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The latest Gulfstream 650 demonstration flight spells out ....

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Now that is a lot of flight planning and a whole lot of miles! (flightaware.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...

New Flight Chops video features FlightAware data visualization

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The newest video from Steve Thorne's "Flight Chops" video series covers his trip to Oshkosh 2016. We're pleased to have been able to provide a data visualization to help illustrate just how busy the VFR arrival can get! (www.youtube.com) More...

Amazing Airspace Animations from NATS & FlightAware

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Airspace+ is a system we have to create visualisations of the air traffic in our skies. It can do this for anywhere in the world, and depending on settings, produce videos that update every hour to show the previous 24 hours of air traffic. (www.nats.aero) 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Boeing gets new order from Air Force

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Good news for Boeing on this National Aviation Day. (www.msn.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...

Baby Born on International Flight Gets 1 Million Airline Miles

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A recent flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Manila, Philippines took an unexpected turn when a pregnant woman went into labor about halfway through the nine-hour journey, 36,000 feet in the air, The Guardian reports. According to another passenger, the woman returned to her seat with baby Haven shortly after giving birth in the front of the plane. It was the first time a child has been born on a Cebu Pacific Air flight, and in celebration, the carrier awarded Haven and her family 1… (mentalfloss.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...

The world's largest helicopter can lift an airliner with remarkable ease

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Designed and built by Moscow-based Mil Helicopters, the Mi-26 stands roughly the same height as a three-story building and its rotors have the same span as the wings of an Airbus A320 (www.businessinsider.com) More...

A new type of aircraft carrier is gearing up to dominate the seas

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Word has come back from the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, and it looks like this new breed of aircraft carrier could be the future of amphibious warfare (www.businessinsider.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...

'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...

Video: 737 near takeoff 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...

EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to Cairo disappears from radar

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An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar Thursday morning, according to multiple news accounts citing the airline. Flight 804 had 59 passengers and 10 crew aboard. According to Sky News Arabia, the plane was last detected in the skies over Greece, about 40 minutes from Athens. (www.washingtontimes.com) More...

Stolen plane crashes on Peterborough, Ontario street

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Pilot and sole occupant dies as the plane he stole crashed on a downtown street in Peterborough, Ontario. (www.cbc.ca) 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...

Long Beach Airport Closed Due To Disabled Military Jet

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LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say Long Beach Airport is closed due to a disabled military jet on a runway. The airplane, a T38, became disabled on Runway 30 around 11:15 a.m. Friday. Stu Mundel, reporting in Sky2, reported in the CBS2 News at 5 p.m. that a second runway has been opened to alleviate some take offs and landings of commercial vehicles. The Long Beach Fire Department remains on scene trying to move the aircraft. Travelers should check with airlines about the latest flight… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Rare 14-Ship NATO Formation Over Baltic Sea: B-52, Eurofighters, F-16s, Gripens [Video]

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14 aircraft from 4 nations forming up behind a KC-135 over the Baltic Sea during the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2016 exercise. Aircraft include one USAF B-52, four USAF F-16s, two German Eurofighters, two Polish F-16s, and four Swedish JAS 39 Gripens. (www.youtube.com) More...

After 50 Years, Boeing Plans to Terminate Its Masterpiece, the 747

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As epoch-ending statements go, this one was stealthy and carefully modulated: “It is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.” (www.thedailybeast.com) More...

Take a cool interactive tour of the Global SuperTanker 747

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You can step inside a 3D recreation of the firefighting 747 and experience the tech required to blast nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant onto a wildfire at 800 feet. (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

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