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New Website Look for FlightAware on 10th Anniversary

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The team at FlightAware is proud to announce the release of a new site design, with the following features: We have improved and streamlined site search. We’ve replaced the three orange search boxes on the left (Private flight tracker, Airline flight tracker, and Airport tracker/info) with a single search box at the top of the page. You can now search for airports, airlines, flight numbers, and private aircraft in this single box. As you type, suggestions will appear. You can select your desired… (flightaware.com) Mehr...

FlightAware Map Updates - View All Planes, Nearby Airports, Premium Map Layers

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You can now view all the nearby flights when tracking a flight; FlightAware will display all the air traffic around flights that you're tracking. Click the "+" in the upper right of the map and check the "Nearby Flights" The nearby flights will automatically load and display the airplane icons on the map. You can hover over a flight for more information, or click on it to go to a flight's tracking page. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

This lady is not telling the truth

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I was actually on this flight on Friday evening from ORD to DCA. I have been a reader of this forum for a long time but seeing this all over the news made me sign up so I could tell you what really happened here and hopefully stop this liar in her tracks....As many on this forum suspected we were not getting the whole truth. (www.flyertalk.com) Mehr...

Video: Remove Cat Before Flight

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A cat video on Flightaware?! What a world . . . Unruly Purr-senger removed from flight. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Germanwings A320 Crashes in Southern France

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An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, police and aviation officials said. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Build an ADS-B receiver using your old Android phone

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Your mobile ADS-B station can run FlightAware's Android software to track flights within 50-300 miles (line of sight, range depending on antenna) and will automatically feed data to FlightAware. You can track flights directly off your Android device with the FlightFeeder app or via FlightAware.com. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Great photoset/tour of the world's largest aircraft An-225 Mriya

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A very unique aircraft (only 1 of these has been made), this guy got to fly on one and got a lot of nice pictures of the interior as well. (gelio.livejournal.com) Mehr...

Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One

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The U.S. Air Force plans to announce on Wednesday that it has decided to use Boeing Co's (BA.N) commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft... (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

(Video) "Crosswind turboprop torment"

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"More BHXwinds action (X-winds at BHX airport), as Dash-8 and ATR twin-engines have a difficult time coping with gusts and windshear." (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

1992 April Fools Day: Welcome to Chicago

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Airline passengers descending into Los Angeles Airport saw an 85-foot-long yellow banner on the ground that spelled out, in 20-foot-high red letters, "Welcome to Chicago." It was raised above the Hollywood Park race track, about three miles from the airport. Park spokesman Brock Sheridan explained, "It was something we always wanted to do. We thought it would be kind of funny and our new management... thought it would be a great practical joke." The sign remained up for two… (hoaxes.org) Mehr...

Pics: 3 month old A330 gouged by service truck, may be totaled

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Several pictures from several angles, nice long gouge under the nose. Poor driver. (imgur.com) Mehr...

AirAsia QZ8501 flight missing

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An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 has gone missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, shortly after the pilots requested to change the flightplan because of weath, the airline said today. The plane, flight QZ8501, which reportedly had 162 people on board, lost contact at 7:24 a.m. local time near Belitung Island, Indonesia, according to a statement from AirAsia. It was scheduled to land in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. local time. (abcnews.go.com) Mehr...

First images of the world's largest airplane

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Holy crap, it's real! Behold the first glimpse of Paul Allen's crazy space venture: The largest airplane in history, a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rocket to space, with a combined weigh of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg)! Check out the mind-blowing photos. (sploid.gizmodo.com) Mehr...

Caution, Wake Turbulence (Blue Angels fly-by)

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In this video shot by Jason Neeley, Blue Angel #5 does a low fly by and sends beach tents and umbrellas into the air. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

TransAsia ATR-72 crashes in Tapei

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Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) An ATR-72 airplane belonging to TransAsia Airways crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei after hitting an elevated bridge, Taipei City government spokesman Sidney Lin confirmed Wednesday morning. The plane had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to Kinmen Airport in the outlying county just off the coast of southeastern China. (focustaiwan.tw) Mehr...

NORAD F-15s intercept unresponsive TBM 700

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A TBM-700 from New York to Florida has lost communication with air traffic control and overshot its destination by >250 miles. NORAD F-15s are investigating. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Video: This guy is a good helicopter driver!!

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Hope you haven't seen this before. A Lynx helicopter landing on a rolling ship at sea! Great piloting skills. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Watch seven jets landing in perfect formation

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They may not have the cool F-16s of the US Air Force's Thunderbirds or the ultra-cool Northrop F-5E Tiger II of the Patroullie Suisse, but the Spanish Air Force's Patrulla Águila (Eagle Patrol) can do some cool tricks too. Here they are landing in formation. (sploid.gizmodo.com) Mehr...

Dear Media: Copilots are Pilots!

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Good god, a copilot at the controls! Most reporters seem to have no idea this is perfectly normal. Contrary to what a lot of people are led to believe, copilots are not "apprentice pilots," and both cockpit crewmembers are fully qualified to fly the aircraft. (www.askthepilot.com) Mehr...

Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

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The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. (sploid.gizmodo.com) Mehr...

Delta Airlines Baggage Handlers Honor Fallen Soldier And His Dog

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Well done Delta...exemplary show of respect for a fallen soldier and his K9 (arr.sfglobe.com) Mehr...

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. (news.yahoo.com) Mehr...

FlightAware Targets Remote Markets to Expand Global Flight Tracking Innovation

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FlightAware is continuing to expand the capabilities of its global flight tracking and flight data technology. (www.aviationtoday.com) Mehr...

Flight testing incident footage demonstrates strength of new composite helicopter

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Following a flight-testing incident in experimental helicopter ZK-HOL SN#003 on Saturday 8 November 2014, Composite Helicopters International Test Pilots Peter Maloney and Norbert Idelon reflect on their emergency landing and the technology that saved them. (vimeo.com) Mehr...

New study proves just how worthless TSA airport body scanners really are

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‟In laboratory tests with a real machine, we were able to conceal guns, knives, and explosive simulants in such a way that they were not visible to the scanner operator,” the report reads. ‟We also studied the cyberphysical security of the machine and were able to show how an attacker could subvert the operator console software so that it would be possible to conceal all types of contraband.” (www.dailydot.com) Mehr...

Explore the JFK TWA terminal, a pristine time capsule From 1962

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Closed since 2001, a photographer was recently granted access to the terminal. Explore these photos of an amazing example of midcentury design that is still in amazing condition. (ny.curbed.com) Mehr...

Landing at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Cessna 172

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Night Landing at Chicago O'Hare Airport with ATC Audio. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

These Are the Sad Remains of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

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Russian photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs just published one of the saddest photoseries on space exploration. He managed to get inside an abandoned hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where two Burans—the prototype space shuttles of the Russian space program—are slowly decaying in their burial crypt. (gizmodo.com) Mehr...

SR-22 ditched in Pacific Ocean en-route to Hawaii

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The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a distress call from a single engine aircraft running out of fuel approximately 975 miles north of the Big Island. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Epic Aircraft Photo Flight Over Catalina Island With Thunderbirds Pilot

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A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to fly in formation with an Epic turboprop flown by a former USAF Thunderbirds pilot. (youtu.be) Mehr...

UPS Flight 1354 crash: Lessons to pilots

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The National Transportation Safety Board released a new 8-minute video that focuses on the key lessons that pilots can learn from the investigation of a UPS cargo plane crash in Birmingham, Ala., in August 2013. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Cockpit View of Night Landing at Chicago O'hare International Airport

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An interesting time-lapse video of flight over city, landing, taxiing, and parking at O'hare. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

FlightAware Wins 2nd Place in SESAR (Single European Sky) Research Contest

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A second-place award was handed out to FlightAware, a US-based company, for providing a live feed of Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) flight position data on some 100,000 aircraft per day. This service was used by several other proposals in this SESAR SWIM Master Class. (www.atc-network.com) Mehr...

Plane crashes into Flight Safety building at KICT

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Looks like a King Air has crashed into the Flight Safety building in Wichita (www.kake.com) Mehr...

Beauty or Beast? Up Close and Personal With the 787.

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Let's ignore the 787's well-publicized technical troubles for a moment, and have a look at the plane from a purely aesthetic point of view. Is it a beauty, a beast, or somewhere in between? Photos by the author... (www.askthepilot.com) Mehr...

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