FAA History Lesson -- February 17

From the FAA Historical Chronology, 1926-1996...

”Feb 17, 1974: A soldier flew a stolen Army helicopter to the White House, where guards open fire with shotguns. Wounded in the legs, the soldier landed on the lawn and was taken into custody. “

You never know what you’ll find in the FAA’s history. Always keep in mind that there are a variety of subjects in it I don't normally post here. And now, for something more in keeping with my usual fare...

”Feb 17, 1994: FAA announced that it was implementating civil use of the Initial Operational Capability (IOC) of the Global Positioning System (GPS). IOC signified that the system’s 24 satellites were operating in their assigned orbit and providing signals. FAA also stated that it had granted approval for certification of two types of GPS signal receivers. (See Dec 17, 1993, and Jun 2, 1994.) “

Don Brown
February 17, 2008


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