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First Female Pilot Joins Blue Angels

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Female naval aviators have been flying fighter jets for 20 years but none have ever broken into the rarefied territory of the choicest job available to them — Blue Angels demonstration team pilot. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Improvements to FlightAware Maps & Understanding Map Behavior

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There has been a lot of attention and scrutiny to flight tracking maps in the last few days, so we've made some great improvements to improve visualization and have a few updates to help everyone understand what they're seeing and how the data is derived. (flightaware.com) More...

Soar above the clouds with YouTube

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Nothing but plane passion on this YouTube video of a 737 flies through some really ugly but strangely beautiful weather. (youtu.be) More...

Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying over 100 people has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. (www.cbc.ca) More...

You don’t need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

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Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual. (arstechnica.com) More...

Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 begins Auckland-Sydney flights

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The first commercial Boeing 787-9 service flew Auckland to Sydney today – a revenue flight carrying cargo rather than passengers – but passengers will get their turn from August 9 as daily trans-Tasman proving flights begin ahead of the official Auckland-Perth inaugural on October 15. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

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Boeing and Airbus are tweaking the tried-and-true instead of going all out for all-new. Here's why the jet-age pizzazz has been grounded. (www.cnet.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

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Malaysia Airlines has posted a poignant message to Twitter – “Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong”, featuring an image of two flight attendants holding hands. (www.smh.com.au) More...

“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart.

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A timeless quote and a great photo of a legendary aviator... (theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com) More...

Aviation-Themed Steakhouse Opens Near Chicago

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Let's face it, you've done the hundred-dollar hamburger thing more times than you can count. If you're in the Chicago area it's time to check out PM Prime, a new steakhouse that pilots will love for the food and the incredible aviation-themed decor. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Model drone finds elderly man, missing for three days, alive

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It took just 20 minutes for a model drone to locate a missing elderly Wisconsin man, a feat that helicopters, search dogs, and volunteers couldn't accomplish in three days. Just don't tell that to the Federal Aviation Administration, whose regulatory wings are already flapping about model drones. (arstechnica.com) More...

Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

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The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday. (news.msn.com) More...

'Air Fare America' Reality Show Launches Production

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The creators of "Air Fare America," a new aviation-themed reality TV show being pitched to cable networks, said they have secured the initial investment money needed to launch production, meaning the pilot episode could begin shooting this fall. (www.flyingmag.com) More...