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Welcome to the New Flight Journal.com!

Welcome to the New Flight Journal.com!

For the last two weeks, we’ve been doing things a little differently here at Flight Journal.com. I’m Mike Harbour, the new online editor, and our new goal is to keep this site updated daily with breaking news from the world of aviation. We’re including both civil and military items, so visit us every day to […]
Sudan Military Plane Crashes Near Capital

Sudan Military Plane Crashes Near Capital

A Sudanese military plane carrying personnel and equipment to the strife-torn Darfur region crashed near the capital Khartoum on Sunday killing 15 people on board, the army said. The plane’s engine stopped working and the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing when it went down about 40 km (25 miles) southwest of the Khartoum […]

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Group Aims to Build Aviation Museum in Spokane

Group Aims to Build Aviation Museum in Spokane

A nonprofit organization is gearing up for a campaign to create a new military and aerospace museum at Felts Field in northeast Spokane, Wash. The Spokane Airport Board recently approved a lease to allow construction of the museum on a 14,400-square-foot parcel on Rutter Avenue just west of the Felts Field terminal. Larry Krauter, chief executive officer for […]
Fly Montserrat Airliner Crash Kills Three

Fly Montserrat Airliner Crash Kills Three

Three people have been confirmed dead while another is fighting for life at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre following Sunday’s horrific plane crash of a Fly Montserrat Britten-Norman Islander at VC Bird International Airport near St. John’s, Antigua. Among those dead are the pilot, Capt. Jason Forbes, and two passengers who were on board the Fly […]

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Boeing Deliver First S.C.-Made 787

Boeing Deliver First S.C.-Made 787

Representatives from Air India took delivery on Friday of the first Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner made in South Carolina and the first manufactured outside Boeing Commercial Airplane’s headquarters in Washington state. The delivery marks another milestone in Boeing’s efforts to broaden its production base beyond Washington, where all of its other jets have been built. […]
St. Louis Pilot Crashes Plane…for Discovery Channel

St. Louis Pilot Crashes Plane…for Discovery Channel

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

Israel Shoots Down Drone

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 […]
Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

Russian Air Force Accepts First Yak-130

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

Pilot Killed in Arizona Crash

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 […]
American Blames Soda, Coffee Spills for Seat Woes

American Blames Soda, Coffee Spills for Seat Woes

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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