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(Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee defeated an amendment to a defense spending bill on Tuesday that would have preserved funding for the U.S. fleet of A-10 “Warthog” aircraft. The Pentagon, facing budget cuts, decided to eliminate all 283 of the tank-killer jets, saying it would save $3.7 billion over the next […]

  A small aircraft just missed landing on top of a sunbather recently off the German island of Dune. The pilot, Juergen Drucker, claims that he did not see the beach-goer. “I have to say, as the pictures show, that it wasn’t one of my greatest achievements in the cockpit,” Drucker, 52, shares with the […]

  This flying machine may rightly be called a “Goldilocks” aeroplane. It is not too big and not too small, not too complex and not too simple, etc. The Piper Cherokee 180 is, as the little flaxen-haired girl so famously declared, “Just right!”   The entire PA-28 Cherokee line from the humble two- seat 150 […]

A 19-year-old’s attempt to fly into the record books will start today (Wednesday) in San Diego. Matt Guthmiller will take off from Gillespie Field and try to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world. He estimates it will take him about 40 days with 20 stops on 5 continents. The current record […]

For three years, there have been no diamond rolls or sneak passes in the skies above Annapolis. But that is changing this week as the Blue Angels elite aerobatic team returns to the Naval Academy for an air show scheduled for Wednesday May 21, weather permitting, and for Friday’s Naval Academy commencement, when they’ll they […]

Sixty members of a Welsh children’s choir were treated by paramedics at London Heathrow on Monday after falling ill on an Emirates flight from Dubai, it was reported on Monday. The children, aged between 10 and 14, were returning from a performance in Cape Town, South Africa when they began vomiting on the A380 superjumbo, the […]

Three men from longtime South Dakota ranching families and a former South Dakota State football star died in a plane crash that was discovered Monday morning. Nick Reimann, Logan Rau and Brent Beitelspacher were returning from a Texas cattle sale in a plane piloted by D.J. Fischer when the crash occurred. Reimann, 33, Rau, 25, […]

The FBI is calling it a “miracle” and the airline says a teen who hopped the fence at a San Jose airport is “lucky to have survived” a 5-hour flight to Maui — in the wheel well of a Boeing 767. The 16-year-old stowaway survived temperatures that might have reached -80 degrees and the thin […]

VATAWARE appears to be back online. From their forums, Liam Mulryan writes, “We have now finally launched the new vataware website, we have also launched new forums for you to be able to to interact with the developers and the rest of the community! There are still a couple of things left to be done: […]

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