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Seawind Saga: Pilot who crashed in Lake Michigan had 7 crashes in 7 days

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Dennis Collier, a licensed Traverse City pilot, paid $110,000 for the 2010 Seawind on a Saturday, ended up in the drink a week later, and on the way crashed — by his own account — seven times, in seven days in four states. (www.record-eagle.com) 更多...

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149 Kg Concorde RC Model - Simply Amazing!

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I hope this isn’t inappropriate for this forum but I can’t think of an audience more likely to be inclined to appreciate it. Just when you think you’ve seen it all... (youtube.com) 更多...

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Airbus officially confirms the A350F

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY — European planemaker Airbus now targets one of Boeing’s most profitable strongholds with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet.Airbus, today, officially announced the upcoming freighter version of its new-generation passenger jet Airbus A350. “We believe we have a very promising aircraft,” Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said after unveiling better-than-expected half-year results. (www.airlinerwatch.com) 更多...

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FlightAware Targets Piston Airplane Pilot Market with Launch of Aviator

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FlightAware’s Aviator is an inexpensive subscription-based software, accessible via the web and iOS. Any subscriber can register multiple aircraft, including rentals, and unlock indispensable features like Ready To Taxi™, Premium Weather and Map Layers, Surface Visualizations, FBO Scheduling, and ETAs automatically updated via FlightAware’s powerful machine predictive technology, Foresight™. (flightaware.com) 更多...

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Cessna SkyCourier Makes Public Debut At AirVenture 2021

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Cessna’s SkyCourier utility twin turboprop made its first show appearance at EAA AirVenture, arriving on opening day, Monday, July 26. A crowd gathered on Boeing Plaza in front of the big twin as Textron officials updated certification progress and underscored the features they believe will make the airplane a success. Also on hand were representatives from launch customer FedEx, which has 50 on order and expects to take its first delivery later this year. (www.avweb.com) 更多...

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American to hire 1,350 pilots by the end of next year to meet rising demand for air travel

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS — American Airlines is gearing up to hire 1,350 pilots by the end of next year to meet the rapidly rising demand for air travel, 450 more pilots than previously planned. (www.airlinerwatch.com) 更多...

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Aviation enthusiast potentially saves pilot's life after seeing sparks coming from his plane

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Photographer and aviation enthusiast Ian Simpson has lived in the East Anglia region of England all his life, and one of his favorite things to do is photograph planes at Royal Air Force bases in the area. But on the morning of July 13, he realized something wasn't quite right as he watched jets taking off at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, about 70 miles northeast of London. The base is run by the US Air Force and is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, the only US Air Force F-15 fighter wing in… (www.cnn.com) 更多...

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Western Aviation Fuel Shortage Spreading

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A sporadic aviation fuel shortage that began a few weeks ago in the Pacific Northwest is now spreading nationwide according to the Dallas Morning News. Now airlines are warning their pilots they may not be able to fuel up at their destinations and to make contingency plans, (www.avweb.com) 更多...

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B-17 Flying Fortress Has Been Hiding in a Barn for Years, Waiting to Be Restored

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Not exactly a barn find, this Flying Fortress has been crammed piece by piece into a large, barn-like building in order to be restored. The owner who raised this building specifically for the B-17 has been working on it for years now. It's far from complete and it will take many more years before it will fly again, but it's definitely something you wouldn't expect to find in such a building. (www.autoevolution.com) 更多...

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ExpressJet to Resume Operations

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ExpressJet Airlines says it will resume service “within the quarter” after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) granted the regional carrier permission to restart commercial operations under its own brand. Atlanta-based ExpressJet had shuttered in September 2020 after United Airlines terminated its exclusive flying agreement with the airline. It applied to the DOT for recertification on 15 April, saying at the time it planned to fly point-to-point routes to underserved cities that had lost… (www.flightglobal.com) 更多...

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LAX pilot spots another jet pack in the sky

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An airline pilot near LAX may have spotted a jet pack on Wednesday night, a report said, as the mysterious sightings in the area’s skies continue. The potential sighting of an object “resembling a jet pack” at about 5,000 feet was made by a Boeing 747 pilot about 15 miles east of the airport, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told CBSLA in a statement. (nypost.com) 更多...

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Sleeping at the airport: American Airlines flight attendant, pilot unions complain about lack of hotel rooms

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The unions say American is failing to provide adequate hotel rooms in a timely manner. The pilot and flight attendant unions filed grievances with the airline over the issues. Labor unions representing 40,000 American Airlines pilots and flight attendants say the carrier has failed to provide crews with enough transportation and adequate hotels during layovers, a trend that is depriving them of rest in some cases. In grievances filed with the carrier on Tuesday, the Association of Professional… (www.cnbc.com) 更多...

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Alaska Airlines pioneers A.I. to plan flight routes, saving fuel and time

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One morning last week, Alaska Airlines flight 1380 thundered down the runway of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and ascended into clear blue skies, bound for San Diego. The flight pushed back from the gate five minutes ahead of its 6:10 a.m. scheduled departure time. But its journey really began several hours earlier, about a mile away from the airport, on the sixth floor of Alaska Airlines’ new steel and glass headquarters building, known as “The Hub.” (fortune.com) 更多...

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Ameristar's new livery

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Ameristar DC-9-15F, N785TW departing from Willow Run, YIP runway 23R wearing its newly painted livery. 7-27-21 (www.youtube.com) 更多...

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Viking has transformed the Canadair into a multi-role aircraft

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Video showing the how Viking modernized the Canadair 415. (www.youtube.com) 更多...

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Two American travelers to Canada fined $16,000 each for fake vaccination documents

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Canadian officials have charged two American travelers and fined them 20,000 Canadian dollars each - around $16,000 USD - for providing fake COVID-19 vaccination documents. The unnamed travelers arrived from the U.S. in Canada the week of July 18. Officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) fined each traveler four times for a total of 19,720 CAD per traveler. (www.foxnews.com) 更多...

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New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way

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Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights between the two cities. (www.yahoo.com) 更多...

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Aviation Stats Update: July 30, 2021

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"Europe's commercial airline traffic surged 171% in the past three months, starting with an average of 6,667 airline flights in a day (the week of April 20), then soaring this week to an average of 18,041 airline flights in a day. " (blog.flightaware.com) 更多...

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Boeing Knocks Out a Profit for the First Time Since 2019

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Boeing's earnings were $567 million in Q2 (April, May, and June) compared with a $2.4 billion loss a year ago. Analysts had expected a big loss. Rebound attributed to the resumption of 737 Max deliveries and nearly 300 new orders of the type. But China's long-delayed 737 Max recertification and 787 and 777X production issues pose future risks. (apnews.com) 更多...

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Record Number of Aircraft Swarm EAA AirVenture

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First the pandemic. Now the swarm—of aluminum. As of Monday, it looked like EAA AirVenture this year would benefit from a week-long forecast of mostly ideal weather and record attendance of people—and airplanes. In the three days leading up to the show, an astonishing 7,928 aircraft had flown into Oshkosh for the organization’s 68th fly-in, more than double the 3,500 during the same period in 2019—the last year AirVenture was held due to the worldwide pandemic—and more than 50 percent greater… (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

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United Airlines evacuates plane ready for take off after multiple passengers receive ominous text message

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A United Airlines flight was evacuated ahead of take-off at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday after a teenager sent a picture of an Airsoft gun to other passengers onboard via Airdrop, an iPhone feature that allows sharing between other Apple Inc. products. (www.foxnews.com) 更多...

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Onboard Flyr, the World's Newest Airline

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Flyr is Norway's newest airline which inaugurated service in July of 2021. This trip-report gives an in-depth synopsis of the flight, as well as the pros and cons. (aeroxplorer.com) 更多...

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United Airlines to outsource catering operations from October

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United Airlines said on Thursday it was moving forward with plans to outsource its catering operations following a six-month review, similar to other airlines' strategies. United said it has selected three suppliers to operate the airline's five kitchens and oversee menu design and administration. The airline's staff were informed of the decision in a memo reviewed by Reuters. Employees in good standing would be offered a job at one of the future suppliers and about 70% would… (www.yahoo.com) 更多...

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Tahoe plane crash

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At an elevation of 5900 feet, this can be a tricky airport to use. A local pilot indicated this is an airport where you must make a visual landing. There were clouds with moderate fire smoke at the time of the crash. Specific safety warnings are posted at the airport. https://truckeetahoeairport.com/aviation/safety (sacramento.cbslocal.com) 更多...

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Gentle Reminder : Flying Drones In Canada

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Just a Gentle Reminder, please follow the url above, for current regulations about flying drones in Canada, also please bear in mind, a missing sign near an airport fence, does not constitute, permission to fly a drone, without permission for blogging or film purposes. Thank you. (tc.canada.ca) 更多...

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The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

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Jeff Bezos is a lot of things. A tax-dodging megalomaniac. A Dr. Evil lookalike. A weirdly horny cowboy hat enthusiast. The one thing he isn’t—at least as far as the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned—is an astronaut. (gizmodo.com) 更多...

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Nevada (Reno - Tahoe) airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

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While more than just one factor, seems article implies lack of fuel delivery due to truck driver shortages. I truly wonder how that could be and that there is not more to the story not being told.... (www.yahoo.com) 更多...

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New aircraft for Condor: Airbus A330-900neo as of autumn 2022

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The 2-litre aircraft is ready for take-off: Germany's most popular leisure carrier Condor has decided to order 16 Airbus A330-900neo of the latest generation. The Supervisory Board has already agreed. As the German launch customer for the Airbus A330neo, Condor is thus focusing on latest technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort. Fuel consumption per passenger per 100 kilometers will be 2.1 liters, which makes Condor the European frontrunner on long-haul… (condor-newsroom.condor.com) 更多...

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Caught on camera: 5 men arrested after disturbance over mask mandate at Fort Lauderdale airport

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Five people were told to leave a Spirit Airlines flight out of Fort Lauderdale Friday night after they refused to wear masks inside the plane, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. After they left the plane, the disruption continued to spill over inside Terminal 4 when BSO deputies arrived. That’s when two of the men were arrested after reportedly shoving deputies and the other three also taken into custody. Spirit Airlines personnel had reportedly asked the men identified as William J.… (www.local10.com) 更多...

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Boeing's Starliner capsule rolls away from pad after launch delay (photos)

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Boeing's Starliner capsule has left the launch pad, just 24 hours after it got there. Starliner and its United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket rolled out to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station yesterday (July 29) to prepare for a liftoff toward the International Space Station today (July 30). (www.space.com) 更多...

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Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

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United Airlines became the first major US airline to place an order for electric take-off and land aircraft, better known as eVTOLs, in February and its early adoption kicked off a trend in the industry. American Airlines soon followed with a $1 billion preorder with Vertical Aerospace for up to 250 eVTOLs. (www.businessinsider.com) 更多...

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Flight instructor makes emergency landing in Georgia

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Pilot, passenger, and aircraft all undamaged. Pilot reported fire in cockpit and set it down on Highway 54 in Peachtree City. (www.foxnews.com) 更多...

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American Air to Buy JetSmart Stake, Expand South America Flying

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American Airlines Group Inc. agreed to buy a stake in JetSmart Airlines SpA, a privately held, low-cost carrier based in Chile, and establish a partnership that the larger carrier hinted could open the door to additional deals with other discounters operated by Indigo Partners LLC. American will spend an undisclosed amount for an unspecified minority stake in JetSmart, one of several airlines owned by Bill Franke’s Indigo, the carriers said Thursday. Terms of a letter of intent are being worked… (www.yahoo.com) 更多...

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Why Did United Airlines Fly A Brand New Boeing 737 MAX 8 To Oshkosh?

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United Airlines flew a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Monday. The airline does not service Oshkosh, and to the nearby commercial airport it serves (Appleton), it flies in regional jets. This special flight, carrying yours truly, members of United’s team, and United’s partners in pilot training, arrived in Oshkosh at the EAA AirVenture show, where United highlighted its continued commitment to pilot training and working to highlight the various pathways to enter a career in… (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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Canadian Low-Cost Airline Flair Announces 5 New US Routes

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Flair Airlines has expanded its network to fly to five United States cities. (aeroxplorer.com) 更多...

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Southwest Airlines Wants To Grow But One Constraint Remains

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Southwest Airlines is sitting in a really great position. With the worst of the crisis behind it, leisure passengers have come back, small- and medium-sized businesses are sending employees on the road again, and travel restrictions have started to come down. With the environment improving, Southwest Airlines is in a position to grow. However, according to CEO Gary Kelly, there is one open-ended question on whether or not the carrier will be able to grow. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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Startup Avelo Airlines Adds 4 New Routes From Los Angeles

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Burbank Airport-based Avelo Airlines is launching four new routes from the airport this fall. Over September and October, Avelo will begin nonstop flights to Monterey, CA, Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, and Provo and St. George, UT. The new flights will see Avelo flying to 12 destinations from Burbank over the coming months. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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Former Airman Who Leaked Details of Drone Program Sentenced, Will Serve Prison Time

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A former Air Force intelligence analyst who said he was compelled to speak out against the military’s use of drones after witnessing firsthand their effect on civilian casualties has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified information. (www.military.com) 更多...

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A 200 hp Turboprop For Homebuilts

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Looking for a little more ramp appeal in your homebuilt? Is AvGas hard to come by at your home field? Or have you just always longed to be the one throwing the fuel to a turbine instead of just listening to the whine from afar as a turboprop comes to life? TurbAero is on site at AirVenture with a turboprop in development that might just give popular four- and six-cylinder homebuilt engines a run for their money. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) 更多...

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AC-47 Spooky Meets Up with AC-130J Ghostrider in the Air, One Is Decades Older

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t is there where the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture air show will take place, with Air Force Special Operations Command airmen and aircraft joining a host of other participants for what we expect will be an incredible event. Among those taking part is the AC-47 Spooky you see in the main pic of this piece (click photo to enlarge), released earlier this month by the USAF. It belongs to the American Flight Museum in Topeka, and it was restored for exactly such gatherings. (www.autoevolution.com) 更多...

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Airbus, Boeing and Embraer delivered a total of 265 aircraft in the second quarter of 2021 (2Q21)

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The economy in the aeronautical industry is slowly picking up based on the results of deliveries and orders from the three largest commercial aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing and Embraer) in the second quarter... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com.br) 更多...

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Sukhoi Su-35 jet crashes in Russia’s far east

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Four minutes after the takeoff, the pilot ejected, and the fighter jet continued to fly towards Sakhalin. (defence-blog.com) 更多...

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Lockheed's F-35A could face first price rise in years as inflation bites

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Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) said future F-35A fighter jets could be more expensive as rising inflation and customer demands halt a 64% drop in price since the jet was first introduced in 2007. The first F-35A cost $221 million when it came off the production line in 2007. Since then, production quantities and know-how have increased, helping the price of the stealthy fifth-generation fighter drop to $79 million today as it gained appeal and buyers in 15 countries. (www.reuters.com) 更多...

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Lufthansa Launches Economy Sleeper Rows On Some Long-Haul Flights

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German flag carrier Lufthansa is set to launch economy class sleeper rows on certain long-haul flights next month. This comes after the Star Alliance founding member trialed the concept, which it has named ‘Sleeper’s Row,’ last year. Let’s take a closer look at the costs of this service, and the kinds of flights on which Lufthansa is set to offer it. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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Aviation fans thankful to be back on EAA AirVenture grounds

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“People are excited, they are enthusiastic, they are pumped up," said Dick Knapinski is the spokesperson for EAA, "The theme for this year is the wait is over, and we’ve waited a whole year to do this so last year was unfortunate, it was the right decision as it turns out.” (fox11online.com) 更多...

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Qantas Flight QF6079 SYD - BGI

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Qantas QF6079 (reg#. VH-ZNJ) SYD - BGI 16hrs 54mins. B787-9 "Hitting bounderies". Chartered flight for Australia Cricket team. Can this or will it be a new route? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA6079/history/20210726/0200Z/YSSY/TBPB (www.nationnews.com) 更多...

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A Non-Pilot Spouse’s Perspective on Oshkosh

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It has been more than 15 years since my husband, Jack, started attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh — the largest air show in the world! He always had more vacation than me, and he used his extra time to drive from Winnipeg to Wisconsin with friends, who were also pilots, and take in the event. When he returned home he had tales of more than 10,000 airplanes, three-quarter of a million people coming through the gates, and concerts put on by groups such as the Beach Boys and the Lt. Dan Band. He went… (inspire.eaa.org) 更多...

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American Airlines CEO: United And Delta Could Force Us To Put In Seat Back Entertainment

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Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of American Airlines, told employees on Thursday at a town hall question and answer session, that they’ll be watching what United’s new plan for seat back video screens – along with Delta’s current screens – means for competition. This could force the airline, he says, to install seat back screens again as well. (viewfromthewing.com) 更多...

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FBI investigating latest alleged Los Angeles 'jetpack guy' sighting

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The FBI is investigating a new report of Los Angeles’ elusive "jetpack guy"-- who may have been spotted soaring over California again this week. A commercial pilot radioed in the possible sighting Wednesday at 6:12 p.m., about 15 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport at an elevation of 5,000 feet. (www.foxnews.com) 更多...

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Jet-Powered Coyote Drone Defeats Swarm In Army Tests

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The U.S. Army announced a major milestone in its anti-drone efforts this week, claiming it achieved its first “air-to-air non-kinetic defeats” using Coyote Block 3 drones. The recent demonstration saw the Coyotes take down a hostile swarm of 10 drones using a non-specified electronic warfare system or directed energy weapon of some kind. In addition to proving the Coyote's anti-swarm capabilities, the demonstration also proved that the drones can be recovered and redeployed on the… (www.thedrive.com) 更多...

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