus for ‘an unlimited driving range’ without needing to refuel. Oh yes folks, you read that right. The technology seems to involve something called an air-bearing turbocharger which uses a $70 battery to run a magnetic motor to compress, use and re-compress air in the onboard storage tanks. The secret sauce as they call it is their new Air Cycle Machine, which apparently stirs up air through convection. Confused? Yep, same here. See if this magazine article helps. Oh and...
  • China Rolls Its Own Combat Flight Sims

    10/12/2008 7:11:19 PM PDT · by Flavius · 2 replies · 342+ views
    stragegy page ^ | 10/11/08 | strategy
    October 11, 2008: Six years ago, China began introducing flight simulators for its military pilots. It now has about a hundred of them, although most are crude by Western standards. That is, they are, for the most part, not full motion simulators (with electrical motors realistically moving the cockpit around and a dome over the replica cockpit, showing other aircraft and the terrain below.) China already has sixty of these, mainly for commercial aircraft. But these can also provide training for pilots of military transports. But simulator training for military pilots is seen as critical for the future success of...
  • There really is nothing quite like college football.

    10/09/2008 7:41:30 PM PDT · by paterfamilias · 10 replies · 442+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2008 | John Feinstein
    When the three military academies play one another there is nothing quite like it. Dick Vermeil once described Army-Navy this way: "It is the only game where you will see 22 players knock each other down on the opening kickoff." But there's no bitterness, no anger. Occasionally there's trash-talking because kids are still kids, but not much. For years, the players at Army and Navy thought the players at Air Force were cocky. In truth, they were simply better, which is why they dominated the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for 20 years, holding onto it for 17 years during that period. Now...
  • NAVY beats Air Force 33-27! (Vanity)

    10/04/2008 4:31:45 PM PDT · by paterfamilias · 18 replies · 554+ views
    4 October 2008 | Me
    USNA has beaten USAFA for the 6th consecutive year, 33-27!!!! GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!
  • Afghan National Army Air Corps Increases Capability

    09/15/2008 8:53:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 127+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2008 – The Afghan National Army Air Corps has made big strides, with 27 operational aircraft – three times the number it had a year ago –flying 350 percent more missions in direct support of Afghan security forces, a senior military official reported today. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jay Lindell, commander of the Combined Air Corps Transition Force in Afghanistan, told Pentagon reporters via teleconference from the Afghan capital of Kabul that the Afghan air corps is developing capabilities needed to assume missions currently carried out by coalition forces. The air corps is taking on more of...
  • Face of Defense: Air Traffic Controller Fulfills Long-Term Plans

    09/05/2008 6:13:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Sept. 5, 2008 – For one Iron Eagle soldier here, there was never a question of if she would serve. The only question was when. Army Spc. Radha Bhramdat watches as two Black Hawk helicopters land at the Camp Taji Airfield, north of Baghdad, Aug. 28, 2008. Bhramdat is an air traffic controller with the 4th Infantry Division’s Company F, 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Since I was 15, my mom started giving me the idea of serving...
  • Travis Air Expo 2008

    08/30/2008 8:48:57 AM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 4 replies · 313+ views
    Travis Air Expo 2008 The Travis Air Expo is free and open to the public. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. both days.The Travis Air Expo will be broadcast live on AM 890 within two miles of the base.Due to heightened security measures, some items are prohibited at this year's Expo. For a list of these items and other security concerns, click here.Some Things You Will See at Travis Air Expo 2008 USAF ThunderbirdsThe U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance...
  • Concept: VGT Developing “Plug-in” Gasoline/Compressed Air Hybrid Based on the RoundEngin

    08/11/2008 11:03:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies · 603+ views ^ | 08/08/08 | Staff
    Basic design of a two-piston RoundEngine. The external combustion chamber. Canada’s VGT Technologies, the developer of the RoundEngine, has started development of a “plug-in” compressed air hybrid vehicle using the RoundEngine technology. In this application, “plug-in” refers to connecting to an external air compressor to top off the storage tanks. The RoundEngine is a novel variable geometry toroidal (VGT) engine. The gasoline/air hybrid vehicle is similar to a gasoline/electric hybrid vehicle but uses compressed air instead of electricity for an auxiliary drive. In the first phase of development VGT will focus on the air drive using the RoundEngine technology...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Fights Battles From Above

    05/20/2008 4:29:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 76+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Spc. Aaron Rosencrans, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 20, 2008 – U.S. military forces dominate the battlefield with superior weaponry and disciplined talent, not only on the land and in the water, but in the air as well. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Dennis Seymour, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., who serves as the brigade master gunner for all aircraft and the standardization pilot for AH-64 Apache helicopters with Task Force 12, Multinational Division Baghdad, checks the fluid levels and every major component of his AH-64 Apache helicopter before a mission in Baghdad May 14, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Aaron Rosencrans,...
  • Amazon Doomed By Too Much Clean Air

    05/07/2008 3:58:34 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 103+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-7-2008 | Roger Highfield
    Amazon doomed by too much clean air Last Updated: 12:01am BST 07/05/2008 The lungs of the planet - the Amazon - could be wiped out within half a century as a result of too much clean air, writes Roger Highfield. The vast rainforest, so crucial to the Earth's climate, is coming under threat from attempts to curb the pollution that causes acid rain, warn UK and Brazilian climate scientists. The Amazon rainforest is threatened by drought Their new study in Nature reports a link between reducing sulphur dioxide emissions from burning coal and increasing sea surface temperatures in the tropical...
  • Afghan air corps soars again

    05/05/2008 5:30:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 175+ views
    5/5/2008 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Graduates completed the first orientation course for the Afghan National army air corps April 30 at the Kabul Air Corps Training Center here. The four-week inaugural course laid the foundation for the air corps soldiers as they began their careers in the ANAAC. "This is an exciting new age," said Brig. Gen. Jay H. Lindell, the Combined Air Power Transition Force commander. "I congratulate you as you build, and rebuild, the Afghan air corps." During the course, KACTC instructors taught 20 students airfield safety, computer instruction, the history of the air corps, logistics and...

    04/03/2008 11:56:24 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 111 replies · 271+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 4-3-2008 | Breitbart
    Warning: Strong Language. "What a whore Geraldine Ferraro is! She's such a **** whore! ... Hillary is a big **** whore, too," said Air America host Randi Rhodes during a live appearance.
  • Afghan Air Corps Development Kicks Into High Gear

    03/27/2008 4:49:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 27, 2008 – With progress made in developing Afghanistan’s army and police forces, the coalition focus there has expanded to include building an Afghan air corps, the U.S. general leading the effort told military analysts today. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jay H. Lindell, commander of the Combined Air Power Transition Force, described “an aggressive campaign” under way to develop a fully self-sustaining and operationally capable Afghan National Army Air Corps. That effort has made solid momentum within the last year, since U.S. Central Command issued an approved development plan in September, Lindell said during a conference call from...
  • IOC: Beijing air provides some risks

    03/17/2008 1:56:38 PM PDT · by steel_resolve · 6 replies · 294+ views
    CNNSI via AP ^ | 3/17/2008 | unknown
    BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing's air quality is better than expected, though a study shows athletes in outdoor endurance events will face some risks from pollution and the weather may be less than ideal at this summer's Olympics. ...snip... an analysis by four independent experts of data supplied by Beijing organizers found heat and humidity might be a greater threat to athletes than the city's noxious air. ...snip... "It means we may not see much of world records under unfavorable conditions, but that's not the main purpose of the Olympic Games -- to set records."
  • Gulf Stream's Secret Is A Load Of Hot Air

    03/13/2008 6:28:43 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 909+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-12-2008 | Catherine Brahic
    Gulf Stream's secret is a load of hot air 18:21 12 March 2008 news service Catherine Brahic A wall of warm air rises up from the Gulf Stream, shown here as it moves along the North American coastline (Image: F Araki and S Kawahara, ESC JAMSTEC) It could be the end of preparing for a balmy European summer only to be met with rain and freezing temperatures. After years of mystery surrounding the Gulf Stream, researchers have finally worked out how it affects European weather. The key, they say, is a corridor of warm air that rises up from...
  • Washington seeks power to ban air travellers - even if they are only flying OVER the U.S.

    03/10/2008 3:08:04 PM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 473+ views
    This is London ^ | 09 Mar 2008 | This is London
    The US government is demanding the right to ban British air passengers from flying over America en route to other countries – even when the flights will not land in the United States. Under anti-terrorism measures due to come into force within two years, the US authorities insist they need to do background checks on all UK air passengers travelling to Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Direct flights to popular holiday destinations such as the Bahamas, Barbados, Toronto and Mexico City would all be covered by stringent US security checks examining people's passport details, travel plans and even...
  • Small-plane crash kills 6 in North Carolina

    02/01/2008 4:08:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies · 190+ views ^ | February 1, 2008 Small-plane crash kills 6 in North Carolina * Plane crashed into a neighborhood yard, no one on ground hurt * Aircraft was attempting to land in "overcast conditions," authorities said * Controllers cleared plane to land; official saw it was too high, then heard crash * Passengers were heading to Virginia for hunting excursion MOUNT AIRY, North Carolina (CNN) -- Six people were killed Friday when a small plane crashed into the front yard of a home while attempting to land in fog and low visibility in Mount Airy, North Carolina, authorities said. The crash occurred about 11:30 a.m.,...
  • Man, who killed air traffic controller, becomes deputy construction and architecture minister

    01/18/2008 4:20:29 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies · 1,172+ views
    PRAVDA ^ | January 18, 2008 | Anastasia Tomazhenkova: Vitaly Kaloyev,
    Man, who killed air traffic controller, becomes deputy construction and architecture minister 18.01.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru URL: By Anastasia Tomazhenkova: Vitaly Kaloyev, a Russian man who killed a Swiss air traffic controller he blamed for a plane crash that killed his wife and children was appointed to a high-level government post in his home province in southern Russia. Vitaly Kaloyev, an architect, was named deputy construction and architecture minister of North Ossetia, one of Russia's 85 administrative regions. Kaloyev was charged with killing a flight control officer of the Swiss company Skyguide. The court ruled that Kaloyev had committed a premeditated...
  • Hopes Flew With Lame Jet

    11/20/2007 3:44:35 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 38 replies · 78+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 11-20-07 | Bryan Dean
    Tue November 20, 2007Hopes Flew With Lame Jet By Bryan Dean Staff Writer A four-star general pinned medals Monday on 12 airmen and nine civilians from Tinker Air Force Base for their role in salvaging a B-1B bomber after an engine fire left the jet crippled on an airstrip in Afghanistan. The plane landed at an airfield in Afghanistan in mid-August after a fire warning went off during a mission. The jet's No. 4 engine was in flames, and firefighters had to extinguish the blaze after the plane landed. The Air Force had a tough choice. The fire caused significant...
  • The Far-Reaching Health Effects of 9/11 Air Pollution

    09/12/2007 5:39:31 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 5 replies · 312+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | Sept 07 | unk
    First the people in the towers died. Then the rescue workers. Now first responders are succumbing to a 9/11 illness. The next victims: tens of thousands of ordinary citizens who worked and lived in Lower Manhattan—all of whom were told that the air was safe. While the people who died in the towers and the first responders have gotten much attention from the nation and the press—witness the lead feature from 60 Minutes last night on first responders—the ordinary citizens have gone relatively unnoticed. So Discover has released a package that focuses directly on this final group of 9/11 victims....
  • Air-traffic controller shares 'Secrets' from his time at O'Hare

    08/20/2007 7:04:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies · 904+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 20, 2007 | Jon Hilkevitch
    Author reflects on days in tower Air-traffic controller shares 'Secrets' from his time at O'Hare Jon Hilkevitch August 20, 2007 At the end of a flight, usually the first thing you do is unbuckle the seat belt. But while reading a new book written by a veteran air-traffic controller at O'Hare International Airport, the more prudent advice would be to stay seated and keep the seat belt buckle secured snugly across your lap. Then wait for the oxygen mask to drop out of the ceiling. Bob Richards, a lifelong Chicago-area resident who grew up in Berwyn, retired in February after...
  • Ospreys come to MCAS Miramar(HELLO, San Diego)

    08/18/2007 7:41:39 AM PDT · by radar101 · 8 replies · 685+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 17 AUG 2007 | Debbi Farr Baker
    A squadron of MV-22 Ospreys will be operating out of Miramar Marine Corps Air Station starting today. The Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron will be training at the base until Sept. 8. People in the area can expect to see the aircraft flying around the area. The Osprey is the military's first tilt-rotor production aircraft. It can go from flying horizontally at 200 mph to landing vertically like a helicopter in 45 seconds, carrying up to 24 people at a time.
  • Clinton's Golden Voice

    08/06/2007 1:49:33 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 15 replies · 673+ views ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | Adrian Holovaty, Alyson Hurt, Derek Willis
    Clinton's Golden Voice Bill Clinton earned $31 million in speaking fees between 2001 and 2005, as disclosed in his wife's Senate ethics reports. This page lists information about each speech and the amount the former president earned. Related: See the map of speeches and read the Post story
  • Dexter air taxi to start flying in Russia

    07/27/2007 2:23:15 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 1 replies · 254+ views
    Russia-IC ^ | 27.07.07 | Natalya L.
    Dexter air taxi starts flying to southern cities of Russia at the beginning of 2008. Particularly for this purpose Air Management Group (organizer of the air taxi project) buys several Swiss planes Pilatus PC-12.
  • Night Air Assault Mission Nets Insurgents

    06/26/2007 5:25:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 470+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Johnnie French
      Night Air Assault Mission Nets Insurgents   Preparation results in successful mission to capture insurgents and weapons. By Sgt. Johnnie French, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, June 26, 2007 — U.S. Paratroopers targeted an insurgent stronghold nicknamed “Hawaii” outside of Mahmudiyah June 23. The paratroopers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division conducted Operation Peregrine II and captured five members of an insurgent cell in north Babil. “It was difficult. This was our first air assault, and at the last...
  • Air, ground elements continue search for missing Soldiers

    05/25/2007 4:48:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 325+ views
    BAGHDAD — Soldiers continue searching around the clock for their missing comrades throughout southern Baghdad Thursday. Although the 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Commandos,” 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) troops are sometimes trucking supplies out to their brothers and sisters in arms, they mainly rely on the 1st “Warriors” Air Cavalry Brigade’s aerial assets to get the job done, said Staff Sgt. Darren Larson, a brigade supply noncommissioned officer for 2-10th Mountain. “I know everybody down range really appreciates everything (1st ACB) is doing. We couldn’t have done it without (them),” he said. “(They’re) probably, by far, one of the biggest...
  • Taliban Leader Killed in Air Strike; Two Militants Detained

    04/23/2007 4:43:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 583+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2007 – Coalition aircraft killed a key northeastern Taliban leader during an air strike April 20 in the Alishang district of Laghman province, Afghanistan, military officials reported. Fateh Gul Haqparast, an important militant organizer and leader with extensive ties to the Hekmatyar Gulbuddin network and Taliban extremists, died during the U.S. Air Force strikes, officials said. Coalition sources described Haqparast as a significant regional Taliban leader involved in assassinations, improvised-explosive-device attacks and assaults on Afghan and coalition facilities in Laghman and Kapisa provinces. The militant leader orchestrated attacks against the Mehtar Lam Provincial Reconstruction Team and...
  • The Air Car - zero pollution and very low running costs

    03/19/2007 4:47:16 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 156 replies · 2,634+ views
    Gizmag ^ | 3-19-07 | Gizmag
    March 19, 2007 Many respected engineers have been trying for years to bring a compressed air car to market, believing strongly that compressed air can power a viable "zero pollution" car. Now the first commercial compressed air car is on the verge of production and beginning to attract a lot of attention, and with a recently signed partnership with Tata, India’s largest automotive manufacturer, the prospects of very cost-effective mass production are now a distinct possibility. The MiniC.A.T is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis that is glued not welded and a body of fibreglass. The heart...
  • Airbus woes cripple EADS profit (down 86%)

    03/09/2007 3:58:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 551+ views
    CNN Money ^ | March 9, 2007
    Losses at planemaker Airbus slashed 2006 operating profit at Europe's top aerospace company EADS by 86 percent to €399 million ($526 million), hit by delays to its A380 superjumbo, EADS said Friday. The Franco-German group's results included a €572 million loss at Airbus - U.S. planemaker Boeing's arch rival - due to a weak dollar and production problems for its troubled double-decker A380, the world's largest jet liner. The 2006 company-wide profit drop came despite a 15 percent increase in revenue to €39.43 billion, which included a 30 percent boost in defense revenue to €10.04 billion, topping the €10 billion...
  • Air Defense ‘Family’ Returns

    03/01/2007 5:03:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Jaime Mial
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, March 1, 2007 — As they near the end of their second deployment together, Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Pyles, Air Defense Air Management platoon sergeant; Army Staff Sgt. Edson Caupp, ADAM assistant operations noncommissioned officer; and Army Sgt. Eugene Sefranek, ADAM cell assistant noncommissioned officer; all of whom serve with Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, have become “like a family.” "The Afghan people need help and it feels really good to help them. And knowing each other so well, it is easier for us to work together and get it done." Army...
  • US 'License To Snoop' On British Travellers

    12/31/2006 5:49:37 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 674+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-1-2007 | David Millward
    US 'licence to snoop' on British air travellers By David Millward, Transport Correspondent Last Updated: 1:35am GMT 01/01/2007 Air passengers face having credit card transactions and email messages inspected by the American authorities Britons flying to America could have their credit card and email accounts inspected by the United States authorities following a deal struck by Brussels and Washington. By using a credit card to book a flight, passengers face having other transactions on the card inspected by the American authorities. Providing an email address to an airline could also lead to scrutiny of other messages sent or received on...