Monthly Archives: November 2011

Top 10 Air Forces

  Top 10 Air Forces A presentation from Israel on the world’s 10 top air forces, translated into fractured English—   http://fun.mivzakon.co.il/video/israel/10460/%CE%B1%CE%BE%CF%87%CE%B5%CE%BD_4_%CE%B1%CF%82%CE%B5%CE%BC%CE%BD.html FILM FOUND OF B-29 CREW RESCUED BY SUBMARINE To find the film after 65 years is amazing enough, … Continue reading

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Cost-effectiveness of potential FEHBP reforms questioned

Cost-effectiveness of potential FEHBP reforms questioned By Emily Long November 23, 2011 Editor’s note: This article will appear in the December issue of the magazine. Enrollees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see an average 3.5 percent increase in … Continue reading

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American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

American Airlines, and its parent company AMR (AMR: 0.37, -1.25, -77.14%), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday.  The company made the move to “become a more efficient, financially stronger, and competitive airline,” Thomas Horton, incoming Chairman and CEO … Continue reading

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FAA ENCOURAGES TRAVELERS TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLL IN AVIATION SAFETY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt today encouraged travelers to take an active role in aviation safety when they fly this holiday season. “We operate the safest transportation system in the … Continue reading

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Meet Nicole Hartman…Drones are Here to stay.

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as a unmanned aircraft system (UAS), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or unmanned aircraft, is a machine which functions either by the remote control of a navigator or pilot (called a Combat Systems Officer … Continue reading

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Boeing 787 wing bend test

This is a recent wing strength test video on the new Boeing 787 which has a ‘composite wing’ versus an ‘all metal wing’. This particular wing test was taken to 50% beyond the design limit of the 787 wing without a structural failure –which … Continue reading

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Key senator says another FAA shutdown possible

By JOAN LOWY – Associated Press Published in: National WASHINGTON Another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is possible because lawmakers haven’t resolved a labor issue that’s holding up passage of a long-term funding bill for the agency, a key senator said Monday. … Continue reading

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