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Pilots who want to participate in EAA's 50 Flags to Kitty Hawk program can now get application forms online at the EAA site. One EAA member pilot from each state will be chosen to take his or her home flag to Kitty Hawk during the year. On the day the flag arrives, there will be ceremonies and it will fly at the National Memorial there...

About 800 workers will stage a walkout at a General Electric plant at Strother Field in Arkansas City Tuesday and Wednesday to protest increased health and other costs. The nationwide strike will affect 20,000 workers at the company's engine, turbine and appliance plants...

Malaysian Airlines is the latest to jump on the A-380 bandwagon. The state-owned airline announced it would buy six of the 555-seat super jumbo aircraft for about $1.5 billion. Airbus now has orders for 103 A-380s from 10 airlines. It needs to sell between 250 and 300 of the massive planes to break even...

And really, what else could it be? The theme of this year's 51st anniversary EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh will focus on the 100th anniversary of sustained powered flight. As usual, there will be hundreds of forums, daily air shows and plenty of entertainment at the event, which runs July 29 to Aug. 4 at Wittman Regional Airport.