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The Worst Airport In America

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More than 46 million Americans will travel further than 50 miles for this week's turkey-based festivities, and many of us will do it via air. And while very few airports deal well with holidays swarms, some of them excel at misery. (gizmodo.com) Plus d'info...

Small jet slides off runway at KSGR

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Reports of an Embraer jets slides off the runway at Sugarland Regional Airport. No reported injuries. (www.click2houston.com) Plus d'info...

Houston Controller Talks VFR Pilot Stuck On Top Down To A Safe Landing

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It was no leisure flight Sunday for Mark Nelson when he found himself trapped above the clouds over a heavily populated area. His only way down? To put his life in the hands of an air traffic controller. (www.khou.com) Plus d'info...

British Airways 777B-200 near Shannon Generator failure

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A BAW British airways Boeing 777B-200 was on its way to Boston M.A USA which left LHR Heathrow with rego G-VIIS with flight number BA215. The aircraft was en route at FL360 and was 90 NM from Shannon (Ireland) . The flight crew had noticed the Generator alarm light on and decided not to continue with the flight over the Atlantic. The 777B-200 landed safety at Shannon. The aircraft had to dump fuel as a safety caution… (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Qantas retires its very first Boeing 747-400

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Qantas will retire its first-ever Boeing 747-400 next month - VH-OJA – which opened up the one-stop Kangaroo Route between Australia and London, and even made a promotional non-stop flight from London to Sydney (albeit with minimal passengers and cargo) to highlight the jumbo's long-range capabilities. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

NASA is With You When You Fly

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Aviation touches us. Even if you didn't fly today, something you needed did. Did you know that NASA-developed technology is on board every U.S. commercial aircraft and in every U.S. control tower? That's why we like to say "NASA's with you when you fly." (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

Emirates CEO Questions Facts Around Malaysia Flight 370

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Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, spoke about the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and his doubts about the facts of the aircraft’s disappearance. (airwaysnews.com) Plus d'info...

As Other Paparazzi Chase Kardashians, These Guys Stalk Dreamliners

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Bernie Leighton, a professional plane-spotter who specializes in aerial photography, talks about his pursuit of Etihad Airways' first Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner. In four-and-a-half years of professional plane-spotting, Leighton has snapped more than 35,000 photos and garnered at least 7 million Internet views. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing's 777 Problem: Delta and Everyone Else Want Newer Planes

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New airplane technology almost always trumps the old. The planes that are built today burn less fuel and need less maintenance than their predecessors. If you manufacture airplanes, however, this truism presents a tricky problem: How do you keep selling an older model after you announce its successor... (www.businessweek.com) Plus d'info...

The FAA wants you to have a pilot's license to fly commercial drones

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If you're planning to shoot your next movie using a drone, beware: you may need to meet some stringent conditions to stay in the Federal Aviation Administration's good books. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the agency will propose commercial drone rules that require a conventional pilot's license. (www.engadget.com) Plus d'info...

Is Boeing 767 Running out of Time?

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After an uninterrupted 32-year production run, the passenger version of the plane is having a tough time attracting new buyers. But interestingly, Boeing plans to double the production rate. (www.fool.com) Plus d'info...

American Airlines Mulls Headquarters Move Year After Merger

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The airline may decide to leave Fort Worth, Texas, where it has been based since 1979, or opt to do nothing, Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said after a speech today to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

(Video) Rocket Through The Majestic Cascade Mountains In An F-15E Strike Eagle

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This is quite possibly the best F-15E Strike Eagle video of all time. F-15E cockpit videos are rare to begin with, but one that shows the 'Mud Hen' in its natural, low-level environment in brilliant HD is even rarer. Amazing. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

Bus Strikes Plane at Atlanta Airport, No Injuries

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American Airlines passengers suffered a rough arrival after a bus slammed into their plane at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday night. The bus struck Flight 232 as it waited at a gate shortly after landing in Atlanta, Georgia, from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, according to American Airlines spokesperson Liz Landau. (www.nbcnews.com) Plus d'info...

American Airlines to transfer at least 50 jets

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American Airlines Group Inc. plans to move at least 50 jets from its Envoy Air unit to other regional carriers, saying that it can’t keep enough pilots to fly the airplanes. (www.dallasnews.com) Plus d'info...

Airlines preemptively cancel 200 flights for Wednesday

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Airlines scrapped more than 210 flights for Wednesday -- one of the USA's busiest air travel days of the year -- all before the clock struck midnight on Tuesday. (www.usatoday.com) Plus d'info...

TFRs in effect around KSTL in wake of ferguson announcement

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In the Wake of the Michael Brown shooting, TFRs have been set up around Ferguson, MO to "PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES" (tfr.faa.gov) Plus d'info...

An inside look at the cockpit of a B-36

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A pal of mine passed this on to me. I thought some of you who remember boiler gauges would enjoy the tour. B-36 Cockpit Gauge Maze The B-36 was a state of the art airplane in its day. The Flight Engineer was responsible for starting, maintaining and shutting down the 6 Radial Engines and the 4 Jet Engines required to make it fly and complete its mission. No modern technology, such as "Fly by Wire" or "Computer controlled Aircraft" systems, were involved here. Just straight… (www.nmusafvirtualtour.com) Plus d'info...

Video: U-2 Cockpit & T-38 Chase Plane Footage

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A compilation of cockpit footage from the U-2 Dragon Lady and its T-38 Talon chase plane as they execute a photo flight mission. The U-2 is the Air Force's longest-serving active reconnaissance aircraft. (youtu.be) Plus d'info...

A-10s will support war against ISIS

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The plane, also known as the "Warthog,” provides close air support for ground troops. The A-10 fighter squadron arrived in Southwest Asia between Nov. 17 and 21 with "several" jets. (thehill.com) Plus d'info...

Report: Airbus to deliver first A350 in mid-December

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Airbus appears set to deliver the first Airbus A350 to launch customer Qatar Airways in mid-December. (www.usatoday.com) Plus d'info...

Delta jet in the grass in DTW

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Slippery morning in Detroit. An arriving 737 found the grass. (www.oregonlive.com) Plus d'info...

German deputy minister calls on airlines to lower fuel surcharges

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Airlines should lower their fuel surcharges to reflect a recent decline in oil prices, Gerd Billen, Germany's deputy minister of justice and consumer protection, said on Tuesday. "Airlines have justified price increases with high fuel costs for a long time. If kerosene prices decline, that should be passed on to customers," he told Reuters. (uk.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

Frontier Airlines orders nine Airbus A321ceo aircraft

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Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This is the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. The airline currently flies a fleet of 35 A319ceo, and 20 A320ceo aircraft. In addition, Frontier has on its order backlog 80 A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Giant inflatable aircraft hangar installed at Budapest

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The unusual sight of a giant inflatable aircraft hangar, which allows indoor parking of an A320 or Boeing 737 can be seen at Budapest Airport. (www.airport-world.com) Plus d'info...

AirAsia X to restart London flights, also eyes Hawaii

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AirAsia X plans to restart flights between Kuala Lumpur and London almost three years after it abandoned the route, and is also "exploring Hawaii" according to outspoken airline CEO Tony Fernandes. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Video: B-58 Hustler 1960s Low-Level Bombing Documentary

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This 1960s documentary profiles the low-level bombing capabilities of the B-58 during several test flights, and also serves as a great example of the kind of intimidating information the US pushed towards the Soviet Union during the Cold War. (youtu.be) Plus d'info...

Ryanair passengers left confused after plane diversion leaves them on wrong island

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RYANAIR PASSENGERS HAVE complained they were left with little instruction from the airline after their flight was forced to land at the wrong Canary island. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

The photo taken from an aircraft moments after the WTC attacks

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A photo taken from a passenger who states he had never seen light of it since the two planes hit the World Trade Center on the morning of 11th September 2001. This photo has finally emerged from a passenger in a aircraft on departure from Newark airport. (www.couriermail.com.au) Plus d'info...

Huerta Declares Arrivals At DFW More Like Sliding Down A Banister vs Step By Step Descents

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FAA Administrator likened the traditional way of airplane arrivals as going down a staircase step by step. By comparison, NextGen arrivals are like sliding down a banister (www.dallasnews.com) Plus d'info...

Worlds largest plane lifts off from Toronto Pearson Airport

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Watch the Antonov AN-225 Cargo plane take off from Toronto (toronto.ctvnews.ca) Plus d'info...

The Airport Frustration Index

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This interactive report scores airport frustration for US airports looking at the commute, time at the terminal and rate of on-time departures.Kind of fun in a clunky way. No surprise that wintry airports have fewer on-time departures. (www.businessweek.com) Plus d'info...

FAA Takes Issue with Stadium Flyovers

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The Experimental Aircraft Association is warning that FAA headquarters officials have expressed concern that stadium overflights by Experimental-category aircraft do not comply with current regulations. (www.flyingmag.com) Plus d'info...

FAA requires Boeing 777 operators to inspect pitch rate sensors

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A new airworthiness directive issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration requires Boeing 777 operators to inspect and potentially replace the aircraft's dual pitch rate sensors (PRS). The directive, which applies to 777-200LRs, -300s, -300ERs and 777 freighters, comes in response to reports received by the agency of dual failures of the sensors. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

MH17 Wreckage Finally Recovered In Ukraine

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More than four months after a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, recovery of the aircraft has been completed. The mangled aircraft pieces were loaded onto rail cars and shipped, under supervision of Dutch investigators and security officials. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

In Russia, you are the tug!

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Passengers rally to push 'frozen' plane in Sibera. Interesting video of a stuck Tupolev. The passengers really didn't want to stay in this balmy place! (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Watch the invisible patterns of air travel over some of the busiest skies in the world

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The air traffic control system over the United Kingdom keeps the nation’s airspace safe—and beautiful. In the video above, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the association of air traffic controllers for 16 of the UK’s airports, offers a guided tour of how flight paths are managed by their staff over the course of a day. (qz.com) Plus d'info...

MH370: Vast margins for error and disagreement in search zones

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Months of expert debate as to which parts of the Indian Ocean sea floor should get priority in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 have started surfacing in the general media. (blogs.crikey.com.au) Plus d'info...

VIDEO: watch as Qantas retires another Boeing 767-300ER to the Victorville boneyard

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This great report from 60 Minutes, now shared online, covers the final flight of a Qantas Boeing 767-300ER to its final resting place at California's Victorville airplane graveyard. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Thai US aviation experts inspect Bell 212 helicopter crash site

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The US Bell Helicopter and the Thai army aviation experts returned to the crash site of a Bell 212 helicopter which crashed on the rubber tree field in Phayao province Monday killing all nine officers on board. (englishnews.thaipbs.or.th) Plus d'info...

Incident: Southwest B737 near Fort Myers on Nov 25th 2014, loss of cabin pressure

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N416WN performing flight WN-1469 from Saint Louis,MO to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) with 129 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL330 about 50nm northnorthwest of Tampa,FL (USA) when the crew reported problems with the cabin pressure and initiated an emergency descent (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Beijing to Streamline Approval Time for Private Jets

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Beijing aims to give aviation a lift by streamlining the time it takes to approve low-altitude flights for private and commercial jets. The air traffic control commission of the State Council and the Central Military Commission agreed to simplify flight approvals for general aviation next year, the PLA Daily reported yesterday. The changes, which apply to all civilian flights except those by scheduled passenger airlines, will be covered in national aviation legislation due to be drafted next… (www.scmp.com) Plus d'info...

How To Pull Start A Crop Duster

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The unconventional method to use a pickup truck to get a Cessna Agwagon with a dead battery running again. (planelopnik.com) Plus d'info...

Future Cockpits

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New cockpit technologies could let pilots use "x-ray vision" and voice activation. (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Phenominal video of helicopter working near high-tension wires

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Watch the copter pilot work as he maneuvers to avoid the electric lines but maneuver close so worker can complete task. (www.facebook.com) Plus d'info...

Indian women pilots soar past global avg

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Ground realities may be harsh for women in In dia, but they're still determined to conquer the skies. Almost 600 of the 5,050 pilots in Indian airlines are women, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation data.At 11.6%, this is way above the 3% global average estimated by the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. India is also seeing a steady rise in women pilots annually . The last five years saw 4,267 commercial pilots' licences being issued, of which 628 or 14.7% went to… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) Plus d'info...

Is United Airlines really that bad?

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It's true that United receives a lot of customer complaints. But it is important to put those complaints in context, and recognise that United is not uniquely bad. For the past few years, independent rankings such as those compiled by Consumer Reports tell a mostly consistent story about the American airline industry. There are a few decent airlines, which also happen to be relatively small (Virgin, Southwest, JetBlue, Hawaiian and Alaskan). American, US Airways and United are interchangeably… (www.economist.com) Plus d'info...

Air New Zealand, Air China form strategic alliance

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Air China will launch Beijing-Auckland flights as part of a 'strategic alliance' with fellow Star Alliance carrier Air New Zealand. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Man arrested after sneaking onto tarmac at San Jose airport

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A suspect somehow got onto the tarmac at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Sunday, broke away from workers, and stole a maintenance vehicle before he was ultimately arrested at one of facility’s main passenger terminals, authorities said. (www.sfgate.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing says frustrated by Canada move to extend life of fighter jets

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OTTAWA • U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. is frustrated by Canada’s decision to extend the life of its aging fleet of fighter jets, a move that will delay a decision on buying replacements, a company official said on Wednesday. (www.stltoday.com) Plus d'info...