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    Aviation Articles , Avi.all over , No News (Cont,)

    I have from time to time been missing a place in Forum to put more all over articles ,cronics and so on

    So I am trying to make one here ;
    If you read something interesting , not directly News
    Put it here; by us in FR24, in our thread

    Lkike this one ;

    BAe (British Aerospace) 146 performed its first flight on 3 Septmeber 1981 but the aircraft design is based on the Hawker Siddely HS 146 as described in an article in 1973. See also the cutaway drawing in the piece.
    In the article BAe 146 described, published in the 2 May 1981 issue of Flight International, the aircraft would be able to fly 12-15 sectors a day. 165 miles in North America and 120 miles in Europe. It would chalk up 2,750 flying hours in a year and likely to be kept for 12-15 years before being sold.



    http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...st-flight.html

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201232.html



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    9/11 ; The story from Air Force ONE , Commander experience

    On 9/11, Air Force One pilot's only concern was President Bush's safety

    We landed Sept. 10 in Sarasota, Fla., and were scheduled to leave the next morning, after President Bush's appearance at an elementary school. I'd been with Air Force One since 1992, and was promoted to chief presidential pilot earlier in the year.
    On the morning of 9/11, everything seemed normal when I arrived at the airport. We went through briefings for security, maintenance and navigation. The Secret Service gave an all-clear. I was talking with flight attendants about the menu when our radio operator called me upstairs and said, "You've got to see this, sir."

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    The Evacuation of US Air Flight 1549 Brings Up Issues of Flight Attendants

    I think this puts the spot on
    a group sometimes forgotten in news media
    when it comes to incidents , emergencys , and the likes ;
    They play a most important role for the passengers safety
    and its not only Pilots to have the credit

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    The "Hudson River" -
    Evacuation of US Air Flight 1549 Brings Up Fatigue Issues for Flight Attendants

    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-ar...ad.main?id=143

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    Aviation Articles , Avi.all over , No News (Cont,)

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    I have from time to time been missing a place in Forum
    to put more all over articles ,cronics and so on

    So I am trying to make one here ;
    If you read something interesting , not directly News
    Put it here; by us in FR24, in our thread

    Here you find some example ;
    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-articles/

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    F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on sept 11, 2001

    By Steve Hendrix, Published: September 9 ,2011



    Late in the morning of the Tuesday that changed everything, Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders: Bring down United Airlines Flight 93. The day’s fourth hijacked airliner seemed to be hurtling toward Washington. Penney, one of the first two combat pilots in the air that morning, was told to stop it.
    Because the surprise attacks were unfolding, in that innocent age, faster than they could arm war planes, Penney and her commanding officer went up to fly their jets straight into a Boeing 757.
    “We wouldn’t be shooting it down. We’d be ramming the aircraft,” Penney recalls of her charge that day.
    “I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot.”

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...y.html?hpid=z2

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    A new chapter in Lanka's aviation history

    Air travel, which was once considered a luxury, has today been made available even to the middle class, with passengers being able to avail themselves of SriLankan Air Taxi services for less than Rs. 3,000. The launch of Mihin Lanka, the budget airline, brought international air travel within the reach of the common man while the easy payment scheme offered to Government servants made it possible for them too to enjoy the luxury of experiencing an international ride on air and also see another country. It opened up a new segment of travel to the pilgrims with people increasingly visiting Dambadiva, Velakkani and Trirupathi.
    The first aircraft landed at the Ratmalana airport in 1931 and Sri Lanka's first national airline was Air Ceylon. During the Second World War several domestic air strips were opened while the Colombo airport in Katunayake too was opened.
    In later years, when the airline industry was making giant strides including the launch of scheduled domestic flights to Jaffna, the LTTE downed a Lion Air civilian aircraft and subsequently domestic flights were grounded..........................................
    Domestic air facilities

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    http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2011/09/18/fea06.asp

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    Nostalgia for the friendly skies (Pan Am )

    Karine Vanasse, the francophone native of Drummondville, Que., who plays flight attendant Colette -- from France -- on the period drama Pan Am, was flying to Los Angeles the modern-day way, wedged into her economy-class seat like a Brisling sardine while, all around her, cranky flight attendants slammed overhead compartment bins closed and shot the passengers sullen, don't-you-dare looks.

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    Television review: 'Pan Am' ( Premier new TV serie )

    On ABC's 1960s-set drama, stewardesses in an age of budding social change buckle up, and the possibilities are sky high.

    Here is what "Mad Man" has wrought. (Never underestimate the power of a media-beloved period cable drama featuring beautiful people in beautiful clothes, no matter how few people actually watch it, to influence decision-making at a broadcast network.) "The Playboy Club," a tale of mob intrigue set in the original Chicago bunny hutch, premiered on NBC on Monday; "Pan Am," a sparkly and highly appealing international adventure series set around the late airline, takes off Sunday night on ABC.

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    Aircraft interiors the new airline battleground

    The battleground for the past decade in domestic air travel has been chiefly on price and thankfully that four-way contest still exists at the bottom of the market. If you just want to get somewhere cheaply, there are abundant options if you don’t mind having your knees under your chin.
    Now, the battle is moving upmarket as Virgin Australia continues to remake itself as a head-on competitor to Qantas, so everything is on the table from the front of the plane to the back.
    The latest fashion battleground is aircraft interiors – something of a problem since the workhorse of both Qantas and Virgin fleets is the 737-800. Nevertheless both are rolling out their own versions of the new Boeing 737 “Sky Interior”, which uses light, increased headroom, reduced noise, and newly designed luggage bins to give a feeling of space.

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    http://www.smh.com.au/travel/blogs/t...926-1ksk2.html



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    Women on the tarmac

    Women on the tarmac

    With the heat bouncing off the curb and the grass looking like it could use a drink, a dust-caked van zips across the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) airfield and halts by the security checkpoint, to the discord of squealing disc brakes. The passenger door slides open and 29-year-old Natasha Sallehudin warmly welcomes us on board. “Sorry girls. The van is not air-conditioned,” she says.
    Inside the van, the heat is suffocating but the passengers didn’t seem to mind.
    Then again, they are made of sterner stuff. Natasha is Malaysia Airlines (MAS)’ first female licensed aircraft mechanical engineer, while her colleague Hurul Ain Sabaruddin is the lead engineer of her team.


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    http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news...d=22278&sec=20

    Hurul Ain Sabaruddin is the country’s first female licensed aircraft engineer.

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