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By David Ferreira | General Aeronautical News

Spaceport receives go-ahead on Scottish peninsula

A peninsula on Scotland’s north coast has been chosen for the site of the UK’s first spaceport.<p>Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from the A’Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland which the UK Space Agency said would pave the way for spaceflights.<p>The agency said the site, between Tongue and …

Space Exploration

Boeing Teams Up with Embraer Plus 4 Other Noteworthy Aerospace Collaborations

In the wake of the news that Boeing and Embraer are partnering, we look at other fruitful partnerships in aerospace.<p>Earlier this week, Boeing and …

Aviation

Chinook helicopter crew rescues climber in Oregon

A Chinook helicopter pilot landed just two wheels on Mount Hood in Oregon to rescue a stranded climber.<p>The state's national guard team flew the man to hospital where he is now recovering.

Pacific Northwest

How to Become a Government Pilot

No realm of piloting provides more career opportunities than government, or public service, flying. The Armed Forces, federal agencies, state …

Coast Guard

How to Become a Repair and Test Technician

A new job title is appearing in classified ads for aviation and aerospace professionals: repair and test technician.<p>“A repair and test technician is …

Aviation

#Live2Fly Series: Flight Instructor Genesah Duffy

“It totally changed my life,” Genesah Duffy says of her first flight. “The best experience I’ve ever had.”<p>She was 25 when she took a discovery flight …

Aviation

Club Spotlight: Cleveland Soaring Society is as Much a Social Club as a Flying Club

You’re interested in flying and looking for a way to do so that is affordable, fun, and social. Naturally, flying clubs come to mind. But have you …

Gliders

Safety: Lessons from Gliders

There are myriad reasons why soaring represents a challenging, enjoyable sport, and why a great diversity of pilots—with varying backgrounds and …

Gliders

AVwebFlash Responsive (Friday)

I’m one of those guys who believes that most people in government are trying to do a good job and trying to help the country, the state, the city …

Aviation

Trevor Pickard: A Life of Adventure and Travel

The rigors of an intensive, fast-paced flight training program are proving no match for 28-year-old Tennessee native Trevor Pickard. When he’s not …

Florida

Regional Airline Pilots’ Escalating Income

Over the next two decades air carriers in North America will need 8,640 new airliners, according to a study Boeing released this summer, but the …

atpflightschool

A Day in the Life of a Student Pilot

“To be successful in career training, you really need to have the mindset to be prepared every single day and to learn something new every single …

Oscar Mims’ Unique Path to the Majors: Flying in the Middle East

Oscar Mims knew at a young age that he wanted to be an airline pilot. His uncle is a pilot for American, and his mother is a flight attendant for …

Airlines

Porca por substituir causa tragédia aérea

Sérgio Silva e Pedro Soares, de 41 e 42 anos, morreram na queda da avioneta em que realizavam um passeio, a 26 de maio de 2015. A aeronave …

Never too late to share a lesson learned

More than 11 years later, "A Lesson Learned" is just as applicable today as it was in 2007.

Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure

<b>More than 30 Ryanair passengers, some bleeding from their ears, have received hospital treatment in Germany after their plane to Croatia lost cabin pressure, German police say.</b><p>Flight FR7312 from Dublin to Zadar made an emergency landing in Frankfurt.<p>The airline said oxygen masks were deployed and …

Airplanes

'Vaping' pilot caused Air China plane to plunge 6,500m

<b>A co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette on an Air China flight caused the plane to start a rapid emergency descent, investigators have said.</b><p>They say he tried to hide the fact that he was smoking but accidentally shut off the air-conditioning, causing oxygen levels to fall.<p>The crew on Tuesday's flight …

Airplanes

Picture of the Day: On final

John Culp submitted the following photo and a very short note: “Landing Galveston Texas.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of …

Photos

SubSonex jet approved to race at Reno

The SubSonex single-seat jet from Sonex Aircraft has been cleared to race at the Reno Air Races in September 2018.

Aviation

Vai viajar de avião? Saiba como pedir indemnização em caso de atraso

Um esclarecimento devido aos consumidores com mobilidade reduzida e/ ou portadores de deficiência: todos estão protegidas contra a discriminação …

The Billionaire Space Race Is Making Life Difficult for Airlines

More launches mean more closed airspace, and more delays.<p><i>By Justin Bachman</i><p>On Feb. 6, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its largest rocket into the blue …

Elon Musk

'X'-ploring the Eagle Nebula and 'Pillars of Creation'

The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, contains the young star cluster NGC 6611. It also the site of the spectacular star-forming region known …

Nebulas

Breaking: Helicopter pilot rushes to help after plane crashes near Bembridge

Mr Subhani said: “The paramedics were talking to the man in the Beagle, so he was conscious at least.<p>“Thanks to the quick actions of everyone here at …

Airplanes

Picture of the Day: Moon Landing

Here's what 10 floatplanes and a bunch of boats look like – when seen from above – at a splash-in. Looks like fun.

Photos

The Biggest Little Air Show at San Carlos

Model airplane demonstration shows seem to be gaining in popularity. The Hiller Aviation Museum knows all about that as it put on its annual Biggest …

Air Shows

Galileo satellites viewed in smartphone app

<b>Title</b> Galileo satellites viewed in smartphone app<p><b>Released</b> 11/07/2018 8:26 am<p><b>Copyright</b> ESA<p><b>Description</b><p>An augmented reality view of Galileo satellites …

Apps

Picture of the day: Three generations

Three generations of Young men come together at the New Bern, N.C. fly-in.

Photos

Like a six year old with a new toy

When my kids were small, they had a tendency to affix stickers to almost anything they could get their hands on. Cute little colorful representations …

Key West

AVwebFlash Responsive

My friend and fellow blogger Paul Berge revealed what a sheltered life he has led when he confessed in last week’s blog to not knowing the …

Cape Cod