On The Fly...

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EAA's Boeing B-17 bomber "Aluminum Overcast," currently touring the West Coast, was damaged Wednesday when its landing gear collapsed following its arrival at the Van Nuys, Calif., airport. There were no injuries to any of the 10 people on board, including two B-17 pilots, two EAA mechanics and six other passengers...

Various news sources have posted video of a news helicopter as it crashed Tuesday onto a Brooklyn, N.Y., rooftop . All three occupants survived. Check here, here, or here for streaming video. (These videos are not on AVweb's server, so we won't be able to help you if the links work less than perfectly)...

Delta Air Lines to recall 1,000 pilots from furlough in response to rising passenger traffic...

Qantas passenger found a 1.5-inch whistling tree frog stowed away in salad greens...

A Malaysian-born pilot for Singapore Airlines was fired from his job and banished from the country after leading a protest against a union deal that slashed wages and laid off workers...

Pratt & Whitney Canada yesterday announced it has completed the first run of its new PW610F turbine engine, which will power the Eclipse 500...

Retired astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson (unofficially) broke a 20-year-old 100k-closed-circuit speed record last Wednesday, flying a 100-hp Gibson Cassutt racer at an average speed of 238.14 mph...

A Turbo Commander 840 used for drug-traffic surveillance by Mexico crashed on Sunday, killing all five narcotics agents and two pilots on board....

NORAD will conduct training flights in Washington, D.C., today, with fighter aircraft at low levels...

EAA's Southwest Regional Fly-In will hold its 40th annual event May 14-15 at New Braunfels Municipal Airport in Texas.