Aviation News

October 24, 2011

Skeptics Say Biofuel Flights are Pie in the Sky, NASA to Unlock VAB to Tourists: Final Call

Looks like a Star Alliance party at JFK's Terminal 4
Looks like a Star Alliance party at JFK's Terminal 4. (Photo by Zee71)
Looks like a Star Alliance party at JFK's Terminal 4

Looks like a Star Alliance party at JFK's Terminal 4. (Photo by Zee71)

• A severe storm in Portugal blew off the roof of Faro Airport. [The Associated Press, via Fox News]

• Plenty of airlines are testing biofuel, but skeptics say the new stuff will never be as affordable as old dinosaur derived kerosene. [Aviation Week]

• NASA plans to open the massive Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center to the public. [WESH]

• Colgan Air executives were concerned that the captain of doomed Flight 3407 did not have enough skill to fly the Dash 8-Q400. [CNN]

• Another idiot forces another flight diversion after trying to open a door in flight, this time on Delta Flight 1702. [11 Alive]

• In happier Delta news, a man who met his girlfriend on airline’s New York-Chicago shuttle last year recently proposed to her on the same flight, as seen below: