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Boise air traffic controller who couldn’t be reached fell asleep

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Police officers who entered the Boise Airport air traffic control tower after pilots could not reach controllers by radio on Nov. 19 found that one controller had fallen asleep and a second one had left the tower and smelled of marijuana, according to reports released Friday afternoon by the Boise Police Department. (www.idahostatesman.com) More...

FlightAware’s Redesigned Flight Tracking Page

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FlightAware is excited to announce our new flight tracking page, our largest redesign to the flight page in our 12 year history. We’ve kept all the same important content and mapping features as we spent almost a year re-designing it to be easier to understand and more usable. (flightaware.com) More...

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95

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John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and a longtime US senator, died Thursday, according to the Ohio State University. He was 95. (www.cnn.com) More...

Balloon Pilot Who Killed 16 Was on Drugs and Had Five DWI Raps

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The pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed last summer in Texas, killing himself and 15 sight-seeing passengers, had taken a cocktail of prohibited drugs including the opiate pain-killer oxycodone, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg News. (www.msn.com) More...

Transatlantic for $69 plus tax one way??

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Norwegian Air to offer Upstate NY to Ireland flights. (www.poughkeepsiejournal.com) More...

Boeing pledges $1 million for Donald Trump's inaugural events

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The company already had committed $1 million to help underwrite inaugural events when Trump took aim at the manufacturer this week, according to a Boeing official familiar with the planning, who requested anonymity to speak frankly about the discussions. (www.usatoday.com) More...

US flight regulators consider whether to allow or bar in-flight Wi-Fi calls

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The US Department of Transportation announced Thursday it was seeking public comment on the topic. It is asking the public to ponder whether a rule should demand that airlines, if they offer potential phone service, should provide advance notice to fliers (perhaps at the time of ticket purchase). Regulators also want public input on whether in-flight Wi-Fi calling should be banned outright. (arstechnica.com) More...

German pilot writes HELLO with flight track

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Wrote Hello and also drew a flower!! He may have too much time on his hands! (flightaware.com) More...

Op-Ed: Pilots Can be Heroes, but Also Murderers

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The LAMIA 2933 crash that killed 71 people in Colombia was a foolish, irresponsible tragedy that should have been avoided by the Captain himself, as well a number of other people who hopefully will be investigated and brought to justice. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Etihad Airways wins top Airbus A380 Accolade

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Airbus, manufacturer of the A380 aircraft, has presented Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, with the award for ‘Top Operational Excellence’ for A380 operations in 2015-2016. (nation.com.pk) More...

"Near Miss" Between Aircraft And Car At RAF Base

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A car that jumped a red light near RAF Waddington was almost hit by an aircraft approaching the runway. It's reported that the King Air plane missed the car by "just a few feet" on the A15 in Lincoln. (www.forces.tv) More...

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