Alone in the sky, pilot and fiancee save 17 in Tenn. flood
SubmittedTo perform the rescues, Boyers had to maneuver around power lines, balance his skids on sloped rooftops, and hover over floodwaters. It took all the skills learned over 16 years flying, including for a television news station, for documentaries and for country music stars. “I don’t want to lie,” he said. “It was almost a little fun for me.” (apnews.com) More...
USAF cuts demo teams to just F22 and Thunderbirds in 2012
SubmittedACC statement about reduction of single-ship demo teams in 2012 We face significant fiscal constraints and are making tough decisions about the best ways to continue providing combat airpower to warfighting commanders, which is what we do as the Air Force’s primary force provider. One decision we’ve made is to sponsor one single-ship demonstration team for the 2012 air show season, scaling back from the six teams we’ve historically sponsored – A-10 East & West, F-16 East & West, F-15E… (www.acc.af.mil) More...
US Black Hawk Clips Street Lights During Emergency Landing In Romanian Capital
SubmittedIn the images and videos shared online, the Black Hawk can be seen flying along above a busy boulevard before making a rapid descent and landing in the road amid traffic near a roundabout. (www.thedrive.com) More...
The Last Airworthy S-3B Viking Is Set To Fly Off Into The Sunset
Submitted"NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, which operates the S-3B in question, today announced its impending retirement, which will follow a final ceremonial flight. “This is the last S-3B flying today anywhere in the world,” said Jim Demers, the Center's Flight Operations Manager. “It’s been a workhorse for NASA, but we just can’t source its unique parts anymore.”" (www.thedrive.com) More...
Costly Airbus paint flaw goes wider than the Gulf
SubmittedQatar's national carrier has grounded 20 of its 53 A350s, saying it is acting on orders from its local regulator, until reasons for what witnesses describe as the blistered and pock-marked appearance of some of its A350s can be confirmed. (www.reuters.com) More...
Rolls-Royce Claims Its All-Electric Plane With the Clunky Name Is the World’s Fastest
SubmittedRolls-Royce has announced that its all-electric plane, dubbed the “Spirit of Innovation,” is the fastest of its kind in the world after it reached a maximum speed of 387.4 mph (623 k/h) in recent flight tests. (gizmodo.com) More...
Woot! Having sale on Aviation Themed Decor
SubmittedLooks like it goes through Friday. The wing shaped coffee table is pretty slick (but wouldn't fit with my shabby chic decor unfortunately). (home.woot.com) More...
A Retired Boeing 727 Converted Into a Home in the Woods
SubmittedWhen most people board a plane they’re usually leaving home. But not if you’re Bruce Campbell, an innovative engineer who rejected the standards of traditional housing and decided to engage his flight of fancy. (www.thisiscolossal.com) More...
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