Ten years ago: Richard Smith, a Staten Island ferry pilot
, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a crash that killed 11 in October 2003, acknowledging that he'd passed out at the helm after arriving at work with medication in his system.
Time is granted and Verity writes frantically of her friendship with Maddie Brodatt, Special Operations ferry pilot
, one of a few women pilots used to transport special passengers.
The flight, commanded by ferry pilot
Capt Alejandro Grande supported by two co-pilots, two flight engineers and a technical representative, staged through: Kosice, Slovakia; Sitia, Greece; Luxor, Egypt; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Muscat, Oman; Ahmedabad and Kolkata, India; and Chiang Mai, Thailand; en route to Hanoi.
The lieutenant ferry pilot
was delivering a UH-1N Huey from NAS Midwest to NAS Atlantic Coast.
He volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1941 and was taught to fly in Canada, later spending much of the War as a ferry pilot
in North Africa.
Rickman's account of Love and the birth of the WASP Ferry Pilot
program is told with enthusiasm and drama, and will be of interest to any fan of aviation history and women's studies.
The crew, a Spectator Grupa pilot and a contract ferry pilot
, heard a bang at 18,000 feet during the descent into AGC, which was followed by a left-engine low fuel pressure warning.
Panelists will include women who were part of aviation history, such as WASPs, or Women Air Service Pilots; 99s, originally a women's ferry pilot
corps; and Rosie the Riveters, women who built military aircraft.
Last year, ferry pilot
Richard Smith was jailed for 18 months for manslaughter.
It was not unusual for a WASP ferry pilot
to have flown over 50 different aircraft types during the war.
The resolution (which was worked out in a cooperative effort between Bluewater Network, the Port of San Francisco, ferry operators and the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific) calls for creating the country's first alternative-fuel ferry pilot
project on San Francisco Bay.
I also used to go to Denmark and have a Danish uncle who was a ferry pilot