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  • Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 30 years on New Mexico runway

    05/27/2017 4:16:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at an Agoura Hills event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said... The auction house says Elvis designed the interior that has gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit...
  • Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years

    05/22/2017 10:31:11 AM PDT · by deport · 55 replies
    The Eagle ^ | May 22, 2017 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. Elvis designed the interior that has gold-ton woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit. Liveauctioneers.com says the 1962 red Lockheed JetStar was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon Presley. end snip
  • New Yorker's Comey Cover Is Generating Buzz

    05/12/2017 5:42:21 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies
    http://www.newser.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | Rob Quinn
    A New Yorker cover generating a lot of buzz likens former FBI director James Comey to somebody else who suffered a very controversial removal: United Airlines passenger David Dao. The cover for the May 22 edition shows Comey being dragged off a plane by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a police uniform, with President Trump as the pilot looking on, USA Today reports.
  • China’s answer to Airbus, Boeing due to take off on Friday

    05/03/2017 4:04:11 PM PDT · by teacherwoes · 60 replies
    SCMP ^ | May 3, 2017 | Daniel Ren
    After a three year delay the long-awaited maiden flight of China’s 158-seat C919 passenger aircraft is scheduled for Friday, the latest step by the country to break the duopoly of Western giants Airbus and Boeing. According to Xinhua, the first flight of the C919, assembled by state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), will be conducted at the Shanghai International Airport on Friday, but could be delayed if weather conditions are not suitable. The timing for the first flight was set after the passenger jet passed a thorough assessment in April. A successful maiden flight, followed by a series of...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jewish passenger delays flight for more than an hour because he wanted the TV.....

    04/21/2017 7:21:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 21, 2017 | Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish passenger delays flight for more than an hour because he wanted the TV screens switched off A flight from Kiev to Israel was delayed for more than an hour on Thursday night after an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man insisted the overhead television screens were retracted or turned off. In keeping with traditional religious teachings and practices, the passenger argued that he did not want his children to watch any TV or films during the flight with budget Israeli airline UP. Despite his verbal protest, flight attendants were unable to adhere to the man's request and they issued...
  • Airplane Classic Scenes

    04/12/2017 5:08:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Dunderphonic 8-Bit ^ | Uploaded on Oct 16, 2011 | Airplane Movie
    Airplane Classic Scenes
  • PICTURED: The internal medicine specialist father-of-five who was beaten and dragged off....

    04/11/2017 10:15:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 138 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 11, 2017 | Liam Quinn and Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: PICTURED: The internal medicine specialist father-of-five who was beaten and dragged off an overbooked United flight as CEO pens 'tone deaf' email DEFENDING staff The passenger who was dragged from an United Airlines flight is 69-year-old grandfather Dr David Dao. Footage of the Vietnamese-American being hauled off the overbooked flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday caused outrage on Monday. Dr Dao was heard in videos captured of his shocking eviction saying he needed to get home to Louisville so he could see patients. DailyMail.com can reveal Dr Dao is a father of five and a grandfather,...
  • United Airlines Training Video (it's humor, folks)

    04/10/2017 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 82 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 10, 2017 | TruNews Network
    Well, that didn't take long. Somebody has already found - and posted on YouTube - what appears to be a short United Airlines training video.
  • Senator [Schumer] Calls for Investigation into Small Plane Crashes

    03/10/2017 8:44:01 AM PST · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | 3/10/17 | Pope
    New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to launch a study into a spate of small plane crashes around New York City. “We’re only a few months into 2017 and already we’ve seen two small plane crashes here in the New York metro area,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference in Manhattan on Sunday, referring to two accidents involving airplanes from Long Island last month. In a letter to NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart, Schumer, the Senate minority leader, requested that the agency study New York’s small plane accidents over the past year...
  • Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in airplane's nose gear

    01/31/2017 12:04:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/31/17 | AP
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say 31 pounds of cocaine that was accidentally discovered stashed in the nose of an American Airlines aircraft in Tulsa is worth around $434,000. Tulsa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Justin Green says the plane arrived in Miami from Bogota, Colombia, on Sunday. It was flagged for maintenance and sent later that day to Tulsa International Airport, where American Airlines has a maintenance base.
  • The Threat of Terrorism Spoofing

    01/26/2017 9:52:06 AM PST · by johnatures · 10 replies
    New York Observer ^ | January 24, 2017 | John A. Tures
    Imagine terrorists using new technology to trick planes into crashing into buildings. It may sound like a Die Hard movie, but the premise, which involves “GPS spoofing,” troubles our nation’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Spoofing became a big deal when University of Texas professor Todd Humphreys accepted a challenge a few years ago from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use this method to commandeer one of the agency’s drones via a GPS device. Much to their astonishment, he was successful. “It’s easiest to understand GPS spoofing by comparing it with GPS jamming,” Humphreys told the Observer. “Jamming...
  • The Legendary A-10 (Warthog) Looks Like It's Here To Stay After Being Upgraded By The Air Force

    01/11/2017 10:22:27 AM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    BI ^ | 1-11-2017 | Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieJanuary 11, 2017 USAF In another positive sign for the beloved A-10, Air Force maintainers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona have outfitted the Warthog with an upgrade for combat search and rescue missions (CSAR). Dubbed the lightweight airborne recovery system, the upgrade helps A-10 pilots "communicate more effectively with individuals on the ground such as downed pilots, pararescuemen and joint terminal attack controllers," according to an Air Force statement. Of all the fixed-wing aircraft in the US Air Force's inventory, no plane carries out CSAR missions like the A-10. CSAR missions jump off with little warning and...
  • Report: Passenger (Man) Removed From Plane After Harassing Ivanka Trump

    12/22/2016 9:14:37 AM PST · by blam · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-22-2016- | Fox News
    Fox NewsDecember 22, 2016 An unruly passenger had to be removed from a JetBlue flight leaving New York on Thursday after he began loudly harassing Ivanka Trump and her young children, according to TMZ and posts on social media. Ivanka, the daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, was flying in coach with her husband, Jared Kushner, her children and several cousins when an unidentified man began yelling at her. “Your father is ruining the country,” the man said, according to TMZ. “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.” The man was reportedly holding a young child in...
  • CNN Apologizes After Joking About Donald Trump’s Plane Crashing

    12/02/2016 12:45:13 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/2/2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    CNN Apologizes After Joking About Donald Trump’s Plane Crashing Kaitlan Collins Entertainment Editor 1:52 PM 12/02/2016 CNN has apologized after a reporter and producer were caught joking on camera about Donald Trump’s plane crashing. In footage obtained and posted on YouTube by Scott Jones of FTV Live, an unidentified producer can be heard telling reporter Suzanne Malveaux that the president-elect’s plane crashed. “That means his plane’s crashed,” the producer says as Malveaux grins. “No, I’m kidding.”
  • Delta Apologizes After Trump-Supporting Passenger Disrupts Flight

    11/27/2016 12:21:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies
    CBS SF BAY AREA ^ | 27 NOVEMBER 2016 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Delta Air Lines is apologizing for not removing a passenger from a flight to Pennsylvania who professed his support for President- elect Donald Trump, and insulted those who didn’t. The Allentown Morning Call first reported on a video posted on Facebook by a fellow passenger on the Tuesday flight from Atlanta to Allentown. The video shows the man standing in the aisle, yelling and insulting Hillary Clinton supporters. In the video, the man asks loudly: “We got some Hillary bitches on here?”
  • A plane is reportedly on fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    10/28/2016 1:01:21 PM PDT · by tekrat · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2016 | Natasha Bertrand
    A plane reportedly caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport while rolling out for departure on Friday afternoon, the Chicago Fire Department's office tweeted. Passengers traveling at O'Hare began sharing photos of smoke on the runway.
  • Adorable 'emotional support duck' a hit on US flight

    10/17/2016 4:47:32 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 61 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | October 17, 2016 | Helena Horton
    A duck is one of the last animals you would expect to find on an aeroplane flight, not least because they have wings and can fly wherever they like free of charge. However, this bird provides a special service - it is an emotional support duck for a passenger who is worried about flying.
  • Blow up doll in the cockpit, spitting water in the cabin: Air New Zealand staff caught in the act

    08/23/2016 3:19:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 43 replies
    New Zealand Herald ^ | Aug 23, 2016
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  • Every Joke from ‘Airplane!’ Ranked

    08/17/2016 9:06:23 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 83 replies
    bs ^ | Aug 12, 2016 | Alex Kavutskiy
    Set aside some time for this. There were a LOT of jokes.
  • Lucky Day, Lucky Day – Governor Mike Pence Gets His Own Campaign Plane

    07/22/2016 8:15:19 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 98 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 22, 2016 | sundance
    Governor Mike Pence gets his campaign airplane delivered today. Top shelf. It was almost complete in the following picture: