Russ Niles

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'Pecos Bill' Owner, Vet Killed In P-51 Crash
November 18, 2018 A well-known Texas pilot who gave numerous rides to veterans in his P-51 “Pecos Bill” was killed along with a passenger when...

'Chicken Strip' To Be Legalized
November 18, 2018 Possibly the country’s only “clothing optional” airstrip is about to be officially recognized by the National Parks Service...

Shuttle Runway May See Private Spacecraft
November 18, 2018 The massive runway at the Kennedy Space Center that was the primary landing site for the Space Shuttle could again be used for...

Goulian Third Overall On Red Bull Season
November 18, 2018 A couple of third-place victories were recorded by U.S. pilots in the season finale of the Red Bull Air Race series Sunday in...

Wild Ride For E190 Crew Over Portugal
November 11, 2018 A crew of six doing what appears to have been a post-maintenance check on an Astana Airlines Embraer E190 nearly ditched the...

Few Injuries In Two Overruns
November 11, 2018 A couple of runway overruns in the last few days have wrecked millions in hardware but not hurt anyone seriously. On Friday...

Stunt Rapper Accident Report Released
November 11, 2018 It would appear an extreme sport video crew learned a harsh lesson in aerodynamics last month when the star of their video was...

Vegas Tower Controller Incapacitated
November 10, 2018 The FAA has increased controller staffing at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport tower after the only controller on...

Hawkins Out As Icon CEO
November 8, 2018 Icon Aircraft founder Kirk Hawkins is “stepping back” as CEO of the company and while it appears he’s staying on his new role...

Terrorism By Homebuilt?
November 4, 2018 Canadian prosecutors want the book thrown at a Quebec pilot whose beef against a utility company turned into what some...