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F-15 fighter jet goes down over Shenandoah Valley

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At approximately 9:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday the 104th Fighter Wing lost radio contact with an F-15C aircraft during a cross country mission over the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, the Air National Guard said in a press statement. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Government Backs Huge Loan for Next-Generation Russian Passenger Plane

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Government subsidies for commercial aircraft development have been a sore point between the US and Europe (i.e., Boeing and Airbus) for decades. Although the US and Europe went through years of international disputes at the World Trade Organization on behalf of Boeing and Airbus, with adverse decisions now under appeal by both sides, and even though Canada and Brazil previously won cases over illegal subsidies to Embraer and Bombardier, nothing has come of the decisions–and nothing has been done… (www.themoscowtimes.com) More...

Private or Commercial, the risk?

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I was recently reading through the difference in safety between Commercial and Private flying and was interested as to why there seems to be a far greater risk of flying privately. One quote taken from the article that I was surprised at is the following: “Statistics from the N.T.S.B show that general aviation aircraft average nearly seven accidents per 100,000 flight hours, compared with an average of 0.16 accidents per 100,000 hours for commercial airlines” I'm interested in hearing your… (www.nytimes.com) More...

F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia forest

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An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday in Virginia's George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, an Air Force spokesperson said. (www.usatoday.com) More...