AC1 Jose Diaz, assigned to NAS Jacksonville Air Traffic Control Division, is nominated for the 2008 Vice Adm.2april09AC1Diaz-1.jpg

Budget airline new entrant to busy Sydney route.Tiger takes on Melbourne-Sydney (The Age)

FORMER Park College pupil, and Eastbourne mayoress, Anna Belsey has been awarded her RAF graduation certificate after completing her training at a north Shropshire air base.Former mayoress is set for the skies

A 24-hour nationwide general labor strike has been called on Thursday by Greece’s two largest umbrella federations, which will also be observed by the mass media.More

Hey teacher, we don’t need no transcendental meditation. Actually, we do, says Sir Paul McCartney, who is proposing a spiritual shake-up in schooling for the national curriculum.People: Boris Johnson, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Patricia Hodge, Wallace Shawn (Times Online)

Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi will conduct a press conference this evening to discuss the claims by a pair of Whippany Park HS alumni that they staged a UFO hoax involving road flares and balloons earlier this year.Prosecutor plans press conference on UFO hoax claims (Daily Record)

New Delhi: Exactly two months after a Goa-bound Indigo Airlines flight made an emergency landing following a ‘hijack’ scare, a Kolkata-bound Air India flight had to abort its take-off on Tuesday after a passenger raised suspicion over the movements of three fellow passengers.Scare in air again: Kolkata flight delayed

Air Traffic: Ups and fedex reroute some flights to outside hubs. Published: April 1st, 2009 06:41 PM Last Modified: April 1st, 2009 08:55 PM Mount Redoubt continued blowing gas, steam and ash Wednesday as officials worked on plans to forestall risks to the oil tanks at the Drift River terminal, located in the volcano’s shadow.Redoubt settles a bit but is building dome

May I just say…..these columns were some really good, really entertaining, really well written pieces back then! I haven’t gotten any further than April of 2006 while reading them for this series and they are really something.Now Batting For Wally Pipp Again

National Express , the heavily indebted public transport company, has appointed a new chairman, replacing David Ross, the Carphone Warehouse co-founder who quit last December after disclosing he had used a stake in the company as collateral for loans.New chairman joins National Express

PrismTech, an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration and infrastructure solutions, today announced that OpenSplice DDS Open Source will be live starting from April 20 2009.OpenSplice DDS Open Source Data Distribution Service Middleware Goes Live on April 20 2009

New information from the FAA puts air travel on the descent. The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting the number of air travelers through 2009 will fall by about 8.8%. Much of the decline is being attributed to Americans cutting back on spending.F.A.A. Expects Drop in Air Traffic

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is dealing with the beleaguered auto industry more sternly than he has with bailed-out banks and insurers as he takes the nation another step into uncharted government regulation of industry.Analysis: Obama tougher on autos than banks (Washington Post)

Internal affairs minister Richard Worth came up with an unexpected defence to allegations he’d used his position to drum up business in India.Television – Politics (

Nav Canada said Tuesday that Air Traffic in February dropped by an average of 5.8 per cent compared with a year ago after accounting for the extra day in 2008.Nav Canada says Air Traffic in February drops compared with a year ago

National Express has appointed an experienced transport executive as its new chairman and simultaneously received a boost to its East Anglia franchise with a Government-funded deal to add 188 extra train carriages.National Express names John Devaney chair as franchise gets boost

WASHINGTON – A preliminary report released Thursday on the Montana plane crash that killed 14 people, including a St. Helena family, two weeks ago said the pilot twice asked Air Traffic controllers to divert from the flight’s original destination but gave no reason either time.Report: No reason for diversion in Montana crash (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

The Pilot Of A Plane That Crashed Last Month In Montana Twice Requested A Change Of Destination In Radio Comments To Air Traffic Controllers But “Gave No Reason For The Diversion,” According To A Preliminary Report From The National Transportation Safety Board Issued Thursday.CNN – Report: Pilot ‘Gave No Reason’ For Diverting Plane (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)