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Solar Impulse Launches For Hawaii

Solar Impulse 2, the one-of-a-kind solar-powered airplane, has launched from Nanjing, China, to attempt a six-day-long nonstop flight to Hawaii, 4,412 nm away. "You're showing to the world what is possible to do with clean technologies," project leader Bertrand Piccard told pilot Andrew Borschberg just before the launch on Saturday evening. "Make the flight of your life." Borschberg will fly the zero-fuel airplane solo.

Google Internet UAS Crashed May 1

Google has just confirmed that one of its prototype solar-powered Internet UAS crashed a month ago near Albuquerque. The aircraft, which looks like a giant glider, is designed to fly above the weather at 60,000 feet and send wireless Internet connectivity from the sky.

Airline Pilots Report Laser-Pointing Near JFK

Authorities are looking for whoever pointed green lasers at five airliners Thursday night in the airspace near JFK Airport, the New York Post reported. The crews of two Delta airliners, an American Airlines jet and a Shuttle America flight reported laser light in the cockpits at 8,000 feet between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Thursday after departing JFK, the Post reported. Later that night, a Sun Country airliner also reported seeing a laser. ATC recordings indicate the pilots weren't harmed by the green lasers and no injuries were reported, according to the Post. Authorities are looking for whoever pointed green lasers at five airliners Thursday night in the airspace near JFK Airport, the New York Post reported. The crews of two Delta airliners, an American Airlines jet and a Shuttle America flight reported laser light in the cockpits at 8,000 feet between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Thursday after departing JFK, the Post reported. Later that night, a Sun Country airliner also reported seeing a laser. ATC recordings indicate the pilots weren't harmed by the green lasers and no injuries were reported, according to the Post.

Texas Floods Cancel GA Events; Rescue Flights Continue

The catastrophic floods in Texas have not only scrubbed weekend GA events at airports in the state, they've changed the landscape from summer recreation to disaster relief. Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas said Saturday's Bluebonnet Fly-In has been postponed until June 6. Proceeds from the event will go to the Hays County Salvation Army to help flood victims. "We regret any inconvenience this change may cause," John Koenreich, general manager for Skyport, said in a statement.

Airbus A350, Perlan Glider To Show At AirVenture

Airbus Group will have a big presence – literally – at this year's EAA AirVenture show in July. EAA announced an Airbus A350 XWB wide-body test aircraft will give demonstrations and tours on the grounds at Oshkosh. In addition, the Airbus-sponsored Perlan Project glider will be on display. The A350 will arrive on the first day of the show on July 20 and fly an aerial demonstration during the afternoon airshow.

New This Week

AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found an invitation from Garmin to an open house on June 11, giving its customers a rare look behind the scenes at the company's headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Those who want to visit the facility can reserve slots for the event online until June 4. The open house will begin with a meet-and-greet at 3 p.m., followed by a tour of Garmin's flight simulator lab, manufacturing facility and product reliability lab.

Cheating Allegations Surround ATC Hiring Process

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has added its voice to a growing chorus calling for an investigation into allegations that some prospective air traffic controller trainees were helped to cheat during the selection process by one or more FAA employees.

Singapore Airlines Jet Recovers From Dual Engine Failure

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300, with 182 passengers and 12 crew on board, lost both engines while en route from Singapore to Shanghai on Saturday, the airline has reported. The flight encountered weather at 39,000 feet, about three and a half hours after departure and 160 miles from shore. Both Rolls Royce Trent 772 engines lost power. "The pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines," the airline said in a statement.

Power Surge Closes Belgian Airspace

An apparent power surge at Belgium's air traffic control facilities closed the nation's airspace Wednesday morning, forcing flights to divert to nearby countries, The Independent reported. A Belgocontrol spokesman told UK news agencies the cause of the power surge is yet unclear. "The surge also took out our emergency generators, which is why we had to clear the airspace," he said.

The Weekender: Picnics, Patton and Pancakes

The Weekender found plenty of ways on SocialFlight to take in the early summer weather. On Saturday, enjoy lunch, music, and a tour of the Veterans' Museum at Arnold Field in Tennessee, all for just $10. Fly in and pull right up to the Command Headquarters building, where Rosie the Riveter will serve you lunch.

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Solar Impulse Launches For Hawaii

Solar Impulse 2, the one-of-a-kind solar-powered airplane, has launched from Nanjing, China, to attempt a six-day-long nonstop flight to Hawaii, 4,412 nm away. "You're showing to the world what is pos...

Google Internet UAS Crashed May 1

Google has just confirmed that one of its prototype solar-powered Internet UAS crashed a month ago near Albuquerque. The aircraft, which looks like a giant glider, is designed to fly above the weather...

Airline Pilots Report Laser-Pointing Near JFK

Authorities are looking for whoever pointed green lasers at five airliners Thursday night in the airspace near JFK Airport, the New York Post reported. The crews of two Delta airliners, an American Ai...

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