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  • Look around Chuck Yeager's cockpit.. 360 degree view inside airplane that broke sound barrier

    10/13/2017 1:18:57 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Click here to drag and click and look around the cockpit. n the morning of October 14, 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager made humankind’s first supersonic flight in the bullet-shaped Bell X-1 aircraft he nicknamed Glamorous Glennis, after his wife. That aircraft now hangs in the Boeing Milestones of Flight hall in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. This 360-degree VR view is part of a series of aircraft cockpits photographed for the Museum by Dennis Biela of LightSpeed Media. Click and drag anywhere inside the frame to “look around” inside the cockpit....
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • Blow up doll in the cockpit, spitting water in the cabin: Air New Zealand staff caught in the act

    08/23/2016 3:19:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 43 replies
    New Zealand Herald ^ | Aug 23, 2016
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  • Airline security?? Look what I found in a magazine article.

    05/14/2016 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 25 replies
    Parents magazine ^ | 05/14/2016 | Unknown
    Not sure the URL is correct - getting this from a print source so here's a photo. No byline is given for the article, on traveling with children. But really?? Cockpits are open for kids to chat with pilots??? Was this written in the 1980s? If this is true, they might as well stop scanning and checking us before boarding.
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • Flight Grounded At Dulles After Unruly Passenger Charges Toward Cockpit

    03/17/2015 9:03:36 AM PDT · by glorgau · 62 replies
    DCist ^ | Mar 17, 2015 9:40 am | Matt Cohen
    A Denver-bound United Airlines flight had to turn back and return to Dulles International Airport after an unruly passenger allegedly charged toward the cockpit. According to multiple reports, the passenger was subdued by several passengers near first class before he made it to the cockpit, the Post reports. A Reddit user whose father was on the plane posted pictures and a video of the incident and says that the passenger in question "was screaming and sprinting towards the cockpit" before he was tackled and subdued by "several large passengers." A government official with "direct knowledge of the incident" told CNN...
  • F/A-18 Super Hornet • High-Speed Low-Level Maneuvers (Amazing Cockpit View)

    10/08/2014 6:50:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 10/07/14 | Lt. Ian Schmidt, Lt. J.G. Michael Hatfield
    Spectacular footage of F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets as they takeoff and land aboard an aircraft carrier. Impressive footage of the aircraft as they fly at low levels above the water, conduct banking and rolling maneuvers at high speed, and make high speed passes over the carrier in tandem formation and Bombing in Syria. Filmed from the cockpit and pilot point-of-view. Film Credits: Lt. Ian Schmidt, Lt. J.G. Michael Hatfield, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King
  • Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay [video]

    01/28/2012 10:57:43 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    A cat escape caused a four-hour delay for an Air Canada flight Thursday as airline staff in Halifax struggled to get the feline from its hiding place in cockpit wiring. (Jan. 27) [Associated Press]
  • Police: Saudi Passenger Tried To Get Into Cockpit

    10/06/2011 1:18:17 PM PDT · by Abathar · 65 replies
    theindychannel.com/AP ^ | October 6, 2011 | Staff
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- A Saudi Arabian passenger who tried to get into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight from New York to Indianapolis didn't appear on any terror-related watch lists, authorities said.</p> <p>Indianapolis airport police said another passenger grabbed the 20-year-old man's arm and directed him back to his seat on the flight before 10 p.m. Wednesday.</p>
  • Space Shuttle 360-degree Flight Deck View

    07/25/2011 2:39:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    This is pretty cool- click on pic: At the link above you see the actual cockpit of the US Space Shuttle Discovery- note insulation panels installed over windows for re-entry- guess they get a little warm. Last week's final mission -completing 30 years of manned Shuttle flights- was completed by the Atlantis... some facts about the craft: The Space Shuttle was the first orbital spacecraft designed for reuse. It carried different payloads to Low Earth Orbit, provided crew rotation for the International Space Station (ISS), and performed servicing missions- the first one went up in the early days of the Reagan Administration,...
  • S. Korea firm to supply F-15 HUDs

    07/07/2010 1:44:04 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    UPI ^ | 7/6/2010 | UPI
    South Korean electronics maker LIG Nex1 has signed an $8 million contract with Rockwell Collins for head-up data display units for U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters. The displays will also be delivered to the air forces of three other country's that fly the jet, LIG Nex1 said in a news release. The HUD is an instrument that's placed above the cockpit instrument glare shield for viewing data. It allows a pilot to view the information through a transparent screen as the flyer continues to look forward. HUDs are specifically designed to improve pilot situational awareness. The company, in a news...
  • Rust and Roll For F-22; HASC Watches JSF

    05/27/2010 4:37:39 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 441+ views
    Dod Buzz ^ | 5/26/2010 | Greg Grant
    Rust is not something the average person thinks much about when it comes to designing high-tech weapons. But several years ago I reported on a major missile test defense test that was ruined because a part rusted that helped hold the missile in place before liftoff. And in February the entire F-22 fleet was grounded “due to poorly designed drainage in the cockpit.” The affected parts were ejection seat rods. Congress is worried that similar problems could afflict the Joint Strike Fighter and has requested a report about lessons learned from the F-22’s experience. Regardless of how lowly rust might...
  • TFT INSTRUMENTS Company has designed a new flight simulator that can be used for entertainment

    05/05/2010 9:00:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 397+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published May 05, 2010 by | Alice Winters
    In one of the many new age music albums, there is a song called "Fly Away" and the constant refrain is "Fly Away, Fly Away, Fly Away," and the refrain really describes what you can do with this new invention. The catch is of course with this, you can only fly away in your imagination. TFT INSTRUMENTS Company has designed a new flight simulator that can be used for entertainment (with both movie studio sets/movie productions), airports, and shopping centers.
  • Co-pilot: No Sleeping or Arguing in Cockpit

    10/24/2009 7:30:19 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 45 replies · 1,989+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/24/09 | CNN
    (CNN) -- The co-pilot of a Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis, Minnesota, airport by 150 miles says he and the pilot weren't asleep and they weren't arguing. However, Richard I. Cole, who spoke to CNN affiliate KGW-TV from his Salem, Oregon, home, wouldn't say much more Friday. He said an investigation will reveal what took place. After repeatedly saying he couldn't talk about the case, Cole said that contrary to media reports, "Nobody was asleep in the cockpit. No arguments took place. "But other than that, I cannot tell you anything that went on because we're having hearings...
  • Raw Video: Inside a Blue Angel Cockpit (Air Show From the Pilot's View)

    06/13/2009 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 34 replies · 2,168+ views
    Wired.com | 06/12/09 | Noah Shachtman
    I think I need a barf bag. My head is spinning after watching this footage of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s ridiculously precise stunt pilot team. No, I’m not talking about another home movie of the fliers, shot from an air show. This raw video is taken from inside a Blue Angel cockpit, as the jets scream through the air. Personally, it’s as close as I ever want to get from stepping inside one of those planes. Closer, actually.Video
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • FAA looks at videos taken in cockpits

    10/09/2008 4:42:24 AM PDT · by billorites · 13 replies · 656+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | October 7, 2008 | Mike Barber
    The Federal Aviation Administration has begun scrutinizing YouTube videos taken from the cockpits of Horizon Air planes. Although most of the videos have been taken down, the FAA and Horizon Air confirmed they are cooperating in an investigation into possible cockpit violations in which pilots allowed personal electronic devices to be used to record takeoffs and landings. With the exception of filming for training, it is against federal regulations for pilots or passengers to use such devices during takeoffs and landings, as they could interfere with instrument and landing system navigation radios. Cockpits also are supposed to be sterile environments,...
  • Israeli combat pilots may soon fly high on Viagra

    02/09/2008 4:34:55 PM PST · by shove_it · 66 replies · 170+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2/7/2008
    It might harm their reputation, but Israel's air force is considering giving its combat pilots Viagra to improve their performance -- in the air. A recent study conducted by Israeli doctors among mountain climbers in Africa found a link between erectile dysfunction drugs and improved performance in high altitudes, the mass-selling Yediot Aharonot reported on Thursday...
  • Jury acquits man accused of disrupting flight to Hawaii

    07/01/2006 10:39:30 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 37 replies · 1,332+ views
    AP ^ | Posted on Sat, Jul. 01, 2006
    HONOLULU - An Spanish-speaking man who defense attorneys said was misunderstood by fellow passengers on a flight to Hawaii was found not guilty of interfering with a flight crew. Santiago Lol Tizol, 37, who is Guatemalan, had been accused of threatening to kill a baby and assaulting the airline crew. A federal jury found him not guilty on Friday. "This was paranoia on a cramped plane where people were pretty stressed out," said Assistant Federal Defender Matthew Winters. "He was not trying to assault or intimidate anyone on this plane." Tizol paced the aisles of the Dec. 9 Northwest Airlines...
  • New Opportunities for Sailors to Sit in the Cockpit

    03/01/2006 3:43:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 710+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Naval Air Systems Command
    PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- A new trial program to expand opportunity within the Navy’s officer and enlisted ranks is being implemented as part of Adm. Mike Mullen’s, Chief of Naval Operations, “Strategy for Our People.” According to Vice Adm. John C. Harvey's naval message in January, the new program is called the Flying Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Pilot program and is “designed to harness the strengths of our Sailors today and shape the Navy of tomorrow.” The Flying CWO Pilot program will select 30 highly-qualified E-5 through E-7 Sailors over the next two years, commission them as CWO2 prior...