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Student Pilot Loses Engine During Solo Flight And Nails The Emergency Landing

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On May 22, Brian Parsley departed Concord, North Carolina in a 1968 Cessna 150J for a “solo long cross-country” flight. At about 2,200 feet above sea level and nine miles from his home airport’s runway, the engine of the Cessna sputtered to a stop. With only 1,500 feet of altitude to work with, there was no chance of making it to the airport, so he took it in for an emergency landing. (jalopnik.com) Ещё...

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The True Story of 'The Miracle Pilot' and His 120 MPH Water Landing

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Eric Lindner's Tiger in the Sea: The Ditching of Flying Tiger 923 and the Desperate Struggle for Survival tells the story of pilot John Murray's 1962 life-saving "ditch" of an L-1049H Super Constellation in the North Atlantic ocean, a barely controlled water landing with 76 passengers and crew members onboard. The effort captivated the world at the height of the Cold War. Newspapers from London to Los Angeles ran breaking updates of the crash's aftermath, and President… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Cirrus makes engine out landing on KY highway

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Cirrus makes an emergency landing on eastern central KY highway. After engine was repaired, the plane was flown right off that same highway. (www.wkyt.com) Ещё...

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Boeing cleared to launch Starliner on 2nd test flight

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NASA and Boeing held a day-long flight readiness review Thursday and cleared the company's CST-100 Starliner astronaut ferry ship for launch July 30 on a second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station. The spacecraft's maiden flight in December 2019 was marred by major software problems that prevented a planned rendezvous with the station. Next week's Orbital Flight Test No. 2, or OFT-2, will test a wide variety of upgrades and improvements intended to clear the… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Southwest Airlines losses narrow as leisure travel bounces back

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Southwest Airlines Co on Thursday reported a smaller quarterly loss and said it would remain profitable for the rest of the year, as leisure bookings rebound thanks to aggressive vaccination drives. The U.S. budget carrier has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the easing of coronavirus curbs as it mainly caters to the domestic market, unlike larger rivals who fly transatlantic routes and are struggling due to international border restrictions. That has propelled Southwest's market… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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A Russian passenger plane that disappeared in Siberia has been located with all 19 people aboard still alive

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An Antonov-28 plane, operated by regional airline SiLA, has been found after making an emergency landing in Siberia. All 19 passengers on board are alive and are being evacuated. A source told Interfax that the flight "stopped communicating" mid-flight and had disappeared off radar. A Russian plane that disappeared off radar near the Tomsk region of Siberia has been located - and all 19 passengers on board are alive, local officials told Sky News. (www.msn.com) Ещё...

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Air cargo company that ditched plane off Hawaii is grounded

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A cargo airline whose plane ditched into the ocean off Hawaii has been grounded after investigators looked into the company's safety practices before the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it will bar Rhoades Aviation of Honolulu from flying or doing maintenance inspections until it meets FAA regulations. (abcnews.go.com) Ещё...

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A look into the largest jet engine ever made: who will beat the giant?

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All commercial aircraft designed during the last 40 years are powered by gas turbine engines. These are either turbofan or turboprop. Currently, and judging by the number of deliveries made across the globe, the best-selling jet engine is the turbofan. And among the turbofans is an engine model, which presently holds the title of the world’s largest engine. However, a competitor might well usurp this position. Here, AeroTime investigates the biggest commercial aircraft ever made. (www.aerotime.aero) Ещё...

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Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed 25 years after crash

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For nearly 20 years, a haunting relic of one of the worst aviation disasters in U.S. history has been tucked away in a cavernous warehouse in Northern Virginia. The jetliner was decommissioned this month and will be destroyed by the end of the year. The crash left 230 people dead. (www.washingtonpost.com) Ещё...

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Airbus Has No Whitetail Aircraft Left

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Whitetail aircraft are often a worrying sign. Their ongoing existence can imply that they have been produced without a carrier in place to deploy them. Airbus had several of these at the height of the pandemic, causing concerns for the European planemaker. Nonetheless, the firm this week confirmed that there are no longer any whitetails at its facilities. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Only one U.S. airline ranked among the 10 best in the world — here’s who came out on top

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Many people are taking to the skies again after receiving their COVID-19 vaccination — so which airline should they choose? According to AirlineRatings.com’s annual ranking, their best bet is Qatar Airways, which topped the travel search site’s list of the Top 20 carriers around the world. The rankings were based on a range of factors, including safety and innovation. (www.marketwatch.com) Ещё...

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Breaking: Russia’s Azimuth Airlines Orders 6 Airbus A220s

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Azimuth Airlines will become the first Russian operator of the Airbus A220 after placing an order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Teen pilot makes emergency landing on Jersey Shore bridge

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An investigation is underway after a banner plane made an emergency landing on a bridge in Ocean City, New Jersey, Monday afternoon. The incident was first reported at about 12:38 p.m. on the 9th Street Bridge, which connects Ocean City and Somers Point in Cape May County. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Orders and Deliveries Airbus Commercial Aircraft – June 2021

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The Airbus commercial aircraft orders and deliveries report for June 2021 has been published... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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Where Do The Pilots Sit On The Stratolaunch Aircraft?

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The colossal Stratolaunch captures attention for many reasons. With a wingspan of 385 feet and weighing 590 tonnes, the size of this plane is eye-catching. But it also has other attention-getting design features, including two fuselages and two cockpits. That leads to the question, where do the pilots sit? Do they have cockpit options? (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Reports of unruly US airline passengers up 500% this year

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Reports of unruly passengers on US airlines this year have taken off, spiking by 500 percent thanks largely to passengers who refused to wear masks on flights during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Federal Aviation Administration. (nypost.com) Ещё...

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SpaceX test fires massive Super Heavy booster for Starship for 1st time (video)

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SpaceX fired up the massive booster rocket for its new Starship spacecraft Monday night (July 19) in a short first-of-its-kind test for the company's ambitious new launch system. The towering stainless-steel booster, called Super Heavy, ignited three Raptor engines in a brief "static fire" test on a pad at SpaceX's Starbase facility in southern Texas, near the village of Boca Chica. Booster 3, as this particularly Super Heavy is known, is the latest in a series of prototypes… (www.space.com) Ещё...

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United Airlines Bets Big On Its Boeing 767 And 777 Fleets

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United Airlines has held its widebody fleet sacred throughout the crisis. The carrier bucked trends by keeping its fleet intact and prepared to bring those planes out in a robust manner as the crisis subsided and passengers came back. Then, in February, the airline took a hit when a Boeing 777 suffered an engine incident over Denver, which later led to the temporary grounding of 52 Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777s. To compensate, the airline brought back more 767s, and now, it continues… (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Two airplanes collide at Dubai's main airport; no injuries

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Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air have collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident (abcnews.go.com) Ещё...

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