Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Report puts focus on F-22

A report on television's 60 Minutes about pilots who refuse to fly the F-22 because of hypoxia-related safety issues has pulled attention back to the advanced aircraft. Air Combat Command in Langley, Va., said it was inundated with requests for response regarding the Sunday report. Investigators have yet to pin down what's wrong with the oxygen system that grounded the aircraft, including those at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., for months. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., issued a statement Monday vowing to work to help to solve the problems. He also wants the entire training mission at Tyndall. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 05/07/12)