Fatal Air Show Crash In China

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August 28, 2016

Tragedy marked the opening of a new general aviation airport in north central China. Michel Leusch, of South Africa, failed to recover from a dive during a performance at the first Silk Road International General Aviation Convention held at Danxia Airport on Saturday.
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Man In Underwear Crashes Truck Into Airliner

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August 27, 2016

A stolen airline truck driven by a man wearing only boxer shorts crashed into a parked Southwest Airlines jet Thursday night at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield. The incident required multiple police officers to subdue the man plus a replacement jet for the 113 passengers catching their flight to Las Vegas, the Omaha World-Herald reported. AVweb flash

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Airlander 10 Damaged During Test-Flight Landing

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August 25, 2016

The Airlander 10 made a nose-in landing Wednesday on its second test flight, interrupting the hybrid airship’s development. Hybrid Air Vehicles said in a statement the aircraft went for a 100-minute flight from Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire. AVweb flash

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NASA’s Five New Aeronautics Ideas

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August 24, 2016

NASA has chosen five new aviation-related technologies that it intends to study intently over the next two years as part of its ongoing Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project, the agency said recently. The researchers will focus on fuel cells, the use of 3D printing to improve electric-motor performance, energy storage in lithium-air batteries, ways to change […]

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AOPA Washington Fly-In Draws Biggest Crowd Yet

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August 23, 2016

AOPA has been organizing its regional fly-ins for a few years now, and its latest event, held at the Bremerton National Airport near Seattle, Washington, drew more than 4,000 people and nearly 700 aircraft. The event offered on-airport camping, VIP tours of an aircraft carrier and the Boeing plant in nearby Everett, a Friday night […]

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Northrop Grumman Unveils Trainer

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August 21, 2016

Northrop Grumman has rolled out its clean-sheet contender for the Air Force’s advanced trainer competition. The unnamed aircraft looks a lot like the T-38 it will replace but will have all the advanced electronics the Talon doesn’t. AVweb flash

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Civil Air Patrol Assists With Louisiana Floods

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August 20, 2016

The Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana wing is helping state agencies respond to this week’s flooding disaster with aerial photos of the region. The wing set up a command post at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and is using its Cessna 182s and 172s for reconnaissance, capturing images for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency […]

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Pilot Spends Night In Tree After Ultralight Crash

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August 19, 2016

Two single-pilot aircraft accidents in Europe this week ended up with crash landings in treetops, leaving one pilot injured and the other in a tree all night waiting to be rescued. A 59-year-old ultralight pilot crashed Monday evening while over woods near Degenfeld in southern Germany, The Associated Press reported. AVweb flash

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First Flight For AVIC Helicopter

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August 18, 2016

The AC312E, a new light twin-engine helicopter developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, has completed its first flight, the company has announced. The helicopter, designed to carry up to nine passengers or more than 1,300 pounds of cargo, is aimed at both the domestic and international markets. It can be used for a […]

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Flights Delayed For Airlander And Doc

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August 17, 2016

Two unique aircraft now ready to start flight tests are waiting on the ground as crews deal with various glitches. Doc, the B-29 that has been under restoration for years, finally flew last month, but the flight lasted just 15 minutes, shorter than was planned. The flight was cut short after a chip detector device, […]

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