On The Fly

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South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer is suing three aircraft maintenance companies that worked on the engine of his Mooney M20E before he said it lost power and caused him to make an off-field landing in May 2006…

The Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson has opened a new hangar that is home to some rare aircraft. A PBM-5A Mariner, the only one left, is there as is an F-107 Ultra Sabre, one of two. An SR-71, an A-10 and a B-18 and a pre-WWII bomber also share the space…

On July 2 it will be 25 years since Larry Walters hooked weather balloons to a lawn chair and took his epic flight over Southern California. Walters, then 33, got to 16,000 feet, alarming airliner crews and air traffic controllers, before popping a few balloons to descend. He was rescued dangling from electric wires in Long Beach.