Articles by lmallernee

New gadget can help jet fighter crews to safety

by lmallernee | July 11th, 2012

July 11, 2012 A prototype of an iPhone-sized device will soon allow pilots to carry cockpit technology in their flight suits and helmets, reports CNN Tech. Created by United States defense contractor Raytheon, The Aviation Warrior adapts technology popularized by iPhones and tablet computers to fly modern jets. Using a processor the size of a smart […]

Three family members killed in small plane crash

by lmallernee | July 9th, 2012

July 9, 2012 Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in northeast Mississippi, a small single engine Piper Cherokee lance plane crashed during an intense storm, killing all three aboard, reports the Examiner. If this accident is confirmed to be weather-related, it will be the second deadly Mississippi plane crash during intense storms in just over a month. Another […]

Aviation preparations for the 2012 Olympics

by lmallernee | July 6th, 2012

July 6, 2012 For the past four years, NATS has been preparing for the London Olympic Games, reports The Gazette. Recently, the Aviation Minister Theresa Villiers visited Swanwick, which is NATS’ center, to see how air traffic controllers have been preparing for the 2012 Games. NATS normally handles 6,000 flights a day. During the Olympics, it […]

Spectators shocked by air show plane crash

by lmallernee | July 2nd, 2012

July 2, 2012 A 49-year-old pilot flying a vintage 1920 airplane in a Bedfordshire, England air show died in front of thousands of people when his plane crashed, reports News 24 and The Independent. One eyewitness said the plane was flying low and tilting to one side, and “the next moment there was just smoke and flames!” Police worked […]

Flying is not what it used to be

by lmallernee | June 29th, 2012

June 29, 2012 Aviation journalist William J. McGee’s new book Attention All Passengers outlines how airlines have made flying a much less pleasant experience, reports NPR. In his book, he tells how airlines are cutting costs through outsourcing airline maintenance and overbooking airplanes. “It’s not your imagination that there are more people flying on each flight,” […]

FAA regulations designed to stop sleeping on the job

by lmallernee | June 27th, 2012

June 27, 2012 New regulations to ensure that air traffic controllers get enough sleep were violated more than 4,000 times according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) documents, reports Travelers Today. Air traffic controllers have been falling asleep on the job–one for as long as five hours. After these incidents, the FAA tried to fix the problem […]