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  • LAX traveler, after possible hijacking attempt, opens door, jumps out of taxiing aircraft

    06/26/2021 4:02:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/2021 | Brie Stimson
    A flight was delayed out the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday evening after a passenger opened a plane door and jumped out while the aircraft was taxiing before takeoff, according to reports. The incident was reportedly being investigated as a hijacking attempt, though no more details on that allegation were immediately available. It also happened on the same day Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly landed at the same airport en route to her home in L.A.'s Brentwood neighborhood after her visit to El Paso, Texas, earlier in the day. The Texas trip was Harris' first visit to the U.S.-Mexico...
  • 2 planes collide above Denver and land with no one injured

    05/13/2021 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | Posted: May 13, 2021 / 05:38 AM HST / Updated: May 13, 2021 / 07:17 AM HST | PATTY NIEBERG
    <p>This image from CBS Denver shows a Key Lime Air Metroliner that landed safely at Centennial Airport after a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Federal officials say two airplanes collided but that there are no injuries. The collision between a twin-engine Fairchild Metroliner and a single-engine Cirrus SR22 happened as both planes were landing, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Key Lime Air, which owns the Metroliner, says its aircraft sustained substantial damage to the tail section but that the pilot was able to land safely.</p>
  • A Supersonic Aircraft with a Silencer

    04/21/2021 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 13 replies ^ | April 20, 2021 | Dark Footage
    The Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft is America's newest experimental plane. A time-lapse video released by NASA in early 2020 shows the progress of the X-59, which has been referred to as the X-59 Supersonic Frankenstein. It’s assembly is using scavenged parts from iconic aircraft such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the NASA T-38 Talon, and the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.
  • China Warplanes Simulated Attack on U.S. Aircraft Carrier, Defense Analysts Say

    04/13/2021 8:02:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 24 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 13 April 2021 | John Feng
    A fleet of Chinese warplanes likely simulated an attack on a U.S. aircraft carrier group when a record 25 fighter jets and nuclear-capable bombers triggered Taiwan's air defense radars this week, analysts said on Tuesday. The military operation coincided with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group's (CSG) presence north of the Philippines, and came in the hours after Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed Washington's "serious commitment" to Taiwan and its self-defense. Beijing's use of its People's Liberation Army to intimidate democratic Taiwan became a matter of public record last September when the island's defense ministry began logging aircraft intrusions...
  • US Navy Identifies Crew Killed in Training Aircraft Crash in Southern Alabama

    10/26/2020 9:18:50 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    NTD Wire Service ^ | October 26, 2020 | Dakine Andone
    The U.S. Navy has identified the two-person crew killed Friday when a training aircraft crashed in a small town outside Mobile, Alabama. In a news release Sunday, the Navy identified the victims as Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, from Wixom, Michigan, and 24-year-old US Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett of Weddington, North Carolina. Ross was an instructor pilot, the Navy statement said, while Garrett was identified as a student aviator. “Their spirit, friendship, and devotion to their country will not be forgotten,” the Navy statement said. Ross and Garrett took off in a Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft from...
  • Marines Release More Details on F-35B, KC-130J Collision

    10/05/2020 1:30:45 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 50 replies
    USNI News ^ | Oct. 1, 2020 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The Marine Corps has released new information about its F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter that crashed earlier this week after a mid-air collision with a KC-130J tanker. The F-35B, which crashed close to Ocotillo Wells, Calif., was assigned to the ‘Green Knights’ of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, a Marine Corps spokeswoman told USNI News. The KC-130J that made an emergency landing is assigned to the “Raiders” of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352.
  • Anyone Noticing the Skyrocketing Prices of Used Aircraft and Decreased Inventory?

    09/08/2020 8:54:06 AM PDT · by amorphous · 84 replies
    9 Sep 2020 | Vanity
    I like to stay abreast of prices. Looking at the Aircraft Sales Online website, I saw an asking price for a 2003 Cessna 172S of over $175,000 and only 16 172s for sale, usually there are dozens. On trade-a-plane, I see newer 172s going for over $400,000! Does anyone know why the vast and sudden increase in price and drop in the number of used GA aircraft for sale?
  • Heavy first responder presence at Honolulu airport after reports of explosive sounds coming from aircraft

    09/06/2020 3:39:33 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    KHON2 ^ | September 5, 2020 -- 11:39 PM HST | KHON2 Web Staff
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- A heavy presence of fire trucks and police could be seen at the Daniel K. Inouye airport just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. Residents nearby have reported hearing sounds of explosions. They said that they saw bright flashes of light that may have been fire coming from an aircraft. Video: Heavy police, HFD presence at Honolulu airport after reports of explosive sounds coming from aircraft According to the Department of Transportation, the aircraft is a military chartered jet that flew out of Hickam Air Force Base. Officials revealed that there was an in-flight emergency aboard...
  • Long-awaited Celera 500L 'bullet' plane is finally revealed

    08/28/2020 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | Maureen O'Hare, CNN • Updated 28th August 2020
    The whispers started three years ago. A mysterious bullet-shaped plane was spotted at the Southern California Logistics Airport near Victorville in April 2017. Its unusual design prompted immediate speculation, with military website The War Zone being the first to report that the aircraft was the work of California-based Otto Aviation -- and that development was very much under wraps. Someone looking for an ID of an unusual looking aircraft spotted at the Southern California Logistics Airport. — John Wiseman (@lemonodor) April 16, 2017 Now, in the late summer of the strangest year in aviation history, the Celera 500L...
  • Jet which came too close to Iranian aircraft was American

    07/24/2020 5:15:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/20 | Elad Benari
    Several passengers on an Iranian airline were injured on Thursday over Syria after the pilot changed altitude to avoid collision with a US fighter jet, Reuters reported, citing Iranian media. The US military, however, said its F-15 was at a safe distance from the Iranian plane. The Iranian plane, belonging to Mahan Air, was heading from Tehran to Beirut when the pilot staged a safety maneuver, in an incident that Iran’s Foreign Ministry said would be investigated. The incident was initially blamed on Israel, with Iranian television claiming that an Israeli fighter jet had flew "threateningly close" to an Iranian...
  • Taiwan Warns Off Intruding Chinese Aircraft for Fourth Time in 9 Days

    06/17/2020 2:16:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    TAIPEI—Taiwan jets on Wednesday again had to warn off Chinese air force aircraft that approached the island, Taiwan’s military said, the fourth such encounter in nine days as China steps up its activity near the island.The Chinese J-10, a fighter plane, and Y-8, a propeller aircraft often used for surveillance missions, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone around midday (0400GMT) to the southwest of the island, Taiwan’s air force said.Patrolling Taiwanese fighters gave a verbal warning to the Chinese aircraft to leave, whereupon they “immediately left” the air defense identification zone, the air force said in a brief statement.“At...
  • World's largest electric plane takes 28-minute first flight

    06/04/2020 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 116 replies
    UPI ^ | May 29, 2020 / 1:38 PM | By Ben Hooper
    May 29 (UPI) -- The world's largest all-electric aircraft took off from a Washington state airstrip for its first flight, staying in the air for 28 minutes, the plane's makers said. The eCaravan plane, a modified Cessna Caravan 208B, was created by a collaboration between engine company magniX and aerospace firm AeroTEC. It took its first flight Thursday in an event that was livestreamed on Facebook. The companies said the electric plane is more environmentally friendly and costs less to operate than its fossil fuel-powered counterparts. "As the world's largest all-electric aircraft, this first flight is a significant milestone in...
  • Tiny Cardboard Aircraft Could Fly in the Skies of Mars

    05/26/2020 2:41:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 5/26/20 | Nancy Atkinson
    Tiny Cardboard Aircraft Could Fly in the Skies of Mars What would be the best method for exploring planetary atmospheres, such as at Mars, Venus or even Earth? One group of researchers are developing tiny, levitating “nanocardboard” aircraft that could hover in alien skies. They would fly like dust floating in beams of sunlight – but intelligently, and with a purpose.“It’s exciting because it’s essentially a new mechanism of flight,” said Igor Bargatin from the University of Pennsylvania. “We’re talking about a structure half an inch in size that can fly around without any moving parts.”For several years, Bargatin has...
  • Military Planes To Soar Over Bay Area For Memorial Day

    05/25/2020 2:29:50 PM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    Patch | Campbell, CA ^ | May 25, 2020 9:56 am PT | Updated May 25, 2020 11:13 am PT | By Nick Garber, Patch Staff
    BAY AREA, CA — Honoring health care providers and other essential workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Air Force will conduct two Memorial Day flyovers Monday afternoon that should be visible across much of the Bay Area. The North, South and East Bay flyover will begin at Moffett Air National Guard Base in Mountain View around 12:30 p.m., when a HC-130J Combat King II aircraft as well as two rescue helicopters will take off and pass over medical facilities in the North and South Bay. Meanwhile, at 11:30 a.m., a single HC-130J Combat King II aircraft,...
  • WWII warbirds brought to life: The British and American aircraft and hero pilots that helped to defeat Nazi Germany

    04/08/2020 10:29:45 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 8, 2020 | Charlie Bayliss and Joe Middleton
    Full Title: WWII warbirds brought to life: The British and American aircraft and hero pilots that helped to defeat Nazi Germany - and the Luftwaffe planes that tried to stop them
  • A Chinese destroyer fired a weapons-grade laser at a US surveillance aircraft, US Navy says

    02/27/2020 7:17:25 PM PST · by DEPcom · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2-27-2020 | Ryan Pickrell
    A Chinese destroyer used a weapons-grade laser to target a US Navy P-8A surveillance aircraft flying above the Pacific last week, US Pacific Fleet said Thursday.
  • Police surveillance planes to fly above Baltimore in 2020

    12/21/2019 10:55:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Wearecentralpa ^ | 12/21/19 | REGINA GARCIA CANO
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore will be monitored by surveillance airplanes for up to six months next year under a pilot program announced Friday that is aimed at helping law enforcement investigate violent crime and that will effectively restart a tactic secretively used three years ago. The flights, which civil liberties groups oppose, will start in May and gather footage during the hours when the city experiences high rates of crime. The announcement marks a reversal for Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, who previously expressed skepticism over the use of the planes and described the idea as an...
  • What’s Wrong with Boeing?

    11/13/2019 6:06:24 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 47 replies
    defense one ^ | November 12, 2019 | Mark R. Jacobson
    From sloppy work to blown deadlines to deadly failures, the company has lost its way. It needs tough love — in the form of Congressional investigations.... Taken together, the problems with the 737 MAX, the 787 Dreamliner, the KC-46 Pegasus, the NASA Starliner, and the Space Launch System suggest systemic organizational and cultural failures that the company, unaided, appears incapable of solving... The deadly failures in the 737 MAX program alone suggest major cultural and organizational problems at the company. Though the loss of almost 350 passengers in two crashes have prompted internal investigations, media scrutiny, and an admission by...
  • How ridiculous was American production in World War 2? [images at link]

    11/12/2019 5:47:32 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 110 replies
    Quora ^ | 2019 | Chris Morehouse
    Chris Morehouse, Aerospace Engineer at U.S. Air Force (2017-present) We can just put up a bunch of numbers, but I don’t think that gives a full appreciation of scale. So first let’s hit some specific examples. The B-24 This is Willow Run. It was a B-24 plant built by Ford to mass produce the bomber. It ran its line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and produced a complete B-24 every 63 minutes on average. At peak, it produced 100 bombers in just two days. This plant produced less than half of the total B-24s we built during...
  • Nigerians More Likely To Vote Trump —Report

    09/17/2019 1:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Sahara Reporters ^ | September 17, 2019 | Staff
    The United States might seem divided over President Donald Trump's policies, but overseas, the American president is loved. According to the data from the Pew Research Centre, Nigerians' confidence in Trump to do the right thing regarding world affairs was at 59 percent in 2018, higher than some points during the Obama administration. Also, Nigerians are in top five of those actively following Trump on Twitter, a social media platform constantly used by the president, Monti Datta, associate professor of political science from the University of Richmond, claimed. “Some of Trump's foreign policies in Nigeria might explain his relative popularity....