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.
El Bolet√≠n Epidemiol√≥gico es el resultado de la √ļltima fase del “ciclo de la vigilancia”. Su prop√≥sito es hacer llegar la informaci√≥n agregada a nivel regional a todos los profesionales sanitarios, y en especial a las redes asistenciales que, como notificadores, constituyen el soporte de cualquier sistema de vigilancia. Se publica por primera vez en [...]
¬† ¬† ¬† “Flight Surgeon inside DC-9 for Aeromedical Transport” ¬† Sooner or later, most physicians who travel on airlines¬†eventually hear the overhead call from a flight attendant, “Are there any doctors on board?” This brief review of aerospace medical principles will help physicians respond with confidence to this call. Familiarity¬†helps physicians effectively assist and [...]
As you all know, the next month of May will take place the most important meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association. Although we have already published information about it, here you can read the Final Addendum with all the updated information ( conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, dinners, etc) for you to go to attend. We [...]
This article published at last issue of Aerosafety Wordl October 2011 briefs the BALPA 2010 survey about pilot lifestyle. Of the many findings suggested by this research, some regarding to roster and economic factors contibuting to pilot commuting time and stress are worthwhile. More than 73% of respondents said they had felt unduly stressed at [...]
Thanks to the kindness of Dr Fiona Rennie -Aviation and Occupational Medicine- from Emirates¬†¬†Airlines in Dubai, we can ¬†invite to you to see this slide presentation about a¬† pilot with Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) associated with Factor V Leiden. Dr Fionna Renni participated in an Aeromed-List thread about this issue and has been so kind [...]