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  • Airbus files patent for 'flying doughnut' plane design which would see passengers board by escalator

    11/18/2014 6:42:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | Chris Kitching
    t’s a radical aircraft design that could one day see passengers flying in circles. Airbus has filed a patent application for an unusual concept plane that has been dubbed a ‘flying doughnut’. Instead of queuing on a jet bridge, passengers would board the UFO-like aircraft at ground level via an escalator and an ‘access hatch’, and they would enjoy more space on flights.
  • Hamas: Israel Tried to Eliminate Head of 'Military Wing'

    08/19/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 8/19/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk accused Israel on Tuesday night of having trying to eliminate the head of the group's “military wing”, Mohammed Deif, in one of its airstrikes on Gaza. According to Reuters, Marzouk said Israel had broken the truce that was supposed to expire at midnight in order "to assassinate Mohammed Deif," but that civilians were killed at the site of the attack. AFP reported that Marzouk said the airstrike killed Deif’s wife and child. "The wife of the great leader was martyred with his daughter," in the strike, he wrote on Facebook while saying nothing about the...
  • More cracks found in Airbus A380 wings (and EADS insists they're still safe to fly)

    01/19/2012 12:35:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2012 | Tim Hepher, Cyril Altmeyer, Harry Suhartono
    Airbus said on Thursday it had discovered more cracks in the wings of A380 superjumbo aircraft but insisted the world's largest jetliner remained safe to fly. The announcement comes two weeks after tiny cracks were first reported in the wings of the 525-seat, double-decker aircraft, which entered service just over four years ago. Airbus said it was in talks with the European safety agency, EASA. "Additional cracks have been found and we are working closely on this issue with EASA," an Airbus spokesman said. "They do not affect safe operation of the aircraft.
  • Wing walker dead after fall from plane at Selfridge Air Show

    08/22/2011 12:44:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 47 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | 8-21-11 | Mitch Hotts
    A stunt wing walker fell to his death while attempting to cross from a bi-plane to a helicopter during the Selfridge Air Show this afternoon in Harrison Township. Wing walker Todd Green who was flying on John Mohr's Steerman aircraft, fell off the plane as he attempted to transfer from his aircraft to a helicopter, at approximately 1:30 p.m. He fell about 200 feet to the ground. A number of medical personnel from Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Medstar Ambulance rushed to Green as thousands of stunned spectators sat in silence, some praying. After treating Green on the ground...
  • The Phony Right-Wing – Part 5: James Richard ‘Rick’ Perry

    06/30/2011 4:03:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | Kelleigh Nelson
    James Richard “Rick” Perry assumed the governorship of Texas in 2000 when he took over from George W. Bush, who resigned to take the oath of office of President. He holds all records for Texas gubernatorial tenure. Perry has the distinction of being the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every possible state office, board, or commission position which requires gubernatorial appointment (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas...
  • Left Wing Terrorism: Allen West Receives Letter Full of White Powder

    04/09/2011 10:32:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 4/9/11 | John
    The letter mentioned anthrax: The letter apparently contained “derogatory comments” about Rep. West. Were those racial comments? The stories don’t say.
  • Ramstein allies with Poland to become sister wings, build partnership

    06/23/2010 2:11:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Amanda Dick, USAF
    6/23/2010 - POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland (AFNS) -- Officials from the 86th Airlift Wing formalized their partnership with their Polish sister wing, the 3rd Airlift Wing, during a ceremony here June 21. Along with members of the Polish Air Force, Airmen from the 86th AW and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, attended the signing of the letter of intention by Brig. Gen. Mark Dillon, the 86th Airlift Wing commander and Polish air force Brig. Gen. Tadeusz Mikutel, the 3rd AW commander. "I want to thank General Mikutel for his leadership, vision and hospitality as we...
  • Fixed-wing flights get Troops home faster

    01/30/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 479+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Michael Camacho, USA
    CAMP TAJI – More than 3,000 U.S. Soldiers here took advantage of a new program offering fixed-wing flights off this Camp, Jan. 27, significantly decreasing their travel time back home to the States. Traditionally, Soldiers are transported via helicopter to Joint Base Balad or Baghdad International Airport before they departed to Ali Al Salim Air Base in Kuwait, said Staff Sgt. Rufus Brumfield, senior enlisted adviser with the 384th Movement Control Team, 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). "We are able to move numerous [passengers] straight from here and they don't have to stop...
  • Butterfly's Wing Ears May Detect Birds

    10/28/2009 4:35:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 8 replies · 939+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 26 October 2009 | Jeanna Bryner
    A butterfly species equipped with tiny ears on its wings can distinguish between high and low pitch sounds, possibly as a way to listen in on nearby birds, new research suggests. Scientists thought butterflies were deaf until 1912 when the first butterfly ears were identified. Only in the past decade or so have researchers examined the anatomy and physiology of butterfly ears, which they are finding to be quite diverse and present in several butterfly species. The latest discovery was made with the blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides), which dazzles with its bright-blue wing coloration when it flits about in...
  • Obama's Man Van Jones-Many Roads Lead to Cuba, Communism

    08/27/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 940+ views
    New Zeal ^ | August 27, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
    Two big questions hang over President Obama's radical "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Is he still a communist? Is he a security threat? Many have assumed that Van Jones' committment to communism ended when the organization he helped to lead STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) dissolved in 2002. Yet a 2004 treatise Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most ex STORMers are still committed to the revolutionary movement; From page 49. When...
  • Right Wing Extremists - Great Video

    06/08/2009 7:57:09 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 244+ views ^ | 06 08 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Molotov presents the first of a two-parter about Homeland Security's criminalization of conservative free will. The second part is forthcoming. The video can be found here.It can also be found on youtube.
  • Anti-War Mom Brings Bush Housewarming March [Guess who.....]

    06/06/2009 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 1,403+ views
    Anti-War Mom Brings Bush Housewarming March Preston Hollow residents won't be rolling out the welcome mat for Cindy Sheehan By LITA BECK, ELLEN GOLDBERG and KEVIN COKELY Updated 1:35 PM EDT, Sat, Jun 6, 2009 Related Topics: Cindy Sheehan | George W. Bush Cindy Sheehan, who drew national attention for camping outside former President George W. Bush's ranch in protest of the Iraq War, is following him to Dallas. Sheehan will lead a demonstration Monday protesting "crimes against humanity." "We can't allow George Bush's crimes to be forgotten just because he is not in office anymore," she said in an...
  • Palin's legal debts pile up

    03/21/2009 11:48:57 AM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 63 replies · 2,136+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 20, 2009 | LISA DEMER
    Legal bills have mounted fighting complaints that she called partisan, false and frivolous, starting with "the politically motivated Troopergate probe," Palin said in a written response to questions. "I must defend against these baseless ethics accusations out of my own pocket as the use of public monies to do so could itself violate state law," Palin wrote. "On August 29, it seems the political landscape changed in Alaska. Now, it seems in order to do this job as Governor, with the political blood sport some are playing today, only the independently wealthy or those willing to spend their income on...
  • Right-wing bloggers see their chance

    11/17/2008 6:20:19 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 3 replies · 444+ views
    The Hill ^ | Posted: 11/17/08 07:55 | Walter Alarkon
    Right-wing bloggers see their chance.. Conservative groups are hardly celebrating the election of President Barack Obama, with perhaps one exception: right-wing bloggers, who see a ripe opportunity to catch up with the left.
  • The Best Air Race Pilot Ever (you tube)

    11/01/2008 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 30 replies · 2,544+ views
    This gives a whole new meaning to landing on (a) wing and a whole lot of prayer......
  • What to Do When You Lose Your Plane's Right Wing

    10/29/2008 11:01:56 AM PDT · by econjack · 57 replies · 8,128+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/29/2008 | Unknown
    The pilot is flying a stunt plane when the right wing breaks off...not a good thing. (The first post had a bad URL.)
  • Venting Nickels suggests secession (Seattle Mayor)

    04/20/2008 5:12:42 PM PDT · by steel_resolve · 58 replies · 267+ views
    Saettle Times ^ | 04-18-2008 | By Sharon Pian Chan and Ashley Bach
    Frustrated by the state and federal gridlock on solving Seattle's transportation problems, Mayor Greg Nickels suggested secession at a Thursday luncheon.
  • Missouri fighter wing goes to wild, wild west

    04/21/2007 6:46:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 435+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Tom Talbert
    4/20/2007 - GILA BEND, Ariz. (AFNEWS) -- Missouri fighter wing goes to wild, wild west From the ground, the Barry M. Goldwater Range looks like the set of a 1960's Clint Eastwood spaghetti western. The air is dry enough to taste, and the ground sprouts an occasional cactus. The mind can only envision what creepy kinds of scorpions scurry along these barren sands near Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field. This is home for rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, road runners and endangered antelope. Earlier this year, it was a target for many of the 442nd Fighter Wing's bombs in an operation...
  • All Sonic, No Boom (Quiet Supersonic Transport)

    03/29/2007 8:41:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 1,764+ views
    Popular Science ^ | Eric Hagerman
    All Sonic, No Boom Eric Hagerman For a closer look at the QSST concept inside and out, launch the photo gallery.If you’re ever lucky enough to fly a Quiet Supersonic Transport between New York and Los Angeles, you’ll have just enough time to get through a movie—a short one. Instead of the usual six hours, it will be a 1,100mph, two-hour hop. The QSST, as the proposed luxury private jet is known, could be the first civilian supersonic plane approved for overland routes, thanks to aerodynamics designed to muzzle its sonic boom. Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has been developing the...
  • Everyone who is a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, now is your chance!

    03/14/2007 7:32:16 PM PDT · by struggle · 165 replies · 2,098+ views
    vanity ^ | 3/14/07 | struggle
    "This is a public declaration to Hillary Clinton and all the leftie youtubers out there. Yes, there is a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, and I am a member. I am ashamed that I am in the conspiracy, because the left wing only controls the television networks, the news media, Hollywood, most NGOs, most PACs, the UN, and only a few other organizations that in no way create a conspiracy. So here is my secret membership card with name redacted. Yes I am a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy." FREEPERS, if you are a youtube member with a webcam,...