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In pictures: Antarctic ice runway
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An historic flight between Australia and the Antarctic has touched down on a newly-built ice runway, launching the first regular air link between the continents.



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Posted by: Admin
on Saturday, January 12, 2008

    
 


 
Donít ask, donít tell: Area 51 gets airport identifier
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January 10, 2008

Pilots avert your eyes! The airport identifier and location of Nevadaís Groom Lakeóyou know, where they keep the space aliens at Area 51óhas been appearing in flight-planning software and on handheld GPS receivers for most of the past year as KXTA (standing for what, extraterrestrial?).

ďWe already know and it doesnít matter,Ē said a public affairs official at Nellis Air Force Base.

 
 
Posted by: Admin
on Saturday, January 12, 2008

    
 


 
Alaskan Bush Pilot's Life and Death Decisions Saves Four Crash Victims.
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2008-01-11

A Piper Navajo Chieftain crashed just after takeoff Saturday into the icy waters off Kodiak Island Airport about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage. PA-31Initial reports indicate the left nose baggage door on the aircraft opened up right after liftoff. Six people, including the pilot, were killed in the crash.

Miraculously however, four passengers survived the frigid 35 degree waters after being rescued by the pilot of a nearby floatplane, a de Havilland Beaver. Dean Andrew, owner of Andrew Airways based in the nearby town of Kodiak was just preparing for takeoff from the companyís maintenance base at Kodiak Airport at the time of the crash.

 
 
Posted by: Admin
on Saturday, January 12, 2008

    
 


 
Airlines Lower Bar
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Worsening Shortages Force Some Small Carriers to Hire
Younger, Less-Experienced Fliers; Raising the Retirement Age
December 18, 2007; Page D1



 
 
Posted by: Robert_Thompson
on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    
 


 
House Bill Extends Pilot Retirement Age.
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WASHINGTON (AP): The House voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the retirement age for commercial pilots to 65, changing a 1960 Federal Aviation Administration regulation forcing pilots to leave the cockpit at age 60.

The bill, if approved by the Senate, would put the U.S. retirement age in line with international standards. The International Civil Aviation Organization adopted an age 65 retirement age in November, 2006. The measure passed on a 390-0 vote.

''Each day that passes without raising the retirement age to 65, approximately five of our senior, most experienced pilots will be forced to retire,'' Transportation Committee Chairman James Oberstar, D-Minn., said.

The retirement age provision was originally included in a larger bill to reauthorize FAA programs that the House passed in September. But with the FAA bill unlikely to see action in the Senate this year, Oberstar and his Republican counterpart, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., agreed to move the retirement bill separately in hopes of winning quick Senate approval.


 
 
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on Friday, December 14, 2007

    
 


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