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  • 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C61QwfgLkKA
  • 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...
  • The Paper Towel Pilot

    07/10/2017 11:28:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/10/17 | Jimmy Reed
    After my explanation, restrained silence gave way to guffaws My Piper Cub airplane was due for an airworthiness inspection at a large airport, but since the little airplane had no radio equipment, I called the control tower and requested permission to fly in from a nearby crop duster’s strip. The controller assigned an arrival time and said that he would blink a green light if I was clear to land. What should have been a routine procedure turned out to be one of the most bizarre incidents in my flying career.
  • SAA Pilot Ali Fahd is with SDF in Tabqa & in good condition. (Syria)

    06/21/2017 7:18:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Gen. Suheil Hassan (Tiger) negotiating with the Kurds to recover him.
  • With eleven days to go, FAA's BasicMED may not occur but 2016 Congressional law will happen

    04/20/2017 2:24:18 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    S.2658 — 114th Congress (2015-2016): cancels the requirement for a pilot to hold at least a 3rd class medical certificate to exercise the privileges of private pilot in most cases. "The FAA may not take enforcement action against a pilot for not holding a valid third-class medical certificate unless the FAA has published final medical certification regulations in the Federal Register". The FAA was given one year to publish regulations governing this. The DOT/FAA responded with a set of rules for this, to take effect no later than 1 May 2017. That is eleven days away and the rules, paperwork,...
  • Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap

    04/03/2017 4:48:29 PM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/3/2017 | Nicole Chavez
    Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap
  • Report Says Instructor, Student Fought for Controls Before East Hartford Plane Crash

    03/29/2017 1:54:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    NCB Connecticut ^ | 3/28/2017
    Report Says Instructor, Student Fought for Controls Before East Hartford Plane Crash A plane crash in East Hartford was the result of a flight student refusing to give up controls to his instructor, while apparently doing everything "backwards", a police report revealed. East Hartford police Lt. Josh Litwin said in October that investigators had concluded the crash was "an intentional act," but noted that they hadn't been able to determine a motive. New documents from witness accounts reveal that Arian Prevella, a flight instructor and the owner of American Flight Academy in Hartford, struggled with flying student, Feras Freitekh. On...
  • Musings From Dad’s Diner

    02/19/2017 8:00:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2016 | MOTUS
    Dad’s Diner: in continuous operation from1921-2017I received an email from RobinH on Friday advising me that she had forwarded a very generous memorial in honor of Raj’s Dad from the good people of the MOTI. There is simply no way that I can tell you how touched -  and honored - we are by your care, concern and overwhelming generosity. To all who contributed, please accept our sincere thanks for such a fine tribute for such a fine man. We will split the donation between Dad’s parish church, Queen of the Miraculous Medal, and Lumen Christi High School, home of...
  • United pilot replaced after intercom rant while dressed as civilian

    02/12/2017 8:42:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 12, 2017
    United Airlines replaced a pilot before takeoff on Saturday after she boarded in civilian clothes and told passengers over the intercom that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were liars and that she was getting a divorce, witnesses said. The airline on Sunday declined to identify the pilot or comment beyond a previous statement apologizing to customers, many of whom left the plane out of concern for their safety. The flight from Austin, Texas, to San Francisco took off with a new pilot about 90 minutes late, passengers said. "She shows up dressed like a civilian and asked us to...
  • Drunk Canadian Pilot Passes Out in Cockpit; Second Drunk Pilot Caught This Week

    12/31/2016 5:43:32 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    Sputniknews ^ | 1.1.2017 | Staff
    Police arrested a drunk Sunwing pilot as he prepared to take a planeload of people into the air December 31, the second drunk pilot arrested this week. The most recent incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday morning, when passengers and crew on a Sunwing flight bound for Cancun noticed the pilot behaving oddly as he boarded. When he was then found passed out in the cockpit, he was arrested and charged with having care and control of an aircraft while impaired and having care and control of an aircraft [while] exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of...
  • Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash

    12/13/2016 6:39:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/12/2016 | Maureen O'Donnell and Jordan Owen
    Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash Rob Sherman, who died over the weekend in a crash of his small plane in Marengo, operated a business helping people build aircraft from kits. But the 63-year-old was better known as a colorful political activist and Green Party candidate — some might say gadfly — who called journalists and introduced himself as “Rob Sherman, your favorite atheist.” At one time, he had license plates that spelled out ATHEIST. Though he came in for derision as a self-promoter, he challenged the use of government-sponsored Christmas creches and displays and anything...
  • A Deadly Accident Won’t Ground China’s Women Fighter Pilots

    11/21/2016 5:32:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 19, 2016 | SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN
    Capt. Yu Xu, one of China’s first female fighter pilots. Xinhua photo On the morning of Nov. 12, J-10 fighters from China’s prestigious Ba Yi Air Demonstration Team practiced maneuvers over Yutian county, northeast of the city of Tianjin. Sitting in the instructor’s seat of one of the delta-wing J-10s was Capt. Yu Xu, a flight leader and one of four women pilots trained to operate the domestically-designed multi-role fighter. The 30-year-old native of Chongzhou, Sichuan province, had earned the nickname “Golden Peacock” after a traditional dance she had performed while a cadet. Around 9:45 a.m., observers on the ground...
  • Bob Hoover, one of history’s greatest pilots, dead at 94

    10/25/2016 10:03:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | October 25, 2016 | Bob Collins
    One of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation died this morning, according to reports. Bob Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot, a former Air Force test pilot, and the chase plane pilot for Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier for the first time, was 94.
  • (Vanity)(Hillary's Jet) Any executive pilots on FR ?

    09/22/2016 10:27:14 PM PDT · by Celerity · 48 replies
    Self | 9/23/16 | Celerity
    Ever since Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton at the end of June this year, I've been really bothered by something. Compelled to meditate on it and figure it out. I'm having some trouble, and need to ask for Freerepublic input. Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton on the tarmac, and Bill entered Loretta's FBI-owned Government plane. There are reports of them entering a 3rd plane but nothing seems to support that claim. Now that we're all caught up, I'll let you know that I've been wracking my brain on this one. But one of the more sublime enigmas came more recently....