Concorde Items Up For Auction

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A former Concorde captain is auctioning off his store of aviation memorabilia this week, in hopes of helping his daughter to pay off her loans for flight training. The items include cockpit instruments, a damaged engine blade, and a pitot tube from the nose of a Concorde jet. "When I retired from British Airways in 2004 I was very grateful to be given a number of items of Concorde equipment as a thank you," Mike Bannister, 65, told the Daily Mail. More

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New Advocacy Group Targets Drone Pilots »

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Jet Blue Pilot Arrested On Drug Charges »

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Investigation Into 777 Crash Moves Forward »

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Two Off-Airport Landings In Eight Days »

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FAA Surveying GA Operators »

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AOPA Visits Nav Canada On Fact-Finding Trip »

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FAA Drone Warnings Not Legally Binding »

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Airbus: Airliners May Be Too Comfortable »

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SocialFlight: Providing More Reasons to Fly

SocialFlight: Providing More Reasons to Fly »

Two years ago at EAA's AirVenture, the SocialFlight app was born. Jeff Simon created an app that would run on the Web, any smartphone, and any table, and that, he hoped, would "shake people by the shoulder and say, 'Here's what's happening near... More

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The Prop Strike/Sudden Stop

The Prop Strike/Sudden Stop »

It's possible to do major engine/accessory damage without obviously damaging the prop by hitting water or heavy, tall grass that stops or slows the running engine. The FAA definition of a sudden stoppage, is the engine stopping suddenly in under... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was listening to O'Hare ground one claggy fall night, and several arriving flights were being sent to the penalty box due to delays. One arriving flight protested, saying they were promised their gate would be open. ... Ground: "Flight 123, proceed to the box." ... Flight 123: "But we were promised -- !" ... All of a sudden, several mic clicks could be heard, and the sounds of babies crying filled the frequency: "WaWaWaWaWaah." ... Then silence. ... Then Flight 123: "123 is proceeding to... More

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"Sun Flyer" Solar Electric Technology Demonstrator Completes First Flight

The single-seat technology demonstrator for the "Sun Flyer" solar-electric airplane completed first flight tests and will make its public debut at a press gathering July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. local time, the evening before the official start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

MakerPlane and Vx Aviation Introduce Haptic Stick-Shaker for E-AB Aircraft.

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