Time (Recent) (24 hours) (Last Week) (Last Year)
Sort by (Popular) (Newest) (Staff Picks) (Most Discussed)

Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ Popular (This Week)

Passengers help soldier pull off surprise airport proposal

Submitted
SACRAMENTO, C.A. - Hearts were gushing at Sacramento International Airport for a soldier's homecoming ceremony – but this wasn't your typical welcome home celebration. After serving multiple deployments overseas, U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Vance decided to make one more commitment. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Video: Remove Cat Before Flight

Submitted
A cat video on Flightaware?! What a world . . . Unruly Purr-senger removed from flight. (www.youtube.com) More...

Video: Two B-2 Stealth Bombers Landing at Dusk at RAF Fairford

Submitted
B-2 Spirits land June 8, 2015 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. Both active duty and Air National Guard airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participating in hot-pit refueling and an engine-running crew change. These skills tests validate the vital importance RAF Fairford plays in projecting the Department of Defense's strategic bomber force to other areas of responsibility. The tests took place alongside the recent deployment of three B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base,… (youtu.be) More...

F-22 from Hangar to Takeoff (Video)

Submitted
F-22 Raptor on the flight line, in a hangar, as it taxis and takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. (youtu.be) More...

6 yr old starts up EC145 at Mankato (KMKT)Air Show

Submitted
Freak happening, when a 6 year old child managed to start up an EC145 on Saturday, June 27, 2015 (www.startribune.com) More...

Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle

Submitted
While we’ve heard of consumer drones getting in the way of commercial airliners, and more recently, obstructing firefighting operations, we’ve haven’t heard of many cases where drones are shot out of the sky by a neighbor. Eric Joe, told Ars he was flying his homemade drone over his parents’ orchard late last year. After just three-and-a-half minutes of flight time, a single shotgun blast rang out from the neighbor’s property at the low-flying, slow-moving hexacopter. The drone came crashing… (arstechnica.com) More...

US Probing Possible Airline Collusion That Kept Fares High

Submitted
A letter received Tuesday by major U.S. carriers demands copies of all communications the airlines had with each other, Wall Street analysts and major shareholders about their plans for passenger-carrying capacity, or "the undesirability of your company or any other airline increasing capacity." (www.nytimes.com) More...

A Billionaire Just Spent £400 Million Pimping Out A Boeing 747-8i

Submitted
Welcome aboard the custom-built plane that makes Air Force One look like The Wright Brothers’ first effort. These extraordinary images show an enormous jumbo jet that has been converted into a luxury home for a mystery billionaire. (www.viralthread.com) More...

FAA Approves License for Houston Spaceport

Submitted
The Houston Spaceport will be the 10th licensed commercial spaceport location in the nation. (www.khou.com) More...

Yo Air Force: Don’t You Dare Kill Off Our Toughest Warplane

Submitted
THE AIR FORCE wants to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt II. You can see why: The plane was designed to fight Russians in the Cold War. It’s old. It’s slow. It’s expensive to maintain. It’s about as sophisticated as a hammer, and it’s the weapon we’ve sent to battle ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (www.wired.com) More...

Female airline pilots wish more women would join them

Submitted
It's a career above the clouds, a sky full of opportunity. So America's female airline pilots have one question: Why aren't there more of us? "There have been women airline pilots for decades. But it is not a warm and fuzzy profession," says Karen Guadagni, 49, of St. Joseph, who is a captain for ExpressJet on flights for United and Delta airlines. In her 14 years as a pilot, Guadagni estimates that she has been paired with another woman only about 20 times on the flight deck. (www.freep.com) More...

This Video Puts You In The Cockpit Of An F-16 Rocketing Over Alaska

Submitted
The 35th Fighter Squadron, based in Kunsan Airbase in South Korea, participated in two Alaskan exercises this year, and they happened to take their GoPro cameras with them. The result of which is some gorgeous and exciting footage. (www.youtube.com) More...

Solar Impulse sets flight record, aims for Hawaii landing tomorrow

Submitted
Approximately 10 hours ago, André Borschberg set the record for the longest solo flight as he piloted Solar Impuse across the Pacific as part of that team's effort at circumnavigating the globe in a solar-powered craft. The previous record had been set in an around-the-world flight by Steve Fossett in a conventionally powered aircraft. (arstechnica.com) More...

Crew of crashed Taiwan TransAsia plane shut off working engine - source

Submitted
The crew of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people on board, had shut off the working engine after the other lost power, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. The latest investigation report into the Taipei crash, to be released on Thursday, will say data readings showed the almost-new turboprop ATR 72-600 stalled and crashed shortly after the functioning engine was switched off, said the source. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Delta flight diverts to KGVT but no one knows how to fuel it!

Submitted
A Delta jet, low on fuel, diverted to KGVT east of DFW. Once they got on the ground they realized the airport worker didn't know how to fuel the plane. They had no stairs to deplane passengers either....fun night for that crew. (www.wfaa.com) More...

Cal Fire: Drone Grounded Firefighting Aircraft Near Big Bear Lake

Submitted
BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA.com) — A drone flying above a 20,000-acre brush fire in the San Bernardino Mountains interfered with the firefight Wednesday, officials say. Fixed wing air craft had to be grounded due to FAA regulations after a drone was seen flying over the Onyx Summit area around 5:30 p.m., Cal Fire officials say. A spokesperson for the agency says the sheriff’s department was contacted. In a tweet posted around 7:30 p.m., Cal Fire Public Information Officer Daniel Berlant wrote that… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

JetBlue to Add Checked Bag Fees as Early This Week

Submitted
JetBlue will be removing its popular policy of having one free checked bag for all passengers. The new system will include a tiered fare program, with the highest tier including two free checked bags, reduced penalties for changing flights and even refundability. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

The Solar Impulse 2

Submitted
Solar-powered plane attempts Japan-Hawaii flight. A solar-powered plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe without fuel took off from Japan early Monday after an unscheduled, month-long stop. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Vintage Catalina Flying Boat In Nic Cage Film Partially Sinks On Beach

Submitted
Yesterday, a gorgeous Catalina PBY named Flora-Bama that was being used as a prop for the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Honor began taking on water while performing touch and goes for the camera. Today, the plane sits half sunk in the surf along Gold Beach, Florida, a most peculiar sight for beach-goers. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Airbus wins $1.3 billion South Korean airborne tanker deal

Submitted
SEOUL, South Korea • South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Bomb threat reported on Saskatoon-bound WestJet flight

Submitted
Another WestJet flight — the third in the past week — has received a bomb threat. WestJet reported its Toronto to Saskatoon flight received the threat late Tuesday evening. Flight 323 landed safely at the John Diefenbaker airport in Saskatoon, WestJet reported. (www.cbc.ca) More...

Defense contractors compete for huge bomber contract

Submitted
In the coming weeks, the U.S. Air Force will announce the biggest defense deal of the decade. It will also be the last contract for a new manned combat aircraft for probably 20 years (www.cnbc.com) More...

This lady is not telling the truth

Submitted
I was actually on this flight on Friday evening from ORD to DCA. I have been a reader of this forum for a long time but seeing this all over the news made me sign up so I could tell you what really happened here and hopefully stop this liar in her tracks....As many on this forum suspected we were not getting the whole truth. (www.flyertalk.com) More...

In the making of: Vietnam Airlines’ first A350 XWB: Process

Submitted
The first A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines takes shape in this video clip, which highlights the delivery of components, assembly, painting and other key production steps, and concludes with the milestone widebody jetliner in flight. (youtube.com) More...

US Military Hypersonic Jet

Submitted
US military jet could fly five times faster than the speed of sound (news.yahoo.com) More...

Pitts-S-2B crash at Cameron, Missouri Air Show

Submitted
The aircraft impacted open field terrain during an aerobatics performance flight at Cameron Memorial Airport (KEZZ), Cameron, Missouri. The biplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries. (aviation-safety.net) More...

Justice Dept. Opens Anti-Trust Investigation Over Airline ‘Capacity Discipline’

Submitted
DSC_0441 (1)The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into possible collusion amongst major airlines in the United States to limit the number of available seats and thereby maintain high ticket prices.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

(Video) F-35 Ski Jump Test Launch

Submitted
The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 conducted the first-ever ski jump of an F-35B Lightning II short take-off/vertical-landing (STOVL) variant June 19. During flight 298, BAE test pilot Peter Wilson launched aircraft BF-04 from a land-based ski jump located aboard NAS Patuxent River. This test is the first of a series of U.K. ski jump events scheduled for 2015. (youtu.be) More...

'Top Gun' Sequel to Put Maverick in the Pilot's Seat Again

Submitted
If you’re feeling the need for some speed, then you’re in luck: During the Berlin press day for Terminator Genisys last week, Skydance Productions’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg provided some intel on the status of the sequel to the 1986 fighter-ace blockbuster Top Gun. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Solar Impulse 2 on trans pacific route

Submitted
Follow the plane live as it crosses the Pacific..... (www.solarimpulse.com) More...

Proposed $77,000 civil penalty against National Air Cargo Group

Submitted
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $77,000 civil penalty against National Air Cargo Group Inc., of Orlando, Fla., for allegedly failing to comply with requirements for loading and securing heavy cargo. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

JetBlue Opens T5 Rooftop at JFK

Submitted
JetBlue Airways announced that the T5 Rooftop is now open for visitors. The wooden outdoor deck, made from sustainable materials, is accessible to all passengers at the airline’s terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport once they have cleared security. It includes a 4,046-square-foot (375-square-meter) landscaped park, seating for 50 people, a 400-square-foot (37-square-meter) area for children, and a dog walk.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Air Canada to fly to London Gatwick next spring

Submitted
Air Canada will add London Gatwick to its network in spring 2016, a move Canada’s largest carrier is making just as WestJet Airlines enters the market. Flights will be operated by Air Canada rouge, the low-cost subsidiary Air Canada created to compete with WestJet, Air Transat and other Canadian charter carriers. Air Canada rouge will fly Boeing 767s with 24 seats in a premium-economy section and 256 seats in economy. The summer-only service begins on May 19, 2016. (atwonline.com) More...

Great Moments in July Aviation History

Submitted
From Amelia Earhart's disappearance to the first DC-1 flight to Continental's (then Varney) first flight to El Al's first flight and Northwest's last, July was an exciting month in aviation history. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Routes to Los Angeles via Dublin

Submitted
Saturday June 20, 2015 marks the inaugural Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles with a stopover in Dublin. This celebrates a momentous occasion for the fast growing airline ( and already the largest in Africa) since it is the first direct service connecting Africa to the West Coast of the United States. (www.gayot.com) More...

Woman Struck by Lightning While Getting Off Flight Diverted by Storms

Submitted
A Charlotte-bound flight was diverted to Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday evening due to strong storms over the Queen City. As if landing in South Carolina against your will isn’t bad enough, a storm developed over Columbia and zapped a passenger as she got off the American Eagle flight. (thevane.gawker.com) More...

6 WestJet passengers injured after their flight was diverted to Winnipeg

Submitted
Six passengers were injured after a WestJet flight from Edmonton to Toronto was diverted to Winnipeg on Monday night due to an unspecified threat. The airline says the passengers from Flight 442 were injured during the emergency evacuation from the aircraft, which landed at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Airport at 8:40 pm CT Monday. (www.cbc.ca) More...

The F-35 Can't Beat The Plane It's Replacing In A Dogfight: Report

Submitted
We’ve heard of significant shortcomings before with the fighter jet that’s supposed to be America’s future, but this is just as bad as it gets. The F-35 performed so dismally in a dogfight, that the test pilot remarked that the it had pretty much no place fighting other aircraft within visual range. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Small plane with cruise passengers crashes in Alaska

Submitted
(CNN)A small plane carrying a pilot and eight passengers from a cruise ship was believed to have crashed in Ketchikan, Alaska, Thursday. (www.cnn.com) More...

Iraqi F-16D crashes in Arizona

Submitted
The first Iraqi F-16D (RD01) crashed on a night training flight over Arizona, killing the pilot. The Iraqi Air Force is training with the 162nd, which trains most international pilots. (abcnews.go.com) More...

3 unhurt when Cessna TR 182 crashes at Rio Vista Muni O88 6/30

Submitted
The aircraft reportedly had trouble when going around after a landing attempt and ended in an irrigation ditch. Temp 94F RH 29 Wind Var 5 (aviation-safety.net) More...

Delta 747 flight 157 Detroit to Seoul Damaged by Hail

Submitted
Pictures of a Delta 747 N664US Flight 157 Detroit-Seoul damaged by hail. It was reported that Chinese controls would not allow deviation to avoid thunderstorm. Turbulence resulted in bags thrown around cabin. (twitter.com) More...

UK army parachutist rescues teammate after chute fail

Submitted
London (CNN)—A parachutist with the British Army's Red Devils stunt team rescued a fellow jumper in a midair drama after his parachute failed during a stunt jump. (www.cnn.com) More...

Pictures and Video of Hog in action

Submitted
Here comes the hog, looking to root. Are you friend or foe (viral.buzz) More...

Maiden Flight for Pilatus PC-24

Submitted
The Pilatus PC-24 mid-light business jet made its first flight at Buochs Airport, Stans, in Switzerland on May 11. (www.aviation-news.co.uk) More...

American Airlines Updates New Livery Paint Progress

Submitted
The airline expects to complete its 4-year repainting program by the end of 2017, together with the retirement of its MD-80 aircraft. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Solarimpulse landed in Hawaii

Submitted
After a five day solo flight André Borschberg arrived in Hawaii today. (www.solarimpulse.com) More...

Algeria is set to buy Russian "Alligator" attack helicopters

Submitted
Algeria may be the first export country to adopt the Kamov Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopter, Russian sources say. At the Paris Air Show, Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport confirmed it sold the attack helicopter to a foreign country. State company Russian Helicopters earlier stated is was to provide a Ka-52 for a demo in Algeria in mid 2015. The deal is said to involve 24 helicopters, but no official word is out yet. (airheadsfly.com) More...

C-130 crashes in Indonesian city of Medan, casualties unknown

Submitted
A Hercules C-130 military plane has crashed in a residential neighborhood in Medan city, Sumatra, an Indonesian military spokesman said. "We don't know yet the number of people on board, or how many casualties have been caused," military spokesman Fuad Basya told Reuters. Photos posted online on social media show the scale of the destruction, with black smoke billowing from the crash site, damaged cars and residential buildings in flames. Crowds of onlookers have gathered at the site. (rt.com) More...

Russia Is So Proud Of Saving Tigers That They Painted A Airliner To Look Like One

Submitted
Russia’s Transaero Airlines and the Amur Tiger Center haved teamed up in an effort to save Siberian Tigers by painting a ‘Siberian Tiger’ livery on a Boeing 747-400. (aviationbuzzword.com) More...

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!