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What Happens When a Fighter Pilot Has Diarrhea in the Cockpit?

Quora | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weird News
Quora

HOLY S--T! Sorry for the outburst, but this is the pilot's greatest fear. Even beyond enemy aces, missile batteries, or parachuting into a sea of sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!

The Commute

Christine Hannon | Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel
Christine Hannon

You chose to take this flight. It is not just a commute. It is an exchange of words and ideas between you and your seatmate, an exchange of thoughts and feelings within yourself, and exchange of relative positions between your aircraft, the earth below and heaven above.

Why Gina McCarthy Should Not Trust the Airline Industry When it Comes to Regulating Aviation Emissions

Kevin Grandia | Posted 02.20.2015 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The EPA has the authority and a court mandate to fulfill its mission. Rather than waiting on ICAO to do nothing as the industry requests, EPA should move forward with a strong domestic policy that will drive international ambition on reducing the harmful effects of aviation pollution.

The State Of Transportation Infrastructure: Breaking The Stalemate On Progress

Edward Wytkind | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

If we ended this neglect we could also launch a transportation manufacturing renaissance across America because when we start building and modernizing our economy again, U.S. factories will start humming.

50 Years Ago Today: First Flight of the SR-71 Blackbird

Keith Thomson | Posted 02.21.2015 | Technology
Keith Thomson

The first SR-71 to enter service was delivered to the 4200th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base in January, 1966. A total of thirty-two Blackbirds served until 1998, never succumbing to enemy action.

Remote Alaska High School Volleyball Team Endures rough Landing in Bush Plane En Route to State Tournament

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.11.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

The twin-engine Piper Navajo touched down -- and then the left landing gear folded, according to King Salmon airport manager Kyler Hylton, who stood watching with a fleet of fire trucks and ambulances as the aircraft approached.

Higher Learning: A Pilot's Journey Begins

Christine Hannon | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Christine Hannon

Flying is soaring between Heaven and Earth with a very real sense of mortality and responsibility. It is a balance of forces to create lift and a balance of focus to maintain attitudes. For the pilot governed by Visual Flight Rules, 20 percent of one's focus is on the instruments while 80 percent looks outside at what God created.

Eight Months On, MH370 Mystery Continues to Deepen

Jeff Wise | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Jeff Wise

There's an old saw that's oft quoted in discussions of MH370: "The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." But from a Bayesian perspective, the absence of data is itself data.

Australian Adventurer Illustrates Flying's Glorious Contradictions

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Christine Negroni

The role of adventurers in aviation was very much on my mind while reading Dick Smith's thrill-a-page book, The Earth Beneath Me, the story of his solo helicopter flight from Fort Worth, Texas to Sydney, Australia in 1982.

Aviation's Effort to Combat Laser Attacks #Ineffective #Insane

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.08.2014 | Crime
Christine Negroni

No less a brainiac than Albert Einstein could have weighed in on the phenomenally ineffective efforts of American aviation and law enforcement to combat laser attacks on airplanes.

Lives of Curiosity and Conseuqences

Michael Benson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Michael Benson

Much can be learned from the lives of these two remarkable brothers from the most modest and ordinary of backgrounds. Grit, determination, persistence, discipline... and curiosity.

Celebrate Flight During National Aviation Week

Tracy Christoph | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

This National Aviation Week, take a moment to glance up at the sky and reflect on the past, present and future of air travel and all those who make it possible.

How This Female Pilot Is Flying Through The Glass Ceiling

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women

Nearly 80 years after Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, another Earhart is taking the reins. Although pilot Amelia Rose Earhar...

Unfit for Publication: How USA Today Got Everything Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Media
Jeff Schweitzer

USA Today splashed across its June 18, 2014, front page the breathless headline, "Unfit for Flight" to dramatize the deadly enterprise of flying general aviation aircraft (small airplanes). There is only one problem: Nearly every inference about aviation in the article is wrong.

I'm With Stupid: Watch Where You're Aiming That Thing

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Everyone knows that one of the best things about being a guy is the ability to pee standing up just about anywhere. It's kind of like a superpower, an...

The Aloha Reunion: Celebrating the Undying Spirit of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 05.28.2014 | Hawaii
Helen Davey

On April 2-5, 2014, former Pan Am employees from all over the world are converging on Honolulu, Hawaii, to enjoy the Pan Am Aloha Celebration. It will be a week of seeing old friends and making new ones, sharing memories and stories.

Crisis in Ukraine: a Cascade of Many International Law Violations

Boris Mamlyuk | Posted 05.13.2014 | World
Boris Mamlyuk

Despite the centrality of international law to the ongoing crisis, there has been remarkably little substantive discussion regarding the precise conventions, norms, and principles of international law at issue.

Plane Carrying 18 Missing In Nepal

AP | Posted 04.18.2014 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal Airlines plane with 18 people on board flying in bad weather is missing in Nepal's mountainous west. Ram Hari Sharma...

Meet The Woman Flying Around The World In 17 Days

Posted 01.31.2014 | Women

Growing up, Amelia Rose Earhart never thought she'd be a pilot. Despite being named after the famous aviator, who disappeared while attempting a fl...

Take Your Flight Gaming Into the Real World

Steve Tupper | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Steve Tupper

There's nothing wrong with being adept with a game controller. In fact, skills developed on gaming consoles and in simulators have real-world application for those who fly unmanned aerial vehicles ('UAVs').

At the Helm of an Emirates A380

Jay Cheshes | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jay Cheshes

Emirates trains its real pilots on a much more complex piece of equipment, where all the knobs and levers actually work and the cockpit shakes on its hydraulic lift. For most of us who've dreamt of earning more than our plastic wings though, this pared-down version is as close as we're likely to get to taking charge of an actual jumbo jet.

Rejecting Scrooge-Like Transportation Budgets in 2014

Edward Wytkind | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The good news is that we can change course -- well, that is if the politicians find the will to do so. They must stop the brinksmanship, reject destructive austerity budgets and start investing in a long-term plan.

Marriage of the Minds at Airport Anniversary Stay

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When an aviation geek says, "Let's go somewhere where we can watch airplanes take off all day", and the non aviation geek partner says, "Yeah, let's do that", the couple is probably headed to the Hangar Hotel at Gillespie County Airport in Fredricksburg, Texas.

Rebuild America or Let it Wither

Edward Wytkind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The U.S. cannot afford much more of this amateur-hour policymaking. The costs to our economy are too great. It is time for a bipartisan agreement to make the necessary long-term investments in transportation systems and infrastructure.

Sovereignty and Senator Thune's Change of Tune

Kevin Grandia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Last year, American sovereignty was the central rallying point used during Congressional efforts to block U.S. airlines from abiding by the European Union's Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) -- a law aimed at reducing harmful aviation pollution.