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Peter Miranda, of Charlotte, N.C., is the 10,000th AOPA Skyspotter. Like his 9,999 predecessors, Miranda took an online course on how to properly file a PIREP. AOPA runs the program through its Air Safety Foundation...

Airlines, the New York Port Authority and Boeing could face lawsuits from Sept. 11 thanks to a federal judge's ruling. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said the potential defendants failed to prove that they didn't have the duty to protect victims from the extraordinary circumstances of the attacks...

If you ever wanted to own a piece of the Concorde, here's your chance. On Nov. 15, Christie's auction house in Paris will sell off, among other things, and Air France Concorde nose cone. The airline is clearing out its warehouses after decommissioning the supersonic airliner and proceeds go to a children's charity...

The Light-Sport process is creeping forward. Standards have been finalized for emergency parachutes for LSA aircraft and they'll now go to the entire committee for comment.