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Travel Caught on camera: Terrifying moment KLM plane banked sharply just a few feet over runway as pilots struggled to land in high winds

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This is the hair-raising moment a KLM passenger jet banked sharply moments before it landed in the middle of a violent storm in Amsterdam. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Delta Upgrade to DPJ

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Delta offers upgrade to Delta Private Jets flights. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Man passes DFW airport security, boards plane without ticket

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U.S. transportation security officials are investigating how a man was able to pass through a security checkpoint without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and board a commercial airliner, airport officials said on Monday. An airline agent discovered what happened before the flight departed and called airport police, who arrested the man on criminal trespassing charges, the airport said. (www.reuters.com) More...

Allegiant Air flight runs low on fuel over closed airport, makes emergency landing

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An Allegiant Air flight ran dangerously low on fuel last week as it circled an airport in North Dakota that was actually closed so the Navy's Blue Angels could practice for an upcoming air show. (www.tampabay.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...

Photo Flight With Sean Tucker - while 7 months pregnant!

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Behind the scenes on an air-to-air photo flight with Sean Tucker and Randy Howell over Big Sur, California. (www.youtube.com) More...

Five 'wow' aviation moments at the Oshkosh air show

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About 10,000 aircraft of all shapes and sizes come to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the annual aviation fest. (www.cnn.com) More...

MH370 Latest: Experts Analyse Wreckage Of Plane Wing Found On Reunion Island

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The purported discovery of plane debris washed up on a remote island off the African coast is the subject of speculation it could be from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. A part, believed to be from a Boeing 777 – which matches the doomed MH370 aircraft – has been found on the west coast of Reunion Island, in the western portion of the Indian Ocean. (www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) More...

New $4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building - Cuomo: ‘We Need to Tear it Down’ and Start Over

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New York’s LaGuardia Airport will get more than a makeover, based on a plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday. The $4 billion plan calls for demolishing the existing terminals and building one massive new terminal the length of two football fields approximately 600 feet (183 meters) closer to the Grand Central Parkway. The relocation will give the airport badly needed space for flight operations and taxiways. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Infographic showing Lufthansa's fleet changes in the last decade

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"Although the airline only has added 41 aircraft to its fleet in the last 10 years (from 234 aircraft in 2005 to 275 aircraft in 2015) the types of aircraft have changed as seen in the infographic below..." (aviationweek.com) More...

US House Bill Threatens to Slash Airline Bag Fees to $4.50

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Rep. John Mica wants to go down in history as the airline bag fee slasher. (www.msn.com) More...

Two men found dead inside plane that crashed in Kenosha County, en route to EAA in Oshkosh

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BRISTOL — Kenosha County Sheriff’s officials say two men were killed when a Zenith CH601XL airplane (N9601), last known to be en route to EAA in Oshkosh crashed in Kenosha County. (fox6now.com) More...

VietJet receives world’s first 230-seat A321

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Vietnam low-cost carrier VietJet Air has taken delivery of a high-density Airbus A321 aircraft equipped with 230 passenger seats. The airline says this is the first A321 equipped with this seat density. The A321 had previously been restricted to 220 seats and central European budget airline Wizz Air will also be taking the high-density A321 later this year. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Flight Attendants at Southwest Reject Tenative Agreement

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Southwest Airlines’ flight attendants rejected a tentative agreement that had been negotiated between the airline and union. The Transport Workers Union Local 556 said that 87% of those who cast ballots rejected the deal and that 89% of eligible members voted.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

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Schlappig, 25, is one of the biggest stars among an elite group of obsessive flyers whose mission is to outwit the airlines. They're self-styled competitors with a singular objective: fly for free, as much as they can, without getting caught. (www.rollingstone.com) More...

CSeries clocks 2000 flight test hours

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The Bombardier CSeries has clocked 2000 flight hours, a milestone for the Canadian single aisle airplane program, since flight test began in 2013 September. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Delta to Take Ownership Stake in China Eastern, Expand Partnership

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Delta Air Lines announced an expansion of its partnership with China Eastern Airlines that includes taking an ownership stake in the airline. The partnership calls for the two airlines to “better connect” the two airlines’ route networks as well as for Delta to invest $450 million to acquire a 3.55% stake in China Eastern.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Slowest Pass of an SR-71 Blackbird

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Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Brian Shul relates the story of a low-altitude pass of a Blackbird SR-71. Low-speed, too ... only 152 knots ... I was surprised not to have found it here on FlightAware already. (originally posted to Sierra Hotel Aeronautics' Facebook page, but https: protocol not supported in squawk links?) (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Scientists fly the Kansas sky to study enormous, and often ferocious, nighttime storms.

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NASA scientists in a DC-8 and NOAA researchers in a P-3; depart from their temporary base at Salina Regional airport in Salina, KS to comb the skies over the great plains in search for hazardous weather. (www.kansascity.com) More...

How Berlin’s Futuristic Airport Became a $6 Billion Embarrassment

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“The architecture is good. The concept is good. It is very easygoing, easy to navigate. It should please a lot of people—if it ever gets finished.” (www.msn.com) More...

Kentucky Man Arrested After Shooting Down Drone; cites right to privacy

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Hillview, Kentucky resident William H. Merideth describes his weekend: "Sunday afternoon, the kids – my girls – were out on the back deck, and the neighbors were out in their yard. And they come in and said, 'Dad, there's a drone out here, flying over everybody's yard.'" Merideth grabbed his shotgun and waited to see if the drone crossed over his property. When it did, he took aim and shot it out of the sky. The owners showed up shortly, and the police right after. He was arrested and… (www.wdrb.com) More...

Kuala Lumpur’s $1 Billion Terminal Is Sinking, Airline Says

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s new budget passenger terminal is sinking, with cracks appearing in the taxiway and water forming pools that planes must taxi throurgh (www.bloomberg.com) More...

New video of Terrafugia TF-X VTOL flying car concept

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Flying car maker Terrafugia, premiered the Outer Mold Line for the TF-X™, four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) hybrid electric aircraft concept at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Video: CIA U-2 Carrier Trials on USS Ranger (1964)

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Declassified video of a CIA U-2G taking off and landing from the USS Ranger (CV-61). The U-2G was a specially modified version of the spyplane, with strengthened landing gear and a tailhook added to accommodate carrier operations. (youtu.be) More...

Frontier Airlines increasing nonstop flights for Las Vegas

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Frontier Airlines, which in recent years has evolved into an ultralow discount air carrier, is expanding operations in Las Vegas. The Denver-based airline is announcing Tuesday that it will offer daily nonstop flights between McCarran International Airport and Milwaukee, Miami, San Francisco and Houston'€™s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. (www.reviewjournal.com) More...

DOT: 5 Airlines Investigated for ‘Price Gouging’ After May Amtrak Crash in Philly

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced an investigation into possible price gouging by five airlines. The agency is concerned that five airlines may have raised airfares in the Northeast following a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May that disrupted rail service in the region..... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

BA274 in Bomb hoax diverted

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A British Airways flight travelling from Las Vegas to London Heathrow has been diverted to Montreal after reports of a bomb threat. Photographs taken from the airport show a dozen police cars racing to flight BA274, carrying 312 passengers, which made an emergency landing at Trudeau Airport in Dorval at 5.47am local time. Montreal police and British Airways said the pilot made a request to land the plane following an 'emergency' during the flight. Read more:… (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

United Airlines Computers Reportedly Hacked

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United Airlines, the world’s second largest airline, had its computer systems breached by hackers in the spring. The breach, which was not publicly reported, is believed to be the work of the same hackers who have hit other large targets in recent months ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Amazon proposes a slice of the sky for commercial drones

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Amazon on Tuesday laid out a proposal for how to regulate commercial drones in the US, suggesting that the government set aside a 200-foot-high stretch of the sky for the devices. The concept, presented at a NASA-hosted conference in the San Francisco Bay Area on unmanned aircraft systems, would designate the airspace at an altitude of between 200 feet and 400 feet as a high-speed transit area for commercial drones -- such as the delivery drones Amazon is developing -- with a no-fly buffer… (www.cnet.com) More...

Frontier to Link Philly with Fort Myers and Montego Bay

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Frontier Airlines announced plans to add flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Fort Myers, Florida and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Both flights will begin October 25, 2015... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

F 15 ride to the sky

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A day in the life of an F15 pilot starting from the hangar. Two cockpit cameras, air refueling, high G maneuvers and more. A really candy eye movie. 8 minutes to enjoy. (www.tronya.co) More...

United Express Flight UA5393 experiencing 'technical issues' after takeoff

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United Express, opb SkyWest loses an engine cowl after takeoff (www.wisn.com) More...

SpaceShipTwo crash: Aerospace company failed to consider human error, NTSB says

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On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that a co-pilot's mistake was to blame in the October 2014 crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which killed the co-pilot and injured the pilot over the Mojave Desert, where the craft was being tested. The NTSB added that Scaled Composites, the aerospace company that had built the SpaceShipTwo craft for Virgin Galactic and employed the two pilots, did not adequately consider the consequences of a human error such as the one… (arstechnica.com) More...

Martin Mars water bomber comes out of retirement to fight B.C. wildfires

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Amazing old aircraft now 70 years old that can scoop up 30 tons of water from a lake without stopping. They tried to replace them with C-130s but they require airports for loading water or chemical and are no match for the old technology. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

Fleet Comparison Infographic: Ryanair

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Ryanair more than tripled its fleet in the last 10 years--growing from 98 aircraft to 324 aircraft. Slide over the infographic to see how the fleet has evolved.... (aviationweek.com) More...

5 hurt in small plane crash at EAA in Oshkosh

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Five people were injured Wednesday morning when a Piper Malibu crashed while landing in Oshkosh at the EAA AirVenture. One of those on board was flown to the hospital by helicopter, and Wittman Regional Airport has been temporarily closed. EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski said all five people injured were on board the Piper Malibu when it crashed shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday on a runway at the airport. (www.jsonline.com) More...

Airbus commits to new A380

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The boss of Airbus has ended months of speculation by confirming that the plane maker will build a new version of its superjumbo, the A380. (www.thesundaytimes.co.uk) More...

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