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The Organization of Black Airline Pilots is sponsoring about 30 summer camps across the U.S. for teens interested in flying careers. Currently only about 1 percent of pilots are black...

The University of North Dakota is proposing a sophisticated radar system in a future military test area that will allow general aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to share the airspace. The radars, funded by the Air Force, will facilitate establishment of UAV testing grounds north of Grand Forks...

A former Air Force pilot will be the Rocket Racing League's first racer. Korey "Axe" Amundson, 33, has been selected chief pilot for the Leading Edge Racing Team's rocket-powered Velocity when the league begins racing next year...

Three people survived the fiery crash of a Cessna Citation at Upland Airport in California on June 24. The plane initially landed and the pilot apparently tried to go around but the plane came down about 200 yards from the takeoff end of the runway...

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) has asked the FAA to close the airspace over the Indian Point nuclear facility, near New York City. Engel really wants the power plant closed but, until that happens, he says aircraft shouldn't be allowed anywhere near it...

The Sierra Club is suing the Department of Defense for halting wind power projects across the Midwest by not completing a study on wind farms' effects on radar. None of the more than a dozen projects can proceed until the study is complete and it was supposed to be done by May...

Passengers on EasyJet flights in England are getting more than a safety briefing at the start of each flight. Flight attendants have been told to add a recruiting message to the usual patter about seatbelts, exits and oxygen. The budget airline is critically short of cabin crew heading into the summer season...

Toms River, N.J., was busy with air traffic over the weekend. Too bad some of it wasn't at the local airport. Two banner-towing planes made emergency landings within a few miles and a few hours of each other in the town on Saturday. No one was hurt.