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Legendary aviator Bob Hoover flies west

Oft-cited as "the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived," Bob Hoover flew fighters in WWI before becoming a test pilot after the war, and later becoming well-known for his "energy management" airshow routine, flying a Rockwell Commander through aerobatics with the engines shut down. He was 94. (blogs.mprnews.org) More...

New Google Plane Spotted At Hollister Airport

New aircraft under development by a mysterious startup founded by Google. Zee.Aero envisions our means of escape from the bounds of gravity as “safe, quiet, and efficient, as well as easy to control, (and) highly compact,” according to the patent submission from Ilan Kroo, a Stanford University professor of aeronautics and Zee.Aero’s founding CEO and principal scientist. Kroo brought in more than 100 aerospace engineers to work on the flying cars, according to his LinkedIn profile. “What the… (www.youtube.com) More...

British Airways flight diverted after cabin crew 'became unwell'

London (CNN)A British Airways flight from San Francisco to London was diverted to Vancouver in Canada on Tuesday morning after members of the cabin crew became unwell, the airline said. All passengers on flight BA 286 disembarked from the aircraft safely. (www.cnn.com) More...

JetBlue Purchases a Stake in a Private Jet Company

JetBlue today announced it has bought a portion of JetSuite, a private jet charter company. (skift.com) More...

Embraer to Pay $205 million to U.S. Authorities to Settle Charges

Embraer agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC to pay $205 million to resolve civil and criminal charges. (airwaysmag.com) More...

`Low on fuel, Jet pilot made blind landing on 7th attempt'

A Jet Airways aircraft made a “blind“ landing in Kerala in August last year in an unprecedented seventh attempt after running dangerously low on fuel due to six previous failed landing attempts on account of bad weather in two cities. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had conduced an inquiry into this case of August 17, 2015, and the report has brought out some chilling facts. The Boeing 737 on its way from Doha to Kochi had six failed landing attempts -a first ever in aviation… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Incident: Southwest B737 at Fort Lauderdale on Oct 21st 2016, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N930WN performing flight WN-364 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Baltimore,MD (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 28R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed following a bird strike (avherald.com) More...

New 2 Billion Calgary Airport Terminal Ready For Takeoff

Fifteen years of planning, five years of construction, a $2.6-billion investment. (calgaryherald.com) More...

Third runway at Heathrow cleared for takeoff by ministers

The government has approved a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport capacity. Ministers approved the long-awaited decision at a cabinet committee meeting on Tuesday. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling called the decision "truly momentous" and said expansion would improve the UK's connections with the rest of the world and support trade and jobs. (www.bbc.com) More...


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