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  • Clash between Delta Airlines pilot and flight attendant delays flight at LaGuardia Airport

    07/25/2017 5:49:44 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 24, 2017 | Graham Rayman
    A Delta Airlines pilot and a flight attendant flew off the handle Monday at LaGuardia Airport, causing a two-hour delay, sources said. The 54-year-old pilot had a dispute with a 26-year-old flight attendant prior to takeoff aboard the plane bound for Portland, Maine, sources said. He and the attendant exchanged words in the aisle and he called her “a piece of s---,” a source said. “His conversation was racist, inconsiderate and unprofessional,” the source said. Each alleged the other had aggressively grabbed the other’s arm. As many as six Port Authority police officers, some carrying “huge” guns, interviewed flight attendants...
  • The Paper Towel Pilot

    07/10/2017 11:28:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/10/17 | Jimmy Reed
    After my explanation, restrained silence gave way to guffaws My Piper Cub airplane was due for an airworthiness inspection at a large airport, but since the little airplane had no radio equipment, I called the control tower and requested permission to fly in from a nearby crop duster’s strip. The controller assigned an arrival time and said that he would blink a green light if I was clear to land. What should have been a routine procedure turned out to be one of the most bizarre incidents in my flying career.
  • SAA Pilot Ali Fahd is with SDF in Tabqa & in good condition. (Syria)

    06/21/2017 7:18:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Gen. Suheil Hassan (Tiger) negotiating with the Kurds to recover him.
  • With eleven days to go, FAA's BasicMED may not occur but 2016 Congressional law will happen

    04/20/2017 2:24:18 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    S.2658 — 114th Congress (2015-2016): cancels the requirement for a pilot to hold at least a 3rd class medical certificate to exercise the privileges of private pilot in most cases. "The FAA may not take enforcement action against a pilot for not holding a valid third-class medical certificate unless the FAA has published final medical certification regulations in the Federal Register". The FAA was given one year to publish regulations governing this. The DOT/FAA responded with a set of rules for this, to take effect no later than 1 May 2017. That is eleven days away and the rules, paperwork,...
  • Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap

    04/03/2017 4:48:29 PM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/3/2017 | Nicole Chavez
    Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap
  • Report Says Instructor, Student Fought for Controls Before East Hartford Plane Crash

    03/29/2017 1:54:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    NCB Connecticut ^ | 3/28/2017
    Report Says Instructor, Student Fought for Controls Before East Hartford Plane Crash A plane crash in East Hartford was the result of a flight student refusing to give up controls to his instructor, while apparently doing everything "backwards", a police report revealed. East Hartford police Lt. Josh Litwin said in October that investigators had concluded the crash was "an intentional act," but noted that they hadn't been able to determine a motive. New documents from witness accounts reveal that Arian Prevella, a flight instructor and the owner of American Flight Academy in Hartford, struggled with flying student, Feras Freitekh. On...
  • Musings From Dad’s Diner

    02/19/2017 8:00:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2016 | MOTUS
    Dad’s Diner: in continuous operation from1921-2017I received an email from RobinH on Friday advising me that she had forwarded a very generous memorial in honor of Raj’s Dad from the good people of the MOTI. There is simply no way that I can tell you how touched -  and honored - we are by your care, concern and overwhelming generosity. To all who contributed, please accept our sincere thanks for such a fine tribute for such a fine man. We will split the donation between Dad’s parish church, Queen of the Miraculous Medal, and Lumen Christi High School, home of...
  • United pilot replaced after intercom rant while dressed as civilian

    02/12/2017 8:42:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 12, 2017
    United Airlines replaced a pilot before takeoff on Saturday after she boarded in civilian clothes and told passengers over the intercom that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were liars and that she was getting a divorce, witnesses said. The airline on Sunday declined to identify the pilot or comment beyond a previous statement apologizing to customers, many of whom left the plane out of concern for their safety. The flight from Austin, Texas, to San Francisco took off with a new pilot about 90 minutes late, passengers said. "She shows up dressed like a civilian and asked us to...
  • Drunk Canadian Pilot Passes Out in Cockpit; Second Drunk Pilot Caught This Week

    12/31/2016 5:43:32 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    Sputniknews ^ | 1.1.2017 | Staff
    Police arrested a drunk Sunwing pilot as he prepared to take a planeload of people into the air December 31, the second drunk pilot arrested this week. The most recent incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday morning, when passengers and crew on a Sunwing flight bound for Cancun noticed the pilot behaving oddly as he boarded. When he was then found passed out in the cockpit, he was arrested and charged with having care and control of an aircraft while impaired and having care and control of an aircraft [while] exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of...
  • Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash

    12/13/2016 6:39:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/12/2016 | Maureen O'Donnell and Jordan Owen
    Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash Rob Sherman, who died over the weekend in a crash of his small plane in Marengo, operated a business helping people build aircraft from kits. But the 63-year-old was better known as a colorful political activist and Green Party candidate — some might say gadfly — who called journalists and introduced himself as “Rob Sherman, your favorite atheist.” At one time, he had license plates that spelled out ATHEIST. Though he came in for derision as a self-promoter, he challenged the use of government-sponsored Christmas creches and displays and anything...
  • A Deadly Accident Won’t Ground China’s Women Fighter Pilots

    11/21/2016 5:32:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 19, 2016 | SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN
    Capt. Yu Xu, one of China’s first female fighter pilots. Xinhua photo On the morning of Nov. 12, J-10 fighters from China’s prestigious Ba Yi Air Demonstration Team practiced maneuvers over Yutian county, northeast of the city of Tianjin. Sitting in the instructor’s seat of one of the delta-wing J-10s was Capt. Yu Xu, a flight leader and one of four women pilots trained to operate the domestically-designed multi-role fighter. The 30-year-old native of Chongzhou, Sichuan province, had earned the nickname “Golden Peacock” after a traditional dance she had performed while a cadet. Around 9:45 a.m., observers on the ground...
  • Bob Hoover, one of history’s greatest pilots, dead at 94

    10/25/2016 10:03:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | October 25, 2016 | Bob Collins
    One of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation died this morning, according to reports. Bob Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot, a former Air Force test pilot, and the chase plane pilot for Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier for the first time, was 94.
  • (Vanity)(Hillary's Jet) Any executive pilots on FR ?

    09/22/2016 10:27:14 PM PDT · by Celerity · 48 replies
    Self | 9/23/16 | Celerity
    Ever since Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton at the end of June this year, I've been really bothered by something. Compelled to meditate on it and figure it out. I'm having some trouble, and need to ask for Freerepublic input. Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton on the tarmac, and Bill entered Loretta's FBI-owned Government plane. There are reports of them entering a 3rd plane but nothing seems to support that claim. Now that we're all caught up, I'll let you know that I've been wracking my brain on this one. But one of the more sublime enigmas came more recently....
  • The Heroic Story of a 9/11 Female Fighter Pilot That You've Probably Never Heard Before

    09/10/2016 7:44:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    popsugar.com ^ | September 9, 2016 | ELEANOR SHEEHAN
    When Heather Penney entered the cockpit of her F-16 fighter jet on Sept. 11, 2001, she knew it was unlikely she would ever survive. Her task? Take down the United Airlines Flight 93 that was unaccounted for after two planes struck the Twin Towers. She would have to do so in an unarmed fighter jet because equipping the plane with missiles would require too much time. Her plane would be the weapon; it was essentially a suicide mission. Penney never completed the job, though, because Flight 93 crashed as brave passengers wrestled control from the hijackers while it flew over...
  • WestJet pilot seeks medical attention after laser strike (Canada)

    09/04/2016 5:17:30 PM PDT · by Signalman · 26 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 9/4/2016 | not indicated
    A WestJet pilot sought medical attention after a laser strike during a flight to Fort McMurray last month, airline officials say. The laser was shone into the cockpit of a WestJet aircraft on Aug. 22, WestJet spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said in an email. The flight landed safely in Fort McMurray, but the next flight was cancelled until a replacement co-pilot could be brought in. Pilots are trained to look away to protect their eyes in the event of a laser strike, but the pilot was advised to seek medical attention as a precaution. "A laser has the potential to cause...
  • Uganda’s army loses billions to ‘ghost’ pilot

    08/30/2016 5:35:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    CCTV Africa ^ | August 29, 2016
    The Ugandan Ministry of Defence has lost more than 2.4 billion Ugandan shillings (around 711,528 US dollars) over the last 11 years through a suspected “ghost” Russian pilot on its payroll reports The Monitor. The government Ministry paid at least 618,000 dollars in monthly salaries and 120,000 dollars in gratuity to the ghost pilot cum instructor of the Mi17 and Mi24 helicopter gunships according to the Sunday Monitor. It further says, that on October 2005, the Defence Ministry of Uganda entered into a two year renewable contract with a ‘ghost’ Russian Air Force pilot Valeria Ketrisk mandated to work as...
  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Awarded Medal of Honor Almost 50 Years Later

    07/13/2016 1:54:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | 7/1/16 | Zach Rosenberg
    Lt. Col. Charles S. Kettles, an Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony later this month for an act of heroism almost 50 years ago. At the time he was given the Distinguished Service Cross, but a dedicated amateur historian finally talked the Department of Defense into reviewing the matter. Following an act of Congress and a Presidential signature (required for Medal of Honor awards), Kettles will receive his new medal in a July 18 ceremony at the White House.
  • Legendary American Hero Steve “Spiro” Pisanos Passes Away at 96

    06/13/2016 3:55:39 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 6 replies
    San Diego Air & Space Museum ^ | June 2016 | unknown
    Retired Col. Steve Pisanos, a World War II ace who was decorated by four nations, has died, his family confirmed through the San Diego Air and Space Museum on June 9. Pisanos was 96. Born in Athens, Greece, Pisanos [sometimes spelled Pissanos] came to the United States in 1938. He joined the British Royal Air Force in 1941 and served with an Eagle Squadron until American members were absorbed by the US Army Air Forces 4th Fighter Group. Pisanos was then commissioned a USAAF lieutenant. On May 3, 1942, Pisanos became an American citizen during a ceremony in London, England,...
  • Blue Angels who died in Smyrna, TN crash identified as Marine Corps Captain Jeff Kuss

    06/02/2016 4:14:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    WKRN (Nashville) ^ | 6/2/16 | self
    The pilot has been identified in the crash.
  • Ukrainian pilot Savchenko pardoned by Putin, swapped for 2 Russians

    05/25/2016 6:59:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    President Putin signed a decree pardoning Nadezhda Savchenko on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that the Russian leader signed the document simultaneously with the arrival of Erofeev and Aleksandrov in Moscow. Meanwhile, Savchenko has already been delivered to Kiev on a Ukrainian plane, Peskov said. In March, a Russian court found Ukrainian pilot Savchenko guilty of murdering Russian journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin near Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine, and of illegally crossing the Russian border. According to prosecutors, she relayed the coordinates of a checkpoint where the two reporters were subsequently killed by Ukrainian Aidar Battalion artillery...