Patrick Smith

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First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 27 mins ago - 3 reports

K-MAX ends Afghanistan deployment, USMC studies data

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has concluded a two-and-a-half year deployment to Afghanistan of two K-MAX unmanned cargo helicopters but have no immediate plans to begin a cargo unmanned aircraft system (UAS) programme of record, officials said on 24 Jul ... [Published Jane's - 4 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Aviation industry maintains safety, despite Mali crash

Commercial flight is still nearly the safest it's ever been, despite the latest spate of crashes including an Air Algerie flight on Thursday, according to aviation sources.The 81 commercial accidents worldwide last year was up from 75 in 2012, which was ... [Published News Leader - 21 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Injured teen's family arrive from Australia

An Australian teenager who fell 10 metres from a hotel balcony in Queenstown remains in intensive care in Dunedin Hospital.Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the 19-year-old from New South Wales fell while making his way from a second-floor apartment ... [Published Manawatu Standard - 10 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Unmanned Military Helicopter Homecoming

OWEGO (WENY) -- It was a special military homecoming in Owego earlier today.That's because the first unmanned helicopter, known as the K-MAX, made it's way back home after three years in Afghanistan.The remote-controlled aircraft was designed to fly supplies ... [Published NewsChannel 36 - 15 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Lessons from a pilot after the recent airplane crashes

After several recent air crashes, rules about flying over dangerous regions may change. Patrick Smith, 48, a Boston-based pilot who has flown Boeing 747 airplanes over Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South America, says there may be some changes to ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 18 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Young man 'critical' after fall from roof

A teenager is in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital after falling off a hotel roof in Queenstown.Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the 19-year-old from New South Wales fell while making his way from a second-floor apartment towards the roof ... [Published Manawatu Standard - 21 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Experts Break Down The Two Plane Crashes In Bad Weather That Happened In The Last 24 Hours

REUTERS/Pichi ChuangA man stands in his backyard and looks at the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed on Taiwan's offshore island Penghu July 24, 2014.It's been a bad week for air travel — on Wednesday  a plane crashed in Taiwan ... [Published Business Insider - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

Is It Safe to Fly Malaysia Airlines?

07/24/14 - 10:15 AM EDTThis story appeared originally on MainStreet  on Thursday, July 24NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) -- Since March, Malaysia's flag carrier has lost two Boeing 777s with all souls on board. Five months before Ukrainian rebels shot down Flight ... [Published TheStreet.com - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

'Peter Pan' opens here Thursday

“We’re ready for an audience,” said Carla Wolfe, director for the Marysville Area Community Theatre’s production of Peter Pan.“We’ve worked really hard this summer — especially with some of the special effects needed for this show — and now we’re ready ... [Published Marysville Advocate - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Despite recent events in Ukraine and Israel, flying over hot spots is business as usual

Wednesday, July 23, 2014Stream m3uAirlines have been criticized for flying over Ukraine — now they're being criticized for halting flights to Israel. Who decides where it's safe to fly? Pilot Patrick Smith says it's a multi-layered process. ... [Published WNYC - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Ten Best and Worst Airlines and Planes

Tags: Transports Asia United States Riding in styleBy Jamie KimmelWhen I was a kid my brother and I made semi annual trips from Tampa to Boston and back as we have family in both states. For as many times as I have been on a plane I would not call myself ... [Published Go Nomad - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

NAIDOC activities at Wollombi Public School: Photos

, 10:01 a.m. Cessnock West students Liam Boyd, Jacob Bender, Chelsea Hamid and Jake Stothard with their boomerang painting.TUCKER: Ellalong students Rhiannon Garrington, Hollie Moore, Bella Kingston and Madinson Lucas try some bush tucker.Children try ... [Published Cessnock Advertiser - Jul 23 2014]

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"looking at our allies, looking at our marines, we're estimating probably well over 190 convoys" said Captain Patrick Smith, Program Manager for Navy and Marine Corps Multi - Mission Tactical UAS Program Office...
"the first unmanned helicopter delivering cargo in a war theater. so, not only was it a first for that, it was the first for the department of defense going through a competition to find a right and affordable solution" said Captain Patrick Smith, program manager for the Navy and Marine Corps Multi-Mission Tactical Program
"it's not indicative of some menacing trend" said Smith, who writes the blog askthepilot.com and authored the book Cockpit Confidential . "I think you're just seeing a spate of unfortunate luck...
"[These disasters are] very unusual," Smith told Business Insider. "the [air travel] accident rate has been consistently falling, and that is fatalities per miles flown. there are just more and more airplanes flying, so in some respects it stands to reason we'll see more accidents. ... there are going to be spikes in some years, but the overall trend has been safer and safer and i feel that will probably continue."

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K-MAX RoboCopter Comes Home To Uncertain Future [Published Breaking Defense - 11 hours ago]
Unmanned Military Helicopter Homecoming [Published NewsChannel 36 - 15 hours ago]
New: Owego celebrates return of K-MAX [Published WBNG - 15 hours ago]
K-Max Returns from Afghanistan Deployment in Su... [Published SeaPower Magazine - 17 hours ago]
Lessons from a pilot after the recent airplane ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 18 hours ago]
Young man 'critical' after fall from roof [Published Manawatu Standard - 21 hours ago]
Aviation industry maintains safety, despite Mal... [Published News Leader - 21 hours ago]
Experts Break Down The Two Plane Crashes In Bad... [Published Business Insider - 23 hours ago]
Is It Safe to Fly Malaysia Airlines? [Published TheStreet.com - 23 hours ago]
Is It Safe to Fly Malaysia Airlines? [Published The Street Latest - Jul 24 2014]
Patriots Defensive Line Preview: Chandler Jones... [Published CBS Boston - Jul 24 2014]
'Peter Pan' opens here Thursday [Published Marysville Advocate - Jul 24 2014]
Despite recent events in Ukraine and Israel, fl... [Published WNYC - Jul 23 2014]
Promotions announced at Salisbury Police Depart... [Published WBTV News - Jul 23 2014]
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Lincoln's Beehive Industries lands $2.5 million... [Published Omaha World-Herald - Jul 23 2014]
Ten Best and Worst Airlines and Planes [Published Go Nomad - Jul 23 2014]
Smith, James [Published SWVA Today - Jul 23 2014]
7 NFL Quarterbacks Who Are Really Making the Mo... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 23 2014]
NEC Group and Professor Christopher Kemp launch... [Published ITCM - Jul 23 2014]
Busted for Heroin: When Pilots Fly High [Published Daily Beast - Jul 23 2014]
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Advantage Capital leads Series A round for Beeh... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jul 22 2014]
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7 NFL Quarterbacks Who Are Really Making the Mo... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 23 2014]
Brian Kersey/Getty Images In the NFL pay hierarchy, the quarterback reigns supreme. While cornerbacks have been getting massive contracts recently , and wide receivers are definitely not hurting for cash, the most lavish deals are reserved for the ...
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Beehive Industries has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding. Advantage Capital Partners led the round. Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Beehive, which was incubated by Nebraska Global , is a provider of asset and infrastructure management ...
15 Words That Don't Mean What You Think They Mean [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jul 09 2014]
You’ve been saying it in the wrong context forever and now it’s time to stop. What you think it means : A way to add emphasis to any sentence, as in: "Justin Bieber's pants are literally the worst thing ever." What it actually means : In a literal ...
Northrop Grumman, US Navy Conduct Successful Si... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Jun 12 2014]
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering ...
“Happy Talk” [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 08 2014]
Last year, Philip Seymour Hoffman gave a speech by that name at the Rubin Museum with Simon Critchley. Above, the excellent PBS series Blank on Blank has animated a segment of the discussion: [A]nimator Patrick Smith captured Hoffman’s self-deprecating ...
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