Russ Niles

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LightSquared Wants FCC To Mandate GPS Interference Talks
July 2, 2015 LightSquared, the company that three years ago was proposing a nation-wide cell phone network whose signals were shown to...

Aircraft Spruce Co-Founder Bob Irwin Dies
June 30, 2015 Aircraft Spruce co-founder Bob Irwin died June 26 at his home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Irwin and his wife Flo started...

SpaceX Rocket Lost In Explosion
June 28, 2015 A SpaceX rocket failed Sunday as it went through Mach 1 when an oxygen tank in the vehicle's upper stage overpressurized.

AOPA Pressing Medical Reform
June 28, 2015 AOPA is hoping for some movement on the relaxation of third class aviation medical requirements "in the next few weeks,"...

Pushback On ATC Privatization
June 28, 2015 NBAA is urging its members to strongly oppose a proposal to separate air traffic control from the FAA through the...

UAS Keeps Air Tankers From Fire
June 27, 2015 Fire officials in California are imploring amateur UAS operators to steer well clear of wildfire areas after three air tankers...

Pilot Flies Crippled Float Plane Home
June 22, 2015 The pilot of a Cessna 185 on floats escaped injury after his aircraft collided with a Cessna 172 near the northern Alberta...

Hanks Picked To Play Sully
June 21, 2015 Reports out of Hollywood say Tom Hanks has been picked to play Capt. Chesley Sullenberger in the movie adaptation of the...

Pair Pulls Off Hangar Flying Stunt
June 21, 2015 Through the last 100 years or so, pilots have been dreaming up ways to impress with their flying skills and Red Bull Air Race...

Safe Outcome After Airshow Chute Fouls
June 20, 2015 A British paratrooper says he bought his friend and fellow member of the British Army's Red Devil parachute demo team a beer...