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World’s Longest Flights End Today

Nov 25, 2013 No Comments

The world’s longest nonstop commercial flight ended without fanfare Monday after Singapore Airlines (SIA) flew its last nearly 19-hour service from New York. Flight SQ 21 landed early Monday in Changi Airport, bringing an end to a nine-year run. A direct service to Los Angeles has also been cancelled as part of a fleet renewal. “Food [...]

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Reno Air Races in Fight to Survive

Nov 25, 2013 No Comments

The Reno National Championship Air Races must raise pledges of $500,000 by Dec. 15 in order to meet operational costs in 2014 and keep the one-of-a-kind event alive, organizers said. They said they’ve had to reduce full-time staff from seven to five employees and cut wages and benefits for remaining workers because of financial struggles [...]

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More Tours Offered on JFK’s Jet

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

It’s one of the most historic artifacts associated with that fateful day and it’s on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Museum officials say as you walk through SAM 26000, it’s a walk through history. According to the museum’s website, It’s the acronym for Special Air Mission 26000, Kennedy’s Air Force [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

1898 – Birth of Wiley Hardeman Post, famed American aviator; he became the first pilot to fly solo around the world. 1916 – First flight of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 (5a shown above), a World War I British biplane fighter. 1935 – Pan Am commences the first trans-Pacific airmail service, flying a Martin M.130 from San Francisco, Calif., [...]

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Boeing Continues Changing the Airline Game

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

There must have been some pretty wide smiles on the faces of Boeing executives waking up in Dubai earlier this week. The U.S.-based plane maker secured 259 orders and commitments at the launch of its 777X commercial jet at the Dubai International Air Show — “the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history by dollar [...]

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Canadian Airport to Close Next Week

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

When Chris Blower takes off from Edmonton’s City Centre Airport for the last time next week, he knows he’ll be leaving a piece of his heart behind. It’s the place that sparked his love of flying as a kid, where as a teenager he received his pilot’s licence before his licence to drive, and where [...]

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Dreamlifter Leaves ‘Wrong’ Airport

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments

A Boeing Dreamlifter jumbo jet has taken flight after accidentally landing at Jabara Airport in Kansas late Wednesday. A team of pilots came in from New York to pilot the plane down the runway, which is normally too short to handle a plane of that size. No one was hurt and the plane and airfield were [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments

1897 – Birth of John Joseph Seerley, Jr., American World War I flying ace who also served in World War II. 1916 – First flight of the Breguet 14, a French biplane bomber and reconnaissance aircraft; it is the first aircraft in mass production to use large amounts of metal rather than wood in its [...]

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