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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...

FlightAware and Aireon Announce Global Space-Based ADS-B Flight Tracking

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FlightAware and Aireon are proud to announce the world's first and only global, space-based ADS-B flight tracking solution. FlightAware's technology and Aireon's 66 ADS-B receivers in low earth orbit will forever change the world of flight tracking and flight safety. (flightaware.com) More...

FlightAware releases real-time flight status and radar for all US/Canada flights

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US/Canada flight status and radar is now live with no more five minute delay! Previously, the US/Canada data feed contained a five minute delay due to FAA policy. (flightaware.com) More...

Maps now show sunlit earth, visualizing day/night around the world

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Just today, we released an awesome new feature -- sunlit earth. We now shade the map to indicate where it's dawn, day, night, and dusk! It really helps when tracking long-haul flights to understand the time of day around the world and the conditions of the flight. (flightaware.com) More...

EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to Cairo disappears from radar

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An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar Thursday morning, according to multiple news accounts citing the airline. Flight 804 had 59 passengers and 10 crew aboard. According to Sky News Arabia, the plane was last detected in the skies over Greece, about 40 minutes from Athens. (www.washingtontimes.com) More...

Emirates 777-300 crash-lands at Dubai airport

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An Emirates Airline flight from India caught fire after making an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, but all 300 passengers and crew escaped from the burning fuselage, authorities said. (www.reuters.com) More...

FlightAware releases PiAware 3.1 with major improvements to the local map view for data feeders

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Flight tracking Mode S/ADS-B data feeder users running PiAware 3.1 now have access to many free new features including NEXRAD weather layer (USA only), new and improved hyperlinks to flightaware.com aircraft data, configurable units of measure display (Imperial, metric or aeronautical), filter aircraft by altitude, show all aircraft tracks, improved aircraft icons, improved aircraft type/registration database and various look and feel improvements for usability. (discussions.flightaware.com) More...

EVA 15 narrowly misses terrain impact in Los Angeles area

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Friday morning 12/16 (flight was scheduled to depart 12/15 at 11:30), EVA Air flight 15 was misdirected out of LAX, and had to make a last minute maneuver to avoid the San Gabriel mountains above Altadena/Pasadena, CA (abc7.com) More...

Video: 737 takeoff near tail-strike and stall

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Watch as they rotate at a very slow speed causing the aircraft's nose to lift off the ground but not generating enough lift to become fully airborne, & then shortly after stalling they continue to accelerate down the runway to rotate at a faster speed. (www.youtube.com) More...

FlightAware Adds Animated Weather to Flight Tracking Pages

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FlightAware's latest feature for flight tracking maps is animated weather! You can now click the play icon at the top of the map to animate through the last hour of weather imagery. (flightaware.com) More...

New Flight Chops video features FlightAware data visualization

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The newest video from Steve Thorne's "Flight Chops" video series covers his trip to Oshkosh 2016. We're pleased to have been able to provide a data visualization to help illustrate just how busy the VFR arrival can get! (www.youtube.com) More...

Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”

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65 year old women cleaning her shotguns after church on a Sunday morning decided she didn't like to be buzzed so practiced her skeet shooting with her .410. The paparazzi learned not to mess with grandmothers with shotguns. (arstechnica.com) More...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol celebrates 100 years with amazing time-lapse animation

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What started as a humble grass strip in the first part of the 20th century has now evolved into a massive hub of transportation connecting all of Europe. Watch this beautiful rendering visualize the evolution ofAmsterdam Airport Schiphol over its one hundred year history. (www.youtube.com) More...

American Airlines jet flying from Shanghai makes unexpected landing in remote Alaskan town

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An American Airlines jet carrying more than 100 people made an emergency landing in the Southwest Alaska community of Cold Bay Wednesday morning, with locals on standby to assist the new arrivals. (www.adn.com) More...

Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

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Newly declassified video footage from the head-up-display of a U.S. Air Force Arizona Air National Guard F-16 records the dramatic moment when its unconscious pilot is saved from certain death by the aircraft’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS). (aviationweek.com) More...

Decades-Old Mystery Put To Rest: Why Are There X's In The Desert?

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Pez Owen was flying over the desert in her single-engine Cessna airplane when she spotted a huge "X" etched in the desert below. She says it was the strangest thing. "It's not on the [flight] chart," Owen says. "There just wasn't any indication of this huge cross." Then she spotted another one. (www.npr.org) More...

The latest Gulfstream 650 demonstration flight spells out ....

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Now that is a lot of flight planning and a whole lot of miles! (flightaware.com) More...

Using approach paths to hide from the police in Los Angeles

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The heavily restricted airspace around Los Angeles International Airport, Burdette pointed out, has transformed the surrounding area into a well-known hiding spot for criminals trying to flee by car. Los Angeles police helicopters cannot always approach the airport because of air-traffic-control safety concerns. Indeed, all those planes, with their otherwise-invisible approach patterns across the Southern California sky, have come to exert a kind of sculptural effect on local crimes across the… (www.nytimes.com) More...

Delta Firms Order for 75 Bombardier CS100 With 50 More Options

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Today Delta and Bombardier announced an order for 75 CS100 aircraft with 50 options. They can also use some of their options for CS300 aircraft. The firm order is valued at $5.6 billion, and makes Delta the largest C Series customer. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. (commercialaircraft.bombardier.com) More...

Plane With Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

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An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. (abcnews.go.com) More...

All Delta flights grounded due to system-wide computer failure

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Thousands of Delta Air Lines passengers around the world are facing delays with all of the company's departing flights having been grounded over a system-wide computer failure. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

Update: New MH-370 debris identified

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On Mar 21st 2016, about 13:30L, local resident Neels Kruger in South Africa found a piece of debris (photos see below), near Klein Brak River/Mossel Bay, about 20nm west of George and about 180nm east of Cape Town (South Africa), almost as far south as Africa's most southern point Cape Agulhas (avherald.com) More...

Global Space-Based ADS-B for Business Aviation with FlightAware Global

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Business aviation operators can now sign up to receive Aireon’s worldwide real-time space-based ADS-B flight tracking data through FlightAware Global, as soon as partial coverage becomes available, with full coverage available in 2018. FlightAware Global is a real-time web-based flight tracking solution used by thousands of flight departments and operators to monitor their fleet. The Aireon data will provide global flight tracking information at one minute position intervals. (flightaware.com) More...

Santa Monica loses another round in effort to close its airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday rejected an appeal by Santa Monica to overturn a recent FAA decision that required the city’s embattled airport to remain open at least until 2023. (www.latimes.com) More...

Aireon and FlightAware Announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeacon Launch Partner

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Aireon and FlightAware announced today that Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeacon℠ solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations. The agreement will provide Qatar Airways’ Integrated Operations Centre with minute-by-minute, global tracking of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft by 2018. (flightaware.com) More...

Anchorage Air Traffic Controllers Avert Disaster By Guiding Low-On-Fuel Jet to Unalakleet

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Anchorage air traffic controllers avert disaster by guiding low-on-fuel jet to Unalakleet. (www.adn.com) More...

South Pole medical evacuation flight launched

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After comprehensive consultation with outside medical professionals, agency officials decided that a medical situation at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station warrants returning a member of the station's winter crew to a hospital that can provide a level of medical care that is unavailable at the station. (phys.org) More...

Singapore 777-300ER catches fire after emergency landing due to fuel leak

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A Singapore Airlines plane has caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport. Flight SQ368 from Changi to Milan was two hours into its journey when the pilot reported engine problems and turned back towards Singapore. In a statement, Singapore Airlines said the plane’s right engine caught fire after it touched down at Changi Airport at around 6.50am. The blaze was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board.… (www.theguardian.com) More...

NTSB: American Airlines 767 Engine Failure Attributable to Metal Fatigue

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an Investigative Update of American Airlines flight AA383, which caught fire on runway 28R at Chicago O'Hare International Airport after aborting its take-off. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Check out Delta's new Canadian airliner that's trying to challenge Boeing and Airbus

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In April, Bombardier Aerospace announced a mega order with Delta Air Lines for 75 of the company's C Series airliners in a deal worth up to $5.6 billion. Shortly after the deal's announcement, Bombardier flew one of its C Series demonstrators down to Delta's Atlanta headquarters for journalists and the airline's staff to get a closer look. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

FedEx MD-11 Catches Fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

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A FedEx MD-11 caught fire recently at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida. Severe damage was done to the right wing, engine and landing gear. Details are still breaking. (wsvn.com) More...

Recreating Top Gun: Was the Canopy to Canopy Photo Possible?

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If you're a fan of Top Gun, then you probably remember the scene where Goose and Maverick go inverted over a Russian Mig, and proceed to snap a Polaroid, canopy to canopy. The thing is, was that shot 1) even possible and 2) would it have turned out? Photographer Blair Bunting, the Patriots Jet Team based out of Byron, California, as well as Jaron Schneider and Toby Harriman (both of Planet Unicorn Productions) decided to put the myth to the test... and actually recreated it. (vimeo.com) More...

Southwest 3472 Boeing 737 loses part of left engine after inflight explosion

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Major explosion on the left engine of a Southwest 737 flying from New Orleans to Orlando (www.wsj.com) More...

Airbus A350-900 Gains Beyond 180 Minutes Diversion Time ETOPS From FAA

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The Airbus A350-900 has gained extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval from FAA for routes that require beyond 180 minutes diversion time, which will give US A350 operators more range and flexibility with the aircraft. (atwonline.com) More...

Plane spotters boost airport security in Montreal

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Montreal airport recognizes the fact that plane spotters improve airport security. (www.cbc.ca) More...

FAA Issues General Aviation Medical Rule

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that allows general aviation pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements outlined in Congressional legislation. (www.faa.gov) More...

Math Causes Delay

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A professors math equations cause a flight to be delayed. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Cessna Cj4 N614SB missing after takeoff from Burke lakefront Airport in Cleveland

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Six on board, lost radar contact soon after takeoff , coast guard has been searching waters throughout the night. Few details are available (www.foxnews.com) More...

Revealed: US Air Force Is Planning to Build a Super A-10 Warthog

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The Air Force is beginning to work on how fast, lethal, durable and capable a new “A-10”-like aircraft would need to be in order to provide U.S. military ground troops with effective close-air support for decades to come. Translation: The Air Force is admitting the F-35 won't get the job done. (nationalinterest.org) More...

26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot

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Their combined ages are just 45. But that didn't stop 26-year-old captain Kate McWilliams and her 19-year-old co-pilot Luke Elsworth from flying hundreds of passengers to their destinations this week. (www.cnn.com) More...

Boeing Considers Ending Production of Iconic 747

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Boeing Co. said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it may stop production of the 747, ending nearly a half-century of producing the plane that became the aircraft of choice for the U.S. president and other heads of state. The prospect of ending 747 production after years of weak sales would close a chapter of Boeing's history that began when the humped jetliner won its first orders from Pan American World Airways five decades ago. (www.marketwatch.com) More...

Blue Angels Crash in Smyrna Tenn

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Blue Angels Crash in Smyrna Tenn story Developing (wkrn.com) More...

28 Amazing Pictures From The Golden Age Of Airlines

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People didn't always travel in sweatpants. (www.buzzfeed.com) More...

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...

Terrified British Airways passengers told 'don't rock plane'

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This video shows the terrifying moment a packed British Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow after its landing gear failed to work. The Boeing 747's landing gear on both wings failed and passengers were warned "not to rock the plane" when getting off as it could have overturned. The 293 passengers on board were asked to leave the holiday jet destined for Chicago "very slowly" in case it toppled over on the runway following the mid-air emergency.… (www.msn.com) More...

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

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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...

Colorado Springs pilot force lands Cirrus SR22 on mountainous terrain

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Russ Ford and his wife Sheri were flying their Cirrus SR-22 single-engine plane over the remote Flat Tops Wilderness Area near Meeker, CO, on Saturday when he says the engine cut out. They were at about 12,000 feet over rough terrain and Russ had to make a quick decision; whether or not to deploy the plane's emergency parachute, which is designed to bring the entire plane safely to the ground. (www.kktv.com) More...

Fly Dubai Boeing 737-800 Crashes in Russia

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A Boeing 738 passenger jet crashed as it was landing at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southern Russia, the country's Southern Regional Emergency Center said Saturday. The plane, which had traveled from Dubai, had 55 people aboard, the Emergency Center said. It wasn't immediately clear if there were any survivors. Developing story - more to come (www.cnn.com) More...

Use Jeppesen Social Tags to Win a Flight with AeroShell Aerobatic Team at EAA AirVenture

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Jeppesen will award social media users with the flight of a lifetime – a ride with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team during the 2016 EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Convention in Oshkosh, Wisc. (ww1.jeppesen.com) More...

Why Flying is So Expensive

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Flying is expensive, really expensive, but only kinda, and it's only partially the airlines' fault. (www.youtube.com) More...

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