SpaceX reports that its Dragon spacecraft completed key on-orbit tests Thursday as part of a historic attempt to be the first commercial company in history to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Fifteen Experiments Focusing On Physical, Chemical, And Biological Systems
The SpaceX Dragon capsule, which on Tuesday became the first commercially developed and built spacecraft to launch to the International Space Station, is carrying among its cargo a suite of 15 science experiments designed by students.
The Marine Corps' fifth generation fighter, the F-35B Lightning II, made its first flight at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Tuesday, signaling the start of the next era of Marine Aviation on the cusp of last weekend's Centennial of Marine Aviation celebrations in Washington D.C.
United Airlines announced Tuesday that the company has reached several new agreements for employees represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). The two parties reached a tentative agreement for an initial collective bargaining agreement covering pilot ground school instructors from the company's Continental subsidiary. These employees will vote on the agreement in the coming weeks.
Single Donor Provides Over Half The Funding Needed
Jarrett Jackson, a member of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 391, has started working on his ambitious Eagle Scout project, "Project Eagle Flight," thanks to a generous contribution from a Warsaw, N.C.-based livestock production company.
Identified As Having Come From A B-52 Stratofortress Which Went Down Nearly 50 Year Ago
You never know what you might find during a walk in the woods. While not exactly Bigfoot, a Maine Forest Service forest ranger out hunting last fall came across a strange object he found right in the middle of an old, overgrown logging road on Elephant Mountain. That object has been identified as an ejection seat from the infamous B-52 Stratofortress-C crash that killed seven airmen almost 50 years ago north of Greenville.
A full-size mockup of the Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engine has been put on display at the Heli Russia Air Show. The engine has been chosed to power the multipurpose medium-class Ka-62 helicopter, being shown at the Russian Helicopters display.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Republic of Korea for eight MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission Helicopters, associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.0 billion.
Neighbors Say The Mayor Of NYC Uses State Heliport When It Is Supposed To Be Closed
For over 10 years, there has been a curfew in place for the East 34th Street Heliport in New York City. The city-owned facility is open from 0800-2000 EDT Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends. The information is posted on the FAA website.
Honor Bestowed By Readers Of Business Destinations Magazine
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been awarded ‘Best Business Class Airline, Middle East’ in the prestigious Business Destinations Travel Awards 2012. The Business Destinations Travel Awards are voted for by readers of Business Destinations magazine, which is published in the UK every other month.
For the third straight year, Mesa Air Group has achieved top honors among US regional airlines for on-time arrivals in March 2012, as reported by US Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics in the Air Travel Consumer Report, the industry recognized measure of performance.
Why Does The FAA Seem SO Intent on Shutting Down Historic Aircraft Flight Operations?
ANN is monitoring the reactions that have been piling up this week to recent FAA statements, memorandums and discussions concerning the future of operating historic aircraft in the USA. With public meetings coming up in just a month, the temperature of the community that embraces, restores, operates, instructs in, and maintains these aircraft is about as distrustful of the FAA's intent and goodwill as we have ever seen it... and for potentially good reason. An increasingly risk/work adverse mindset in certain divisions of the FAA is creating a huge need for proactive effort on their part in order to make that these extraordinary historic aircraft remain airworthy and flying... an effort
Stirring the Souls of Flyers All Over America, The Heritage Flights Remind Us Why We Are Free
These are the sights and sound that stir the hearts of aviators all over the world... but especially for those is here in the good ol' USA. Airpower, old and new, in tight formation, showing the world what kept us free... time after time. The USAF Heritage Flight program was established in 1997 to commemorate the Air Force's 50th anniversary. It involves today's state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre. In 2010 the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation (AFHF
Pilot Workload, Fuel Became A Challenge As He Conducted Experiments And Flew The Spacecraft
On the 20th day for February, 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Three months later, astronaut Scott Carpenter was prepared to do it again. His project Mercury spacecraft had been christened Aurora 7. Considering the everlasting fame and notoriety that Glenn's flight generated, Scott Carpenter's flight would be known throughout the years mostly for one thing in particular; the fact that his spacecraft overshot the landing point by 250 miles.
Scrambling To Attack This Year's First Major Wildland Fires In The Western U.S.
A steady build-up of privately operated helicopters and fixed wing tankers is in progress on three massive fires that have scorched thousands of acres in parts of Arizona and Colorado for more than a week.
Passenger Said She Had A “Surgically Implanted Device”
A US Airways 767 flying from Paris to North Carolina was diverted to Bangor, Maine on Tuesday after a passenger handed a note to a flight attendant saying she had a surgically implanted device, thus raising concerns of a terror threat previously warned about by security officials.
The residents of Dania Beach, FL, near Fort Lauderdale thought their 25-year battle with the FAA over an expansion of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport was over. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came for the groundbreaking on the new runway, which he said would provide jobs for workers in the area.