On Feb. 15, a Gulf Air pilot was hit by a high-power laser during approach to Abu Dhabi suffering “high light intoxication” on one eye. The pilot, that was hospitalized upon arrival, was flying the aircraft in the downwind for runway 31L when he observed the laser originating from nearby a car, in a desertic area. Investigation is in progress. Such kind of events have become quite frequent all around the world and laser attacks against civil (and in some cases also military) planes during landing have been occurring almost daily.
I have often criticised media inaccuracy when talking about aviation matters. Usually, this happens when aviation emergencies are technically analysed, but today’s inaccuracies have nothing to do with technical details. On Jan 9, Repubblica.it website […]
The answer is of course yes. Let’s change the question: did a malware cause the Spanair 5022 crash? According to a recent article: (most probably) yes. An interesting article was suggested by a reader of […]
On May 30 and 31, 2009, I’ve attended the Rome International Air Show 2009, held at Ostia. I’ve shot many interesting pictures and I will publish them on this website in the next days. In […]