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  • Ex-Luftwaffe fighter pilot, Ewald Rudat.
    Ex-Luftwaffe fighter pilot is aviation museum's truly remarkable tour guide
    Ewald Rudat was five when an aircraft flying over his home caught his eye."Even at 500 feet I could see through the window. I said, that's what I want to do." said Rudat.It's not unusual for aviators to discover their passion for...
  • U.K. Security
    Homeland Security mum on report of Christmas terror plot
    The United States Department of Homeland Security has yet to comment on a new report indicating that al-Qaeda terrorists are plotting a "spectacular attack" involving commercial airliners around Christmas Day.According to an NPRreport on...
  • JetBlue reduces leg room, adds baggage fees
    JetBlue reduces leg room, adds baggage fees
    JetBlue, an airline popular for not nickel and diming its customers as much as its competitors, is making some changes that could tarnish its reputation, according to a Fortune.com article from November 19, 2014.First on the list of changes is...
  • Lost Generation of Pilots
    The lost generation of pilots
    A friend and former coworker recently remarked to me that, as professional pilots who were starting our careers in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we were part of a lost generation of pilots. We began our flight training with the plan to move...
  • Amelia Earhart plane found? Fragment found on uninhabited island
    Fragment of Amelia Earhart's plane found, 'ID'd to a high degree of certainty'
    The latest developments in the search for Amelia Earhart and her aircraft are promising. Researchers atThe International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (orTIGHAR) believe a fragment found in 1991 likely came from the aviator's Lockheed...
  • ORD RNP
    Chicago O'Hare gets first RNP approach
    Chicago’s O’Hare airport recently implemented its first RNP (required navigation performance) instrument approach. The satellite-based precision approach is part of the new generation of GPS approaches popping up at airports around the...
  • Blue Angels are coming to JAX for their annual show
    Free 'Naval Air Show' for 2 days in JAX, FL
    Every year the “Blue Angels” perform loads of stunts and gravity-defying acts and there are many other piloted planes that come to the Jacksonville, FL Naval Air Station for this two day event. JAX is the birthplace of the Angels and...
  • Flight of etiquette: 10 offensive things people do on airplanes
    Flight of etiquette: 10 offensive things people do on airplanes
    What is it about air travel that seems to send manners on the fly? Public decorum seems to vanish with some folks, while they sit buckled into airplane seats.What’s the most repulsive thing fellow passenger have done aboard airplanes?...
  • Land of Enchantment Fly In and Double Eagle II Airport Open House Sept 6
    Land of Enchantment Fly In and Double Eagle II Airport Open House Sept 6
    A free, fun-filled day of aviation is returning to Albuquerque on September 6. The 24th annual 'Land of Enchantment Fly In and Airport Open House' is taking place at Double Eagle II Airport. New Mexicans will have a chance to see aircrafts...
  • Airplane bicycle seats could be on your next flight
    Airplane bicycle seats could be on your next flight
    What would you be willing to sacrifice to pay less for an airline ticket? Airbus thinks they have the answer. Airbus believes you’d be willing to give up a comfortable seat reported the Washington Post on July 14, 2014.Airbus Industries, a...
  • coffee breath
    What not to do when playing it cool
    In the flirting game, there are many sources of valid, tested, useful ideas on what to do.I am here as your unmitigated source of what NOT to do. This is a free service I provide. You're welcome. Now I have had a few successful turns at...
  • Aviation - Post and Gatty
    Flying around the world!
    Eighty-one years ago, on June 23, 1931, aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off in a single-engine Lockheed Vega airplane named the "Winnie Mae" from Roosevelt Field in New York on a record-breaking, round-the-world flight.Due to...
  • A plane crashed at McDonald's restaurant
    Plane crash at McDonald's: Lucky pilot crashes plane in Louisiana, survives
    Luckily, a plane crash at a McDonald's location in Northern Louisiana didn't result in a fatality or multiple injuries on the ground. Officials say the pilot of a small aircraft attempting a landing ran into trouble and crashed a McDonald&...
  • Malaysia Airlines
    Malaysia Airlines passenger plane missing en route to Beijing
    UPDATE: (3-15-2014, 1:30 a.m. CT): Malaysian Government concludes that the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner was hijackedMalaysia Airlines as well as authorities began a search and rescue effort on Saturday because a Malaysia Airline passenger...
  • Crosswinds cause Boeing 777 landing to be aborted
    Boeing 777 landing aborted at Birmingham Airport; fliers sickened
    An Emirates Boeing 777 landing, aborted by the pilot of the aircraft on Thursday, is making its rounds on the Internet. At the Birmingham Airport, the large commercial airliner, carrying 300 passengers, experienced high crosswinds from a UK storm...