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  • Indonesian man with COVID-19 busted for dressing up as wife to get on flight

    07/21/2021 12:18:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/21/2021 | Natalie O'Neill
    This COVID-infected flyer is a total drag! An Indonesian man with the coronavirus disguised himself as his virus-free wife to board a commercial flight in the country, according to officials who arrested him. The traveler, identified only as “DW,” allegedly wore a niqab covering his face as he flashed his better half’s identification card to slip on the recent Citilink flight from Jakarta to Ternate, according to CNN Indonesia. The cross-dressing flyer allegedly also showed officials his spouse’s negative test results while claiming to be her, according to the outlet, which didn’t report when the incident happened.
  • Pete Buttigieg Trolls for Free Space Flight: ‘I Would Go Up in a Heartbeat,’ but Not ‘in My Budget

    07/21/2021 9:43:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/2021 | Kyle Olson
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg trolled for a free trip to space Tuesday before lamenting such a venture was not “in my budget.” As Amazon king Jeff Bezos’s space organ, dubbed New Shepard, lasted 10 minutes away from Earth, Buttigieg told the Economic Club of Washington, DC, virtually, “I would go up in a heartbeat. I think it’s such exciting stuff,” the AP reported.
  • Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Space Trip Delayed Slightly by Weather (now set for 10:30 a.m. ET)

    07/11/2021 5:51:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 70 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/11/2021 | Micah Maidenberg
    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M.—Richard Branson is scheduled to travel to the edge of space Sunday in a flight aimed at spurring a new, multibillion-dollar space-tourism industry. The flight, originally scheduled for 9 a.m. ET, was delayed 90 minutes on Sunday because of weather overnight at the launch facility in New Mexico. The launch is now scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET. At that time, a highflying Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. airplane is expected to take off from the Spaceport America facility near Truth or Consequences. The plane, called the VMS Eve, will carry the spacecraft VSS Unity, which will include Mr....
  • “Off To New Places” – Mars Helicopter Prepares For Fifth Flight, A One-Way Trip On Friday

    05/07/2021 1:04:00 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Indeki.com ^ | 5-7-2021 | Tyler Durden
    NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is preparing to explore a new region of the Red Planet today on its fifth scheduled flight (3:26 p.m. EDT, or 12:26 p.m. PDT), with flight data coming in around 7:31 p.m. EDT (4:31 p.m. PDT).  Off to new places! The #MarsHelicopter is slated for its fifth flight on May 7, with data coming down at 4:31pm PT (7:31pm ET). The rotorcraft will take off at Wright Brothers Field and will land elsewhere this time, which is another first for Ingenuity. https://t.co/JxLNz7UADw pic.twitter.com/zOGo1j7srt — NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) May 6, 2021 If all goes well, the...
  • Work Progresses Toward Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars

    04/13/2021 5:47:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/12/2021 | NASA/JPL
    STATUS UPDATES | April 12, 2021Work Progresses Toward Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars Written by NASA/JPL NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter unlocked its rotor blades, allowing them to spin freely, on April 7, 2021, the 47th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Download image ›The Ingenuity team has identified a software solution for the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9) during a planned high-speed spin-up test of the helicopter’s rotors. Over the weekend, the team considered and tested multiple potential solutions to this issue, concluding that minor modification and reinstallation of Ingenuity’s flight control software is...
  • 'Dark Watchers' have been spooking California hikers for centuries. What are they?

    03/15/2021 5:30:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 103 replies
    livescience.com ^ | Brandon Specktor
    For hundreds of years, people have looked up at the hazy peaks of California's Santa Lucia Mountains at sunset and seen tall, cloaked figures staring back. Then, within moments, the eerie silhouettes disappear. These twilight apparitions are known as the Dark Watchers — shady, sometimes 10-foot-tall (3 meters) men bedecked in sinister hats and capes. One famous observer who felt the presence of the Watchers was the American author John Steinbeck. In his 1938 short story "Flight," a character sees a black figure leering down at him from a nearby ridgetop, "but he looked quickly away, for it was one...
  • Chinese flight attendants told to wear diapers to avoid COVID-19

    12/10/2020 7:59:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/10/2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    Flight attendants in China are being advised to wear diapers in order to ward off COVID-19 infections — by helping them avoid the plane bathroom, according to new airline guidelines. The disposable undergarments and other personal protective equipment — masks, goggles, shoe covers — are on a list of recommendations for flight crew on flights to and from high-risk countries, CNN reported.
  • Couple with coronavirus arrested after boarding San Francisco flight to Hawaii

    12/02/2020 1:14:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/02/2020
    The couple, from Wailua, Kauai, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of reckless endangerment after getting on a flight traveling from San Francisco to Lihue. Kauai police said the man and woman, both age 46, knew they had tested positive for the virus and placed other passengers on the flight in “danger of death.”
  • Flight map shows staggering amount of flights ahead of Thanksgiving amid COVID-19

    11/24/2020 1:20:30 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/24/2020 | Amanda Woods
    An alarming flight map shows the staggering number of flights over the United States two days ahead of Thanksgiving — despite officials urging Americans not to travel for the holiday amid surging coronavirus cases. FlightRadar24, which tracks flight paths in real-time, reported 6,972 flights in the skies above North America as of noon Tuesday — fewer than the 7,630 flights on the same day in 2019 but more than the 6,815 flights on the same day in 2018.
  • First Israel-Emirates Commercial Flight Set for Monday

    08/28/2020 9:34:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28 2020 | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    Jerusalem (AFP) — An Israeli-American delegation will fly on the first commercial flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates on Monday after a landmark deal between the countries, officials said Friday. “An official Israeli delegation will go to Abu Dhabi on a direct El Al flight for the first time ever,” a spokesman for Israel’s national carrier said, noting the flight from Tel Aviv was set for Monday. Jared Kushner, top aide and son-in-law to US President Donald Trump, has confirmed he will be on the flight, alongside National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien.
  • DHS, FAA issue temporary flight restriction over City of Portland

    07/24/2020 9:27:57 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 25 replies
    OregonLive ^ | July 24, 2020 | Ty Vinson
    The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration have issued a temporary flight restriction over the City of Portland for unmanned aircraft systems, such as drones, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website. That means personal drones cannot be flown within city limits. Administration officials said the restriction is for special security reasons, but they did not elaborate on those reasons. The restriction began July 16 and will end Aug. 16. The restriction is for aircraft systems that fly at or below 1,000 feet. Commercial airplanes and any manned aircrafts are not affected by the restriction. Kama Simonds,...
  • Trump Administration Suspending Chinese Passenger Flights From Flying to US

    06/03/2020 8:25:51 AM PDT · by datura · 51 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3 Jun 2020 | Zachary Stieber
    The United States is banning all Chinese flights to and from America as retaliation for China failing to let U.S. carriers freely conduct operations. President Donald Trump’s administration said seven China-based airlines, including Air China Limited and Xiamen Airlines, will not be able to fly to or from the United States. An order from the U.S. Department of Transportation said it was “responding to the failure of” China “to permit U.S. carriers to exercise the full extent of their bilateral right to conduct scheduled passenger air services to and from China.” As a result of that failure, the United States “is...
  • Pritzker says secret charter flights to China needed to keep feds from seizing medical supplies

    04/16/2020 8:13:15 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 31 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 4/15/20 | Kevin Bessler
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker defended his decision Wednesday to arrange for two charter flights to transport millions of masks and gloves from China to Illinois to bolster the state's limited supply of personal protective equipment as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The flights, which cost about $1.7 million, were listed in a new state comptroller portal that tracks state spending on the public health crisis. Details of the fights are being kept secret out of fear President Donald Trump's administration might seize the cargo, Pritzker said. “It is true that the federal government seems to be interrupting supplies that are...
  • Local tech start-up to compete for one million dollars in human flight competition(COOL!)

    02/13/2020 5:52:52 PM PST · by devane617 · 7 replies
    MyPanhandle ^ | 02/13/2020 | Erika Orstad
    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — When Panama City Beach resident, Jeff Elkins, was a kid, he says he knew one thing for sure. “I knew there would be flying cars by the year 2000,” he said in an interview. The year 2000 came and went without flying cars, so, Elkins took matters into his own hands. With screws and sheet metal, propellers and joysticks, he created an early version of the “Air-board.”
  • Man molested on flight by drunk mom is furious she escaped jail

    02/07/2020 5:24:26 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 6, 2020 | Lee Brown
    A British man who was molested on a plane by a drunk mom who abandoned her 7-year-old daughter to try to have public sex with him is furious she avoided jail — insisting it’s only because she’s a woman. Single dad Gary Kirby, 31, was flying his 10-year-old son, Connor, to Turkey for a birthday treat last May when he was groped by Louise Whyte, 38, who had left her daughter alone to hit on the humiliated dad.
  • On Same Night Iran Fires Missiles – Ukraine Passenger Flight Leaving Tehran Airport Crashes Killing 170….

    01/08/2020 2:09:45 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 37 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/7/20 | sundance
    Horrific coincidence that might not entirely be a coincidence. A Ukraine 737 Airliner, Flight 752 from Tehran to Ukraine, is lost shortly after take-off. The incident takes place only hours after Iran fires ballistic missiles into Iraq targeting U.S. bases Video of the plane crashing shows the airliner in flames as it nears the ground and explodes. Some preliminary reporting indicated the flight might have been accidentally shot down by Iranian anti-aircraft defenses.
  • ‘It’s Creepy’: Unexplained Drones Are Swarming by Night Over Colorado

    01/02/2020 4:11:34 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 108 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/1/2020 | Mitch Smith
    They come in the night: Drones — lots of them — flying in precise formations over the Colorado and Nebraska prairie. Whose are they? Unknown. Why are they there? Unclear. “It’s creepy,” said Missy Blackman, who saw three drones hovering over her farm outside Palisade, Neb., on a recent evening, including one that lingered right above her house. “I have a lot of questions of why and what are they, and nobody seems to have any answers.” Since before Christmas, sheriff’s departments in the region have been bombarded with reports of large drones with blinking lights and wingspans of up...
  • Pelosi Flying out with Democrats to U.N. Climate Meeting in Spain

    12/01/2019 7:07:02 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2019 | SIMON KENT
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will fly out Sunday with a large delegation of congressional Democrats heading 3,781 miles across the Atlantic to the United Nations COP25 climate change conference in Madrid. A key element of the conference will seek to place financial penalties on global commercial aviation to stop people flying and making “unnecessary contributions to atmospheric carbon dioxide pollution.”  The Pelosi delegation will join almost 25,000 people and 1500 journalists flying into the Spanish capital to attend the meeting.The members of the taxpayer-funded Pelosi Democrat delegation include: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Committee on Energy and CommerceChairwoman...
  • A Crying Shame: Europe's 'Flight Shaming' Movement: Shame On You For Flying On A Plane

    11/01/2019 7:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/01/2019 | By Chris J. Krisinger
    If one invention in mankind's history has connected people and places, helped raise the standard of living for billions of people, and allowed anyone to travel the world freely, it is the modern jet airliner. Yet environmental activists are now sprouting another offshoot of the "global warming" movement to recklessly contract and diminish this advancement in human ingenuity because they fret over aircraft as one of the most "carbon-intensive" forms of travel. Your new word for the day is "flygskam" (pronounced: "fleeg-skam"). It is a Swedish word introduced by the nascent — still mostly European — environmental movement to "flight-shame"...
  • JetBLue Flight 1347 from Reagan National to San Juan, P.R. Diverted to Bermuda - 9/11/19

    09/11/2019 9:08:02 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 5 replies
    FlightAware ^ | 9/11/19
    Plane has landed in Bermuda. No word as to why it was diverted. It's Sept. 11th, so heightened alert. JetBlue flight 1347.