Russ Niles

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When Only Luck Will Do
May 22, 2018 Ron Carlson did almost everything right but only luck transformed tragedy into an amazing aviation story.

Chinese Commercial Space Companies Emerge
May 20, 2018 The U.S. commercial space industry got increased competition from an unexpected source on Saturday when a Chinese company...

Next Generation Tiltrotor Hits Cruise
May 20, 2018 Bellís V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft hit its full cruise configuration for the first time May 11 and is expected to be flying...

Pilot Shortage: Emirates Parking 18 Percent Of Fleet
May 20, 2018 Although the pilot shortage has mainly manifested in regional flight cancellations in the U.S., the largest Persian Gulf...

FAA Certifies 777 Folding Wing
May 20, 2018 The FAA has certified the folding wingtips that Boeing has installed on its Boeing 777X, the latest iteration of its long-haul...

Air Force Beefs Up Airshow Fire Protection
May 13, 2018 The Air Force will position fire trucks on the flight line of airshows hosted by its bases as part of the settlement of a...

ASTM Develops GA Ice Detector Standard
May 13, 2018 ASTM has developed a new international standard for ice detectors for GA aircraft. The detectors could be used to enhance...

Podcast: Bailing Out Of A Warbird
May 13, 2018 Ron Carlson's first parachute jump is one to remember. He and his passenger Kenny Franzese bailed out of a TBM Avenger over...

Duo Bails Out Of TBM Avenger
May 12, 2018 A Chicago pilot and his passenger survived bailing out of their TBM Avenger on May 7 over northeastern Arizona. Ron Carlson...

India Most Female Friendly For Pilots
March 4, 2018 As Women of Aviation Week begins this week, the country with the highest ratio of female airline pilots may come as a surprise...