Why Do Some Flight Attendants Hate Pilots? Airline pilots take note: The Blue Side Up has a poll asking why flight attendants hate pilots with the choices being 1) Because they are men, 2) They Lie, 3) They are not generous, 4) They are needy and think the world revolves around them, 5) I actually love them! and 6) Other. So far, not many have voted though….
FAA Revises Flight Blocking Rules. US pilots take note: The FAA has published new procedures that will give aircraft owners broader control over their flight information’s disclosure, The agency will accept comments on its notice of proposed process until June 8.
Cessna’s New Citation Longitude. In addition, AVweb has an interview with Brad Thress, Cessna’s senior vice president for business jets, from the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) show floor in Geneva. In the interview, Thress gave considerable details about the design of Cessna’s newest and biggest jet, the Citation Longitude. You can listen to the podcast here.
Hawker Beechcraft Could Be Out of Bankruptcy Later This Year. The AOPAPilot Blog has a quick update about the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Hawker Beechcraft. Apparently, the aircraft manager could be out of bankruptcy by the end of this year but just don’t expect the Chinese to come in and save the company as they have apparently settled on Cessna as a partner.
The Boeing “Milestones in Innovation” App. Fans of Boeing might want to check out “Milestones in Innovation” – its first official app for iPad. The app brings nine decades of aviation innovation to iPad through beautiful imagery and an interactive timeline plus its being described as the history of Boeing as a digital coffee table book. The Boeing “Milestones in Innovation” App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
B-29 Ditching in the Pacific 1945. On a historical note, Sylvia, the blogger behind the Fear of Landing blog, has a great post about along with a stunning video from March 1945 in which Captain Bernard “Barney” McCaskill Jr ditched his B-29, the Hopefull Devil, into the Pacific. Apparently, the video is part of Vincent “Enzo” Romano’s archives that are billed as the “most complete Italian private digital archive related to American History, from the end of the 19th century to 1970.” A good deal of the Romano Archives have also been uploaded onto Youtube under UnknownWW2InColor and UnknownWW2InColor 2.
Looking for an Extreme Adventure. Finally, Sky Combat Ace (SCA) has launched a new business offering acrobatic flights include spins, barrel rolls, hammerheads and loops in the skies above Las Vegas. Specifically, SCA’s fleet includes an Extra 330LC, a T-6 Texan and a Waco Classic YMF-5C open cockpit biplane with five types of experiences available: 1) Aerobatic Flights, 2) Aerial Dogfighting, 3) Multi-Day Adventures, 4) Sightseeing Packages and 5) Spectator Packages. For more information, visit SkyCombatAce.comor check out their videos on YouTube or their website.