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Сabin depressurization

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The Boeing 737-800 aircraft with VP-BIR numbers of the Russian airline AzurAir took off from Adler airport at 20:49 on April 11 and headed for St. Petersburg. After a few minutes of flight, the pilots reported to the ground about the depressurization of the cockpit and requested an emergency landing. The plane began to circle over the sea at an altitude of 2 km to generate fuel and reach the aircraft's weight permissible for landing. There were 190 passengers on board. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

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Volga Dnepr's Antonov-124 Emergeny landed at UNNT (Siberia)

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AN-124 by Volga Dnepr Emergeny landed at UNNT (Siberia). One of the 4 engines is destroyed. Black holes are visible near the wing. Most likely, the turbine collapsed and pierced the fuselage. (ngs.ru) Ещё...

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FlightAware Targets Piston Airplane Pilot Market with Launch of Aviator

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FlightAware’s Aviator is an inexpensive subscription-based software, accessible via the web and iOS. Any subscriber can register multiple aircraft, including rentals, and unlock indispensable features like Ready To Taxi™, Premium Weather and Map Layers, Surface Visualizations, FBO Scheduling, and ETAs automatically updated via FlightAware’s powerful machine predictive technology, Foresight™. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

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Tahoe plane crash

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At an elevation of 5900 feet, this can be a tricky airport to use. A local pilot indicated this is an airport where you must make a visual landing. There were clouds with moderate fire smoke at the time of the crash. Specific safety warnings are posted at the airport. https://truckeetahoeairport.com/aviation/safety (sacramento.cbslocal.com) Ещё...

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Madrid to Paris in the Cockpit of IBERIA Airbus A320

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Madrid to Paris Orly Airport in the Cockpit of IBERIA Airbus A320 (2011) (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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Myth vs Fact: Air Transportation's Share in Carbon Emissions

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Aviation and the commercial airline industry, in particular, are often finger-pointed as having the greatest global share in CO² emissions. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of the de Havilland Comet 1

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Today in Aviation, the Comet 1 prototype took to the skies for the first time from Hatfield Aerodrome in Hertfordshire, UK, in 1949. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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Viking has transformed the Canadair into a multi-role aircraft

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Video showing the how Viking modernized the Canadair 415. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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Why Did United Airlines Fly A Brand New Boeing 737 MAX 8 To Oshkosh?

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United Airlines flew a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Monday. The airline does not service Oshkosh, and to the nearby commercial airport it serves (Appleton), it flies in regional jets. This special flight, carrying yours truly, members of United’s team, and United’s partners in pilot training, arrived in Oshkosh at the EAA AirVenture show, where United highlighted its continued commitment to pilot training and working to highlight the various pathways to enter a career in… (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Cessna SkyCourier Makes Public Debut At AirVenture 2021

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Cessna’s SkyCourier utility twin turboprop made its first show appearance at EAA AirVenture, arriving on opening day, Monday, July 26. A crowd gathered on Boeing Plaza in front of the big twin as Textron officials updated certification progress and underscored the features they believe will make the airplane a success. Also on hand were representatives from launch customer FedEx, which has 50 on order and expects to take its first delivery later this year. (www.avweb.com) Ещё...

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WWII B-17 arrives in Great Falls for tours and rides

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The Arizona Base Commemorative Air Force has brought an iconic World War II B-17 bomber named "Sentimental Journey" to Great Falls. The plane - dubbed the Flying Fortess during the war - landed on Monday and will be available for ground tours and rides. (www.krtv.com) Ещё...

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Teen explains how he landed plane on bridge

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teenage pilot had to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey bridge after the aircraft experienced an engine malfunction. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

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Jet-Powered Coyote Drone Defeats Swarm In Army Tests

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The U.S. Army announced a major milestone in its anti-drone efforts this week, claiming it achieved its first “air-to-air non-kinetic defeats” using Coyote Block 3 drones. The recent demonstration saw the Coyotes take down a hostile swarm of 10 drones using a non-specified electronic warfare system or directed energy weapon of some kind. In addition to proving the Coyote's anti-swarm capabilities, the demonstration also proved that the drones can be recovered and redeployed on the… (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

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Sorry, Jeff Bezos. You're still not an astronaut, according to the FAA.

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The Federal Aviation Administration set new rules concerning the Commercial Space Astronaut Wings Program and the criteria used to award those commanding, piloting or working on privately funded spacecraft with the Commercial Space Astronaut Wings badge. (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Lockheed's F-35A could face first price rise in years as inflation bites

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Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) said future F-35A fighter jets could be more expensive as rising inflation and customer demands halt a 64% drop in price since the jet was first introduced in 2007. The first F-35A cost $221 million when it came off the production line in 2007. Since then, production quantities and know-how have increased, helping the price of the stealthy fifth-generation fighter drop to $79 million today as it gained appeal and buyers in 15 countries. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

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American to hire 1,350 pilots by the end of next year to meet rising demand for air travel

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS — American Airlines is gearing up to hire 1,350 pilots by the end of next year to meet the rapidly rising demand for air travel, 450 more pilots than previously planned. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

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Vistara pushes back Boeing 787, Airbus A320neo deliveries to 2022

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Singapore Airlines’ Indian joint venture expects the last four Dreamliners from its Boeing order to arrive by October 2022, a delay of up to seven months as the U.S. planemaker addresses flaws with the jet and the pandemic weighs on air travel. (www.executivetraveller.com) Ещё...

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Infographic: Orders and Deliveries Embraer (ERJ) Commercial Aircrafts – June 2021

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The Embraer order and delivery reported for June 2021 has been "collected"... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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Onboard Flyr, the World's Newest Airline

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Flyr is Norway's newest airline which inaugurated service in July of 2021. This trip-report gives an in-depth synopsis of the flight, as well as the pros and cons. (aeroxplorer.com) Ещё...

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149 Kg Concorde RC Model - Simply Amazing!

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I hope this isn’t inappropriate for this forum but I can’t think of an audience more likely to be inclined to appreciate it. Just when you think you’ve seen it all... (youtube.com) Ещё...

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Flight instructor makes emergency landing in Georgia

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Pilot, passenger, and aircraft all undamaged. Pilot reported fire in cockpit and set it down on Highway 54 in Peachtree City. (www.foxnews.com) Ещё...

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United Airlines evacuates plane ready for take off after multiple passengers receive ominous text message

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A United Airlines flight was evacuated ahead of take-off at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday after a teenager sent a picture of an Airsoft gun to other passengers onboard via Airdrop, an iPhone feature that allows sharing between other Apple Inc. products. (www.foxnews.com) Ещё...

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Icelandair Is Happy With Its Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

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Icelandair has reported a loss of $68 million for the first half of 2021 but is keenly looking to the future as it sees the first signs of a turnaround. The airline is planning to fly up to 80% of its 2019 capacity in the fourth quarter, if demand continues to grow. Notably, Icelandair has sung the praises of its newly inducted 737 MAX, and could even be eyeing an order for more. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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The FC-31, China’s ‘Other’ Stealth Fighter

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China’s FC-31 is a twin-engine stealth fighter demonstrator, which includes two iteratively different flying airframes that have been under active flight test since late 2012 and late 2016, respectively. This aircraft has often incorrectly been dubbed the “J-31” and been given various other names over the years, such as “J-21.” None of these J-designations remain true to the aircraft’s current state. It is a self-funded technology demonstrator from Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) and AVIC… (thediplomat.com) Ещё...

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Boeing Starliner ISS launch: How to watch do-over test flight live

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again to send your spacecraft back into orbit to dock with the International Space Station. On July 30, Boeing is set to relaunch its Starliner crew capsule (minus any humans on board) for a second attempt at reaching the ISS, after its first try in late 2019 failed to reach the station. (www.cnet.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines CEO: United And Delta Could Force Us To Put In Seat Back Entertainment

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Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of American Airlines, told employees on Thursday at a town hall question and answer session, that they’ll be watching what United’s new plan for seat back video screens – along with Delta’s current screens – means for competition. This could force the airline, he says, to install seat back screens again as well. (viewfromthewing.com) Ещё...

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Southwest Airlines Wants To Grow But One Constraint Remains

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Southwest Airlines is sitting in a really great position. With the worst of the crisis behind it, leisure passengers have come back, small- and medium-sized businesses are sending employees on the road again, and travel restrictions have started to come down. With the environment improving, Southwest Airlines is in a position to grow. However, according to CEO Gary Kelly, there is one open-ended question on whether or not the carrier will be able to grow. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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In Photos: How An Airbus A330 Was Turned Into An Ocean Reef

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We have seen plenty of unusual uses for retired aircraft over the years – including hotels, homes, and restaurants. One of the more surprising though has to be Turkey’s project in June 2019 to sink an A330 in 30 meters of water to create an artificial reef. Similar previous projects with smaller aircraft have proved popular, and it is hoped this will be a big draw for scuba divers. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Belavia 737 Diverts To Moscow After Suspected Engine Failure

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On Monday, a Belavia Boeing 737-800 en route from Minsk in Belarus to Antalya in Turkey sent out an emergency signal, after which it diverted to Moscow. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Seawind Saga: Pilot who crashed in Lake Michigan had 7 crashes in 7 days

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Dennis Collier, a licensed Traverse City pilot, paid $110,000 for the 2010 Seawind on a Saturday, ended up in the drink a week later, and on the way crashed — by his own account — seven times, in seven days in four states. (www.record-eagle.com) Ещё...

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FAA orders operators to inspect more than 9,300 Boeing 737s worldwide

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a directive instructing all Boeing 737 operators to conduct inspections to address possible failures of their cabin altitude pressure switches. (www.airlive.net) Ещё...

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INFOGRAPHIC • Orders and Deliveries Boeing Airplanes — June 2021

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The Boeing commercial aircraft order and delivery report for June 2021 has been published... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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737 Max Return – Is The Plane Picking Up A Following?

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As more 737 MAX aircraft enter or return to service, more and more airlines are gathering real-world numbers, showing the plane’s efficiency. And the jet seems to be picking up more followers, certainly among airlines. We really don’t need to analyze the troubles that the 737 MAX went through, to return to service. But it has now been six to eight months since its return – depending on where you are reading this from. Even that return hasn’t been strewn with rose petals, with other production… (mentourpilot.com) Ещё...

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In Photos: Eurowings Discover Takes To The Sky With First Flight

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Simple Flying was on hand as guests of Eurowings Discover to wave the first flight off. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Revised FAA rules put Branson and Bezos' astronaut wings in doubt

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Are Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos astronauts? Though both billionaires flew to at least the edge of space, they may not qualify for official astronaut wings. (newatlas.com) Ещё...

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Boeing cuts production of 787 Dreamliner after discovering new structural flaws on some planes

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Boeing will cut production on the 787 Dreamliner plane for weeks after discovering new structural flaws in some planes that have been manufactured but not delivered to airline customers. (floridanewstimes.com) Ещё...

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Nevada (Reno - Tahoe) airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

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While more than just one factor, seems article implies lack of fuel delivery due to truck driver shortages. I truly wonder how that could be and that there is not more to the story not being told.... (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Aviation enthusiast potentially saves pilot's life after seeing sparks coming from his plane

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Photographer and aviation enthusiast Ian Simpson has lived in the East Anglia region of England all his life, and one of his favorite things to do is photograph planes at Royal Air Force bases in the area. But on the morning of July 13, he realized something wasn't quite right as he watched jets taking off at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, about 70 miles northeast of London. The base is run by the US Air Force and is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, the only US Air Force F-15 fighter wing in… (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

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United Airlines Extends Invitation-Only Global Services Status

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United Airlines has emailed Global Services members to inform them that their status will be extended by another year, through January 31, 2023. United extended elite status for all MileagePlus members due to the pandemic in 2020, though up until now hasn’t outright extended status by another year. This is the first sign of elite status being extended further. (onemileatatime.com) Ещё...

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Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

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Boeing and NASA are getting ready to make a second attempt at launching its Starliner astronaut taxi to the International Space Station. The uncrewed CST-100 Starliner space capsule is scheduled to launch to the space station on July 30 at 2:53 p.m. EDT (1853 GMT), lifting off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. (www.space.com) Ещё...

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Super Sabre Magic, Dean Cutshall’s F-100 Returns

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he first of the “Century Series” fighters, the career of the North American F-100 Super Sabre can be summarized by a series of superlatives: the fastest, the highest-flying, and longest endurance aircraft of its era. Although it was rapidly overtaken by other aircraft designed specifically as ‘pure’ fighters, the “Hun” (as their pilots called them) found its best niche as a fighter-bomber role. Used extensively by the U.S. Air Force in this role during the Vietnam War, the type concluded its… (warbirdsnews.com) Ещё...

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Airbus joins Canada’s SAF+ Consortium to accelerate the development of a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel technology

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Canada-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in North America. Airbus will be investing through “in-kind” contributions, which consist of technical and certification expertise, economic analysis, communications and advocacy. (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

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Let’s Have A Look At All The Latest Claims About ‘Checkmate’, Russia’s New Light Tactical Fighter

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Several things have been said about Sukhoi Checkmate, the latest Russian 5th generation aircraft unveiled earlier this week. Let’s review them. (theaviationist.com) Ещё...

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Boeing set to face investor scrutiny as problems plague jets

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The aviation industry appears to finally be past the worst of the coronavirus downturn, but Boeing's to-do list remains extensive following a messy start to 2021. (www.deccanherald.com) Ещё...

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Airbus Says There Is Significant Airline Pressure for An A350 Freighter

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Last month, it was confirmed that Airbus had been in talks with many airlines about a freighter version of the Airbus A350. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Spanish Court Finds Ryanair Baggage Policy Unfair

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On Friday, Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled on a particular Ryanair baggage policy that allows the airline to send passenger baggage on another flight. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Here’s Why United Airlines Had To Deplane A Flight To Orlando

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A United Airlines flight was heading to Orlando International Airport from San Francisco International Airport on Thursday afternoon when the passengers on the aircraft had to deplane due to a potential threat. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Aficionado Plane spotter saves a f15 and it's pilot

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A britt plane spotter saves a F15 Pilot, the Pilot later thanks him un person. (www.airforcemag.com) Ещё...

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SAS A330-300 into Hong Kong | Procedures over Siberia, Approach Briefing + Full Long Approach

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SAS A330-300 into Hong Kong | Procedures over Siberia, Approach Briefing + Full Long Approach (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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Bezos et al, not yet astronauts according to new FAA rules.

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Jeff Bezos and the Blue origin space cree, won't get their astronaut wings, fue to New rules from the FAA. (hipertextual.com) Ещё...

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