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A Pilot’s View of D-Day

No Tailhook? No Way!

Silent Targets

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Neil Armstrong Remembered

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With Planes on Ground, Accusations Fly at American Airlines

With Planes on Ground, Accusations Fly at American Airlines

Flight delays and cancellations continued for thousands of American Airlines passengers Friday as the carrier and its pilots traded barbs on who is to blame for the operational problems. Each side says the other is making disingenuous statements about pilot sick time and maintenance issues. American says pilots are filing last-minute maintenance requests and taxiing […]
VMA-211 Bloodied, Not Beaten, by Afghan Attack

VMA-211 Bloodied, Not Beaten, by Afghan Attack

Two McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Plus aircraft appear to dot the gray sky, as ground crewmembers prepare for their arrival. The aircraft are more than 46 feet long and have a wingspan of 30 feet 4 inches. They roar through the Afghanistan sky, a symbol of U.S. Marine Corps air superiority. After a Sept. […]

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Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

More than 15 years following the crash of the world’s only airworthy example, another de Havilland Mosquito has returned to the air. Jerry Yagen’s KA114, a Canadian-built fighter-bomber variant, flew for the first time Thursday since it arrived in New Zealand. Restoration experts Avspecs Limited near Auckland rebuilt the twin-engined aircraft nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder” […]
iPad 1, TSA 0

iPad 1, TSA 0

Between airline employees and the Transportation Security Administration, it seems iPads don’t have a chance these days. Following on the heels of a iPad theft by a Horizon Air flight attendant last week, ABC News yesterday aired a report on another iPad stolen by a TSA screener at Orlando International Airport. The first incident was […]

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Plane violates airspace during president’s stop in Va. Beach

Plane violates airspace during president’s stop in Va. Beach

As President Barack Obama was wrapping up his speech in Virginia Beach, Va., Thursday afternoon, two Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters on air defense duty intercepted a private plane that flew into airspace restricted because of the visit. NORAD officials told WVEC.com the jets couldn’t communicate with the Piper PA-28, which was located east of Cape […]
TAM Flight Lands Safely After Nose Gear Malfunction

TAM Flight Lands Safely After Nose Gear Malfunction

A TAM Airlines flight from Rio de Janeiro to New York narrowly avoided a crash landing at busy JFK Airport after experiencing nose gear failure on Wednesday, officials said. The crew of Flight 8078, an Airbus A330-200, prepared for a crash landing Wednesday coming into JFK Airport after the plane’s nose gear failed to drop […]

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Military Trainer Crashes in Northern Serbia, Killing Pilot

Military Trainer Crashes in Northern Serbia, Killing Pilot

A Serbian military pilot died after his single-engined trainer crashed in a suburb northwest of Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, on Wednesday. Serbian Air Force and Air Defense Maj. Goran Savic, assigned to the military’s Technical Test Center, succumbed to injures sustained in the accident involving a Lasta 95, according to the Serbian defense ministry. The second pilot, […]
Attendants’ fight sends United flight back to N.C.

Attendants’ fight sends United flight back to N.C.

An airport official says a squabble between two flight attendants forced a United Airlines flight bound for Chicago to return to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said Flight 1214 left Raleigh at 6 a.m. Wednesday. A call from the pilot to the tower at 6:40 a.m. suggested there had been an assault onboard, […]

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Airplane Part Lands in Man’s Backyard

Airplane Part Lands in Man’s Backyard

It was a perfectly predictable Labour Day Monday for Alain Quintard before he saw it. The 60-year-old Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, man mowed his large lawn late in the afternoon. An hour or two later, he spotted something black shining on top of his pristine grass. “I was puzzled, because the lawn was freshly cut; there […]
Double Ace, Two Crosses

Double Ace, Two Crosses

A glint of light in the sky above North Korea attracted the F-86 Sabre pilot’s attention, so he descended from 41,000 feet and saw four MiG-15s. But as then-Capt. Ralph S. Parr surveyed the rest of the sky, he realized he and his fellow pilots in Shark Flight actually were facing 16 enemy fighters. The […]
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