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FAA to order safety checks on 400 Boeing 767 jets: WSJ
Sun Jan 26, 2014
Boeing 727s used to have a problem with loss of elevator control when passengers could smoke. We had to crawl in with a mild acid and remove nicotime tars from control cables. DC-10s had a similar problem. Plastic cable protectors would wear, water would collect and freeze at high …
Skydivers' plane crashes in Belgium, 11 killed
Sat Oct 19, 2013
Russ "all world" Francis had the same thing happen to him here in Honolulu. He survived. Others on the aircraft did not. My Air Force parachute could be used by-the-book down to 450 feet. Rapid "sphincter flutter"- 250 feet.
Community health centers get ready for their Obamacare close-up
Sat Oct 19, 2013
"New"? The City of San Francisco had free health centers in the 1950s. Very handy to receive polio vacinations during the pandemic. Sugar cubes and needles. Guess which future President killed it? "It's not a cut. It's a savings". Now, the health centers are …
Shutdown worsens historic blizzard that killed tens of thousands of South Dakota cattle
Tue Oct 8, 2013
Air-drop bales of hay? Been there, done that! The California Air National Guard, out of the San Francisco area, did this. Our U-10s, with local Montana residents as spotters would identify cattle is distress.
Crash of US anti-drug aircraft in Colombia kills 4
Sat Oct 5, 2013
We almost crashed our drug-carrying transport on a trip from Howard Air Force Base, Panama to Marana, AZ. Painted on the side of the aircraft was "US Air Force". The CIA closed Marana in 1974 when the "secret" got out. You could Google it.
Smokejumper falls to his death during training exercise in Idaho
Sat Sep 28, 2013
We dropped Army Reserve Sixth Special Forces troops in this area in 1972 with poor results. Parachutes don't work real good at high altitude. Alpine meadows might look soft. Not! Two jumpers leaving the aircraft at the same time collided.
King of Pop meets Queen: Michael Jackson-Freddie Mercury duets set for release
Tue Jul 30, 2013
That should be Doctor Brian May. Ph.D Astronomy
United Express flight makes emergency landing in Newark
Thu Jul 25, 2013
Hydraulic fluid accumulates in the landing gear wheel wells. Planes takes off, climbs nose up, fluid gets sucked into aircondition system.
Taliban commander: I wish Malala Yousafzai shooting had 'never happened'
Wed Jul 17, 2013
Perpetrators often return to the scene of the crime. Victims, not so much. Jihadists: fighting hard to keep Islam in the seventh century.
Controversial 'Lolita' chatbot catches online predators
Sat Jul 13, 2013
NSA has been doing this for decades. Pressure cooker, bomb, infidels. Now I just sit back and wait for the knock on the door.
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