STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Where Planes Go to Die and Other Strange Images
What happens to an airplane when it's lived out its natural life and needs to be retired, as new standards are adopted and new safety equipment becomes essential?
I don't usually think about these th... Posted on 10/24/11 at 5:42 PM
State officials want to attract a larger number of new Air Force cargo planes to the North Dakota Air National Guard’s base in Fargo.
North Dakota National Guard commander David Sprynczynatyk, the state’s congressional delegation and Gov. John Hoeven met with top Air Force officials in Washington, D.C., about the project.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is scrapping a proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration that would make secret its data on when and where birds and airplanes collide.
Transportation Department spokeswoman Jill Zuckman said Wednesday that LaHood believed the public had a right to the information. The nearly 50 public comments in response to the proposal were overwhelmingly opposed to keeping that data secret, she said.
As the swollen Red River threatened Fargo this spring, thousands of eyes were trained on the city’s miles of sandbag walls. But just in case the townspeople missed something, the eye in the sky was watching, too.
By Jim Suhr, The Associated Press
, April 18, 2009
Browsing through my most recent Grand Slam Club archives, I was shocked to read that Cam Lancaster of Nahanni Butte Outfitters in Northwest Territories, died in a plane crash on Aug. 21st. I met Cam 10 years ago on a Dall sheep hunt where his twin brother, Clay, was my guide. Cam was 36 and left a wife and four young children.
, October 17, 2008
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