June 18, 2015 |
THE MOST SHOCKING thing about flying with Capt. Katie Higgins isn't surviving three G's when she rockets her monster airplane into the sky at 375 mph. Or going weightless four times when she dives it, amped on the squeals and screams coming from the passengers behind her. Or watching veteran troops who swaggered onto her C-130 cargo plane lose it in their barf bags, one after another. The thing that makes your mouth drop is hearing Higgins tell you about the 1940s attitudes she slams into when she's on the ground.
June 14, 2015 |
First drive: 2016 Nissan Maxima. What it is: The eighth incarnation of the largest Nissan sedan. Price: $32,410 to $39,860. When it's on sale: Began arriving in dealerships June 3. Big Apple debut: When I received an e-mail about the new Maxima, I thought, "Oh, ho hum, a new Nissan. " But then I looked at the picture of the sedan, and I was kind of taken. The raised front fenders and the long hood made for a thing of beauty. "Hmmm. This might be worth it after all. " The new Maxima is the latest installment in the company's revamped lineup, which has given new looks to the Rogue, Murano and, coming at the end of the year, the Titan full-size pickup.
July 27, 2014 |
When he was growing up in Moorestown, Bob Flynn often pondered a military career. He attended Army-Navy games, asked questions about the service, and later entered the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. But Flynn never imagined the life that lay ahead - the rush of flying S-3B Viking twin-engine jets, deploying on three aircraft carriers, then serving in Iraq, where he cleared IEDs around Basra. Now, after years as a professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., he has received another surprise.
May 23, 2013 |
LONGTIME weekend anchor Rob Jennings is retiring from 6abc after 36 years at the station. His last newscast is scheduled for July 31. Jennings said he and his wife, Karen , a former news anchor herself, wanted to retire to their home in southwest Florida while they still had time to enjoy it. "I love what I do, I love telling stories and anchoring," Jennings told me. "I've been blessed with that ability since I was 5 and my kindergarten...
March 12, 2013 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Even a rural festival celebrating the harvest of Georgia's famous sweet onions isn't safe from the federal budget battle 600 miles away, as automatic cuts are threatening to take away the star attraction for the Vidalia Onion Festival's popular air show: the Navy's daredevil fighter pilots, the Blue Angels. The $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that took effect March 1 have thrown planning for the festival's air show into a tailspin, just weeks before the April 20 event that officials agreed to hold a week earlier than usual so they could book the vaunted group.
March 1, 2001 |
A Navy review board has concluded that pilot error caused the fatal crash of an F-14 Tomcat performing at the Sounds of Freedom Air Show at Willow Grove Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base in June. "There were no mechanical difficulties with the aircraft at all," said Michael Maus, a spokesman for the Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Va. Lt. William Dey, 30, the pilot, and Lt. David Bergstrom, 31, the radio intercept operator, were killed while demonstrating a wave-off maneuver, simulating a move in which the craft is waved off at the last moment from landing on an aircraft carrier.
December 22, 2000 |
The Blue Angels precision flying team has scheduled a Labor Day appearance at the 2001 Sounds of Freedom Air Show at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. The planned visit comes despite pleas from the base's neighbors to discontinue such aeronautical acrobatics after two airmen were killed at a June air show. Their F-14 jet went down in woods about 200 yards from a row of homes on Hallowell Avenue in Warminster. That crash did not involve the Blue Angels' squadron of F/A-18 Hornets.
June 20, 2000 |
Part carnival, part hardware display, military air shows have had a number of fatal accidents in recent years, including Sunday's F-14 jet crash that killed two airmen near the Willow Grove Naval Air Station. Nevertheless, a Navy spokesman said yesterday, the popular aerial demonstrations will not be halted. "There are no plans of any sort to discontinue air shows or to discontinue flight demonstrations," said Mike Maus of the Navy's public affairs office in Norfolk, Va. "Nor are there any plans to ground the F-14 because of [Sunday's]
October 29, 1999 |
A jet from the Navy's elite precision flying team, the Blue Angels, crashed yesterday during a practice flight in southern Georgia, killing the two pilots. It was the Blue Angels' first fatal accident in more than 14 years. The Navy said the crash occurred about 12:20 p.m. when the twin-engine F/A-18 slammed into a wooded area several miles from Moody Air Force Base, near Valdosta, Ga. Killed were Lt. Cmdr. Kieron O'Connor, 35, of Burtonsville, Md., and Lt. Kevin Colling, 32, of Castle Rock, Colo.
September 17, 1999 |
With The Magic of Flight, Imax movie-making redefines what it means to reach dizzy heights. Even in Everest, the biggest box-office success for the giant screen process, there was the feeling that you were occasionally planted on solid ground - albeit 29,000 feet up. In the vertigo sweepstakes, The Magic of Flight, now running at the Franklin Institute, tops that climb by putting the cameras in the cockpits of the Blue Angels, the Navy's celebrated...