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  • Passenger with ‘no idea how to fly’ lands plane after pilot emergency

    05/11/2022 1:22:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 10, 2022 | Julian Mark
    Just after noon on Tuesday, a passenger flying in a single-engine plane about 20 miles east of Boca Raton, Fla., radioed air-traffic control.“I’ve got a serious situation here. My pilot has gone incoherent,” the man said, adding from about 9,000 feet up that he had “no idea how to fly the airplane.”The passenger, who did not identify himself in the exchange archived on, told the control tower that he was not sure where he was — only that he could “see the coast of Florida in front of me.”From a tower in Fort Pierce, about 75 miles north of...
  • Joe Biden to Appeal Ruling that Lifted Airplane Mask Mandate if CDC Says So

    04/20/2022 10:02:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/2022 | Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
    President Joe Biden will appeal a judge’s ruling that declared his mask mandate for those flying on federal airplanes unlawful if the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends it. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of the Middle District of Florida declared the Biden administration’s airport mask mandate unlawful and held the CDC exceeded its authority.
  • Chicago woman quarantined in airplane bathroom for 3 hours after testing positive for Covid-19 mid-flight

    01/01/2022 4:21:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Cnn ^ | 12/31/2021 | Sara Smart and Jeevan Ravindran
    CNN) — After a woman tested positive for Covid-19 midflight, the bathroom became her seat for the next few hours. Marisa Fotieo was on an Icelandair flight from Chicago to Reykjavik, Iceland, on December 19, en route to her final destination of Switzerland with her brother and father.
  • A Friend Of Mine Who’s A Commercial Pilot Just Sent Me This Pic Of A Passenger On His Plane

    12/30/2021 2:58:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/28/21 | Jolly Phil
    A friend of mine who’s a commercial pilot just sent me this pic of a passenger on his plane.
  • Top 10 Funniest Movies Ever (As Measured In Laughs Per Minute)

    11/21/2021 6:44:51 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 322 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 21, 2021 | Andrew Bender
    Admit it, you’ve done this: sat around with friends for hours, trying to come up with the definitive list of the funniest movies ever. Well, now here’s an – almost, sort of – statistical solution: the Laugh a Minute rating.It comes from Lovefilm, the London-based video streaming and DVD subscription service. Lovefilm polled its members for the 10 movies that made them laugh most. Then, says spokesperson Helen Cowley, the company convened a panel to watch the movies and note "how many times [each film] made us giggle." Divide the number of laughs by the film’s length in minutes, and...
  • ‘Airplane!’ creator slams joy-killing threat: ‘Twitter 9 percent’

    10/15/2021 8:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2021 | By David Zucker
    Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the release of “Airplane!,” the comedy I wrote and directed with my brother Jerry and our friend Jim Abrahams. Just before the world shut down, Paramount held a screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, followed by a Q&A in which an audience member asked a question we never used to receive: “Could you make ‘Airplane!’ today?” My response: “Of course, we could. Just without the jokes.” Although people tell me that they love “Airplane!” and it seems to be included on just about every Top Five movie-comedy list, there was talk at...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Getting Vaccinated Is an ‘Extension of Black Lives Matter’

    09/30/2021 11:45:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 9/30/2021 | Pam Key
    Former professional basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Thursday on “CBS Mornings” that promoting the need for people to get the COVID vaccination was an extension of Black Lives Matter. Co-host Vladimir Duthiers said, “You’ve called for the NBA to insist that all players and staff be vaccinated. And if they refuse, you believe they should be removed from the team. Why do you feel so strongly about that?” Abdul-Jabbar said, “I think that when we ignore a pandemic that is killing people just because some people don’t feel like doing some research, I can’t go along with that. This COVID...
  • Mystery aircraft is pictured flying over the Philippines

    09/05/2021 6:07:27 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/05/2021 | Adam Manno and Ronny Reyes
    A mysterious aircraft caught flying over the Philippines could be the United State's ultra-secret new RQ-180 stealth drone, aviation experts believe.
  • Rockets in the Stratosphere

    09/04/2021 3:31:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 4, 2021 | Gwynne Dyer
    The typical rocket launch dumps the same amount of CO2 into the atmosphere as one airliner does in the course of a trans-Atlantic crossing If you’re worried about your ‘carbon footprint’ - a concept foisted on the world in 2004 by British Petroleum to persuade people that their own behaviour, and not giant oil companies like BP, is causing the climate problem -- then you definitely should not sign up for a sub-orbital space flight. Besides, you probably can’t afford it ($250,000 pp). Millions of people can afford it, however, and since the Branson/Bezos ‘space race’ last month tickets for...
  • Teen pilot aims to be youngest woman ever to fly solo around the world

    08/27/2021 9:53:20 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 62 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | August 27, 2021 | Monica Danielle
    The roar of the wind crescendos with the airplane engine as the runway recedes into a long, gray ribbon stretching behind 19-year-old Zara Rutherford. She was taking her first test flight in the aircraft she will pilot around the world. At the moment the wheels of the Shark Ultralight lift off the ground, a massive grin splits the teen's face nearly in half. She is right where she wants to be. Raised in a family of pilots, Rutherford, who is Belgian and British, started flying at a young age. “I went to school in Belgium and England and have been...
  • The Fierce Legal Battle at the Heart of the Fight Over Reclining Airline Seats

    08/23/2021 11:34:40 AM PDT · by algore · 63 replies
    I fly around a lot to give talks, and I’m always trying to work on my laptop, and people lean their seats right back into me and squish the laptop into my chest. So I have a lot of experience thinking about, “Well, whose space is that, when someone leans back?” Does it belong to the person in front or the person in back? All of that traces back to these very same simple few stories, and all those stories are on display in that crowded, mushed, conflict-ridden space, which is the airplane seat. Just to give you a concrete...
  • Russia unveils new 'Checkmate' stealth fighter jet at air show

    07/21/2021 2:20:21 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/21/2021 | Brie Stimson
    Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the country’s newly unveiled "Checkmate" warplane on Tuesday. The prototype of the Sukhoi fifth-generation stealth fighter was revealed at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, Reuters reported. The show opened Tuesday in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. Fifth-generation refers to the jet’s stealth characteristics, a capability to cruise at supersonic speed as well as artificial intelligence to assist the pilots, among other advanced features. "What we saw in Zhukovsky today demonstrates that the Russian aviation has a big potential for development and our aircraft making industries continue to create new competitive aircraft designs," Putin said in...
  • Dissecting the Casual Racism of “Airplane!”

    06/30/2021 11:45:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 166 replies ^ | Jul 10, 2020 · | Nathanael Molnár
    Airplane! (1980) is a fun spoof comedy with lots of laughs, right? I watched this film on Netflix for the first time the other night. Instantly, I recognized so many references and clips that I had previously heard and seen. At every turn, it’s filled with great gags that are so incredibly clever and intelligently crafted. Even for someone watching it for the first time all these years later, I loved it. Then came the racist jokes. I think it’s easy for people to dismiss this as being a “product of its time.” I agree, but that doesn’t excuse the...
  • China Increasing Military Capability at 'Serious and Sustained Rate,' Top U.S. General Say

    06/10/2021 11:07:41 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 42 replies ^ | 6/10/21 | BY JASON LEMON
    rmy General Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned on Thursday that China's military is rapidly expanding its capabilities, saying that the U.S. must take steps to ensure that it maintains a competitive advantage moving forward. Milley, who has served as the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since September 2019, made the assessment during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday. The top U.S. general cautioned that the Chinese military has been building its capabilities at "a very serious and sustained rate," Reuters first reported. "We must ensure that we retain our competitive and...
  • DELTA airlines boots two women for private conversation about Trump

    01/09/2021 8:13:34 PM PST · by rxsid · 73 replies
    DELTA airlines boots two women for private conversation about Trump…Kicked off their flight for supporting President TrumpDelta airlines ejected two people for having a private conversation in which they expressed support for Trump.They were removed from a @Delta flight for supporting Trump— Mike Yoder (@Yoder_Esqq) January 9, 2021NEW: @Delta Airlines removes Trump supporters from aircraft after having a private conversation about their support of President Trump.— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) January 9, 2021
  • Holland Pilot Invents Sensor to Help With "Hangar Rash"

    11/10/2020 10:56:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Fox17 ^ | Nov 10, 2020 | Marisa Oberle
    Shrilling beeps echoing throughout a room is not a sound most people want to hear, but for Greg Griffith, it signals opportunity. In 2012, Griffith, a private aircraft owner, was returning from a trip in Florida, when he experienced hangar rash, a term used to describe ground accidents. According to the National Businesses Aviation Association hangar rash makes up 50 percent of aircraft ground handling damage reports, with the average ground handling-related claim costing $124,000. Griffith says it costs the general aviation industry $3 billion a year.
  • 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...
  • Airplane!' at 40: David Zucker defends the comedy classic's controversial jive-talking sequence: 'Everything is so sensitive nowadays'

    07/03/2020 8:52:32 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 94 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ethan Alter
    Surely, we can be serious: Forty years ago in the summer of 1980, Airplane! flew into theaters and made the friendly skies safe... for laughter. The disaster movie spoof became an era-defining hit and launched the directorial careers of writing partners David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker — better known by their comedic call sign ZAZ. The trio went on to make such oft-quoted favorites as Top Secret!, The Naked Gun and Hot Shots!, but Airplane! remains their crowning achievement, even landing a spot on the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. ... While Airplane! is filled with gags...
  • #Breaking First footage of the Ukrainian airplane while on fire falling near #Tehran

    01/07/2020 9:30:47 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 94 replies
    Twitter ^ | Ali Hashem
    #BREAKING an Ukrainian plane carrying 180 passengers crashed close to Imam #Khomeini airport near #Tehran
  • Al Hadath Reporting That Iranian Air Defense Shot Down Ukrainian Airline (180 Dead)

    01/07/2020 9:24:04 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 174 replies
    Al Hadath ^ | Jan 8, 2020
    Al Hadath stating that the Ukrainian aircraft was shot down accidentally by Iranian air defense systems.