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Ann Arbor Ghost 172 Crashes In Ontario

Authorities on both sides of the border are investigating the apparent ghost plane crash of a Michigan-based Cessna 172 in a remote area of Northern Ontario. According to the Wawa News (Wawa is about midway between Sault St. Marie and Thunder Bay, Ontario, just north of Lake Superior) the plane cras...

'Balloonatic' Assessed $26,500

A man who rode a lawn chair suspended by 100 large helium balloons into the approaches of Calgary International Airport in a 2015 publicity stunt was described as "unconscionably stupid" by a judge who assessed $26,500 CAD in financial penalties but no jail time. Daniel Boria, 27, of Calga...

NTSB: FAA Shares Blame In Fatal Crash

The FAA's decision to issue a Part 135 certificate to a charter operator in Alaska, despite the pilot's history of accidents, incidents, re-examinations and checkride failures, was a factor that contributed to a 2014 accident that seriously injured all four on board, according the NTSB's final repor...

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Collision with terrain involving B206, VH-DPU, 45 km NNW Gladstone Airport, Qld, on 17 March 2017

The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a B206 helicopter, registered VH-DPU, 45 km NNW of Gladstone Airport, Queensland, on 17 March 2017....

In-flight propeller malfunction involving SAAB 340 VH-NRX, 19 km NW of Sydney Airport, NSW, on 17 March 2017

It is reported that the right propeller assembly detached in-flight during the Regional Express (REX) flight from Albury to Sydney, with 16 passengers and three crew on board. The aircraft landed safely at Sydney....

Collision with terrain involving B200 King Air VH-ZCR at Essendon Airport, Victoria on 21 February 2017

The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving B200 King Air registered VH-ZCR at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Vic, on 21 Feb 2017....

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Godspeed, Elon Musk

You can't hardly open a car door without bumping into another ambitious lunar mission....

Apollo 8 Redux

That's what NASA broached this week for the first manned Orion mission, reportedly at the behest of the Trump White House....

Did The Skycatcher Kill LSA?

I've heard that said. But that's a lot to lay on one chubby airplane with a door problem....

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Bali chaos as Tiger row deepens

Tigerair has again cancelled flights in and out of Denpasar, and there is no sign of the dispute being resolved....

Passengers in safe hands

Flying has never been safer for Australians on commercial aircraft, according to a new report from the ATSB....

Tigerair ban strands Aussies

More than 170 Australian travellers remained stranded in Bali last night following the Indonesian ban on Tiger­air....

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Boeing 787 back in the air after lengthy grounding

After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States. A United Airlines 787 will fly from Houston to Chicago Monday morning carrying more than 250 passengers includi...

Dreamliners fly again for first time in 3 months

All Nippon Airways, the Japanese launch customer for Boeing Co's 787, flew its first Dreamliner in more than three months on Sunday to test reinforced batteries installed by the U.S. aircraft maker....

Japan's ANA to begin 787 test flights Sunday

All Nippon Airways said it would begin test flights of Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner on Sunday after the Japanese government on Friday issued approval for the grounded aircraft to resume flight. The company said it would retrain its Dreamliner pilots with 230 test flights....

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Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17: Heron 1 FOC, Canadian UAVs BVLOS, Quad Inspects C17

Also: Terra Drone, senseFly partners with MicaSense, Quadcopter Topology Optimization The Heron 1 UAV has attained Full Operational Capability (FOC), allowing two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) squadrons to operate, maintain, and deploy the UAV. The UAV will be operated by a team that is com...

Airborne 03.23.17: Citation Longitude Update, Lawn-Chair Balloonacy, Yuneec

Also: Sea Vixen, FAA-UAS Symposium, Boeing Layoffs, Evada Aircraft, OneWeb, Legacy 450, MS A/C Sale The third aircraft in the Cessna Citation Longitude flight test program recently completed its first flight. Test pilots Corey Eckhart and UJ Pesonen, along with flight test engineer Mike Bradfield, s...

AMA Drone Report 03.23.17: New Canada Drone Regs, 'Anti-Drone' Race, Tiny Whoop

Also: SELFLY Camera-Kickstarter, Turtle Tracking Drones, Drones Save Lives! The Canadian government has recently released new regulations for recreational drone operators that carry hefty penalties for violators... Even more so than those here in the US. The new rules apply to aircraft weighing betw...

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FAA anticipates private drone proliferation

By 2021 the number of private drones in the US will reach 3.6 million, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, trip -More- Life Insurance Made for Pilots — Applying for life insurance as a pilot can be a major frustration. CFI — ATP — IFR are just not in the vo...

Mont. to let all but 3 historical beacons go dark

Montana, the last state to maintain a system of airway beacons, will see all but three of 17 remaining beacons go dark.  -More- ...

Scranton, Pa., airport to host airshow Aug. 12-13

Pennsylvania's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will host the Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show, scheduled for Au -More- ...