Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Boeing 727 Saved By a Nissan Truck

Nissans Marketing team released this ad just a few weeks ago for their new 2012 Nissan Frontier. We find it quite hilarious and creative. Unfortunately because of safety regulations, the world may never see an attempt to bust this myth on an episode of MythBusters, or will we.

Source: Nissan

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Friday, November 18, 2011

President Obama's Introduction To The Air Force One

President of the USA Barack Obama gets introduced to the Air Force One

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Airbus: Feel The Space On The A350 XWB

With its brand new fuselage cross section, the A350 XWB provides passengers with superior comfort in all classes. The combination of cabin spaciousness, wide seats, and innovative moodlighting creates a unique feeling of well-being and ensures that all passengers arrive refreshed and relaxed. 


Passenger experience is further enhanced by the next generation HD in-flight entertainment, wireless internet and Smartphone connectivity available on the A350 XWB.

Source: Airbus
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Air Crash Investigation: Hudson River Splash Down

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How Long Before The New Electric Cessna 172 Is Ready For Flight Training

How long before an electric Cessna 172 is available for flight training? That is the question, and the wait isnt as long as we think..
Cessna Aircraft, ever the leader in general aviation innovation is working with Bye Energy to design a proof-of-concept Cessna 172 aircraft powered by an electric powerplant. You may wonder if this is a serious effort, or some strange turn has been taken at Cessna.
Well, consider this: Another aviation pioneer Burt Rutan and dreamer addressed the World Electric Symposium at the Experimental Aircraft Association museum during last years AirVenture 2010 where he speculated about the possibilities of self-launching electric sailplanes, and conventional aircraft with backup electrical propulsion systems to amazing electrical powered aerobatic airplanes.
If Burt Rutan is dreaming of these things, who amongst us can question that these ideas are part of the future of aviation. And, why not! Aviation has always been a leader in technological advancements, ever since that fateful day in December when the Wright Brothers flew the world’s first heavier-than-air powered aircraft carrying man, the Wright Flyer.
Throughout the years incredible advances in technology have improved the lives of humans, and when the space age dawned those advance accelerated producing many of the things we take for granted as every day things today: computers, microwave ovens, cell phones and more.
Imagine an aircraft with an electrical emergency power plant which could provide just enough energy to an approach or go-around if the primary engine were to fail.
And Cessna has delivered over 43,000 Cessna 172s, the aircraft I learned to fly in. Bye Energy envisions an APU (auxiliary power unit) fueled by jet fuel driving an electric motor which powers the electric Skyhawk. George Bye, chairman, president and CEO of Bye Energy, explained the future of the electric aircraft in more detail. He noted the rapid progress of the project, moving from early concept to power-up during 2010. Taxi tests were said to be the next step for the Electric Cessna 172 Skyhawk, but things have been quiet so far in 2011. There's no question it will be a few more years before electric aircraft become a common site at small general aviation airports

What do you think about electrically powered aircraft?

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A330 - Airbus Hovering at Farnborough 1994

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Red Arrow Pilot Killed After Being Ejected From Aircraft

A Red Arrows jet with its cockpit covered at RAF Scampton. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA
Ambulance crews were called to the scene at RAF Scampton shortly after 11am this morning, after an incident involving one of the squadron's Hawk jets.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said the aircraft was not airborne at the time although reports suggested the accident was “serious”.
The pilot was taken to Lincoln County Hospital.
An MoD spokesman said: "I can confirm there has been an incident at RAF Scampton. The RAF are investigating and will provide more details when they are available."
He later confirmed that the pilot had died from multiple injuries sustained during the accident, thought to have involved his being ejected from the cockpit while his jet was still on the ground, before his parachute failed to deploy.
A jet with a smashed front canopy could be seen on the tarmac outside the RAF hangar at the base, it was claimed.
The incident followed the death of Red Arrows pilot Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33, who was killed in an air show crash near Bournemouth Airport in Dorset in August.
Flt Lt Egging's wife, Dr Emma Egging, watched her husband perform with the Red Arrows just minutes before the accident.
Eyewitnesses described seeing the aircraft flying low before smashing into a field and coming to a standstill with its nose in the River Stour near the village of Throop.
The RAF temporarily halted flying of all 126 of its Hawk T1 training jets while preliminary investigations were carried out into the cause of the tragedy.
Hundreds of RAF servicemen and women joined Flt Lt Egging's family and friends at a packed memorial service for the popular pilot in Lincoln Cathedral last week.
The Red Arrows have used the dual control BAE Systems Hawk T1, which has a top speed of Mach 1.2, since 1979.
Hawk T1s are also used for training fast-jet pilots at RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales, and RAF Leeming, near Northallerton, North Yorkshire.
The Red Arrows completed their final display of the season in September and are currently carrying out their winter training at RAF Scampton, during which each pilot flies three times a day, five days a week, beginning with small formations of three or four aircraft.
Every sortie is filmed from the ground and discussed in great detail once the pilots are back on the ground.
Source: The Telegraph
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Red Bull Air Race May Return In 2013

The Red Bull Air race is starting to show signs of a return to the international stage. Officials of the Red Bull Air Race met with the Tourism Minister of India last week to make a presentation on the race being held in Mumbai to boost the country 's tourism sector. The delegation, which also included the organisers Red Bull, explained in detail about the race to the Mayor of Mumbai.
The races are planned in ten cities across the world with Mumbai on the list. As many as 24 pilots will participate in the races in ten cities around the world.

Image © Red Bull Air Race

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Air Crash Investigation - Swiss Air 111 - Fire On Board

Swissair Flight 111, a codeshare flight with Delta Airlines which crashed into the Atlantic and disintegrated just short of its intended destination, Halifax International Airport.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Polish Plane LOT Flight 16 Makes Crash Landing In Poland


The Boeing 767-300 with 220 passengers aboard touching down with no
landing gear as emergency crews await

The LOT Airlines plane was carrying 230 people when it was forced to make a crash landing in Warsaw after an electrical failure meant the landing gear could not be deployed, TVN24 reported.

Video footage showed the plane touching down without landing gear. It slid along the runway on its belly before grinding to a halt. Emergency services rushed to put out a small fire, the report said. The plane circled over the airport in the Polish capital for more than an hour but could not get the landing gear to work due to the fault. The pilot then dumped fuel before warning passengers to prepare for an emergency landing. Passengers have spoken of their relief after the landing. "I was praying for the pilot not to lose control because we started to make circles over the airport. It was terrible," passenger Teresa Kowalik told the Daily Mail. Another passenger Joanna Dabrowska, 29 revealed how some of the passengers apparently feared the worst. "People were saying their final farewells to each other and some were sobbing," she said.
All aircraft due to land were diverted to other airports, and emergency vehicles prepared for the landing. Some roads around the airport were closed. The Boeing 767-300 with 220 passengers aboard travelling from Newark (in the United States) made a successful emergency landing after its landing gear failed to deploy. The plane landed safely on its belly on the runway which had been sprayed with special fire retardant substances to prevent sparks on touchdown. All the passengers disembarked, no one was injured," Chorzewski added. After the plane stopped, passengers exited the plane using inflatable emergency slides to the runway where emergency crews were waiting for them. Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski thanked the crew, particularly the pilot, for the safe landing and hailed passengers for their "efficient co-operation at a very difficult moment". The pilot, identified as Tadeusz Wrona, had 20 years of flight experience on Boeings in addition to his background as a flight planner. "He managed the landing perfectly," LOT chairman Marcin Pirog said. Wrona circled the aircraft near Warsaw for more than an hour, to burn off excess fuel stocks before the landing. Two Polish F-16 military fighter jets escorted the plane in line with routine procedures, an air force spokesperson told the Polish PAP news agency. Warsaw airport has suspended all flights until Wednesday morning in connection with the incident. An Iran Air Boeing 727 arriving from Moscow made a similar emergency landing on October 18 in Tehran after a landing gear failure. None of the 116 passengers were hurt.

Source: News Limited

Image: ATP
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