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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Western Aviation Fuel Shortage Spreading

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A sporadic aviation fuel shortage that began a few weeks ago in the Pacific Northwest is now spreading nationwide according to the Dallas Morning News. Now airlines are warning their pilots they may not be able to fuel up at their destinations and to make contingency plans, (www.avweb.com) Ещё...

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Ameristar's new livery

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Ameristar DC-9-15F, N785TW departing from Willow Run, YIP runway 23R wearing its newly painted livery. 7-27-21 (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

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Jeff Bezos is a lot of things. A tax-dodging megalomaniac. A Dr. Evil lookalike. A weirdly horny cowboy hat enthusiast. The one thing he isn’t—at least as far as the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned—is an astronaut. (gizmodo.com) Ещё...

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Sleeping at the airport: American Airlines flight attendant, pilot unions complain about lack of hotel rooms

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The unions say American is failing to provide adequate hotel rooms in a timely manner. The pilot and flight attendant unions filed grievances with the airline over the issues. Labor unions representing 40,000 American Airlines pilots and flight attendants say the carrier has failed to provide crews with enough transportation and adequate hotels during layovers, a trend that is depriving them of rest in some cases. In grievances filed with the carrier on Tuesday, the Association of Professional… (www.cnbc.com) Ещё...

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B-17 Flying Fortress Has Been Hiding in a Barn for Years, Waiting to Be Restored

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Not exactly a barn find, this Flying Fortress has been crammed piece by piece into a large, barn-like building in order to be restored. The owner who raised this building specifically for the B-17 has been working on it for years now. It's far from complete and it will take many more years before it will fly again, but it's definitely something you wouldn't expect to find in such a building. (www.autoevolution.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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LAX pilot spots another jet pack in the sky

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An airline pilot near LAX may have spotted a jet pack on Wednesday night, a report said, as the mysterious sightings in the area’s skies continue. The potential sighting of an object “resembling a jet pack” at about 5,000 feet was made by a Boeing 747 pilot about 15 miles east of the airport, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told CBSLA in a statement. (nypost.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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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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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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Boeing Knocks Out a Profit for the First Time Since 2019

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Boeing's earnings were $567 million in Q2 (April, May, and June) compared with a $2.4 billion loss a year ago. Analysts had expected a big loss. Rebound attributed to the resumption of 737 Max deliveries and nearly 300 new orders of the type. But China's long-delayed 737 Max recertification and 787 and 777X production issues pose future risks. (apnews.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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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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Record Number of Aircraft Swarm EAA AirVenture

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First the pandemic. Now the swarm—of aluminum. As of Monday, it looked like EAA AirVenture this year would benefit from a week-long forecast of mostly ideal weather and record attendance of people—and airplanes. In the three days leading up to the show, an astonishing 7,928 aircraft had flown into Oshkosh for the organization’s 68th fly-in, more than double the 3,500 during the same period in 2019—the last year AirVenture was held due to the worldwide pandemic—and more than 50 percent greater… (www.ainonline.com) Ещё...

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New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way

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Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights between the two cities. (www.yahoo.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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Biden Wants To Crack Down On Airline Fees To Increase Competition In The Industry

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The Biden administration wants to crack down on extra fees and require refunds if your bags arrive late or the Wi-Fi doesn't work. As NPR's David Schaper reports from Chicago, it's part of a broader effort to try to increase competition in the airline industry. (www.wuwm.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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United Airlines to outsource catering operations from October

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United Airlines said on Thursday it was moving forward with plans to outsource its catering operations following a six-month review, similar to other airlines' strategies. United said it has selected three suppliers to operate the airline's five kitchens and oversee menu design and administration. The airline's staff were informed of the decision in a memo reviewed by Reuters. Employees in good standing would be offered a job at one of the future suppliers and about 70% would… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Spain's Supreme Court rules some Ryanair luggage rules are unfair

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Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Ryanair's luggage rules, under which the budget carrier can send bags and suitcases on a different flight than passengers, were unfair. Following a complaint from a consumer association, the court said there may be cases that justify sending luggage on a separate flight, but that Ryanair's clause was too generic. (www.yahoo.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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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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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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Alaska Airlines pioneers A.I. to plan flight routes, saving fuel and time

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One morning last week, Alaska Airlines flight 1380 thundered down the runway of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and ascended into clear blue skies, bound for San Diego. The flight pushed back from the gate five minutes ahead of its 6:10 a.m. scheduled departure time. But its journey really began several hours earlier, about a mile away from the airport, on the sixth floor of Alaska Airlines’ new steel and glass headquarters building, known as “The Hub.” (fortune.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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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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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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Canadian Low-Cost Airline Flair Announces 5 New US Routes

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Flair Airlines has expanded its network to fly to five United States cities. (aeroxplorer.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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Airbus officially confirms the A350F

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY — European planemaker Airbus now targets one of Boeing’s most profitable strongholds with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet.Airbus, today, officially announced the upcoming freighter version of its new-generation passenger jet Airbus A350. “We believe we have a very promising aircraft,” Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said after unveiling better-than-expected half-year results. (www.airlinerwatch.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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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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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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AC-47 Spooky Meets Up with AC-130J Ghostrider in the Air, One Is Decades Older

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t is there where the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture air show will take place, with Air Force Special Operations Command airmen and aircraft joining a host of other participants for what we expect will be an incredible event. Among those taking part is the AC-47 Spooky you see in the main pic of this piece (click photo to enlarge), released earlier this month by the USAF. It belongs to the American Flight Museum in Topeka, and it was restored for exactly such gatherings. (www.autoevolution.com) Ещё...

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Viral video shows agent refer booted passenger to a different airline

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Viral video captured an American Airlines passenger being booted off a Texas-to-Florida flight after she allegedly refused to properly mask up and then uttered a vulgar term at a female employee. The action unfolded Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as passengers boarded Flight 2823 to Miami, which was running four hours late due to a maintenance issue, traveler Chris Freeman told NBC News on Thursday. An agent spotted the female passenger wearing a "fabric mask with… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Russian airlines bet on domestic recovery with airshow deals

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Russia's airlines struck deals for more than 80 regional jets at its flagship airshow this week, according to state-backed aerospace and leasing companies, as carriers bet on a partial market recovery driven by domestic flights. Russia, like other countries, has heavily restricted international air traffic due to the coronavirus since last year, but domestic flight routes are already recovering. State-owned companies backed by state leasing companies dominated the ranks of buyers and… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Former Airman Who Leaked Details of Drone Program Sentenced, Will Serve Prison Time

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A former Air Force intelligence analyst who said he was compelled to speak out against the military’s use of drones after witnessing firsthand their effect on civilian casualties has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified information. (www.military.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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'Time-traveling' on an airplane: One of the cheapest tests of relativity

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Forty years ago this October, physicist Joseph C. Hafele and astronomer Richard E. Keating bought tickets for themselves as well as four highly-precise Hewlett-Packard atomic clocks to take two commercial airplane trips around the world, one heading east and one heading west. Their mission? Test Einstein's theory. (www.news-daily.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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