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Student Pilot Loses Engine During Solo Flight And Nails The Emergency Landing

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On May 22, Brian Parsley departed Concord, North Carolina in a 1968 Cessna 150J for a “solo long cross-country” flight. At about 2,200 feet above sea level and nine miles from his home airport’s runway, the engine of the Cessna sputtered to a stop. With only 1,500 feet of altitude to work with, there was no chance of making it to the airport, so he took it in for an emergency landing. (jalopnik.com) Daha Fazlası...

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The True Story of 'The Miracle Pilot' and His 120 MPH Water Landing

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Eric Lindner's Tiger in the Sea: The Ditching of Flying Tiger 923 and the Desperate Struggle for Survival tells the story of pilot John Murray's 1962 life-saving "ditch" of an L-1049H Super Constellation in the North Atlantic ocean, a barely controlled water landing with 76 passengers and crew members onboard. The effort captivated the world at the height of the Cold War. Newspapers from London to Los Angeles ran breaking updates of the crash's aftermath, and President… (www.yahoo.com) Daha Fazlası...

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A Russian passenger plane that disappeared in Siberia has been located with all 19 people aboard still alive

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An Antonov-28 plane, operated by regional airline SiLA, has been found after making an emergency landing in Siberia. All 19 passengers on board are alive and are being evacuated. A source told Interfax that the flight "stopped communicating" mid-flight and had disappeared off radar. A Russian plane that disappeared off radar near the Tomsk region of Siberia has been located - and all 19 passengers on board are alive, local officials told Sky News. (www.msn.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Air cargo company that ditched plane off Hawaii is grounded

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A cargo airline whose plane ditched into the ocean off Hawaii has been grounded after investigators looked into the company's safety practices before the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it will bar Rhoades Aviation of Honolulu from flying or doing maintenance inspections until it meets FAA regulations. (abcnews.go.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Southwest Airlines losses narrow as leisure travel bounces back

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Southwest Airlines Co on Thursday reported a smaller quarterly loss and said it would remain profitable for the rest of the year, as leisure bookings rebound thanks to aggressive vaccination drives. The U.S. budget carrier has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the easing of coronavirus curbs as it mainly caters to the domestic market, unlike larger rivals who fly transatlantic routes and are struggling due to international border restrictions. That has propelled Southwest's market… (www.yahoo.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Boeing cleared to launch Starliner on 2nd test flight

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NASA and Boeing held a day-long flight readiness review Thursday and cleared the company's CST-100 Starliner astronaut ferry ship for launch July 30 on a second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station. The spacecraft's maiden flight in December 2019 was marred by major software problems that prevented a planned rendezvous with the station. Next week's Orbital Flight Test No. 2, or OFT-2, will test a wide variety of upgrades and improvements intended to clear the… (www.yahoo.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed 25 years after crash

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For nearly 20 years, a haunting relic of one of the worst aviation disasters in U.S. history has been tucked away in a cavernous warehouse in Northern Virginia. The jetliner was decommissioned this month and will be destroyed by the end of the year. The crash left 230 people dead. (www.washingtonpost.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Teen pilot makes emergency landing on Jersey Shore bridge

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An investigation is underway after a banner plane made an emergency landing on a bridge in Ocean City, New Jersey, Monday afternoon. The incident was first reported at about 12:38 p.m. on the 9th Street Bridge, which connects Ocean City and Somers Point in Cape May County. (www.youtube.com) Daha Fazlası...

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A look into the largest jet engine ever made: who will beat the giant?

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All commercial aircraft designed during the last 40 years are powered by gas turbine engines. These are either turbofan or turboprop. Currently, and judging by the number of deliveries made across the globe, the best-selling jet engine is the turbofan. And among the turbofans is an engine model, which presently holds the title of the world’s largest engine. However, a competitor might well usurp this position. Here, AeroTime investigates the biggest commercial aircraft ever made. (www.aerotime.aero) Daha Fazlası...

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Biden Wants To Crack Down On Airline Fees To Increase Competition In The Industry

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The Biden administration wants to crack down on extra fees and require refunds if your bags arrive late or the Wi-Fi doesn't work. As NPR's David Schaper reports from Chicago, it's part of a broader effort to try to increase competition in the airline industry. (www.wuwm.com) Daha Fazlası...

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SpaceX test fires massive Super Heavy booster for Starship for 1st time (video)

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SpaceX fired up the massive booster rocket for its new Starship spacecraft Monday night (July 19) in a short first-of-its-kind test for the company's ambitious new launch system. The towering stainless-steel booster, called Super Heavy, ignited three Raptor engines in a brief "static fire" test on a pad at SpaceX's Starbase facility in southern Texas, near the village of Boca Chica. Booster 3, as this particularly Super Heavy is known, is the latest in a series of prototypes… (www.space.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Reports of unruly US airline passengers up 500% this year

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Reports of unruly passengers on US airlines this year have taken off, spiking by 500 percent thanks largely to passengers who refused to wear masks on flights during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Federal Aviation Administration. (nypost.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Cirrus makes engine out landing on KY highway

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Cirrus makes an emergency landing on eastern central KY highway. After engine was repaired, the plane was flown right off that same highway. (www.wkyt.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Where Do The Pilots Sit On The Stratolaunch Aircraft?

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The colossal Stratolaunch captures attention for many reasons. With a wingspan of 385 feet and weighing 590 tonnes, the size of this plane is eye-catching. But it also has other attention-getting design features, including two fuselages and two cockpits. That leads to the question, where do the pilots sit? Do they have cockpit options? (simpleflying.com) Daha Fazlası...

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FAA Suspends Operations of Crashed Cargo Plane Operator

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The Federal Aviation Administration said it suspended operations of an airline whose cargo plane crashed into the ocean earlier this month, following an investigation into the airline’s parent company. Two pilots flying a Boeing Co. BA -1.63% 737-200 cargo plane for Transair Flight 810 were forced to land in the ocean near Honolulu around 1:30 a.m. local time on July 2, a crash that sent both of them to the hospital. The FAA on Friday said it had been probing maintenance and safety practices of… (www.wsj.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Beyond KC-46: Air Force Exploring ‘Advanced’ Tech On Next Tanker

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While the Air Force is still working through long-standing technical issues and delays with the KC-46A Pegasus tanker, the service is turning its gaze to the future, with both a commercially-based “bridge tanker” and a next-generation capability based on “advanced technologies” on the agenda. (breakingdefense.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Neos Operates Its 1st JFK Passenger Service With The Boeing 787

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Leisure-focused Italian airline Neos has operated its first passenger service to New York JFK using one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Prior to this, the airline had flown to New York for cargo missions. This inaugural service departed Milan on Thursday, July 22nd, from the airline’s Malpensa base. (simpleflying.com) Daha Fazlası...

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China Launched a Little Baby Version of the X-37B Spaceplane

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A Chinese aerospace manufacturer hailed a successful test flight of a new spaceplane that will broaden China’s reusable spaceflight capabilities. The unnamed craft reportedly takes off like a rocket and lands like an airplane, much like the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B (pictured above), but can’t go all the way into orbit like the American spaceplane can. The Chinese version is the first of a series of reusable spacecraft that will benefit the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). (finance.yahoo.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Single-Engine Cessna Denali Becomes Beechcraft Denali Ahead Maiden Flight

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On July 21st, Textron Aviation announced that it is rebranding its Cessna Denali aircraft as Beechcraft Denali. The airplane will now join the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air family as part of the company's turboprop product lineup. The prototype's maiden flight is expected to take place later this year. (www.autoevolution.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Air Canada sets record for cargo revenue in second quarter

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Air Canada's recover from the COVID pandemic has been slow because of government restrictions on travel, but cargo is booming. (www.freightwaves.com) Daha Fazlası...

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First Miami-Dubai flight touches down at MIA, start of four weekly Emirates trips

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The first direct flight between Dubai and Miami arrived at Miami International Airport on Thursday. The arrival marks Emirates’ launch of four weekly flights between the two cities. The company canceled the same service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last year. Passengers on the new route of about 15-16 hours in the air will travel on Emirates’ Boeing 777 jets, which feature eight private suites in first class, and operate on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. (www.yahoo.com) Daha Fazlası...

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United Airlines ditches cargo-only flights as passengers return

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United Airlines is ending mini-freighter flights, but hopes to maintain cargo growth with its combination passenger flights. (www.freightwaves.com) Daha Fazlası...

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Viral video shows agent refer booted passenger to a different airline

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Viral video captured an American Airlines passenger being booted off a Texas-to-Florida flight after she allegedly refused to properly mask up and then uttered a vulgar term at a female employee. The action unfolded Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as passengers boarded Flight 2823 to Miami, which was running four hours late due to a maintenance issue, traveler Chris Freeman told NBC News on Thursday. An agent spotted the female passenger wearing a "fabric mask with… (www.yahoo.com) Daha Fazlası...

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