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Man who built gun, flamethrower drone must comply with FAA, judge says

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A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled against a young drone operator and his father. They will now have to turn over a slew of documents and materials as part of a Federal Aviation Administration investigation. The two men and their legal team argued that the FAA lacks authority to regulate drones, but the FAA clearly disagrees with this assessment. (arstechnica.com) Mer...

Teen Pilot From Compton Returns to SoCal After Record-Setting Flight

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Isaiah Cooper, 16, touched down at Compton airport after a roughly two-week flight around the country, becoming the youngest African American pilot to complete the cross-country flight. A flight instructor accompanied him. Cooper's 8,000-mile flight was not without difficulty. Bad weather forced him to make a hard landing that heavily damaged his original plane in Wyoming. (www.nbclosangeles.com) Mer...

Southwest extends fare sale because of glitch, warns of long lines

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Southwest Airlines canceled more than 300 flights Thursday as disruptions lingered from a Wednesday computer outage that knocked the carrier's website offline and delayed flights around the country. Southwest said it has fixed the problem, which forced it to cancel 700 flights on Wednesday and delay hundreds of others. (www.usatoday.com) Mer...

(Video) Dashcam of plane landing on road in Irvine, CA

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A small plane with an instructor and student pilot made an emergency landing on an Irvine street Wednesday evening, authorities said. The Piper Cherokee aircraft landed at 6:18 p.m. near John Wayne Airport at Red Hill and McGaw avenues during rush-hour traffic, coming to a stop at MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine Police spokeswoman Farrah Emami said. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

Electroflight | Fully Charged (video)

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This remarkable sport racing aircraft is still in its early stages but is clearly something we'll be following on Fully Charged. A fully electric 300+mph racing plane with counter-rotating propellers. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

(Video) Labor Day flying: Behind the scenes at a busy airport

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A behind-the-scenes look at how one of the nation's busiest airport will get thousands of passengers to their destination over the busy Labor Day holiday. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

Maps now show sunlit earth, visualizing day/night around the world

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Just today, we released an awesome new feature -- sunlit earth. We now shade the map to indicate where it's dawn, day, night, and dusk! It really helps when tracking long-haul flights to understand the time of day around the world and the conditions of the flight. (flightaware.com) Mer...

(Video) 24 hours of FlightAware's airline flight data over the US

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How would it look if you animated an entire day of FlightAware's airline flight data over the US? NATS did it -- it's amazing and beautiful! The timestamps in the video are UTC, so the video starts in the middle of the night. (vimeo.com) Mer...

Using approach paths to hide from the police in Los Angeles

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The heavily restricted airspace around Los Angeles International Airport, Burdette pointed out, has transformed the surrounding area into a well-known hiding spot for criminals trying to flee by car. Los Angeles police helicopters cannot always approach the airport because of air-traffic-control safety concerns. Indeed, all those planes, with their otherwise-invisible approach patterns across the Southern California sky, have come to exert a kind of sculptural effect on local crimes across the… (www.nytimes.com) Mer...

(Video) Airbus A380 Crosswind Landing at Düsseldorf

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"I have filmed lots of crosswind landings within the past four years but this was the first time I was able to film an A380 crosswind Landing. All crosswind Landings are amazing but seeing an A380 fighting against the wind was something special. In addition to that the runway was very wet and the A380 touched down a little late." (www.youtube.com) Mer...

FlightAware releases real-time flight status and radar for all US/Canada flights

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US/Canada flight status and radar is now live with no more five minute delay! Previously, the US/Canada data feed contained a five minute delay due to FAA policy. (flightaware.com) Mer...

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

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Schlappig, 25, is one of the biggest stars among an elite group of obsessive flyers whose mission is to outwit the airlines. They're self-styled competitors with a singular objective: fly for free, as much as they can, without getting caught. (www.rollingstone.com) Mer...

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. (news.yahoo.com) Mer...

Video: Exhilarating DC-10 Firefighter Plane Pulls Off Incredible Maneuver In Silverado Canyon 9/12/2014

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"When on a hike to view the carnage a wildfire was taking on my hometown, I caught a fantastic clip of DC-10- dropping fire retardant in a treacherous ridge about to be enveloped in flames. Nobody wanted to come with me because of the steep trail and the inherent dangers of being close to a forest fire, so I was just up there alone. A very unique experience. On the way up the steep trail, I watched many other planes pass over the burning ridge and drop retardant and water, and I was just… (www.youtube.com) Mer...

(Video) Running Low on Fuel: British Airways 747

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A British Airways 747 approaching Singapore gets stuck in a hold and the flight crew become concerned that a diversion and fuel emergency will become necessary. This visualisation, which follows the 747, contains air traffic control audio recorded between 2:30PM and 3:40PM local time on Sunday, February 9th 2014. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

Man passes DFW airport security, boards plane without ticket

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U.S. transportation security officials are investigating how a man was able to pass through a security checkpoint without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and board a commercial airliner, airport officials said on Monday. An airline agent discovered what happened before the flight departed and called airport police, who arrested the man on criminal trespassing charges, the airport said. (www.reuters.com) Mer...

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