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The NTSB wants training and marking standards in place regarding aircraft parachutes. It's recommended that airport and rescue personnel be trained to recognize and disable undeployed chutes (using common tools) and that a set of markings and warning labels be established...

A British group is trying to get Concorde back in the air. Save-Concorde Group is trying to raise the almost $3 million needed to get Concorde 216 back in flying shape and also cover the $6,500 operating costs to put the plane in air shows...

Part theme park, part museum, part educational facility, the Kalamazoo Air Zoo is now open. The unique assemblage of attractions, including a collection of 80 vintage aircraft, opened May 1...

A Northwest Airlines pilot who tried to land in a tornado has offered an explanation. Keloland TV says Capt. Michael Hughes told the FAA he was preoccupied helping an injured passenger who'd fallen from a jetway and didn't get a message to call airline dispatch about the storms before taking off for Sioux Falls. He's been suspended for 45 days...

EAA officials met with Office of Management and Budget leaders last week on Sport Pilot. EAA presented a 10,000-name petition (gathered in 10 days) supporting the new rule and stressed the economic and other benefits of the rule. The OMB will get a revised version of the rule in the next week or so after the FAA withdrew the original to make some unidentified changes.