I witnessed history today. Eastern Airlines was one checkride from getting their new Part 121 Carrier Certificate when I took these photos. About half an hour later the bird, a 737-800 officially titled “Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker”, lifted into the Tallahassee skies and the company is on its way to resurrection and new life. I felt like I was looking at a beautiful piece of lost history, and I’m still not completely sure I really saw it.
A contract for the LRS-B is expected to be awarded in 2015, with the US Air Force planning to purchase 80-100 LRS-B aircraft at a cost of $550 million each, in 2010 dollars. The aircraft is planned to replace the B-1 and B-52 and have an initial operating capability in the mid-2020′s. It is intended to use mature technologies, have an open architecture for future enhancements, be nuclear-capable, and possibly have the ability to operate unmanned.
-Romeo 359 (three-five-ni-ner), contact Iceland approach on 118.1 -Going to 118.1, Romeo 359, good evening. - Iceland approach, Romeo 359, level Eighteen thousand. - Romeo 359, Iceland approach, turn left heading two three zero, descend and maintain ten thousand.“ -Left to two three zero, down to ten thousand, Romeo 359 -Romeo 359, turn right heading zero six zero, descend and maintain six thousand, slow to two two zero knots. -Right to 060, down to 6,000, slowing to 220 knots, Romeo 359 -Romeo 359, intercept the localizer runway two eight right, cleared ILS two eight right.” -Cleared ILS two eight right, Romeo 359
(invented approach guideline based on actual SEP/SOP)