KURRLE JR., BLUE ANGEL NO. 4
As they prepared to fly just
their second show since a forced hiatus after their commander stepped
down from the team, U.S. Navy Lt. Rob Kurrle Jr. took a few
minutes to talk with AVweb's Mary Grady (on a windy ramp) about
how the F/A-18 Hornet handles and how the Blue Angels pilots mitigate
risks. The team flew to capacity crowds in June at the annual National
Guard Air Show in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
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ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON AIRPLANES
Alaska Airlines is putting
iPads in the cockpits their airplanes, even as ABC News has released a
report highlighting their disruptive potential to airplane avionics.
What's the real story on portable electronic devices and aviation
equipment? AVweb's Glenn Pew asked Dave Carson, who
co-chaired a federal advisory committee on PED safety, to walk us
through the finer points.
Click here to listen. (14.6 MB,
ARE A GOOD THING, RIGHT?
Gabriella Somerville has
built a charter and leasing brokerage during the recession based on the
premise that private aviation makes sense, even if it is also a luxury.
She spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles.
Click here to listen. (7.0 MB,