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Landing at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Cessna 172

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Night Landing at Chicago O'Hare Airport with ATC Audio. (www.youtube.com) More...

A Supersonic 'Mini Concorde' Business Jet is going to Happen

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This bird was reviled in 2004 and the company is partnering with Airbus to build the bird. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Video: AirNZ's final Hobbit safety video is "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made"

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Air New Zealand has shot its final Hobbit safety video, and it's an epic clip which is fittingly titled "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" - starring Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast). (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

FlightAware Releases Major Enhancements to Global Flight Tracking for Business Aviation

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FlightAware is announcing major developments to global flight tracking at NBAA 2014, including the launch of FlightAware’s worldwide ADS-B network, additional foreign and worldwide data sources, and the ability to track flights without available flight plans, in the US and abroad. (flightaware.com) More...

Delta to Wall Street: Don't Tell Us How to Run Our Airline

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Fresh from hounding JetBlue CEO Dave Barger out of a job because the carrier provided too many luxuries to its coach-fare passengers, some Wall Street analysts have turned their sights on Delta . (www.msn.com) More...

P-51 Mustang Restoration Includes Operational .50cal Machine Guns (Video)

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There are few crafts that demand such attention to detail as high-end aircraft restoration. Millions of dollars are plowed into aircraft in horrible shape, some even pulled from glaciers or the sea, and they are meticulously rebuilt by hand. One P-51 owner in particular wanted his Mustang to go a step further than all others- operational .50cal machine guns. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Virgin Galactic White Knight 2 Formation Near SFO

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Presumably this was with a Virgin aircraft. Anyone know for sure? (www.chonday.com) More...

Why Boeing Keeps Losing Money on Each 787 Dreamliner

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Amid all the fine financial news Boeing (BA) can tout—a record order backlog, robust profit margins, a higher profit outlook—one of the airplane maker’s dreariest performers continues to be its highest-tech, most fuel-efficient product: the 787 Dreamliner. (www.businessweek.com) More...

The Artistry of the Gear-Up Landing

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Bored as I sometimes am with Aviation Hall of Fame nominees and Lifetime Achievement Awards, to amuse myself, I'm inventing a new category: Best filming of a gear-up landing. I'm calling it the Oh-S&^t Award and hope to announce it every year about this time. (www.avweb.com) More...

Nice Gulfstream 650 landing and takeoff

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Nice landing and takeoff. I like the asymmetric use of thrust reversers when turning before takeoff. (www.youtube.com) More...

Video: In-Flight with B-17 "Memphis Belle"

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Aviation enthusiasts gathered to see the "Memphis Belle," a WWII era B-17 Flying Fortress in Columbia, SC. Footage of cockpit and gun positions around aircraft while flying. (youtu.be) More...

Pilot strike disrupts 200,000 Lufthansa passengers

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Lufthansa said it had been forced to ground more than 2,100 flights. "It had found pilots willing to take care of 700 flights," Reuters adds. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Formation takeoff and cliff running flight.

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Formation take off from Stewart international KSWF and formation flight past the Shawangunk Ridge, NY, (vimeo.com) More...

Top 25 Coolest Aircraft

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What makes an airplane "cool?" Suffice it to say, we know it when we see it. It just kind of hits you. Almost all of the airplanes here do something really differently (whether subtle or in-your-face). (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record

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No idea that this jump was being planned or was going to take place! (www.nytimes.com) More...

Tulsa Air National Guard F-16's Collide over Kansas

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Tulsa Air National Guard F-16's collide over Western Kansas. (www.newstalkkzrg.com) More...

Airline CEO & Knight Says MH370 May Not Be Under Water

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It has been over seven months since the Boeing 777-200 with 227 people on board disappeared without a trace (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

ATP Tests Grind to a Halt ??

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Based on data sources, since August 1, 2014, we have not administered a single ATP knowledge test that would allow a pilot to then go on to take the ATP multi-engine practical test and become ATP qualified for service in an airline. Yup. None. For two whole months and I expect this trend to continue for a third month. (www.avweb.com) More...

United Express jet makes emergency landing

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A regional United Express jet bound for Chicago made an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport after pilots reported problems controlling the plane and maintaining altitude, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The flight was coming from Asheville, N.C. Ray Shoffner (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

American Airlines flight AA 104 to London had to make a U-turn 45 minutes after taking off from the John F Kennedy Airport

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NEW YORK: American Airlines flight AA 104 to London had to make a U-turn 45 minutes after taking off from the John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) here at 9pm Saturday following a technical problem. (www.nst.com.my) More...

Common Type Rating for A350 and A330 jetliners

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Airbus A350 XWB and A330 jetliners has received Comman Type Rating pilot training approval from EASA and FAA. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

AirAsia kicks man off flight for carry-on rage

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A man was kicked off a domestic flight to Bangkok yesterday after he threw a tantrum over the overweight carry-on bag he’d thrown out the door. The unidentified passenger had boarded the flight from Nakhon Sri Thammarat when the cabin crew decided to weigh his bag, which they then told him was too heavy to board the plane. So the passenger got rid of it by chucking it out the cabin door, simple as that. (bangkok.coconuts.co) More...

Austin gets first schuedled 777 service

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British Airways will be upgrading the current 787 route to the 777-200ER. Which is big seeing as the route just launched this year. (airlineroute.net) More...

NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Jet Crash

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The captain of a Beechcraft 390 Premier failed to follow the correct procedures for an anti-skid failure, resulting in a fiery crash that killed five passengers, the NTSB said in its final report on Tuesday. The jet was returning to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, in Thomson, Georgia, on February 20, 2013, when it failed to slow down after touchdown. The captain initiated a go-around. Nine seconds later, the jet collided with a utility pole about 1,835 feet from the end of the runway, 63 feet… (www.avweb.com) More...

Virgin Australia proposes to buy the remaining 40% shares of Tigerair Australia for one dollar

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Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (Virgin Australia) today (October 17) announced a transaction which would see Virgin Australia acquire the remaining 40 percent of shares in Tiger Australia Airways Pty Ltd (Tigerair Australia) from Tiger Airways Holdings Limited (Tiger Holdings) for a price of A$1. (airlineinformation.net) More...

3 dead, 2 injured in helicopter airplane midair collision near Fredrick, MD

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3 fatalities were in R44 helicopter, 2 injured in the Cirrus SR22 (www.nbcwashington.com) More...

Plane missing since 4/05/14 located in Florida.

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Plane along with remains located in Marion County Florida enroute to Zephyrhills Florida. (www.ocala.com) More...

Aspiring Playboy Model, Private Pilot Arrested With About $2 M In Ecstasy At OC Airport

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SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they arrested a man and a woman at John Wayne Airport after a tip and found the pair were in possession of more than 50,000 ecstasy pills and about 90 pounds of the pill in powder form, called MDMA. The woman has been identified as an aspiring Playboy model and Vancouver real estate agent named Krista Marieann Boseley, 30. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Arik Air: Passenger Vomits, Dies On Flight From Nigeria To JFK

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A passenger on Arik Air vomited in his seat and then died on a flight from Nigeria to JFK in New York. According to Mail Online, the 63-year-old American man was tested for Ebola, but the CDC confirmed that he did not have the disease. The flight left Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, but the unnamed passenger didn’t make it to the States. Once the plane landed, 145 passengers were forced to stay on the plane while CDC, Port Authority, and customs officials boarded the aircraft in protective gear. (www.inquisitr.com) More...

Modi government must launch enquiry into the aircraft deal that ruined Air India

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No agenda papers were made available to members. A decision was still taken. Clearly, this calls Patel's bluff when he says that neither he nor the ministry was connected with the nuts and bolts of the aircraft acquisition. The story doesn’t end here. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) More...

Video: Wild Boeing 747-8 Takeoff

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It's not unusual for pilots to wave their wings after takeoff on special occasions, but a Boeing 747-8 freighter on a delivery flight from Paine Field recently took the maneuver to a new level when it performed the wave just after the wheels left the pavement. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

I survived a flight with the Red Bull Air Race

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“You’ll be flying in the front seat,” I was told on a clear, sunny morning in Las Vegas. My pilot Petr Kopfstein — who was about to hold my stomach (and my life) in his hands — said it with an easy smile, so I responded with a laugh. I thought he was joking. He wasn’t. (www.theverge.com) More...

Photos: Qantas' new business class 'Business Suite' for A330s

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The all-new Business Suite will be fitted to all domestic and international A330s, with first flights from late December. (tinyurl.com) More...

Airbus launch A330 VIP cabin

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Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200 airliner, offering a more affordable executive travelling for both private and government customers. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Video: C-17 Formation Night Countermeasure Flares

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C-17s from JBER, McChord, Travis, and Hickam trained at night near Anchorage as part of Large Package Week, formerly known as Jump Week. Each aircraft deployed countermeasure flares, dropped heavy equipment as well as 600 USARAK soldiers at the Malamute Drop Zone. Video by Airman 1st Class Carly Kavish. (www.youtube.com) More...

Epic Aircraft Photo Flight Over Catalina Island With Thunderbirds Pilot

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A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to fly in formation with an Epic turboprop flown by a former USAF Thunderbirds pilot. (youtu.be) More...

British Airways to start serving Denver to London Route with Boeing 747-400

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Denver International Airport (DIA) is pleased to announce British Airways will increase its capacity by 23 percent beginning March 2015 on its daily nonstop route between Denver and (business.flydenver.com) More...

'Aviation City' Proposed For Inner Mongolia

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Breathable air is one of the main selling points of a northern Chinese province's effort to develop the "World Aviation City of Ordos" in Inner Mongolia. The local government is proposing an $8 billion aviation-oriented community that will include "the world's largest GA base" with an FBO that has parking for up to 1,000 aircraft. So far, the plan is largely conceptual (the former airport terminal is being converted into an FBO) but Ordos official Wang Jian tol... (www.avweb.com) More...

Indonesian Air Force Forces Down Australian Plane, Detains Pilots

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Jakarta. Indonesian Air Force officials in North Sulawesi forced a civilian aircraft flown by two Australian men to land after the plane entered Indonesian airspace without permission on Wednesday. Pilots Graeme Jacklin and Richard MacLean — both Australian citizens — have been detained by the Indonesian military. (thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com) More...

police helicopter tracks party-goer who dazzled pilot by shining laser pen

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Watch as police helicopter tracks party-goer who dazzled pilot by shining laser pen at his cockpit - and officers on the ground go in for arrest (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing As It Falls Apart On The Inside

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An American Airlines Boeing 757-200 was forced to return to San Francisco just a short time ago. Passengers on American flight 2293 from SFO to Dallas-Fort Worth witnessed cabin panels separating from the walls of the aircraft, accompanied by a loud bang as it happened. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Teen celebrates 16th birthday with 14 solo flights

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Forget a party. Wyatt Angel of Mount Airy, N.C., spent his 16th birthday doing something way more fun — flying 11 airplanes solo at the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport (KMWK), then making his way to the Piedmont Soaring Society in nearby Farmington, where he soloed three gliders. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

It's a buyer's market for used private jets

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Suddenly, private jets are affordable. Well, "affordable" in a relative sense. Nice article from CNBC (www.cnbc.com) More...

Expiration of Wright Amendment means big airline changes for Southwest cities

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For the past 34 years, federal law limited flights between Dallas Love Field to only airports in Texas and a handful of states. Those flight restrictions, known as the Wright Amendment, officially ended on Monday.... (www.stltoday.com) More...

HondaJet Moves Forward with Flight Testing, Ramps Up Production

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At Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, production is ramping up and the final assembly line is full with 11 aircraft. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

New Technology Will Produce Safer Maps

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Pilots may presume that we now have access to accurate terrain maps nationwide, but in some remote areas, maps may be based on incomplete data or inaccurate observations that are decades old. "Mars is better mapped than the state of Alaska," Steve Colligan, president of E-Terra, an Anchorage mapping firm, told The Washington Post recently. Fatal accidents have been blamed on a lack of accurate terrain data that could have made a difference to pilots caught in changing weather in the… (www.avweb.com) More...

US airlines raise base fares on domestic flights

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DALLAS • U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

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The intriguingly long mission of the unmanned X-37B has come to a conclusion at last. But the mystery of the mission lingers on. The US Air Force space plane, one of just two X-37B vehicles in the Pentagon's inventory, landed Friday morning under the auspices of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after 674 days in space -- that is, 22 months. And that's about all that the space plane's handlers would say about the mission, aside from the terse statement that it… (www.facebook.com) More...

Air Canada flight attendants to wear gloves for Ebola protection

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Air Canada has granted a union request to let flight attendants sport gloves to protect themselves against Ebola. The union asked the airline if its flight attendants could wear the gloves provided for food handling and bathroom cleaning while collecting passenger cabin waste. "We have no objections for the elective use of gloves under these circumstances," Air Canada wrote in a letter to the union. (www.canoe.ca) More...

The 15 Coolest Airline Paint Jobs In The World

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As airlines and airplanes have evolved, so have their "liveries" — the exterior designs, including paint colors and logos, on the aircraft. (www.businessinsider.com) More...