Because it was built in the U.S.A does not mean the pilots were trained here. In fact most pilots who are trained in America do so because they want to be trained here. That has nothing to do with what or where they fly.
Not in the least do we desire to rule the world.
We fought to eliminate one leader who did have that ambition and returned those he terrified and did not kill to freedom. That mans name was Adolph Hitler, a coward, tyrant, and war criminal. Another was Sadam Husein who desired to copy hitler in many ways, also a coward and war criminal. Another Osama BinLaden just a plain criminal, as are his followers. This list goes on and on.
Every time we take military action it is never intended that we rule anything. What we do is only intend to protect our freedom and free others who have lost it. In fact much of the world looks upon America to act as a world police state. Something we can not nor should not do unless our national security is involved. For example right now Syrians are all but begging us to free them. Unfortunately we can not nor should not be everywhere there is tension but we may strike Syria now that they are threatening our national interest.
Need more history to und
There is a one hour TV documentary focusing on this aircraft. It takes you with the crew of the plane as they deliver massive cargo laods to destinations around the world. Look it up, I am pretty sure you will find it on google.
I hate to sound like a hater, I am really not that at all. But I will tell the cold hard truth as I see it.
These maps are nothing more than another example of Aviation Rip Off's. If it's aviation put a high price tag on it, seems to be the industry motto. Once they realize they have been repaid for most of the inventive process already and lower the prices on everything aviation related the general public will take to the sky's in untold numbers.
I heard the story again on TV with more details today. The tower closings have been delayed until June or July 15th so they can determine if there is a way to keep them open. Bottom line is this is not really a story anymore. Give it a month or two and see what happens then.
I heard it on the TV news. Sorry but no URL to post, all they said was it was justified using 1980's flight incident data. Maybe they were only talking about one airport but what I hear sounded like they were talking about all of the airports affected.
I can tell you this, having flown planse since I was 16 (now 62) the only airports that would be adversely affected are large airports with heavy traffic. Even a medium sized airport can handle Uni-Comm radio suffeciently for planes and pilots to safely arrive and depart. For that matter, because of radar overlap most of these airports will still be under the view of air controllers. The government does not need to spend our money on un-needed towers and staff. Too bad they didn;t go deeper with the cuts, there are many other things the FAA does that are flat out wastefull.
You, and many more of the folks here may disagree with me at first thought. After a few moments to digest what I am going to say some may come to realize how far past a stopping point we have gone.
Simply said, the U.S. along with the T.S.A. finds itself in the aquard position of having imposed restriction which far surpass anything actually required to insure passenger safety. EVERYONE HSA OVERREACTED.
More than a few small knives needs to be dropped from the banned list. Our focus needs to be on restricting movement into the cockpits and increased air marshall / crew defensive abilitity. Combine that with some simple profiling (yes I said the dread word) will go much farther than what we presently have in place to promote in air safety.
My thoughts... Although I feel very bad for the problem the man faced with his mother being close to death I can not help but ask. Why did this man wait until the final moments to visit his mother so he could say goodbye?