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Video: 737 takeoff near tail-strike and stall

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Watch as they rotate at a very slow speed causing the aircraft's nose to lift off the ground but not generating enough lift to become fully airborne, & then shortly after stalling they continue to accelerate down the runway to rotate at a faster speed. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Southwest 3472 Boeing 737 loses part of left engine after inflight explosion

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Major explosion on the left engine of a Southwest 737 flying from New Orleans to Orlando (www.wsj.com) Ещё...

Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”

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65 year old women cleaning her shotguns after church on a Sunday morning decided she didn't like to be buzzed so practiced her skeet shooting with her .410. The paparazzi learned not to mess with grandmothers with shotguns. (arstechnica.com) Ещё...

Joe Sutter led ‘the Incredibles’ who pioneered Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet

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Joe Sutter, who died Tuesday at age 95, was lauded by Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Ray Conner as ‘one of the giants of aerospace.’ (www.seattletimes.com) Ещё...

Private helicopter pilot performs jaw-dropping rescue of stranded tourist 2000m up on the mountainside

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Amazing....watch the video...this guy has must have anti-freeze for blood. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Ещё...

Rolls-Royce Engine Corrosion Spurs ANA to Check Dreamliners

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ANA Holdings Inc., the world’s biggest operator of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner jet, is canceling flights as it checks the Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines on its fleet for corrosion (www.bloomberg.com) Ещё...

Video - Bombardier 415 Superscooper Fills Up in California Southern Sierras

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This great video shows a Superscooper descending to pick up 1,600 US gallons of water and then climbing out for another water drop on the Cedar Fire. Video by Chuck Barbee and shared with permission. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Two drunk United Airlines pilots arrested before flight

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Téo drunk United Airlines Pilots where arrested in Glasgow. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Ещё...

Auto create flight logbook entries with FlightAware and Pilot Partner

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Pilot Partner now integrates with FlightAware through the FlightXML API to provide an opportunity to automatically create flight logbook entries from FlightAware flight tracks. Pilot Partner also automatically attaches the FlightAware flight track image to your flight in your logbook. (generalaviationnews.com) Ещё...

First A350 for Thai Airways is delivered

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First Airbus A350 is delivered to Thai Airways on Aug. 30, 2016 (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

Pilot captures unbelievable photo of haboob sweeping over Phoenix

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On Sunday afternoon, a thunderstorm collapsed over Phoenix, and a downward burst of wind collected a towering plume of dust that swept across the region. To the east, a Southwest Airlines pilot, Ryan Vermillion, captured an unforgettable view of the gathering storm, known as a haboob. (www.washingtonpost.com) Ещё...

Bombardier Inc’s CSeries showing ‘much higher’ reliability than competitors, Swiss Air Lines says

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The first airline to fly Bombardier Inc.’s CSeries says the jetliner has been significantly more reliable in its first month of operation than other aircraft built by its competitors. (business.financialpost.com) Ещё...

Japan's ANA says 787 engine repairs could take 3 years

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Japanese carrier ANA Holdings Inc (9202.T) said on Tuesday it could take as long as three years to replace faulty turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce (RR.L) engines powering its Boeing (BA.N) 787s. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

US commercial flights take off for Cuba after more than half-century

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When JetBlue Flight 387 touched down Wednesday in Cuba, it was the first direct commercial flight between the US and the island in over a half-century. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba, flight is the latest symbol of the thawing of relations between the former Cold War adversaries, who restored diplomatic ties in 2015. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

China launches own aircraft engine-maker to rival the West

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China already makes its own planes, but has struggled for decades to develop engines that meet global requirements. (www.bbc.com) Ещё...

Man Strips, Drives Pickup Into Southwest Plane

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board. (denver.cbslocal.com) Ещё...

UAE's first female A380 pilot aims to fly high.

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Article covering the first female pilot to fly A380's for in the UAE. Her sister was the first female fighter pilot in the UAE as well. (google.com) Ещё...

China Airlines’ First A350 XWB Rolls Out

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Airbus has rolled out from cabin furnishing & engine installation the first A50-900 XWB for China Airlines (CAL). The aircraft is now ready for customary tests prior delivery. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Mitsubishi Jet Aborts First Flight to U.S. After Trip Starts

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Aircraft is first of four scheduled to fly to U.S. for tests. (www.bloomberg.com) Ещё...

Suspected drunken co-pilot pulled from plane at TVC

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A charter co-pilot is in jail after police pulled him from a plane at Cherry Capital Airport under suspicion of being drunk. (www.record-eagle.com) Ещё...

Polish Air Force Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the F-16 service with An Awesome Air-To-Air Photoshoot

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Poland celebrated the 10th anniversary of the F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 52+ service with an unbelievable air-to-air photo sortie. (theaviationist.com) Ещё...

Flashback: Lufthansa Presents Joe Sutter, "Father of the 747", With Lifetime Achievement Award

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Father of the 747 Joe Sutter was honored this week at an internal Lufthansa ceremony with a lifetime achievement award. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Delta Air Lines CEO talks power outages, TSA lines and 'being Delta'

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Back in May, Delta Air Lines got a new CEO. He came with a familiar face. Ed Bastian was the company's CFO whose career highlights included leading Delta through bankruptcy and restructuring years before. (www.marketplace.org) Ещё...

Japan's biggest airline cancels Boeing 787 flightss over engine problem

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The airline may have to scrap more than 300 Dreamliner flights through the end of September as it moves to replace parts inside the engines on a portion of its 787 fleet, Takeo Kikuchi, a deputy senior vice president of engineering and maintenance at ANA, told reporters Thursday in Tokyo. (www.seattletimes.com) Ещё...

The New “Sully” Movie: How Accurate?

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Airbus A320 Captain and Noted Aviation Author, Eric Auxier aka "Cap'n Aux", opines on the accuracy of the upcoming movie starring Tom Hanks about "The Miracle on the Hudson". Did Hollywood get it right? What can be gathered from just the trailers.... (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Airlines Bring Free Sandwiches and Streaming Back to Coach

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They’re hoping you'll overlook the baggage costs and vanishing legroom (www.bloomberg.com) Ещё...

2 missing men found in crashed plane as wreckage pulled from Lake Pontchartrain

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Two men missing after a Cessna plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain on Saturday (Aug. 28) were found inside the wreckage as it was removed from the water Tuesday, the New Orleans Fire Department said. (www.nola.com) Ещё...

Iceland volcanoes rumble to life again....

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The current earthquake swarm might just subside, however we could also be facing another 2010 type test of our air routes all over again. Iceland raised the alarm after its largest volcano was hit by the biggest tremors since 1977. Two quakes larger than 4 in magnitude early Monday rocked the crater of Katla, the country’s Met Office said in a statement. That was followed by at least 10 more tremors at the volcano, which rises 1,450 meters (4,757 feet) into the air on the North Atlantic… (www.bloomberg.com) Ещё...

First A380 commercial flight to Rio de Janeiro

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On 22nd of August at 20:05 the first A380 commercial flight landed at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport. This Paris-Rio Air France flight was specifically scheduled on the occasion of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. This milestone was celebrated by the airport with a water salute on the arrival of the aircraft. The airport is joining the list of the 230 A380 compatible airports around the world. (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

How The Airforce Almost Brought Back The P-51 Mustang

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Today’s pilots are expensively trained and politically expensive to lose. A pilot lost over Serbia or Syria has major diplomatic repercussions, which is why drones are becoming the aircraft of choice. The Air Force does like its high-priced jets, and cost is a lingering issue for hundred-million-dollar aircraft like the F-35. But while a propeller-driven aircraft might be useful to organizations like Special Operations Command that fight small wars in remote locations, America is not about to… (nationalinterest.org) Ещё...

Aerobatics - As you've never seen it before!

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This is really cool video although no one's quite sure how he did it (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

Countdown to Retirement: American Airlines Super 80s

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American Airlines readies the end of the Mad Dog era with the retirement of 20 MD-80s today. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Mitsubishi Regional Jet test plane aborts flight to Washington state for a second day

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The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet headed to Washington’s Moses Lake for fligh testing had to abort its flight from Japan for a second straight day due to problems with an air-conditioning system. (www.seattletimes.com) Ещё...

'Flying Bum' Crashes —Ever So Slowly

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The world's longest aircraft is likely going to have a similarly lengthy repair bill after a bit of a bumpy landing on Wednesday during its second test flight in the UK, the BBC reports. (www.newser.com) Ещё...

Ethiopian Airlines to service Windhoek route

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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and largest African airline, has announced that it will commence services to Windhoek, via Gaborone, starting from October 4. “As a pan-African airline, it has always been our source of pride to connect Africa together and to the rest of the world. I believe the commencement of this flight will surely give our customers a more convenient option to travel to Namibia. We will continue to expand our reach in our home market in Africa with a view to support… (www.newera.com.na) Ещё...

Montanta Plane Crash Kills Ice Road Truckers Star

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A statement on Ward's Facebook page said he was traveling to Montana to begin filming a pilot episode of a new documentary-style show about the recovery of plane wrecks. (hosted.ap.org) Ещё...

Uzbekistan Airways recives first 787

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Uzbekistan Airways recives their first Boeing 787-800. (www.prnewswire.com) Ещё...

Bonanza crashes on take-off in Northwest Arkansas

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Bonanza crashes on take-off at the Bentonville Municipal Airport in Bentonville, AR, home of Walmart. (5newsonline.com) Ещё...

14 Things You Should Never Do on an Airplane

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Traveling is stressful as it is, so let’s not add the burden of getting sick from the flight to your itinerary. Experts reveal where the germs are hiding and how to stay healthy and comfortable while airborne. (www.msn.com) Ещё...

Frankfurt airport evacuated after security breach

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A woman passenger sparked a major alert at Frankfurt airport by entering the departure area without completing a security check. (www.bbc.com) Ещё...

LATAM Takes Delivery of First A320neo in the Americas

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LATAM Airlines Group took delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first airline in the Americas to take delivery of Airbus’ re-engined narrowbody. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Scathing Reports On Both The F-35 Program And The A-10 Divestment Plan

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Two great reports...consistent with many of the contributions to this blog over the last two years. There is going to be some butthurt in the Air Force brass ranks. (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

Brake failure blamed for United Airlines Boeing 747 crash at Melbourne Airport: ATSB

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BRAKE failure caused a ­United Airlines Boeing 747 to crash into a passenger aerobridge at Melbourne Airport. A three-year safety investigation found that when the plane carrying 135 passengers stopped at its Tullamarine gate, its parking brake became disengaged before the engines were shut down and nose wheels were chocked. (www.stumbleupon.com) Ещё...

Small rodent causes grounding of Air France flight in Bamako

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A small rodent on board, probably a mouse, caused the grounding of an Air France flight in Bamako, Mali (www.vanguardngr.com) Ещё...

Chemtrails theory debunked

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For those of you who have been concerned! The reports that government conspiracy theorists say airplane “chemtrails [condensation trails] linger in the air because they contain aluminum, strontium and barium and that these chemicals are used to control humans, pollute the food and water supply and change the weather.” Well, apparently that is not true....or it is even more of a conspiracy. (www.dallasnews.com) Ещё...

Boeing gets new order from Air Force

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Good news for Boeing on this National Aviation Day. (www.msn.com) Ещё...

Wally the Wallet returns home on 1,300 mile trip in a Chinook

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A Navy engineer finds a wallet in Amsterdam and creates what sounds like the perfect book for young plane loving children (www.telegraph.co.uk) Ещё...

LATAM Receives the First A320neo in South America and the Fourth A350 XWB

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The A320neo is the first that will be operated in the Americas and in Brazil. Already the A350 XWB is the fourth aircraft came to compose the fleet of LATAM, this A350 coming straight from the factory Airbus with a new configuration of cabin adopted by the LATAM Group. Both the aircraft landed at Confins Airport / Belo Horizonte ends between yesterday and today. (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

Airplane Tires Don’t Explode on Landing Because They Are Pumped!

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ONE THING YOU almost never see when an airplane lands is a blowout. Think about that: Again and again, the tires hit tarmac at 170 miles per hour and bear the weight of a modest office building. And they nail it. Every time. (www.wired.com) Ещё...

Bush Plane Lands Like a Helicopter

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Bush pilots do some amazing stuff. After all, they spend their careers flying in the most rugged parts of the world, in weather that would keep the boots of other pilots planted firmly on the ground. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5d3_1468355217#ZJqWMdQm8mK54R4s.99 (www.liveleak.com) Ещё...

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