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Three British WWII pilots are recovering after ditching their Cessna 172 seven miles offshore after the engine quit. One of the three gave credit to the "jolly nice chaps" on a fishing trawler who quickly came to their aid...

A 1946 Stinson was destroyed Sunday when it crashed into a house in Pauls Valley, Okla. The pilot and passenger were unhurt and the house was unoccupied at the time...

Pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer-Davis are unofficial winners of the 8th America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race, which launched in Albuquerque on Sunday. They landed safely yesterday in Minnestota near Lake Superior, after flying more than 1,100 miles...

The ultralight pilots of Operation Migration were set to depart yesterday with a group of 16 young whooping cranes, leaving Wisconsin for their winter home in Florida...

Carter Aviation Technologies, of Wichita Falls, Texas, said yesterday they will not attempt to break the Mu-1 barrier for rotorcraft this November, as they had announced at Oshkosh. Carter President Jay Carter Jr. said the critical flight-testing phase prior to advancing to Mu-1 has not been completed. No new date has been set for the attempt. Achieving Mu-1 means the gyroplane will be able to reach greater forward speeds by slowing down its rotor and reducing its aerodynamic drag. Mu refers to the ratio of the aircraft's forward speed to the rotor's tip speed, which varies at a wider margin between the advancing and retreating blades as the vehicle's forward airspeed increases. The challenge in achieving Mu-1, according to Carter Copter, is to maintain rotor stability...