What happens to jetliners after they’ve reached the end of their useful life? Now we know. Read more →
It took almost a year, but the National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into an incident at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport last year in which a taxiing Delta 757 clipped another jet that had been pushed back from its gate. Read more →
The Associated Press reports today that the end of an era is at hand for the Goodyear blimp.
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We can add this new video from NASA to our video collection of things being smashed.
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Two Twin Cities airports are included in a rash of drone ‘close calls’ with aircraft, according to reports filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more →
The numbers are in from Mankato’s large air show in June and they’re not particularly good, even though it attracted the Air Force Thunderbirds as the signature act. Read more →
Ford was not seriously injured in the incident, although improperly installed seat belts contributed to his injuries Read more →
An opponent of expanding the runway length at Lake Elmo Airport probably has a point about why the Metropolitan Airports Commission wants to get the project approved now. Read more →
There are many regrets I have but none bigger than a flight in the plane I never got a chance to make a couple of weeks ago.
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The NTSB cited the lack of guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration on how pilots should fly formation flights with skydivers. Consequently, the NTSB said, the owner of the skydiving company ‘did not provide its pilots skydiving formation flight training, and it did not keep records of pilot training nor was it required to do so by the FAA.’ Read more →
Jessica Cox, 32, was born without arms as a result of a rare birth defect. She’s earned a college degree, two martial arts black belts, drives a car and, flies an airplane anyway. Read more →
This was the last time we saw “That’s All, Brother”, the Douglas C-47 that led the D-Day invasion in World War II. The company that owned it was about to turn it into a more modern turboprop plane when someone researched its past and found it was the first plane of paratroopers into France. Read more →
An accident mars the third day of events at Wisconsin’s AirVenture aviation gathering. Read more →
For one week each year, the airport at Oshkosh, Wis., becomes the busiest airport in the world when the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture is underway. Read more →
Posting might be a little light today. I’m flying over to Oshkosh for the big air show, which started yesterday, and will be filing a few items from there.
Monday’s highlight was the appearance of the Airbus A350, which will start flying for Delta in 2017. It’s been on a tour of major airports. Read more →