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An Airbus A330 Recently Flew Into A Hailstorm -- And This Is The Result

Earlier this week, an Air Europa Airbus A330 travelling from Madrid to Buenos Aires flew directly into a rather serious hailstorm, receiving serious …

Richard Rockefeller, of famed family, dies in New York plane crash

Richard Rockefeller, the great-grandson of the legendary founder of Standard Oil, died on Friday when the small airplane he was piloting crashed in suburban New York, a family spokesman said.<p>In addition to being related to John D. Rockefeller, Richard Rockefeller, 64, was the son of banker and …

Safety checks were likely skipped on flight that killed 7, NTSB says

Information recovered from a flight recorder of a private jet that crashed last month in Massachusetts, killing seven, suggests that the crew did not check to see if their flight controls worked before takeoff, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Friday.<p>"Review of FDR …

Two pilots tried to fly Virgin Australia plane in 'opposite directions'– report

A flight attendant broke her leg as two pilots on a Virgin Australia flight from Canberra to Sydney were controlling the plane in “opposite directions”, an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) preliminary investigation has found.<p>The same plane went on to make 13 more flights over the next five …

'Miraculous' escape as aircraft plummets out of sky in Blue Mountains

A light aircraft carrying three passengers plummeted almost 1220 metres in the Blue Mountains on Saturday, landing in a Lawson resident’s front garden, after a quick-thinking pilot used a parachute during an emergency.<p>The pilot crash-landed the aeroplane, described by witnesses as a Cessna-type …

1 Dead, 5 Injured After Plane Carrying Tourists Crashes in Arizona

A small plane carrying a group of tourists crashed while landing 200 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday. One person died in the accident, …

Satellite Company Offers Free Passenger Jet Tracking

U.K. satellite company Inmarsat is offering a free tracking service to all passenger airlines -- an issue that drew international attention after Malaysian Airlines' MH370 disappeared on March 8.<p>The company, whose share price jumped on the news, provided information critical in moving the …

Airplanes

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don’t.<p>On at least 150 flights, including one involving a …

Aviation

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …

Hawaii Plane Makes Extraordinary Emergency Landing On Maui Highway

Two pilots of a Mokulele Airlines flight between Maui and the Big Island made a heroic and impressive emergency landing on Monday night, saving all 8 passengers on board.<p>The plane apparently lost all power shortly into its flight. One passenger, who wished to remain anonymous, told Hawaii News Now …

Maui Voted Best Island In The World... And Has Been For The Last 20 Years

If Conde Nast Traveler readers are one thing, it's loyal. In the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards that selects the Top 25 Islands in the World, Maui has come out on top for 20 consecutive years. It also regained its top ranking in the Top 10 Islands in the United States. How could …

17 Photos of Hawaii Rainbows To Brighten Your Day

<b>A passing weather system caused some uncharacteristic weather in Hawaii on Tuesday: bouts of heavy rains and strong winds. The "storms" gave us the perfect excuse to think about all the rainbows that would eventually be falling majestically over the islands.</b><p>Below, for your viewing pleasure, 17 …

Boeing F-16 jet takes first flight without a pilot

A Boeing F-16 plane takes its first flight without a pilot in the cockpit at an air force base in Florida, US.<p>The planes have been adapted to <b>fly without pilot</b> in the cockpit, giving the military an adversary to train against.<p>Two pilots controlled the Boeing F-16 from the ground as it flew from a …

Commercial drone market stirs excitement (and worry)

The budding civilian drone market is raising concerns over safety, regulation and privacy.<p>Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are no longer confined to the battlefield; soon enough, a civilian market will emerge and share the same airspace with manned commercial aircraft. Remotely operated …

Reports of Close Calls Between U.S. Aircraft More Than Doubled in 2012

Documented close calls between aircraft in U.S. skies shot upward last year as the government switched on more automatic monitors to track the …

Regional Airline Goes on Hiring Binge: 350 Pilots and 300 Flight Attendants

Regional airline Mesa Airlines, which does business as United Express, US Airways Express, and go! in Hawaii, plans to hire 350 pilots, 300 flight …