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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.聽聽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 For years, pilot unions and safety advocates have sought to reform what they call outdated work rules, particularly for charter airlines.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 聽accidents

** Fighting Pilot Fatigue on Military Charter Flights

聽聽聽聽 Alan Levin / Bloomberg Bussinessweek – Air Safety 27-10-2011

Come Fly with me / Vuela con nosotros

Mi茅rcoles, 26 de octubre de 2011 Jose Mar铆a P茅rez Sastre Sin comentarios

‘Come fly with me’ tiene como escenario un agitado aeropuerto brit谩nico en el que los c贸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贸n: el caos de los mostradores, los piques entre azafatas, los “detalles de calidad” de las aerol铆neas de bajo coste…聽 Simplemente, para desternillarse. 隆Altamente recomendable隆

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

** Come Fly with me / Vuela con Nosotros Canal Plus Espa帽a 聽- Episodios en ingl茅s con subt铆tulos en espa帽ol-

Panel de AIMA para AsMA 2012

Martes, 25 de octubre de 2011 Estrella Forster Sin comentarios

Estimados colegas: El 15潞 panel cient铆fico patrocinado por AIMA, 鈥淎dvances in Aerospace Medicine in Iberoamerica,鈥 ser谩 ingresado al comit茅 del programa cient铆fico de AsMA este mes de聽Octubre 2011. 聽Dada su aprobaci贸n por AsMA, el panel, compuesto de 4 a 6 ponencias, se conducir谩 en espa帽ol en Mayo 2012 en Atlanta, GA, EUA.聽 La Dra. Estrella Forster y el Dr. Modesto Garay asistir谩n como Chair y Co-Chair de la sesi贸n. Dada su aprobaci贸n, el resumen (abstract) de cada una de las ponencias ser谩 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聽聽 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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聽聽聽聽 IATA job for GSIC 聽聽 Deadline for submission : 31 October 2011

驴Sabes….c贸mo hacen los pilotos para no perderse?

Mi茅rcoles, 19 de octubre de 2011 Twitter Sin comentarios

“A煤n a pesar de las se帽ales 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帽ales que seguir. Pero no es del todo cierto que estas se帽ales no existan”. As铆 comienza Javier Pedreira (Wicho) de Microsiervos , este art铆culo聽publicado en el Blog de Iberia/Me gusta Volar聽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铆a o un plan de vuelo. Descubre de una manera r谩pida y sencilla c贸mo funcionan las rutas a茅reas. Como dice Wicho : “En definitiva, los fijos son como las se帽ales de tr谩fico que nos encontramos en las carreteras, carreteras que en el caso de los aviones son las aerov铆as ya mencionadas, y los controladores a茅reos son un poco como la Agrupaci贸n de Tr谩fico de la Guardia Civil

** 驴C贸mo hacen los pilotos para no perderse?

聽聽聽聽聽聽 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 聽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隆

Flight Attendant Fatigue : A review of Comments

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

Today鈥檚 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.聽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

聽聽聽 DOT/FAA/AM-11/16 .office of Aerospace Medicine. Washington – October 2011-

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

驴Sabes…qu茅 es un “spotter” en aviaci贸n?

Lunes, 10 de octubre de 2011 Twitter Sin comentarios

Un avi贸n se prepara para el despegue. Desde la lejan铆a a煤n no se escuchan sus potentes motores pero, cuando segundos despu茅s sus ruedas dejan de acariciar el asfalto, el ruido es ya atronador. All铆 por los alrededores, de un tiempo a esta parte, puede haber聽 Spotters que suelen practicar su afici贸n en las proximidades de los Aeropuertos o Bases A茅reas. Son aficionados, amateurs, “cazadores”, y s贸lo necesitan una c谩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聽 the aircraft collided with the ground just south of the airport, two minutes after departure.聽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

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