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2014-01-21 08:20:13

DUBLIN, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6z9ml/landing_gear_and) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Landing Gear & Undercarriage Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6z9ml/landing_gear_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Aircraft Landing Gear System is a major component...

Honeybees Teach Scientists How To Build Better Robot Aircraft
2013-10-29 19:17:16

[ Watch the Video: Bees Inspire Landing Technology For Robotic Plans ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Honeybees are inspiring scientists at Australia’s Vision Centre to help build a robot aircraft. Bees are able to land anywhere with amazing precision and grace, and this skill could soon be included in future aircraft. Scientists found that honeybees are able to control their flight speed in time for a perfect touchdown without needing to know how fast they...

2012-02-10 08:00:00

Just a few weeks ago, when Nathaniel Hand turned 17, all he could think about was getting his license-not his driver´s license, but his pilot´s license. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Just a few weeks ago, when Nathaniel Hand turned 17, all he could think about was getting his license-not his driver´s license, but his pilot´s license. Nathaniel started taking flying lessons at age 14, when he sat on an extra seat cushion so he could see out of the...

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2009-08-19 14:35:46

A group of pilots in Greece on Wednesday urged for the banning of laser pens during landings, citing an increased threat of momentary blindness during landing. "It usually happens during night-time landings, Grigoris Constantellos, the president of the Civil Aviation Pilots' Union told the Greek daily Kathimerini newspaper. "When a plane comes in for landing, the lights in the cockpit are dimmed so the pilots can see the runway. Their pupils are dilated so if a laser is shone in their eyes...

2009-06-22 13:33:26

An 83-year-old pilot who landed his damaged single-engine Hummelbird plane on a busy South Florida expressway said it was a perfect landing. Ralph Squeglia, 83, said he aimed for the Sawgrass Expressway near Miami after clipping the homemade plane's left wing on a light pole Sunday and guided the aircraft to the ground while carefully dodging cars, WTVJ-TV, Miami, reported Monday. It was a perfect landing, said Squeglia, who has been flying planes since 1944. However, he said there were some...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

STRATFORD, Conn., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the successful demonstration of technology designed to enable safer helicopter landings in blinding conditions including brownouts. Sikorsky and its Sandblaster project teammates, including Honeywell International and Sierra Nevada Corp., performed the demonstrations at the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), AMRDEC at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Sikorsky is a subsidiary...

2009-03-02 06:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the general aviation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Safe Flight Instrument Corporation with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year Award. Safe Flight manufactures devices such as the stall warning system that makes flying safer and more intuitive. This alarm sounds a warning when airflow over the wings has slowed to a critical level and a stall is imminent....

2008-10-12 18:00:18

HE is used to making all the big decisions, but Sir Alan Sugar has admitted making a wrong call when he crash-landed his plane. The star of The Apprentice TV series told officials he probably should have aborted his first attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on July 5. Multi-millionaire Sir Alan walked away unharmed after the plane overshot the grass runway and hit a rut in the ground at City Airport Manchester, an airfield on the edge of the city. The bumpy landing pranged the...

2008-10-02 18:00:20

KALININGRAD. Oct 2 (Interfax) - The passengers of a Boeing 737 belonging to the KD-Avia airline, which landed with its landing gear up at Kaliningrad last night, had not been warned about the unusual situation before landing. One of the passengers from the flight told Interfax that the aircraft, which was en route from Barcelona to Kaliningrad, circled four times above the airport before landing. "The crew did not announce that the situation was abnormal, although the passengers understood...

2008-09-24 12:00:23

A cargo plane was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday at Miami International Airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, an official says. Airport spokesman Greg Chin said shortly after taking off from the airport Wednesday morning, the airplane's pilots found the vehicle's landing gear would not retract and immediately returned to the airport, the Miami Herald reported. The airplane was able to make a safe landing at the airport and no one was hurt in the emergency action,...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.