Listen to the pilots of SWA1380 land the plane
SubmittedAudio has been condensed but includes all publicly available ATC transmissions to/from SWA1380 from the time they declared an emergency to the time they stopped on the ground. Audio quality of these feeds varies dramatically just due to distance to transmitters, A/D converters, interference, receivers, bandwidth, bitrate, compression, digital artifacts, dither, all that fun stuff, etc. (www.youtube.com) More...
Virgin Galactic Spaceship Flies After Four-Year Hiatus
SubmittedSir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has once again sent a spaceship aloft. The new SpaceShipTwo craft, named VSS Unity, fired its rocket engine on Thursday for a limited burn following a drop-launch from its mothership, WhiteKnightTwo. (www.flyingmag.com) More...
Pilots Split Over FAA Chief's Claims On Boeing 737 Max Training
SubmittedBoeing and the FAA argue over the minimum training requirements for the 737-MAX (www.npr.org) More...
The World's First Space Ace
SubmittedOn September 13, 1985, at 12:42 p.m., Major Wilbert “Doug” Pearson pushed the “pickle button” in the cockpit of his F-15A, launching a missile high over the Pacific Ocean. He was in a steep vertical climb, flying at just under Mach 1, and was at 36,000 feet. The missile roared toward its target, the Solwind P78-1 satellite moving at 17,500 mph, almost 300 miles above Pearson’s aircraft. As the missile disappeared from view, all Pearson could do was wait—he wouldn’t be able to see if it had hit… (www.airspacemag.com) More...
Distracted Car Driver Causes Havoc at Airport
SubmittedSpanish investigators believe the driver of a vehicle lost situational awareness before heading along an active Madrid runway while an Airbus A330 was departing from the opposite direction. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
Remembering the Black Christmas Disaster
SubmittedZero visibility and four aircraft inbound: It quickly became the worst single day in early commercial aviation. (www.airspacemag.com) More...
(Video) Cessna 750 Citation X rolls off ramp through fence
SubmittedMechanic forgot to set parking brake or insert chocks. 23 million dollar aircraft damaged after rolling through a fence. (www.newsflare.com) More...
No Definitive Word on Missing Cirrus
SubmittedThe U.S. Coast Guard this morning reported it had not yet located a debris field for a Cirrus SR22T that was last tracked Wednesday night heading south into the Gulf of Mexico. The Cirrus was on an IFR flight plan from Oklahoma City’s Wiley Post Airport on Wednesday to Georgetown Texas just outside Austin when the pilot became unresponsive to ATC calls. The aircraft, flying at 19,000 feet, never descended and headed toward the Gulf. It was last observed on radar about 220 miles northwest of… (www.flyingmag.com) More...
Family accused Delta of trying to cover up dog's bloody death
SubmittedThe family whose Pomeranian died while traveling with Delta accused the airline of trying to cover up the dog’s bloody death. (nypost.com) More...
DOT Reports On FAAs Latest NextGen Steps
SubmittedNew terminal radar systems are nearly ready for prime time, officials say, although lingering concerns remain. (www.flyingmag.com) More...
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