Monthly Archive: April 2013

US cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan – video from Bagram Airbase –

A civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the sprawling US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan with the Taliban claiming responsibility for “shooting down” the jet.Thanks to LL User for the footage posted on his YT channel.But a Nato spokesman later denied any Taliban involvement, adding that the 20-year-old Boeing 747 had come …

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Hybrid Contrails, A New Classification – Contrail Science

Contrails are generally classified into two types. Exhaust contrails and aerodynamic contrails. Exhaust contrails are formed by the mixing of the hot humid exhaust of the engines with cold humid surrounding air, creating long streamers of clouds. If the conditions are right then these can persist and spread. These are the most common type of …

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Virgin America Serves Up New High-Style, Low-Fare Flights From Los Angeles To Las Vegas – PR Newswire

Virgin America, the award-winning U.S. airline known for its low fares, mood-lit cabins and upscale service, today celebrates the launch of its new daily nonstop flight service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) with a red carpet welcome for guests onboard its inaugural flight. The three daily roundtrip …

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Dreamliner set to fly in a week as Boeing fixes battery – Reuters

Boeing began installing reinforced lithium-ion battery systems on five 787 jets in Japan on Monday, starting a process that should make the first commercial Dreamliners ready to fly again in about a week.Boeing’s Dreamliners have been grounded since regulators ordered all 50 planes out of the skies in mid-January after batteries on two of them …

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