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Fighting Pilot Fatigue on Military Charter Flights

Lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Civilian pilots who transport troops put in long hours on little sleep.  Not enough military planes and pilots to transport U.S. troops means that 87 percent of personnel flown around the globe are carried by civilian charter airlines. For years, pilot unions and safety advocates have sought to reform what they call outdated work rules, particularly for charter airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a proposed rule that would reduce the number of hours pilots can fly and increase the amount of rest they get between long trips. This article highlights the fatigue as important cause of military transport  accidents

 

** Fighting Pilot Fatigue on Military Charter Flights

     Alan Levin / Bloomberg Bussinessweek РAir Safety 27-10-2011

Come Fly with me / Vuela con nosotros

Miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2011 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

‘Come fly with me’ tiene como escenario un agitado aeropuerto brit√°nico en el que los c√≥micos ingleses David Walliams y Matt Lucas (que triunfaron con Little Britain en 2003) han querido retratar -solo como ellos saben hacer- los pormenores del mundo de la aviaci√≥n: el caos de los mostradores, los piques entre azafatas, los “detalles de calidad” de las aerol√≠neas de bajo coste…¬† Simplemente, para desternillarse. ¬°Altamente recomendable¬°

** Come Fly with me / BBC  -Episodes in english-

** Come Fly with me / Vuela con Nosotros Canal Plus Espa√Īa ¬†- Episodios en ingl√©s con subt√≠tulos en espa√Īol-

Panel de AIMA para AsMA 2012

Martes, 25 de octubre de 2011 Estrella Forster Sin comentarios

Estimados colegas: El 15¬ļ panel cient√≠fico patrocinado por AIMA, ‚ÄúAdvances in Aerospace Medicine in Iberoamerica,‚ÄĚ ser√° ingresado al comit√© del programa cient√≠fico de AsMA este mes de¬†Octubre 2011. ¬†Dada su aprobaci√≥n por AsMA, el panel, compuesto de 4 a 6 ponencias, se conducir√° en espa√Īol en Mayo 2012 en Atlanta, GA, EUA.¬† La Dra. Estrella Forster y el Dr. Modesto Garay asistir√°n como Chair y Co-Chair de la sesi√≥n. Dada su aprobaci√≥n, el resumen (abstract) de cada una de las ponencias ser√° publicada en el J. Aviat. Space. Environ. Med. 2011;83(3)…

 

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Going into hospital far riskier than flying?

Lunes, 24 de octubre de 2011 Beatriz Puente Espada 1 comentario

Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.Your chances of dying due to an error in health care would be 1 in 300, told Liam Donaldson, the WHO’s newly appointed envoy for patient safety. This compared with a risk of dying in an air crash of about 1 in 10 million passengers, according to Donaldson, formerly England’s chief medical officer…

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IATA Position available at Global Safety Center

Viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

In our rapidly changing and dynamic environment, the International Air transport¬†¬† Association (IATA) is currently recruiting for a: “Assistant Director GSIC ( Global Safety Information Center at Montreal-Canada) .Reporting to the Director, Global Safety, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall development, maintenance and enhancement of the IATA Global Safety Information Center (GSIC) and manage all assigned GSIC staff.

 

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     IATA job for GSIC    Deadline for submission : 31 October 2011

¬ŅSabes….c√≥mo hacen los pilotos para no perderse?

Miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011 Twitter Sin comentarios

“A√ļn a pesar de las se√Īales e indicaciones que hay en las carreteras todos nos hemos perdido alguna vez circulando en coche. Por eso puede parecer que perderse volando de un lugar a otro tiene que ser extremadamente sencillo, pues en el aire no hay se√Īales que seguir. Pero no es del todo cierto que estas se√Īales no existan”. As√≠ comienza Javier Pedreira (Wicho) de Microsiervos , este art√≠culo¬†publicado en el Blog de Iberia/Me gusta Volar¬†para explicar de forma sencilla las reglas y sistemas que utilizan los pilotos para navegar. Desde el vuelo visual al vuelo instrumental, explicando lo que es un VOR/DME, una aerov√≠a o un plan de vuelo. Descubre de una manera r√°pida y sencilla c√≥mo funcionan las rutas a√©reas. Como dice Wicho : “En definitiva, los fijos son como las se√Īales de tr√°fico que nos encontramos en las carreteras, carreteras que en el caso de los aviones son las aerov√≠as ya mencionadas, y los controladores a√©reos son un poco como la Agrupaci√≥n de Tr√°fico de la Guardia Civil

 

** ¬ŅC√≥mo hacen los pilotos para no perderse?

       Javier Pedreira / Iberia-Me gusta Volar (18-Octubre-2011)

What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

Jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011 Esther Felipe Duyos Sin comentarios

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This amazing ¬†movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Several american cities can be seen and also visible is the earth’s ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy. Let’s enjoy it¬°

 

 

Flight Attendant Fatigue : A review of Comments

Martes, 11 de octubre de 2011 FAA CAMI Library Sin comentarios

Today‚Äôs aviation industry is a 24/7 operation that produces a variety of challenges for cabin crew members including extended duty periods, highly variable schedules, frequent time zone changes, and increased passenger loads.¬†The present content analysis study was conducted to provide a quantitative review of flight attendant comments. This report corroborate and emphasize the main issues of concern for flight attendants: long duty days, length of layovers, long delays, breaks, and nutrition, that has been known in other surveys. It has a special interest for AMES’s who care flight attendants

 

**Flight Attendant Fatigue: A Quantitative Review of Comments

    DOT/FAA/AM-11/16 .office of Aerospace Medicine. Washington РOctober 2011-

   Avers KB, Nei D, King JS, Thomas S, Roberts C, Banks JO, Nesthus TE

 

¬ŅSabes…qu√© es un “spotter” en aviaci√≥n?

Lunes, 10 de octubre de 2011 Twitter Sin comentarios

Un avi√≥n se prepara para el despegue. Desde la lejan√≠a a√ļn no se escuchan sus potentes motores pero, cuando segundos despu√©s sus ruedas dejan de acariciar el asfalto, el ruido es ya atronador. All√≠ por los alrededores, de un tiempo a esta parte, puede haber¬† Spotters que suelen practicar su afici√≥n en las proximidades de los Aeropuertos o Bases A√©reas. Son aficionados, amateurs, “cazadores”, y s√≥lo necesitan una c√°mara digital…

 

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Fire Fighting Plane crash caused by heart attack

Viernes, 7 de octubre de 2011 Twitter Sin comentarios

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its final report yesterday into the cause of the April 23, 2010 crash of a Grumman TBM Avenger Water Bomber. Ronny Clowes, 62, was founded death after¬† the aircraft collided with the ground just south of the airport, two minutes after departure.¬†The final report, which is available online, named two contributing factors, or causes, in the crash. The first was Clowes’ underlying coronary disease, which was not identified despite the defences built into the Civil Aviation Medicine, or CAM, system. The second factor was the fact Clowes suffered a heart attack during flight that led to the crash. Clowes was being treated for high blood pressure and he also had elevated blood sugar levels at the time of the accident. The prevention system was unable to avoid this incapacitation and this accident can serve the purpose of helping to revamp that system.

 

** Plane crash caused by heart attack

      Stacey Foster / CANADAEAST NEWS SERVICE-  07-October-2011