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Witness tells NTSB plane flew erratically before fatal crash

Witness tells NTSB plane flew erratically before fatal crash

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A preliminary report by federal investigators says a single-engine plane was seen flying erratically before it crashed in a cow pasture in North Carolina, killing two licensed flight instructors onboard. News outlets report the initial findings from the National Transportation Safety Board show a private […] Click here to view original […]

Oops! Swiss Aerial Acrobatics Team Performs for the Wrong Town

Oops! Swiss Aerial Acrobatics Team Performs for the Wrong Town

The Swiss Air Force was left red-faced after its world famous flight demonstration team—the Patrouille Suisse—accidentally performed their routine over the wrong Swiss town. The team blamed the incident on outdated aircraft navigation systems, tiny maps, and a lack of anyone in the Swiss Air Force with a radio […] Click here to view original […]

Dassault Aviation names new EVP of Civil Aircraft

Dassault Aviation names new EVP of Civil Aircraft

Dassault Aviation has appointed Carlos Brana executive vice president, Civil Aircraft, following the retirement of Olivier Villa at the beginning of July. “Carlos’ leadership and vision will be essential to maintaining the competitiveness of our Falcon operation and continuing the modernisation of our product line,” said Dassault Aviation chairman […] Click here to view original […]

Baylor Institute for Air Science Partners with Universal Flight Concepts to Provide Training

Baylor Institute for Air Science Partners with Universal Flight Concepts to Provide Training

The Baylor Institute for Air Science has entered into an agreement with UHI, INC./Universal Flight Concepts to provide flight training for the aviation sciences program starting in Fall 2019. Photo courtesy of Baylor Aviation Sciences. Media Contact: Tonya B. Hudson , Baylor University Media and Public Relations, 254-710-4656 Follow […] Click here to view original […]

House panel to hold July 17 hearing on aviation safety

House panel to hold July 17 hearing on aviation safety

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing next week on aviation safety in the aftermath of two deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crashes since October. The July 17 hearing by the House Transportation Committee’s subcommittee on aviation will include Paul Njoroge, who lost […] Click here to view original […]

Travel demand pushes ticket prices, profits, higher at Delta

Travel demand pushes ticket prices, profits, higher at Delta

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines is benefiting from strong demand for air travel this summer and the grounding of Boeing Max planes at key rivals to post record revenue and a bigger profit. The airline is aggressively adding flights and seats, but it is finding more than enough […] Click here to view original […]

New research highlights why sleep loss poses an insidious threat to flight safety

New research highlights why sleep loss poses an insidious threat to flight safety

(Photo credit: Yakobchuk Olena) Sleep-deprived pilots suffer several impairments in mood and cognition, according to new research published in the scientific journal Biological Rhythm Research . The findings provide more evidence that sleep deprivation poses a serious threat to flight safety. “I began by researching the effects of sleep […] Click here to view original […]

Buzzing Howard Beach from above

Buzzing Howard Beach from above

FLYBLADE.COM An ad from the Gotham Air website offers first-time users of the helicopter commuter service a $99 flight to JFK. Just when airplane noise over Howard Beach was on the decline, uncontrolled helicopter traffic is becoming a nuisance, residents say. He called it the “Howard Beach pause.” In […] Click here to view original […]