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American Airlines responds to video of pilot threatening to 'dump' passengers in Kansas

American Airlines has issued a statement defending the actions of a pilot who said he would "put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off" if they didn’t behave on a flight leaving from Washington D.C. on Friday. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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Ted Lumpkin Jr., a Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 100

Mr. Lumpkin, one of the oldest surviving Tuskegee Airmen, died on Dec. 26 at a hospital in Los Angeles, just a few days before his 101st birthday. He died of complications of Covid-19. (www.nytimes.com) Mehr...

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United Airlines invades Delta's backyard with Atlanta cargo route

United Airlines goes after Delta's Atlanta hub for cargo share. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Airlines warns of increased cash burn in January

Alaska Airlines has seen passenger demand and revenue deteriorate since October. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Boeing's MCAS on the 737 MAX may not have been needed at all

This postscript to the most severe safety crisis in Boeing's history outlines the moments, milestones, and catastrophic missteps that lead to MCAS's fateful implementation. Yet the saga of MCAS lives on with one haunting realization: according to FAA Administrator Steve Dickson, in a sentiment shared by many European regulators, the system may not have been necessary at all. (theaircurrent.com) Mehr...

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Pilot of N8114F spells “God Bless” over Iowa

The pilot of N8114F, a PA-28-181 Archer II, has spelled the phrase “God Bless” over Iowa on January 11th. The flight lasted nearly 3 hours long and covered a distance of 341 miles as the pilot spelled out the message in bubble letters (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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So Long (and Good Riddance) to CNN Airport News

Will we finally get some peace and quiet at the gate? (askthepilot.com) Mehr...

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Flying to Cape May (KWWD) for the $500 breakfast with sleepy co-pilot

We encountered a close bird strike and head-on with a Cessna on our way back. This flight was a sad reminder of Berny, Rosy's son, who flew with us to Cape May on Feb, 2020. Unfortunately, Berny passed away on Nov 1, 2020 at the young age of 33 and is missed by everyone that knew him. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Flight Attendant Union Calls On Airlines To Combine No-Fly Lists

The AFA-CWA is asking airlines to share their no-fly lists with each other, as a matter of security (yourmileagemayvary.net) Mehr...

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De Havilland Set To Suspend Q400 Production

Canadian turboprop manufacturer De Havilland Canada is preparing to press pause on the Q400 project. The total backlog of Dash 8-400s at the present time is just 17 aircraft. Once those are built, no more will be produced unless further orders are received. With plenty of planes on the secondhand market and the lease on DHC’s factory up for renewal, could we be approaching the end of the Dash 8 project? (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Atlas Air Orders Final 4 Boeing 747-8Fs

Atlas Air has agreed to purchase the last Boeing 747-8Fs to be produced by Boeing, with deliveries expected for 2022... This will bring the total number of 747s flown by Atlas to 57 aircraft, keeping them as the largest operator of the type... (aeronewsglobal.com) Mehr...

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FAA Finally Cracking Down On Unruly Passengers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had enough of airplane passenger temper tantrums, and has put in place a new order for a stricter legal enforcement policy. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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British Woman, WW2 Pilot, Dies at 103

A trailblazing pilot who was one of the last surviving women to have taken on the task of transporting aircraft to the frontlines of the second world war has died at the age of 103. (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

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Stealthy Avenger Drone Flies With Infrared Search And Track Pod

General Atomics has conducted a flight test involving one of its stealthy Avenger unmanned aircraft carrying a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod under its wing. The Legion Pod is fitted with an infrared search and track sensor, or IRST, designed to detect and track other aircraft at extended ranges, but can also be configured to carry various other sensors and systems. This combination could quickly give Avengers an array of new capabilities for use when acting as a "loyal wingman" together… (www.thedrive.com) Mehr...

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Those Mysterious Dark Helicopters Were Landing On Multiple Downtown LA Rooftops Last Night

Atrio of mysterious gray Bell 407 helicopters equipped with unique antennas, which may belong to an especially secretive U.S. military aviation unit, was up in the skies again over greater Los Angeles yesterday. You can read more about what we've been able to determine about them so far in our initial reporting here. During their most recent flights, two of them landed multiple times on rooftops in downtown L.A. This is very reminiscent of realistic urban training exercises that the U.S.… (www.thedrive.com) Mehr...


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