Police are investigating whether a man found dead on a west London street was a ¬†stowaway who fell from a plane. No-one saw the body fall from the sky on to Portman Avenue. It is not the first incident of this kind on the Heathrow flightpath.¬† Dr Stephen Veronneau, of the US Federal Aviation Administration, has identified 96 individuals around the world who have tried to travel in plane wheel wells since 1947. The incidents happened on 85 flights. Veronneau is working on the assumption that the Mortlake fatality was a stowaway. Of these, more than three-quarters have proved fatal.
This article answers following questions : Just how often does this happen and what are the riks?
La empresa alemana Strate, especializada en la limpieza y reposici√≥n de pintura de las pistas de los aeropuertos, desembarca en Espa√Īa de la mano de la consultora aeron√°utica Icarum. La principal ventaja del sistema de Strate es que no da√Īa el pavimento. De hecho, se trata de unas m√°quinas que eliminan el caucho con agua a presi√≥n, con un sistema dise√Īado por el propio fundador de la compa√Ī√≠a, Reinhard Strate, que consiste en un veh√≠culo de agua a alta presi√≥n, con una bomba de 450 kw, y un caudal de 90 l/minuto, que expulsa el agua a una presi√≥n regulable de entre 1.000 y 2.800 bar…
Airports often place their blast fences at the beginnings of runways, especially when roadways or structures are adjacent. Airports that are in dense urban areas often have blast fences between taxiways and airport borders. Jet blast deflectors usually direct exhaust gases upward.[ However, a low-pressure zone can form behind the blast fence, causing ambient air and debris to be drawn upward with the jet exhaust, and hot, toxic gases to circulate behind the blast fence. But in St Marteen does not want to use it , the tourist attraction of this airport cab be very dangerous as can be seen in this footage.
The Nationnal Luchtvaart-Themapark or simply Aviodrome , located in Lalystad, Netherlands is quite a long leap from being an average european air-show. A unique combination of permanent air festival, aerospace museum and family theme park. A visit is really worthwhile but if you can not go, then do not miss this 57 slides show.
The annual Aerospace Medical Certification Statistical Handbook reports descriptive characteristics of all active U.S. civil aviation airmen and the aviation medical examiners (AMEs) that perform the required medical examinations.This has not been readily accessible since 1998. Here you can get useful information as for instance regarding AMEs: Of the 3,651 active AMEs, 93% were civilian, [...]
Seg√ļn leemos en Fotograf√≠a Microsiervos, La NASA ha anunciado la publicaci√≥n de casi 200 fotograf√≠as hist√≥ricas en una de sus cuentas en Flickr: NASA on The Commons’ photostream. Los √°lbumes que han aparecido de momento incluyen lanzamiento de cohetes y aeronaves, la construcci√≥n de algunos edificios e instalaciones y fotograf√≠as de los fundadores de la [...]
From Aerosafety World ¬†Magazine (Nov 2009)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The SKYbrary Human Factors category is fast becoming a key resource for aviation safety professionals, thanks to the work of the Foundation, its European Advisory Committee and SKYbrary’s team of editors. Central to this development has been the integration into SKYbrary of the ” FSF Operator’s Guide to Human [...]