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16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

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A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. (news.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

Flight 370: Underwater drones find nothing after scouring half of search area

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The underwater drone scanning for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 finished its seventh mission Sunday, having covered about half its intended territory without finding any sign of the missing plane. This has been the case for 44 days now, which seems like an eternity for the relatives of the 239 passengers and crew on board, still hoping for a miracle or, at least, closure. The Bluefin-21 drone started its eighth mission soon after the previous one ended Sunday morning, surveying the bottom of the… (edition.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Video: AWACS Aerial Refueling over Afghanistan, March 2014

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A U.S. Air force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, refuels a NATO E-3 AWACS over northern Afghanistan Mar. 4, 2014, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The crew of the Stratotanker provided fuel for coalition aircraft during their more than seven hour combat sortie, off-loading over 70,000 lbs. of fuel. (www.aviationvideos.co) Plus d'info...

San Diego-Tijuana Airport Cross-Border Airport Plan Gets Green Light

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Plans to build and operate a San Diego-Tijuana International Airport cross-border airport terminal received final approval and construction should begin shortly, officials said last week. The plan calls for a 525-foot (160-meter) long pedestrian bridge that connects the Tijuana airport terminal to a 65,000-square foot structure on the U.S. side.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Plus d'info...

Malaysian Officials: Hunt for Flight 370 at 'Critical Stage' - Current Underwater Search Could End Within a Week

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The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is at a ‘critical’ stage, according to Malaysian officials, as Australian officials announced a plan to end underwater searches for the jet’s flight data recorders within a week. The narrowing of the search is at a very critical juncture,” said, Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s defense and acting transport minister, at a news conference Saturday. ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Plus d'info...

Japanese Stealth Demonstrator To Fly This Year

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Speaking to the foreign affairs and defense committee of Japan’s upper house, defense minister Itsunori Onodera has confirmed that the Mitsubishi ATD-X (advanced technology demonstrator - experimental) future fighter demonstrator is on course to fly later this year, albeit with a slight delay. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Flight Review: KLM Europe Business Class Geneva-Amsterdam

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Geneva does airport security very well. An unmanned Priority lane is available to business-class passengers as well as those with higher level status on many airlines flying out of Geneva. All I had to do was scan my boarding pass, already present on my smartphone, and the gate parted. While this only led into the general security line, compared with over 100 people waiting on that side, I had only a moment’s wait to proceed through the checkpoint. Laptop out? Check! IPad out? Check. Shoes? No… (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Plus d'info...

What Happens When You Give A Bunch Of Hotshot Pilots GoPros

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Some of the best pilots in the US Navy are assigned to fly Super Hornets from the USS George Washington. But just because you're the best at what you do, doesn't mean it's all seriousness, hard work, and downright tedium. Most of the time it looks like it's nothing but pure, unadulterated, capital-A Awesome. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

Fruit Flies, Fighter Jets Use Similar Nimble Tactics when Under Attack

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When startled by predators, tiny fruit flies respond like fighter jets, employing screaming-fast banked turns to evade attacks. In the midst of a banked turn, the flies can roll on their sides 90 degrees or more, almost flying upside down at times. Researchers used an array of high-speed video cameras operating at 7,500 frames a second to capture the wing and body motion of flies after they encountered a looming image of an approaching predator. (www.sciencedaily.com) Plus d'info...