Search Ends For Malaysian Flight 370 »

Search Ends For Malaysian Flight 370

After nearly three years of work searching the ocean floor with deep-sea submersibles for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that went missing with 239 people on board in March 2014, officials on Tuesday said they are suspending the effort. “Today the last search vessel has left the underwater search area,” said a joint statement from the governments of Australia, China and Malaysia.

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Astronaut Eugene Cernan Dies »

Astronaut Eugene Cernan Dies

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday at the age of 82. Cernan has been suffering from a “long illness” when he died surrounded by family.

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New Theory — Did D.B. Cooper Work For Boeing? »

New Theory — Did D.B. Cooper Work For Boeing?

The FBI officially closed the book last year on the unsolved case of a 1971 hijacking by the man known as D.B. Cooper, but now a team of amateur investigators say they have a new lead in the case. The amateurs, who call themselves Citizen Sleuths, were allowed access to the FBI’s files and evidence. The Sleuths teamed up with the TV show “Expedition Unknown,” which funded an extensive particle analysis by a professional lab to examine a clip-on necktie found on the airplane, which may have belonged to the hijacker.

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Cargo Plane Crash Kills Dozens On The Ground »

A Boeing 747-400 cargo plane en route from Hong Kong to Istanbul crashed early Monday morning, about 7:30 local time, while trying to make a scheduled stop in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.... More

AVweb's BasicMed Pilot Survey: Tell Us What You Think »

Last week, the FAA rolled out the final rule for the long-awaited Third-Class medical exemption. We heard plenty of comments pro and con and in today's issue, we're publishing a detailed survey to... More

Patrouille de France At SNF »

Sun ’n Fun will have an international flavor again this year as the French air force demonstration team the Patrouille de France has confirmed it will perform at the fly-in, which runs from... More

Pilot ID'd After Drone Hits Space Needle »

The FAA’s drone registry appears to have helped authorities in Seattle identify the owner of an aircraft that clipped the iconic Space Needle on New Year’s Eve. More

SpaceX Mission Flawless »

SpaceX celebrated its return to space Saturday with a flawless launch, satellite deployment and recovery of the first stage booster on a platform floating in the Pacific Ocean. More

Eclipse Layoffs Confirmed »

One Aviation has confirmed that it has laid off an undisclosed number of staff at its Eclipse Aerospace production facility in Albuquerque. More

NASA To Test New Approach System »

NASA said this week they are ready to start airborne tests of new cockpit technology that aims to help air traffic controllers manage landings more efficiently. After years of research and lab... More

New Satellites Promise Better ATC Coverage »

A suite of satellites that launched on Saturday are the first of 66 that will expand real-time global coverage for tracking airplanes in flight. Ten IridiumNext satellites, which weigh about 1,900... More

 

Short Final:

Short Final »

While we were preparing to shut down at a tie down spot at Henderson Airport, Las Vegas, ground control was directing a taxiing Piper ... Ground: ”Cherokee Nxxxx, say your destination." ... Cherokee:"Uhh, we're not sure where we're going. We're just following the van in front of us (the "follow-me" van)." ... Ground (chuckling):“I mean when you depart the airport." ... Cherokee: "Oh, we'll be returning to Long Beach in about an hour.” ... Ground: "Roger." ... Dan Jay More

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