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This Toddler Playing In Microgravity With Dad Is Adorably Awesome

This toddler and her dad playing with microgravity is how you do life right. Outside of being extremely adorable, learning how to fly the fun way from Dad is just the coolest thing. Remember when I got all introspective over a Delta advertisement the other day? This is the sort of thing I was talking about. The magic of flight. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

BREAKING: AA Flight 550 Diverts, Pilot passes away InFlight

American Airlines red-eye flight 550 from Phoenix, AZ to Boston, MA diverted to Syracuse, NY this morning at 7:11am because one of the pilots passed away InFlight. Initial reports say indicate that the pilot that passed was the Captain on board. We’re hearing that one of the flight attendants crewed to work flight 550 was a nurse, tried, but sadly wasn’t able to save him. We will update this post with more information as we obtain it. (savvystews.com) More...

Air France to cut 14 long-haul aircraft and 2,900 staff

“We regret that no agreement has been reached with the Air France flight crew unions. The turnaround of the company can only be fulfilled with the mobilization of all its employees. The Air France management remains available to reopen negotiations with its unions at any point. We reaffirm our determination to implement the adaptation measures vital to ensuring the long-term future of Air France and allow it to finance its growth,” Air France-KLM chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said. (atwonline.com) More...

Opinion: General aviation lifts small business in Colorado

As the head of a large industrial construction company, I spend a lot of time at construction sites, most in remote little towns that are difficult to travel to. For 10 years, that meant at least three days away from my family to visit a job site for one day. About three years ago, all of that changed. I earned my private pilot's license and got a single-engine airplane. Now I travel much more productively. My staff and I can visit multiple job sites in different states in a single day. What was… (www.dailycamera.com) More...

Air France Employees Assault Executives After Job Cuts Announced

Air France executives were greeted by an angry mob of employees after Air France/KLM announced a restructuring plan that would cut 2,900 jobs. Air France announced retiring old planes, cancelling 787 orders, ending service and reducing frequencies, which would result in numerous losses of ground operations staff, cockpit crew and flight attendants. The company and the pilots union failed to reach a critical labor agreement, but lay-offs can't be issued until December under French law, which… (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Rwanda designs the world's first 'airport for drones'

futuristic network of "droneports" that will help distribute pharmaceuticals and other crucial goods is set to open soon in the small African republic of Rwanda. The projects unites the architectural expertise of British firm Foster+Partners and the engineering ingenuity of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne. Construction is set to begin next year, with operations starting as early as 2020. (www.cnn.com) More...

Las Vegas bets that SpaceX will make it to Mars before NASA

NASA may believe that it'll be the first to land on Mars, but don't tell that to Las Vegas betting houses. Popular Mechanics has asked Docsports' Raphael Esparza to set odds for the first organization to reach Mars, and he believes that SpaceX stands a much better chance of reaching the Red Planet (5 to 1) than anyone else, including NASA (80 to 1). To put it bluntly, SpaceX has the money and the motivation that others don't -- NASA would be the favorite, but its budget cuts are holding it back. (www.engadget.com) More...

Brilliant Screens Make an F-22 Sim More Realistic Than Ever

IT TAKES SERIOUS skills to fly the F-22 Raptor. The single-seat fighter can cruise in supersonic flight and reach 60,000 feet. Thanks to 35,000 pounds of thrust from each of its two engines, can easily surpass Mach 2.25. At roughly $150 million per jet, you don’t want to leave one in the hands of a novice. (www.wired.com) More...


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