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  • Coast Guard rescues Pan Am Flight 6 - in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

    10/17/2019 5:11:14 AM PDT · by fugazi · 33 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 17 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    On the evening of 15 October 1956 a Pan American Airlines Stratocruiser named Clipper Sovereign of the Skies lifted off from Honolulu, headed to San Francisco on a 2,000-mile flight. 24 passengers and seven crew were flying the final leg of their around-the-world flight, but still had 2,000 miles of open ocean to cross. 4 hours, 38 minutes into the nine-hour flight Capt. Richard Ogg climbed from 13,000 feet to 21,000. After leveling off, Clipper‘s Number 1 engine started spinning out of control. The cockpit suddenly jolts and the high-pitched noise of the runaway engine can be heard inside the...
  • China builds 400 mph ‘flying saucer’ attack helicopter with stealth coating and missile system

    10/15/2019 11:06:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15 2019 | Harry Pettit, Senior Digital Technology and Science Reporter - The Sun
    An experimental attack helicopter that looks like a flying saucer has been unveiled in China. The strange flying machine, dubbed the Great White Shark, is loaded with an arsenal of high-tech weaponry and could take to the skies as early as next year. Pictures of the UFO-like aircraft with an unusual central cockpit first began to circulate online last week after it featured at an air show near Beijing.
  • Atlanta Air Show Canceled after Pilot Ejects from Plane

    10/13/2019 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Cecily · 46 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | October 13, 2019 | Asia Simone Burns
    The final day of the Atlanta Air Show is canceled after a pilot ejected from a plane Sunday afternoon. The airshow began Saturday and was scheduled to continue Sunday afternoon at Tara Field near the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, a pilot with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, ejected from his aircraft shortly before the squadron was due to perform, the Snowbirds announced on Twitter Sunday.
  • Aerospace parts supplier to expand Butner plant, create scores of jobs (126 jobs in N Carolina)

    10/06/2019 3:10:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | October 5, 2019
    Butner, N.C. — A company that makes parts for civilian and military aerospace firms plans to expand its Granville County plant, creating 126 jobs, officials said Friday. Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing Inc. will invest $2.7 million in the Butner facility, officials said. "We continue to be impressed with abilities and performance of our team here in Butner and look forward to aggressively growing our business here with additional investments in people, factory infrastructure and intellectual property," Gareth Hall, president and managing director of Ontic, said in a statement. Ontic has plants in the U.S., Europe and Asia to produce a...
  • Royal Air Force Red Arrows Aerobatic Team to Fly Past Hollywood Sign on Wednesday

    10/02/2019 5:04:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/02/2019
    Los Angeles-area residents have a chance to see a mini air show as the Royal Air Force Red Arrows aerobatic team continues its tour of California. The team plans to fly past the famed Hollywood sign about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday and then head south to the Port of Long Beach to fly over the retired British ocean liner Queen Mary, which is now a tourist attraction and hotel.
  • 7 killed in crash of B-17 bomber at Bradley airport

    10/02/2019 6:32:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2019 | Staff
    There were six survivors of a fiery plane crash Wednesday morning at Bradley International Airport that left seven others dead, officials said. The Boeing B-17, a World War II bomber plane, crashed at the end of Runway 6 while trying to land on the tarmac around 10 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • 6 hurt in B-17 WWII plane crash at Bradley Airport

    10/02/2019 9:44:19 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 69 replies
    Eye Witness News 3 ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Rob Polansky
    WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) - A vintage WWII plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks on Wednesday morning and caused a large fire. Six patients were brought to Hartford Hospital, the hospital said. The Life Star emergency helicopter confirmed that it was transporting one of them.
  • At least 2 killed when World War II-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport

    10/02/2019 9:30:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 2, 2019 | By Lee Brown and Yaron Steinbuch
    A World War II-era bomber crashed in a giant fireball while trying to land in Connecticut on Wednesday morning, killing at least two people, injuring several others and sending giant plumes of smoke rising from Bradley International Airport. The B-17 owned by the Collings Foundation — a group that hosts regular historical re-enactments — crashed into a shed while trying to land at the airport in Windsor Locks about 10 a.m., witnesses told the Hartford Courant. The civilian-registered Flying Fortress was taking part in the group’s “Wings of Freedom” vintage aircraft display at Bradley, New England’s second-busiest airport...
  • It's Happening! Hyundai Launches First Flying Car Division For An Automaker

    10/02/2019 8:49:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Motor 1 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Chris Bruce
    A former NASA engineer is leading the program. Hyundai is the latest automaker to pursue the lofty dream of the flying car. The company's new Urban Air Mobility Division aims to reduce the traffic congestion resulting from what the firm calls "mega-urbanization." To head this initiative, the business hires Dr. Jaiwon Shin, the former leader of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA. "Having worked on cutting-edge aviation research and development at NASA for 30 years, I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity to now shape urban air mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor Group," Dr. Shin said in...
  • Trans woman who vanished during DFW layover called family 'on verge of desperation'

    09/30/2019 4:49:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/21/19 | Matt Peterson
    A transgender woman from Florida went missing a week ago during a layover at DFW International Airport, and her family is asking for help finding her. Pauline del Mundo, 59, was passing through DFW Airport on Sept. 14 on her way from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico, but never took her connecting flight on American Airlines. She instead called a family member saying she had changed her mind about traveling to Cozumel but needed help getting a plane...
  • An ISIS aircraft mechanic caught trying to disable the same system that brought down two other 737s?

    09/20/2019 6:26:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    quite disturbing to learn that, contrary to what the press had .. assured us about a supposedly disgruntled aircraft mechanic who got caught trying to disable a Boeing 737, the guy had ISIS video on his cell phone. ... Doesn't everyone with labor beefs against his boss have ISIS video murders on his cell phone? ... Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani might just have been motivated by ISIS's brand of Islamism, not a woikin' man's desire for more overtime. The gullible media reported it otherwise, always eager to look the other way on Islamist terror. ... Alani's phone also had a...
  • New hypersonic engine poised to cut London-Sydney flight times to just four hours by 2030s

    09/25/2019 8:30:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | 09/25/2019 | Sarah Knapton
    Tourists could fly from Britain to Australia in just four hours by the 2030s with a new hypersonic engine being developed by UK scientists, the head of the UK Space Agency has said. Reaction Engines, who are based in Oxfordshire, are in the process of building a hybrid hydrogen air-breathing rocket that will allow a plane to fly at Mach 5.4 - more than twice the speed of Concorde - then speed up to to Mach 25 in space. Not only would the new ‘Sabre’ engine allow speedier journeys - with a flight between London and New York slashed to...
  • What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?

    09/21/2019 11:38:36 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 56 replies
    New York Times - ^ | 20 September 2019 | William Langewiesche
    What we had in the two downed airplanes was a textbook failure of airmanship. In broad daylight, these pilots couldn’t decipher a variant of a simple runaway trim, and they ended up flying too fast at low altitude, neglecting to throttle back and leading their passengers over an aerodynamic edge into oblivion. [Extreme length]
  • Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Aviation Security

    09/18/2019 9:13:07 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 14 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 9/18/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    In the U.S. and Europe most especially, recognizing a threat posed by an individual flyer and then managing it so that his civil liberties aren’t infringed until necessary is important to the security process. Assigning flyers a score based on the risk each poses to commercial travel – a score which may increase or decrease based on many factors – is one way to effectively security screen each traveler. In other words, the depth and comprehensiveness of the aviation security screening you might receive prior to boarding your flight could depend on a ‘risk score’ based on data collected about...
  • The SR-71 Blackbird's Predecessor Created "Plasma Stealth" By Burning Cesium-Laced Fuel

    09/14/2019 5:34:56 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 12 Sept 2019 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force's iconic SR-71 Blackbird ... also incorporated then-state-of-the-art features to reduce its radar cross-section. These included a combination of a stealthy overall shape and radar-evading structures, as well as the use of composites in its construction, and the incorporation of radar absorbing materials on its skin. A far less known, but still a key component of the Skunk Works plan to make the A-12 harder to spot on radar involved a cesium-laced fuel additive to dramatically reduce the radar signature of the plane's massive engine exhausts and afterburner plumes by creating an ionizing cloud...
  • Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult (do it!)

    09/12/2019 2:09:25 PM PDT · by max americana · 55 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/11/2019 | quartz
    Emotional support animals come in all shapes and sizes—as large and ostentatious as a miniature horse or full-sized peacock, or as unobtrusive as a well-trained guinea pig. Some offer support via timely yaps, others by quiet companionship. Some are friends to all, others take their work too seriously to bother with strangers. In the US, most public places are under no obligation to make any allowance for these animals, whatever their demeanor or size. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines service animals in terms of their extensive training—think guide dogs or medical-emergency animals that receive months of specialized instruction....
  • Door blows off Boeing 777X during stress test

    09/09/2019 6:18:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    KOMO ^ | by Charlie Harger | Friday, September 6th 2019
    A door blew off a Boeing 777X as the new plane was undergoing what was supposed to be its final structural inspection by federal regulators. The test is meant to push the plane beyond its limits. Engineers had the plane pressurized and on the ground. They loaded it up well beyond capacity and bent its wings in an extreme manner, in a way almost certain to never happen in the real world. As the ground test was underway and as engineers and FAA inspectors watched, a door blew off the plane. Sources tell KOMO there was a stunned silence after...
  • Airline mechanic charged with sabotaging plane with 150 aboard [Muslim perp. Cover story ensues]

    09/06/2019 9:43:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | 9/5/19
    ....In a criminal complaint affidavit filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office obtained by The Miami Herald, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was reportedly unhappy because of stalled union negotiations between the mechanics union and the airline. Alani was arrested Thursday and accused of disabling a component of the navigation system known as an air data module. Pilots noticed the issue July 17 when they got an error message during takeoff. They aborted the flight, with 150 on board. An inspection....
  • The only airport on Grand Bahama is wiped out, severely hampering aid to Hurricane Dorian victims

    09/04/2019 1:46:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:07 PM ET, Wed September 4, 2019 | By Holly Yan and Patrick Oppmann
    Freeport, Grand Bahama (CNN)Across the northern Bahamas, what used to be stunning islands are now scenes of widespread destruction. Hurricane Dorian pulverized the islands for two days, hurling catastrophic winds and relentless rain. It was the strongest storm ever to make landfall in the country. Now, the only airport on the island of Grand Bahama has been ripped apart by Dorian. "After two days of trying, we're finally able to get into the Freeport airport," CNN's Patrick Oppmann said from the scene Wednesday. "It's gone. ... The level of devastation is actually breathtaking. There are no walls left at the...
  • American Airlines passengers’ shock as traveller takes miniature HORSE onto flight

    09/03/2019 7:09:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 117 replies ^ | 2 Sep 2019, 10:05 Updated: 2 Sep 2019, 11:14 | Michael Hollan
    AMERICAN Airlines passengers were left stunned after noticing a miniature HORSE had joined their flight. Evan Nowak said he noticed the animal, which had been brought onboard by a fellow traveller, while flying on an a service from Chicago to Omaha. He posted the footage to Twitter, which showed the horse calmly sitting near the front of the plane in an aisle seat. He added: "At this time we would like to begin boarding with any active duty military, families travelling with children under the age of 3, and horses..." Another passenger, Amberley Babbage, also spotted the animal at check...