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5G now means some flights won’t be able to land when pilots can’t see the runway

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Verizon and AT&T are hoping new swaths of C-band cellular radio spectrum will help make the 5G hype closer to reality, but the big mid-band 5G rollout may have a side effect. Airplanes rely on radio altimeters to tell how high they are above the ground to safely land when pilots can’t see, and the FAA is now instructing 6,834 of them to not do that at certain airports because of 5G interference. (www.theverge.com) עוד...

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Transnorthern DC-3 makes emergency gear up landing, video

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Transnorthern DC-3 makes emergency gear up landing at Anchorage's Merrill Field after loss of engine powered (www.alaskasnewssource.com) עוד...

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Amazon Air flight activity soared for Cyber Monday

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The in-house airline of Amazon is growing by leaps and bounds, making it possible to pump out more packages to customers for the holidays. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

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Defibrillator rushed to cockpit as medical emergency forces WestJet flight back to Calgary

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A plane flying from Calgary to Atlanta Monday afternoon was forced to turn around due to a medical emergency involving the pilot. WestJet flight 1590 landed safely at Calgary International Airport at 1:12 p.m. Monday, just less than about an hour after taking off, according to public flight logs. Strangely WestJet declined to comment on the condition of the pilot citing "privacy". EMS that had been dispatched to the airport did not have any patient contact and left so I wonder if the… (headtopics.com) עוד...

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Passengers forced to push plane down runway after tire ruptures

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In a technique seemingly reserved for automobiles, Nepal airline passengers were forced to push their airplane after a popped tire stranded it on the tarmac. A video of the “Airplane”-esque scene boasts more than 800,000 views on TikTok. (nypost.com) עוד...

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Pearl Harbor forced first around-the-world commercial flight

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Strange things occurred Dec 7, 1941 -- global flight without maps or preplanning -- really historic and great read (www.washingtonpost.com) עוד...

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The cannons keeping airplanes safe, one chicken at a time

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Following the two accidents in the 1960s, the NRC, along with experts from the military, regulators, manufacturers and pilots established a committee to investigate bird strikes, and to create a device to test against them. The ammunition? Bird carcasses weighing between three ounces and eight pounds. (www.cnn.com) עוד...

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Which Airline Was The Launch Customer For Each Boeing 747 Type

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She may be quite a rare sight today, but the arrival of the Queen of the Skies once changed air travel forever. Following the first flight on February 9th, 1969, and subsequent entry into service with Pan Am one year later, the Boeing 747 fast became an icon that was to enjoy over 50 years of production in its various iterations. Let’s take a look at which airlines had the honor of first operating each of its models. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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The Crash of Two Airplanes and the Crisis at Boeing

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FLYING BLIND The 737 Max Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing By Peter Robison (www.nytimes.com) עוד...

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FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

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The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a sweeping order essentially prohibiting aircraft, including large jets, from using certain landing and navigation systems in areas of potential interference from new “5G” cellular networks. (travelandaviation.com) עוד...

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Man whose gun went off in Atlanta airport was ‘shocked’ to see the gun, attorney says

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The attorney for a man who allegedly fired a shot inside Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is making his case as to why the incident occurred. He says it was all an accident. He said his client is extremely remorseful for his actions. Githieya says that Wells was on his way to a wedding and was shocked to see a gun inside his bag, so he panicked. (www.wsbtv.com) עוד...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Orders and Deliveries Airbus Commercial Aircraft – October 2021

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The Airbus commercial aircraft orders and deliveries report for October 2021 has... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

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