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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?

787 Cancellations Persist

Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel

The Dreamliner drama continues. Airlines that have grounded the Boeing 787 continue to cancel flights as safety officials continue to investigate t...

Jets Collide At Miami International Airport

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when two commercial jets collided near the gates at Miami International Airport. Airp...

5 Fun Facts About Flying With Santa

Beth Woolsey | Posted 02.20.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

Although we welcome Santa into our homes and hearts this time of year, carefully choosing his favorite cookies and waxing eloquent on the magic he uses to shove his girth into the chimney, we know very little about Santa in his role as aviator.

Visionary, Coward or Conman?

John Geoghegan | Posted 02.10.2013 | Technology
John Geoghegan

When John F. Cooley began building the Cooley Air Ship in 1910, he intended it to be the largest airplane ever flown. Cooley was ahead of his time, of course, but it's hard to fault the man for dreaming big.

Long, Lonely, Liminal

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.06.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

I don't know where I first saw the photographs. I don't remember if it was in a book, or a magazine, or maybe even online. I'm pretty sure I saw the s...

Policymakers Must Support the Mantra 'American Made'

Richard P. Michalski | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Richard P. Michalski

We must invest in the American workforce and continue to fund research to stay ahead of our competitors -- and our enemies. The only way America will continue to lead in the aerospace industry is if we continue to stay ahead of our global competitors.

U.S. Signs Into Law Bill Calling for Global Solution to Aviation's Carbon Pollution

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The only win-win solution is for the US and other countries to quickly develop and agree to implement concrete and enforceable actions to significantly reduce aviation's growing carbon pollution.

Mr. President: Don't Flunk First Post-Election Climate Change Test

Vera Pardee | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Vera Pardee

That won't be easy. But unlike politicians, Mother Nature doesn't negotiate or compromise. Soaring rhetoric and half-measures won't reduce the growing risk of extreme weather.

Orbital Weapons Platform

John Geoghegan | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
John Geoghegan

The problem with new technologies is that it's not always clear how useful they are especially in the beginning. Take, for example, the Air Force's X-37B scheduled for its third blast off. Though still in the experimental stage, it seems to be "operating within its designated parameters."

Not Your Father's Jet Pack

John Geoghegan | Posted 01.21.2013 | Technology
John Geoghegan

Ever since Sean Connery donned a Bell Rocket Belt in the 1965 movie, Thunderball, every guy over the age of reason has wanted a jet pack of his own. Fortunately, Raymond Li, a Chinese-born Canadian, has come up with the JETLEV R200.

Plane En Route To FAA Safety Conference Crashes Into Home

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 01.14.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. — Roger Latham had considered taking a short flight Tuesday night in his small plane with his flying instructor and a couple of o...

Will Serbia Truly Forgive This NATO Pilot?

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Sasa Milosevic

The honest reconciliation between executioner and victim can only be found in a "face to face" meeting. If a victim's mother, sister, wife, son forgive a crime -- then that's it.


Dwight Brown | Posted 01.06.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Grass. Booze. Cocaine. Veteran pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) hits the drug-abuse trifecta. And that's just hours before he straps himself into the cockpit of a 50-ton jet, with 96 passengers and six flight crew members aboard.

Ancient Ash From 1912 Novarupta Explosion Swept Into Alaska Air by Strong Winds

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Strong winds swept old ash from the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century into the atmosphere Tuesday, creating flight hazards across the Gulf of Alaska and Kodiak Island, the second-largest island in the U.S.

What Made Me Love Cocktails: The Aviation

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 10.24.2012 | Taste

Think you hate gin? Think again. The Aviation is here.

Emma Diab

Lynda Meeks: The Sky's the Limit | Emma Diab | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact

(Photo by Billy Delfs) There should be nothing unusual about Lynda Meeks, Army veteran and licensed pilot, sitting in an airplane. But this time,...

Landing Gear Problems Reportedly Plague Airbus | Jim Hoffer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

After a frightening landing at JFK by an Airbus plane, an Eyewitness News investigation discovered several Airbus landing gear problems over the past ...

What It's Like to Fly With the Blue Angels

Ward Carroll | Posted 11.23.2012 | Sports
Ward Carroll

Fighting off the G forces is a lot of work, quite frankly, especially when you don't have the controls in your cockpit. Two Face does his best to give me a heads up with calls like "Let's get some... here we go!"