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1 dead in Southwest Airlines flight has uncontained engine failure

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PHILADELPHIA -- A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday. Southwest Flight 1380 was flying at about 30,000 feet when the explosion took place. The incident killed one passenger and injured seven others, authorities said. The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that… (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Aireon Space-Based ADS-B -- Before vs After coverage over the North Atlantic

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ADS-B flight tracking over the Atlantic before @AireonLLC space-based ADS-B. vs flight tracking over the Atlantic with 50% of the #Aireon network complete. #ProofIsInThePayload (twitter.com) More...

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Happy 13th Birthday FlightAware

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FlightAware is 13 today! Congratulations and may it have many many more! (flightaware.com) More...

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The FAA May Put An End to Shrinking Airline Seats and Cramped Leg Room

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It’s getting more and more crowded to fly in coach—but there’s a chance the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could step in. The FAA is set to announce the results of its review of seat sizes and leg room in the near future. That review could prevent airlines from further reducing the space available to passengers as carriers cram a few extra seats on board. (fortune.com) More...

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FlightAware's custom shark icons help users track Southwest's Shark Week fleet

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Southwest is stepping up its Shark Week promotional efforts, which now include the option to track the 'shark flights' via special icons on FlightAware. Track the sharks via: N470WN (Great White ), N705SW (Hammerhead), N961WN (Mako), N553WN (Tiger Shark) and N947WN (Bull Shark) (www.usatoday.com) More...

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FlightAware Named One of Houston's Best Places to Work

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Houston Business Journal recognized FlightAware as one of 102 local companies that tout work-life balance and awesome perks. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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My B-17 crew survived Nazi-occupied France in World War II. Now I'm the last man standing.

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My B-17 crew was shot down on a bombing mission to Germany. We had no idea what lay ahead of us in Nazi-occupied France and what we would later endure. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Rescued from aircraft boneyard, restored D-Day plane unveiled at EAA AirVenture

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OSHKOSH – Looking at the plane with colorful nose art and black and white stripes painted on its wings, it’s easy to imagine it waiting to take off with other aircraft on a moonless night in 1944, it’s cargo hold filled with anxious paratroopers. A C-47 transport plane dubbed “That’s All, Brother” was one of the lead aircraft in the D-Day invasion and was found three years ago in the boneyard of Basler Aviation in Oshkosh. (www.thenorthwestern.com) More...

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Passengers were stuck overnight after their flight was diverted. So the captain brought them 40 pizzas

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Passengers from American Airlines Flight 2354 from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth were bracing for a long night. Their plane was diverted to the regional airport in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Thursday due to severe thunderstorms. Trying to ease their inconvenience, the plane's captain, Jeff Raines, called the local Papa John's and ordered 40 fresh pizzas for delivery at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS). (edition.cnn.com) More...

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Horizon Air worker takes plane from Sea-Tac Airport, crashes on island in south Puget Sound

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A Horizon Air worker took off Friday night in one of the airline’s Q400 turboprops at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and crashed on an island in south Puget Sound after being coaxed by air-traffic control to try to land and trailed by two fighter jets, officials said. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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This is how the Boeing 797 will look like

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Seattle - More information is now available about the Boeing's NMA, New Mid-market Airplane. Journalist Jon Ostrower reports the planning around the aircraft and holds an image giving some idea how the future device will look like. (jonostrower.com) More...

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SIA479 Tracked Live Over the Indian Ocean with Aireon Space-Based ADS-B

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Watch Singapore 479, an Airbus A350 travel from Johannesburg (JNB) to Singapore (SIN). This was one of the first flights to be tracked live over the Indian Ocean thanks to positions from Aireon’s satellite hosted space-based ADS-B network. Aireon's network is 50% complete and we're already able to track more flights than ever before possible. (twitter.com) More...

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$186 Million (£120 Million) Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

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The aviation world is abuzz with reports that a group of Concorde fans may have raised enough money to get the historic supersonic jet back in the skies once again. According to the Telegraph newspaper, "Club Concorde" has raised £120 million ($186 million) for its "return to flight" plan and hopes to get one of the decommissioned aircraft back in the skies by 2019. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Boeing posts a video of the 787-10 on ground and flight tests

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Los Angeles - Boeing posted a video of the 787-10's recent flight and ground tests, the largest model in the Dreamliner family. In particular, low and high-speed take-off tests were conducted at the Edwards US Air Force base in California and aerodynamic flight tests a few feet above the ground, one of the most exciting for pilots. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Listen to the pilots of SWA1380 land the plane

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Audio has been condensed but includes all publicly available ATC transmissions to/from SWA1380 from the time they declared an emergency to the time they stopped on the ground. Audio quality of these feeds varies dramatically just due to distance to transmitters, A/D converters, interference, receivers, bandwidth, bitrate, compression, digital artifacts, dither, all that fun stuff, etc. (www.youtube.com) More...

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What we know so far about the Southwest incident

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Philadelphia - A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17 after one of its engines had been severely damaged following the loss of a fan blade. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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FlightAware Announces ADS-B Coverage Growth

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FlightAware enters 2018 with unprecedented flight tracking coverage. FlightAware has grown its network of terrestrial ADS-B receivers by 51% in 2017, enabling it to offer surveillance for aircraft flying over land in some of the world’s most remote areas. By adding over 4,000 terrestrial receivers FlightAware is also able to track aircraft movement on the ground at over 200 airports around the world. (www.einpresswire.com) More...

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Embry-Riddle Plane crashes near Daytona Beach International Airport, killing 2

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A small plane crashed just after takeoff Wednesday morning from Daytona Beach International Airport, killing two people. The Piper PA-28 plane went down at Tomoka Farms Road and Bellevue Avenue, confirmed Volusia County Sheriff's deputies, who were called out just before 11 a.m. by witnesses who saw the plane go down. (www.mynews13.com) More...

  • 76

The Boeing 777X And Its Unmatched Foldable Wings

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An unusual scene may become commonplace at airports in a few years if Boeing succeeds in making a new system safe for commercial operation. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

  • 75

Ohio pilot disappeared without a trace

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Neil Huntzinger was an expert pilot. For decades, he traveled North America, Central America and South America for profit and adventure. Then one morning, he pointed the nose of his airplane toward the horizon and vanished into thin air, leaving a mystery that has never been solved. (www.ohio.com) More...

  • 75

LATAM Chile is In Trouble With Its Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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Santiago - A Boeing 787 of LATAM Chile is proving to be the most affected aircraft by the problems of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, needing urgent repairs. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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What happened to the "Center Core" of Falcon Heavy

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Florida - The Falcon Heavy rocket of SpaceX made a successful launch on February 6 from Kennedy Space Center, with a limited edition of Tesla Roadstar as its payload, playing David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ on repeat. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airline operators to face route planning restrictions due to ETOPS downgrade for the 787-9

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New York - Rolls-Royce increases the inspection frequency of Trent 1000 "Package C" engines to a monthly interval due to the recent problems reported by the clients. Operators also need to be prepared for route planning restrictions. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Emotional Reunion as Pilot Meets ZFW Team That Helped Save His Life

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Over the better part of an hour, Porter and his Enis used every technique they knew to attempt to reach Edenhoffer. They asked other aircraft on frequency to attempt to reach Edenhoffer and continually advised him of his aircraft’s position to emergency airports and more favorable weather conditions for visual flight, even with no response. At that point, the team brainstormed new ways they could reach Edenhoffer. They finally were able to locate his cell phone number through a hospital that… (www.natca.org) More...

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Spirit Airlines to buy regional jets to fill the gap in barely served routes

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Houston - The American ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines plans to buy hundreds of regional jets to strengthen its network. The candidate list includes Bombardier CSeries and Embraer E2. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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The largest engine of the world gets ready to power B777X

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With a fan of composite material more than 11 feet (3.35 meters) in diameter, General Electric GE9X is the largest engine in the world. This is the new engine of the Boeing 777X. It will be the largest and most efficient dual-aisle aircraft operating in the world, according to the North American manufacturer (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Boeing reveals "Hypersonic Flight Concept"

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Chicago - Flying five times faster than the sound speed might sound like a distant future story, but according to Boeing, the hypersonic flight can be a reality in twenty to thirty years. The American aircraft manufacturer presented its first-ever concept for a hypersonic passenger plane for military or commercial customers, which could cross Atlantic or Pacific ocean in two hours. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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The F35: 17 years in development, massively over budget, nowhere near ready

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The American people were assured the new jet would enter service in 2008 and be a high-performance replacement for the military’s aging airframes while only costing between $40 million and $50 million. Successful money trough. Military capability not so much. (www.pogo.org) More...

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VIDEO: Crash Truck Dash Cam: AA 383 Fire at O’Hare

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Every video of the response to the uncontained engine failure of a Boeing 767 (American Airlines Flight #383) on departure from O’Hare International Airport contains a wealth of information about the incident and the fire department’s response to it. While the overall theme can be appropriately summarized with “Job well done,” there are certainly lessons to be learned. (And they have been.) (www.youtube.com) More...

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American Airlines Crew Duct Taped Woman After She Tried To Storm Cockpit

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A passenger on an American Airlines flight was charged Thursday after federal authorities accused her of attacking three crew members aboard the flight as it approached Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. (www.msn.com) More...

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Flight times extended by major airlines to avoid payouts, report claims

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Plane journeys are taking longer than a decade ago, according to a report that claims the change is down to airlines “padding” their schedules to create the impression passengers were reaching their destinations on time. Carriers are adding extra time to flight schedules, in some cases up to 30 minutes, to ensure they maintain punctuality and are therefore less likely to be liable for compensation payouts, the investigation by Which? Travel claimed. (www.theguardian.com) More...

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‘Aggressive’ passenger may have to pay plane’s fuel bill after causing emergency landing

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A Canadian man may be charged $17,450 after his drunken and disorderly behavior caused the airplane to make an emergency return to the airport while accompanied by two F-15 U.S. Air Force jets. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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FAA Issues Emergency Order of Revocation Against TapJets, Inc.

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WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against TapJets, Inc. of Spring, Texas and Fargo, North Dakota, for allegedly conducting passenger-carrying flights using unqualified pilots and operating unauthorized aircraft. (www.faa.gov) More...

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VIDEO: Emirates completes its first A380 full gear change

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Emirates' maintenance division has completed the first entire landing-gear change for one of its Airbus A380s. The Dubai-based airline says that replacement of the aircraft's nose and four main landing gears was executed within a 14-day period at Emirates Engineering's facility. (www.youtube.com) More...

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First A330-900 of WOW Air appears outside the FAL in Toulouse

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Toulouse - The first of four Airbus A330-900s of the WOW Air was photographed by a spotter outside the FAL in Toulouse. The A330-900 should be delivered to WOW Air by the end of the year. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airbus renames CSeries: A220

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Toulouse - Bombardier CSeries aircraft are now called A220-100 and A220-300. The cooperation between Bombardier and Airbus on the CSeries was one of the most prominent industry events of 2017. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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End of an era: Boeing 747 takes its last commercial flight in the US

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Atlanta - The Boeing 747, the world's first jumbo jet and the most recognizable passenger aircraft will pass into aviation history this week. After 50 years after of its debut, the 747 will make its final commercial flight on Tuesday, December 19 with Delta Air Lines from Seoul to Detroit. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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We Can Prevent Another MH370

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There is no good reason why tragic mysteries such as Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Air France Flight 447 and EgyptAir Flight 990 should occur. We have the technology now to prevent or immediately track down and learn the cause of such disasters. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

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Airbus stops the delivery of five A330 destined to HNA Group Airlines

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Toulouse - Airbus holds back the delivery of five A330 to Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, and Beijing Capital Airlines due to the late payments from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Sailplane reaches 76,100 ft altitude

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Airbus sponsored flight smashes previous record. Flight took advantage of a mountain wave where Antarctic winds hit the Andes Mountains in South America. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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Flight Tracking Industry Set To Evolve Rapidly

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A number of factors are combining to allow providers of flight-tracking services to offer new predictive flight-tracking capabilities that will give aircraft operators a range of commercially important benefits, according to Daniel Baker, CEO of FlightAware, a provider of flight-tracking data. Those benefits range from alerting operators automatically when aircraft behave unexpectedly in flight to improving flight efficiency and boosting operators’ resource-scheduling, gate-allocation, and… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Boeing 747s Are Back From the Dead

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The “Queen of the Skies” seemed doomed to the desert boneyards, but package haulers are rushing to snap up the aging jumbo jets. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Man who ignited midair brawl on Seattle-to-Beijing flight sentenced to 2 years in prison

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A Florida man who went berserk last July on a Seattle-to-Beijing flight, beating passengers and crew members with a wine bottle before being subdued, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Flightaware's 1,000,000th photo is uploaded

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One of the best pics i have ever seen! Check it out. (flightaware.com) More...

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Jeppesen, Aviall move to new location on Boeing Plaza for Oshkosh 2018

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This expanded booth space promises to deliver more presentations, activities, programming and hands-on demonstrations than ever before. (ww1.jeppesen.com) More...

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Another Air Canada Incident at SFO

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Air Canada 781 was on final for SFO and the tower told him to go around at least 5 times and they still landed. https://soundcloud.com/user-771239359/oct-23-2017-0400z (www.airliners.net) More...

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The boss of Emirates threatens Americans to cancel the 76 billion dollars contract with Boeing

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Dubai - The leading American airline operators, Delta, American, and United are demanding restraints for the operations of Gulf carriers in the US soil. But the Emirates boss Tim Clark reminds the US government the contract of his company with Boeing that worths billions. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Uber for Planes Amendment in FAA Bill

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Contained in the FAA reauthorization bill currently speeding its way through Congress is a little noticed provision that would change the charter game completely. The new provision would effectively allow private pilots to post ride share notices online, which would in theory open up the market to companies wanting to enlist pilots in a money making endeavor. FAA reauthorization is expected to zip through both chambers as early as next week. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) More...

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Top FlightAware Squawks of 2017

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Take a look back at the top FlightAware Squawks from 2017 and relive the year's top aviation news. Happy New Year! (flightaware.com) More...

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(Video) McDonald's Drive-Thru in a Helicopter

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"My name is Ian and I am a helicopter flight instructor. In this video, we decided to have a little fun and go get some lunch at McDonalds with one of the helicopters in a little unorthodox manner, or at least it seems that way. Through some fun editing and camera angles, we were able to pull this off. This video had actually been in the works for a long time. We finally were able to get all the footage we needed to put it together." (www.youtube.com) More...

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