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Chinook Crew Completes Dramatic Rescue

The crew of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter used an unusual maneuver?sitting the tail of their aircraft on the mountain for several minutes, while still flying, with the nose in the air?to successfully rescue a Texas man from the slope of Mount Hood, in Oregon, last week....

Rolls-Royce Reveals Hybrid VTOL

At the Farnborough International Air Show, which opened Monday in Great Britain, Rolls-Royce revealed a hybrid VTOL concept that could carry four to five passengers at speeds up to 217 knots with a range up to 435 NM. The design should be flying by the ?early 2020s,? the company said in a news release....

Trump Buzzed By Paraglider

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in Scotland after a Greenpeace protester flew a powered parachute within a few hundred feet of U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday....

Vaping Pilot Triggers Emergency Descent

Air China will take a ?zero tolerance? approach to its investigation of a first officer?s apparently bungled attempt to sneak an in-flight vape aboard one of its Boeing 737s last Tuesday....

European ADS-B Mandate Won't Be Met

Many European operators say they won?t meet the European Aviation Safety Agency?s June 7, 2020, ADS-B mandate and EASA seems to be getting ready to cope with the patchwork of compliance that will result....

Ryanair Passengers Hospitalized In Emergency Descent

At least 33 passengers on a Ryanair flight to Croatia were treated in hospitals for bleeding ears, mouths and noses when the packed Boeing 737-800 was put into an emergency descent for a pressurization problem....

Doc Cleared For Passenger Flights

The FAA has cleared Doc, one of two flying B-29s, for passenger flights and they?ll start at the Heavy Bomber Weekend in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 20. Doc will be at AirVenture 2018 but so far no ride program has been announced....

Industry Round-up, July 13, 2018

This week, announcements have come in about a new aerobatics show at Oshkosh, the purchase of four simulators by Kent State University, a facility upgrade for Pro Star Aviation and new authorized dealers for Whelen Engineering aircraft lighting products....

Top Letters And Comments, July 13, 2018

This week's letters brought comments from readers about the U.S. Air Force National Museum, traveling to OSH, the ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B receiver and the FAA's newly proposed bird-strike test rules....

At Farnborough: Aston Martin VTOL, GE Open Cockpit

Aston Martin unveiled a luxury VTOL concept this week at the Farnborough International Air Show in Great Britain. The Volante Vision is designed to seat three adults and to be completely autonomous, powered by a hybrid-electric engine....

Terrafugia Updates Transition

Flying car company Terrafugia has announced that its Transition will be getting some new features and upgrades prior to the scheduled arrival of the first production vehicles next year. The updates involve some significant alterations, including the addition of a hybrid-electric motor for use when the roadable aircraft is in drive mode....

Delta Expands Pilot Pipeline

With an expectation to hire 8,000 pilots over the next 10 years, Delta this week announced it has developed new career-path options to help ensure it has plenty of applicants for those jobs. The program comprises a college path, a company path and a community outreach effort to identify and support aspiring pilots in kindergarten through high school....

Airlander Cabin Designed For Adventure

The team at Hybrid Air Vehicles, which is building the huge Airlander airship, has promoted a number of uses for their vehicle, from cargo delivery to military airlift; but this week at the Farnborough Airshow, the company unveiled a cabin designed for luxury travel....

UPDATED: Four Killed in Everglades Midair

Four people are dead after a midair collision between a Piper PA-34 and a Cessna 172 over the Florida Everglades around 1 p.m. local time on Tuesday. It has been reported that both aircraft were operated by Dean International flight school and were likely on training flights when the collision occurred....

Garmin Announces New Weather Radar

Garmin introduced a new Doppler-based, solid-state aviation weather radar on Wednesday. According to the company, the GWX 75 is intended for use in a wide range of aircraft and was designed as a direct replacement for the GWX 70....