Posted tagged ‘Northwest’

Double Trouble!

July 16, 2010

So this is what happens when my best friend and I get together in the Pacific Northwest.

Be afraid….Be very afraid 🙂


Tacoma to California…

June 28, 2010

I wanted to shoot some video for the kids of the drive from Tacoma (Poulsbo) to California so I pieced it together into a 6 minute video.


Enjoying Vacation…So Far!

June 22, 2010

Took the kids to see Toy Story 3 today. Great movie. A little more for adults this time around, though. Overall, it’s a must see!

The sun finally came out here in Poulsbo, Washington today! Nice weather for sure! Two more days here and then we’re heading south for 3 days in the Rose City (Portland, Oregon).

Hope all are doing well! Gotta go, it is my 8 year wedding anniversary today 🙂

Seattle…Here I Come!

June 17, 2010

Vacation starts in 28 hours!!!

The plan is to leave San Jose at noon tomorrow and stop somewhere in Oregon overnight before finishing the trip on Saturday morning. The kids are excited to go see grandpa and grandma. It’s been a year since they’ve seen them.

Me…I’m looking forward to some R&R. Hopefully, we’ll have some great pictures and video (as well as memories) to come home with!

Not sure how often I’ll be visiting the site so you all play nice 🙂

Explosion on Northwest Airlines Flight

December 25, 2009

A 23-year-old Nigerian man named Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, apparently tried to light a powdery substance aboard a Northwest Airlines flight before landing in Detroit this afternoon. Initial reports said that a man had tried to light either firecrackers or fireworks but it now appears that it could have been much worse.

There are rumors circulating on CNN and other news networks that he could have terrorist ties.

From CNN:

A passenger ignited fireworks Friday at the end of a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, a Delta Air Lines spokeswoman said.

The passenger was immediately subdued, according to Susan Elliott, spokeswoman for Delta, Northwest’s parent company. The incident resulted in some minor injuries, Elliott said.

A passenger was later placed in custody, the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement.

President Obama, who is spending the holidays in his home state of Hawaii, was briefed on the incident during a secure phone call with aides and “instructed that all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel,” White House spokesman Bill Burton said. The president made no changes to his schedule, Burton said.

The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement Friday saying that air passengers “may notice additional screening measures put into place to ensure the safety of the traveling public on domestic and international flights.”

Wayward Pilots Were on Laptops

October 27, 2009

Well…it seems that the pilots of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot its destination by about 150 miles last week have said they were using their laptops and lost track of time and location.

From CNN:

The Airbus A320 was flying at 37,000 feet over the Denver, Colorado, area at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday when it last made radio contact, the safety board said.

Northwest Flight 188 had departed San Diego en route to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport carrying 144 passengers, two pilots and three flight attendants. Northwest recently merged with Delta Air Lines.

“Using laptops or engaging in activity unrelated to the pilots’ command of the aircraft during flight is strictly against the airline’s flight deck policies and violations of that policy will result in termination,” Delta said Monday in a statement.

Pilot Timothy B. Cheney, 53, was hired in 1985 and has more than 20,000 hours flight time; First Officer Richard I. Cole, 54, was hired in 1997 and has about 11,000 hours of flight time, the report said.

Northwest Airlines Flight Overshoots Airport by 150 Miles

October 23, 2009

Federal investigators are still trying to figure out why a commercial jet, carrying 144 passengers and five crew members over the northern plains, overshot its destination by 150 miles.

How does something like this happen? Were the pilots really distracted, or were they sleeping.

From the New York Times:

Combing through the plane’s cockpit voice recorder and the data recorder of Northwest Airlines Flight 188, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were looking for evidence to explain why the pilots did not respond to radio calls from air traffic controllers.

After the plane had landed safely in Minneapolis, the crew told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and airport police that “they were in a heated discussion over airline policy and they lost situational awareness,” the board said, citing information from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane’s cockpit voice recorder could capture any conversation between the two crew members on the flight deck, and the flight data recorder would record any manipulation of the controls. An airline spokesman said he did not know the length of the recording period.