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  1. Of course retardant doesn't usually get put right on the fire. In California (and some other states) the lead plane will use coloured smoke to indicate where you should drop. Here are a series of DC-10 firefighting videos: http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watching-this-dc-10-fire-retardant-drop-run-will-make-y-1634763423 In Canada the birddog officer will ask for a specific placement.
  2. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transport/from-auld-scotia-to-nova-scotia.25489512 From auld Scotia to Nova Scotia Friday 3 October 2014 LOW-COST Canadian carrier WestJet is to launch its first UK route with direct, daily flights between Glasgow Airport and Halifax from next year. The service will launch next summer and is the airline's second transatlantic venture. In June it launched a daily summer service between Dublin and Newfoundland, but Glasgow will be its only other European destination. The inaugural non-stop flight to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, will depart from Glasgow
  3. You too can have your real live checkout Mitch: http://www.stallion51.com/
  4. I only have that problem when using Internet Explorer as a browser, not any of the others.
  5. Map of a Tragedy The Wall Street Journal catalogued and mapped some of the debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which fell across three Ukrainian villages after the Boeing 777 was brought down on July 17, allegedly by a surface-to-air missile. http://graphics.wsj.com/mh17-crash-map/
  6. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28460625 A passenger plane carrying 116 people is feared to have crashed on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital Algiers. Contact with the Air Algerie flight was lost over the Sahara as it crossed Mali in bad weather, officials said. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the plane, which has 51 French citizens aboard, "probably crashed". French media reported that soldiers had found wreckage in Tilemsi, central Mali, but this was not confirmed. Reuters quoted Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as saying that wreckage had been found
  7. http://theaviationist.com/2014/07/24/mh-17-puncture-marks/ Evidence of shrapnel damage to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has emerged from images taken at the crash site.Photos taken at the MH17 crash site clearly show shrapnel signs on various parts of the wreckage of the Boeing 777 shot down over eastern Ukraine while en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 298 people on board. Among all the images published on media outlets from all around the world, the one first published by Financial Times over the past weekend, struck our attention. The piece of wreckage, reportedly measuring 1
  8. A pretty good summary: Automation Myths: Do Planes Really Fly Themselves?http://www.nycaviation.com/2014/07/automation-myths-planes-really-fly/#.U87jvuNdXNl Air travel has always been rich with conspiracy theories, urban legends, and old wives’ tales. I’ve heard it all. Nothing, however, gets me sputtering more than the myths and exaggerations about cockpit automation—this pervasive idea that modern aircraft are flown by computer, with pilots on hand merely as a backup in case of trouble. The press and pundits repeat this garbage constantly, and millions of people actually believe it. In some
  9. Press Release from the Flight Safety Foundation: FSF Calls for High-Level Ministerial Summit, Criminal Responsibility, in Wake of MH17 Alexandria, VA, July 21, 2014 - The Flight Safety Foundation today requested today that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) call for a High-Level Ministerial meeting to review the systems in place to warn airlines of hostile airspace and take action in response to the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines 17 in the Ukraine, and for authorities to bring criminal prosecutions against those who brought down the aircraft and i
  10. Fisher: Moscow has a lot of explaining to do in wake of Malaysia Airlines plane crash http://o.canada.com/news/fisher-moscow-has-a-lot-of-explaining-to-do-in-wake-of-plane-crash
  11. I think this has come up in the past, but here is the story: By Dario Leone The story of the C-130 Hercules that landed on USS ForrestalEven if, nowadays, the C-2 Greyhound is the biggest transport aircraft designed specifically for carrier operations, on Oct. 30 1963, in an attempt to investigate the possibilities of using the C-130 for logistic support for U.S. fleet, a Hercules made an experimental landing on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59). With the successful test, which took place in moderately rough seas in the North Atlantic 500 miles off the coast of Boston, the Hercules