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Video - Bombardier 415 Superscooper Fills Up in California Southern Sierras

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This great video shows a Superscooper descending to pick up 1,600 US gallons of water and then climbing out for another water drop on the Cedar Fire. Video by Chuck Barbee and shared with permission. (www.youtube.com) More...

Telluride Glider Crash, Wed., 8/24

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Does anyone have a comment on Stemme gliders regarding this tragedy? Seems to have been a highly experienced pilot who knew the territory very well. Seems unlikely it was pilot error, but of course one never knows until the facts are in. (www.thedenverchannel.com) More...

Man Strips, Drives Pickup Into Southwest Plane

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...

Airlines Bring Free Sandwiches and Streaming Back to Coach

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They’re hoping you'll overlook the baggage costs and vanishing legroom (www.bloomberg.com) More...

10 years after fatal Comair crash, FAA still has pilots flying in the dark

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On the morning of Aug. 27, 2006, Comair Flight 5191 crashed on takeoff at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport. Forty-nine passengers and crew were killed; one crew member survived. (www.mcclatchydc.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...

Suspected drunken co-pilot pulled from plane at TVC

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A charter co-pilot is in jail after police pulled him from a plane at Cherry Capital Airport under suspicion of being drunk. (www.record-eagle.com) More...

Rolls-Royce Engine Corrosion Spurs ANA to Check Dreamliners

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ANA Holdings Inc., the world’s biggest operator of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner jet, is canceling flights as it checks the Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines on its fleet for corrosion (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Bombardier Inc’s CSeries showing ‘much higher’ reliability than competitors, Swiss Air Lines says

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The first airline to fly Bombardier Inc.’s CSeries says the jetliner has been significantly more reliable in its first month of operation than other aircraft built by its competitors. (business.financialpost.com) More...

Chemtrails theory debunked

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For those of you who have been concerned! The reports that government conspiracy theorists say airplane “chemtrails [condensation trails] linger in the air because they contain aluminum, strontium and barium and that these chemicals are used to control humans, pollute the food and water supply and change the weather.” Well, apparently that is not true....or it is even more of a conspiracy. (www.dallasnews.com) More...

Planes of Fame Founder Edward T. Maloney Dies - Pioneer achieved his life mission of keeping vintage warbirds flying.

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One of the pioneers of the preservation of vintage airplanes, Edward T. Maloney, has died at the age of 88. Maloney has been credited with saving more than 200 WWII warbirds from destruction. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Picture-Perfect Data Models Help Build Better Products

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Boeing's team of world-class experts is applying analytics to test products earlier, faster and better. (www.boeing.com) More...

MD-80, the workhorse of the skies, is fading away

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As summer draws to a close, American Airlines is hastening the pace at which it sends aged McDonnell Douglas MD-80s to the aircraft boneyard. Five years into a revamp of its fleet, the world's largest carrier on Tuesday will retire 20 MD-80-family aircraft, "one of the largest single-day aircraft retirements in airline history," according to American. (www.houstonchronicle.com) More...

Secret Cameras Record Baltimore's Every Move From Above

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Cessna 206 airplane equipped with a sophisticated array of cameras circles the city. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Dozens of airports across Australia being monitored for toxic foam contamination

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Dozens of airports across Australia being monitored for toxic foam contamination (www.abc.net.au) More...

Auto create flight logbook entries with FlightAware and Pilot Partner

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Pilot Partner now integrates with FlightAware through the FlightXML API to provide an opportunity to automatically create flight logbook entries from FlightAware flight tracks. Pilot Partner also automatically attaches the FlightAware flight track image to your flight in your logbook. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

'Flying Bum' Crashes —Ever So Slowly

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The world's longest aircraft is likely going to have a similarly lengthy repair bill after a bit of a bumpy landing on Wednesday during its second test flight in the UK, the BBC reports. (www.newser.com) More...

Lockheed’s F-35 Still Falls Short, Pentagon’s Chief Tester Says

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A week after the Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet ready for limited combat operations, the Pentagon’s top tester warned that the U.S. military’s costliest weapons program is still riddled with deficiencies (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Pilot captures unbelievable photo of haboob sweeping over Phoenix

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On Sunday afternoon, a thunderstorm collapsed over Phoenix, and a downward burst of wind collected a towering plume of dust that swept across the region. To the east, a Southwest Airlines pilot, Ryan Vermillion, captured an unforgettable view of the gathering storm, known as a haboob. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

B-52 successfully drops JASSM from internal bay for first time

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A B-52 Stratofortress recently dropped a Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missile (www.upi.com) More...

Modernized Russian bombers will be able to fly in the stratosphere

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At the end of 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry will receive the first delivery of the renewed NK-32 engines for the Tu-160M2 strategic missile-carrying bombers. (www.upi.com) More...

AA retiring 20 MD-80's 8/23/16

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American sends 20 MD-80's to retirement in one day. Long live the Mad-Dog! (www.usatoday.com) More...

Countdown to Retirement: American Airlines Super 80s

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American Airlines readies the end of the Mad Dog era with the retirement of 20 MD-80s today. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Finland's Go! Aviation defers launch over contract dispute

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Go! Aviation (Finland) (GGO, Helsinki Vantaa) has delayed its inaugural flights following contractual issues with the owner of one of the PC-12NGs it wants to acquire. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Private Plane lands on highway in St. Louis, MO

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A small private plane has landed on the eastbound lanes of 364 (Page Extension) in St. Charles County. Authorities have blocked off 2 lanes of 364. The plane is a single engine aircraft. So far no injuries have been reported. It’s believed the plane had taken off from Creve Coeur Airport. (fox2now.com) More...

Air Canada brings Olympic athletes home

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Air Canada will begin flying members of Canada's Olympic team back to Canada on Monday from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with flights arriving at Toronto Pearson airport early Tuesday morning. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Delta Offers Pilots 27% Raise as Contract Impasse Lingers

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Delta Air Lines Inc. offered its 13,000 pilots a raise of about 27 percent over four years, significantly less than what the employees have proposed in contract talks that have lingered since the beginning of the year (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Will Boeing Beef Up Its Orders for Wide-Body Planes?

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As of August 16, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has taken net orders totaling 38 for its four wide-body jets: the 747, 767, 777 and 787. (247wallst.com) More...

Moscow airport gets Kalashnikov souvenir shop

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Russian gun manufacturer Kalashnikov, maker of the AK-47 assault rifles, has opened a souvenir shop at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The new store is selling branded clothing items, such as t-shirts and caps, bags, and -- yes -- souvenir plastic weapons. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Airplane Tires Don’t Explode on Landing Because They Are Pumped!

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ONE THING YOU almost never see when an airplane lands is a blowout. Think about that: Again and again, the tires hit tarmac at 170 miles per hour and bear the weight of a modest office building. And they nail it. Every time. (www.wired.com) More...

Myasishchev M-55 spotted at 59.000 feet above the Baltic Sea

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Myasishchev M-55 spotted at 59.000 feet above the Baltic Sea (www.flightradar24.com) More...

Fly Sao Tome eyes Embraer, Fokker metal for ops

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Fly Sao Tome (São Tome) is a São Tomé-based start-up carrier currently undergoing certification with the West African island-state's civil aviation authority (Instituto Nacional de Aviação Civil - INAC). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Aeromexico 787 (LHR to Mex) diverts to Madrid

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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AMX8/history/20160821/1455Z/EGLL/MMMX and https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n783am#abf01d7 Clearly involved in loss of altitude and fuel dump off France before heading to Madrid. The Aeromexico flight to Mexico City was seen on radar circling not long after taking off from London this afternoon. Latest reports suggest it is now heading towards Madrid Airport in Spain. It is not known if pilots on the Dreamliner jet have issued an emergency. (www.express.co.uk) More...

CS100 complete 30 day service with SWISS

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The first Bombardier CS100 commercial jet has completed more than one month in commercial service with launch customer SWISS Airline. (www.reddit.com) More...

Airlander airship crash lands during landing

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The hybrid airship Airlander 10 has sustained damage on landing during today's flight from Cardington, England. (www.reddit.com) More...

Wally the Wallet returns home on 1,300 mile trip in a Chinook

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A Navy engineer finds a wallet in Amsterdam and creates what sounds like the perfect book for young plane loving children (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights on sale by year's end

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Qantas will start selling tickets on its first Boeing 787 flights before the year is out, with the Dreamliner slated to begin running on an existing but as yet unrevealed international route. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Day In The Life: What It's Like To Be A Female Pilot At 40,000 Feet

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Michelle Knoll likes to think her “office” has the best view in the world. From her window, she sees the ruins of Rome, or some days, the Northern Lights. Knoll, 44, is a corporate pilot and her Fortune 500 company’s first female captain. For six years, she has privately flown the company’s executives domestically and internationally to hours- or days-long business meetings. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

British Airways and easyJet passengers could pay £25 charge for flight delay complaints

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Passengers travelling with British Airways, easyJet and Thomas Cook will be charged £25 if any claim they make is unsuccessful, as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will no longer mediate between customers and airlines. (www.aviationnews.xyz) More...

Air New Zealand ditches premium economy SpaceSeat, changes Boeing 787-9 config

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Air New Zealand will ditch its premium economy Spaceseat as part of a refurbish for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet, along with expanding the business class and premium economy cabins of its Boeing 787-9s. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Drunk pilot stopped from taking off with 274 people on board

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Colombo – Sri Lanka’s national carrier has suspended a captain who failed a breathalyser test just before he was due to fly 274 passengers and crew from Frankfurt to Colombo, the airline said on Sunday. (www.aviationnews.xyz) More...

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