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Personal Diversion Lands Air Force Pilot In Hot Water

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A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot checked in on time for his flight but will carry a stain on his record for the expense and disruption it caused. Capt. Nathaniel D’Arcy was commanding a CP-140 Aurora, the RCAF equivalent of the U.S. Navy P-3 Orion, in a training exercise off the west coast of Canada in May of 2019 when he remembered he’d forgotten to check in for an airline flight booked for the next day. He broke off the mission in search of a cell signal, flying the thirsty four-engine… (www.avweb.com) Ещё...

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MH370 pilot 'made many turns to avoid detection' before jet vanished

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The pilot of flight MH370 that disappeared seven years ago made numerous turns to avoid detection before the passenger jet took its final, fatal course, a new study found. MH370 vanished in March, 2014, with Malaysian Airlines Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah dying alongside 238 passengers and crew, including six Australians. The research by aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey, of the Independent Group of Scientists, set up to solve the MH370 mystery - found that the flight path of the Boeing 777 jet… (www.9news.com.au) Ещё...

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‘It’s Not Quite Like Riding a Bike’: Pilots Get Ready to Fly Again

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As airlines ramp up service, pilots who have been furloughed or laid off need to be retrained in everything from dealing with the control tower to “volcanic ash” scenarios. (www.nytimes.com) Ещё...

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Lufthansa replicates sharkskin to boost fuel efficiency of cargo jets

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Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Technik and BASF have partnered to develop a new coating for aircraft to make them slip through the air with less friction. (www.freightwaves.com) Ещё...

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Woman Accused Of Attacking Flight Attendant For Not Picking Up Her Trash

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28-year-old passenger Chenasia Campbell had to be restrained after physically assaulting a crew member on an American Airlines flight. (www.gatechecked.com) Ещё...

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SpaceX successful Starship landing in Texas

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SpaceX successful Starship landing in Texas - Very much worth the view (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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Boeing risks missing Air Force One 2024 deadline due to legal, production issues

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The new Air Force One planes face the possibility of missing their 2024 deadline as Boeing faces a number of issues, including a legal dispute, production issues and a loss over the past year. The U.S. government started the process to build new planes to replace the president’s airplane during the Trump administration, acquiring two unused 747s from Boeing to serve as the foundation for the new designs. The last time the president’s airplane received an update was more than 30 years ago, when… (www.foxbusiness.com) Ещё...

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Plane without pilot flies over a mile after unexpected takeoff, Nebraska officials say

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Looks like the pilot less aircraft was already invented long, long, long ago.... really do wonder what actually happened and if anyone has a REASONABLE best guess knowing a Piper J-3; it does look like the landing will need some more debugging. Yep, title right from Yahoo. (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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London City is the first major airport to control air traffic via a digital tower

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Tech is firmly ingrained in air travel. From biometric boarding gates to parallel reality displays that beam custom messages, the process of catching a flight has changed dramatically in the past couple of decades. Now, a major technological breakthrough has been announced in the operation and management of air travel. London City Airport has hailed itself as the world's first major international airport to be able to fully control air traffic using a digital tower. (www.engadget.com) Ещё...

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God Speed Michael Collins. May you Rest in Peace.

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The Forgotten astronaut of Apollo 11 Michael Collins has past away today at the age of 90. He has finally found a place in space where he made history in June of 1969 (www.msn.com) Ещё...

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United just hit another major milestone in its Polaris retrofit program

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United’s top-notch Polaris business-class pods have made their way to another batch of aircraft. In a few short weeks, every Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will be outfitted with United’s latest cabins, marking the end of the guessing game as to what onboard product your flight will feature. (thepointsguy.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines Hosts Pizza Party On ERJ-175 Following Diversion

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On Tuesday, an American Eagle service was heading to Charlotte, North Carolina from Key West, Florida, when it was forced to divert to Charleston, South Carolina, due to severe thunderstorms. The Embraer ERJ-175 had taken off 40 minutes late and then spent hours sitting at Charleston. However, to cheer up the passengers, the captain ordered pizza for everyone on the aircraft. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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B-52 Simulated A Hypersonic Weapon Strike During Massive Alaskan War Games

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The U.S. Air Force has yet to conduct a successful live-fire test of its new AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, but says that it has now simulated the entire "kill chain" for employing one of these hypersonic missiles. With no actual weapon fired, the networks used to send the targeting information may be the more significant capability demonstrated here. This was all conducted during the biennial Northern Edge exercise, which began earlier this week in and around… (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

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The Marine Corps Just Said Goodbye To Its Last Legacy C-130 Hercules Transport Plane

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Modernization of the U.S. Marine Corps aerial refueler and transport fleet has reached a milestone with the retirement of the service’s last ‘legacy’ Hercules, a KC-130T. The Marines flew the ‘legacy’ Hercules as their primary multi-mission transport for six decades but, with this latest move, have now standardized on the new-generation KC-130J. (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

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Boeing increases production in Costa Rica

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Boeing has committed to increased production capacity of its jet components in Central America (qcostarica.com) Ещё...

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United celebrates MileagePlus with special 737 MAX flight, suggests more elite promotions to come

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United’s MileagePlus program first took flight on May 6, 1981 — exactly 40 years this week. To celebrate, the airline scheduled a special Boeing 737 MAX hop from Houston to Chicago — UA Flight 1981 — including gate celebrations, gifts for passengers onboard and a mid-flight trivia session. (thepointsguy.com) Ещё...

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