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Pitch or power? The answer is both!

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As a new student pilot, I was almost always too high and too fast on final approach (maybe I didn’t want to land and end all the fun). The result was that my instructor often had to coach me through both slowing down and going down. One day, in an attempt to help, he said something that sounded so simple, and yet was immensely confusing: “pitch for airspeed; power for altitude.” (studentpilotnews.com) עוד...

Chinese bombers and fighters ‘trespass’ in South Korea’s air identification zone

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Chinese warplanes reportedly breached Korea’s air defense identification zone on Monday, prompting South Korea’s Air Force to scramble fighter jets in response. The incident occurred two days after President Moon Jae-in concluded a summit in Beijing to mend ties between China and South Korea over a US antimissile system. (www.atimes.com) עוד...

Several major airlines in the U.S. ban smart luggage

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Several major airlines in the United States have taken steps to ban passengers from checking high-tech luggage if the lithium-ion batteries inside the bags can’t be removed. (www.airguideonline.com) עוד...

EasyJet secures airberlin Tegel airport assets

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UK LCC easyJet confirmed Dec. 15 that it had cleared the regulatory hurdles surrounding its acquisition of part of bankrupt airberlin’s assets at Berlin Tegel Airport. (atwonline.com) עוד...

Qantas expects to fly Boeing 777-8 non-stop from Australia to Europe

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Boeing is focusing on tweaks it may be able to make to the 777-8 to meet Qantas’s requirement for an aircraft that can fly nonstop from Australia’s east coast to Europe. (www.airguideonline.com) עוד...

Hawaiian expands in San Diego with its new Airbus A321neo jets

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Hawaiian Airlines will add new non-stop service between San Diego and Kahului on the island of Maui. (www.airguideonline.com) עוד...

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes its last commercial flight in the US

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Atlanta - The Boeing 747, the world's first jumbo jet and the most recognizable passenger aircraft will pass into aviation history this week. After 50 years after of its debut, the 747 will make its final commercial flight on Tuesday, December 19 with Delta Air Lines from Seoul to Detroit. (airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

Dog survives plane crash in Indiana that kills 3 people, 2nd canine

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Three people and a dog were killed — and another dog survived — when a plane crashed in Indiana on Saturday, authorities said. A single-engine Cessna that was heading to Frederick, Md., from Kansas City, Mo., crashed into a wooded area just after 9 p.m. near Oldenburg in Franklin County, Indiana police said in a news release. Authorities believe the plane caught fire after it crashed. (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

Incident: Air China B787 over Pacific on Dec 15th 2017, half lit, half dark

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An Air China Boeing 787-900, registration B-1467 performing flight CA-784 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Beijing (China), was enroute at FL340 over the Pacific Ocean about 500nm north of Auckland when the left hand engine (Trent 1000) developed a problem causing the entire left hand side of the aircraft to lose electrical power (avherald.com) עוד...

Power outage cripples Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport

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(CNN)A power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport, is leaving thousands of passengers stranded and planes grounded indefinitely. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights to Atlanta at 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday, meaning that planes are being held at their departure airports, according to a tweet on the airport's verified Twitter account. Departures from the airport are delayed because electronic equipment is not working… (www.cnn.com) עוד...

United Boeing 767 at Geneva on Dec 17th 2017, flap problem

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A United Boeing 767-300, registration N665UA performing flight UA-956 (Dep Dec 16th) from Newark,NJ (USA) to Geneva (Switzerland) with 213 people on board, was on a baseleg at 7000 feet to intercept the localizer for runway 23 when the crew reported a flaps problem and requested to do a 360 degrees orbit. (www.aeroinside.com) עוד...