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Bus Strikes Plane at Atlanta Airport, No Injuries

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American Airlines passengers suffered a rough arrival after a bus slammed into their plane at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday night. The bus struck Flight 232 as it waited at a gate shortly after landing in Atlanta, Georgia, from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, according to American Airlines spokesperson Liz Landau. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

Is United Airlines really that bad?

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It's true that United receives a lot of customer complaints. But it is important to put those complaints in context, and recognise that United is not uniquely bad. For the past few years, independent rankings such as those compiled by Consumer Reports tell a mostly consistent story about the American airline industry. There are a few decent airlines, which also happen to be relatively small (Virgin, Southwest, JetBlue, Hawaiian and Alaskan). American, US Airways and United are interchangeably… (www.economist.com) More...

Blind Pilot Flies And Lands A Real Airplane

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After a retinal degenerative disease stole pilot Jim Platzer's eyesight, one of his greatest fears would be that he could never fly again. After working closely with a certified flight instructor, Jim was able to take back the controls and performs the impossible feat of landing blind. (planelopnik.kinja.com) More...

(PDF) GPS interference in the Korean peninsula

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From the FAA Notice: "U.S. OPERATORS FLYING IN THE INCHEON FIR (RKRR), ESPECIALLY NEAR SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, ARE ADVISED THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE INTERFERENCE WITH OR DISRUPTION OF THEIR GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEMS WHILE FLYING IN THIS AREA. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCING GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEMS INTERFERENCE. IN THE EVENT INTERFERENCE OR DISRUPTION IS ENCOUNTERED, PILOTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO USE NON-GPS NAVIGATIONAL AIDS. " (www.faa.gov) More...