The Design History of the de Havilland Comet I Neil Douglas Adams Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Abstract The de Havilland Comet I was the pride of British aviation engineering design and was first used by the British Overseas Airways Corporation as the flagship of the airline’s routes. The Comet I made history in 1952 by becoming the world’s first commercial airliner to be powered by jet engines. A series of deadly accidents involving Comets led to a question of the airworthiness of the aircraft. The two most serious accidents which occurred in 1954 were of the Comet G-ALYP near Elba, Italy and of Comet G-ALYY near Naples, Italy. A Court of Inquiry was held and the accident investigation was given to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough.
After this he joined the Bucharest Military School where he graduated as an artillery officer. Fond of technical problems, especially of flight technics, in 1905 he built a 'missile-airplane' in Bucharest for the Army. Then he went up to Berlin to attend studies at Technische Hochschule in Charlottenburg, after which he followed with studies at the Science University in Liege, part of the Electrical Institute in Montefiore. He registered at the Superior Aeronautical School in Paris where he graduated in 1909. H. Coanda began his engineering practice in aerodynamics where he is only now becoming become world reknowed.
In 1937, he designed a vehicle with steerable skis. In 1942, he started a company to manufacture his tracked vehicles (MacDonald, 2012). In 1947, he delivered a 12-passenger snow machine. In 1958, Bombardier introduced a sports machine, the ski-Doo. The father of snowmobiling died in 1964 at Sherbrooke.
When the fixture was finally sawn off, crosswinds at the Shuttle Landing Facility exceeded the limits for a Return to Launch Site (RTLS) abort. The crew waited for the winds to die down until the launch window finally ran out, forcing yet another scrub. Challenger and her seven-strong crew were doomed before they left the pad
History of the Pioneer/Airline -February 10, 1913- Carl Frederick Burke born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island -1936- Started flying lessons in Saint John, New Brunswick -1939- Qualified for his air engineer’s certificate -1939- Became a pilot for Canadian Airways Limited. As a pilot for Canadian Airways Limited, Burke took part in the air rescue of a pilot in Musgrove Harbour, Newfoundland. He also recovered the bodies of Sir Frederick Banting, navigator William Bird and William Snailman. -1940- Joined the Royal Air Force Ferry Command, which ferried new aircraft from factory to Gander Airport in Newfoundland before making the journey across the Atlantic -1941- Received a license to operate scheduled flights between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick -December 7, 1941- Burke opened Maritime Central Airways (MCA) -1945- With the success of MCA, the company was able to add more aircrafts to their fleet -1951- MCA received major contract with the Pinetree Project. MCA transported supplies for the construction of U.S. radar stations -1953- MCA acquired Boreal Airways and Mont Laurier Aviation -1954- The company received another contract to aid in the eastern section of the Distant Early Warning Line, which was a system of radar stations in Northern Canada.
The most important detail that affected this case is that in December 7th of 1941, Japanese fighter pilots intentionally attacked an American naval base right off of Honolulu, Hawaii. This meant bad news for the United States. According to America’s Best History, On February 19, 1942, The Executive order 9066 is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, confining 110,000 Japanese Americans, including 75,000 citizens, on the West Coast into relocation camps during World War II. The remains of the first of these detention camps resides in California's Manzanar National Historic Site. These camps would last for three years.
Flight 19 was discovered in 1991 in August of that year. Project 19, a group dedicated to locating the missing aircraft, was headed by Jon F. Myhre, aviation expert. He has spent 30 years searching for Flight 19, using unpublished Navy records, reports, weather charts, current charts, and some 50 sightings, plus exclusive interviews with the sole surviving airman of the flight, a surviving crew member of the search planes, and a Naval Review Board member. In Aug 1991, he located crash site #1 and pulled the aircraft from the sea floor. In 2007 he located crash site #3, and in 2009 crash site #2 -- these
Some people using them claimed to have glided for miles. The wingsuit was showcased in the 1969 movie The Gypsy Moths starring Burt Lancaster and Gene Hackman. On October 31, 1997, French skydiver Patrick de Gayardon showed reporters a wingsuit and alleged unparalleled safety and performance. De Gayardon died on April 13, 1998 while testing a new modification to his parachute container in Hawaii. In 1998 Tom Begic built and flew his own wingsuit based on a photograph of Patrick de Gayardon and his ideas.
Aerial Refueling: Historical Significance to the US Military BY JEFFREY J. QUICK American Military University May 24, 2009 HIST500 Historical Research Methods Professor Jon Mikolashek Nearly 100 years has passed since Alexander P. de Seversky, a pilot in the Imperial Russian Navy, envisioned the concept of transferring fuel from one aircraft to another while airborne. After immigrating into the United States and receiving the first-ever patent for air-to-air refueling, Seversky was quick to demonstrate his newly found capability. In a manner that looked similar to a stunt you would see at an air show, a man named Wesley May managed to clamber from the wing of a Lincoln Standard to a Curtiss JN-4 airplane. With a fuel canister strapped to his back, May was one of the first men to take fuel from one aircraft and refuel another with in-flight.
Vidovic, M., & Rugai, N. (2007). ARE HOOK TURNS A MAJOR OBSTACLE TO SAFE SKYDIVING? A STUDY OF SKYDIVING FATALITIES IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1992 TO 2005. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 105(3), 795-802. doi:10.2466/PMS.105.3.795-802 1) This article was written in a volume of Perceptual & Motor Skills a peer reviewed periodical property of Ammon’s Scientific, Ltd. 2) I am using this along with information from the USPA website to provide an accurate portrayal of statistics related to skydiving accidents. Zaretsky, R. (2011).