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Nation’s First Aerospace Engineering Program Celebrated »

As part of the 100th anniversary celebration for its first in the nation Aeronautical (now Aerospace) Engineering Department, the University of Michigan is staging a flyover of a fleet of historic aircraft before Saturday’s football game at the Big House. More

Baseball Cap a Factor in Mid-Air »

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board yesterday released its finding on a 2013 multiple-fatality mid-air collision between a Cessna 150 and a motor glider with an analysis that said the 150 pilot was probably wearing a baseball cap that affected his ability to see the glider. More

Bill Proposed to Change FAA Hiring for ATC »

The FAA’s switch to hiring air traffic controllers off the street would revert to its previous practice favoring graduates of FAA-accredited college controller programs and military veterans with aviation experience under a new bill proposed in Congress today. More

JetBlue Engine Failure Prompts Evacuation »

An engine failure and a proliferation of cell phones resulted in the dramatic and well-covered return of a JetBlue flight to Long Beach Thursday morning. Flight 1416 was reportedly 25 minutes into the flight to Austin when alarms went off in the cockpit and smoke filled the cabin. More

New This Week »

It hasn't been a quiet week in aviation news—our survey uncovered certification testing of the Falcon 7X at the world's highest airport, SAFE Teacher Grant Awards, a big sale of Embraer E175 jets and a company that's developing a way to surf behind an airplane. More

Air Force Changes Oath Instructions »

In response to what was becoming a stalemate over an airman who was trying to reenlist, the U.S. Air Force has directed its support offices to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words "So help me God" from oaths for enlistment and officer appointments if an Airman chooses. More

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Given An Su-35 Fighter »

In an ironic turn, nearly 80 years after Stalin derided the Pope of the Catholic Church by asking how many divisions he had, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, now owns one of the most advanced combat jets in the world. More

Boeing To Ramp Up 737 Production »

At an investor conference hosted by Morgan Stanley this week, Boeing's CEO Ray Conner announced that Boeing is looking to increase 737 production to a whopping 52 a month as soon as 2018. More

The Weekender: Mountains, Seashores, Camping Adventures Await »

Fall is on its way in the Northeast, bringing the promise of great flying weather, and pilots will find plenty of interesting destinations to explore via SocialFlight's website and app. At the Goodspeed Airport, near East Haddam, Connecticut, the 5th Annual Helicopter Gathering is set for this weekend. The field is right on the edge of the Connecticut River, and seaplanes are welcome. More

Gulfstream Moving Toward Supersonic Bizjet »

Gulfstream is quietly making progress toward a supersonic business jet that might be able to fly above Mach 1 over the U.S. FAA regulations currently ban supersonic flight over land in the U.S. More