Rick Durden

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Another Seat Recline Squabble Diverts Flight
August 29, 2014 An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the...

Scale Hoverbike Has Robot Rider
August 29, 2014 Developed by a small operation out of the U.K. called Malloy Aeronautics, the Drone 3 hoverbike is exactly thatóa flying...

SAM Aircraft On The Sale Block
August 28, 2014 Just a year and a half after first flight of the prototype SAM aircraft, President Thierry Zibi has put the company up for sale.

Lockheed-Martin: User-Friendly Pilot Services
August 28, 2014 Sometimes I feel as if Lockheed-Martin Flight Services is the Rodney Dangerfield of aviationóno matter how sophisticated, cool...

U.S. Airline Aircraft Sales Boom
August 27, 2014 Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods posted their biggest gain on record in July on strong overseas demand for...

Chinese Fighter Harasses U.S. P-8
August 22, 2014 A Chinese Su-27 fighter made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon this weekócoming as...

FAA Sued Over Drone Rules
August 22, 2014 Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government...

Aviation Industry Eying Potential Iceland Volcano
August 21, 2014 The aviation industry has been warned about the possibility of flight disruptions caused by activity at Iceland's largest...

Western Australia Helo Pilot Saves Whale
August 20, 2014 A helicopter tourism pilot used his Robinson R44 helicopter to scare a shark away from a calving whale along the west coast of...

FAA Nixes GA Ride Sharing Companies
August 15, 2014 In a legal interpretation released Aug. 13, the FAA's Chief Counsel for Regulations has prohibited "peer-to-peer general...