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Peter Weber the Delta Pilot is the Next Bachelor

Peter Weber

Bachelor Nation has announced that Peter Weber, 27, a pilot for Delta Airlines is the next Bachelor on ABC’s popular reality love series the Bachelor.

Weber was her third-place contestant and was eliminated after their highly-discussed overnight date.

See Peter Weber’s Ex Girlfriend Calee Lutis Here

Bachelor host Chris Harrison made the at the end of the “Bachelor in Paradise” finale

Affectionately known as Pilot Pete or the guy in the windmill, he’s now The Bachelor Season 24.. .

Peter Weber Instagram Message to Hannah Brown
Gratitude. The feeling that has consumed me all season and especially now at the end of this journey. Thank you Hannah for the opportunity to pursue your heart. You will always have a little bit of mine after the time we were able to spend together. Thank you to my brothers from the house. I know we all learned a lot about ourselves during this experience and I’m so happy I was able to make these memories with you guys. Thank you to @bacheloretteabc for giving this hopeless romantic a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget. Thank you to my amazing family for always having my back, I think everyone understands where my emotions come from now. Thank you to my friends for giving me more windmill jokes than I know what to do with. And thank you Bachelor Nation. I have felt your love and support since night one and I couldn’t be more thankful. Everyone on this planet deserves that ‘indescribable, words won’t do it justice, make your heart skip a beat’ type of love. Never stop until you find it ❤️

Missing Malaysia Airlines Co-Pilot Let Blonde in Cockpit

The co-pilot of the missing Malaysian jet once let a pair of blonde women from Australia fly in the cockpit in blatant violation of his airline’s rules.

Aviator Fariq Abdul Hamid,  who was 27-years-old at the time, and another unidentified pilot spotted the gals waiting to return home from a wild vacation in Thailand and invited them up front for the flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Australia’s “A Current Affair” reported.

After friends Jonti Roos and Jaan Maree boarded the plane, a flight attendant escorted them through the cabin and into the cockpit, where they spent the entire December 2011 trip — including takeoff and landing.

“Throughout the whole flight they were talking to us. They were actually smoking through the flight, which I don’t think they’re allowed to be doing,” Roos, 27, said of the two pilots.

Jonti Roos has come forward with photos of her and a man she suggests is Fariq Abdul Hamid, the first officer on missing flight MH370.“They were taking photos with us in the cockpit while they were flying. I was just completely shocked.”  Read full story here

Fariq Abdul Hamid is accused of breaking the airline’s rules by allowing Jonti Roos and Jaan Maree to join them in the cabin for a flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur in December 2011.
Malaysia Airlines operates flights in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and on the Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australasia. It operates transpacific flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, via Tokyo.
History: There have been three accidents involving passenger fatalities on Malaysia Airlines, with a total of 134 confirmed fatalities:
  • 4 December 1977 – Malaysian Airline System Flight 653, a Boeing 737-200 (9M-MBD) was hijacked and crashed in Tanjung Kupang, Johor, killing all 100 people on board. It remains the deadliest crash of all time in Malaysia to this day.
  • 18 December 1983 – Malaysian Airline System Flight 684, an Airbus A300B4 (OY-KAA) leased from Scandinavian Airlines crashed 2 km short of the runway in Subang on a flight from Singapore. There were no fatalities, but the aircraft was written-off.
  • 15 September 1995 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 2133, a Fokker 50 (9M-MGH) crashed during approach in Tawau, Sabah due to pilot error. Of the 53 people on board, 34 were killed.
  • 15 March 2000 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 85, an Airbus A330-300 (9M-MKB) was damaged by a chemical called oxalyl chloride, which leaked from canisters during unloading after its arrival at Kuala Lumpur from Beijing; causing damage to the fuselage. The five-year-old Airbus was sufficiently damaged to be written-off.
  • 1 August 2005 – A Boeing 777-200ER operating as Malaysia Airlines Flight 124 departed Perth for Kuala Lumpur. Climbing through 38,000 feet a faulty accelerometer caused the aircraft’s Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) to command changes of altitude. The flight crew overrode the ADIRU and manually returned to land the aircraft at Perth. Subsequent NTSB investigation led the US FAA to issue emergency airworthiness directive 2005-18-51 on the fly-by-wire software.
  • 8 March 2014 – Air Traffic Control officers lost contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. The Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) was en route to Beijing Capital International Airport from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As of 14 March 2014 (6 days), the aircraft is reportedly still missing and investigation is ongoing.

Missing Pilot’s Body has been Recovered

The body of missing helicopter pilot in South Holston Lake has been recovery

Update:  The body of  Bill Starnes…the  helicopter pilot who crashed late Friday night into South Holston Lake was recovered Monday afternoon around 3:00 p.m. today.

Starnes, 64, was located in approximately 80 feet of water at 3 p.m. Starnes was found about 100 yards from the helicopter wreckage.

Food City CEO Steve Smith issued the following statement:  “Bill was a great friend, a fiercely loyal associate, an expert pilot and a devoted husband and family man.  Our hearts are broken and we are saddened beyond words by this tragedy. The effects are felt throughout our entire Food City Family, who are continually in thought and prayer for his wife and family.”

Original Story Here

Posted by:  BBParks

Missing Pilot Identified as the Search on South Holston Lake Continues

A cloud of sadness and grief hovers over South Holston Lake as authorities and divers continued to search for the body of the pilot whose life presumably ended on Friday night when the helicopter he was piloting crashed into the dark waters. 

Search for Missing Pilot Thus far, the only trace of the missing pilot has been the aircraft which was found submerged on the lake bottom.  As dusk begins to fall, another day of uncertainty makes everyone’s fears seem more like reality which only diminishes the slight glimmer of hope in the hearts of those who want  to believe in a miracle.

The pilot has been identified as  Bill Starnes. He is  K-VA-T’s chief aviator.

Starnes was  a veteran pilot who flew military helicopters for 39 years. He was recognized in November when he received a National Business Aviation Association Pilot Flying Safety Award.  He had amassed at least 26,500 accident-free flying hours.

He attributed his long safety record to: “Military training and being fortunate enough to have had experienced instructors, both military and civilian, and, hopefully, common sense.”

Starnes flew all three of Food City Aviation’s aircraft–a Cessna Citation Bravo, Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200 and a Bell Helicopter 407.

The the Bell 407 helicopter Starnes was piloting crashed into the lake less than an hour after the end of the Food City 250. The helicopter had taken off from the home of K-VA-T President and CEO Steven C. Smith who sponsored the race.

UPDATE 7:20 p.m. Sunday

The search for missing helicopter Bill Starnes was suspended around 7 p.m., reports Virginia State Police spokes woman Corinne Gellar. The search will resume Monday at 7 a.m.

 UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Virginia State Police dive teams continue to look for the missing pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board stopped by the site this afternoon.

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Cruise Ship Hit By Wave

Two people were declared dead as a cruise ship in the Mediterranean was lashed by a huge wave which was believed to be as high as three story building. A passenger on the cruise ship hit by massive waves Wednesday in the Mediterranean tells the Associated Press today it was a “terrifying” ordeal.

Jet Crashes During Air Show Video

Associated Press Video Highlights Raw Video Footage:  A Belarusian fighter jet crashed Sunday during an air show in Poland, killing both pilots on board the two-seater plane, officials said.  See video below The Su-27 jet went down while performing maneuvers at a festival in Radom, 65 miles south of Warsaw.

Search for Pilot William Starnes
Bell 407 Helicopter
•Rotor Diameter:    35ft   (10.7 m)
•Fuselage Length:  33ft  2.4in.  (10.1m)
•Overall Length:     41.8ft   (12.7m)
•Powerplant:  1 x 791  Allison 250-C47 Rolls Royce
•Max Take-Off Weight:  5000lbs  (2267kg)
•Max Seating: 7
•Max Cruise:  133kts
•Range:  330nm  (612km)


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Continental Pilot In Perfect Health

Craig Lenell, 60, the Continental Airlines pilot who died on a trans-Atlantic flight from Brussels to Newark was in “perfect health” and fellow crew members initially thought he had just fallen asleep.

In an interview with KHOU-TV, his wife Lynda said: “He was the kindest, gentlest man I’ve ever known. He would do anything for anyone. He called me yesterday from Brussels to tell me he was bringing home some chocolate.”

Lenell died of a suspected heart attack midway through Continental Airlines Flight 61 on Thursday. Two co-pilots took over the controls. Passengers didn’t know anything was wrong until they landed and were met by fire trucks, emergency vehicles and dozens of clamoring reporters.

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