aviation http://kplu.org en NTSB Investigating Fatal KOMO News Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle http://kplu.org/post/ntsb-investigating-fatal-komo-news-helicopter-crash-near-space-needle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two people were killed inside a news helicopter when it crashed outside the&nbsp;KOMO-TV&nbsp;studios near the Space Needle in Seattle, sending clouds of black smoke into the sky during the rush hour at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:43:28 +0000 Associated Press, Ed Ronco, Ashley Gross & Gabriel Spitzer 14973 at http://kplu.org NTSB Investigating Fatal KOMO News Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle Aviation Buffs Get To Embrace Their Inner Nerd At Annual 'Geek Fest' http://kplu.org/post/aviation-buffs-get-embrace-their-inner-nerd-annual-geek-fest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re the kind of person who knows what the thrust on Boeing’s </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">747-8</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> engines is (66,500 pounds per engine), or if you spend hours snapping pictures at Paine Field in Everett, you can probably safely call yourself an aviation geek. And you can embrace your inner-nerd by attending the annual <a href="http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/02/aviation-geek-fest-tickets-sale-wednesday-details-event/">Aviation Geek Fest</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But beware, tickets for this year’s event taking place this weekend sold out in under three minutes, faster than Seahawks playoff tickets. Benjamin Granucci, an <a href="http://www.landing-lights.com/">aviation blogger</a> from New York, was ready.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 13639 at http://kplu.org Aviation Buffs Get To Embrace Their Inner Nerd At Annual 'Geek Fest' Alaska Air demonstrating aviation biofuels http://kplu.org/post/alaska-air-demonstrating-aviation-biofuels <p>It&rsquo;s a big week for aviation biofuels.</p><p>A United flight took off Monday from Houston, for the first time burning jet fuel that was made from algae-based oil. And Alaska Air begins its demonstration flights from Seattle tomorrow (Wednesday, 2 p.m.)&nbsp; &ndash; with fuel made from used cooking oil.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 01:25:17 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3145 at http://kplu.org Alaska Air demonstrating aviation biofuels Northwest consortium aiming to become hub for aviation biofuels http://kplu.org/post/northwest-consortium-aiming-become-hub-aviation-biofuels <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-970635.mp3</p><p>A new industry is emerging in the Pacific Northwest &ndash; for development, production and distribution of aviation biofuels.</p><p>A consortium called<a href="http://www.safnw.com/"> Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest </a>has just spent ten months producing an exhaustive study.&nbsp; They&#39;ve identified the four-state region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana as a serious contender in the race to produce environmentally friendly jet fuels. Thu, 26 May 2011 01:35:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1675 at http://kplu.org Northwest consortium aiming to become hub for aviation biofuels