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After the New Disney Planes Movie, Keep Kids Excited with Books about Flying Mommies and Girls

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Let's take this opportunity Disney has created to excite our children with planes, with the magic and fun that is aviation and let's really plant the seeds of curiosity about airplanes with books after the movie ends.

Luxury Seaplanes from Southampton to New York, Circa 1937

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Style
Heidi Legg

Summer for me will forever be associated with jumping off the wharf, mooring to the wharf, youthful loitering and drinking on the Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf in Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada.

Helicopter Crash Kills 1

AP | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say 19 people have died after a helicopter carrying 28 people, including 11 children, crashed in a remote Siberian...

The Booming Field of Aviation Technology

Tom Snyder | Posted 08.06.2013 | College
Tom Snyder

Before recommending a four-year college, high school guidance counselors and parents should determine whether a student would be better served at a community college in a program that virtually guarantees employment.

Aviation Industry to Governments: We Want a Global Cap on Aviation Climate Pollution Adopted This Year

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The aviation industry just endorsed an agreement that they "strongly encourage" governments to adopt a single global market-based measure to cap aviation's climate pollution at this year's meeting of the U.N. body tasked with managing international aviation.

David Freeman

Were We Wrong About The Wright Brothers?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

Did history get the Wright brothers all wrong? As every American schoolchild is taught, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world's first airplane f...

Are You Afraid To Fly In An Airplane? (POLL)

Posted 05.22.2013 | MarloThomas

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Re-Igniting America's Solar Impulse

Tom Weis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.

'The Whole Thing Is Just Sad'

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Patty Wagstaff is a Hollywood stunt pilot, three-time U.S. aerobatic champion, inductee to the National Aviation Hall of Fame...

Immigration Reform: Don't Rush to Build Biometric Exit System

David Schanzer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
David Schanzer

Immigration reform legislation is likely to be complex with dozens of hot button issues. Close scrutiny should be addressed, however, to an obscure border security issue -- the biometric exit system -- that will not stir the emotions of many, but could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

Macarons Are Not Macaroons

Anneli Rufus | Posted 04.04.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

We've spent the last few centuries Americanizing countless foreign cookies and creating countless new types of cookie out of the blue.

Highways, Flyways and Personal Freedom

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Most Americans have long forgotten that the roads we all take for granted have a rich history that reverberates even today in the current budget debacle and fight over sequestration.

Secretary Kerry: Secure a Global Agreement to Reduce Aviation's Carbon Pollution

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The aviation sector shouldn't be left off the hook to help address global warming. Next week Secretary Kerry has the chance to help advance an international agreement to cut aviation's global warming pollution. It is time for his leadership on this issue.

Underwater Aircraft Carriers?

John Geoghegan | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
John Geoghegan

There wouldn't seem to be many good reasons for designing a submarine to launch airplanes, but during the past one hundred years at least six countries have experimented with the concept some with surprising success.

5 U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.11.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed five American service members, officials said Tuesday. Monday night'...

America, Let's Get Back to Work

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

If we invest in rebuilding our nation, we will also create new jobs that teach valuable skills and support the middle class. But this is not happening because too many in Washington are playing political games and turning a cold shoulder to the millions of Americans stuck in traffic.

Aviation Global Warming Pollution Will Rise Without New Action: Study Details

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Now is the time for the U.S., China, India, Europe, and South Africa to secure a global aviations agreement that includes an emissions trading program. The deep cuts from the aviation sector necessary to address climate change won't be within reach without such a policy.

David Copperfield's Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Posted 03.04.2013 | Celebrity

Magician David Copperfield had a less-than-entertaining ride to New York today. The popular illusionist, who lives in Las Vegas, was traveling to ...

Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 19

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

By Marwa Awad LUXOR, Egypt, Feb 26 (Reuters) - At least 19 people, most of them Asian and European tourists, died on Tuesday when a ho...

5 Dead In Georgia Plane Crash

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

THOMSON, Ga. — A small private jet carrying a surgeon and members of his clinic staff aborted its landing at a Georgia airport before it hit a 6...

NTSB: Tiny 'Fibers' May Have Played Role In 787 Battery Failure

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

SEATTLE, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating whether tiny fiber-like formations, known as dendrites, i...

Gigantic Airship Off To A Flying Start

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 04.01.2013 | Science

TUSTIN, Calif. — The massive blimp-like aircraft flies but just barely, hovering only a dozen feet off a military hangar floor during flight tes...

Airlines' Billion-Dollar Bonanza Underscores Need for Real Climate Action

Bill Hemmings | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Bill Hemmings

Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of carbon pollution, rising 3 to 4 percent per year. Getting a handle on this problem is critical if we're going to head off catastrophic climate change.

Plane Crashes In Kazakhstan

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 03.30.2013 | Travel

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — A passenger jet carrying at least 20 people crashed Tuesday in heavy fog near Kazakhstan's principal city, Almaty, killing ...

'Discoverers on an Old Sphere'

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

One of the hardest parts of preparing an article, and I think most writers will agree with me here, is getting the beginning just right. What's the right "point of entry" to the subject being discussed? What aspect of it should you address first?