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Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One

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The U.S. Air Force plans to announce on Wednesday that it has decided to use Boeing Co's (BA.N) commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft... (www.reuters.com) More...

SR-22 ditched in Pacific Ocean en-route to Hawaii

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The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a distress call from a single engine aircraft running out of fuel approximately 975 miles north of the Big Island. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

DJI no longer lets you fly its drones in Washington, DC

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DJI really, really doesn't want to see its drones in the news for the wrong reasons. Just a day after the world learned that one of its robotic vehicles crash-landed at the White House, the company is pushing out a "mandatory" firmware update for its Phantom 2 drones that prevents you from flying anywhere within a 15.5-mile radius of downtown Washington, DC. (www.engadget.com) More...

B-52 Cockpit Footage Aerial Refueling & Landing

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Cockpit footage from a B-52 during a military training exercise. War Week is an exercise which incorporates aerial refueling, weapons tactics and high altitude maneuvering. (youtu.be) More...

Alaska Airlines: We Don't Want To Pay For New Sea-Tac Facility That Helps Delta

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Alaska Air Group doesn't want to pay most of the costs of a Seattle-Tacoma International Airport international terminal expansion, which will primarily benefit its chief competitor. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Emirates Announces Two New A380 Destinations in Europe: Dusseldorf and Madrid

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DUBAI, U.A.E., 28th January 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, announced today the launch of A380 services to two European destinations: Dusseldorf and Madrid. For both cities, Emirates will be the first airline to operate a scheduled A380 service, offering an unmatched travel experience to business and leisure travellers alike. (www.theemiratesgroup.com) More...

Avgas fuel price review: Will prices go down in 2015?

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Avgas is a big component in the cost of flying. And as much as we hate the cost, it’s a fact of life for us pilots. For this report, I’ve collected data from various sources to try and predict what we will see in 2015 in terms of retail prices for 100LL. This is a personal analysis and shouldn’t be considered fact – unless of course it happens. Safe Flying! (www.midwesternpilot.org) More...

Shortage of pilots felt as ‘doctor copters’ take off

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The number of flights undertaken by “doctor helicopters” in fiscal 2013 hit a record of more than 20,000, according to the Japanese Society for Aeromedical Services. (the-japan-news.com) More...