Civilian

Yeager Re-Enacts Sound Barrier Flight

Oct 15, 2012 No Comments

Sixty-five years after becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager is still making noise. The 89-year-old Yeager, who was featured in the movie “The Right Stuff,” flew in the back seat Sunday of a McDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle as it broke the sound [...]

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Baumgarter Sets Records in Successful Jump Attempt

Oct 15, 2012 No Comments

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books on Sunday after overcoming concerns with the power for his visor heater that impaired his vision and nearly jeopardized the mission. Felix reached an estimated speed of 833.9 mph (1,342.8 kmh) or  Mach 1.24. This preliminary figure would make him the first man to break the [...]

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County-Owned 737 Missing Engine

Oct 15, 2012 No Comments

With Scot Spencer and San Bernardino (Calif.) International Airport, nothing is simple. When airport officials were asked to account for three engines that Spencer used along with a Boeing 727 as collateral for a $550,000 loan from the airport, there wasn’t a yes or no answer. Instead, there was a question: Where are the engines? Airport [...]

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Court Orders Arrest of Kingfisher Airlines Boss

Oct 12, 2012 No Comments

An Indian court Friday ordered the arrest of the highflying owner of Kingfisher Airlines for bouncing checks, adding to the beleaguered airline’s woes as its struggles to resume flights that have been grounded since the start of the month. The cash-strapped airline has stopped selling tickets on its website through Oct. 20 and is still [...]

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New Orleans Proposed Hub for Start-Up Airline

Oct 11, 2012 No Comments

A Baton Rouge, La., businessman, whose investment group has long been looking to bring a low-cost airline hub to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, told the Regional Planning Commission this week that there’s just one thing standing in the way: He needs a nod from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “It’s in the mayor’s court,” said John Miller, [...]

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Woman Gives Birth on Aeroflot Flight

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

OAO Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, diverted a Moscow-bound flight Tuesday from the Ukrainian city of Simferopol to Kharkiv after a passenger gave birth to a girl in mid-flight, the company said. The crew safely delivered the baby yesterday with the help of a nurse who was among the passengers, the Moscow-based carrier said today in an e-mailed [...]

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Ohio Residents Report Aerial Mapping DC-3 to Police

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

Aerial mapping was the mission of a low-flying, World War II-era plane whose back-and-forth flight led curious onlookers to call police Monday. A police dispatcher in Lorain, Ohio, who said he didn’t know the plane’s mission, said he and fellow dispatchers had received calls about the plane. The Douglas DC-3 is owned by Airborne Imaging Inc., [...]

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World’s Largest Airplane May Soon Start India Operations

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

Germany’s Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Dubai-based Emirates Airlines will soon be able to fly Airbus A380s, a super jumbo which is the world’s largest passenger airplane, to India, according to a story in an Indian business publication Tuesday. The civil aviation ministry is planning to relax rules in bilateral air service agreements (ASAs) by doing [...]

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