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  • US man admits to ripping off woman's hijab on flight

    05/15/2016 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    The Khaleej Times ^ | May 15, 2016 | Agencies
    A 37-year-old man has admitted in court that he ripped off a woman's hijab on board a flight in the US after screaming "Take it off! This is America!". Gill Parker Payne of Gastonia, from North Carolina, pleaded guilty in a New Mexico federal court to a misdemeanour hate crime charge of using force to intentionally obstruct the woman's free exercise of her religious beliefs. Seated a few rows in front of him was a woman he had never met before. She was wearing a hijab, which Payne recognised as a Muslim practice. He stood up, walked down the aisle...
  • Catching a Flight? Budget Hours, Not Minutes, for Security

    05/02/2016 10:01:38 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/2/2016 | Jad Mouawad
    Headline only. Article won't let me excerpt.
  • Dogs taught how to fly a plane — seriously

    04/08/2016 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 46 replies
    News.com.Australia ^ | April 8, 2016 | Matt Young
    IT MIGHT sound barking mad, but it turns out dogs can fly. A New Zealand dog trainer who taught RSPCA dogs to drive has done the unthinkable and managed to train dogs how to pilot a plane in a bid to prove just how capable rescue dogs can be. Last year, animal trainer and zoologist Mark Vette spent four months in the United Kingdom working with rescue dogs for the series, Dogs Might Fly, which is only just airing in Britain. In a world first, Mr Vette was able to successfully train three rescue dogs, Reggie, Shadow and Alfie, to...
  • Terminal Confusion? DHS push could make some IDs invalid for flying

    12/30/2015 12:20:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-28-15 | Adam Shaw
    Millions of air travelers across the U.S. are potentially at risk of finding themselves grounded in the new year thanks to a post-9/11 law that took a decade to finally come into effect. The REAL ID Act, originally passed in 2005, was meant to tighten standards for government-issued IDs like driver's licenses -- to boot, it banned federal agencies from accepting any IDs that don't meet the bar. That means the TSA technically shouldn't accept driver's licenses from certain states, once the law is in full effect. While Washington let the rules slide for years, the Department of Homeland Security...
  • Meet the Bomb-Proof 'Fly-Bag' That Could Suppress an Explosion on an Airplane

    12/17/2015 12:07:47 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Entrepreneur ^ | December 14, 2015
    A controlled explosion in the luggage hold of an aircraft was successfully contained by a bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists. The technology shows how a plane's luggage hold may be able to contain the force of an explosion if a device hidden in an item of luggage detonates. The Fly-Bag is made from multiple layers of fabrics and composites that have high strength and impact, and heat resistance. The fabrics include Aramid, a heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber used in the aerospace industry, as well as in ballistic body armor.
  • Air Traffic Controllers Demand Investigation of FAA [blacks criticize affirmative action]

    07/06/2015 4:25:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Fox Businesses ^ | May 29, 2015 | Adam Shapiro
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA, has called for an investigation of the FAA’s hiring practices following the FOX Business investigation “Trouble in the Skies” first telecast on May 20th. A just released statement from the union which represents the nation’s air traffic controllers says, “NATCA believes these allegations must be thoroughly investigated. The FAA should carefully examine its hiring practices to ensure the highest quality candidates are selected for the training process. The flying public deserves nothing less.” FOX Business uncovered cheating on a key exam to become an air traffic controller as well as serious questions about...
  • Shortage of air traffic controllers is growing

    12/15/2015 1:45:51 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    KDVR ^ | December 10, 2015
    Air traffic controllers are well paid, averaging $136,000 per year. However you have to be under 31-year-old to start, training takes years. ... A major part of the problem is the FAA changed the way it hires controllers about two years ago. They have recently been hiring more of them off the street, instead of candidates with military or college aviation training. Now many of them don't make it through training.
  • Wartime female pilot's glider flight - aged 100

    11/26/2015 10:02:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Stroudlife.co.uk ^ | November 22, 2015 | Ben_Falconer
    Wartime female pilot's glider flight - aged 100 By Ben_Falconer | Posted: November 22, 2015 Jill Farquarson was an ATA flyer VIEW GALLERY Comments (0) Glider pilots have honoured a 100-year-old wartime hero by taking her back up in to the skies. When former Air Transport Auxiliary flyer Jill Farquarson visited Cotswold Gliding Club's Aston Down airfield near Stroud in August, members discovered her heroic past and took her for a flight. She was one of just 168 women who ferried all kinds of planes all over the country, often with precious little prior knowledge, during the Second World War....
  • Official: ASU air traffic control students struggling to land jobs amidst shortage

    10/20/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    KTAR ^ | October 20, 2015 | Mike Sackley
    As the nation deals with an air traffic controller shortage, some qualified candidates are not getting hired to fill those positions. Officials said Arizona State University’s air traffic management program has seen its enrollment numbers drop 50 percent. That is due to new hiring procedures put in place last year by the Federal Aviation Administration. Until recently, students who attended an FAA-approved college training initiative program like the one at ASU were shown preference in the controller hiring process. Now, those students are in the same applicant pool as anyone from the general public who applies for a controller job....
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • Web Catch: Yep, there’s a cat on the wing of that airplane

    06/22/2015 12:36:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | By Katherine Bloom
    Pilot Romain Jantot has one more item to add to his pre-flight checklist: always check for cats. The Daily Record reports Jantot was teaching a flying lesson in Kourou, French Guinea, when an unexpected stowaway made an appearance. After a smooth ascent, a cat creeps from its place on the wing toward the cockpit. The feline flyer seemed unfazed by its journey among the clouds, although the pilot chose to cut the trip short. Jantot uploaded the above video to YouTube on Sunday, where it has since been viewed nearly 400,000 times. He notes the carry-on cat is doing well,...
  • Affirmative Action Applied to Air Traffic Controllers

    06/11/2015 3:10:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 60 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dave Blount
    How far will our ideologically demented ruling class push Affirmative Action before people start pushing back? Already it has played a role in destroying our schools, with a liberal judge actually abolishing aptitude tests on the grounds that blacks don’t score as well. But apparently people don’t think it matters whether teachers have any qualifications other than skin color. If being black can get you into the White House, why not a classroom? Maybe airliners crashing into each other will wake people up:
  • Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger

    06/05/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | Jun 04, 2015 | Stephen Pope
    Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger By Stephen Pope / Published: Jun 04, 2015 Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that the life story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is coming to the big screen in a yet-to-be named motion picture that will be directed by none other than Clint Eastwood. The film will be adapted from Sully's book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," co-written with Jeffery Zaslow.
  • Ten-engine electric plane prototype takes off [NASA]

    05/04/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05/04/2015 | by Kathy Barnstorff & Provided by NASA
    Credit: NASA Langley/David C. Bowman A team at NASA's Langley Research Center is developing a concept of a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The prototype, called Greased Lightning or GL-10, is currently in the design and testing phase. The initial thought was to develop a 20-foot wingspan (6.1 meters) aircraft powered by hybrid diesel/electric engines, but the team started with smaller versions for testing, built by rapid prototyping. Imagine a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly...
  • United Airlines Kicks Computer Expert Off Flight For Tweets

    04/19/2015 8:59:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Eric Markowitz 
    Chris Roberts, a prominent computer security expert, was aboard a United Airlines flight last week when he tweeted about a potential security flaw he found on the plane’s on-board Wi-Fi. Big mistake. Airline personnel saw the tweet and alerted authorities at Syracuse Hancock International Airport where the flight was scheduled to land. Roberts exited the plane and was quickly detained by the FBI. Roberts, the founder and chief technical officer of the Denver security firm One World Labs, said the agents questioned him, confiscated several of his electronic devices, and then let him go. “Lesson from this evening, don't mention...
  • Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note and hid secret illness

    03/27/2015 5:48:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 March 2015
    MailOnline US Friday, Mar 27th 2015 BREAKING NEWS: Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note on the day he crashed jet and hid secret illness from the company, prosecutor reveals Pilot Andreas Lubitz might have been suffering a 'personal crisis' after failed relationship, it was claimed last night He had suffered from depression and 'burnout' and was once deemed 'unfliable' but was later passed as fit to fly Head of Lufthansa admitted the 28-year-old had slipped through the 'safety net' - with devastating consequences Friends said he was teased and called 'Tomato Andy' because he worked as a...
  • TSA pilot screening? (vanity)

    03/27/2015 4:34:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    March 27, 2015 | me
    Do pilots go through TSA screening just like everyone else, standing in line just like everybody else? Or do they have their own TSA line? Or are they exempt from the whole process?
  • IL DRIVERS LICENSE NOT ENOUGH TO FLY IN 2016?

    02/12/2015 6:53:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 2/11/2015
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois residents might not be able to use their driver's licenses at airports starting in 2016. The Daily Herald reports the licenses don't meet requirements set by the 2005 Real ID Act that were meant to increase security. Illinois doesn't require a birth certificate to get a driver's license, which Illinois Secretary of State spokesman Henry Haupt said is one of the law's mandates. Haupt said state legislators would have to approve funding for changes to driver's license requirements. He said he's not sure how much it would cost, but the Secretary of State's office previously estimated...
  • ‘Get to the back of the plane!’ [Woman with screaming kids claims Muslim discrimination]

    02/05/2015 5:20:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 2/5/15
    DARLENE Hider had a flight experience on Monday that she’ll never forget — for all the wrong reasons.... The next thing she knew, a woman sitting in front asked her to “control her kids”. ...“I felt as if she was attacking me because she said it in such a mean way,” Hider said. “I felt as if I wanted to defend myself but I couldn’t because of the Islamophobia going on. It’s enough that I wear a scarf. We have to prove ourselves every day to people and it gets tiring. I’m not a terrorist. I’m American. I was born...
  • Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit [5 days ago]

    02/03/2015 2:17:58 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    ABC News - GMA ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michasel Kreisel and Paul H.B. Shin
    A Delta Air Lines flight heading from Minneapolis to Las Vegas was forced to make an emergency landing today after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit, airport officials said. The call about Flight 1651 came in around 12:10 p.m. and the plane landed safely at McCarran International Airport around 12:25 p.m., officials told ABC affiliate KTNV. The cockpit door malfunctioned, locking the pilot out of the cockpit, airport officials told KTNV, noting that the first officer made the landing.
  • Cirrus SR22 Pilot Releases Selfie Video from Ditching

    01/31/2015 10:58:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    flyingmag.com ^ | 1-29-15 | Pia Bergqvist
    The Cirrus SR22 pilot who pulled the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and was saved by a cruise ship about 250 miles east of Maui this week has released a selfie video of the incident. Leu Morton's facial expression is incredibly calm despite the stressful situation and, through an open door, Morton's video shows the parachute above the airplane moments before it hits the water. In a "Good Morning America" report, Morton describes how he used his satellite phone to report his emergency, which he described as a malfunction in the fuel system. Whether it was the airplane's fuel system...
  • Enough with the fake service dogs and 'emotional support' pigs

    01/17/2015 5:57:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 jan 2015
    Frequent fliers offer up a silent prayer each time they board a plane: Please, God, don't let me be seated next to a gregarious blowhard or a crying baby. Soon enough, they might want to add, or a pig. In November, a woman and her "emotional support pig" were thrown off a USAirways flight after the 70-pound ham became disruptive — relieving itself in the aisle and grunting while the woman tried to stow her carry-on. That was a first for most passengers, we suspect. But it's not unusual any more to find all sorts of emotional support livestock in...
  • Virgin Atlantic VS43 emergency: Live updates as passenger plane circles Gatwick

    12/29/2014 7:27:25 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | Decemeber 29 | Sam Rkaina
    Multiple eye witnesses have claimed the problem is with the landing gear not working properly on one side. Virgin has confirmed in the last few minutes the plane is to make a 'non standard' landin
  • Why does this pilot award passengers a bottle of wine after a long flight?

    12/24/2014 12:33:18 PM PST · by wastedyears · 12 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 12-24-2014 | Dinah Eng
    Why does this pilot award passengers a bottle of wine after a long flight?
  • Viewers Report Getting Goosebumps After Seeing Five Commercial Jets Execute ‘Very Unusual’ Ma

    12/23/2014 5:53:46 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/22/2014 | Oliver Darcy
    A promotional video created by Airbus showcases five of their newest commercial jets take to the skies to execute a stunning formation flight — and video of the “very unusual” event has taken the Internet by storm.
  • Insects were the first creatures to fly: study

    11/09/2014 4:52:04 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    Uncover California ^ | November 09, 2014 | Andrea Cordell
    An evolutionary insect family tree created by a team of 100 researchers revealed that insects were the first creatures to fly around 400 million years ago. The comprehensive insect family tree covering insects from all around the globe was created as part of a project called 1K Insect Transcriptome Evolution (1KITE). According to researchers involved in the 1KITE project, insects came into existence around 500 million years ago, around the same time when plants started to emerge on Earth's surface. And, it was roughly 406 million years ago, in the early part of Devonian era, when insects got wings and...
  • Air France unions seek to stop flights to Guinea

    10/18/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    the Local (France) ^ | 18 Oct 2014 10:32 GMT+02:00
    Air France flight attendant unions on Friday called for a halt to services to the Guinean capital Conakry due to concerns about a "serious risk" of spreading Ebola. The daily Air France Paris-Conakry flight "carries a serious risk of spreading the epidemic, particularly in our country," read a statement from the two unions of flight crew and commercial staff. They called for a closure of the route until the epidemic is under control. They also slammed what they called totally inappropriate protection from Air France -- which provided them with "a simple pair of gloves" -- and called for more...
  • OHHHNOESSS!!!

    09/04/2014 3:18:11 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 32 replies
    SgtBob | Sept 4, 2014 | Rob Sermon
  • GCI Celebrates 3G Data Service in Bethel with 6,000 Cheeseburgers

    06/17/2014 8:04:59 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 19 replies
    AK (Alaska Public Media) ^ | June 17, 2014 - 5:15 pm | Ben Matheson
    GCI celebrated the launch of 3G data service in Bethel by flying in 6,000 McDonald’s cheeseburgers. The Friday lunchtime crowd stretched out and around the parking lot of the Long House Hotel. Standing over 100 people in line for burgers, GCI’s Vice President for Wireless Services, Dan Boyette, says crews are continuing to tweak the network, but it appears to be functioning as intended. “All of those things that people really had trouble doing before like browsing the internet or sending pictures..that sort of thing will work fine now with the 3G speed, while it’s tough with the 2G or...
  • Math app can help fight jet lag

    04/12/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-11 | Lana Bandoim
    If you and me were running from a bear, I would stop and change my shoes Asked why, I say I don’t have to run faster than the bear, only faster than you. This is the issue for Handel: can she beat the triumvirate and make it to the runoff against Perdue? The three sitting Congressmen have very similar voting records: National Taxpayers Union ratings grouped between 80% and 85%, and Heritage Alliance scores of 93% to 94%, they are grouped better than an expert marksman’s bullseye. They also have war chests, and a sitting Congressman’s built-in advantage in access...
  • Missing MH370: Kelantan duo report seeing lights 'falling' at high speed

    03/10/2014 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    The Star Online ^ | 11MAR2014 | Staff writer
    KOTA BARU: The authorities here have their hands full after receiving at least two reports from the public that they saw an aircraft flying low on the same day Malaysian Airlines MH370 vanished. In his report, the owner of a fishing boat claimed that he saw an airplane flying low while he was at sea with a friend about 14.4km from Kuala Besar in Pantai Cahaya Bulan here at 1.30am on Saturday. Azid Ibrahim, 66, said the aircraft was heading towards international waters. According to him, the plane was flying so low that he could see the lights “as big...
  • Cyber terrorism is 'biggest threat to aircraft'

    12/28/2013 9:38:48 AM PST · by Innovative · 5 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Nick Collins
    The threat of cyber terrorism poses a major risk to aircrafts' systems every time they enter an airport, a senior Boeing executive has said. Boeing was the focus of a cyber security scare in 2008 when an analyst claimed the firm’s flagship 787 Dreamliner passenger jet had a serious weakness in its on-board computer networks which could allow passengers to take control of the aircraft. A report by US authorities found that a network in the cabin designed to give passengers Internet access could be used to access the aircraft’s control, navigation and communication systems. Boeing claimed the problem had...
  • flying commercial with a firearm in checked baggage- question

    11/28/2013 8:16:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    me ^ | 11-26-13 | TZ
    it's been years since I've flown with a firearm. I've read the TSA and Delta's website. Still looking for tips/suggestions.
  • 2013: Can Buy Ticket to Space, Watch Phone Callers on a Big Screen Like Star Trek- Now Flying Cars!

    11/21/2013 5:55:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    First deliveries of the Massachusetts-produced Terrafugia TF-X -a hybrid-powerd car/plane that can not just fly but do vertical takeoffs like an V-22 Osprey- begin in 2020...  pics/video at Reaganite Republican Unlike earlier, more awkward/gangly prototypes (and a model available in 2015 called the 'Transition' -a gasoline powered car-plane that requires a runway) the newer Terrafugia TF-X brings a more polished, handsome design that does a good job of tucking-in the wings for terrestrial travel mode. It's the first car-plane design I've ever seen that looks resolved and not 'silly' on the road, and it's new vertical takeoff -without any runway whatsoever- is a...
  • The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon!

    11/08/2013 6:36:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Airnation.net ^ | Nov 7, 2013
    The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon! The Affordable Aircraft Act, a new program under development which if enacted will allow every American to own a new approved (and in many cases cost subsidized) airplane. nickname: "Obamaplane". The U.S. government is contemplating new legislation called "The Affordable Aircraft Act" which declares that every citizen MUST purchase a new aircraft, by April 2016. These "affordable" aircraft will cost an average of $154,000 - $355,000 each. This does not include taxes, hangar fees, licensing and registration fees, nor ongoing costs of fuel, docking, hangar and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs or pilot...
  • The Effects of Space Weather on Aviation

    10/26/2013 6:59:16 PM PDT · by oxcart · 27 replies
    NASA.gov ^ | 10/25/13 | Dr. Tony Phillips
    The next time you step onto an airplane, consider the following: In any given year, the pilot of your aircraft probably absorbs as much radiation as a worker in a nuclear power plant. And you are about to follow him wherever he goes. The FAA classifies pilots as "occupational radiation workers." Flying high above Earth with little atmosphere to protect them, they can absorb significant doses of cosmic rays and solar radiation. During a typical polar flight from Chicago to Beijing, for instance, a pilot is exposed to the equivalent of two chest x-rays. Multiplied over the course of...
  • Spirit Airlines delays flights in Florida to check aircraft [Media attacks biz, BO gets pass]

    10/24/2013 5:37:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Naples News ^ | 10/24/13
    Spirit Airlines says it delayed several flights at Fort Lauderdale International Airport following engine failure on an aircraft. Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson said Thursday the Miramar-based airline is completing "a proactive and voluntary check" on aircraft as a precautionary measure following the engine failure on a flight last week. The work should be finished Thursday morning. Pinson says it takes about 45 minutes to check each aircraft but some flights are "experiencing significant delays."
  • Politics: Yay! Government's back! Air marshal charged with taking photos up women's skirts

    10/18/2013 5:53:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    cain tv ^ | Dan Calabrese
    Up, up and away! I just want you to feel better. It was so traumatic for you when the government was shut down and you were denied all the wondrous services, benefits, protection and support from the many dedicated servants who wake up each day thinking, "How can I take the tax dollars of the American citizenry and use it to enrich their lives? Oh, the privilege of serving the American people!" Just kidding. Women, you might want to wear pants when you fly: A federal air marshal has been arrested and accused of taking cell phone photographs underneath women’s...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Laser horror as attempts to blind pilots puts UK passengers at risk

    09/28/2013 7:45:21 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    espress.co.uk ^ | Teds Jeory
    THOUSANDS of planes coming in to land at Britain’s busiest airports are being endangered by a wave of potentially deadly laser attacks from the ground. Police helicopters chasing criminals over densely populated areas are also regularly hit. In most cases the beams are being shone by mindless youths, but pilots and security experts worry terrorists could also use them.
  • Most dangerous airport Top 16

    07/07/2013 8:45:19 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 21 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 07/08/2013 | Mengjie
    Most dangerous airport Top 16
  • FBI locks down Pilot Flying J HQs

    04/15/2013 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Knox News ^ | 4/15/13 | Carly Harrington
    KNOXVILLE — The FBI has Pilot Flying J headquarters on lockdown Monday afternoon. Neither the FBI nor a Pilot spokesman was immediately available for comment. Media were barred from the Pilot campus, and the entrance was blocked. Pilot employees were being escorted off the corporate campus on Lonas Road. Knoxville-based Pilot is the operator of the largest travel center network in North America.
  • Innocent Victims of Gun Control: The welterweight champion

    04/10/2013 5:54:31 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 10 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | April 10, 2013 | John Pierce
    -- IMAGE HERE -- Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero has beaten many opponents on his way to becoming the WBC Welterweight Champion. He has also beaten back leukemia and is known far and wide for his squeaky-clean lifestyle. In short, Guerrero is a champion in every meaning of the term. He is truly an American hero and role model. But once again, we see the gun control trap set by Democrats snap shut on an innocent, law-abiding citizen. Guerrero is now facing a felony charge that could put him away for 15 years. Just like Beth Ferrizzi from yesterday’s edition of...
  • As VP, Biden Has Been Flying To Delaware on the Weekends

    03/24/2013 9:45:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 3/23/13 | Keith Koffler
    Vice President Biden has been flying home to Wilmington, Delaware most weekends at enormous expense to taxpayers, even though he has an exclusive government-provided residence in Washington. Biden himself acknowledged the flights during recent remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General, noting that the sequester would force him to temporarily alter his expensive habit and use the train instead. According to reports, Biden generally uses Air Force Two to get to Wilmington. The cost of flying Air Force Two, a military version of the Boeing 757-200, amounts to about $8,800 per hour, according to the most recent federal data.
  • Man accused of slapping boy on flight jobless

    02/18/2013 4:48:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/18/13 | Ric Ward and Michael Martinez
    An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley no longer has his job. "Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing," said a statement from AGC Aerospace & Defense. "We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it...
  • 17 things your flight attendant won’t tell you

    01/07/2013 3:08:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1-2-2013 | George Hobica
    Ever wonder what your flight attendant really thinks of you? What they’d tell you if they had the nerve? Or weren’t afraid of being fired? What deep, dark secrets would they reveal about their jobs? I have a number of friends who work as flight attendants. One of them recently retired after 20 years flying for the most storied name in commercial aviation, while others work for less glamorous domestic U.S. airlines. I asked them what they’d tell their passengers if they could tell them anything at all, or what secrets they’d reveal only if granted complete anonymity. All I...
  • Marco Rubio Launches Twitter Rant Against American Airlines

    09/22/2012 5:48:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/22/12 | Arlette Saenz
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., launched a Twitter tirade against American Airlines Friday night after experiencing delay problems involving a flight to D.C... @marcorubio: Trying to get to DC for early morning votes tonight but let's just say this has not been the best week in American Airlines history. A sample of more of Rubio's tweets: @marcorubio: Delaying flight for "maintenance" to squeeze connectors from other flight, oldest trick in book.Feel bad for crew.#cmonman #AmericanAirlines
  • Needles found in sandwiches on 4 Delta flights

    07/16/2012 10:12:19 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | July 16, 2012 | JOSHUA FREED
    Delta Air Lines Inc. and the FBI are trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches served aboard four flights from Amsterdam. One passenger was injured. The airline said that what appear to be sewing needles were found in five sandwiches on Sunday. One passenger on a flight to Minneapolis was injured, but the passenger declined to get medical attention, according to Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur. The other needles were on two flights to Atlanta and one to Seattle.
  • Passengers furious after 10-hour delay of Spirit flight [Obama regs forbid pilots to keep working]

    07/09/2012 4:52:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    khou.com ^ | 7/8/12
    Passengers on a Spirit Airlines flight are upset after an emergency landing left them stranded in Houston for at least 10 hours on Sunday....
  • Questioning Safety of Heavy Passengers on Planes

    05/08/2012 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 51 replies
    NYT ^ | May 7, 2012 | CHRISTINE NEGRONI
    More than six decades ago, when the federal standards on the strength of airplane seats and seat belts were written, government regulations specified that seats be designed for a passenger weight of 170 pounds. But now the average American man weighs nearly 194 pounds and the average woman 165. Now, some engineers and scientists have raised questions about whether airplane seats, tested with crash dummies that reflect the 170-pound rule, are strong enough to protect heavy travelers. “If a heavier person completely fills a seat, the seat is not likely to behave as intended during a crash,” said Robert Salzar,...
  • Flying car a 'step closer': Terrafugia (Update)

    04/03/2012 11:29:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | 04-03-2012 | by Andrew Beatty
    Drivers hoping to slip the surly -- and traffic congested -- bonds of Earth moved a step closer to realizing their dream, as a US firm said it had successfully tested a street-legal plane. Massachusetts-based firm Terrafugia said their production prototype "Transition" car-plane had completed an eight-minute test flight, clearing the way for it to hit the market within a year. "With this flight, the team demonstrated an ability to accomplish what had been called an impossible dream," said founder Carl Dietrich. The two-seater craft, which has the rounded features of a Fiat 500 and collapsible wings, is on presale...