Dec 31, 2009

Bloggers Beware...?

TSA subpoenas, threatens two bloggers who published non-classified airline security directive:

I'm not sure what crime they've committed, but TSA seems to think they're in trouble over blog contents.

Dec 30, 2009

Airline Terrorism Stats

Makes for some good reading (click on the image to supersize it):
Source for these stats - here -

Dec 12, 2009

Thought I'd pass this along. Sounds interesting. I wonder if this is also a first for a web-based first flight following?


The Boeing Company is proud to announce that the window for first flight is planned to open at 10 a.m. on December 15. The first flight will occur from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. This date is dependent upon final internal reviews, taxi test and receiving the final experimental ticket from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. We’d like to invite you to view this achievement via the World Wide Web. Our Web site will present a live broadcast of the takeoff, landing and post-flight press conference. You can access this site at www.boeing.com or www.newairplane.com.

The Web presentation will begin as the airplane starts to taxi to the runway.

A Boeing host will set the stage for takeoff. After the airplane leaves the ground, the Web site will carry live updates on flight status. The flight may last as long as three to five hours, so you will probably want to check back often. As the airplane prepares to land, the Boeing host will return and the landing and press conference will be carried live.

Please note that first flights are dynamic in nature and issues such as poor weather may affect timing. Please check the Web site for updates. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the first flight of Boeing’s most advanced commercial airplane.

Sincerely,
World Design Team
Boeing Commercial Airlines

Dec 11, 2009

Solar Impulse

Here's an intriguing project to fly around the world in a manned, solar-powered aircraft:

Dec 9, 2009

YVR public observation deck

As a kid who grew up spending hours and hours hanging around the roof observation deck of the old Edmonton city airport (CYXD), and was inspired by that experience to eventually become a pilot, I'm happy to see this facility at CYVR. I wish more airports did the same:


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