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  • Watchdog: FAA 8 years away from pilot database (started five years ago)

    08/26/2015 4:38:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 8/24/15
    Washington (CNN)The Federal Aviation Administration has delayed creating a critical database, which Congress mandated, to help keep track and weed out poorly trained pilots.
  • New Zealander who was last WWII 'Dambuster' pilot dies at 96

    08/04/2015 11:45:25 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/4/15 | Nick Perry
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II "Dambuster" mission targeting German infrastructure died Tuesday. Les Munro was 96...
  • The Day John McCain Got Shot Down

    07/21/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Pythia Press ^ | 2010 | Zalin Grant
    The Day John McCain Got Shot Down Did He Show the Right Stuff? By Zalin Grant John McCain received mixed reviews from fellow pilots when he arrived on the USS Oriskany in 1967, a month before he was shot down and captured. Cal Swanson, commander of fighter squadron VF-162, was enthusiastic. Swanson thought McCain proved he had the right stuff by getting himself assigned to the Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of North Vietnam in the South China Sea. The Oriskany had seen more combat and suffered heavier casualties than any ship in the Vietnam War. McCain’s...
  • Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger

    06/05/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | Jun 04, 2015 | Stephen Pope
    Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger By Stephen Pope / Published: Jun 04, 2015 Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that the life story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is coming to the big screen in a yet-to-be named motion picture that will be directed by none other than Clint Eastwood. The film will be adapted from Sully's book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," co-written with Jeffery Zaslow.
  • Husband, father, deacon—and soon, a priest

    05/08/2015 3:22:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Philly ^ | May 5, 2015 | BRENDAN MONAHAN
    Thirteen years ago Jim Cardosi’s wife, Cindy, discovered she had little time left to live.In 2002 she experienced symptoms resulting from a neurological illness that by 2005 would be identified as frontotemporal dementia or Pick’s Disease, which Cindy developed in her mid-40s.She required full-time care, so Jim retired from the military. They raised five kids together and built their lives around each other.Jim’s faith kept him poised throughout the illness, and he felt the call to the priesthood before her death. He cared for Cindy until her passing in July 2008 at 51 years old in their Jacksonville, Florida home.“I...
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note and hid secret illness

    03/27/2015 5:48:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 March 2015
    MailOnline US Friday, Mar 27th 2015 BREAKING NEWS: Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note on the day he crashed jet and hid secret illness from the company, prosecutor reveals Pilot Andreas Lubitz might have been suffering a 'personal crisis' after failed relationship, it was claimed last night He had suffered from depression and 'burnout' and was once deemed 'unfliable' but was later passed as fit to fly Head of Lufthansa admitted the 28-year-old had slipped through the 'safety net' - with devastating consequences Friends said he was teased and called 'Tomato Andy' because he worked as a...
  • TSA pilot screening? (vanity)

    03/27/2015 4:34:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    March 27, 2015 | me
    Do pilots go through TSA screening just like everyone else, standing in line just like everybody else? Or do they have their own TSA line? Or are they exempt from the whole process?
  • Andreas Lubitz: What we know about Germanwings Flight 4U9525's co-pilot

    03/26/2015 12:24:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    Lubitz started his training with the organization in 2008 and at one point worked as a flight attendant, the airline's Chief Executive Carsten Spohr confirmed Thursday. While Lubitz had interrupted his training at some point for several months — the airline would not specify why — Spohr said that was not unusual and that the young German was re-evaluated before his training resumed. He passed all his tests.
  • Crowds gather to watch the barbaric murder of Jordanian pilot on specially erected giant screens

    02/04/2015 6:45:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 116 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2015 | John Hall
    A sickening video has emerged showing crowds of Islamic State supporters watching the barbaric murder of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh on specially erected giant screens in the terror group's de facto capital Raqqa. The four minute video, titled 'Muslims' Joy at Burning of Jordanian Pilot', shows men and children gathering in the busy streets of the city to watch footage of Kasasbeh being burnt alive by terrorists. The crowd can be heard cheering and shouting religious slogans as the airman goes up in flames, before members of the crowd are interviewed and asked for their views on the atrocity, which...
  • Jordan executes 2 prisoners after ISIS video shows pilot being burned alive

    02/03/2015 9:49:28 PM PST · by Chuckster · 74 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2-4-2015 | Catherine Herridge and Nadiah Sarsour
    DEVELOPING: Jordan said it had executed 2 prisoners early Wednesday after a new video surfaced on the Internet Tuesday showing ISIS burning alive a Jordanian pilot the terror group had held since December.
  • Jordan's King Slams 'Cowardly' ISIS After Pilot Executed

    02/03/2015 3:40:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/14 | Ben Ariel
    Jordan’s King Abdullah on Tuesday described the Islamic State (ISIS) as a “cowardly” organization, and added that its killing of pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh will only strengthen Jordanians. “We have received with all sorrow, grief and anger, the news of the martyrdom of the brave pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, may Allah bless his soul, at the hand of the terrorist and cowardly Daesh organization, this criminal, stray gang that has nothing to do with our true religion,” the King said in a statement quoted by the Jordan Times and in which he used an Arabic acronym for ISIS. “At this difficult time,...
  • Reports: Jordan Will Execute Imprisoned Terrorists After Country's Pilot Burned Alive

    02/03/2015 2:03:00 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    BI ^ | 2-3-2015 | Armin Rosen
    Armin Rosen Feburary 3, 2015 Jordan is responding swiftly to ISIS's claim that it has killed Moaz al-Kasasbe, a Jordanian pilot the group had been holding hostage. Sky News Arabia and AFP are reporting that the kingdom plans to execute prisoners including Sajida Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber arrested in 2005 in connection with Al Qaeda in Iraq's attack on hotels in Amman that year which killed 60 people. While the news has not been confirmed, Randa Habib, a former Amman-based AFP journalist deeply sourced inside the Jordanian government, tweeted that Rishawi and Ziad Karbouli, a former top aide to...
  • Islamic State reportedly burns Jordanian pilot to death

    02/03/2015 9:05:50 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 135 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | February 3, 2015 | Jonathan Beck
    The Islamic State terrorist group released a video Tuesday showing the burning to death of captured Jordanian pilot Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, according to reports. Read more: Islamic State reportedly burns Jordanian pilot to death | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/zionist-camp-presents-social-agenda/#ixzz3QhchMa8m Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook
  • BREAKING NEWS: Burned alive in a cage: ISIS release video [Jordanian pilot]

    02/03/2015 9:30:39 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 441 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 03, 2015 | John Hall
    Militants fighting for the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq have released a video they claim shows Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh being burnt alive while locked in a cage. The footage, which is titled 'Healing the Believers Chests' appears to show the captured airman wearing an orange jumpsuit as a trail of petrol leading up to the cage is seen being set alight. Flames are seen quickly spreading to the cage where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.
  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    01/29/2015 12:45:54 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg
    AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony

    01/05/2015 7:33:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony Published January 05, 2015 FoxNews.com A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran drew cheers from a crowd in Oregon Saturday after telling protesters shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" to stop interrupting his medal ceremony and to “show a little respect.” Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports. After 15 minutes of chanting against the...
  • Kim Jong-un 'flies plane' in North Korea New Year video

    01/01/2015 8:55:53 AM PST · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-1-15 | unattributed
    Kim Jong-un is said to have mastered the art of driving a car by the age of three, and now footage broadcast on North Korean state television appears to show that he is also a skilled pilot. In the video, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, Kim can be seen looking through paperwork as he makes preflight checks before apparently taking control of the aircraft. Local media reported that Kim piloted the plane and landed it by himself as two assistants sat next to him.
  • Kim Jong Un piloting an aircraft

    12/31/2014 8:22:23 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 57 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | December 31, 2014
    Here's a new North Korean propaganda video showing Kim Jong Un piloting a jet.
  • Why does this pilot award passengers a bottle of wine after a long flight?

    12/24/2014 12:33:18 PM PST · by wastedyears · 12 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 12-24-2014 | Dinah Eng
    Why does this pilot award passengers a bottle of wine after a long flight?
  • Mexican pilot fired after letting attractive singer fly plane while it was full of passengers

    12/12/2014 3:37:14 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 12-12-2014
    Mexican pilot fired after letting attractive singer fly plane while it was full of passengers A Mexican pilot is out of a job after he let a stunning singer and her actress friend sit in his cockpit seat and permitted them to control the plane while it was airborne. The pilot, who has not been named, was let go from his job with the Magnicharters airline after photos emerged Twitter of 23-year old Mexican singer Esmeralda Ugalde and her 19-year old actress friend Samadhi Zendejas posing in the pilot’s cabin and wearing his hat. After Ugalde posted the picture to...
  • 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...