Spec Ops Command Seeks 300 Pilots for Night Stalkers

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

Calling all U.S. Army aviators: Now is the time to go spec ops. Army Special Operations Aviation Command is seeking helicopter pilots and aviation officers to fill critical slots in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), better known as the Night Stalkers, and to keep up with the overall high demand for Army pilots. [...]

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Wingsuits: True First-Person Flying!

Oct 18, 2012 1 Comment

This video pick is not for the faint of heart! It shows an upclose view of what it’s like to glide down a mountainside at speeds over 100mph, just a heartbeat away from terra firma. Check it out! Unless you’ve been stranded on an island for a few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen footage of those [...]

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Crash Drives USAF to Restart CV-22 Pilot Formation Training

Oct 18, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. Air Force plans to reinstate substantial formation flight training for Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey pilots that it eliminated four years ago, AOL Defense learned yesterday. Reinstatement of the training four years after the service ended it is an implicit admission, V-22 aviators said, that better training might have prevented the June 13 crash of [...]

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Hawaiian Airlines Acquires Turboprops for Lanai, Molokai Flights

Oct 18, 2012 No Comments

Hawaiian Airlines’ corporate parent, filling the only void in its interisland service, plans to inaugurate flights to Molokai and Lanai next year with its newly established turboprop operation. The company said on Wednesday it has completed the purchase of its first ATR 42 twin-turboprop aircraft, and has an agreement to acquire a second plane in Novem­ber. [...]

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Airline Passengers Thrilled by Role in Yacht Rescue

Oct 18, 2012 No Comments

The diversion might have made them late landing in Sydney, Australia, but airline passengers have revelled in the excitement of helping to rescue a yacht drifting away from New South Wales coast. Two commercial jets were called in by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on Tuesday morning to assist in the search for a missing [...]

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F-35 Makes Its Mark in Marine Corps, Air Force

Oct 17, 2012 No Comments

The engines roared overhead as a Lockheed Martin F-35B fell into formation. Although this is a basic maneuver for U.S. test pilots, the possibilities for combat environments created by these elite aircraft working together are anything but mundane. The F-35, which features three variants to be used by the Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy, [...]

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Myanmar to Excavate Spitfire Fighters

Oct 17, 2012 No Comments

Myanmar has signed a deal with a British aviation enthusiast to allow the excavation of a World War II treasure: dozens of Supermarine Spitfire fighter planes buried by the British almost 70 years ago. Aviation enthusiast David J. Cundall discovered the locations of the aircraft after years of searching. The planes are believed to be [...]

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Bombardier Starts Building Boeing, Airbus Competitor

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

Bombardier took another step toward breaking the Boeing-Airbus lock on the narrowbody jet market Monday, saying it has begun assembling its rival CSeries jet, and that it is still on course to start flight-testing by year-end, despite concerns that timetable could slip. Fuselage and other parts for the first CSeries plane, which will include assemblies [...]

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