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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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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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 →
Of course the airline has gone no-frills, so you’ll pay extra for baggage, including carry on, but any time a carrier takes on the ‘big airlines’ — now down to a very few — it’s worth watching whether other airlines try to match the fares in some way. Read more →
Truer words were never spoken than the ones from a Transportation Security Administration officer when a man’s daughter underwent a two-minute pat-down because she had a juice box in her carry on.
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After a spate of high-profile airline problems in which passengers were stranded on planes for hours even though they were within sight of a gate, the Department of Transportation imposed rules with heavy fines for significant delays.
The airline industry warned that the rule would actually lead to more delays because they’d just cancel flights rather than delay them.
A study out today says that’s just what happened. Read more →
The FAA is treating the drones as aircraft, which they technically are. And it’s treating the operators as a pilots, which they technically aren’t. There are no requirements for training operators of drones, nor do they have to be licensed. Not yet, anyway. Read more →
It was quite a moment in upstate New York this weekend when ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ took to the sky. It was a recreation of Charles Lindbergh’s plane, which he flew across the Atlantic in 1927. Read more →
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 →