Rick Durden

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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 week—coming 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...

Pilot Loses Grip During Flare
August 15, 2014 It was an incident, not an accident, and it has wrongly been reported as a pilot's prosthetic arm falling off.

Another Beach Forced Landing
August 14, 2014 For the second time in less than three weeks, a small plane made a forced landing on a Sarasota County, Florida beach.

Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There?
August 14, 2014 It's happened to every pilot at some time or another—suddenly the airplane isn't doing what the pilot intends. Most of the...

No Unemployment Pay For Gear-Up Copilot
August 13, 2014 Is a copilot who failed to catch the fact that the captain forgot to lower the landing gear deserving of unemployment...

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Killed in Jet Crash
August 13, 2014 Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was among those killed Wednesday morning in the crash of a Cessna Citation XL...