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[Sort Of] New IL-114-300 Makes Maiden Flight

[Sort Of] New IL-114-300 Makes Maiden Flight

A day after the MC-21’s first flight with Russian engines, the Il-114-300 turboprop took to the skies for the first time. This is an aircraft for regional routes, operating in harsh conditions. But to some, celebrating this as a new aircraft, might seem a bit odd. In...
Chuck Yeager, The Bell X-1 Test Pilot, Passes Away At 97

Chuck Yeager, The Bell X-1 Test Pilot, Passes Away At 97

Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier and a life-long test pilot, passed away on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 97 years old. He was in hospital. His passing was announced by his wife Victoria. Fr @VictoriaYeage11 It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell...
Drone Crash With Police Helicopter in Los Angeles

Drone Crash With Police Helicopter in Los Angeles

Last Friday FBI agents in Los Angeles arrested a 22-year-old drone pilot, whose drone had a crash with a Los Angeles police helicopter. It is the first case of a criminal prosecution in the US for unsafe operation of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Local police...
Britain, Tariffs Between The EU & US And… Brexit

Britain, Tariffs Between The EU & US And… Brexit

With its final exit from the EU imminent, Britain must decide its stance on tariffs to US products. And on this occasion it may well side with the EU. But this could be the only such case, with Britain ‘going it alone’ on other crucial aviation-related matters....
Bearstrike Follow-Up: Alaska’s Other Non BirdStrike

Bearstrike Follow-Up: Alaska’s Other Non BirdStrike

The other day an Alaska Airlines 737 had a bear “birdstrike” on landing. However this wasn’t the first time a plane strikes a non-winged creature. On November 14th this year, Yakutat Airport in Alaska was the site of an unfortunate incident. As we...