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Corsair 747 - The End

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memories of a beautiful plane and especially mythical plane that this boeing 747 of the company Corsair (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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Final landing at Kemble of Corsair Int'l Boeing 747-400 F-HSUN from Paris Orly 9 on June 2020

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memories of a beautiful plane and especially mythical plane that this boeing 747 of the company Corsair (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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Le Bourget air show 2021 to be canceled

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The biennial Paris Air Show scheduled to take place in June 2021 has been canceled due to uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. All exhibitors will get a full refund, and the event will next be held in 2023, the French Aerospace Industries Association said in a statement on Monday. The show at Le Bourget airfield outside the French capital is among the largest aviation events in the world, where airlines typically announce large orders and manufacturers showcase new models. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

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Opinion: Don’t Feel Sorry for the Airlines

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Before providing them any assistance, we must demand that they change how they treat their customers and employees. (www.nytimes.com) Plus d'info...

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Delta Turns Flight Around After Multiple Passengers Refuse to Wear Masks

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Details are emerging over why a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta was turned around and returned to Detroit on Thursday, and once again face masks are the issue. According to reports, two passengers refused to wear face masks during the flight – a mandate for virtually every airline – and the plane returned to Detroit Metro Airport in suburban Romulus. A Delta spokesperson told the MLive.com media outlet that the flight was delayed because the passengers “were non-compliant with crew… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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Airlines will no longer be required to transport emotional support animals

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Airlines no longer will be required to accommodate travelers who want to fly with emotional support animals such as pigs, rabbits and turkeys under a final rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new rule now defines a service animal to be a dog that is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability” and limits the number of service animals a person can travel with to two. It also requires airlines to treat… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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The toll on travel

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Visualization of FlightAware data showing global air travel decreasing as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. (graphics.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

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Are you noticing a lot more flight activity on FlightAware?

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Help us share! Are you noticing a lot more activity on FlightAware? Last night we toggled on default visibility to all detected flights (instead of just the ones that we receive flight plans for). Check your FlightAware app or see a live view by clicking the link below. (www.linkedin.com) Plus d'info...

  • 137

United Airlines Promotes Commercial Flight Health Safety

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FlightAware is proud to showcase the efforts of our trusted partner, United Airlines, in continuing to provide their passengers the safest travel experience possible. (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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Delta Has Placed over 100 People on No-fly List for Refusing to Wear a Mask, CEO Says

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Delta has already placed more than 100 people on a no-fly list for refusing to wear a mask, the carrier’s CEO Ed Bastian said earlier this week, in an effort to crack down on its mask policy. “We’ve been... steadily and rather aggressively stepping up our enforcement of the mask policy,” Bastian said in an interview on the TODAY show this week. “You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on. If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t… (www.travelandleisure.com) Plus d'info...

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Emirates Airline Begins Conducting Rapid COVID-19 Tests For Boarding Passengers

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In a move that could be a step toward making air travel palatable to the public again, Emirates Airline has begun conducing rapid-on site COVID-19 for passengers. The testing began with passengers on a flight from Dubai to Tunisia on Wednesday. The analysis is a blood test with results within 10 minutes. The airline says it is the first to roll out rapid testing. Emirates says it is working to scale up testing capabilities and extend it to other flights. It says its testing could also be used to… (www.npr.org) Plus d'info...

  • 110

So Long (and Good Riddance) to CNN Airport News

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Will we finally get some peace and quiet at the gate? (askthepilot.com) Plus d'info...

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Father and Son, Airplane to Airplane

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About 40 minutes northwest of Houston is the suburb of Tomball, Texas. In the early 1970s, before Interstate 45 became five lanes, Tomball was a far-flung outpost with a population of fewer than 3,000 residents, a single traffic signal, and an airport named Hooks Field (DWH). (www.aopa.org) Plus d'info...

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Two U.S. Airlines Announced They Will No Longer Accept Medical Exemptions for Face Masks

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For the majority of the businesses requiring customers to wear face masks, they ofter an exemption to those with certain medical conditions. (They also exempt those under the age of 2, per the recommendation of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.) However, a couple of major U.S. airlines have just reversed their policies on their mask mandates. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both decided that they will no longer allow medical exemptions as a reason not to wear a face mask. (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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American Airlines responds to video of pilot threatening to 'dump' passengers in Kansas

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American Airlines has issued a statement defending the actions of a pilot who said he would "put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off" if they didn’t behave on a flight leaving from Washington D.C. on Friday. (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

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Mysterious Boeing 737- It's still green

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No one seems to know who exactly owns the plane and what its purpose is. Never painted, it's still in its green zinc chromate coating. To the uninformed, it looks like it's held together with duct tape. Probably our tax dollars at work, maybe. (www.thedrive.com) Plus d'info...

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Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, dead at 97

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Chuck Yeager, the historic test pilot portrayed in the movie “The Right Stuff,” is dead at the age of 97, according to a tweet posted on his account late Monday. "It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET," said the tweet, attributed to his wife, actress Victoria Scott D'Angelo. "An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered… (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

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New Data Available on FlightAware Home Page

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FlightAware is pleased to announce the placement of key data points on the home page of the website. (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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FlightAware Predictive Technology Added to The United Airlines Operational Toolset

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FlightAware announced today that United Airlines has integrated its predictive data tool into the airline's operational toolset to help decrease the instance of preventable delays; reduce missed passenger connections; and help prevent flight cancellations. FlightAware operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform, fusing thousands of data sources around the world to provide the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking intelligence. Over half of all estimated… (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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A thief stole two airplanes with a signature and a couple of stamps

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According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, the paperwork Hughes had sent to the FAA was phony, something that only came to light when a worker at the Washington State Department of Transportation placed a routine call to the Piper’s previous owner to confirm their cancellation of the plane’s registration. The confused owner, a US Navy doctor in Gig Harbor, WA, said he hadn’t sold his plane, nor did he intend to. (qz.com) Plus d'info...

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Lufthansa’s First Boeing 777X Spotted Outside In Seattle

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While most aviation news has been cause for concern of late, one source of excitement is the progression of Boeing’s new widebody program. On Wednesday, launch customer Lufthansa’s first 777X aircraft was spotted outside the factory walls for the very first time. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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This device can disinfect the interior of an airplane – and kill coronavirus – in minutes

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Ever since coronavirus concerns have taken over essentially every aspect of everyday live, airlines have been paying more attention to the process of cleaning planes. Now, a company named Dimer is seeing increased interest in a device they conceived several years ago to battle the flu. Think drink cart, but when you run it down the aisle of an airplane, it disinfects the entire interior in minutes. A guy named Elliott Krightenberg. He describes himself as an “international and intergalactic… (ktla.com) Plus d'info...

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FlightAware Webinar: Leveraging the Firestarter SDK to Access the World's Central Aviation Platform

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Firehose is FlightAware's live global data feed of complete real-time and historical flight/aviation data and Firestarter is the free development accelerator that makes it easier to access than ever before. In this webinar, learn how Firestarter can save hundreds of developer hours, reduce time to market for your integration, limit switching costs, and more. Plus see live practical demonstrations, and learn best practices in using Firestarter. (go.flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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Study Finds Pilots’ Brains Work Differently

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Medical science has now confirmed what your family and friends have been telling you since the first time you strapped in and maybe before that. Your brain works differently than that of non-flying folks and contrary to what those in your immediate bubble might think, that’s actually a good thing, well mostly. (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

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Activist kicked off American Airlines plane after flight attendant deems her face mask ‘offensive’

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A woman was kicked off an American Airlines flight and forced to drive thousands of miles to get where she was going. (www.local10.com) Plus d'info...

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Space-Based ADS-B Joins Search & Rescue Efforts

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Not only are such stories beginning to surface, but Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service, which is only compatible with 1090ES systems, has shown an ability to help as well—especially in areas where ground-based ADS-B data is not available. Don Hinkel was flying over the Bahamas on December 23 when the engine of his 1981 Cessna P210N failed. It would not restart, said Hinkel, who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands and regularly flies back and forth to Florida. “I activated an onboard ELT when I… (www.aopa.org) Plus d'info...

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More than 700 airline passengers banned in US for refusing to wear masks

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How long the bans last depends on the airline and the individual passenger’s behavior, the companies said. Delta said its bans could last a lifetime in certain cases. (nypost.com) Plus d'info...

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2 Air Canada planes have a near miss

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Although this occurred on March 8,2020 it just goes to show you that reducing the number of aircraft flying doesn't reduce some dangers. Also makes you wonder what's going to happen at thousands of airports that now have almost no activity. It's nesting season, and birds will be very happy to have all this new airspace. The rule of unexpected consequences applies. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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American Airlines Mechanic Jailed Following Aircraft Sabotage

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An American Airlines mechanic who deliberately sabotaged an American Airlines Boeing 737 last July in an attempt to gain more overtime has instead been sentenced to 37 months in prison. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Airbus redesigns A350 cockpit center console

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Airbus has officially overhauled its A350 cockpit control panel, following earlier reports of engine failure caused by the aircrew’s spilt beverages. (www.thedrive.com) Plus d'info...

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Air Force One Performs Daytona 500 Flyover

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Just short of President Trump's arrival at the Daytona 500. The president's 747 did a buzz of the speedway at about 800 feet. Amazing spectators before landing at Daytona Airport next door. (www.dailywire.com) Plus d'info...

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Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360

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Textron Aviation ushered in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family on Tuesday with the introduction of the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Airbus A350 Engine Shutdown Incidents Linked to Cockpit Drink Spills

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Airbus and Rolls-Royce are investigating two incidents in which A350s experienced uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown after drinks were spilled on controls situated on the cockpit centre pedestal. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

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Flight Sim Fans: Microsoft Flight Simulator To Be Released August 18th With Three Pricing Options

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Over the past few months, the game has gone through a number of alpha builds and is now transitioning to beta, and fans following the developments can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the game is coming out much earlier than anticipated. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 69

Spirit Gives Sick 4 Year Old VIP Treatment With Private Jet

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A four-year-old child was ruined forever after Spirit Airlines laid on an empty plane to repatriate the young lady and her family back to Puerto Rico last week (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Avgas vs Jet A: Wrong Fuel Caused Alaska Forestry Plane Crash

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In May, 2020, three firefighters and one pilot took off from the Aniak runway in an Aero Commander 500 Shrike. They crash landed in a pond right off the runway. All four survived. According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report, the culprit was the wrong fuel. The report says that a vendor tasked with filling up the plane was unclear which kind of fuel to use for the type of airplane, and filled it up with the wrong kind. The fuel vendor asked the pilot if he wanted… (www.kyuk.org) Plus d'info...

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ForeFlight Feature Focus: Internet Traffic via FlightAware

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Stream live global aircraft traffic directly in ForeFlight with the Internet Traffic feature. In partnership with FlightAware, ForeFlight allows you to view airborne traffic around the globe, and ground traffic at thousands of airports worldwide, to help you gauge airport activity like active arrivals and runways, see how ATC vectors traffic around weather, or assist with planespotting on the ground. Internet Traffic is included in all ForeFlight subscription plans. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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Doug Parker Flies Southwest Airlines And Gets Into A Conversation About Race

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Parker was reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. During the trip the flight attendant sat down next to him, he was in an empty row, and she asked him how the book is. He told her he’s “half way through it’s really good” and that it “points out how important these conversations on race are.” (viewfromthewing.com) Plus d'info...

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Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Aviation relies on so-called "waypoints" — geographic coordinates in the sky that help with navigation. And all the waypoints are named with five-letter designations, sometimes funny and odd. (www.npr.org) Plus d'info...

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