November 19, 2013
A pool of anchovies-(above)
When larger fish or marine mammals in the ocean threaten small fish, the small fish usually group together to try to appear larger as a group. However, it’s rare to have millions of anchovies group together, and it’s even rarer to have a photographer flying overhead when it happens. A passenger with Channel Islands Helicopters, Liz Vernand took this image in early November off Ventura, Calif.
Greenland Ice Melt-(above, below and right)
NASA's C-130 research aircraft flew from the Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., to Greenland in early November to conduct survey flights to collect data that will improve understanding of seasonal melt and provide baseline measurements for future satellite missions.
On the right: A pond of melt water on the Greenland ice sheet seen in 2008.Image Credit: NASA / Michael Studinge
Molasses Spill in Hawaii-A leaking pipeline caused nearly 233,000 gallons of molasses to spill into Honolulu Harbor on Sept. 9, 2013, where it quickly sank to the bottom of the bay, robbing the water of oxygen and wiping out marine life. At least 26,000 marine animals died.
Paris 2013 Air Show-(above)
About 3,100 journalists attended the 50th International Paris Air Show in June, which highlighted 150 aircraft and included a record 2,215 exhibitors. The next Paris Air Show will be held June 15-21, 2015 at the Le Bourget Exhibition Centre.
New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.
The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program, which gives high school students a chance to earn their private pilot certificate in the summer between their junior and senior year, is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship.
If only one person had been helped, it all would have been worthwhile. But much more than that has been accomplished over the 25-year life of the National Gay Pilots Association, said its executive director.
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