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St. Louis Pilot Crashes Plane…for Discovery Channel

Oct 06, 2012 No Comments

The airplane crashed in a Mexican desert, and it was perfect. That was the assessment from St. Louis, Mo., pilot Leland “Chip” Shanle Jr. of Webster Groves, whose Broken Wing company was hired by the Discovery Channel show “Curiosity” for an episode dealing with what happens during an airplane crash. The show will air at 8 p.m. Sunday on Discovery. A [...]

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Israel Shoots Down Drone

Oct 06, 2012 No Comments

The Israeli air force shot down an unmanned drone Saturday over the northern Negev desert, the nation’s military said. The Israeli Defense Forces spotted the drone, which did not carry any weapons or explosives, hovering over Gaza before it entered Israeli airspace, military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said. Forces kept the drone under surveillance until a fighter [...]

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Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

Russia’s Irkut aircraft-manufacturing plant delivered the first six Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten combat trainers to the Russian Air Force on Thursday, a spokesman for the Western Military District said. “On October 4, the first batch of Yak-130 combat trainers fly from the Irkut plant to the Borisoglebsk airfield (Voronezh region) after an extensive flight testing program,” Col. Andrei [...]

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Pilot Killed in Arizona Crash

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

A pilot was killed when his plane crashed in San Manuel, Ariz., Thursday morning. The homebuilt, single-engine Mustang II FB crashed about two miles north of the San Manuel Airport and caught fire, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. It is believed the pilot was planning to make a local flight and return to San [...]

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American Blames Soda, Coffee Spills for Seat Woes

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

American Airlines cancelled almost hundred flights Thursday as the carrier adds seat locking mechanisms to 48 Boeing 757 aircraft to keep seats from coming loose mid-flight. The Fort Worth-based carrier said mechanics will be adding a second locking device to secure seats on the aircraft. The work should be completed by Saturday, said David Campbell, [...]

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Taiwanese Pilot Killed in Warplane Crash

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

A Taiwanese pilot died Wednesday when the Dassault Mirage 2000 he was flying in France burst into a ball of flames after crashing in a forest, officials said. The jet went down in the eastern district of Froideconche, the French military press office said in a statement that did not give the cause of the accident. [...]

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Low-Cost Flying Arrives in Luxury-Loving Japan

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

Japan has a reputation for loving expensive things like overpriced real estate, gourmet melons and luxury brands. But the nation is finally discovering the joy of flying cheap, with the arrival this year of three low-cost carriers. The takeoff of AirAsia Japan, Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan could change lifestyles. No longer will air travel [...]

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City of Yuma Aeronca Display Set for Oct.10 Dedication

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

Exactly 63 years after the City of Yuma Aeronca Sedan remained airborne for a record-setting 1,124 hours, a dedication will be held at Yuma City Hall where the historic aircraft is now on display. Having adorned the City Hall lobby for several months, the airplane is now part of a full display commemorating the 1949 endurance [...]

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