Indian airlines to terminate all foreign pilots by 2013

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India – Foreign pilots employed in the Indian aviation industry would be asked to leave by 2013, the head of the country’s airlines regulator said Monday. “This is the date that we are planning and we feel that we will be able to achieve it,” Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) E.K. Bharat Bhushan […]

Army suspends use of new parachute

Army suspends use of new parachute

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. –The Army is suspending use of its first new parachute since the 1950s after a paratrooper was killed in a training exercise while using the updated model, which features a square-shaped canopy that resembles a huge fitted bedsheet. The T-11 parachute has been gradually replacing an older, mushroom-shaped model that has remained largely […]

Balloon boy ‘flying saucer’ sells for $2,500

Screen grabs show images of a helium balloon once believe to be carrying a missing 6-year-old boy. The boy has since been found in a box at home. (REUTERS)

Richard Heene’s “flying saucer” didn’t fetch the $1 million he had hoped. The silver helium balloon grabbed the world’s attention in October 2009 because authorities were led to believe Heene’s son, Falcon, was in the homemade contraption when it took flight from their backyard in Fort Collins, Colo. It was sold this week to an […]

Heavy rain, hail washes over DIA again

Heavy rain hail washes over DIA again

DENVER – Thursday afternoon, another severe storm swept over Denver International Airport. This comes after the severe thunderstorm Denver experienced Wednesday night affected more than just roofs. Denver International Airport saw ¾-inch hail, which fell for about 15 minutes. Hail damaged 40 planes from a number of airlines, but did not heavily damage DIA’s structure. […]

Planes Clip Each Other Taxing at Boston’s Logan Airport

Planes Clip Each Other Taxiing at Boston's Logan Airport

A pair of commercial passenger planes clipped each other while taxiing at Boston Logan International Airport, possibly injuring one person. Both planes suffered damage in the 7:30 p.m. incident, according to Massport, an agency that manages Logan Airport. One plane was a 767 jet operated directly by Delta and the second was a smaller plane […]

Are frequent-flier programs a hassle?

Are frequent-flier programs a hassle?

Airlines reporters argue the pros and cons of rewards plans NEW YORK — They lure millions of travelers each year with the promise of free vacations, first-class upgrades and a chance to cut the security line. But are frequent-flier programs really worthwhile? Miles programs sound simple enough. Passengers typically earn one mile or point for […]

Pilot makes historic flight through China

Pilot makes historic flight through China

A pilot is attempting to make history as the first Chinese citizen to fly around the world in a single-engine plane. Wei Chen, founder and owner of Sunshine Enterprises, a steel trading company with offices in China and Memphis, has already made history, flying his TBM 700 across China. Halfway through his journey, which originated […]

First Preview Of George Lucas’ Tuskegee Airmen Film Scheduled For July 29 In Wisconsin; Get Tix Now!

Tuskegee Airmen Film Scheduled For July 29 In Wisconsin

If you plan on attending the 7-day 2011 EAA AirVenture festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin later this month (and I’m sure you all are :)), you’ll likely be the first group of folks to see any footage from the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails. According to the aviation event’s website, Lucas and Harrison Ford […]

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