Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chapman Freeborn Announces No Cargo Flights for Eid

Chapman Freeborn has made this announcement concerning the Muslim holiday of Eid as it affects the united Emirates Airport: "Please note EID has been declared from October 25th to October 29th 2012. During this period UAE airport authorities are working with a skeleton staff and will not be able to expedite any urgent shipments hence we appreciate if you plan in advance. Likewise in Afghanistan, EID will affect trucking for a longer timeframe starting from October 23rd to October 30th.  Please consider October 21st as the deadline for any out-base delivery.  During this period there will be no truck and military escorts available."

Eid is short for Eid-al-Fitr a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. It is a time to break the fast. If you have any questions about how this holiday will affect your cargo services, please contact Chapman Freeborn at

Monday, October 1, 2012

The A-10 Thunderbolt: Old but Dependable

The A-10 Thunderbolt was introduced in 1977. More commonly known as the "hog" or "warthog", the A-10 is still relied on today. It can remain in the air even after sustaining damage, and is tougher than anything designed or built since. Powered by two GE turbofan engines, the hog weighs twelve tons when empty, but can fly with 13 tons more. It is very effective against armored ground targets.

Read more about it in Business Insider.