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  • DALLAS AIRPORT FIGHT CAUGHT ON VIDEO

    10/24/2014 8:25:50 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Andrew Kennedy
    The video is just shy of 7 minutes and 30 seconds in length and contains some foul language, so be advised.
  • Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK

    10/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-16-2014 | Philip Messing and Laura Italiano
    A plane from Nigeria landed at JFK Airport Thursday with a male passenger aboard who had died during the flight after a fit of vomiting — and CDC officials conducted a “cursory” exam before announcing there was no Ebola and turning the corpse over to Port Authority cops to remove, Rep. Peter King said on Thursday. The congressman was so alarmed by the incident — and by what he and employees see as troubling Ebola vulnerabilities at JFK — that he fired off a letter to the federal Department of Homeland Security demanding more training and tougher protocols for handling...
  • 2nd nurse with Ebola called CDC before boarding flight several times [CDC allowed her to fly]

    10/15/2014 5:30:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/15/2014
    In the case of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew commercially as she was becoming ill with Ebola, one health official said "somebody dropped the ball." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Vinson called the agency several times before flying, saying that she had a fever with a temperature of 99.5 degrees. But because her fever wasn't 100.4 degrees or higher, she didn't officially fall into the group of "high risk" and was allowed to fly. Officials in the U.S. have been trying to calm fears over the Ebola crisis, but time and again events have...
  • Second Ebola-Infected Nurse Identified, Was Symptomatic With 99.5 Degree Fever While Flying

    10/15/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/15/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Just about an hour ago, the CDC's Tom Frieden held a press conference in which he tried to diffuse the CDC's incompetence for a allowing healthcare workers who cared for the now deceased "Index Patient" Thomas Eric Duncan, to board a plane. A worker, who as was reported earlier today, was confirmed sick with the deadly virus. Still, in order to defend his agency from accusations of gross incompetence, of which it clearly is guilty, Frieden said that... NEW PATIENT HADN'T BEEN BLEEDING OR VOMITING BEFORE FLIGHT ... Although, he promptly pushed the ball of blame back in her...
  • WWII Trainer - Fairchild PT - 26

    09/28/2014 10:18:19 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 36 replies
    VANITY | 9-28-2014 | kjam22
    Just still pumped. Yesterday I got a ride in this plane ... and got to fly it for about 15 minutes. My first time piloting anything. This was really cool!
  • We’re returning human spaceflight launches to America.

    09/16/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 133 replies
    We’re returning human spaceflight launches to America. Learn who will take crews to the #ISS. Watch NASA TV at 4pm ET http://youtu.be/ceQycm1uCFI
  • New Airline Offering Illegal Immigrants a Free Ride...

    08/04/2014 9:09:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    And you haven't heard the funny part yet-  you're paying for it h/t Roberto
  • Sunwing flight escorted by F-16 jets back to Toronto for emergency landing

    07/25/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by balk · 11 replies
    CBC News ^ | CBC News
    Sunwing Flight 772 took off for Panama City on this morning, but was turned around after 45 minutes in the air for an emergency landing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport because of an "unruly passenger." Sunwing officials say a passenger was making threats, some of which concerned the security of the plane. Pilots activated their emergency response plan and returned to Toronto. Two U.S. F-16 fighter jets from Toledo, Ohio, were dispatched to escort the plane back to Toronto, North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) confirmed. The F-16s flew with the commercial plane out of U.S. airspace to Toronto as...
  • Boeing Formation Flight: Saving Energy Like Birds Do

    06/10/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT · by Baynative · 29 replies
    Boeing-YouTube ^ | 6/6/2014 | Boeing
    Saving energy is not an easy task but how do the Boeing engineers do it? The answer is flying above you.
  • Hilarious SWA Flight attendant- In Mid Life Crisis MUST meet Ellen and Jimmy Fallon!!

    06/09/2014 3:40:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Apr 12, 2014 | Marty SWA flight attendant Marty SWA flight attendant·
    Hilarious SWA flight attendant....wants to meet Ellen & Jimmy Fallon!!
  • Pelosi won’t run on Obamacare: ‘While we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs’

    04/02/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aril 2 2014 | No Attribution
    While Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took an Obamacare victory lap Tuesday afternoon, she appeared hesitant to make the law the central plank in her party’s push to win in 2014, telling reporters that “while we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs.”
  • Retired 777 Pilot Calls the Show (Rush Limbaugh)

    03/18/2014 12:18:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 181 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3-18-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I've got a call up I want to take now. It's a retired 777 pilot. If I wanted to really sound like I was hip, I'd say triple seven. If I wanted to sound like a network TV guy, I'd say we have a retired triple seven pilot, make you think I really knew what I was talking about. The man calls himself Captain Luke, and he's from South Carolina. And Captain Luke, great to have you with us on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Great to be back. Rush, I talked to you once before in 1990, and...
  • (Malay) Cops find five Indian Ocean practice runways in MH370 pilot’s simulator, BH reports

    03/18/2014 4:17:37 AM PDT · by wtd · 43 replies
    MalaysiaToday ^ | March 18, 2014 | BH
    Cops find five Indian Ocean practice runways in MH370 pilot’s simulator, BH reportsInvestigators have discovered the runways of five airports near the Indian Ocean loaded into Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s home-made flight simulator, a Malay daily reported today. “The simulation programmes are based on runways at the Male International Airport in Maldives, an airport owned by the United States (Diego Garcia), and three other runways in India and Sri Lanka, all have runway lengths of 1,000 metres. “We are not discounting the possibility that the plane landed on a runway that might not be heavily monitored, in addition to the...
  • Intelligence officers clear Indian passengers on board MH370

    03/16/2014 11:08:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    First Post India ^ | March 16, 2014
    Indian intelligence officials have cleared the five Indians on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, police said today. "We are still awaiting reply from all agencies, especially intelligence reports from many countries. So far, Indian and Chinese authorities have cleared the list," police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said. The list of passengers on board includes 154 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, 7 Indonesians, 6 Australians, 5 Indians, 4 Americans and 2 Canadians.
  • BREAKING: Co-Pilot of Missing Plane Invited Girls Up Front For Entire Flight! – PHOTOS & VIDEO

    03/11/2014 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    SHOCKING: AUSTRALIAN WOMAN RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT COCKPIT BEHAVIOUR OF THE CO-PILOT OF FLIGHT MH370 ON AUSTRALIA’S TV SHOW ‘A CURRENT AFFAIR‘ GIRL WHO FLEW WITH MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 CO-PILOT. SHE CLAIMS THAT THE CO-PILOT WAS SMOKING IN THE COCKPIT The woman claims they were smoking and taking pictures of the women in the cockpit. The girls were invited up front for the entire flight.
  • A Chilling And Awe-Inspiring Malaysia Air Flight 370 Story

    03/10/2014 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Dan's Deals ^ | 3/10/14 | Dan
    The whole world’s eyes are on the far east, wondering how a Boeing 777 can just disappear without a trace. Malaysia Air Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12:43am this past Saturday morning and has yet to be located. Flying is the safest mode of transportation that exists today, so the disappearance of an airplane like this is really sobering. I heard the following story firsthand from the travel agent involved. He is an avid DansDeals follower that I’m friends with. He sent me the unedited exchange that follows and I made the necessary edits to protect the...
  • BREAKING: Two Suspect Iranian Passengers on Flight MH370 Identified – Roommate Interviewed

    03/10/2014 9:01:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/10/14 | Jim Hoft
    The BBC Persian channel interviewed a friend of the two suspect passengers who were traveling with stolen passports. The friend says the two men wanted to migrate to Europe. The two men travelling on stolen passports on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that mysteriously disappeared on Saturday have been identified as Iranian nationals. A BBC Persian report quotes an Iranian friend of one of the men, who said he hosted the pair in Kuala Lumpur after they arrived from Tehran in the days preceding their flight to Beijing. The friend, who knew one of the men from his school days...
  • Four possibly flew with false ID aboard missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    03/09/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT · by wtd · 158 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 4:20 AM | Simon Denyer, Robert Barnes and Chico Harlan
    Saturday European officials indicated two of the people on board were using passports that had been stolen in Thailand. On Sunday Malaysia’s transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, said Malaysian intelligence officials were also checking the identities of two other passengers, according to The Associated Press. “All the four names are with me and have been given to our intelligence agencies,” Hishammuddin said, according to The AP. “We do not want to target only the four; we are investigating the whole passenger manifest. We are looking at all possibilities.”
  • Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Flight Carrying 239

    03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by BobNative · 291 replies
    NBC ^ | March 7, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson and Sossy Dombourian
  • Delta flight evacuates at Oakland Airport due to smoke

    02/27/2014 6:07:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | 2/26/14
    Wednesday night at the Oakland International Airport, a flight had to make an emergency evacuation at the gate after it safely landed because of smoke in the plane. The video was shot by Linton Johnson, a passenger onboard the Delta connection Flight 4454, which was operated by SkyWest. Johnson said on his Facebook page that the plane's cabin filled with smoke and that the flight attendants yelled at passengers to exit the plane. The video shows a chaotic scene. The Oakland Fire Department told ABC7 News they responded to the gate for a red alert.
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a “hijacking.” (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
  • Nine-year-old boy sneaks on flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas

    10/07/2013 7:07:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 47 replies
    Rooters/yahoo ^ | 10-7-13 | Noreen O'Donnell
    Oct 6 (Reuters) - A 9-year-old boy passed through security at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and flew on a Delta Air Lines plane to Las Vegas without a boarding pass, authorities said on Sunday. It was not immediately clear why the child sneaked onto the flight on Thursday, but his action raised questions about airport and airline security.
  • Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown [Face Arrest]

    10/01/2013 8:21:18 PM PDT · by Dysart · 8 replies
    NW Ohio ^ | 10-01-2013 | Chris Delcamp
    TOLEDO -- ...But for a group of World War II vets visiting the national memorial in Washington D.C., an all expense paid trip which is called an "Honor Flight," the shutdown was not stopping them from seeing the tribute that was inspired by them. "It just goes to show you why we won World War II," says Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio President Lee Armstrong. Many elderly veterans, some in wheelchairs, broke through the barriers set up around the memorial, as police, park service employees, and tourists looked on. "The Germans and the Japanese couldn't contain us. They weren't going...
  • SpaceX Launching Next-Generation Private Rocket Test Flight Today: Watch Live [Vandenberg]

    09/29/2013 7:58:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    space.com ^ | September 29, 2013 09:45am ET | Tariq Malik, Managing Editor
    The next-generation Falcon 9 rocket is slated to blast off from SpaceX's launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on a test flight that will also carry the new CASSIOPE space weather satellite into orbit for the Canadian Space Agency. Liftoff is targeted for 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT/9 a.m. PDT).
  • The Bally Bomber (Incredible project)

    08/09/2013 10:42:29 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    JACK BALLY ^ | August 09, 2013 | JACK BALLY
    The Bally Bomber has been one man's undertaking for over a decade now. You may have seen or heard about this project. This is the only 1/3 scale B-17. Please enjoy this site and share it with your friends. Special note on a question that comes up. THIS IS NOT A R/C AIRCRAFT
  • 1st all black female flight crew makes aviation history

    07/08/2013 7:54:37 AM PDT · by Baynative · 98 replies
    grio msnbc ^ | March 5, 2012 | Briana Lopes
    Atlantic Southeast Airlines, an Atlanta-based Delta connection regional carrier, recently made aviation history when one of its flights from Atlanta to Nashville was conducted by a crew comprised entirely of African-American women. This landmark event — which happened by chance — comes on the tail end of Black History Month. It's late but interesting to me in that I never saw a mention of these women anywhere, but there's plenty of free Obama phone ranters and race baiters in the news everyday.
  • Documentary aims to 'break silence' on crash of TWA Flight 800

    06/19/2013 5:43:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/13 | Mike Ahlers
    A coming documentary on the 1996 TWA Flight 800 disaster offers "solid proof that there was an external detonation," Tom Stalcup, a co-producer of the documentary, told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday.
  • This Is The World's First Practical Flying Car

    06/10/2013 7:36:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2013 | Kyle Russell
    The idea of a flying car has fascinated dreamers and aviation geeks alike since humans first got off the ground with powered flight. The concept has obvious advantages: the "go anywhere, anytime" freedom of an automobile without any of the traffic congestion that terrestrial drivers face on a daily basis. Featured in movies like Back to the Future and Blade Runner, this mode of transportation has been restricted to the realm of science-fiction due to the complexity of the drivetrain required and the training that would be needed to operate such a vehicle. Now, a company called Terrafugia has put...
  • Connecticut Senate wipes Wright Brothers from history

    06/07/2013 7:41:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    upi ^ | June 7, 2013 | KRISTEN BUTLER
    The Connecticut state Senate recently passed a bill striking Orville and Wilbur Wright from history, and assigning credit for the first powered flight to Gustave Whitehead instead. Aviation historian John Brown found photographic evidence in March that Whitehead made a powered flight over Connecticut in 1901, "two years, four months, and three days before the Wright brothers." The relevant section of House Bill 6671 reads, "The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry."...
  • Morphing Flight: Beyond Irreducible Complexity

    06/06/2013 5:47:54 AM PDT · by kimtom · 78 replies
    www.apologeticspress.org ^ | Jan1,2011 | by Jerry Fausz, Ph.D.
    Researchers and observers have long recognized that birds and various other flying creatures change the positioning of their body structures in flight in order to perform specific maneuvers or adjust their aerodynamic profile to accommodate changing flight conditions. This adaptive orientation of body shape has been dubbed “morphing” in the popular literature. The words “morph” and “morphing” are actually digressive forms of the word “metamorphosis,” which derives from the Greek “meta” (to change) and “morfe” (form). This is an apt description of the ability that birds possess to change the form or geometry of their bodies for increased maneuverability, as...
  • Budget cuts back in spotlight as flight delays mount

    04/24/2013 7:01:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/13 | Mark Felsenthal and Alwyn Scott Reuters
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday backed a plan that would temporarily eliminate spending cuts disrupting U.S. air travel, while lawmakers in Washington scrambled to avoid blame as the impact of the reductions began being felt across the country.
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES flight grounded after passengers panic over Iraqis shouting to each

    04/17/2013 7:46:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 4/17/13 | staff
    Passengers on an American Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago were ordered off a plane on Tuesday night after complaints about a group of six Arabic-speaking Iraqi men. Consumerist Details of what happened before American Flight 590′s scheduled departure late on Tuesday are sketchy. According to the Associated Press, an American Airlines flight was grounded after passengers complained about 6 men who were speaking Arabic. American Airlines spokesperson Tim Wagner said that local law enforcement was called in to question the men but the TSA did not get involved. He also said that passenger traveling with two small children...
  • The private drone industry is like Apple in 1984

    01/26/2013 11:03:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Quartz ^ | January 25, 2013 | Tim Fernholz
    You never forget your first drone. When the Phantom first takes off, it sounds like a swarm of bees. But when it rockets 200 feet into the air at 25 miles per hour, you can’t hear it at all. It’s just a small dot with blinking lights, waiting where you tell it to wait, taking pictures with its camera until you ask it to come back home. When the chief executive of DJI’s American subsidiary, Colin Guinn, came to Los Angeles to sell film studios on his company’s professional-grade unmanned aerial vehicles, he also let Quartz test-drive the company’s newest...
  • ....Flight attendants reveal the nasty secrets of the grossest passengers at 30,000 feet

    01/25/2013 9:37:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    FULL TITLE: Adult diapers, dripping breast milk and ped eggs: Flight attendants reveal the nasty secrets of the grossest passengers at 30,000 feet Flight attendant Sara Keagle is pulling back the hatch on the grossest behaviors of passengers aboard commercial flights. From leaving behind adult diapers, to letting breast milk leak down from over-head bins and using ped eggs to file down foot calluses - Keagle revealed that working at 30,000 feet isn't nearly as glamorous as it seems. Keagle, who has two decades of experience in the air, reached out to her vast network of fellow flight attendants to...
  • THIS is What Happens to People Who Don't Drink with Moderation on the Plane:

    01/08/2013 1:57:13 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    photo: Tumblr/Andy Ellwood A 46-y.o. Icelandic man got loaded and completely flipped-out on a NYC-bound IcelandAir flight out of Rejkavik last weekend, running-about the cabin, screaming 'the plane's going to crash', even choking the poor lady sitting next to him. Witnesses said he had boarded with a substantial quantity of duty-free liquor and proceeded to drink it all... After surrounding passengers had their fill of the dangerous shenanigans they took matters into their own hands and duct-taped his dumb ass to the seat... the man was arrested upon arrival at JFK, of course. MBL.is  The Daily Mail   HardRockRevolution   h/t...
  • 17 things your flight attendant won’t tell you

    01/07/2013 3:08:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1-2-2013 | George Hobica
    Ever wonder what your flight attendant really thinks of you? What they’d tell you if they had the nerve? Or weren’t afraid of being fired? What deep, dark secrets would they reveal about their jobs? I have a number of friends who work as flight attendants. One of them recently retired after 20 years flying for the most storied name in commercial aviation, while others work for less glamorous domestic U.S. airlines. I asked them what they’d tell their passengers if they could tell them anything at all, or what secrets they’d reveal only if granted complete anonymity. All I...
  • Europe’s Richer Regions Want Out

    10/06/2012 1:51:04 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    CATALONIA may be the catalyst for a renewed wave of separatism in the European Union, with Scotland and Flanders not far behind. The great paradox of the European Union, which is built on the concept of shared sovereignty, is that it lowers the stakes for regions to push for independence. While a post-national European Union may be emerging out of the euro zone crisis, with a drive for more fiscal union and more centralized control over national budgets and banks, the crisis has accelerated calls for independence from member countries’ richer regions, angry at having to finance poorer neighbors. Artur...
  • O.C. man, others restrain erratic airline passenger with belts

    09/27/2012 7:47:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | Sep 27, 2012
    O.C. man, others restrain erratic airline passenger with belts Arash Durrani, 26, a model and actor, will be charged with interference with a flight crew in connection with incident on flight to John Wayne Airport.
  • Los Angeles losing the core of its TV production to other states

    08/19/2012 7:11:50 PM PDT · by HIDEK6 · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 19, 2012 | LA Times
    The five broadcast television networks will be rolling out 23 new one-hour dramas for the upcoming season. That would normally be good business for Hollywood's hometown industry — with bookings for soundstages and plenty of work for the costumers, camera operators and caterers needed to put a show on the air. Excerpted. See more at site.
  • Paris-US flight diverted for 'security issue'

    05/22/2012 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Doogle · 58 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 05/22/12 | AP via FOX
    BANGOR, Maine – A US Airways jet flying from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane. A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information. US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the jet with 179 passengers was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was...
  • North Korea GPS jamming is affecting civilian flights, Seoul official says

    05/02/2012 4:51:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/02/12
    North Korea GPS jamming is affecting civilian flights, Seoul official says Posted: May 02, 2012 3:06 PM Updated: May 02, 2012 3:06 PM Source: AFP SEOUL -- Electronic jamming signals from North Korea have been affecting scores of civilian flights in and out of South Korea but did not endanger the aircraft, a Seoul official said Wednesday. "We've confirmed the GPS [global positioning system] jamming signals have been stemming from the North," Lee Kyung Woo, a deputy director at the state Korea Communications Commission, told AFP. The transport ministry, in a statement and comments to AFP, confirmed the jamming but...
  • Report: Pilot mistook Venus for aircraft, plunged plane toward Atlantic

    04/17/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 52 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/17/12 | NewsCore
    An Air Canada pilot mistook the planet Venus for another aircraft and plunged his plane towards the Atlantic Ocean to avoid a collision. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/04/17/16-injured-after-pilot-mistakes-venus-for-aircraft-plunges-plane-toward/?test=latestnews#ixzz1sKAemkMr
  • Terminus Part 4: Fight, Flight, And The Approach Of The Cusp

    04/11/2012 1:51:37 PM PDT · by fporretto · 3 replies
    Liberty's Torch ^ | April 11, 2012 | Francis W. Porretto
    It's time to round off this short series of screeds. If these "Terminus" posts have struck you, Gentle Reader, as unusually angry or strident, I can scarcely be surprised. I'm very angry; the country is going downhill far faster than even I expected it to go, and good men have done little more than complain about it. My contempt at such limpness in the face of social, economic, and political calamity has caused me to jack up the stridency of my prose. Whether that's for good or for ill, I can only wait and see. * * * The belief...
  • Woman accused of kicking, spitting on crew aboard Florida-bound flight

    03/28/2012 1:59:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2012
    A female passenger aboard a US Airways flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Fort Myers, Fla., was arrested after attacking crew members before being wrestled to the floor by an off-duty deputy aboard the flight, an arrest report released Wednesday said. The apparently intoxicated passenger aboard US Airways flight 1697 kicked, spit on, and cursed at a flight attendant after the crew member refused to serve her alcohol, according to the arrest report by Lee County Port Authority Police.
  • Angels Flight fares double to 50 cents

    03/13/2012 8:30:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies · 1+ views
    abcgo ^ | Monday, March 12, 2012
    Starting on Monday, the fare is going up from 25 cents to 50 cents. But Metro pass holders and those who purchase commuter books will receive discounts. The fare increase is needed to help cover the line's operating costs. Until now, Angels Flight has relied on donations to make up the difference.
  • FLIGHT

    02/25/2012 4:28:13 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 54 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Feb 25, 2012 | swampsniper
    Playing with Windows Movie Maker, the version in Win7. All these shots are with my Sony A200, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine.
  • Teen arrested in flight ruckus sang of bin Laden

    02/22/2012 4:46:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    ap ^ | 2/22/12 | NIGEL DUARA
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Saudi Arabian teenager who authorities say swung his fist at a flight attendant and praised Osama bin Laden during a flight from Portland to Houston has appeared in court. An attorney for 19-year-old Yazeed Mohammed A. Abunayyan (ah-boo-NYE-an) told a federal judge in Portland Wednesday that he needs more time to meet with Abunayyan before he enters a plea. The indictment says Abunayyan interfered with a flight attendant and a flight crew member by refusing to stop smoking. He's also accused of hitting or attempting to hit several passengers. The indictment also says he spoke...
  • Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay [video]

    01/28/2012 10:57:43 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    A cat escape caused a four-hour delay for an Air Canada flight Thursday as airline staff in Halifax struggled to get the feline from its hiding place in cockpit wiring. (Jan. 27) [Associated Press]
  • (3) Women kicked off airplane at PBIA claim unruly flight attendant was to blame (ridiculous)

    12/06/2011 7:40:57 AM PST · by rawhide · 43 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 12-6-11 | Dan Corcoran
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Three women were escorted off a New York bound flight at Palm Beach International Airport Monday afternoon by airline staff and Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies. The women claim they did not do anything wrong and that a flight attendant on board was the only one behaving poorly. The women -- a lawyer, a therapist and a retired travel agent -- were complete strangers until they were seated near one another on AirTran Flight 1451 to White Plains, New York. They were buckled in and ready to take off when they said a male flight...
  • TSA lapses raise doubts on foreign pilot screenings

    11/22/2011 5:33:00 PM PST · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Watchdog ^ | November 22, 2011 | Bill McMorris | Virginia Statehouse News
    ALEXANDRIA — Holiday travelers may receive enhanced pat-downs at the hands of Transportation Security Administration agents in the next few days, but TSA failed to enforce a key foreign pilot screening process that could have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. For several months in 2010, TSA and Department of Defense contractor Mantech International Corp. failed to enforce the Alien Flight Student Program, which performs threat assessments and background checks on more than 38,000 non-citizens learning to fly every year. "This hasn't come back to bite us yet, but it only has to be one time," said one source with...