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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...

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...

ForeFlight 8: Global Data-Driven Aeronautical Maps, Logbook Enhancements, TFR Alerts

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The wait is over—ForeFlight 8 is here! Download on the App Store today to experience our groundbreaking data-driven Aeronautical Maps. New TFR Alerts help you steer clear of TFRs while inflight and upgrades to Logbook make flight logging even easier and more connected than ever. In addition, major enhancements to ForeFlight on the web make it possible to plan, file, and brief whenever and wherever it is most convenient. (blog.foreflight.com) More...

Japan's ANA says 787 engine repairs could take 3 years

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Japanese carrier ANA Holdings Inc (9202.T) said on Tuesday it could take as long as three years to replace faulty turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce (RR.L) engines powering its Boeing (BA.N) 787s. (www.reuters.com) More...

2 missing men found in crashed plane as wreckage pulled from Lake Pontchartrain

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Two men missing after a Cessna plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain on Saturday (Aug. 28) were found inside the wreckage as it was removed from the water Tuesday, the New Orleans Fire Department said. (www.nola.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...

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...

Joe Sutter led ‘the Incredibles’ who pioneered Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet

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Joe Sutter, who died Tuesday at age 95, was lauded by Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Ray Conner as ‘one of the giants of aerospace.’ (www.seattletimes.com) More...

LATAM Takes Delivery of First A320neo in the Americas

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LATAM Airlines Group took delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first airline in the Americas to take delivery of Airbus’ re-engined narrowbody. (airwaysmag.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...

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...

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...

"Missle with a man in it", Part two.

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I hope the plan works, still my all time military favorite, and I'd trade a couple of hundred of my many hours of "jet" time for one hour in one of these! And a pretty well written story. (www.bbc.com) More...

Aerobatics - As you've never seen it before!

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This is really cool video although no one's quite sure how he did it (www.youtube.com) More...

Brake failure blamed for United Airlines Boeing 747 crash at Melbourne Airport: ATSB

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BRAKE failure caused a ­United Airlines Boeing 747 to crash into a passenger aerobridge at Melbourne Airport. A three-year safety investigation found that when the plane carrying 135 passengers stopped at its Tullamarine gate, its parking brake became disengaged before the engines were shut down and nose wheels were chocked. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

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