Cold medication, an overloaded plane, and faulty instruments caused Alexander Georg Obersteg, 47, of Steinfeld, Germany, to crash into Lake Superior off Brighton Beach in June 2014, the NTSB said. Read more →
If it wasn’t for Milton Pitts Crenchaw, the Tuskegee Airmen might never have proven that African Americans can fly airplanes. Read more →
Apart from the big airport, when it comes to airport noise complaints, Flying Cloud Airport is the bad child. Read more →
The prevailing jet stream over the Midwest from the south and west has brought the unusual warmth in the last few weeks. Despite today’s return to cooler weather, that trend is likely to continue for awhile.
And that might be part of the reason for an increase in jet noise complaints recently — the wind. Read more →
On the list of great jobs, we’re going to have to put Yves Rossy’s. He’s a ‘jetman.’ He flies around with a jetpack on his back, making appearances at various air shows as he did two years ago over in Oshkosh, his first public flight in the United States.
Now he’s upped his game even more.
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Cirrus, deservedly, is getting all of the credit for a happy ending in the sky yesterday, but BRS Aerospace, a company at South St. Paul’s Fleming Field deserves a healthy share of it. They make the parachute system that saved a pilot’s life. Read more →
It’s a silly notion, however, that a pilot would be able to read a registration number on a drone; I was too busy to try to read the “N-number” on the little Cessna filling my windshield, and those letters are as high as a drone is wide.
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Five years ago today, I wrote a little blog post here about this guy, Gabriel Nderitu, an I.T. worker in Kenya who had a passion to fly an airplane he built himself, using only what he learned on the Internet. For a few days, he became the darling of the Internet. Nobody had the heart Read more →
Take a ride in a powered parachute around some of the most beautiful country in Minnesota — bluff country. Read more →
Last Saturday, Delta Airlines provided a flight from Minneapolis to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, crewed entirely by women and whose passengers were all girls. The effort is part of an extraordinary ongoing mission in the aviation community to show girls that there are careers in aviation. Let the record show that it’s 2015 and these efforts are still needed. Read more →
Shadi Petosky, a Hollywood writer and producer, regularly flies between Minneapolis and Los Angeles, she says. She was stuck in Miami yesterday, trying to get a flight to Minneapolis, because she’s a transgender woman and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wouldn’t let her on a plane. Read more →
The National Transportation Safety Board didn’t waste much time concluding its investigation into how this airplane ended up like this at South St. Paul’s Fleming Field a few weeks ago. Read more →
Once State Fair season is over, once summer ebbs, once weekends become even more precious in the advancing season, the community pancake breakfast becomes a must-do event in a town.
In New Ulm on Sunday, the Lions Club hosted its annual pancake breakfast at the local airport. Thousands of people turn out each year; it’s apparently the biggest fundraiser of the year for the service club.
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In the aftermath of 9/11, I’d forgotten how offended I was to stand on a public street and be asked — a demand really — to prove who I was to people who weren’t public servants. Read more →
The pictures of a burning jetliner in Las Vegas were certainly riveting. But if you can divert your attention away from the smoke and flames, you might notice something particularly startling. Read more →