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What It's Like to Photograph F-16s... From Another F-16

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It's hard to imagine someone not describing what Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. does as a dream job. Once you see what he does, the images he captures and the joy on his face as he explains his process, part of you (no matter who you are) kind of wishes you were him. With two cameras strapped around his neck firing shots off while his pilot banks at seven G's, Sergeant Reid is living the dream. (fstoppers.com) More...

Boeing studying impact of 737 fuselage derailment

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A freak transport error threatens to derail Boeing 737 production temporarily, raising questions once more about supply chain vulnerabilities as commercial aircraft production rates climb ever higher. Boeing was still evaluating as this article went to press the impact of a train derailment in Montana on 3 July that dislodged six 737 fuselages en route to final assembly in Renton, Washington, from the Spirit AeroSystems factory in Wichita, Kansas. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Why Pilots Hate the Idea of Cameras Watching Them Fly

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If search teams ever find the wreckage of Malaysia Flight 370, a significant shortcoming of the plane’s black boxes system could revive a proposal that’s been kicked around for 14 years: Putting cameras in cockpits. (www.wired.com) More...

(HD Video) UTair Aviation 767-300 Near Miss/Go Around at Barcelona Airport

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An UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) incoming from Moscow as UT5187 and Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV) were involved into what could be the bigger disaster of Barcelona Airport. The Utair 767 was about to land on Runway 02 while the Argentinas was crossing the runway. By the time Russian pilots sights Argentinas (they were taxiing to Holding point of RW25R for take-off) on runway while they were on final approach, they do their best making an impressive and close go around. After… (www.youtube.com) More...

Banner plane collides with parasail carrying 2 young boys

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The sign from a banner plane ripped through two parasailers' parachute last weekend, forcing them to make an emergency landing. The parasailing pair are brothers who were visiting from Virginia for the Fourth of July. Their fun took a turn for the worse when one of the boys saw the plane coming straight towards them. The two boys went out with the North Myrtle Beach Parasailing crew. As they were up in the air, they noticed the plane flying very close to them. The… (www.wfsb.com) More...

New Boeing 737s to get innovative Space Bins, increasing cabin capacity by 48 percent

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Space Bins on an Alaska Airlines 737-900ER will hold as many as 174 standard carry-on bags, a 48 percent increase compared to current bins that hold up to 117 bags. Space Bins are deep enough to store nonstandard items, such as a guitar. Space Bins will arrive on all next-generation 737 and 737 Max airplanes delivered to Alaska Airlines starting in late 2015. (www.oregonlive.com) More...

Flight crashes into building in Florida

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Amazing that no one was killed or more seriously hurt! A plane has crashed through the roof of a ‪‎Titusville‬ business, but those aboard only suffered minor injuries. (www.wftv.com) More...

Boeing Forecasts Demand for 36,770 New Airplanes Valued at $5.2 Trillion

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Boeing forecasts that 8,600 new airplanes will be needed in the twin-aisle segment, led by small widebody airplanes in the 200 to 300 seat range such as the 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliner. This year's forecast reflects a continued shift in demand from very large airplanes to efficient new twin-engine products such as the 787-10 and new 777X. (www.marketwatch.com) More...

B-2 & F-22 Formation Flight Over Guam (Video)

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U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor aircraft and a B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber flying in formation over Andersen Air Force Base. (youtu.be) More...

Drone Flown Into Fireworks

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Can't wait to see what the FAA says about this one. (www.youtube.com) More...

JetBlue Launches Automatic, Mobile Check-In

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JetBlue Airways announced that it is now offering new services and options designed to streamline the check-in process to certain passengers depending on seating assignment. As part of the new procedure, passengers receive their ready-to-print boarding pass via e-mail 24 hours before their scheduled flight, rather than having to check in and access their boarding passes through the airline’s website. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Dovertail Games' Licensing Deal with Microsoft Takes Flight!

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The award-winning creators of the best-selling Train Simulator franchise have today announced a global licensing deal with Microsoft, granting them the rights to develop and publish all-new flight products based on Microsoft’s genre-defining flight technology. The company is currently investigating new concepts in this area and is expecting to bring a release to market in 2015. (www.dovetailgames.com) More...

Can the world grow enough jet fuel?

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When it comes to the environment, aviation has a rather dirty reputation. The industry produced 689 million tons of CO2 in 2012, according to Air Transport Action Group (12% of global transportation's carbon dioxide emissions) -- a number that is sure to grow as global demand for flight continues to skyrocket. "Aviation will double in size worldwide in the next two decades, and if we're not able to provide a sustainable means to fly, we will create a ceiling for growth in the… (edition.cnn.com) More...

FAA to officially rule on flight-sharing services

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There's been a lot of debate about the legality of flight sharing services like FlyteNow and AirPooler, but AirPooler has officially requested the FAA's legal interpretation to put the matter to bed. (techcrunch.com) More...

NOAA's $9-million aircraft never put to use

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Since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was established in 1970, the agency has operated aircraft to aid in the collection of earth observation data to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts; collect data necessary for weather and water forecasts; and help conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...