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Textron Aviation starts laying off 750 employees, 575 in Kansas

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Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft are laying off hundreds of employees at each company, a company official said. About 750 full-time and contract employees will be laid off, including 575 in Kansas, the company said. Cuts will take place in all areas of Beechcraft and Cessna businesses and will affect salaried and hourly employees. It will span from management to non-management positions, the company said. The employees are receiving 60-day layoff notices Wednesday morning. (www.kansas.com) Plus d'info...

Pilots reveal death-defying ordeal as engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok

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When both of Flight CX780’s engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok, tragedy looked certain to its pilots, who hadn’t trained for such an emergency. However, outstanding airmanship led to a safe – if not smooth – landing for the 322 people on board. (www.scmp.com) Plus d'info...

The Most Talented Aviation Pioneer You’ve Never Heard of

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Starling Burgess beat the Wright brothers at their own game. (www.airspacemag.com) Plus d'info...

Aerobatic Pilot Parachutes to Safety

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When something went wrong in the air during a practice flight, aerobatic pilot Dan Marcotte jumped from his Ultimate Aero 10-200, parachuting to safety as the single-seat biplane crashed in a fireball onto a northern Vermont interstate. (www.flyingmag.com) Plus d'info...

Tales of the Old, Bold Pilots

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In Oceanside, California, veteran fliers swap stories over breakfast. (www.airspacemag.com) Plus d'info...

Drone Pilots Find it Hard to Balance Warfighting With Personal Lives

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U.S. Air Force drone pilots are overworked, according to a report issued last week by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO report, “Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots,” notes that remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) are so important to battlefield commanders that the Air Force has tripled the number of drone pilots since 2008. At the same time, their workload has increased. (www.airspacemag.com) Plus d'info...

United Flight Diverts To LA With Engine Problem

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to San Diego diverted to Los Angeles International Airport because of an engine issue. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says United Flight 284 landed without incident at 7:27 a.m. Wednesday. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

Video Pays Tribute to A-10 Warthog

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With two iconic military aircraft on the line this year, the Lockheed U-2 and the A-10 Warthog, fans have been showing their support in various ways. One particular agency, Hangar 30, which specializes in video production, has created a heart-pounding tribute to the A-10 Warthog. (www.flyingmag.com) Plus d'info...

FAA: Stop That, It's Legal!

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When feds bow to public opinion over the regs, something's wrong. (www.flyingmag.com) Plus d'info...