I was on Ground Control at KTUS Sunday, March 8, as the National Guard F-16s were out doing their usual practice. ... The tower called out to one of them: "Looks like you have an empty seat there." ... The pilot in the F-16 radioed back: "Wishful thinking." ... Then a guy taking off in a Cessna 182 radioed in: "We have an empty seat in our 182." ... The tower responded: "I'll take it." -- Paul DeHerrera
A Boeing B-52H Stratofortress will take center stage at EAA AirVenture this summer, marking the first time one of the big bombers has ever been on ground display during the event. The B-52H will visit from the U.S. Air Force Reserve's 93rd Bomb Squadron of the 307th Bomb Wing, based at Barksdale Air Force Base, in Louisiana. The strategic bombers have been in active military service for 60 years, serving in every combat operation since Vietnam.
The pilot who intentionally crashed a Germanwings A320 into the French Alps last week had been treated for eye problems that could have ended his flying career according to the New York Times. Quoting unnamed officials, the newspaper says one theory is that Andreas Lubitz's vision problems were the psychosomatic result of his mental health issues.
A 62-year-old Swiss adventurer who was attempting to fly around the world in an LSA-sized aircraft died Saturday in an accident in Ecuador. Eric Guilloud's Aerospool WT9 Dynamic aircraft hit a volcano shortly after takeoff from Latacunga airport, south of Quito.
The Air Canada A320 that crash landed at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport early Sunday touched down about 1,000 feet before the runway threshold and hit an antenna array before tearing off the gear and sliding to a stop about 1,000 feet down the runway, according to crash investigators.
Authorities at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport reported early Sunday morning that about 20 people were injured when an Air Canada Airbus A320 landed hard and skidded off a snowy runway just after midnight. The injuries weren't believed to be life-threatening. The flight had departed from Toronto with 133 passengers and five crew aboard, authorities said early Sunday morning.
The AOPA Air Safety Institute released a new online course Friday designed to help pilots transition into unfamiliar aircraft. "Transitioning to Other Airplanes" offers factors to consider when moving up or down in airplane size or complexity, or into one with different avionics.
The HondaJet has received provisional type certification from the FAA, Honda Aircraft announced Friday. Honda has four HA-420 jets in its test fleet with more than 2500 hours to date and is planning for final type certification in the next few months. The twin-engine business jet, the company's first commercial aircraft design, is being manufactured at Honda Aircraft's headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, and preparations for customer deliveries are underway.
A former JetBlue pilot who had a midair meltdown in 2012 that forced the flight to divert has sued the airline for $14.9 million, claiming he should have been grounded, Reuters reported Friday. In the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, Clayton Osbon, 52, said his irrational behavior on March 27, 2012, during the New York-to-Las Vegas flight was caused by a "complex partial brain seizure," the report said.
Airlines around the world said Thursday they'll start requiring two crew members in the cockpit at all times. The change comes after details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately locked the captain outside the cockpit and crashed the jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all aboard. Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it has been considering the change and now is "speeding up the process."
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I was on Ground Control at KTUS Sunday, March 8, as the National Guard F-16s were out doing their usual practice. ... The tower called out to one of them: "Looks like you have an empty seat there." .....
A Boeing B-52H Stratofortress will take center stage at EAA AirVenture this summer, marking the first time one of the big bombers has ever been on ground display during the event. The B-52H will visit...
The pilot who intentionally crashed a Germanwings A320 into the French Alps last week had been treated for eye problems that could have ended his flying career according to the New York Times. Quoting...