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Preacher1 gets his wings

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All of us ago frequent these pages are familiar with the wisdom and insight provided by Wayne Bookout, AKA Preacher1. Many of you know of his health problems of late, and I wanted to pass along to the FA community that our friend Wayne had "slipped the surly bonds of Earth" and met his Lord yesterday afternoon. I never met Wayne inn person, but became friends with him through conversations here and on other social media. I learned a lot about flying and about life from him. Fly high… (www.cornwellfuneralhomes.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...

Video: Remove Cat Before Flight

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A cat video on Flightaware?! What a world . . . Unruly Purr-senger removed from flight. (www.youtube.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...

This lady is not telling the truth

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I was actually on this flight on Friday evening from ORD to DCA. I have been a reader of this forum for a long time but seeing this all over the news made me sign up so I could tell you what really happened here and hopefully stop this liar in her tracks....As many on this forum suspected we were not getting the whole truth. (www.flyertalk.com) More...

British Airways Fire in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — Passengers on landing planes grabbed dramatic photos of a fire that engulfed a British Airways Boeing 777 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened shorlty after 4:20 p.m. (PT) Airport officials said 159 passengers and 13 crew members were evacuated by emergency slides. Two people were reported injured. (www.wsbtv.com) More...

Video shows the power of "Wet Microburst"

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It's called a wet microburst -- but when you see it on video like this, there's nothing "micro" about it. This time-lapse footage captured by Tucson photographer Brian Snider shows a microburst absolutely unloading on an area near the city. It seems as if a giant nozzle has been turned on in the sky, sending a blast of water straight down, which then quickly fans out (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

Caution, Wake Turbulence (Blue Angels fly-by)

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In this video shot by Jason Neeley, Blue Angel #5 does a low fly by and sends beach tents and umbrellas into the air. (www.youtube.com) More...

Video: Exhilarating DC-10 Firefighter Plane Pulls Off Incredible Maneuver In Silverado Canyon 9/12/2014

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"When on a hike to view the carnage a wildfire was taking on my hometown, I caught a fantastic clip of DC-10- dropping fire retardant in a treacherous ridge about to be enveloped in flames. Nobody wanted to come with me because of the steep trail and the inherent dangers of being close to a forest fire, so I was just up there alone. A very unique experience. On the way up the steep trail, I watched many other planes pass over the burning ridge and drop retardant and water, and I was just… (www.youtube.com) More...

(Video) Dashcam of plane landing on road in Irvine, CA

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A small plane with an instructor and student pilot made an emergency landing on an Irvine street Wednesday evening, authorities said. The Piper Cherokee aircraft landed at 6:18 p.m. near John Wayne Airport at Red Hill and McGaw avenues during rush-hour traffic, coming to a stop at MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine Police spokeswoman Farrah Emami said. (www.youtube.com) More...

This MD-80's Takeoff From St. Maarten Island Is Absolutely Nuts

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Usually, departures occur in the opposite direction, toward the cliffs, so videos like this are somewhat rare. (youtu.be) More...

(Video) Airbus A380 Crosswind Landing at Düsseldorf

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"I have filmed lots of crosswind landings within the past four years but this was the first time I was able to film an A380 crosswind Landing. All crosswind Landings are amazing but seeing an A380 fighting against the wind was something special. In addition to that the runway was very wet and the A380 touched down a little late." (www.youtube.com) More...

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. (news.yahoo.com) More...

(Video) Surprise at the end of a cat 1 ILS & go-around in a BBJ

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"The approach flown was a CAT I ILS. I could see the rain column approach from the other side of the field so I got out my phone camera from the jump seat. You can hear the GPWS announce minimums at 200' AGL, and shortly after all visibility is lost due to rain. You do not hear the "50" foot call out during the touch and go, but it had to be close. The HUD really provides incredible center-line tracking, although you can't see the symbology from the camera angle. Ultimately, we… (www.youtube.com) More...

MSP adds new plane viewing area

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MSP has opened an officially-sanctioned place for people to view and photograph aviation traffic. (www.mprnews.org) More...

FlightAware Targets Remote Markets to Expand Global Flight Tracking Innovation

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FlightAware is continuing to expand the capabilities of its global flight tracking and flight data technology. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

Explore the JFK TWA terminal, a pristine time capsule From 1962

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Closed since 2001, a photographer was recently granted access to the terminal. Explore these photos of an amazing example of midcentury design that is still in amazing condition. (ny.curbed.com) More...

UPS Flight 1354 crash: Lessons to pilots

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The National Transportation Safety Board released a new 8-minute video that focuses on the key lessons that pilots can learn from the investigation of a UPS cargo plane crash in Birmingham, Ala., in August 2013. (www.youtube.com) More...

Daytona Beach police arrest aviation student in airline laser pointing

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Sanchez said he was playing with the green laser light pointing it in various directions, the report states. The suspect said he saw an incoming plane "on short approach," the report states. Conley recognized the phrase as an aviation term and asked Sanchez if he was a pilot. Sanchez said he is studying to be a pilot at ATP Flight School, an airport property tenant. "It just perplexes me that someone who wants a future in aviation would do this." (www.news-journalonline.com) More...

These Are the Sad Remains of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

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Russian photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs just published one of the saddest photoseries on space exploration. He managed to get inside an abandoned hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where two Burans—the prototype space shuttles of the Russian space program—are slowly decaying in their burial crypt. (gizmodo.com) More...

The Time A Tanker Saved A Fighter That Was Falling Apart Over The Atlantic

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On the 5th of September, 1983, 4 USAF F-4E Phantom jets were flying over the Atlantic en route to Europe along with the support of a KC-135 known as “North Star.” These five aircraft were part of a larger number of Phantoms and tankers on a routine trans-Atlantic flight. To make the crossing, the Phantoms would need to tank a total of 8 times to fill their thirsty engines. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

You Must Register Your Drone With the FAA Starting December 21

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If you’re the proud owner of a drone—or are one of the thousands of shoppers who’ll purchase one this holiday season—the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to know about it. And the agency has finally set a deadline. (gizmodo.com) More...

A Boeing 757 landed on the blue-ice runway in Antarctica for the first time

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A Boeing 757 landed on the blue-ice runway in Antarctica for the first time (mashable.com) More...

See the secret airplane bedrooms where flight attendants sleep on long-haul flights

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Flight attendants are humans too, and just like everyone else, they need to sleep on long-haul flights. Most Boeing 777 and 787 airliners have a secret stairway that leads to a tiny set of windowless bedrooms for the cabin crew — and few people know they even exist. (www.businessinsider.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...

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...

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...

British Airways 2276 Tower Audio

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Tower audio from the engine fire earlier today. The jet was evacuated. Two people were injured. (clyp.it) More...

NetJets-operated Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Sets Two New World Speed Records

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NetJets Global 6000 aircraft set a new world speed record flying from Aspen, U.S. to London, UK; subsequent record flight occurred as aircraft traveled round trip between London, U.K. and Lugano, Switzerland (www.bombardier.com) More...

Watch These Jetmen Fly Wing-to-Wing With an Airbus A380 Above Dubai

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Well, this is insane. In this video, Jetman pilots Yves Rossy and his protegeVince Reffet fly wing-to-wing with an Airbus A380, the world’s largest airliner. It’s incredible. (gizmodo.com) More...

(Video) 24 hours of FlightAware's airline flight data over the US

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How would it look if you animated an entire day of FlightAware's airline flight data over the US? NATS did it -- it's amazing and beautiful! The timestamps in the video are UTC, so the video starts in the middle of the night. (vimeo.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...

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket after launching it to space

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Share on Facebook Tweet Share Pin SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida this evening, after traveling into space and back. It's the first time SpaceX has been able to gently touch down the Falcon 9 post-launch — something the company has been trying to do for the past year. It’s a big first step toward reusable rockets. This launch was also the first time SpaceX has flown since June, after one of its Falcon 9 rockets exploded en route to… (www.theverge.com) More...

(Video) Labor Day flying: Behind the scenes at a busy airport

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A behind-the-scenes look at how one of the nation's busiest airport will get thousands of passengers to their destination over the busy Labor Day holiday. (www.youtube.com) More...

To celebrate their 60 years, Lufthansa has created some "now and then" photos

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To celebrate their 60 years, Lufthansa has created some "now and then" photos, replicating memories of the past. (www.lufthansagroup.com) More...

A Singapore Airlines Airbus jet lost power on all of its engines mid-flight

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Over the weekend, Singapore Airlines Flight 836, flying from Singapore to Shanghai, lost power mid-flight on both of its Rolls-Royce engines. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

B-52 Makes Challenging Landing to Visit Oshkosh on Historic Anniversary

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One of America's biggest flying icons has never made it to America's biggest air show, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, until this year. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Simple wave: Feel good video of the day

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A boy waves at a Southwest Airlines airplane and gets a surprise . . . (www.youtube.com) More...

United States, Cuba to resume scheduled commercial airline service

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The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore scheduled commercial airline service between the two countries for the first time in more than five decades, exactly a year after they started the process of normalizing relations. The latest step to restore U.S.-Cuba ties after 54 years of hostility will not go into effect immediately but should eventually increase tourism and business on the communist-ruled island. (www.reuters.com) More...

First flight of an A388 to Mexico City

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Arrival to.Mexico City of the first comercial flight of an Airbua 380-800. Air France carrying 536 pax, 17 cabin crew and 3 pilots. (m.youtube.com) More...

Delta Airliner Shares Runway With Porsche For Extreme Photo Op [Video]

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Delta Airlines managed to pack a massive Airbus A330, a Porsche Cayenne SUV, a Porsche Carrera GT supercar and a helicopter all on the same runway for a marketing opportunity like none other. (aviationbuzzword.com) More...

Video: Two B-2 Stealth Bombers Landing at Dusk at RAF Fairford

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B-2 Spirits land June 8, 2015 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. Both active duty and Air National Guard airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participating in hot-pit refueling and an engine-running crew change. These skills tests validate the vital importance RAF Fairford plays in projecting the Department of Defense's strategic bomber force to other areas of responsibility. The tests took place alongside the recent deployment of three B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base,… (youtu.be) More...

Video: CityJet attempting to land at a gusty Cork Airport

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Amazing Video: By AMF. Strong, gusty crosswind was causing problems on November 18, 2015 at Cork Airport. Pilot of CityJet flight from London City Airport was forced to abort landing after touchdown and perform go around procedure. Plane landed safely a few minutes later. (www.youtube.com) More...

Small Plane Crashes on Emergency Landing (VIDEO)

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When this French pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a field, he was unable to land perfectly and crash-landed instead, rolling over multiple times. Luckily, no one was injured in the accident. (www.liveleak.com) More...

Video: A day in the life of an airport

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Here’s a time lapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of airplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

ForeFlight Announces Connectivity with Garmin Avionics

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Huge announcement from ForeFlight/Garmin -- wirelessly receive ADS-B weather and traffic, precise GPS position data, and dynamic pitch and bank information on ForeFlight from your Garmin stack! (blog.foreflight.com) More...

(Video) Engine failure and forced landing in a Cessna

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(Video) Engine failure and forced landing in a Cessna. Great job by the pilot. (www.youtube.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...

Unknown object strikes Colombian A320 in cruise

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Colombian investigators are trying to ascertain the nature of an object which struck an Airbus A320 at cruise altitude in the country’s airspace. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

(Cockpit video) TBM Avenger emergency landing

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TBM Avenger participating in the V-E Day flyover experiences smoke in the cockpit and makes an emergency landing at KDCA. (www.youtube.com) More...

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