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  • In 1964, the MiG-21 Scored Its First Kill — Against an American Oil Company

    07/19/2017 5:49:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 18, 2017 | Tom Cooper
    The Soviet MiG-21 is one of the most widely-produced and -exported fighter jets of all time. In the United States, the MiG-21 is perhaps best known for hunting American warplanes over Vietnam. The single-engine fighter is equally famous for its participation in various wars in the Middle East over the last half-century. You might therefore expect that the MiG-21’s first air-to-air kill occurred over Vietnam or the Middle East. In fact, the MiG’s first victim was a star-crossed oil-company plane blundering across Egypt. Egypt was the second Arab nation the USSR allowed to import MiG-21s. Cairo and Moscow signed a...
  • Russia Says It Has Plans For Not One, but Two More All-New Combat Aircraft

    07/19/2017 6:24:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Drive ^ | July 19, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Russia has announced it is looking to start work on two all new combat jet designs, a fifth-generation successor to the supersonic MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor called the PAK DP and an as yet unnamed short or vertical takeoff and landing carrier fighter jet to go along with the country’s equally ambitious naval modernization plans. Though these would be significant additions to the country’s arsenal, other such aircraft programs have repeatedly proven to be complex and costly and it could be years before the Russian military actually gets these planes into service, if it ever does. On July 14, 2017, Russian...
  • Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs

    07/19/2017 3:38:14 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    USMC Life ^ | July 13, 2017
    Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs By USMC Life| July 13th, 2017|Featured, News|11 Comments A Cook County jury has returned a verdict in favor of the families of three of seven crew members who perished in the dramatic crash of a National Airlines 747 cargo airplane in Bagram, Afghanistan on April 29, 2013. The crash itself was captured on a dashcam video that went viral over the internet shortly after the accident occurred.
  • American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn’t cause of emergency...Huh?

    07/17/2017 9:44:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 67 replies
    NewYork Post ^ | 07/17/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    American Airlines faced a big stink aboard one of its flights – but the airline insisted Monday that claims of a gassy passenger are a bunch of hot air. The Sunday afternoon flight from Charlotte, NC, landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where airport officials initially said a passenger “passed gas,” WNCN reported. The station reported Sunday that the passengers were removed after experiencing nausea and headaches from the noxious fumes. But airline and airport officials blew off reports of severe flatulence Monday, telling The Post that the plane was not evacuated during a “medical call” after a mechanical issue aboard....
  • The Cirrus SF50 VisionJet is the world's most affordable private jet

    07/17/2017 5:24:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    Architecture Digest via Fox News ^ | 07/17/2017 | Nick Mafi
    The private jet industry is highly competitive, one in which companies will utilize any advantage to maintain existing clients while also luring in new ones. Which makes the fact that Cirrus — a Duluth, Minn.-based aviation company — has come out with the world's most affordable private jet something that will turn heads in the industry. After roughly a decade of development, Cirrus is beginning to deliver their first batch of SF50 Vision Jets to the more than 600 customers who were the first to purchase them (the inaugural plane arrived in Switzerland around mid-May of this year). The company...
  • Delta fires back at Ann Coulter after angry tweetstorm

    07/16/2017 7:00:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 251 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 16, 2017 | 9:11pm | Chris Perez
    Delta Airlines has fired back at Ann Coulter — revealing on Twitter how her two-day temper tantrum was over a measly $30. “We’re sorry you did not receive the preferred seat you paid for and will refund your $30,” the company tweeted on Sunday night. SEE ALSO Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat “Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary,” it said, in response to Coulter’s weekend-long Twitter rant.
  • Conservative commentator Ann Coulter slams Delta for switching her out of a pre-booked seat

    07/16/2017 3:14:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies
    nola.com ^ | July 16, 2017
    Coulter didn't just slam Delta for moving her from her "PRE-BOOKED seat" with extra leg room. She documented the experience in photos and tweet after tweet, which she shared with her 1.6 million followers, not to mention the wider spectrum of people fascinated by things Ann Coulter does. So here is a member of the flight crew accused of "summarily snatching my ticket from my hand & ordering me to move w/o explanation, compensation or apology:" "Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked, @Delta?' Flight attendant: "I don't know.”
  • Lockheed Martin will be hiring ‘on the spot’ Tuesday for F-35 jobs (Texas)

    07/16/2017 1:59:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 13, 2017 | Max B. Baker
    FORT WORTH — Lockheed Martin will be interviewing at least 2,000 people for jobs next week — with some people being offered employment “on the spot” — as part of the buildup of F-35 production at its Fort Worth plant. Lockheed already has cleared about 1,900 applicants who pre-registered through social media for interviews, but anyone who thinks they may be qualified for one of the jobs, especially in manufacturing, can come to the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel on Tuesday. The event opens at 7 a.m. “We’re really ramping up the activity to do this hiring. This is new...
  • Former Anheuser-Busch CEO arrested for trying to fly helicopter while allegedly intoxicated

    07/14/2017 10:32:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 58 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | July 11, 2017
    Former Anheuser-Busch CEO arrested for trying to fly helicopter while allegedly intoxicated Jul 11, 2017, 3:33pm CDT Updated Jul 11, 2017, 4:13pm CDT Former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Adolphus Busch IV was arrested in Swansea Monday night after police say he tried to fly a helicopter while allegedly intoxicated. According to a statement from the Swansea Police Department, officers at 12:48 p.m. were dispatched to a report of a helicopter landing, for an unknown reason, at 1 Bronze Point, Swansea. Upon their arrival the helicopter was already on the ground in a parking lot. Assessment of the area and safety of...
  • Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

    07/13/2017 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017 | Staff
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off. Police said the 57-year-old woman had been holding on to the fence before the force of the jet engines threw her backwards, causing serious injury.
  • Tourist killed by jet blast at notorious Caribbean airport (2 articles)

    07/13/2017 8:36:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 13, 2017
    Tourist killed by jet blast at notorious Caribbean airport Gavin Haines The Daily Telegraph July 13, 2017 A tourist has died at one of the world’s most dangerous airports. The woman – a 57-year-old New Zealander – was reportedly watching a plane take off from the notorious Princess Juliana Airport in St Maarten when she was knocked over by the thrust from one of its engines. More New Zealand woman killed by jet plane takeoff on Caribbean island The New Zealand Herald July 13, 2017 A New Zealand woman has been tossed to her death by the jet blast from...
  • Woman dies after jet engine air blast

    07/13/2017 5:21:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the sea. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off.
  • Exclusive: SFO near miss might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

    07/11/2017 9:51:32 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Mercury News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Matthias Gafni, Bay Area News Group
    SAN FRANCISCO — In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the “rare” incident. An air traffic controller sent the descending Air Canada Airbus 320 on a “go-around” — an unusual event where pilots must pull up and...
  • This is what happens when the Army puts a laser on an Apache attack helicopter

    06/27/2017 9:37:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    We Are the Mighty ^ | Jun. 26, 1:55 PM | Harold C. Hutchison
    The United States Special Operations Command just tested a high-energy laser on the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, marking the first time such a weapon has been deployed aboard a rotary-wing aircraft. According to a press release from defense company Raytheon, the test was a complete success, “providing solid experimental evidence for the feasibility of high resolution, multi-band targeting sensor performance and beam propagation supportive of High Energy Laser capability for the rotary-wing attack mission.” Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia, shows the effects of...
  • British passengers to US could PAY MORE as White House seeks armed officers at UK airports

    07/09/2017 6:21:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    U.K. Express ^ | 7/8/2017 | Sam Sholli
    BRITONS travelling to the US could face higher air fares and extra security before boarding flights, under new plans. The new plans are for the introduction of armed US immigration officers at UK airports. The change would mean that transatlantic passengers would have to clear immigration before boarding an aircraft. Airlines, under the plans, may be forced to pay for US security staff and their families to live in the UK. It is likely that airlines would pass the extra costs on to passengers travelling from Britain to the US, according to reports. Passengers would also be likely to be...
  • First class passenger 'hit with wine bottles' to subdue him as flight is forced to return to US

    07/07/2017 8:59:24 PM PDT · by NRx · 55 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-08-2017 | Nick Allen
    A first class passenger has been accused assaulting an attendant on a Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Beijing, and reportedly had to be subdued using wine bottles to hit him on the head. The plane turned round and returned to Seattle after the 23-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was said to have tried to open an emergency exit door 45 minuted into the journey. After an attendant tried to stop him he reportedly threw a punch. Another passenger told KIRO 7 News: "They broke two bottles of wine on his head. I tried to choke him...
  • Police kill gunman who tried to hijack helicopter at Hillsboro Airport

    07/05/2017 3:14:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Oregon Live.com ^ | July 3, 2017 | Everton Bailey Jr. and Olivia Dimmer
    Police kill gunman who tried to hijack helicopter at Hillsboro Airport Updated on July 3, 2017 By Everton Bailey Jr. and Olivia Dimmer As Christopher Neal watched planes fly in and out of the Hillsboro Airport with his wife and young son, a stranger in a gray hoodie caught their eye. With his hood up and hands in his pockets, the man walked from across Northwest Cornell Road toward a barbed-wire fence leading to airport property, Neal said. The man briefly looked at the family, then back toward the fence. It was the beginning of a bizarre attempt to hijack...
  • Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing, Newly Discovered Photo Suggests

    07/05/2017 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Main Street · 97 replies
    nbc ^ | Jul 5 2017 | Tom Costello and Daniel Arkin
    A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands. The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," that airs Sunday. Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director for the FBI and an NBC News analyst, has studied...
  • The Air Force is updating its awards to recognize drone pilots and hackers

    07/05/2017 8:40:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | Christopher Woody
    The Air Force is updating its awards to recognize drone pilots and hackers Christopher Woody Jun. 23, 2017 US airmen tasked with jobs like surveillance and cyber operations have a growing role on the battlefield, even though they are often physically distant from it. To ensure that kind of work is recognized, the Air Force has introduced new hardware for its service men and women. "As the impact of remote operations on combat continues to increase, the necessity of ensuring those actions are distinctly recognized grows," Defense Department officials said in a memo published on January 7, 2016.
  • A peek inside Norsk Titanium's high-tech, 3-D printing shop (400 jobs in New York)

    07/04/2017 5:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | July 4, 2017 | Zach Hirsch
    Norsk Titanium has become a huge source of pride for people in Plattsburgh. It's a Norwegian aerospace company that makes airplane parts using high-tech, industrial, 3-D printing machines. The plant opened last year, and recently Norsk delivered its first federally approved parts for Boeing commercial airplanes. The 3-D printing technology is at the cutting edge in the aerospace industry. Business leaders have called this the next industrial revolution. We visited the company's research and testing facility to see how it works. The 3-D printers looked like long, supersized computer towers. A mechanical arm with little torches on the end shot...