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  • This is what it takes to outfit an airplane with WIFI. (video)

    09/25/2014 4:58:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    dump.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | United Airways
    http://www.dump.com/airplanewifi/https://hub.united.com/en-us/news/products-services/pages/united-installs-satellite-wi-fi.aspx
  • BREAKING Officials: Military aircraft crashed in Augusta County

    08/27/2014 7:26:28 AM PDT · by iceskater · 25 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 10:18 AM EST | Shawn Maclauchlan
    A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be an F-115, but officials have not confirmed this yet.
  • ‘Very dangerous’: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did ‘barrel roll’ over US aircraft

    08/22/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by twister881 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Pentagon said Friday that a Chinese fighter jet made “several passes” by a U.S. Navy aircraft earlier this week off the coast of China in international airspace, baring its weapons and coming within mere feet of the U.S. plane. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said...“Not only is it unprofessional, it’s unsafe,” Kirby said.
  • Did camera catch Malaysia Airlines jet's moment of impact?

    07/17/2014 2:30:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    Fireball, plume of black smoke seen in amateur video.
  • Military Jet Crashes in California Neighborhood

    06/04/2014 6:33:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    abc ^ | june 4, 2014
    The crash occurred early Wednesday evening. Television reports show at least one home on fire on a residential street in Imperial, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Lance Cpl. Christopher Johns, a Marine spokesman, says the jet was a Harrier from Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, but he has no further details.
  • Mystery Malaysia flight may have been hundreds of miles off course (CNN Breaking)

    03/11/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 474 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-11-2014 | Michael Pearson and Jethro Mullen
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was hundreds of miles off course, traveling in the opposite direction from its original destination and had stopped sending identifying transponder codes before it disappeared, a senior Malaysian Air Force official told CNN Tuesday. If correct, these are ominous signs that could call into question whether someone in the cockpit might have deliberately steered the plane away from its intended destination, a former U.S. aviation investigator said. "This kind of deviation in course is simply inexplicable," said Paul Goelz, former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board. (snip) The Malaysian Air Force lost track of...
  • Navy X-47B

    Just 5 months ago ( July 10, 2013 ) the Navy successfully conducted take-offs and landings from a fairly new nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, with a new stealth jet called the X-47B. What is so different about this plane is the fact that it is a 'drone'. Yes, it is completely unmanned. Drones come in all sizes, and the X-47B is likely one of the larger ones. Note that this aircraft is stealth, meaning the enemy cannot detect a plane like this in the first place. In the unlikely event they get lucky at shooting one...
  • DEBUNKED: 10 Airplane Myths That People Still Believe

    09/26/2013 12:03:19 PM PDT · by oxcart · 206 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/24/13 | Alex Davies
    Flying can be a mysterious experience: Planes are incredibly complicated, even scary machines, and pilots and flight attendants don't tell you too much about what's going on. So it makes sense that people believe all sorts of interesting "facts" about air travel. The problem is, a lot of them aren't true. From "you get drunk faster in the air" to "the air in planes is riddled with germs," here are 10 airplane myths that needed to be debunked. 1. Opening a plane door while in flight is a real safety risk.It isn't. When the plane is at cruising altitude, it's...
  • Guide Dog Saves Baby's Life by Pushing Pram Away From Out-of-Control Car

    09/21/2013 3:37:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/21 | Steve White
    Brave black labrador Jet is lavished with praise after springing into action to save her registered blind owner's one-year-old sonA guide dog saved the life of a baby by shoving the little boy’s pram out of the way of an out-of-control car. Black labrador Jet sprung into action when her owner Jessica Cowley was crossing the entrance to a car park with her one-year-old, Jacob in his buggy. A car coming out of the car park was shunted from behind and knocked Jessica over. But clever Jet immediately pushed Jacob’s pram out of the way. Jessica, 26, who is registered...
  • You Can't Cut The Line For A G650, The $65 Million Private Jet Billionaires Are Drooling Over

    06/27/2013 1:40:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/26/13 | Alex Davies
    For more than two years, there's been speculation about who is lining up for the Gulfstream G650, the new private jet that has quickly become one of the most impressive aircraft in the skies today. In 2011, the New York Post reported Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, and Ralph Lauren were all lining up to drop $65 million on the jet. But for those who are just looking to get on the list now, the next available plane won't be delivered until 2017 — and there's no way to jump the line, Gulfstream says. "You are not allowed to sell your...
  • Fire drama on Heathrow jet: delays as plane makes emergency landing with smoke pouring from engine

    05/24/2013 6:17:17 PM PDT · by oxcart · 34 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 05/24/13 | Matthew Beard
    A British Airways jet carrying 75 passengers was forced to perform an emergency landing at Heathrow today with smoke and flames pouring from one engine. Eye-witnesses reported seeing a fire in the right-hand engine of the Airbus 319 as it was forced to land just minutes after it took off at 8.17am bound for Norway’s capital Oslo. Residents on the Heathrow flight path said there was an "almighty blow-out" from the aircraft as it flew at just a few thousand feet above them. BA said the jet, which is now being examined by investigators, had developed a "technical fault". Suggestions...
  • Obama Czar Rattner Decries 'Climate-Change Deniers'—But Flies Big Private Jet

    01/29/2013 9:07:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I hate to criticize a fellow pilot, but when one engages in such sky-high hypocrisy, well . . . On Morning Joe today, former Obama car czar Steve Rattner, a very successful hedge fund manager, decried "climate-change denier[s]." This is the same Rattner who, at last report, owned a "15,000-square-foot mansion on Martha’s Vineyard, to which [he] flies regularly on a Dassault Falcon 2000 jet [see file photo] he pilots himself." Rattner wrung his hands over the fact that we're "putting millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere every day." But just earlier this week, the New York Times...
  • Russian Fighter Jet comes in fast and low over highway (Video)

    09/24/2012 2:16:14 PM PDT · by Dysart · 44 replies
    Incredible Video
  • GE ENGINE FOR DELTA 777

    12/28/2011 10:31:18 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    Photobucket ^ | swampsniper
    Raw power!
  • Jet Fuel-Gate Is Obama's New Solyndra

    12/13/2011 5:56:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/13/11 | Staff
    Ecofanaticism: SolyndraGate was no isolated case of corrupt government misspending. The U.S. Navy was just forced to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuels from an Obama-connected firm at an outrageous $16 per gallon. The massive Obama stimulus was supposed to generate millions of jobs, but the $535 million loan guarantee it gave to solar panel maker Solyndra on the eve of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy illustrated the fundamental incompetence of Obama's neo-Keynesian economic ideology. Now we find the Navy partnering with the Agriculture Department to purchase hundreds of thousands
  • Chinese Fighter Jet Nose-Dives into Field at Show

    10/14/2011 7:34:12 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 14, 2011 | AP
    A chinese air force jet crashed at an air show on Friday (video below) leaving one of the pilots missing and presumed dead.
  • President Obama Begins Bus Tour in Minnesota (fueled by Big Oil - flies in on his private jet)

    08/15/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    KTVN ^ | 8/15/11
    President Obama Begins Bus Tour in MinnesotaUpdated: Aug 15, 2011 12:47 PM EDT President Barack Obama has set out from St. Paul, Minn., on a three-day bus tour that will give him a chance to hear directly from a public frustrated with Washington even as Republican presidential hopefuls ramp up their campaigning. Air Force One landed midmorning at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and Obama disembarked under sunny skies and greeted a small crowd at a rope line. He then boarded an unmarked black bus for a 40-minute drive south to Cannon Falls, Minn., for a town hall event. Obama's first...
  • 400 MPH RC JET [I'd DIE For One ...]

    08/08/2011 11:24:24 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 19 replies
    wimp.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    Video only - waaay kewl !!! http://www.wimp.com/mphplane/
  • Summit snags on tax fight (How much should Pelosi be taxed for her corporate jet usage?)

    07/11/2011 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/11 | S.A. MILLER
    Summit snags on tax fightWeeks left before 'catastrophic damage' By S.A. MILLER Post Correspondent Last Updated: 6:51 AM, July 11, 2011 WASHINGTON -- He won't take no for an answer. President Obama strode into make-or-break budget talks yesterday ready to go to the mat over his plan for tax hikes, despite Republicans insisting it's a deal breaker. **SNIP** A deal pushed by the White House began to unravel Saturday when Boehner nixed Obama's proposed tax increases on wealthy Americans, oil companies and corporate jets. Both sides hardened their opposing positions after a dismal jobs report Friday showed that the unemployment...
  • Jet Plane Crashes in Russia, at Least 38 Dead

    06/20/2011 4:51:02 PM PDT · by Doogle · 16 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 6/20/11 | FOX
    A passenger jet crash-landed Monday on a desolate stretch of road in northwest Russia, killing at least 38 people, the country’s state news agency reported. The plane reportedly took off from Moscow and contained 48 passengers and five crewmembers. It is unclear what brought the plane down about 2 miles from Petrozavodsk airport, its destination, reported Itar-Tass. But the Tupolev-134 plane caught fire and the fuselage was reportedly completely destroyed. Those injured were considered in serious condition. Authorities began an investigation into the crash; early signs point to a mechanical error, Itar-Tass reported, citing a source.
  • Fighter-jet engines 'stolen from Israeli base' [8 F16/F15 Engines]

    06/13/2011 4:14:48 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | June 13, 2011 | AFP
    Israel's military police on Monday opened an inquiry into the theft of airplane parts, a spokeswoman said without confirming press reports that eight fighter-jet engines had been stolen. Air force officials quoted in the Maariv newspaper said the stolen parts were eight engines from F-15 and F-16 fighter jets which were taken from Tel Nof air base. Investigators quoted by the paper said each engine weighed "several tonnes" and could only have been taken away on large trucks, prompting speculation that the thieves had help from inside the base.
  • Wisconsin National Guard F-16 jet crashes

    06/07/2011 10:42:26 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 30 replies
    F-16.net ^ | 6/7/2011 | Asif Shamin
    June 7, 2011 (by Asif Shamim) - A single-seat F-16 fighter jet from the Wisconsin National Guard, crashed on Tuesday while on a routine training mission in central Wisconsin. The pilot ejected safely, according to a National Guard said statement. The pilot from the 176th Fighter Squadron of the Wisconsin Air National Guard was recovered in Adams County, Wisconsin, and was being checked by medical teams, the National Guard said. The F-16 went down Tuesday afternoon around 13:20h local time during a training flight from Volk Field ANGB. There were no reported injuries on the ground, Lieutenant Colonel Jackie Guthrie...
  • 4 American ALTs Missing in Quake-Hit Tohoku Cities(Japan Exchange and Teaching Program)

    03/17/2011 5:51:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 03/17/11
    4 American ALTs Missing in Quake-Hit Tohoku Cities Tokyo, March 17 (Jiji Press)--Four American assistant language teachers have gone missing in northeastern Japan cities devastated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and following big tsunami waves last Friday, Jiji Press learned Thursday. The assistant teachers, called ALTs, are members of the government-sponsored Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, or JET Program. At the time of the disaster, one of them was working in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, another one in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and the remaining two in Kesennuma, also Miyagi Prefecture, said an official of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations,...
  • In defeat for Boehner, House votes to eliminate funding for second F-35 jet engine

    02/16/2011 1:29:56 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The House on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment that would eliminate funding for a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a move that would contribute an additional $450 million to the estimated $61 billion in federal spending cuts that House Republicans have proposed for the rest of the current fiscal year. The amendment, offered by two-term Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), passed the House on a 233-to-198 vote. Its passage was a victory for conservative Republicans as well as Defense Secretary Robert Gates, both of whom had criticized the alternate-engine program as unnecessary and wasteful.
  • Mystery jet skids off runway at Van Nuys-( "Policia Federal")

    01/28/2011 5:02:36 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 65 replies
    LA Observed ^ | Jan. 28, 2011 | Kevin Roderick
    A small jet slides into the safety area at the side of the runway on takeoff, with no injuries: who cares. Men with plastic sheeting rush out and cover the words Policia Federal: now we're intrigued. The plane is registered in Mexico. KTLA's helicopter observed the operation as it unfolded.
  • China stealth fighter 'copied parts from downed US jet'

    01/24/2011 8:01:43 AM PST · by Ancient Drive · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 January 2011 | BBC News
    The technology behind China's J-20 stealth fighter may have come from a US plane shot down during the Kosovo war, Balkan military sources say.
  • Navy T-45 Crashes Near Tallahassee

    12/30/2010 12:14:06 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies · 20+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 12/29/2010 5:29:00 PM | Chief of Naval Air Training Center Public Affairs
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla (NNS) -- A U. S. Navy T-45C Goshawk training jet assigned to Training Air Wing Six crashed east of Tallahassee, Fla. while conducting a training mission at approximately 10:15 a.m. CST, Dec. 29. Both occupants ejected safely and have been transported to a local hospital for evaluation. The aircraft was conducting a routine training mission. The T-45C Goshawk is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots and naval flight officers. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. For more news about the U.S. Navy, please...
  • China's Unsettling Fleet of New Drones a Wake-Up Call for The West (video)

    11/23/2010 9:36:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 23, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Western defense experts surprised to see 25+ new Chinese drones on display at Air Show China 2010...WJ600 jet-powered drone: And just what does that say for our military intelligence, anyway... must have been sleeping: ________________________________________________________ China is ramping up production of unmanned aerial vehicles in an apparent bid to catch up with the U.S. and Israel in developing technology that is considered the future of military aviation. Western defense officials and experts were surprised to see more than 25 different Chinese models of the unmanned aircraft, known as UAVs, on display at this week's Zhuhai air show in this southern...
  • Suspicious object found on Air Berlin jet (in Namibia)

    11/18/2010 3:24:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 1+ views
    RTE ^ | 11/18/2010
    Police in Namibia have intercepted a suspicious object with a detonator and a running clock in luggage on an Air Berlin plane en route from the country's capital, Windhoek to Munich. Germany's Federal Crime Office (BKA) said it was not clear if the object found during loading of the Airbus jet yesterday was an ignitable explosive. Germany stepped up security measures after saying it had received intelligence pointing to a planned attack in the country towards the end of this month. Security was stepped up at potential targets such as train stations and airports.
  • GOP foe (Sean Bielat) raps Rep. Barney Frank's Virgin Islands jet trip

    10/13/2010 2:30:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 10/13/10 | Andrew Miga
    GOP foe raps Rep. Frank's Virgin Islands jet tripBy Andrew Miga Associated Press Writer / October 13, 2010 WASHINGTON - Rep. Barney Frank's Republican opponent says the Massachusetts congressman's private jet ride to the U.S. Virgin Islands, courtesy of a hedge fund manager, shows Frank is too cozy with the financial interests he oversees. **SNIP** Bielat, a Marine Corps reservist making his first run for office, said that while the trip may have been legal, it was wrong. "Frank has pushed bailouts for his corporate friends and operates on a different set of rules from the rest of us," Bielat...
  • Ground State's Jet (NM)

    08/01/2010 11:51:49 AM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 8/1/2010 | Albuquerque Journal
    It is unconscionable for New Mexico politicians and appointed officials to use sick kids and rural residents to justify keeping up their jet-setting ways. But that’s exactly what they are doing.
  • A Fighter Jet Pilot's Most Terrifying Moment

    07/23/2010 6:04:42 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 44 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 23 July 2010 | Gizmodo
    See that man in the top left of this photo? That's Captain Brian Bews and he's lucky to be alive. The skilled pilot barely managed to eject before his CF-18 fighter jet crashed to the ground during a practice flight. The practice flight took place at Lethbridge County Airport and was apparently in preparation for the weekend airshow in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. There are no details as to exactly why the jet fighter went down. We do know that Captain Bews was taken to the hospital for injury treatment. [MSNBC—Thanks, Wilson!]
  • Spectacular USAF Photo of the Day: F-22A Raptors Fly Over Langley AFB, Virginia, USA

    06/17/2010 12:48:17 PM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 21 replies · 1,875+ views
    U.S. Air Force ^ | September 9, 2005 | USAF TSgt. Ben Bloker
    1536 x 1000 pixels + 2000 x 1302 pixels + 3000 x 1954 pixels + via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-200905.htm The Photographer Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker, United States Air Force  
  • Desiree Rogers Heads to Ebony, Jet

    06/08/2010 2:56:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 58+ views
    wsj ^ | 6/8/10 | Amy Chozick
    Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, known for her flare for fashion and party planning, has accepted a job with Johnson Publishing Co., the Chicago media company that publishes Ebony and Jet magazines. Rogers, who left her White House job in February after a dustup over a security breach at President Barack Obama’s first state dinner, will serve as a consultant at the largest African-American publishing company in the U.S. helping with corporate strategy and revamping its two most popular magazines.
  • JetBlue flies pink for Gay Pride Weekend

    05/15/2010 2:05:24 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 31 replies · 1,220+ views
    http://www.presstelegram.com ^ | 05/14/2010 | By Kristopher Hanson
    LONG BEACH - Fueled-up on free champagne and eager for a weekend of revelry, 110 passengers flew into Long Beach aboard a specially chartered JetBlue flight Friday honoring Gay Pride Weekend. The traditionally quick and uneventful flight from San Francisco to Long Beach was transformed into a party replete with pink cocktails, pink cupcakes, flight attendants' uniforms in pink and 90 minutes of entertainment from comedian Pam Ann. The idea of a JetPride flight comes as the New York-based carrier has grown gradually more involved in the city's second-largest annual event, which draws some 70,000 people to Long Beach annually,...
  • BAE has edge in dogfight over £1bn Iraq order [Jet trainer competition for IqAF]

    04/29/2010 6:41:47 AM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 5 replies · 273+ views
    Times Online ^ | 29 April 2010 | David Robertson
    The Iraqi Government is in talks to buy 24 Hawk trainer jets for up to £1 billion in a deal that would be the country’s first large arms purchase from the UK for more than 20 years. Military insiders have told The Times that officials from the Iraqi Air Force will be in Britain in May and June to test the Hawk, which is used by the Royal Air Force to train fast-jet pilots. The BAE Systems Hawk is being considered alongside jets from Korea and Italy as Iraq starts to rebuild an air force that was destroyed by coalition...
  • Anybody need parts for their F-111 or F-15?

    04/26/2010 11:35:16 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 35 replies · 946+ views
    Government Liquidations ^ | 4/26/2010 | Unnamed
    11 F-15 Eagle Aircraft for parts reclamation from tail #'s: 760099, 770059, 760071, 760106, 770141, 770129, 770145, 770140, 760044, 760097 and 770160. Only parts with a demil code of A or Q will be released to buyer. Mutilation not required. ...
  • Officials: Jet restroom smoker caused bomb scare

    04/08/2010 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 724+ views
    ap ^ | 4/8/10 | IVAN MORENO and DEVLIN BARRETT
    DENVER (AP) - Qatar's U.S. ambassador rushed to the defense of his envoy whom authorities say grabbed a surreptitious smoke in a jetliner's bathroom, sparking a bomb scare and widespread alert that sent jet fighters scrambling to intercept the Denver-bound flight. But no explosives were found and authorities speaking on condition of anonymity said they don't think he was trying to hurt anyone during Wednesday's scare and he will not be criminally charged. Qatar's U.S. ambassador, Ali Bin Fahad Al-Hajri, cautioned against a rush to judgment. "This diplomat was traveling to Denver on official embassy business on my instructions, and...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
    3/3/2010 | Freeper Collaboration
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  • Russian insiders said the T-50 fighter jet is unlike F-22 more like Su-27

    01/29/2010 6:39:00 PM PST · by greatdefender · 12 replies · 1,024+ views
    According to unconfirmed rumors in network someone has seen the PAK FA breached “Code of Silence” and the national laws to describe the aircraft. PAK FA news that looks more like Su-27 instead of F-22 and F-23.
  • Taiwan planning upgrades to jet fighters

    10/23/2009 3:20:18 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 9 replies · 453+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2009 | N/A
    Taiwan's air force said Friday it was planning to upgrade the island's U.S.-made and indigenous fighter jets to maintain the balance of air power across the Taiwan Strait. The upgrades are aimed at boosting the fighters' performance and avoid a "gap in Taiwan's war-fighting capabilities," the island's semi- official Central News Agency reported Friday. The upgrades would seek to address "the trend of the tipping of the military balance in the Taiwan Strait," the air force reportedly said, without elaborating. On Thursday Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu told lawmakers that the military was considering mothballing the some 60 French-made Mirage models...
  • Jetliner Slams Tail Into Runway

    09/11/2009 6:24:51 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 53 replies · 1,389+ views
    Fox ^ | Saturday, March 21, 2009 | staff
    MELBOURNE, Australia — An Emirates jetliner carrying more than 225 people slammed its tail into the runway as it took off from Australia, sending smoke into the cabin and forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing, officials said Saturday.No one was hurt, but passengers described being terrified after learning something was wrong soon after the Airbus A340 took off from the southern city of Melbourne about 10:30 p.m. Friday, bound for Dubai.After the strike, which reportedly left debris strewn on the runway and knocked out some runway lights, the pilot flew over the sea, dumping fuel, before returning to...
  • Pelosi Air Lines Expanding Fleet of Luxury Jets for Congresmen

    08/05/2009 12:54:28 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 999+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-09 | Mike's America
    Meanwhile, millions more Americans are out of work as Congress jets! In March, we learned how ravenous the travel appetite is for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats in Congress. The documents which show the frequency of trips to exotic destinations would be a crushing scandal if Republicans were in charge of Congress. But since Dems are in charge, few will say a negative word about this: House Orders Up Three Elite Jets By Paul Singer Roll Call August 5, 2009 Last year, lawmakers excoriated the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington, D.C., by...
  • Military ordered to turn back Zelaya's jet

    07/05/2009 12:32:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1,317+ views
    Google ^ | 7/05/09 | WILL WEISSERT & NESTOR IKEDA
    Military ordered to turn back Zelaya's jetBy WILL WEISSERT and NESTOR IKEDA – 1 hour ago TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' ousted President Manuel said he was getting on a flight home to reclaim his post on Sunday, accompanied by the U.N. General Assembly president and a group of journalists. The interim government said it ordered the military to prevent the landing of Zelaya's plane. If turned away, it will likely land in El Salvador, where a separate flight was headed with Latin American leaders who support Zelaya's reinstatement. Thousands of protesters were gathering in the capital of Honduras in...
  • "Hitler's Stealth Fighter" Re-created (NatGeo TV Sunday June 28th)

    06/26/2009 4:37:21 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 71 replies · 4,471+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 6/25/2009 | Nat Geo
    ON TV Hitler's Stealth Fighter airs Sunday, June 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel. About the show >> Top stealth-plane experts have re-created a radical, nearly forgotten Nazi aircraft: the Horten 2-29, a retro-futuristic fighter that arrived too late in World War II to make it into mass production. (See Hitler's stealth fighter in pictures.) The engineers' goal was to determine whether the so-called stealth fighter was truly radar resistant. In the process, they've uncovered new clues to just how close Nazi engineers were to unleashing a jet that some say could have changed the course...
  • Air France jet 'may have exploded mid-air'

    06/03/2009 8:46:46 PM PDT · by fortress · 359 replies · 14,719+ views
    9 News ^ | Thu Jun 4 2009 | AFP
    More debris from an Air France jet that came down in the Atlantic has been spotted, but investigators are pessimistic about finding the black boxes that could explain the tragedy. The vast area over which the new debris was found has led some experts to suggest the plane exploded before it hit the water. According to a report in French newspaper Le Monde, the "wide dispersion of wreckage discovered suggests that the Airbus (A330-200) exploded at high altitude". The experts, who were not named, said the plane most likely broke up after a "massive depressurisation" in the cabin. If this...
  • Plane (NW 757) due for LA makes emergency landing in Waterloo (IA)

    06/02/2009 9:38:49 AM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 15 replies · 1,330+ views
    WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Boeing 757 made an emergency landing at the Waterloo Regional Airport just after 10:00 a.m Tuesday morning. Northwest flight #335 took off around 8:30 a.m. Iowa time from Detroit due for Los Angeles. The airport was notified that there was smoke in the cockpit and the plane needed to land in Waterloo. The airport was notified when the plane was ten miles out. We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on the KWWL News at Noon.
  • Air Force debuts new jet-powered UAV

    05/07/2009 10:20:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 35 replies · 2,358+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 04/29/09 | Michael Barkoviak
    The possible successor of the U.S. Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper recently made three official flights during testing. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the same company that developed the Reaper and MQ-1 Predator, is responsible for developing the Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle. The next-generation unmanned aerial vehicle is 41 ft. long and has a 66-foot wingspan, which is slightly bigger than the 36 ft. long Reaper. Most notably, Avenger is jet-powered, allowing it to travel more than twice the speed of Reaper -- Avenger has flown as fast as 460 mph, while Reaper's top speed is 230 m.p.h.
  • Recriminations after NYC jet flyover photo op

    04/28/2009 3:28:35 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 164 replies · 4,868+ views
    AP ^ | 4/28/09 | ULA ILNYTZKY and SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK (AP) — It was supposed to be a photo op that captured images of an Air Force One plane with a majestic Statue of Liberty in the background. Instead, it turned into a public relations nightmare that led to recriminations from the president and mayor and prompted thousands other to ask, "What were they thinking?" Just before the workday began on Monday, an airliner and supersonic fighter jet zoomed past the lower Manhattan skyline. Within minutes, startled financial workers streamed out of their offices, fearing a nightmarish replay of Sept. 11.... An Air Force combat photographer took pictures...
  • King of Fighters F-22 Gets Killed by Humble T-38 Training Plane [VIDEO]

    04/21/2009 2:18:21 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 64 replies · 2,944+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Tue Apr 21 2009 | Gizmodo
    Stephen Trimble—master of all things flying—has found this video that apparently shows a T-38 training fighter shooting down the theoretically invincible F-22 Raptor in a combat training exercise—first kill documented on video ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXmDj3mFrXQ&feature=player_embedded It's not the first time it has happened, however: An EA-18G—a modified F/A-18 F Super Hornet Block II—"got lucky" and killed another F-22 with an AIM-120 AMRAAM in a simulated combat exercise over at Nellis AFB. This is something that Stephen confirmed himself.However, this time instead of a high-tech EA-18G, the killer plane was this:A humble T-38 training jet, piloted by a trainer on a combat training...