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  • FAA Press Office responds: There will be no investigations into pilot death/disability caused by the COVID vaccines

    01/30/2023 6:45:45 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Steve Kirsch ^ | Jan 27, 2023 | Steve Kirsch
    The top management of the FAA needs to be gutted. This is unacceptable that they look the other way when pilots and flight attendants are killed or injured by the COVID vaccines. ... Executive summary The FAA is not investigating any pilot injury, disability, or deaths if it is associated with the COVID vaccines. They know about the incidents, but there is no investigation. When contacted, they have no comment as to why there are not investigating these incidents. The official story is “we haven’t seen a problem” but they haven’t seen a problem because they refuse to look. The...
  • Florida man arrested for temporarily blinding police helicopter pilot with laser: 'Mess around and find out'

    01/05/2023 2:03:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 4, 2023 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A Florida man is under arrest for shining a laser into the cockpit of a police helicopter which temporarily blinded the pilot forcing him to hand the controls to another officer. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office pilot was temporarily blinded by a laser that was flashed into the cockpit multiple times as the officers assisted the Palm Bay Police Department in the search for a man who attacked his roommate, WOFL-TV reported. Police later determined where the laser was coming from and arrested 33-year-old Dean Gordon Beolet, who was not involved in the crime the helicopter had been tracking, and...
  • Former US pilot held in Australia accused of breaking US arms controls by training Chinese pilots

    12/13/2022 11:16:44 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12/13/22 | BenDoherty/Reuters
    Indictment says Daniel Duggan provided military training to the pilots through a ‘test flying academy’ in South Africa between 2010-12 Australian pilot Daniel Duggan – a former US Marine Corps aviator – has been accused of breaking American arms control laws by training Chinese fighter pilots to land on aircraft carriers, according to an indictment now unsealed by a US court. The indictment said the naturalised Australian “provided military training to (PRC) People’s Republic of China pilots” through a “test flying academy” in South Africa between 2010 and 2012. Duggan was arrested by Australian authorities, at the request of the...
  • Airlines are lobbying for a change to federal regulations that could put one pilot in the cockpit

    12/11/2022 10:22:14 AM PST · by DFG · 82 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/08/2022 | PETER GREENBERG
    In the airline business, there are two cost factors the airlines can never control: fuel and labor. And as technology improves — and pilot salaries increase — there's been a controversial move lately by the industry to try to amend what's known as part 121 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. That's the federal air regulation that requires air carriers to have two pilots in the cockpit at all times. The airlines have been quietly lobbying that the single-pilot approach would quickly solve the staffing problem caused by the pilot shortage and that technology has vastly improved to allow for safe...
  • Ukrainian fighter pilot shoots gory selfie after ejecting from aircraft

    12/08/2022 8:01:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/08/2022 | Yaron Steinbuch
    This Ukrainian fighter pilot didn’t let a bloodied face get in the way of capturing a selfie after he was ejected from his MiG-29. Maj. Vadym Voroshylov, known by his callsign “Karaya,” captured the dramatic shot from under his parachute after he bailed out of his stricken jet over west-central Ukraine, Forbes reported. He ejected Oct. 12 during a nighttime battle with Iranian-made suicide drones – but the video was only posted Tuesday, the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, The Aviationist reported. For his exploits, Voroshylov received the title of Hero of Ukraine with the Order of the...
  • Deceased pilot’s widow sues USAF over faulty ejection seat.

    09/17/2022 8:47:07 AM PDT · by pterional · 33 replies
    First Lt. David Schmitz, an F-16 pilot at South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base, died 30 June 2020, when his ejection seat malfunctioned as he tried to punch-out during a failed nighttime landing. He was 32. An Air Force investigation of the incident revealed that key components of the ejection seat may have been counterfeit
  • Birmingham Airport flight makes emergency landing after Jet2 pilot 'faints'. ( United Kingdom - Greece )

    08/28/2022 4:26:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    coventry telegraph ^ | 26 AUG 2022
    The aircraft had set off for Antalya in Turkey but was diverted.. Passengers on a Turkey-bound flight from Birmingham Airport experienced a mid-air drama after a pilot reportedly "fainted", forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. The Jet2 flight which was travelling to Antalya in Turkey landed in Thessaloniki in Greece because of what the airline described as a medical emergency. The flight was diverted as a "precautionary measure" according to a Jet2 spokesman. They added that teams worked "extremely hard to look after everyone" and apologised for the delay. Some passengers were delayed by the incident, with one...
  • American Airlines ends service in these three cities due to pilot shortage

    06/21/2022 9:56:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2022 | Karen Townsend
    The summer travel season has not exactly gotten off to a great start. Demand is up due to people ready to travel after an almost two-year pandemic kept many travelers at home. There is a pilot shortage now, though, and it is causing cancelations and delays. American Airlines told FOX Business on Monday that it is ending service to three cities on September 7. Those cities are Islip and Ithaca, New York, and Toledo, Ohio.The pilot shortage has been building since the pandemic. Some pilots were put on furlough. Others decided to retire or go into other areas of employment....
  • Flight attendant-turned-baker is arrested for using dead baby's identity to obtain job, pilot's license, passport and over $1.5million in COVID relief funds

    06/14/2022 1:59:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/11/22 | Stephen M. Lepore
    An Ohio cupcake saleswoman has been arrested after running a fraud by stealing a dead infant's identity for the last two decades. Ava Virginia Misseldine, 49, was arrested on Thursday in Utah, where she'd moved from Ohio in the last year, according to an affidavit. She was charged with using the dead child's name - Brie Bourgeois - to get a job, a pilot's license, a passport, college admission and $1.5million in COVID-19 bailout cash. During her time in Ohio, she'd been praised for running the Koko Tea Salon & Bakery and was even featured on the Food Network's The...
  • Tom Cruise terrifies James Corden in ‘Top Gun’ fighter jet

    05/26/2022 7:49:09 PM PDT · by Callahan · 23 replies
    [See link for YouTube video] Description: Tom Cruise pilots a nervous Jame Corden in a vintage P-51 Mustang and an Aero L-39 fighter jet trainer, performing various aerial maneuvers, to promote the new Top Gun movie.
  • 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...
  • Incredible Story — Passenger lands Cessna after pilot falls unconscious…

    05/11/2022 8:27:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on May 11, 2022 10:33 am
    VIDEO AT LINK........................ A passenger with no flying experience safely landed a light aircraft at an airport in Florida after his pilot fell unconscious, in what has been described as “nothing short of a miracle.” Remarkable audio from the cockpit showed the man telling air traffic control: “I’ve got a serious situation here. My pilot has gone incoherent and I have no idea how to fly the airplane.” The man, who has not been identified, was a passenger on a Cessna 208 Caravan and was flying home to Florida from the Bahamas to see his pregnant wife. However, just off...
  • The U.S. Pilot Shortage: How Much Will Airfare Increase?

    05/03/2022 7:23:42 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 31 replies ^ | May 3, 2022 | Yaёl Bizouati-Kennedy
    A combination of pandemic fatigue, being overworked, lengthy training time, and early retirements, is leading to a pilot shortage in the country. Now, airlines are upping the ante to fill the positions. In turn, several experts say that customers need to brace themselves for higher prices. United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said that in the U.S., airlines aim to add 13,000 pilots this year, but the country only produces between 5,000 and 7,000 pilots annually, according to an April 21, 2022, earnings call transcript. Fewer pilots mean less supply, which translates to higher prices, he added. Kirby added on the...
  • American Airlines pilot who suffered Cardiac Arrest minutes after landing blames Covid-19 injection he was forced to get

    04/26/2022 5:47:41 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    The Exposé ^ | 4/25/22 | The Exposé
    Steve Kirsch sat down for an interview with Josh Yoder of US Freedom Flyers about American Airlines Captain Bob Snow. Snow had a cardiac arrest minutes after landing the plane. He nearly died. According to Snow, it’s pretty clear that his cardiac arrest was due to the experimental COVID vaccine that American Airlines forced him to take to keep his job. Key points in the video interview below include: How Snow knows it was the vaccine and not just “bad luck” American Airlines never called Snow in the hospital even though it was their fault he took the vaccine and...
  • Airlines Hiring Buses to Transport Passengers Between Airports During Pilot Shortage

    04/25/2022 7:41:31 PM PDT · by T.B. Yoits · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 4/24/2022 | Patrick Reilly
    Several US airlines struggling to find pilots amid a nationwide shortage are hiring bus companies to transport passengers to airports in cities that are only a short flight away. American Airlines, the country’s largest airline, announced a partnership with a coach company earlier this month to transport passengers between Philadelphia International Airport and airports in Allentown, Pennsylvania [73 miles away] and Atlantic City, New Jersey [56 miles away]. American and the bus company, Landline, said the service would be an easier way to get to and from the two airports rather than flying. The service is scheduled to begin on...
  • Cardiologist Says 30 Percent of Vaccinated Pilots Would Fail Health Screenings Due to Vaccine Injuries

    04/25/2022 9:41:35 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 04/21/2022 | Debra Heine
    Joshua Yoder, an airline pilot and co-founder of the U.S. Freedom Flyers said during an interview Wednesday that a cardiologist told him that if the airlines were conducting certain health screenings, 30 percent of the pilots currently flying would probably be disqualified due to vaccine-induced heart conditions.Yoder told tech millionaire and Vaccine Safety Research Foundation founder Steve Kirsch that his group has received hundreds of reports about pilots flying planes while suffering from adverse side effects from the COVID vaccines.The most prominent health issues being reported, the pilot noted, include chest pains, myocarditis, and pericarditis. Yoder said that three vaccinated...
  • Pilot shortage weighs on airlines

    04/10/2022 12:00:35 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 34 replies ^ | 4/10/2022 | By Dan Nielsen
    TRAVERSE CITY — Passengers are lining up to fly to Traverse City, but airlines are having trouble lining up enough crews to pilot their planes. The result will be fewer commercial flights landing at Cherry Capital Airport this summer. “We’re not going to see as many flights as we had before,” Cherry Capital Airport Northwest Regional Airport Authority CEO Kevin Klein said this week. “The number of flights and the number of aircraft that are available to fly is all going to be dependent on the amount of crews and pilots and flight attendants that the airlines have.” Bad weather...
  • Big legal win for Wright-Patterson Air Force members fighting vaccine mandate

    04/04/2022 3:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    WXIX ^ | Apr. 1, 2022 | Jennifer Edwards Baker
    A federal judge in Cincinnati granted a temporary order this week blocking Air Force action against 18 service members including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton who are fighting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. A federal judge in Cincinnati is stopping Air Force action against 18 servicemembers fighting the COVID-19 vaccine including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton. The servicemembers sued earlier this year over the denial of religious accommodations for refusing shots. The First Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) does, in fact, apply to the military, contrary to...
  • Pilot Shortage Forces Delta, American Air To Cut Regional Flights: Thousands of pilots have taken early retirement, and now there's not enough as travel rebounds.

    01/14/2022 9:27:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Libertarian Hub ^ | 01/14/2022 | Tyler Durden
    A pilot shortage has led Delta Air Lines Inc. and American Airlines Group to slash regional flights around the country, prolonging travel pains that first emerged during Christmas Eve. Bloomberg reports Delta will slash a quarter of its flights through the first half of this year. American is expected to drop 580 March flights at its wholly-owned Piedmont Airlines and a number of flights at its regional partners SkyWest Inc. and Mesa Air Group Inc.The shortage is not just because pilots call out sick for COVID-19 as the omicron variant spreads rapidly. There is a lingering pandemic effect of thousands...
  • Vaccine Injured Pilot Reveals: “There Are Pilots That Are Going To Work With Crushing Chest Pains”

    01/03/2022 3:33:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    American pilot Greg Pearson, who became injured after receiving the COVID vaccine, recently revealed a shocking truth in a interview with Real America’s Voice.Pearson said that ‘vaccinated pilots are a flight risk’ as some are going to work with “crushing pains in their chests and heads.”His revelation comes after US Army whistleblower Theresa Long testified late last year that she had to ground three out of three pilots in one morning due to vaccine injuries.Pearson got the COVID shot against his better judgment because of an employer mandate. He was forced to go to the emergency room shortly after as...