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  • NH Woman Kicked Off JetBlue Flight For Tweeting About Pilot’s Sobriety Test

    10/09/2014 3:40:24 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 56 replies
    WBZ CBS Boston ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sera Congi
    BOSTON (CBS) – A New Hampshire woman believes her tweets about an incident at the Philadelphia airport got her booted from a flight. Lisa Carter of Exeter was booked on JetBlue Flight #760 to Logan at 8:30 Tuesday night. But it was delayed several hours after another passenger accused the pilot of being intoxicated. JetBlue says the pilot submitted to a sobriety test which he passed. Carter tweeted and posted photos of what she witnessed at the gate.
  • Officials say missing pilot fatally injured

    08/29/2014 8:30:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 30 replies
    Officials say missing pilot fatally injured Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Updated: Aug 29, 2014 1:18 AM EDT By Rachel Lucas, Digital Journalist - bio | email Officials have confirmed Thursday that the pilot in Wednesday's crash F-15C Eagle was fatally injured. No word on whether officials have found the pilot's body. The pilot's name is being withheld pending notification of family members.
  • Massachusetts security forces headed to Virginia F-15 crash site

    08/28/2014 2:39:10 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    WWBT NBC12 ^ | August 27, 2014 | Mike Valerio
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard left for the site of an F-15 crash late Wednesday, hours after witnesses reported seeing a parachute deploy in the air. The eyewitness accounts of a pilot ejection near Elliot Knob, Va. were first published in the Staunton News Leader, although helicopters have not found a parachute.
  • Flight 7 03 (Retired US Airways and F-16 Fighter Pilot flies his RV-7 in North Carolina)

    07/05/2014 4:50:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 July 14 | Ron Schreck
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZHhiOrxxco&feature=youtu.be Ron Schreck is a retired US Airways Captain and also a retired Lt Col who was F-4 pilot in Vietnam and later flew the F-16. The video is him taking off from Gold Hill Airpark, NC, where he lives. He built his RV-7 himself, named "Miss Izzy", and flies it frequently at airshows. Another video - of one of his airshows: From the Cockpit with Ron Schreck Another: EVV, Sunday Performance His team also does the flyby for all Carolina Panthers games.
  • Marine Corps Pilot Pulls Off Harrowing Landing After Gear Malfunction[Video]

    06/27/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/14 | Kate Patrick
    “For a while I flew by the ship, I approached at 300 feet so he could see my landing gear and see what was going on,” Mahoney said. “At this point it was time to figure out, how do I get the jet back on the deck safely with only three landing gear?” The plan was to use a stool on the deck to stabilize the nose of the jet while Mahoney made a vertical landing using only the lights on the ship and assistance via radio from “Paddles.” “The ship had this amazing invention, called a stool, that was...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Co-pilot’s cell phone was on, U.S. official says

    04/15/2014 8:01:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2014 | CNN
    The phone of the co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was on and made contact with a cell tower in Malaysia about the time the plane disappeared from radar, a U.S. official told CNN on Monday. However, the U.S. official — who cited information shared by Malaysian investigators — said there was no evidence the co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid, had tried to make a call. The official told CNN’s Pamela Brown on Monday that a cell-phone tower in Penang, Malaysia — about 250 miles from where the flight’s transponder last sent a signal — detected the co-pilot’s phone searching for...
  • Retired 777 Pilot Calls the Show (Rush Limbaugh)

    03/18/2014 12:18:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 181 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3-18-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I've got a call up I want to take now. It's a retired 777 pilot. If I wanted to really sound like I was hip, I'd say triple seven. If I wanted to sound like a network TV guy, I'd say we have a retired triple seven pilot, make you think I really knew what I was talking about. The man calls himself Captain Luke, and he's from South Carolina. And Captain Luke, great to have you with us on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Great to be back. Rush, I talked to you once before in 1990, and...
  • Theory: Terrorists kidnapped Zaharie's wife and kids, coercing him to steal the plane

    03/17/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 72 replies
    March 17, 2014 | CivilWarBrewing
    Well, what do you think, FReepers? I know the speculation is exhaustive but I've not seen nor heard any information regarding MH-370 pilot Zaharaie Shah's wife and children other than them reportedly moving out one day prior to the day of the flight. I think this could be a key clue in the plane's disappearance, hence my theory. Wouldn't photos and video of his wife be plastered throughout the media?.. and interviews? Where's the interviews?
  • Doomed (FL370) Airliner Pilot Was Political Fanatic

    03/15/2014 6:11:45 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 March 2014 | SIMON PARRY
    Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was an ‘obsessive’ supporter of Malaysia’s opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim. And hours before the doomed flight left Kuala Lumpur, Shah attended a controversial trial in which Ibrahim was jailed for five years. It was against this background that, seven hours later, he took control of a Boeing 777-200 bound for Beijing and carrying 238 passengers and crew. But this newspaper can reveal that investigators had already spent much of last week examining two laptops removed from Shah’s home. One laptop taken away is thought to contain data from the flight simulator while a second contained little...
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    AL-MONITOR.com ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • Note left for female pilot: Cockpit 'no place for a woman'

    03/06/2014 11:40:50 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 115 replies
    Today.com ^ | 3/5/14 | Harriet Baskas/Today.com
    It turns out that some still aren't ready for women to fly planes, as a sexist note left by a passenger for the female pilot of his flight revealed. “The cockpit of an airliner is no place for a woman,” began the note scrawled on a napkin and left behind by a passenger on a recent WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria, B.C. “Were (sic) short mothers, not pilots” continued the note, signed by "David," and also referenced a biblical verse. The passenger wrote he wished the airline would tell him when “a fair lady is at the helm” so...
  • A Pilot Shortage Made in Congress: Heavy-handed safety rule causing major problems for air travel.

    02/12/2014 8:07:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/12/2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Five years ago this month, two pilots aboard Colgan Air Flight 3407 made a series of fatal errors as they descended near Buffalo, N.Y. The plane spluttered in mid-air, tilting unnaturally, then made a terrible grinding sound as it fell near-vertical from the sky. It hit a house, exploding loudly; neighbors could see the flames from blocks away. All 49 people aboard the flight perished, as did one occupant of 6038 Long Street, which was totally destroyed. Tragedies trigger calls for action. Unfortunately, such pleas are often more emotional than rational, resulting in bad policy. The legislation passed in response...
  • Pilot pleads guilty in death of woman who fell from his hang glider in 2012

    02/08/2014 2:54:10 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Vivian Luk, Canadian Press
    CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A former British Columbia hang-glider pilot whose passenger fell 300 metres to her death during a flight that was an anniversary gift pleaded guilty Friday to criminal negligence causing death. William Jon Orders was charged in the death of 27-year-old Lenami Godinez-Avila, who plunged from Orders’ hang glider shortly after takeoff during a flight above B.C.’s Fraser Valley on April 28, 2012. Orders was also charged with obstruction of justice over allegations he swallowed a memory card that may have contained video of the incident. It wasn’t immediately clear what would happen to that charge.
  • WWII fighter pilot who flew THROUGH the Eiffel Tower to take down a German plane dies in Virginia

    01/04/2014 9:03:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:45 EST, 3 January 2014
    A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, according to his obituary, but there was no indication of the cause of his death. Overstreet's famously flew his P-51C 'Berlin Express' beneath the Eiffel Tower in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, which has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground. For his valiant service, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France's...
  • Pilot in Crash Returns to Cockpit After Release

    12/18/2013 5:13:09 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2013 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    One of the first things the pilot in a fatal crash off the Hawaiian island of Molokai did after being released from the hospital was climb into the cockpit of an airplane. [….] An autopsy was conducted Friday on Fuddy but results were not yet available.... [….] If the plane is recovered, Makani Kai staff will remove the engine under the supervision by NTSB officials, Schuman said. It will be placed in a box and sealed, with the NTSB likely taking it back to the factory of engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, where engineers will take it apart to find...
  • Health director who approved Obama birth certificate dies in plane crash

    12/12/2013 7:24:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 343 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12-12-13 | Henry Austin and Christopher Nelson
    The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request...
  • The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon!

    11/08/2013 6:36:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Airnation.net ^ | Nov 7, 2013
    The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon! The Affordable Aircraft Act, a new program under development which if enacted will allow every American to own a new approved (and in many cases cost subsidized) airplane. nickname: "Obamaplane". The U.S. government is contemplating new legislation called "The Affordable Aircraft Act" which declares that every citizen MUST purchase a new aircraft, by April 2016. These "affordable" aircraft will cost an average of $154,000 - $355,000 each. This does not include taxes, hangar fees, licensing and registration fees, nor ongoing costs of fuel, docking, hangar and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs or pilot...
  • Photo: Pouring water into a cup

    09/02/2013 7:29:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
  • FAA will require airline pilots to have at least 1,500 flight hours

    07/10/2013 3:26:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/10/2013 | Terry Maxon
    The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday said it was making final a rule that says all commercial airline pilots hired by U.S. carriers will be required to have at least 1,500 hours of flight time. The Air Line Pilots Association, which praised the new rule, said it goes into effect Aug. 1. The FAA, in announcing that the rule will be published soon, said the new requirements were adopted in reaction to the crash of a Colgan Air airplane near Buffalo, N.Y., in 2009, in which both the captain and first officer were relatively inexperienced.
  • 1st all black female flight crew makes aviation history

    07/08/2013 7:54:37 AM PDT · by Baynative · 98 replies
    grio msnbc ^ | March 5, 2012 | Briana Lopes
    Atlantic Southeast Airlines, an Atlanta-based Delta connection regional carrier, recently made aviation history when one of its flights from Atlanta to Nashville was conducted by a crew comprised entirely of African-American women. This landmark event — which happened by chance — comes on the tail end of Black History Month. It's late but interesting to me in that I never saw a mention of these women anywhere, but there's plenty of free Obama phone ranters and race baiters in the news everyday.
  • Yukon Mountie stripped of pilot’s licence for flying so low he struck a parked car

    06/10/2013 4:34:53 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | JUNE 10, 2013 | Tristin Hopper
    For the crime of “buzzing” a crowd of European adventurers so close that he clipped one of their cars with the wing of his single-engine plane, on Friday a Yukon RCMP constable was stripped of his pilot’s license for two years.
  • Annals of the Security State: More Airplane Stories

    05/24/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/21/13 | Fallows
    "My dad fought a war so this can never happen in America. I will not dishonor my father's memory by giving up what he fought for. No, sir. With all due respect, I will not consent to a search without a proper warrant." James Fallows May 21 2013, 11:34 AM ET Over the weekend I related the story of Gabriel Silverstein, a businessman and pilot who for no apparent reason was subjected to a two-hour detention and invasive search by Homeland Security officials as he traveled across the country in his small plane. The picture above is not from that...
  • FBI locks down Pilot Flying J HQs

    04/15/2013 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Knox News ^ | 4/15/13 | Carly Harrington
    KNOXVILLE — The FBI has Pilot Flying J headquarters on lockdown Monday afternoon. Neither the FBI nor a Pilot spokesman was immediately available for comment. Media were barred from the Pilot campus, and the entrance was blocked. Pilot employees were being escorted off the corporate campus on Lonas Road. Knoxville-based Pilot is the operator of the largest travel center network in North America.
  • FBI Locks Down Pilot Flying J Headquarters

    04/15/2013 1:08:33 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 57 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 04/15/13 | Carly Harrington
    KNOXVILLE — The FBI has Pilot Flying headquarters on lockdown Monday afternoon.
  • Two Sentenced in Plot to Ship Aircraft to Iran

    03/06/2013 3:39:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies
    ZEE NEWS.India.com ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 11:38 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Washington: A US court has sentenced an Iranian and an American national for their roles in a plot to ship aircraft and its parts to Islamic Republic Iran. While the Iranian citizen Hamid Asefi, 67, was sentenced to 23 months, a US citizen Behzad Karimian, (52), also known as "Tony" Karimian who holds a valid Iranian passport and is employed as a Mesaba Airlines Pilot, was sentenced to 52 months in prison yesterday."
  • Former pilot and 9/11 conspiracy theorist shoots and kills 2 teen children, then himself

    02/06/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Boingboing.net ^ | 2/4/13 | Xeni Jardin
    Phillip (alternately, "Philip") Marshall, 54, a career airline pilot who claimed to have once served as a contract pilot for the CIA and DEA during the Iran-Contra affair, shot and killed his two teenage children, and the family dog, then killed himself. The apparent murder-suicide was discovered at the family home in an upscale gated golfing community in Murphys, California. According to local news reports, teen friends of Alex Marshall, 17 (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and Macaila Marshall (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), 14, noticed the siblings had not been active via text or social media updates since Thursday and went by the...
  • Flightdeck timelapse (HD Video - A week in the life of an airline pilot.)

    09/22/2012 5:54:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Vimeo.com ^ | 9-15-2012 | Jakub Vlk
    Past seven days of work 8x faster. 9 min. Music- Tycho - "Past is Prologue"
  • Al Jaffe, WWII hero who inspired movie role, dies in South Florida

    09/03/2012 8:23:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Sep. 01, 2012 | ELINOR J. BRECHER
    The Miami Herald Posted on Sat, Sep. 01, 2012 Al Jaffe, WWII hero who inspired movie role, dies in South Florida BY ELINOR J. BRECHER ebrecher@MiamiHerald.com Al Jaffe was a scrappy, streetwise Jewish kid from the Bronx who climbed into a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the last year of World War II and flew it into history. Second Lt. Abraham “Al’’ Jaffe completed 77 reconnaissance missions in Europe, including one that helped turn the tide of the war during the pivotal Battle of the Bulge. He was also involved in holding the bridge at Remagen, Germany, enabling U.S. troops...
  • RAF veteran defies health and safety to take to the skies

    08/23/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Aug 20, 2012
    RAF Bomber Command RAF veteran defies health and safety to take to the skies A 91-year-old former RAF pilot, who was told it was too dangerous to sit in the cockpit of a Spitfire, has taken off once more, flying in the face of health and safety rules. Telegraph News By Telegraph reporters 8:18AM BST 20 Aug 2012 Eric Carter, the last surviving member of Force Benedict, a secret mission to protect the northern Russian port of Murmansk, flew Spitfires during the Second World War. But he was shot down earlier this year when he wanted to sit in the...
  • Obama Administration Effort to Slash Funds for Pilot Carry Program Rebuffed by House

    06/24/2012 8:10:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    guns.com ^ | 22 June, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Earlier this month, an attempt by the Obama Administration to slash funds for the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program (FFDO) was rejected by the House of Representatives, which passed legislation to ensure that the program, which permits qualified and trained airline pilots to carry firearms in the cockpit of commercial flights, remains alive and well. “Pilots are the first line of defense against terrorist attacks in the sky, and the most cost-effective layer of security that we have in a system that’s prone to security breaches,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL), in a press release....
  • House wants more airline pilots to pack guns

    06/16/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 15 June, 2012 | JESSICA MEYERS
    Congress refuses to gut the one program the Transportation Security Administration has offered to minimize: pilots who pack guns. The House just passed an amendment in its Homeland Security appropriations bill that would boost funding for armed-pilot training by $10 million. That throws a sharp rebuke at both the TSA and the Obama administration, which proposed chopping financing in half. The showdown exemplifies a larger tension over which programs created in the aftershock of Sept. 11 should endure — and what actually keeps Americans safe. “The last line of defense is the pilot’s ability to defend the cockpit,” Rep. Chip...
  • 'Mama Bird,' famed female pilot Evelyn Johnson, dies at 102

    05/12/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 3 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 12, 2012 | Lance Coleman
    Johnson, known as "Mama Bird," was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio in 2007. She is said to have logged more flight hours, trained more pilots and given more Federal Aviation Administration exams than any other pilot on the planet. When inducted into the Hall of Fame, Johnson had been flying for 55 years and had spent the equivalent of seven years in flight.
  • TSA screener at JFK 'hurled hot coffee at American Airlines pilot who told her to stop swearing'

    04/04/2012 7:49:59 AM PDT · by rawhide · 78 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4-4-12 | Suzannah Hills
    An airport security worker was arrested after throwing a cup of hot coffee over a pilot who told her to stop swearing. Transportation Security Administrator (TSA) Lateisha El, 30, was in the middle of a conversation with work colleagues at a JFK Airport terminal when she was interrupted by the American Airlines pilot. Off-duty airman Steven Trivett, 54, was exiting terminal 8 when he overheard El swearing and asked her to tone down the profanity. Trivett, of Butler, Tennessey, told them they should 'conduct themselves more professionally in uniform and not use profanity or the n-word,' according to the New...
  • Obama administration's plan to cut back pilot firearm training raises security concerns

    03/23/2012 5:21:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    fox ^ | 3/23/12 | Catherine Herridge
    Pilots packing heat may soon be a relic of the 9/11 aftermath, as the White House seeks to cut the $25 million budget in half for the federal flight deck officers training program known as the FFDO. “The Obama administration has had an institutional hostility towards the concept of arming pilots, and especially the FFDO program, since the beginning,” Lt. Col. Al Aitken, a retired Marine and now with the Airline Security Consulting Group, claimed at a panel hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation on Friday. The panel brought together advocates for the voluntary program that trains pilots, co-pilots and...
  • F-35 Pilots’ New Helmet

    02/24/2012 5:06:40 PM PST · by U-238 · 21 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 10/13/2011 | Defense Tech
    You’re looking at what may well be the helmet worn by the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots at the plane’s schoolhouse at Eglin Air Force Base, Fl. It’s the basis for BAE Systems’ alternate JSF helmet that is being developed due to issues with the plane’s futuristic — and kind of crazy – looking helmet made by Vision Systems International. BAE’s brain bucket is based on the one used by Eurofighter Typhoon pilots. However, for F-35, BAE will remove the Typhoon’s display system — housed in the giant forward part of the helmet — and will replace it with...
  • London-based Muslim pilot fired over fears he might copy 9/11

    01/29/2012 6:04:27 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 20 replies
    dnaindia.com ^ | January 29, 2012 | Unattributed
    A Muslim pilot working for a well-known British carrier has said he was fired because his bosses feared he might copy the September 11 terror attack.The London-based pilot — who was not named for legal reasons — was judged a security risk after the discovery of his link to two alleged extremists suspected of "planning to use an aircraft as part of a hostile or terrorist act". According to the unnamed airline, the pilot was "in a position to divert or sabotage an aircraft", the Daily Mail reported. "I felt they believed I was going to fly planes into buildings....
  • Navy pilot among 4 found dead at Calif condo.

    01/03/2012 5:09:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    ...four people found dead in a New Year’s Day shooting at a tony Coronado condominium on San Diego Bay. It was not immediately clear how the siblings, along with two men ages 25 and 31, died ... Homicides are extremely rare in Coronado — just one was recorded in 2010.
  • 90 year olds marry after 40 years of friendship (Col. William Thomas - Eisenhower's personal pilot)

    01/01/2012 5:48:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Live 5 News ^ | 12/29/11
    90 year olds marry after 40 years of friendshipUpdated: Dec 29, 2011 12:13 PM EST Charleston, SC (AP) - A 91-year-old newlywed says she expects to spend a dozen more years with her 92-year-old spouse following their wedding at a retirement home on James Island. According to media reports, Margaret McSpadden and retired Air Force Col. William Thomas married Wednesday at Bishop Gadsden. Thomas is a World War II veteran and was President Dwight Eisenhower's personal pilot. He celebrates his 92nd birthday Thursday. McSpadden owned an antique store in Charleston.
  • Perry Could Rise in Iowa, Polling Data Shows

    12/07/2011 8:57:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    News Max ^ | December 6, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom some pundits had written off as the GOP's nominee, may find a second coming in Iowa, if new poll data holds up. As Mitt Romney's campaign has suffered a startling decline in recent weeks, only to see Newt Gingrich eclipse the former Massachusetts governor's front-runner status, the battle for the Iowa caucuses set for Jan. 3 has become a wide-open race. New survey data prepared for the Perry campaign and shared by a source close within the campaign shows that the Texas governor may be poised to do much better in next month’s Iowa caucuses...
  • Canadian war ace

    11/20/2011 10:28:26 AM PST · by albertabound · 9 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | NOVEMBER 20, 2011 | BY ANDREW DUFFY, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
    Rayne Shultz 1922-2011: Canadian war ace shot down three German bombers in one night in 1943 BY ANDREW DUFFY, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN NOVEMBER 20, 2011 2 STORYPHOTOS ( 6 ) More Images » Canadian war ace Rayne ‘Joe’ Schultz shot down three German bombers in one night in 1943 and went on to serve 37 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, retiring as a Group Captain. He died on Remembrance Day, 2011, at age 88. Flying Officer Rayne “Joe” Schultz began the night that would define his war at a poker game — winning money for a change. It...
  • Pilot locked in lavatory causes unnecessary terror scare

    11/17/2011 7:38:03 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11-17-11 | Philip Messing and Bill Sanderson
    A pilot who accidentally locked himself in the bathroom of his LaGuardia-bound plane caused a terror scare last night when a helpful passenger with an accent tried to come to his rescue by banging on the cockpit door. The embarrassing comedy of errors began when the captain of a Chatauqua Airlines flight from Asheville, N.Car., decided to take a bathroom break before landing. But when he tried to get out of the men’s room, the door jammed, trapping him in the tight quarters.
  • Korean Air pilot under investigation for pro-N. Korean activities

    10/22/2011 7:01:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 10/19/11 | Lee Hyo-sik
    10-19-2011 19:03 Korean Air pilot under investigation for pro-N. Korean activities By Lee Hyo-sik A Korean Air pilot has been under police investigation for allegedly posting dozens of pro-North Korean messages and other material on his website in breach of the country’s National Security Law. The National Police Agency said Wednesday that a 45-year-old captain surnamed Kim started a website (www.scintoy.com) in August 2006 and had posted more than 60 articles and video clips that criticized the South Korean government and instead promoted the North’s propaganda. Some of pro-North Korean material was found to have been produced in the communist...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Reno Air Races Crash. Interview with Unlimited Pilot

    09/20/2011 4:25:20 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 28 replies · 1+ views
    780 KKOH ^ | 9/19/2011 | Bill Manders
    Here is an interview on local Reno Talk Radio with Matt Jackson who is an Unlimited pilot and vice-president of the Unlimited Division. Click on the "listen" button for 9/19 and go to about 10 minutes in to hear the discussion.
  • 75-year-old pilot explains encounter with F-16s

    08/07/2011 5:01:32 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Fri, Aug 5, 2011 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) — Myrtle Rose was taking a short flight over suburban Chicago when the 75-year-old aviation enthusiast looked out her cockpit window to see two F-16 fighter jets. She assumed the military pilots were just slowing down to get a closer look at her antique plane. It wasn't until she landed her 1941 Piper J-3 Cub that friends and the police told her the attention was much more serious — for straying into restricted airspace during a visit by President Barack Obama. Rose, who tries to fly every day when weather permits, said she had been itching to get...
  • Brothers Arrested, Pilot Hurt After Fight On Plane At MIA

    07/28/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT · by rawhide · 40 replies
    MIAMI -- Two brothers were arrested after police said they attacked a pilot at Miami International Airport on Wednesday night. American Airlines Flight 1755 was about to take off from MIA to San Francisco International Airport when a flight attendant noticed that passenger Jonathan Baez, 27, was not wearing his seat belt. She tried to wake him up, but he was unresponsive so she called the pilot. The pilot then decided to turn the plane around and head back to the gate. Once at the gate, the pilot and flight attendant both tried to wake Baez. He finally woke up...
  • RAF Spitfire pulled from Irish peat bog

    07/04/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | Jun 29. 2011
    RAF Spitfire pulled from Irish peat bog A Second World War RAF Spitfire has been excavated from an Irish peat bog almost 70 years after it crash-landed. A piece of the Wreckage of the World War Two spitire that crashed into the Bog in County Donegal A piece of the Wreckage of the World War Two spitire that crashed into the Bog in County Donegal 6:00AM BST 29 Jun 2011 Six machine guns and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition were also discovered by archaeologists searching the Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. The British fighter plane was piloted by an American,...
  • Southwest disciplines pilot for rant during flight

    06/22/2011 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Immerito · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Southwest Airlines disciplined a pilot whose profanity-laced rant about flight attendants was heard by other airplane crews and controllers, officials said Wednesday. The unidentified pilot bashed flight attendants as a "continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes," according to a transcript of the March 25 flight over central Texas. The pilot on the Austin to San Diego flight was referring to the sexual orientation, age and attractiveness of flight attendants.
  • Wife takes controls of plane when husband passes out

    05/28/2011 9:01:04 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 19 replies
    FOX 31 ^ | May 26, 2011 | N/A
    A woman took over the controls of a small airplane when her pilot-husband started having trouble breathing and speaking on a flight from California to Colorado, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration released details and audio of the incident Thursday, which happened on a trip from San Bernardino, Calif. to Colorado Springs May 17. Ground controllers in Colorado and a Great Lakes Airlines pilot in another plane helped her guide the smaller craft. The specifics of the man's medical problem weren't available. An air traffic controller in Longmont, Colo., noticed the 70-year-old pilot appeared to have difficulty breathing during a...
  • Chinook Pilot takes a headshot_ then flies the thing home......

    05/10/2011 2:36:21 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 15 replies
    you tube ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | 2Mindsful
    pilot gets shot in head..fly's helicopter back to base