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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) Plus d'info...

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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) Plus d'info...

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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) Plus d'info...

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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) Plus d'info...

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In Photos: Eurowings Discover Takes To The Sky With First Flight

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Simple Flying was on hand as guests of Eurowings Discover to wave the first flight off. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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737 Max Return – Is The Plane Picking Up A Following?

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As more 737 MAX aircraft enter or return to service, more and more airlines are gathering real-world numbers, showing the plane’s efficiency. And the jet seems to be picking up more followers, certainly among airlines. We really don’t need to analyze the troubles that the 737 MAX went through, to return to service. But it has now been six to eight months since its return – depending on where you are reading this from. Even that return hasn’t been strewn with rose petals, with other production… (mentourpilot.com) Plus d'info...

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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) Plus d'info...

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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) Plus d'info...

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INFOGRAPHIC • Orders and Deliveries Boeing Airplanes — June 2021

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The Boeing commercial aircraft order and delivery report for June 2021 has been published... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Icelandair Is Happy With Its Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

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Icelandair has reported a loss of $68 million for the first half of 2021 but is keenly looking to the future as it sees the first signs of a turnaround. The airline is planning to fly up to 80% of its 2019 capacity in the fourth quarter, if demand continues to grow. Notably, Icelandair has sung the praises of its newly inducted 737 MAX, and could even be eyeing an order for more. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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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) Plus d'info...

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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) Plus d'info...

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