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Airline Pilot Arrested After Sad Attempt to Smuggle Cocaine Backfires

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A regional airline pilot flew directly to jail after a lame attempt at smuggling cocaine into the country landed him in the hospital. Police say Stanley Rafael Hill, a 49-year-old pilot and father of two, flew to Colombia this weekend and loaded up on the cocaine, swallowing more than sixty bags of drugs before boarding a commercial flight to Houston as a passenger. (gawker.com) المزيد...

Etihad's secret Abu Dhabi royal family loan revealed

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Etihad Airways received massive financial support from the royal family of Abu Dhabi contrary to long-standing denials The state-owned airline had access to a secret, interest-free $US3 billion ($3.3 billion) loan from the Abu Dhabi ruling family that required no repayments until 2027, according to documents prepared for prospective financiers. (www.airliners.net) المزيد...

Boeing Peddles 747-8 to Emirates as Alternative to A380 Jet

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Boeing Co. is talking to Emirates, the world’s biggest operator of the Airbus A380 superjumbo, about a potential purchase of its rival 747-8, as the airline seeks more fuel-efficient carriage of large passenger numbers. (mobile.bloomberg.com) المزيد...

Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic control

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Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 is carrying a total number of 227 passengers, including 2 infants, and 12 crew members. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ZBAA (www.breakingnews.com) المزيد...

Model Boeing 777 made entirely from manila folders (photos)

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Luca Iaconi-Stewart built a 1:60 model of an Air India Boeing 777-300ER made entirely from manila file folders. You have to see this thing to believe it. (www.flickr.com) المزيد...

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Shot Down Over Ukraine

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The Malaysia Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, Russia's Interfax reported. The Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry quoted by the news agency said. The adviser said 280 passengers and 15 crew members who were on the plane are all believed to have died. (flightaware.com) المزيد...

Improvements to FlightAware Maps & Understanding Map Behavior

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There has been a lot of attention and scrutiny to flight tracking maps in the last few days, so we've made some great improvements to improve visualization and have a few updates to help everyone understand what they're seeing and how the data is derived. (flightaware.com) المزيد...

FlightAware Map Updates - View All Planes, Nearby Airports, Premium Map Layers

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You can now view all the nearby flights when tracking a flight; FlightAware will display all the air traffic around flights that you're tracking. Click the "+" in the upper right of the map and check the "Nearby Flights" The nearby flights will automatically load and display the airplane icons on the map. You can hover over a flight for more information, or click on it to go to a flight's tracking page. (flightaware.com) المزيد...

VIDEO: Breathtaking Boeing 747 Cockpit Scenes

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Every now and again, we come across a video that so perfectly captures the magic of aviation, we can’t help but share it. Today, we came across a three minute video capturing moments inside a Boeing 747-400. We couldn’t discern, for sure, what carrier it is or if it encompasses a single flight or clips from multiple. It does look like it starts off in Anchorage, however. (www.liveleak.com) المزيد...

Boeing 744 Dreamlifter Mistakenly Lands At Wichita Jabara Airport (KAAO)

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Flight was supposed to land at McConnell AFB. As of 0247 Zulu, the plane is still on the runway. (www.kwch.com) المزيد...

Happy Birthday, FlightAware!

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FlightAware turned nine years old on March 17th, 2014. In the past eight years, FlightAware has grown from just an idea into a business with over 40 employees, offices in Houston and New York, flight tracking operations in over fifty countries, and over six million users across the world using FlightAware in over a dozen languages. (flightaware.com) المزيد...

FlightAware TV now available - HDTV Fleet or Airport Maps

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FlightAware TV is the best solution for displaying worldwide, live flight tracking and weather radar imagery on your HDTV in your office, hangar, operations center — or anywhere. At a glance stay informed of your fleet's or airport's operations. FlightAware TV requires no custom hardware and no maintenance to continuously provide you with the information you need. Simply plug a modern (2011 or newer) laptop or computer into any 1080p HDTV and access your secure, custom FlightAware TV URL. Each… (flightaware.com) المزيد...

Confessions of a TSA Agent

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I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show. Once, in 2008, I had to confiscate a bottle of alcohol from a group of Marines coming home from Afghanistan. It was celebration champagne intended for one of the men in the group—a young, decorated soldier. He was in a wheelchair, both legs lost to an I.E.D., and it fell to me to tell this kid who would never walk again that… (www.politico.com) المزيد...

Logan ATCer prevents a tragedy

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Sharp eyes and exceptionally good instincts averted a disaster at Boston's Logan International by a Cirrus attempting to land on a taxiway. Kudos to a man who did his job extraordinarily well. (www.pressherald.com) المزيد...

Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn't know District of Columbia is in US

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When Gray handed the man his driver's license the agent demanded to see Gray's passport. Grays told the agent he wasn't carrying his passport and asked why he needed it. The agent said he didn't recognize the license. Gray said he asked the agent if he knew what the District of Columbia is, and after a brief conversation Gray realized the man did not know. Gray was able to get through security and then stopped to complain to a TSA supervisor. Critics of the TSA said that what happened to Gray is… (www.wftv.com) المزيد...

Off-Duty Bomber Pilot Helps Land a United 737 After Captain Passes Out

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At that moment, Gongol thought it was a medical emergency with a first class passenger, his instincts told him to stay seated and stay out of the way. A fourth call went out, "are there any non-revenue pilots on board, please ring your call button." Immediately, Gongol realized the pilot was the patient. He looked to his wife; as she gave him a nod, Gongol pressed his button and headed toward the flight deck. (www.afspc.af.mil) المزيد...

American Airlines To Phase Out Complimentary Cabin Pressurization

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FT. WORTH, TX—Explaining that the costs of the service have grown too high in recent years, American Airlines announced Tuesday that it will no longer offer free cabin pressurization to passengers starting March 15. “Unfortunately, to stay competitive as a legacy carrier in today’s air travel market, it no longer makes economic sense for us to provide breathable air at altitude,” said American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, noting that despite the cutbacks, air pressurization would still be available… (www.theonion.com) المزيد...

Americans and Australians Believe they have found MH370

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After 2 weeks, plus calculations of final location from satecom pings, followed by a satellite search of area has found 2 distinct pieces of potential MH370 debris, and now sorties of a US P-8 and an Aussie P-3. A live abcnews report minutes ago from onboard the P-8, relays that the crew picked up significant radar hits and have taken photos to be analyzed once back. Australian ships are heading out. This is the most promising prospect in finding the missing plane. (www.usatoday.com) المزيد...

(Video) Unmanned parked aircraft takes off in high winds

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Short but amazing video and a good reminder to use tie-downs. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

(Video) Jessica Ambats - Pulse-Pounding Aerial Photography

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A behind-the-scenes look at how photographer Jessica Ambats captures the beauty of flight. Jessica specializes in air-to-air photography, a high-stakes type of aerial photography that involves shooting from an airplane with the doors removed while the plane being photographed flies as close as 20 feet away. Do not try this at home. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

NTSB Animation of Asiana Flight 214 accident sequence

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NTSB animation with voiceover showing the Asiana 214 approach and accident sequence. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

SWA Lands at wrong Branson, MO airport

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SWA landed at the much shorter College of the Ozarks runway instead of the intended Branson airport (www.jrn.com) المزيد...

Phenom 300 Photo Flight Over Monument Valley With Thunderbirds Pilot

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A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to fly in formation with a Phenom 300 jet flown by a former USAF Thunderbirds pilot. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

(Video) Amazing Las Vegas Photo Flight: Phenom 300

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Amazing shots during a behind the scenes video on a photo flight of an Embraer Phenom 300 over the Las Vegas Strip during NBAA 2013 (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

Augmented reality apps from Cessna to see jets up close

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Interesting idea to turn a flat brochure into an interactive 3D model with an iPad. (www.cessna.com) المزيد...

Co-Pilot Killed, two injured in Challenger Crash at Aspen Airport

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A co-pilot was killed and two other people were injured after a private plane crashed as it tried to land at the Aspen airport in Colorado on Sunday afternoon, officials said. (www.thedenverchannel.com) المزيد...

NORAD F-15s intercept unresponsive TBM 700

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A TBM-700 from New York to Florida has lost communication with air traffic control and overshot its destination by >250 miles. NORAD F-15s are investigating. (flightaware.com) المزيد...

(Video) Airbus A340 Emergency - Engine Failure - Cockpit

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On the way from Zurich to Shanghai during the flight was an increased oil temperature found in engine 3. The flight had to be canceled, a landing was necessary. Then the flight was continued with a new plane. The video shows the entire approach to the landing, in an exceptional situation. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

That is not how you load a plane.

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Meanwhile in Miami.. This accident took place in Miami, sometime recently. It is captured by security camera at the airport. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

Carrier Landing During a Sandstorm

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Carrier landing during a sandstorm in the Persian Gulf in 2003. The carrier only comes into view about 6 seconds before touchdown. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

Detail view of 747 aborted landing - Boston Logan

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I see go arounds fairly often but rarely have the chance to film an aborted landing. I thought people might like the close perspective and the power sounds from those engines on the decision to pull back up. This plane really is amazing!!! (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

FlightPrep sues AOPA

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Remember when FlightPrep sued (and shutdown) RunwayFinder and then threatened dozens of others, which resulted in a massive backlash from the aviation community? Now, a couple years later, they've renamed ("SD holdings") and have sued AOPA . . . for $66,000,000. I'm not sure if anyone uses FlightPrep products still, but I'm sure this desperate attempt won't help their sales. (www.generalaviationnews.com) المزيد...

(Video) Microburst Event at US Air Force Academy Airfield

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Amazing video showing the impact of severe wind on some unsecured airplanes (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

ADS-B on FlightAware

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In addition to receiving over fifty different government air traffic control and private datalink sources, FlightAware operates a worldwide network of ADS-B receivers that track ADS-B-equipped aircraft flying around the globe. FlightAware owns and operates these receivers at dozens of airports around the world in conjunction with airport operators. We also invite customers and professional users to connect to FlightAware's network and feed additional ADS-B data from their receivers using the… (flightaware.com) المزيد...

Beautiful Images Of Airports From Above

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The best view of the airport is definitely reserved for pilots. On her blog Holding Pattern, designer Lauren O'Neill collects beautiful satellite images of airport tarmacs from above, where the baggage fees and long lines and flight delays melt away into a neat, orderly vision of grass, concrete and tiny, toy-like planes. (holding-pattern.tumblr.com) المزيد...

The Ultimate Ground Speed Check - Tales from the Blackbird

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There were a lot of things we couldn't do in an SR-71, but we were the fastest guys on the block and loved reminding our fellow aviators of this fact. People often asked us if, because of this fact, it was fun to fly the jet. Fun would not be the first word I would use to describe flying this plane. Intense, maybe. Even cerebral. But there was one day in our Sled experience when we would have to say that it was pure fun to be the fastest guys out there, at least for a moment. (oppositelock.jalopnik.com) المزيد...