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Happy 14th Birthday FlightAware!

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Happy Birthday Flightaware! May you have many more! (flightaware.com) More...

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Capt Sullenberger criticizing Boeing and FAA

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Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger says the FAA’s handling of the deadly crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners in just five months has damaged the United States’ longstanding “credibility as leaders in aviation.” Sullenberger is a retired airline pilot who famously landed his US Airways jet — an Airbus 320 — in the icy Hudson River off Manhattan in January 2009, after hitting a flock of geese and losing power in both engines. All 155 people on board the plane survived. (www.newsandguts.com) More...

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Ralph Nader’s niece died in one of the Boeing crashes. Now he’s calling for the 737 Max 8 to be grounded

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Consumer advocate Ralph Nader has been a long time critic of the F.A.A. but, unfortunately, now it’s personal. Nader’s great niece was killed along with over 300 others in one of the two Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes in the past year. He joins “Squawk Box” by phone to discuss the investigation into the plane’s approval by the F.A.A. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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NTSB: United Regional jet missed runway in Presque Isle

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The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn’t slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether. A preliminary report Thursday indicates the 50-seat Embraer 145 approached to the right of the runway on an aborted first landing attempt and then again when it touched down March 4 at Presque Isle International Airport. The document indicates it landed between the runway and taxiway. Photos suggest the jet plowed through the deep snow alongside the… (www.pressherald.com) More...

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Teen daughter removed from front of Spirit Airlines plane while uninformed mother sat in back, lawsuit claims

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A 15-year-old girl is removed from a Spirit Airlines flight due to overbooking, while her unbeknownst mother and brother sit in the back of the plane — and don’t realize until halfway through the flight. While it may sound like the scene out of a movie like Flightplan or Home Alone 2, a Michigan woman claims it happened to her. Stacy Giordano says she was flying with her daughter and son from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Detroit, Mich., in April of 2018, when the family had to switch planes in… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Passenger ejects from a Rafale fighter jet on takeoff

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A passenger in the back seat of a Rafale fighter jet ejected shortly after takeoff in Saint-Dizier Air Force base, France. The fighter jet made an emergency landing with the broken canopy. The 60-year-old man, who actually is not an Air Force member, accidentally ejected himself from the cockpit of a Rafale fighter jet just after takeoff and fell on the runway. He was immediately hospitalized. His current state is not serious, but his back was injured. "He is now in a stable… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Delta Airlines passenger shares photo of mother-daughter pilot team who flew him from LA to Atlanta - and the internet can't get enough of it

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United may 'fly the friendly skies', but Delta Airlines flies the family skies as one passenger discovered during a recent trip. Dr. John R. Watret was flying from Los Angeles to Atlanta on March 16 when he learned that the flight's pilots were actually a mother-daughter team, Captain Wendy Rexon and her daughter, First Officer Kelly Rexon. Watret, the chancellor of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus, stopped by the cockpit to snap a picture of the… (www.msn.com) More...

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