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Parts Of Missing Malaysian Plane Possibly Burned In Garbage Clean-Up

Réunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, has become the focal point of global scrutiny as a suspected Boeing 777 flaperon, a tattered suitcase and now a door have emerged from the sea. They’re all suspected clues in the search for MH370, but has more evidence been unknowingly burned in a trash fire?… » 8/02/15 2:04am Today 2:04am

Everyone Just Shut Up And Let This Man Keep His Plane In His Driveway

Maybe this says a lot about me, but most of the time when people use the term ‘eyesore,’ I either have no idea what they’re talking about, or it’s directed at me. In this case, the term is being used to refer to an Oceanside, Long Island man’s small airplane, which is parked in his driveway. Neighbors want him to get… » 7/31/15 3:31pm Friday 3:31pm

Donald Trump's Plan To Give Helicopter Rides To Iowa Kids Is Grounded

It is no secret that Donald Trump loves aviation, and part of his plan to capture the hearts and minds of Iowa caucus voters includes offering one of his $7M helicopters to take kids for free rides at the country fair. The Iowa State Fair has denied Trump’s aviation outreach dream, with a spokesman stating, “that will… » 7/31/15 10:20am Friday 10:20am

Why Were Old Jet Engines So Much More Smoky Than Newer Ones?

The dawn of the jet age saw the skies near major airports raked with thick black smoke trails. These exhaust plumes have largely disappeared from our atmosphere due to continuous jet engine innovations. Here is the story of the jet engine’s amazing change in visual and ecological signature since its introduction into… » 7/30/15 2:54pm Thursday 2:54pm

Report: Suitcases Found Near Wing Part Suspected From MH370

Suitcases have reportedly been found on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, the same location where debris resembling a flaperon suspected of being from MH370 was recently discovered. The Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister has said, “it is almost certain that the flaperon is from a Boeing 777.”
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot's Free Fall From 50,000 Feet May Have Saved His Life

The crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket during a test flight last year has been determined to be caused by human error, and a free fall from 50,000 feet after the craft disintegrated around the pilot is possibly what saved his life, according to new information from the investigating National Transportation… » 7/29/15 8:08pm Wednesday 8:08pm

Debris That Could Be From MH370 Found In The Indian Ocean

Debris that closely resembles a flaperon from a Boeing 777 was found on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, southeast of Madagascar. If confirmed, this could be the first evidence of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s crash, which disappeared in March of 2014 with 227 passengers and 12 crew aboard.… » 7/29/15 7:11pm Wednesday 7:11pm

LaGuardia, 'America's Worst Airport', Is Finally Getting A Makeover

La Guardia Airport (LGA), one of three major aviation facilities serving New York City, is getting a much-needed overhaul. Governor Andrew Cuomo, alongside Vice President Joe Biden, announced today a massive plan to completely redesign the airport. For anyone who has suffered, I mean traveled through LaGuardia, this… » 7/27/15 5:45pm Monday 5:45pm

Watch This Boeing 777 Land In A 75 MPH Windstorm

Extreme crosswind landings can be terrifying, and yesterday, pilots in the Netherlands were thrown into the crucible when the worst storm in 100 years rocked Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport with winds up to 75 miles per hour. This incredible video shows a KLM 777-300ER pitching and rolling until the last possible second. » 7/25/15 9:58pm 7/25/15 9:58pm

Four Airlines May Have Raised Prices to Take Advantage of Amtrak Crash 

The government announced Friday that four major airlines—Delta, American, Southwest and JetBlue—may have temporarily raised ticket prices to take advantage of the May Amtrak crash that left eight people dead and hundreds injured. http://gawker.com/amtrak-train-r... » 7/25/15 11:08am 7/25/15 11:08am

Watch planes cut straight through Paris by flying on top of a street

Watch as airplanes cut straight through Paris as they fly right on top of Champ-Elysses and hit all the landmarks of Paris, from La Defense to the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre and everything in between. The footage gets a little jittery at times and almost looks fake, but it’s so cool to rip through an entire city… » 7/25/15 9:18am 7/25/15 9:18am

Watch Four Fire Boss Air Tankers Make It Rain In British Columbia

Wildfires have been particularly nasty in 2015. Flames turned an LA freeway into a post-apocalyptic wasteland last month, and many other parts of the American west are currently a gigantic conflagration. Fortunately, there are some highly specialized aircraft on call to take down the fires from above.
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Burt Rutan's SkiGull Could Be His Last Creation And Most Versatile Ever

Vaporware is common in aviation. Bold claims about futuristic aircraft tend to never materialize. But when the legendary Burt Rutan reveals a new project, we take him at his word. This week he revealed the SkiGull amphibian, his personal dream plane, which could be one of the most versatile flying machines ever. » 7/24/15 4:12pm 7/24/15 4:12pm

Lil Wayne Was Booted Off A Private Jet For Smoking The Devil's Lettuce

Rapper Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.) was kicked off a chartered private jet in Florida because he and his entourage completely ignored warnings from the pilot that smoking marijuana is most certainly not allowed onboard an aircraft. Yes, even when you’re a famous rapper. » 7/22/15 6:26pm 7/22/15 6:26pm

Five Injured After Piper Malibu Crashes At AirVenture In Oshkosh

A Piper PA-46 Malibu crashed on a runway this morning at the AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where thousands of people descend for the Experimental Aircraft weeklong annual convention. Five people have been hurt, according to news reports. » 7/22/15 2:13pm 7/22/15 2:13pm

A Single Weak Strut Caused That SpaceX Rocket to Blow Up

Every strut counts, as we say. On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule stuffed full of supplies for the International Space Station blew up in mid-air, minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, Elon Musk revealed the cause: A single, flimsy strut. » 7/20/15 6:30pm 7/20/15 6:30pm

The Anaheim Angels Just Used A Helicopter To Dry Off Their Outfield

Los Angeles finally received some rainfall over the weekend, but not enough to delay tonight’s doubleheader at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This evening, America’s favorite pastime will be brought to fans by the 712 turboshaft horsepower of the City of Anaheim’s Police Department helicopter, an American Eurocopter AS350. » 7/20/15 5:18pm 7/20/15 5:18pm