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.
You can already read in last AeroSafetyWorld (June 2011) this interesting article about a ¬†need to reinforce professionalism as a mean to improve safety. Citing a ‚Äúdisturbing number‚ÄĚ of events involving nonadherence with standard operating procedures by pilots and air traffic controllers, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is complaining of ‚Äúan erosion of ‚Ä¶ [...]
The Aerospace Medical Association’s 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting will be held next 8-12 May in Anchorage (Alaska), under motto “Thriving in Changing Environments”. Here in attached you can see all information about schedule of scientific sessions, registration and hotel forms, as well as Achorage tourist¬†topics. AIMA (Asociaci√≥n Iberoamericana de Medicina Aeroespacial) Clinical Panel will be¬† [...]
“El verdadero pintor es aquel que es capaz de pintar escenas extraordinarias en medio de un desierto vac√≠o. El verdadero pintor es aquel que es capaz de pintar pacientemente una pera rodeado de los tumultos de la historia.” Salvador Dal√≠. El genial artista pint√≥ varios cuadros para Iberia. El v√≠deo muestra c√≥mo fue la elaboraci√≥n [...]