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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...

Southwest 3472 Boeing 737 loses part of left engine after inflight explosion

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Major explosion on the left engine of a Southwest 737 flying from New Orleans to Orlando (www.wsj.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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Two drunk United Airlines pilots arrested before flight

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Téo drunk United Airlines Pilots where arrested in Glasgow. (www.dailymail.co.uk) 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...

China launches own aircraft engine-maker to rival the West

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China already makes its own planes, but has struggled for decades to develop engines that meet global requirements. (www.bbc.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...

China Airlines’ First A350 XWB Rolls Out

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Airbus has rolled out from cabin furnishing & engine installation the first A50-900 XWB for China Airlines (CAL). The aircraft is now ready for customary tests prior delivery. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Mitsubishi Jet Aborts First Flight to U.S. After Trip Starts

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Aircraft is first of four scheduled to fly to U.S. for tests. (www.bloomberg.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...

Japan's biggest airline cancels Boeing 787 flightss over engine problem

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The airline may have to scrap more than 300 Dreamliner flights through the end of September as it moves to replace parts inside the engines on a portion of its 787 fleet, Takeo Kikuchi, a deputy senior vice president of engineering and maintenance at ANA, told reporters Thursday in Tokyo. (www.seattletimes.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...

Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”

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65 year old women cleaning her shotguns after church on a Sunday morning decided she didn't like to be buzzed so practiced her skeet shooting with her .410. The paparazzi learned not to mess with grandmothers with shotguns. (arstechnica.com) More...

The New “Sully” Movie: How Accurate?

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Airbus A320 Captain and Noted Aviation Author, Eric Auxier aka "Cap'n Aux", opines on the accuracy of the upcoming movie starring Tom Hanks about "The Miracle on the Hudson". Did Hollywood get it right? What can be gathered from just the trailers.... (airwaysmag.com) More...

First A380 commercial flight to Rio de Janeiro

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On 22nd of August at 20:05 the first A380 commercial flight landed at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport. This Paris-Rio Air France flight was specifically scheduled on the occasion of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. This milestone was celebrated by the airport with a water salute on the arrival of the aircraft. The airport is joining the list of the 230 A380 compatible airports around the world. (www.airbus.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...

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...

Iceland volcanoes rumble to life again....

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The current earthquake swarm might just subside, however we could also be facing another 2010 type test of our air routes all over again. Iceland raised the alarm after its largest volcano was hit by the biggest tremors since 1977. Two quakes larger than 4 in magnitude early Monday rocked the crater of Katla, the country’s Met Office said in a statement. That was followed by at least 10 more tremors at the volcano, which rises 1,450 meters (4,757 feet) into the air on the North Atlantic… (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Polish Air Force Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the F-16 service with An Awesome Air-To-Air Photoshoot

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Poland celebrated the 10th anniversary of the F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 52+ service with an unbelievable air-to-air photo sortie. (theaviationist.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...

Mitsubishi Regional Jet test plane aborts flight to Washington state for a second day

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The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet headed to Washington’s Moses Lake for fligh testing had to abort its flight from Japan for a second straight day due to problems with an air-conditioning system. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Montanta Plane Crash Kills Ice Road Truckers Star

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A statement on Ward's Facebook page said he was traveling to Montana to begin filming a pilot episode of a new documentary-style show about the recovery of plane wrecks. (hosted.ap.org) 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...

First A350 for Thai Airways is delivered

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First Airbus A350 is delivered to Thai Airways on Aug. 30, 2016 (www.airbus.com) More...

Small rodent causes grounding of Air France flight in Bamako

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A small rodent on board, probably a mouse, caused the grounding of an Air France flight in Bamako, Mali (www.vanguardngr.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...

Boeing gets new order from Air Force

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

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