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A JetBlue Airbus A320 circled near LAX for about three hours burning fuel before landing with a nose-gear that had wheels turned perpendicular to the aircraft's body. Of 146 aboard none suffered serious injury as a result of the uneventful (if spark-filled and tire-burning) landing, and millions got to see it on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC...

AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free Mountain Flying course went online in June, and already 4,000 pilots have taken the course, the ASF said last week...

EAA says ongoing FAA scrutiny of the 51-percent homebuilders rule won't result in any drastic changes regarding the construction or certification of amateur-built aircraft...

NASA on Monday released its plans for the next generation of spacecraft that will take humans to the Moon and beyond...

Boeing on Tuesday forecast that China will buy 2,600 new airplanes worth $213 billion over the next 20 years...

The FAA proposed yesterday to require airlines to have cameras or other ways for the flight crew to monitor the cabin, and ways for flight attendants to discreetly alert the pilots to any security threats...

The New Hampshire Aviation Society dedicated a site last week for its new Museum, in Londonderry...

Actor Brad Pitt, apparently impressed by girlfriend Angelina Jolie's ability to pilot her own Cirrus, has signed up for flying lessons, the Sunday Mirror reported.