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US military’s Osprey aircraft won’t return to full flight status until mid-2025

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WASHINGTON — The military’s nearly 400 V-22 Ospreys will not be permitted to fly their full range of missions until mid-2025, the leader of the aircraft program told House lawmakers on Wednesday. Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/2024-06-12/osprey-military-deaths-investigation-lawmakers-14162752.html?utm_source=Stars+and+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Daily+Headlines&utm_medium=email Source - Stars and Stripes (www.stripes.com) More...

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Air Canada Bids Farewell to Last CRJ-200

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The carrier previously operated 15 of the 50-seat aircraft type. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Michigan’s first all-female Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans in Washington DC

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DETROIT – The second Mid-Michigan Honor Flight this year is a history maker. For the first time, every veteran who is taking part is a woman. It’s a journey that takes them through the Washington D.C. Memorials built to honor their service to their country. Those thanking them for their service say they are pioneers for future generations of women in the military. For veteran Esther Wynder of Fenton, the World War II Memorial created moments for reflection. (www.clickondetroit.com) More...

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Durango man shares his love for restoring classic airplanes

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Self-proclaimed “gear head” Rob Flannery has a small obsession with airplanes. But it’s not just any plane. He specializes in flying and restoring Luscombe aircrafts. The two-seated, single-engine planes were popular during the 1930s and 1940s, most notably used for civilian aircraft training. The 76-year-old has spent most of his life tinkering with engines, riding motorcycles and racing Formula-1 cars. But nothing gave him quite the same thrill as soaring through the skies, thousands of feet… (www.durangoherald.com) More...

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Wizz Air ranked worst airline for delays again

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Wizz Air has been named the worst airline for UK flight delays for the third year in a row. The carrier's departures from UK airports were an average of 31 minutes and 36 seconds behind schedule in 2023, according to analysis of official data by the PA news agency. Turkish Airlines recorded the second worst punctuality followed by Tui. The generally poor showing comes as airlines fares have been rising as a result of higher fuel costs and green taxes. Wizz Air said it had made… (www.bbc.com) More...

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Canadian air traffic controllers jokingly tried to divert the Panthers from landing in Edmonton

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How badly does Canada want a Stanley Cup after decades without one? Here’s your answer: so bad that even Edmonton air traffic controllers are out here joking with the pilots of the Florida Panthers’ charter flight, with audio that was captured and shared on social media. (ftw.usatoday.com) More...

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Remembering Marisa Maretti: The Trailblazing ‘First Lady of Business Aviation’ Passes at 79

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Marisa Maretti, affectionately known as “the first lady of business aviation,” died on May 18 at the age of 79. (skygofly.com) More...

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