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Some owners of drones who registered their aircraft with the FAA will be eligible for a refund of their $5 registration fee and deletion of their data, says the agency. Starting just before Christmas 2015, the FAA started requiring operators of unmanned aerial systems weighing more than 0.55 pounds (one quarter of a kilogram) to register the device and pay a $5 application fee. Read More
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The NTSB has concluded the evidence gathering phase of its investigation into the incident involving an American Airlines Boeing 767-300, whose right engine caught on fire during its take-off roll from Chicago O'Hare on October 28 of last year. The crew of the twin-engine, wide-body, headed to Miami, aborted the takeoff and came to a stop on the runway. One person was seriously injured in the evacuation and 19 received minor injuries, but all 161 passengers and 9 crew members survived. Read More
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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a Chinese conglomerate that owns the Volvo and Lotus automobile brands, has agreed to buy the Terrafugia flying-car company, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. The XConomy Boston website also reported on the sale, saying they have “independently been tracking rumors about the acquisition.” Terrafugia CEO Carl Dietrich declined to comment on the stories for AVweb on Wednesday, but said the company would issue a news release soon. Read More
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Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan survived a landing in the Marshall Islands on July 2, 1937, only to be imprisoned by the Japanese, says a new History Channel documentary. According to investigators interviewed by the History Channel, former FBI Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry and former U.S. Treasury Agent Les Kinney, a newly uncovered photo shows Earhart sitting on the edge of a dock, surrounded by Japanese, with Noonan a few feet away. Read More
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The takeaway is not so much avoiding navigation errors as it is to be prepared when you make one. Read More
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Ken Dravis was inspired to pursue both music and aviation careers by superstar John Denver. Among his early compositions was a catchy tune called Go Around. Dravis is a NetJets captain who continues to record music and front a John Denver tribute band called Eagle River. Read More
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It hardly seems possible that it's only been a little more than a century since the fastest mode of transport pulled a caboose but Mike Buettgenbach captured the juxtaposition perfectly. Breakfast was good, too. Nice shot, Mike! Read More
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