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Plane crashes into Flight Safety building at KICT

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Looks like a King Air has crashed into the Flight Safety building in Wichita (www.kake.com) More...

LAX Flight Grounded After Passenger Discovers ‘Al Quida’ Wi-Fi Hotspot

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from LAX to London were making new travel arrangements Monday after their jet was grounded after a customer expressed concern over a Wi-Fi network name. KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports the flight was turned back to the gate late Sunday night after a passenger logged on to his computer and found a hotspot labeled “Al Quida Free Terror Nettwork”. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

The world's first Boeing 747 gets a much-needed makeover

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SEATTLE -- After years of falling into disrepair, the world's first Boeing 747 has finally received some much-needed tender love and care. (www.usatoday.com) More...

STUNNING! Drone Video of Mexico City International Airport

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This is an amazing video, a notch up from the helicopter tours at LAX. (www.youtube.com) More...

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...

Southwest Captain Reduced Power Before NYC Crash Landing

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The captain of a Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) plane that skidded on its belly at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in July 2013 wrested control from the co-pilot and reduced power shortly before the landing, new documents show. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

FedEx Plane Crashes Off St. Maarten Coast

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After taking off from St. Maarten's Princess Juliana Airport on Wednesday around 6:45 pm a FedEx cargo plane en route to Puerto Rico crashed at sea shortly after takeoff. (www.thedailyherald.com) More...

WWII wreckage raised from lake

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The wreckage of a World War II plane that disappeared roughly 70 years ago is being hauled out of a Canada lake. (www.cnn.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...

Researchers take a hint from birds to fight airplane turbulence

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We've all been there: you're trying to catch a little shut-eye on a flight when boom, out of nowhere, the plane hits a rough patch and you're dramatically roused from your slumber. Thanks to researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, those rude awakenings just might become a thing of the past. (www.engadget.com) More...

Private Antares Rocket Explodes During Launch

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LATEST UPDATE: The Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket has exploded upon liftoff. You can see a video replay of the rocket explosion here: Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Destroyed In Launch Mishap . (www.space.com) More...

Weird SWA Flight

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Anyone have any idea of what this is? (flightaware.com) More...

What a pilot sees landing at one of the world's most dangerous airports

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Paro Airport in Bhutan is located in a deep valley near the Paro Chhu river. The airport is about a mile and a half above sea level, and is difficult — and dangerous — to land at because of the 18,000-foot peaks surrounding it. (mashable.com) More...

The longest Boeing 787 flight in the world

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The Boeing 787 has notched up an overnight record with the completion of its longest flight – a 15 hour, 6,882 nautical mile trek from Los Angeles to Melbourne. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

The MD-11 makes its final scheduled passenger flight

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Dutch carrier KLM had been the world's last airline still using the three-engine "tri-jet" for regular revenue service. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Qantas may suspend New years eve Antarctica B744 flights

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Qantas CEO Allan Joyce said in the safety and in public interest that Qantas may suspend future flights to the Antarctica on new years eve using B744's. He said using A388's on this flight they must have at least three quarters of loaded passengers for the eleven hour non stop trip to the ice. This follows breaches by the crew on perivious b744 flights not following American Antarctica rules of flying below the altitude assigned. It was also found out the B744's lost communication with the… (www.thecouriermail.com.au) More...

Pennsylvania state cops borrow, then return, spy blimp to aid manhunt

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The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) just returned an aerial surveillance balloon that it borrowed for two days in an effort to capture a man wanted for the murder of a trooper last month. Thomas Kelly, a PSP spokesman, told Ars on Wednesday that the “Blimp in a Box” was returned because it was ineffective. (arstechnica.com) More...

Etihad A346 declares emergancy landing

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Etihad airlines airbus A340-600 had just left LHR heading for Abu Dhabi as flt EY-12 when it had engine failure. The flt was at fl350 when the engine had failed the plane manage to land safely at Abu Dhabi and was on the ground for 27 hours http://www.aeroinside.com/item/4866/etihad-a346-near-bratislava-on-oct-24th-2014-engine-failure-and-restart-rnl (www.aeroinside.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...

The Return of the Propeller

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Both rising fuel prices and increased demand for regional air travel have changed the economics of flight over the past 10 years. Now airlines are once again looking to smaller, more efficient turboprop planes to handle shorter routes, driving the development of a new generation of prop-driven aircraft technologies poised to take wing by the end of the decade. (www.scientificamerican.com) More...

British Airways A380: What you need to know

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British Airways took delivery of its first A380 at London Heathrow in July last year. The carrier has since received another five superjumbos from Airbus and has a further six on order, making a total of 12 by 2016. (www.businesstraveller.com) More...

Bombardier puts Q400 plant in Russia on hold

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Bombardier Inc. has put on hold a $3.4 billion (U.S.) plan to build up to 100 Q400 turboprops in Russia due to the political situation there. “We are not moving ahead because the conditions are not right at this point in time for a joint venture in Russia,” said Bombardier president and CEO Pierre Beaudoin on a conference call with reporters on Thursday. (www.thestar.com) More...

A replacement for the Concorde?

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The demise of the Concorde meant luxury air travelers no longer had a supersonic option for their travel needs. It looks like they may once again be jetting around the world in record time thanks to the Aerion AS2. This supersonic jet can make the trip from London to New York in just 4 hours and 20 minutes. (autos.yahoo.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...

Video: The Boneyard (AMARC) In-Depth History

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An Air Force history feature on the Boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Arizona, where Air Force planes go after they've flown their last mission. (youtu.be) More...

Reported Bird Strike Forced Plane Into Holding Pattern Above LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A reported bird strike forced a domestic flight into an extending holding pattern above the city before returning to Los Angeles International Airport early Thursday. Spirit Airlines flight 310 left LAX for Ft. Lauderdale around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to the airline’s flight status guide. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Windowless Planes Could Take To The Skies In 10 Years

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Windowless Planes Could Take the skies in 10 years? What are your opinions on this? I would rather have a real window instead of a screen! (www.buzzfeed.com) More...

To Alaska - Part One: Yakima to Prince George

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As a pilot who is drawn to the natural wonder of the backcountry, my dream has always been to fly north to Alaska. With the help of CubCrafters, I was able to make the trip of a lifetime this last Spring, as my friend Brad and I ferried a new CC-18 Top Cub from Yakima, WA to Anchorage, AK via inland British Columbia. Fly along with us on our week long journey to Alaska in this 3 part series. (vimeo.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...

Aluminum Patch May Be From Amelia Earhart's Lost Plane ?

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Researchers say they may have identified a piece of the airplane flown by vanished aviatrix Amelia Earhart as she made an ill-fated bid to circle the globe more than 70 years ago. As reported by Discovery News, an investigation done by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

Future Planes may have Electric Engines

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Local report. Sounds cool but a long way off. I most likely will never see it. (www.king5.com) More...

World War II plane’s landing gear fails at New Smyrna Beach airport

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A World War II fighter plane experienced landing gear failure at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The P-40 Warhawk was landing at 4:22 p.m. at the airport when the gear failed, said Sgt. Eugene Griffith, New Smyrna Beach police spokesman. (www.news-journalonline.com) More...

Etihad Airways Unveils Livery of Airliner's First 787-9 Dremliner

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Etihad receives first 787-9 in new livery. The livery is inspired from desert landscapes in the region. Etihad has ordered 71 of the type. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

Emergency crews responding to plane crash in Cherokee Co, Tx

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Twin engine plane report problems with is right engine and made a forced landing off airport. Two occupants take to hospital, fate of other two unknown. (www.ktre.com) More...

Drone nearly collided with British passenger plane on purpose

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Quadcopter flew "deliberately" at plane; neither drone nor operator were found. (arstechnica.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...

The airport they couldn't shut down: Berlin Tegel

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It's Friday afternoon and Berlin Tegel Airport is overwhelmed. Several flights are delayed and passengers crowd the terminal, scowling at the departure screens and tapping away at their smartphones in frustration. It's not a typical scene at Tegel but hardly a surprising one. The airport was built 40 years ago to handle just 6 million passengers a year in a city that was then an island surrounded by the former East Germany. Berlin has since changed almost beyond recognition, becoming one of… (www.cnn.com) More...

New Virgin Atlantic 787-9 delivered

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Virgin Atlantic 787-9 arrives in London on October 10,2014. There are 15 more 787-9 to be delivered to Virgin Atlantic. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

First Photos of Painted American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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American's first 787 emerged from the paint shop Boeing Everett early Thursday morning, the first of 42 on order. (airwaysnews.com) More...

1 Killed In Military Aircraft Crash Near Port Hueneme

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PORT HUENEME (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say one person was killed when a military aircraft crashed near the city of Port Hueneme in Ventura County. Early reports indicate that the crash possibly involving a Hawker Hunter jet aircraft happened Wednesday afternoon in an agricultural field near the Point Mugu naval base. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

End of an era, 'Sherpas' set to trek from Post airfield

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Each C-23 has two PT6 engines, 1,000 cubic-feet load capacity and a standard air frame. A replacement airplane program never materialized. (www.army.mil) More...

$99 fares to fly to Europe? Wow.

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Wow Airlines is offering low-cost fares across the Atlantic Ocean beginning in 2015, becoming the first airline to do so. Courtesy of Wow Airlines (www.stltoday.com) More...

Spotted: American Airlines' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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American Airlines' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner was spotted shortly after it emerged from a Boeing paint facility in Everett, Wash., during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday (Oct. 30) morning. (www.usatoday.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...

Investigation: Post-crash fires in small planes cost 600 lives

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Small-airplane fires have killed at least 600 people since 1993, burning them alive or suffocating them after crashes and hard landings that the passengers and pilots had initially survived, a USA TODAY investigation shows. (www.usatoday.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...

Aircraft with Touchscreen Windows

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What do you guys think of Subbing windows for touchscreen displays? (au.ibtimes.com) More...

FAA Banes Drones at Sporting Events

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The FAA re-issued the sporting event TFR to explicitly prohibit unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft. (skyvector.com) More...

World’s Last A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft retired from active service in Greece

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The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) has retired the A-7 Corsair II from active service with a ceremony at Araxos airbase. (theaviationist.com) More...

Chicago O'Hare gets first RNP approach

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Chicago’s O’Hare airport recently implemented its first RNP (required navigation performance) instrument approach. (blog.globalair.com) More...