7. November 2011 14:35
The first scheduled air service began in Florida on January 1, 1914. Glenn Curtiss had designed a plane that could take off and land on water and thus could be built larger than any plane to date, because it did not need the heavy undercarriage required for landing on hard ground. Thomas Benoist, an auto parts maker, decided to build such a flying boat, or seaplane, for a service across Tampa Bay called the St. Petersburg - Tampa Air Boat Line. His first passenger was ex-St. Petersburg Mayor A.C. Pheil, who made the 18-mile trip in 23 minutes, a considerable improvement over the two-hour trip by boat. The single-plane service accommodated one passenger at a time, and the company charged a one-way fare of $5. After operating two flights a day for four months, the company folded with the end of the winter tourist season. [More]
7. November 2011 14:13
Turbulence is an occupational hazard that we all take very seriously. Recently, our flying partners have confronted the dangers of turbulence on several flights around the system. Especially in light of these events, it is a good time to remember that every day we fly, when it comes to cabin safety, place yourself and your flying partners first. It is only through these efforts that we may fulfill our duties as safety professionals for the passengers in our care. To minimize injuries caused in turbulence or chop, stow all but the most necessary service components when the service is over, especially carts, full coffee pots, and glass bottles. Use of tie downs for carts is not only a federal regulation, diligent use of tie downs and latches will prevent disaster. [More]
7. November 2011 14:03
Denver, CO: Nationally recognized award-winning aviation artist, Joe Jones proudly launches "Joe Jones' Airmail Greetings", his new "all aviation theme" greeting card line. [More]
7. November 2011 08:11
4th Annual Wine and Wings VIP Wine Tasting - Silent Auction Spirit of Flight Center Friday December 9, 2011 6pm - 9pm Join the Spirit of Flight Center for their 4th annual VIP Wine tasting with Hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction fundraiser and more... $50 per person (limited seating). [More]
7. November 2011 07:51
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