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The GlobalFlyer could launch on Wednesday, weather permitting. Steve Fossett plans to take off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and fly farther than any other aircraft in history...

New York's busy LaGuardia Airport will get a new control tower, to be completed by 2009 at a cost of $40 million. The new facility will be 100 feet taller than the current dilapidated tower, eliminating "blind spots" and enhancing safety...

AOPA's Air Safety Foundation has posted a new online "mini-course" about using GPS for VFR pilots, just 15 minutes long and it's free...

Helicopter pilots who fight wildfires in Oregon are running into opposition over use of a "wild and scenic" river for training runs...

A Navy instructor and a student pilot were killed Friday when their T-34C Turbo Mentor crashed near a runway used for practice landings and takeoffs in Corpus Christi, Texas...

An unmanned tiltrotor's first flight last week was successful. The Bell R918 Eagle Eye Unmanned Aircraft System hovered for nine minutes, then flew again for half an hour...

In Udon Thani, Thailand, the Royal Thai Air Force is completing formation flight training in five C-130s, which they'll use to attempt the world's largest skydiving formation, beginning this week. More than 400 skydivers from around the world will attempt a 400-person skydive.