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Video of Plane Preparing to Fly Through Alaska Storm Has Us Saying 'Nope'

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Life in Alaska is rugged, outdoorsy, and often fraught with truly bleak weather. Alaska's residents have to contend with frequent storms, frigid subzero temps in the winter, and, in some areas far north, a polar night wherein the sun doesn't rise for months! Understandably, Alaskans have a higher tolerance for bad weather than most of us who live in balmier climes do! Alaskan TikTok user @twinmomwillow took this wild video as she boarded her flight. Clearly the pilot is Alaskan, too-… (www.msn.com) More...

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SR-72 Darkstar – The Top Gun: Maverick ‘Mach 10’ Plane Is ‘Real’

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More than 100,000 people at an air show in California were able to see the new mockup of the SR-72 Darkstar spy plane, which was featured in the blockbuster movie Top Gun: Maverick (it hit Mach 10 in the movie). The Hollywood version of the Darkstar sat beside the SR-71 Blackbird in October at the Aerospace Valley Open House and Air Show at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The SR-72 is known as the “Son of Blackbird,” so this was a generational public relations moment for the Darkstar program… (www.msn.com) More...

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Rare Delivery: Air Greenland Takes Delivery Of Its Only Airbus A330-800

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The flag carrier of Greenland receives its long-awaited A330-800 widebody aircraft today, becoming the latest operator of the uncommon type. The new aircraft bears the nickname of Tuukkaq and will reduce operating costs, improve environmental efficiency, and offer an updated passenger experience. Air Greenland takes delivery of the Airbus A330-800, bearing the registration F-WWCR, this afternoon. The flight (GL6338) departed Toulouse shortly after noon local time and is currently en route to… (www.msn.com) More...

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Europe will soon allow phone calls on flights. Will the U.S. be next?

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You can soon say goodbye to airplane mode — at least in Europe. The European Commission ruled late last month to permit airlines to provide 5G connectivity to passengers on board, including for phone calls and high-speed data. E.U. member states have until the end of June 2023 to set aside 5G frequency bands for planes. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

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Analysis: China's aviation come-back stokes tensions over access to Russian airspace

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GENEVA/PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - China's return to the skies as it eases COVID-19 restrictions is ramping up concerns about congestion and possible trade tensions as far away as Europe, as carriers seek to restore lucrative services without some of them being able to fly over Russia. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Air Cargo Shifting to Online Bookings Enters a New Frontier in China

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Half of the world’s air cargo capacity is now available for pricing and booking in one digital marketplace. That’s one of the milestones reached after it was announced Tuesday that China Southern Airlines is linking up with WebCargo, a unit of Freightos that has more than 30 airlines offering their services for air freight globally. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Congress rejects including an exemption to defense bill for two new 737 MAX variants

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WASHINGTON — Late on Tuesday, U.S. legislators decided against adding a delay to an annual defense bill that would impose a higher safety level for contemporary cockpit alerts on two new Boeing 737 MAX variants. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Guess nobody else noticed! Take the train.

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A gay Parisian may now take the train instead of the airplane on certain WEF pill macron routes. Oh well, Acela will not do here and the article is a complete gaslight of reality. I did, after all, seek out a yahoo article. Another MSM stooge. Or you could read it here and was up for perusal some time ago, https://www.zerohedge.com/political/france-bans-short-haul-domestic-flights-because-climate-change (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Last Boeing 747 rolls off assembly line after a 53-year production run

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After more than 53 years and 1,574 planes built, the last Boeing 747 jumbo jet has rolled off Boeing’s famous assembly line in Everett, Washington. The 747 started commercial service back in 1970 with PanAmerican World Airways... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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