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10 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions

Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

Inventors killed by their own inventions? It happens. You may know that Nobel-winning chemist Marie Curie died from the effects of the radioactive...

Defense Chief Restricts Flights Of Stealth Fighter That's Been Choking Pilots

Wired | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

For five years, America’s most expensive fighter jets have been poisoning their pilots and crew. On Tuesday, the Defense Secretary finally stepped i...

Plane Carrying 21 People Crashes In Nepal

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 07.13.2012 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane crashed into a mountain in the Himalayas while trying to land at an airport in northern Nepal on Monday, killing 15 p...

The FAA's Toothless Response To My Portable Electronic Deviance

Grant Cardone | Posted 07.12.2012 | Travel
Grant Cardone

Let's face it, the FAA is toothless. They claim to have conducted a full investigation but never once did they call or contact me to discuss the incident or fully ascertain the facts.

WATCH: Father Of Crash Victim Says "New Zealand Is Unsafe"

Posted 05.10.2012 | Travel

The father of a young skydiver killed in a 2010 plane crash in a scenic area of New Zealand took to the airwaves yesterday, claiming that the island n...

Off-Duty Pilot Who Helped Crippled Jet Make Impossible Landing Dies

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.10.2012 | Travel

CHICAGO -- Airline pilot Denny Fitch was hitching a ride home on a DC-10 in 1989 when heard an explosion somewhere in the back of the jet. He soon mad...

TSA Reveals Passenger Complaints... Four Years Later

ProPublica | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel

From intrusive pat-downs to body scans to perceived profiling, the Transportation Security Administration always seems to be the target of complaints....

'World’s Scariest Plane Landings'

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Discovery Channel's one-hour special, "World’s Scariest Plane Landings" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery), was not for the faint-hearted or those with...

On That JetBlue Captain Mayhem

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.28.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

This story strikes me as terribly tragic and eerily reminiscent of what happened to a friend of mine, an experienced airline pilot.

Back Where It All Began: An Interview With Astronaut Ron Garan

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

"The thing I want people to take away is the example of international collaboration that created and built the space station. It's just awe-inspiring."

Lynne Peeples

Getting The Lead Out: Lead Emissions From Aviation Fuel Continue To Threaten Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

Last Wednesday, the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, challenging th...

Woman Arrested For Trying To Bring Stun Gun On Plane In NYC

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Authorities say a college student from China was arrested trying to carry a combination stun gun and flashlight onto a plane in New Y...

Amelia Earhart Retraces Namesake's Flight

Posted 12.21.2011 | Miami

Named after the pioneering female pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart is constantly asked whether she flies planes. So the Denver 9News reporter finally decide...

Happy Aerospace Holidays: Wright Brothers Day

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.05.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

If even one person who reads this comes away aware of the historical significance of December 17th, then I will consider myself successful in writing this.

How UBS Hijacked an Aviation Legend

Jim Egan | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Jim Egan

In pursuing a brand comeback strategy, UBS' "We Will Not Rest" ad campaign is false and misleading, and reveals a UBS orientation in stark contrast to its claims.

PHOTOS: Aircraft Abandoned In The Arizona Desert

Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from Global Remains: Abandoned Architecture and Objects from Seven Continents by Michael Clinton, out now from Glitterati....

Exploring Bentonville, Arkansas, America's Unlikely New Arts Mecca

Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel

The opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Friday put Bentonville, Arkansas on the map in a very new way. The town was previously no...

PHOTOS: World's Most Creative Airplane Paint Jobs

Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel

The flying public may know them generally as "paint jobs," but airlines call their colors liveries, a charmingly old-fashioned word drawn from Latin b...

Andrea Stone

John Mica Attacks TSA 'Chat-Downs' As 'Idiotic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee that oversees the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's recent test of "chat-d...

WATCH: How To Build A $30M Plane

Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel

A new video from Indian low cost carrier SpiceJet takes viewers inside a Canadian factory where one of its new Bombardier Q400 passenger planes is ass...

'Damn It, We're Going To Crash:' Final Words Of Air France 447 Crew

www.dailymail.co.uk | Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

A new book has revealed the final words of the cockpit crew of doomed Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the South Atlantic off the coast of Br...

Andrew Burmon

Getting His Wings Back Post 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.09.2011 | Travel

On September 11, 2001, Doug Beidler watched the coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center with the rest of his American Airlines flight class....

Joining Richard Branson On The Virgin Flight Of Virgin Air

Lea Lane | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Twenty-seven years ago, when I was managing editor of a publication called Travel Smart, I was invited with a few other writers on the first flight of Branson's new airline, Virgin Atlantic, flying from England to Newark.

Aviation in America: How to Spoil a Good Reputation

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

A $16 million difference of opinion is costing the federal government $30 million a day in uncollectable aviation taxes.

Counting My Blessings

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.19.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I think there's a very good chance that John Glenn was the first astronaut whose name I ever learned. So getting to hear him speak was an exceedingly memorable moment.