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FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive Mishap -Video-

Miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

One 80 year old grandmother’s terrifying skydive is being investigated by the FAA after it went viral. The video was created by The Parachute Center, a skydiving company in Acampo, Calif., as a memento for jumpers to take home after their airborne adventures.It shows a woman named Laverne having second thoughts right before her jump, but the instructor scoops her up and they fall out of the plane…

 

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Mental diseases not easy to diagnose

Physicians can’t always identify a pilot’s depression or other mental disorder during an aeromedical exam.Official accident reports atribute just a handful of crashes to a pilot’s deliberate action, citing¬† a psychosomatic¬† disorder, a suicide or some unexplained motive. Here you can read several cases .This article highlights the need of improving pilot-physician relationship in order to detects such problems, as well as some comments about new antidepressant ¬†rules in certain countries.

 

** Difficult Diagnosis

     Linda Welferman / Aerosafety World   May-2012

XIII Simposium Sema Pontevedra 2012 -Avance preliminar-

Martes, 22 de mayo de 2012 Enriqueta Alomar Sin comentarios

Estimados socios y compa√Īeros de la SEMA (Sociedad Espa√Īola de Medicina Aeroespacial), bajo la coordinaci√≥n del Dr. Jose Ignacio Castro Land√≠n estamos perfilando¬†el pr√≥ximo Simposium de nuestra Sociedad que se celebrar√° el pr√≥ximo mes de Octubre de 2012 en Pontevedra . Se ha preparado el Avance del Programa Preliminar as√≠ como el Avance del Programa Social. Evidentemente iremos informando periodicamente sobre los cambios que se puedan ir produciendo. Esperamos vuestra opini√≥n y colaboraci√≥n, y queremos veros a todos otra vez en Galicia.

 

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Caffeinated gum keeps Israeli pilots, commandos alert

Lunes, 21 de mayo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

The Israeli army is supplying aviators and special operations forces a caffeine-charged chewing gum that dramatically enhances their ability to cope with fatigue on long missions, the Yediot Aharonot daily reported. The “Stay Alert Gum“, a food supplement, was developed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in conjunction with the Wrigley’s company, as part of ongoing efforts to curb fatigue-related injuries and deaths, said Xinhua…..

 

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El ser humano podría pisar un asteroide por primera vez en 2020

El futuro Sistema de Lanzamiento Espacial (SLS por sus siglas en ingl√©s) en el que trabaja la NASA, est√° en camino de dar a Estados Unidos el m√°s potente veh√≠culo que nunca haya existido para el env√≠o de seres humanos hacia el espacio profundo antes de diez a√Īos. El futuro cohete ¬†ser√° tan alto como un edificio de 36 pisos. La NASA va a entrenar a un equipo de astronautas para aterrizar en un asteroide y poder explorar su superficie, buscar minerales e incluso y descubrir si es una posible amenaza para la Tierra, seg√ļn ha confirmado el piloto brit√°nico Tim Peake a The Telegraph.

 

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** La NASA enviar√° a humanos por el Sistema Solar en 2021

      ABC.es/Ciencia  14/05/2012

Business aviation safety report over 20 years

Jueves, 10 de mayo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis 2 comentarios

There is a long-term favourable trend in business-jet fatal accident rates – and a significant improvement during the past three years which will be remarkable if sustained. That is the judgement of Paul Hayes, senior safety analyst at Flightglobal‘s data and consultancy division Ascend. During the 1990s, the rate in question was one fatal accident per 600 aircraft, while for the 2000s it has been one per 900 aircraft. On this basis, 2011 was the safest year ever for the class and continues the safety improvement trend that has halved the accident rate in the past 10 years…

 

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Space burials: Dying to go into orbit

Planning your funeral? If a burial does not cut it, several companies now offer to fly your remains into space. But Richard Hollingham wonders what motivates people to sign-up. Do you remember Captain Spok’s death at Star Trek?.¬†The coffin is levitated along a track and fired from the Starship Enterprise. It is the space-age equivalent of a burial at sea. But what was science fiction thirty years ago is now becoming reality…

 

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** Space burials: Dying to go into orbit

     Richard Hollingham / BBC.com / Space   03/04/12

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Los discapacitados denuncian discriminaci√≥n en aerol√≠neas “low cost” y cruceros

Lunes, 7 de mayo de 2012 Twitter Sin comentarios

El Comit√© Espa√Īol de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad (Cermi) ha denunciado discriminaci√≥n por parte de las aerol√≠neas de bajo coste y de los cruceros. Las quejas son, en concreto, por el trato recibido por personas con movilidad reducida. Ya se ha sancionado recientemente a una compa√Ī√≠a de bajo coste. En marzo pasado la compa√Ī√≠a Easy Jet compareci√≥ ante los juzgados franceses por haber impedido volar a una mujer discapacitada que no iba acompa√Īada.

 

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     Los dicapacitados denuncian discriminación en aerolineas low ost y cruceros 

    ABC.com/ 07-05-2012

Aviation safety suffers further setback after Helios conviction

Jueves, 3 de mayo de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis 1 comentario

A Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer has received a 10 year prison sentence by an ¬†Athens court for allegedly not resetting a cockpit switch following maintenance on the Helios Airways Boeing 737-300 which crashed into a mountain near Athens in 2005 after its oxygen supply failed and the pilots and most of the passengers fell unconscious. It is difficult to grasp how aviation safety can be improved if the legal process surrounding an aircraft accident allows an engineer to be condemned to a prison sentence based on an “assumption” that a cockpit Switch (critical to flight safety) was set in the incorrect position….

 

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