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  • BlackFly: The Flying Car Anyone Can Drive

    07/15/2018 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Windflier · 29 replies
    BlackFly is a flying car that anyone can 'drive'. These vehicles perform amazingly. I'd fly one any day.
  • President Trump reportedly wants a ‘more American’-looking Air Force One

    07/13/2018 6:21:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/18 | Janine Puhak
    President Trump is reportedly hoping to make the high skies great again with a new and improved patriotic paint job for Air Force One that “looks more American,” in addition to requesting bigger, more comfortable beds on board. **SNIP** The president reportedly wants the jets to be outfitted in a color scheme that "looks more American" and replace the iconic robin’s egg blue declared a "Jackie Kennedy color.” Technically termed "luminous ultramarine", the plane’s current design was selected by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s, Axios reports. Trump’s preferred color scheme would incorporate red,...
  • American tourist takes unexploded WWII munition to Vienna Airport

    07/11/2018 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 52 replies
    dw.com ^ | 07/11/18
    A 24-year-old American tourist caused panic at Vienna Airport when she put an unexploded World War II artillery shell in front of Austrian customs officials and asked whether the "souvenir" could be taken onboard her flight home. Officials quickly called the bomb disposal unit to remove and dispose of the 7.5 cm (3 inch) caliber dud tank artillery shell. The incident shut down the arrival and luggage hall for 15 minutes. Police said at no time were passengers under threat. The 24-year-old was reported to prosecutors for negligent endangerment and fined €4,000 ($4,694). The woman had found the World...
  • The 2018 World Airport Awards

    07/11/2018 11:36:56 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 44 replies
    Changi Airport is voted the World's Best Airport for 6th consecutive year at the 2018 World Airport Awards. View the full results summary » Here TOP TEN AIRPORTS OF 2018 1 Singapore Changi 2 Seoul Incheon 3 Tokyo Haneda 4 Hong Kong 5 Doha Hamad 6 Munich 7 Centrair Nagoya 8 London Heathrow 9 Zurich 10 Frankfurt
  • The U.S. isn’t prepared for the growing threat of drones

    07/08/2018 4:25:32 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 53 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 4, 2018 | Kirstjen M. Nielsen
    Drone technology offers the potential to change our world... But the technology also has a dark side. It can be used to spy on us, to threaten our critical infrastructure, or to attack crowds and public places. For years, the Department of Homeland Security has worried about the dangers of unmanned aerial systems, and we have sought the legal authority to protect Americans against corrupted aerial devices. Today I have a pressing message for Congress: Time is running out. As secretary of homeland security, I can tell you that threat is outpacing our ability to respond. Without congressional action, the...
  • Asiana chairman apologises over no in-flight meals fiasco

    07/04/2018 9:42:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Malay Mail ^ | July 4, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL, July 4 — The chairman of South Korea’s Asiana Airlines today apologised after many of its planes took off without any in-flight meals this week because the carrier was suddenly forced to switch caterers. Since Sunday, many Asiana flights have been delayed waiting for meals and many others, mostly short-haul flights to Japan and China, have had to leave without any. “I am sorry for causing public concern over Asiana’s in-flight meal crisis,” said Park Sam-koo, chairman of Kumho Asiana Group whose main subsidiaries include Asiana Airlines and Kumho Engineering & Construction. The debacle at South Korea’s second largest...
  • Tightening Chest and Tingling Fingers: Why Are the Military’s Fighter Pilots Getting Sick?

    07/03/2018 9:53:33 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    FPNews ^ | July 3, 2018 | Lara Seligman
    The Navy is investigating the latest in an alarming string of incidents that left pilots disoriented and shaken. On June 28, a young U.S. Navy officer flying in a two-seater electronic warfare jet in the skies over Washington State suddenly felt a tightness in his chest and tingling in his extremities. He instantly recognized his symptoms as signs of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation. The jet, an EA-18G Growler from a training squadron out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, diverted to a local airport, and made an “uneventful” landing, according to Navy spokesman Cmdr. Scot Cregan. The crew member, an...
  • Qanon - BOMBSHELL - what really happened with the JetBlue plane at JFK - By SerialBrain2 - Youtube

    07/03/2018 11:30:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 280 replies
    Youtube ^ | 31K views1 day ago
    Truly a depiction of the Deep State Threat if true,...
  • The Aviation Industry Has A Stake In The Gun Control Debate. Here's Why.

    07/01/2018 8:19:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/30/2018 | Beth Baumann
    On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways flight 1549 originating from New York City's LaGuardia Airport had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River after hitting a flock of geese near the George Washington Bridge. The flock killed both engines, which forced pilot Chesley Sullenberger to ditch the plane on the nearby river. Now, aviation experts are concerned about the gun control debate that's taking place in New York State, something they say will negatively impact airports ability to prevent such tragedies from occurring. Assembly Bill 8646C prevents hunters from shooting deer with rifles in Long Island and Westchester...
  • The search for D.B. Cooper: skyjacker's identity confirmed (trunc)

    06/28/2018 9:15:27 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    MSN Daily News ^ | 6/28/2018 | Thomas Colbert and others
    Headline: The search for D.B. Cooper: Investigators say they've confirmed skyjacker's identity by decoding long-lost 'confession' <>A team of cold-case investigators claim they’ve decoded a 1972 message by D.B. Cooper — and that it contains a confession from Vietnam veteran Robert Rackstraw, long suspected of being the infamous skyjacker. The letter was addressed to “The Portland Oregonian Newspaper.” Months earlier, a man identified as the fictitious Cooper had hijacked a Seattle-bound flight and later parachuted out of a plane with $200,000, never to be heard from again. “This letter is too (sic) let you know I am not dead but...
  • South Korea picks Boeing P-8 for $1.7 billion maritime patrol aircraft contract

    06/25/2018 3:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2018 | Staff
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s military has picked Boeing Co (BA.N) to supply the country’s maritime patrol aircraft in a contract worth around 1.9 trillion won ($1.71 billion), a senior company executive said on Monday. The South Korean procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said separately that it had decided to buy the P-8 Poseidon aircraft through the U.S. government foreign military sales program. Kang Hwan-seok, a DAPA spokesman, told a media briefing the decision was made after a comprehensive review of legal aspects, cost, schedule and performance. Saab (SAABb.ST) and Airbus (AIR.PA) had also shown interest in meeting...
  • Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

    06/21/2018 10:42:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 21, 2018 | Mike Schneider
    Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport alarms some privacy advocates who say there are no formal rules in place for handling data gleaned from the scans, nor formal guidelines on what should happen if a passenger is wrongly prevented from boarding. Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Washington already use face scans for some departing international flights,
  • American Airlines carrier cancels hundreds of flights leaves thousands stranded (trunc)

    06/15/2018 7:51:28 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 33 replies
    Fox News/MSN ^ | 6/15/2018 | Fox News
    Thousands of passengers scheduled to fly out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in North Carolina, on an American Airlines-operated carrier became stranded on Thursday night after the airline suddenly canceled all remaining flights. PSA Airlines, a regional carrier for American Airlines, reportedly experienced a “technical issue” that led to the cancellation of 275 flights on Thursday and 400 on Friday, a representative for the airline confirmed to Fox News. “Our team, in coordination with PSA, is working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” said American in a statement. “PSA plans to resume their operations at 12 p.m....
  • ANALYSIS: Does Skunk Works hiring binge indicate secret new programme?

    06/15/2018 5:43:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Flight Global ^ | June 15, 2018 | Stephen Trimble
    As it celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Skunk Works is in the middle of a huge and unexplained growth spurt. The Palmdale, California-based unit of Lockheed Martin focused on the most advanced and secretive projects employed about 3,000 workers last year. It has about 3,500 employees now. And that’s about halfway to a near-term goal of about 4,000. On-boarding sessions for new employees used to be held every other week, but are now scheduled twice a week — and they’re full. “The number is moving so quickly we hesitate to give a number,” says Craig Johnson, the Skunk Works’ director...
  • Kim And Company Arrive In Singapore Via A Procession Of Chinese And North Korean Jets

    06/10/2018 5:21:43 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 38 replies
    The Drive ^ | 6/10/18 | Tyler Rogoway
    We have been closely watching movements of aircraft in and out of North Korea since we reported that foreign aircraft will be part of Kim Jong Un's travel plans to Singapore for the historic summit. In recent hours, a number of North Korean and Chinese aircraft have made their way from Pyongyang to Changi Airport in Singapore, with Kim's arrival aboard one of them having just occurred. The Chinese government, via flag carrier Air China, has supplied North Korea with an Airbus A330 and a Boeing 747. The A330 made a run from Pyongyang to Singapore yesterday before returning back...
  • We took an exclusive ride in a flying car

    06/06/2018 10:47:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2018: 7:35 AM ET | by Matt McFarland
    It's as easy to use as playing Minecraft," Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun said as we watched my colleague Rachel Crane pull on a motorcycle helmet. Rachel and I had just flown into Las Vegas for an exclusive first look at the Silicon Valley single-seat flying machine, Flyer. Kitty Hawk, funded by Google cofounder Larry Page and led by Thrun, a self-driving car pioneer, attracted nationwide attention when it teased its Flyer prototype last year. But now Rachel was suiting up to become the first reporter to take flight in a new, sleeker model -- no pilot license required. Expectedly,...
  • Danger in the Skies: Obama Dumbed-down Air-traffic Controllers With “Diversity” Rules

    06/06/2018 3:08:00 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 June 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    When does diversity become “dieversity”? Perhaps when those whose worst high-school subject was science and who are unemployed are favored over licensed pilots for all-important air-traffic controller positions. This is precisely what’s happening, too, under Obama-era FAA “diversity” rules — created because the air-traffic-control corps was “too white.” As the Blaze reports: For decades, the selection process for the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controllers was rigorous. After all, one minor mistake could cost hundreds of people their lives. But a new report from Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed the Obama administration modified the FAA’s candidate selection process to...
  • USNI News Video: U.S. Navy, French Aviators Train for Middle East Deployments

    06/03/2018 9:15:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 3, 2018 | Ben Werner
    U.S. and French fighter pilots have spent nearly two months training alongside each other, exchanging tactics and comparing notes on what their Dassault Rafale and Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jets can accomplish. During training at Naval Air Station Oceana and aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), the most note-worthing finding is how similar the two navies’ flight operations procedures aboard the carrier are, said both French and U.S. pilots. Still, each airframe comes with unique attributes, which made for some interesting mission training exercises. USNI News Graphic “The Rafale is a rocket,” Lt. Brandon Rodgers from the Golden Warriors of...
  • Rolls-Royce is hiring 100 this year at its Prince George County plant (Virginia)

    06/02/2018 1:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 31, 2018 | John Reid Blackwell
    Rolls-Royce North America is adding about 100 jobs at its Prince George County manufacturing plant this year. Employment at the Crosspointe factory should reach 400 or more by the end of the year as it adds production to meet demand in the aircraft industry, said Lorin S. Sodell, manufacturing executive at the plant. The Rolls-Royce facility opened in 2011 on a 1,000-acre site in Prince George. It makes precision aircraft components such as rotative discs and turbine blades. Sodell said Rolls-Royce employed about 300 people at the plant at the start of 2018. So far this year, the company has...
  • Honda's New Business Jet Has Longer Range—and a Toilet Seatbelt

    05/31/2018 10:06:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 30, 2018 | Jay Bennett
    Honda, the worldwide maker of cars and motorcycles and lawn mowers, is doubling down on aircraft manufacturing. The Honda Aircraft Company unveiled a new jet, the HondaJet Elite, on Sunday May 27 at this year's European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. The original HondaJet achieved FAA certification in late 2015 and deliveries began shortly thereafter. The new business jet, which will be on display at EBACE until May 31, sports an extended range up to 1,437 nautical miles (a 17 percent increase over the original HondaJet), which Honda says makes it "the furthest-flying aircraft in its...