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A Nigerian 737 with 116 people aboard crashed after taking off from Lagos Saturday night in a heavy thunderstorm, no sign of survivors...

Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin, former X-1 test pilot, died last week at age 82, in West Palm Beach, Fla....

Due to concerns about avian flu, aviators involved in a bird strike are advised to be especially cautious about handling bird remains. Go to this link and click on "Safety guidelines for handling bird remains" for more info...

A new, free Web site from Control Vision offers information on fuel prices plus FBO and airport information, updated on a continuous basis, searchable via a simple interface...

Pilot Rob Dubin flew to all 48 states in the contiguous U.S. in a gyroplane this summer, finishing up in Utah...

A new FAA rule will mandate 16-G seats on airliners for crashworthiness starting in 2009. The FAA backed off on requiring airlines to retrofit the current fleet, despite objections from safety advocates...

World's first "Hello Kitty" Airbus launched in Taiwan...

2005 AirVenture now available on DVD from EAA for $24.99. The 80-minute film features SpaceShipOne and Global Flyer, World War II bombers, new very-light-jet models, Chuck Yeager and Burt Rutan, and celebrity visitors such as Harrison Ford, Paul Allen and Sir Richard Branson.