Rick Durden

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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.

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...

Gulfstream Warns About Control Locks
August 27, 2014 Gulfstream jet owners received notice from the company that a safety device designed to prevent accidents like the one that...

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...

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.