Bored Pilots Fly 150 Miles Off Course
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Bored Pilots Fly 150 Miles Off Course

NARRATOR: In 2009, Northwest Flight 188 from San Diego to Minneapolis, carrying 147 passengers, doesn’t respond to calls from Air Traffic Control, and is reported as NORDO. NORDO is a term that’s used in the Air Traffic Control business to indicate that a pilot is not talking to anybody in the Air Traffic Control system, […]

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What is a Drone?
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What is a Drone?

Drone! Drone is a word you see pretty often in today’s pop culture, but drones seem to be an extremely diverse species: Everything from this, to this! Even flightless vehicles are occasionally referred to as drones. So what exactly is a drone? Unfortunately there isn’t a simple answer to this, because although the word has […]

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Automating the production of composite components for aircraft.
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Automating the production of composite components for aircraft.

>>ANNOUNCER: The primary challenge in modern aircraft design is increasing fuel efficiency and range, both of which rely on innovative composite materials to decrease the weight of the airframe. James L. Gallagher Incorporated, a Massachusetts engineering company specializing in the design of equipment for composite fabrication, was recently called upon to answer such a challenge. […]

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