Do you ever wonder where your poop goes when you go on an airplane? In the good old days it went "out". Dumped in mid air. After more than a few people being bombed by frozen poop, the airlines decided to keep it. So the next time you're boarding, please note that someone is under the aircraft emptying the shitter.
Right on the heels of the 767 gear mishap in Poland, now the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is having problems. The pilots flying the two 787's delivered to All Nippon Airways had to extend the landing manually when normal hydraulic systems failed. Boeing and ANA reported the glitches today just two weeks after the aircraft entered service in Japan.
Warsaw- Polish Airlines Flight 016 from New York City bound for Warsaw, Poland landed with the gear up today. After circling Warsaw and failing to extend the landing gear the LOT airline pilot brought her on in.
Right up front, let me tell you that I LOVE to fly. Whether it's a jumbo jet or a teeny, tiny prop job....yeah...LOVE IT.
With that out of the way let me tell you I got to fly last week. From Las Vegas to Charleston, South Carolina with a short howdy in Houston. It had been a couple of years since I've flown and a lot has changed.
JFK Tower: "Air France, they think you may have hit somebody, so hold there and we'll get back to you. Stand by." You think? Watch this video. The Air France Airbus 380 (Flight AF007) hits the tail of a Comair Bombardier CJR-700 (Flight 6293). Watching the video I thought of two things. "Please remain seated [...]
When American Airlines Flight 1900 could not raise the tower at Reagan International Airport, the controller at the Potomac Terminal Radar Approach tries to help. Here are some highlights.... Potomac: “Just so you’re aware, the tower is apparently not manned. We’ve made a few phone calls. No one’s answered. … So you can expect to [...]
Although it was cool with his airline, it wasn't with the TSA. A pilot who videoed security gaps at San Francisco airport has had his Federal Deputy status revoked and his federally provided side arm confiscated by the six agents that came to his house when he posted his video to YouTube. This comes as [...]
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The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) announced in it’s findings of the crash of Spanair flight 5022 that a computer virus is the root cause.