Audio: The night Prince’s plane made an emergency landing
The conversations between the pilot of Prince’s private jet and air traffic controllers don’t reveal much about why the jet had to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., just a few days before Prince died.
But they do show the difficulty of getting a jet on the ground safely in a hurry, and the skill of pilots and controllers to accomplish the task. Read more →
Today, the Times reports that Trump’s plane is flying again because he sold it to another corporation he owns, which allowed the plane to fly immediately rather than wait for renewal paperwork to be generated. Read more →
How could it be that a plane is no longer registered? Easy. Stop at any big or small airport, and there’s a fair chance you’ll find people who don’t know they have to renew their plane’s registration, because up until a few years ago, they didn’t have to.
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Pilots rally to lift a Kenyan man with a dream
Maybe Gabriel will achieve his dream of flight someday, maybe not. Many of his neighbors watch his attempts and laugh at his folly. But he now has the knowledge to build a plane at his fingertips, courtesy of two brothers from Dayton who heard similar laughter, and present-day pilots who know how to make it stop Read more →
What’s happening in Lake Elmo is happening all over America. People move near a small airport and, inevitably, they begin to object to alleged property value declines caused by the airport. Read more →
As any marketing expert will gladly tell you, it’s all about the brand.
Companies invest millions in creating images for their name and woe to those who threaten it.
Now, a new strategy is emerging in the efforts to protect a company’s brand: a crackdown on how you use a product.
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It is, of course, way too early to know the cause of the crash of a Dubai airliner in Russia last night, but the final moments of the flight will provide some information. The flight recorders have been recovered and it shouldn’t be too difficult for investigators to come up with a theory pretty quickly. Read more →
Leslie Shook has flown every F-18 flight there ever was even though she doesn’t know how to fly.
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Air legend Betty Strohfus dies at 96
Strohfus is survived by several generations of women who fly airplanes, and a country that could be a little more appreciative than it has been. Read more →
It’s hard to tell whether the long lines at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport are because of spring break or because authorities have broken something that wasn’t broken as much. Read more →
What causes people to behave like such fools whenever they step into an aluminum tube?
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‘Red Tail’ P-51 damaged in landing incident
A P-51C Mustang fighter with a rich Minnesota history, is heading for its third major repair/restoration after its pilot didn’t or couldn’t lower the landing gear during a flight at its new home in Dallas. Read more →
How is it possible that flight attendants aboard a Minneapolis-bound Delta Airlines flight got into a fistfight on board the airplane and there’s no video posted online? Read more →
Jessica Taylor, a pilot for a Denver-based regional airline, won a big fight this week with the Federal Aviation Administration on behalf of people just like her. Read more →
The whereabouts and reasons for the disappearance of a Lakeville pilot will remain a mystery. Read more →