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  • Pilot Who Died in Small Plane Crash in Santa Clarita Described as Beloved Member of Local Aviation Community

    01/06/2020 7:32:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/05/2020 | Christina Pascucci and Kristina Bravo,
    Officials have not released his name, but friends identified the pilot as Wayne Richards. The aircraft, a home-built TM-1 Thunder Mustang, was registered under his name. "Very sweet, very loving and very active in the community," Jennifer Pearl said of her fellow pilot. "It’s a big loss." He was the only occupant of the plane that plummeted near the Newhall Avenue off-ramp just after 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The aircraft had taken off from Van Nuys Airport, according to the FAA. "He had flames coming out of his motor... It looked like he...
  • Texas pilot’s last words before cargo plane crash: ‘Lord, you have my soul’

    12/23/2019 10:45:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 77 replies ^ | December 20, 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The tragic last words of one of the pilots killed in the crash of a cargo plane in Houston contracted by Amazon earlier this year were, “Lord, you have my soul,” according to a chilling transcript of the cockpit voice recorder. Capt. Ricky Blakely, First Officer Conrad Jules Aska and Mesa Airlines Capt. Sean Archuleta, who was riding in the jump seat, were killed Feb. 23 when the Boeing 767 operated by Atlas Air plunged into Trinity Bay. Seconds after air traffic controllers rerouted the aircraft around some precipitation, the crew began losing control on approach to Bush Intercontinental Airport....
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam Was Reportedly ‘Close’ to Bill Clinton

    07/25/2019 3:48:39 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | July 22nd, 2019 | Matt Naham
    Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s friend, former partner and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, was reportedly “very close” to Bill Clinton, who recently went on the record through a spokesman to say he “knows nothing” about Epstein’s crimes. A Politico report from Sunday about the Maxwell-Clinton connection cited a number of anonymous individuals. One of those said to be familiar with the situation claimed that the British socialite Maxwell was not only “incredibly close” to Chelsea Clinton, but also “had her own relationship with Bill Clinton and was very close to him”: Maxwell first grew close with the Clintons after Bill Clinton...
  • Las Vegas shooting motive remains elusive [tr]

    10/01/2019 11:53:35 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 October 2019 | Greg Norman
    Two years have now passed since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – yet the biggest question about it remains unanswered. The American public is still in the dark as to why Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers outside the Mandalay Bay resort on Oct. 1, 2017, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more. The FBI’s agents and behavior specialists spent more than a year investigating the attack. Officials released clips of nearly 1,200 officer body camera videos, many hours of 911 audio recordings and dozens of handwritten and transcribed witness accounts. But 730 days later,...
  • Idaho pilot becomes first woman to fly F-35 jet for Marine Corps

    08/16/2019 9:03:33 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/19 | Stephen Sorace
    A commercial helicopter pilot from Idaho has become the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly an F-35 fighter jet, a supersonic stealth aircraft. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, a 29-year-old Boise native, completed her training program this past June at South Carolina’s Air Station Beaufort, the Marine Corps announced last week. Satz’s training lasted four years, taking her to bases in Florida, Texas and Mississippi. “The first flight in an F-35 is by yourself,” Satz said. "The syllabus thoroughly prepares you for that first time you take off and for every flight after that, it’s an exhilarating experience." Now,...
  • Remains of airman killed in Vietnam War flown home to Dallas by pilot son

    08/13/2019 8:19:06 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    fox11online ^ | August 9th 2019
    The family of a pilot killed in action in 1967 during the Vietnam War was among dozens of people who silently observed the Dignified Arrival of the airman’s remains at Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas on August 8, local media reported. (Jay Giggs via Storyful){p}{/p} The remains were transported by the airman’s son, Bryan Knight, who is a pilot for Southwest Airlines. An obituary for Roy A. Knight Jr, a major in the US Air Force, said he was shot down in May 1967 while attacking a target on the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos. He was initially...
  • Return of a Fallen Hero

    08/09/2019 6:09:32 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 4 replies
    Global News ^ | Jackson Proskow
    Dallas became the place where the weight of the world seemed to melt away — the place where the good outweighed the bad for the first time in days. When we arrived at our gate at Dallas’ Love Field, I noticed a few camera crews waiting. I didn’t think much of it. Perhaps they were waiting for a politician or a newsmaker. A few minutes later, a gate agent from Southwest Airlines appeared and started handing out American flags.
  • Viral Twitter thread tells story of pilot's body returned home from Vietnam War

    08/08/2019 12:24:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    Jackson Proskow "I’m at the airport in Dallas, waiting for my flight home to DC from El Paso, and something incredible is happening. Our incoming plane is carrying the remains of an American pilot shot down over Vietnam in 1967. His remains were only recently recovered and identified and brought back to the US. As we wait at the gate, we’re told that Captain Knight is coming home to Dallas. When he left from this very airport to fight in Vietnam his 5 year old son came to the airfield and waved goodbye. It was the last time he would...
  • Search on for Pilot After Navy Jet Crashes in Death Valley and Injures 7

    08/01/2019 9:23:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    KTLA ^ | 08/01/2019
    Crews are searching for the pilot of a U.S. Navy fighter jet that crashed in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts routinely watch military aircraft speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon, officials said. A search was underway for the pilot of the single-seat F/A-18 Super Hornet that was on a routine training mission... The lookout point about 160 miles (257 kilometers) north of Los Angeles is popular with photographers and aviation buffs who gawk at jets flying in the steep, narrow canyon. Officials closed the area after...
  • Delta Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of Intoxication Ahead of Flight to San Diego: Report

    07/31/2019 7:16:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The pilot allegedly left a security line when he noticed Transportation Security Administration officers conducting additional screening. The officers noticed and reported him, prompting airport police to conduct sobriety tests. One test determined he was under the influence of alcohol, while results from the second are pending, KSTP said. An airport spokesperson told the station an alcohol bottle was found on the man. The pilot was released about three hours after his arrest, pending a formal complaint and final toxicology results,
  • Rescuing a Russian World War II bomber that was preserved in the mud of a swamp (my title)

    04/28/2019 1:44:19 AM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies ^ | 14mar18 | tim
    Already two years history enthusiasts try to rescue pieces of evidence and remains from the WW2 plane crash. It crashed into swamps which makes it much harder to access it. This year they got advanced and found a pilot body, one of the two. They found his personal belongings including the driver license which helped to identify the pilot. The WW2 parachute raised from the swamp – in an almost perfect condition. Pilot’s hat spent 76 years in a swamp. His medical bag. And a bag with papers and a map. This is an actual place where they make...
  • Ethiopian Airlines pilot of doomed flight didn’t take training on 737 MAX simulator: report

    03/21/2019 6:30:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    fox ^ | 03/21/2018 | Bradford Betz
    thiopian Airlines was ahead of its competitors in implementing the simulator to train would-be pilots of the new plane, according to reports. Yared Getachew, co-pilot of Flight 302, had taken a course on another simulator as recently as October, but not one specifically designated for the Max 8, The New York Times reported, citing someone familiar with Ethiopian Airlines. The source told the Times that Getachew was not due for another training until after the crash. Flight 302, much like Indonesia’s Lion Air flight, which crashed in October, likely failed after its automated "anti-stall" system inadvertently pushed the plane’s nose...
  • Pilot rescued off Honolulu, hospitalized after plane crashes during military exercise

    12/13/2018 5:10:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A civilian contractor pilot hired by the Hawaii Air National Guard was in serious condition Wednesday after crashing his plane during a military exercise off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said. A private sailboat rescued the unidentified 47-year-old pilot about 3 miles south of Oahu near Honolulu's Sand Island where he was then transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Hawker Hunter jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu's airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The Hawker Hunter is a British jet developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, according...
  • Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’

    08/13/2018 8:42:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Sandrarose ^ | August 1, 2018
    Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’ Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Tamar Braxton has responded to a Delta Airlines statement blaming her “unusual behavior” and her refusal to follow a flight attendant’s instructions during a recent flight. Tamar’s sister Towanda accused a Delta pilot of ridiculing Tamar after the pilot left the safety of the reinforced cockpit to deal with the part-time singer’s unruly behavior. “@tamarbraxton got ridiculed by a pilot for flying while black on Delta,” Towanda wrote in an Instagram post dated July 28. “Wow! I guess being a diamond and double million miler...
  • Thunderbird pilot killed in crash

    04/05/2018 11:51:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The U.S. Air Force is grieving the loss of one of its own after a Thunderbirds training flight went tragically wrong. A Thunderbird pilot crashed during a demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas. The team says it was a routine flight and are now looking into what could have caused the crash. The accident came just a few days before the team was scheduled to perform at the March Field Air & Space Expo at March Air Reserve Base in California. In light of the tragedy, the performance has been canceled.
  • Islamic State repeats Kasasebah incident and burns Syrian pilot alive

    12/02/2017 1:01:27 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | Dec. 2, 2017 | Loaa Adel
    Baghdad (Iraqi News) The self-proclaimed Islamic State group has released a video showing a Syrian pilot, who was captured by the IS extremists more than a year ago, being burned alive, Al Arabeya News reported. The video showed Major Azzam Eid, who was wearing the significant red/ orange uniform that used by the IS for prisoners, being chained to a tree, before the Islamic State militants set him on fire. The man could be heard screaming in pain before his body became completely burned.
  • Navy admits its aircraft drew lewd images in sky

    11/17/2017 11:43:30 AM PST · by servo1969 · 75 replies ^ | 11-17-2017 | FoxNews
    WARNING: ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington admitted one of its aircraft was involved in drawing lewd images in the sky Thursday.
  • Trump Signs Order Allowing Recall of Retired Air Force Pilots

    10/21/2017 4:22:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies
    VOA News ^ | October 20, 2017
    Trump Signs Order Allowing Recall of Retired Air Force Pilots October 20, 2017 10:16 PM WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will allow the Air Force to bring back to active duty as many as 1,000 retired pilots to address a pilot shortage. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross, said the Air Force is short about 1,500 pilots. “The pilot supply shortage is a national-level challenge that could have adverse effects on all aspects of both the government and commercial aviation sectors for years to come,” Ross said. 25-pilot cap removed Under current...
  • Burn Boycott NFL. Fallen Navy Pilot's Daughter Burns NFL Gear

    09/28/2017 7:58:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/27/17
    Stand For the Flag
  • Clash between Delta Airlines pilot and flight attendant delays flight at LaGuardia Airport

    07/25/2017 5:49:44 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 24, 2017 | Graham Rayman
    A Delta Airlines pilot and a flight attendant flew off the handle Monday at LaGuardia Airport, causing a two-hour delay, sources said. The 54-year-old pilot had a dispute with a 26-year-old flight attendant prior to takeoff aboard the plane bound for Portland, Maine, sources said. He and the attendant exchanged words in the aisle and he called her “a piece of s---,” a source said. “His conversation was racist, inconsiderate and unprofessional,” the source said. Each alleged the other had aggressively grabbed the other’s arm. As many as six Port Authority police officers, some carrying “huge” guns, interviewed flight attendants...