Other Passengers Said They Were Afraid To Fly With The Naturalized American Citizens
Two men who had immigrated to the United States from Palestine 15 years ago and have become American citizens were barred from boarding a Southwest flight in Chicago to return to Philadelphia where they live recently because another passenger said he was afraid to fly on the same plane as the pair.
L-39C Simulates Landing Profile For XCOR Lynx Spacecraft
Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, and Starbase Operations LLC have successfully completed a series of flight tests that will help advance commercial spaceflight training.
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When it comes to innovative aircraft designs, our friend Burt Rutan is the guy to watch, and last week his latest creation, called the SkiGull, made its first flight in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here’s some of what Burt had to say about the first flight on his Facebook page: “Yesterday our test team preflight briefed the first flight, took off from runway 06 at KCOE, flew for 1.8 hours and landed back on 06. The aggressive test card included all the basic stability and control flight tests with the cruise configuration and with flap down and skis extended. All maneuvers on the card were performed on this first flight. Speeds for first flight were limited to less than 80 knots and altitude to less than 8,000 feet.” The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, which is a living and flying museum dedicated to Worl
Flag Carrier Of The Bahamas Becomes Newest ATR Operator
Bahamasair, the national flag carrier of the Bahamas, took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 today. The airline and ATR inked a deal for two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s at the last Paris Air Show. With the arrival of this new aircraft, Bahamasair becomes a new operator of ATR.
Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has begun production of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) first production P-8A aircraft. Spirit started production on the 737 military derivative in October. With major assembly now underway, the first unit is scheduled to deliver to Boeing in early 2016.
Aircraft Specially Equipped For Operations In Extreme Polar Conditions
The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (part of Russian Helicopters, which is part of State Corporation Rostec), recently hosted a ceremony marking the acceptance of the Mi-8AMTSh-VA by the Russian Defense Ministry’s Arctic groupings.
The Airbus Foundation has donated a mobile rescue station to the German Red Cross for the medical treatment of refugees housed in Feldkirchen, near Straubing in the south of Bavaria. The rescue station is run by the German Red Cross (GRC) and can offer medical services for a community of up to 5,000 people. It employs two doctors, six nurses and two paramedics.