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Boeing 747 Fades Out but Lufthansa Flies a Fresh One to JFK

Boeing 747 Fades Out but Lufthansa Flies a Fresh One to JFK | Aircraft | Scoop.it
Boeing's 747, a radical innovation when it was introduced in 1970, is on the way out. But Lufthansa remains committed to the newest versions of the airplane.

The 1,500th Boeing (BA_) 747 will receive a grand welcome Tuesday, when Lufthansa puts the latest model, the 747-Intercontinental, to work on the Frankfurt-JFK route. No other widebody aircraft has yet recorded 1,500 sales.
Unfortunately, few welcomes remain for the 747, a dramatic innovation when it was first flown by Pan American World Airways in 1970 as the first twin-aisle jet and easily recognizable due to its size and the hump at the top of its frame.


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The mighty, iconic 747 may be on it's way out. Luckily Lufthansa still realizes the 747's timeless potential. 

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Boeing 747 Fades Out but Lufthansa Flies a Fresh One to JFK

Boeing 747 Fades Out but Lufthansa Flies a Fresh One to JFK | Aircraft | Scoop.it
Boeing's 747, a radical innovation when it was introduced in 1970, is on the way out. But Lufthansa remains committed to the newest versions of the airplane.

The 1,500th Boeing (BA_) 747 will receive a grand welcome Tuesday, when Lufthansa puts the latest model, the 747-Intercontinental, to work on the Frankfurt-JFK route. No other widebody aircraft has yet recorded 1,500 sales.
Unfortunately, few welcomes remain for the 747, a dramatic innovation when it was first flown by Pan American World Airways in 1970 as the first twin-aisle jet and easily recognizable due to its size and the hump at the top of its frame.


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The mighty, iconic 747 may be on it's way out. Luckily Lufthansa still realizes the 747's timeless potential. 

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100 planes to land: YZF Airport finding space for Century Flight Club's July fly-in

100 planes to land: YZF Airport finding space for Century Flight Club's July fly-in | Aircraft | Scoop.it

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The Century Flight Club of Canada will be in Yellowknife with its Great Canadian Fly In from July 15 to July 20.

[...]

John Lovelace, chair of the club and perhaps best known for spending more than 13 years hosting and producing the Wings Over Canada television series, said the Yellowknife fly-in is their most popular yet.

[...]

At the end of the year in pre-registrations, we are 200 per cent of where we were last year in pre-registrations."As of Thursday, 86 people have pre-registered, Lovelace said, adding he expects pilots from as far away as California and Texas to make the trip.

"Everyone wants to get up there and there's a real mystique about flying up into the North and the old bush pilot heritage that you guys have," he said.

He said he sees the adventure bringing $1 million to the Yellowknife economy. "We feel the return business, tourism will carry on and in fact even multiply. I noticed that's happened in every area we've gone to."

The club has reserved 100 rooms at the Yellowknife Inn and Lovelace plans on making an hour-long documentary to be aired on the PBS television network.

[...]


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F-16 fighter jets chase down three small planes near Obama's Florida resort

F-16 fighter jets chase down three small planes near Obama's Florida resort | Aircraft | Scoop.it
Fighter jets intercepted three small planes that violated flight restrictions set up in Florida for President Barack Obama's visit.

 

The first, a Cessna 152, entered the restricted airspace just before noon Saturday near the Palm City resort where the president is staying, according to Army Lt. Col. Mike Humphreys.

 

The military's North American Aerospace Defense Command sent a F-16 fighter jet and a Coast Guard helicopter to intercept the plane, he said.

 

The F-16 flew with the plane until it landed at Witham Field in nearby Stuart, where it was met by local officials. The Secret Service and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

 

Five hours later, F-16s intercepted a Lancair 320, a smaller craft that seats two passengers, the defense command said.

 

That plane left the restricted airspace after the fighter jets arrived and "continued to its destination," according to the defense command.

 

The third plane, another Cessna general aviation aircraft, was intercepted near Palm City at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday and landed at Okeechobee Airport, where it was also met by local authorities...

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Port City Inc. is a United States corporation that was created to promote patented American made products related to the luggage industry, manufactured within the United States and to facilitate other manufacturers under licensed agreements to reduce the $2.9 bn cost of lost and mishandled luggage.

A.            Port City Inc. History

Jack Arnold, founder and former Union Representative for the railroad industry from 1979 - 2003, traveled across the United States, meeting people from all walks of life. Many of these people had a common challenge of struggling with the logistics of transporting their life’s possessions. From 2006 - 2007, Jack owned a Limo and Cab Service company furthering his hands-on experience working with people, transporting them as well as their life’s possessions.

 

Observations and aptitude for tinkering with inventions, his interest in designing efficient safe luggage heightened and developed on June 6, 2007, with his first drawing of what has been described as, “the next generation of luggage and luggage tracking”. With the guidance of Small Business Administration Center at South West Florida Gulf Coast University, his tinkering evolved into trademark registration, patent applications, meetings with the Airline Transport Association and today, a spirited team to drive Port City Inc.’s mission. After six years of research and development, “We are ready for Manufacturing”.

Port City Inc. proudly, announces a Manufacturer contractual agreement to build our products in America, creating Good Paying Jobs, with Benefits and Profit Sharing.

USA Manufacturing positions, Management Positions and all Positions in between..

Our target date for hiring Management is November 2013.

We will give updates as we move forward.

I would like everybody out there to know, I have a story to tell, especially inventors, and how you can take an Idea, over six years in the making, with little money and help and turn into a future Multi-Million Dollar Business.

 

Jack Arnold President, CEO, Port City Inc.com

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Dubai airport must double up on runway use, says UAE aviation chief

Dubai airport must double up on runway use, says UAE aviation chief | Aircraft | Scoop.it
Currently the two runways at the airport are too close to each other, prohibiting the usage of both at once, according to Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, the director general of General Civil Aviation Authority.

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CIA acknowledges Area 51 – but not UFOs or aliens - Concord Monitor

CIA acknowledges Area 51 – but not UFOs or aliens - Concord Monitor | Aircraft | Scoop.it
Sarasota Herald-Tribune CIA acknowledges Area 51 – but not UFOs or aliens Concord Monitor George Washington University's National Security Archive obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane program through a public records request and released it...
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We think there's still UFOs tho!

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OpenAirplane simplifies aircraft rentals for pilots - AOPA Pilot

OpenAirplane simplifies aircraft rentals for pilots - AOPA Pilot | Aircraft | Scoop.it
OpenAirplane simplifies aircraft rentals for pilots
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OpenAirplane is free for pilots to join and free for operators to list their aircraft, ranging from two-seat light sport aircraft to high-performance piston singles.
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Nigerian becomes youngest commercial pilot in Nigeria and South Africa - Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

Nigerian becomes youngest commercial pilot in Nigeria and South Africa - Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper | Aircraft | Scoop.it
Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper Nigerian becomes youngest commercial pilot in Nigeria and South Africa Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper 1, 2008 Plane & Pilot, Jonathan respectively soloed a Robinson R44 helicopter, a Cessna 172RG, a new...
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Solar-powered plane set to launch cross-US flight

Solar-powered plane set to launch cross-US flight | Aircraft | Scoop.it
RT @AFP: A solar-powered aircraft is set to launch from California Friday on a flight across the United States http://t.co/e92lZMGSF2
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Boeing Outsold by Airbus Seen Needing Replacement for 757

Boeing Outsold by Airbus Seen Needing Replacement for 757 | Aircraft | Scoop.it
As Airbus Group NV rings up sales by fitting new engines onto aging aircraft, Boeing Co. risks being outflanked in a niche popularized by the 757 jet that the U.S. planemaker stopped making a decade ago.

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The two giants in the aviation world butting heads recently with Airbus coming out in front. 

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Airbus bets on new propulsion concepts

Airbus bets on new propulsion concepts | Aircraft | Scoop.it
The Bauhaus Luftfahrt aerospace think-tank in May unveiled a concept for a “propulsive fuselage” aircraft, opening a new possibility for fuel burn reduction. It is part of a European Union-funded project in cooperation with a number of research centers, as well as MTU Aero Engines and Airbus Group Innovations (OE13). The latter company is also studying a hybrid-power regional airliner with Rolls-Royce (Hall 4 Stand H3). Meanwhile, it is flying a hybrid-lift quadcopter demonstrator for unmanned military and civil missions, the Quadcruiser.

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Navy Completes First Unmanned Carrier Landing just Relying on Computer and Artificial Intelligence

Navy Completes First Unmanned Carrier Landing just Relying on Computer and Artificial Intelligence | Aircraft | Scoop.it

The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time on July 10, 2013, showcasing the military's capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks that a pilot is asked to do.

 

The landing of the X-47B experimental aircraft means the Navy can move forward with its plans to develop another unmanned aircraft that will join the fleet alongside traditional airplanes to provide around-the-clock surveillance while also possessing a strike capability. It also would pave the way for the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft without the need to obtain permission from other countries to use their bases.

 

"It is not often that you get a chance to see the future, but that's what we got to do today. This is an amazing day for aviation in general and for naval aviation in particular," Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said after watching the landing.

 

The X-47B experimental aircraft took off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland before approaching the USS George H.W. Bush, which was operating about 70 miles off the coast of Virginia. The tail-less drone landed by deploying a hook that caught a wire aboard the ship and brought it to a quick stop, just like normal fighter jets do. The maneuver is known as an arrested landing and had previously only been done by the drone on land at Patuxent River. Landing on a ship that is constantly moving while navigating through turbulent air behind the aircraft carrier is seen as a more difficult maneuver, even on a clear day with low winds like Wednesday.

 

Rear Adm. Mat Winter, the Navy's program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons, said everything about the flight — including where on the flight deck the plane would first touch and how many feet its hook would bounce — appeared to go exactly as planned.

 

"This is a historic day. This is a banner day. This is a red-flag letter day," Winter said. "You can call it what you want, but the fact of the matter is that you just observed history — history that your great-grandchildren, my great grandchildren, everybody's great grandchildren are going to be reading in our history books."


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This is an incredible article that shows what the future of naval aviation holds for the United States. It shows how far technology has come and presents the question of what will come next. 

Austin Cataudella's comment, October 27, 2014 11:32 AM
This is incredible that we have been able to program something to do this task. Pilots make about a million (give or take) decisions a second when having to land on a carrier. No telling where this will lead naval flight in the future.
Scott Lanier's comment, November 30, 2014 5:41 PM
Just like Austin said that's really incredible that we have the technology to land planes on aircraft carriers. Landing planes is really difficult but then landing on an aircraft carrier is a different story. The carrier is constantly moving, there's a lot of wind out on the ocean so it makes it harder to land, and carriers aren't that big so you don't have any room for error when landing. This technology is amazing for pilots it ensures their safety when landing but the military is recruiting less and less pilots each year. The military wants people to be able to fly drones which are cheaper. So this technology may be beneficial for manned planes but since there isn't a huge demand for manned aircraft anymore this is kind of harmful for pilots. Think about Top Gun. You won't really need anymore fighter pilots if the plane can fly itself, and land itself. These are just my thoughts on the issue.
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F-16 fighter jets chase down three small planes near Obama's Florida resort

F-16 fighter jets chase down three small planes near Obama's Florida resort | Aircraft | Scoop.it
Fighter jets intercepted three small planes that violated flight restrictions set up in Florida for President Barack Obama's visit.

 

The first, a Cessna 152, entered the restricted airspace just before noon Saturday near the Palm City resort where the president is staying, according to Army Lt. Col. Mike Humphreys.

 

The military's North American Aerospace Defense Command sent a F-16 fighter jet and a Coast Guard helicopter to intercept the plane, he said.

 

The F-16 flew with the plane until it landed at Witham Field in nearby Stuart, where it was met by local officials. The Secret Service and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

 

Five hours later, F-16s intercepted a Lancair 320, a smaller craft that seats two passengers, the defense command said.

 

That plane left the restricted airspace after the fighter jets arrived and "continued to its destination," according to the defense command.

 

The third plane, another Cessna general aviation aircraft, was intercepted near Palm City at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday and landed at Okeechobee Airport, where it was also met by local authorities...

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Jack Arnold's curator insight, October 4, 2013 4:32 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Port City Inc. is a United States corporation that was created to promote patented American made products related to the luggage industry, manufactured within the United States and to facilitate other manufacturers under licensed agreements to reduce the $2.9 bn cost of lost and mishandled luggage.

A.            Port City Inc. History

Jack Arnold, founder and former Union Representative for the railroad industry from 1979 - 2003, traveled across the United States, meeting people from all walks of life. Many of these people had a common challenge of struggling with the logistics of transporting their life’s possessions. From 2006 - 2007, Jack owned a Limo and Cab Service company furthering his hands-on experience working with people, transporting them as well as their life’s possessions.

 

Observations and aptitude for tinkering with inventions, his interest in designing efficient safe luggage heightened and developed on June 6, 2007, with his first drawing of what has been described as, “the next generation of luggage and luggage tracking”. With the guidance of Small Business Administration Center at South West Florida Gulf Coast University, his tinkering evolved into trademark registration, patent applications, meetings with the Airline Transport Association and today, a spirited team to drive Port City Inc.’s mission. After six years of research and development, “We are ready for Manufacturing”.

Port City Inc. proudly, announces a Manufacturer contractual agreement to build our products in America, creating Good Paying Jobs, with Benefits and Profit Sharing.

USA Manufacturing positions, Management Positions and all Positions in between..

Our target date for hiring Management is November 2013.

We will give updates as we move forward.

I would like everybody out there to know, I have a story to tell, especially inventors, and how you can take an Idea, over six years in the making, with little money and help and turn into a future Multi-Million Dollar Business.

 

Jack Arnold President, CEO, Port City Inc.com

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Aviation Dictionary App Version 1.24 - Press Releases

Aviation Dictionary App Version 1.24 - Press Releases | Aircraft | Scoop.it
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Studying for a checkride but don't want to carry around a huge book? Well now you can get the Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms for your device! It seems that everything you could need is on the app store nowadays... from the FAR's to an automatic weight and balance for your individual plane! 

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ASA's Aviation Dictionary App for iOS devices is the definitive reference source for aeronautical terminology providing over 11,000 aviation related terms, definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms, and nearly 500 illustrations. Based on Dale Crane's popular book Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, this latest update not only has hundreds of additional entries, but has also been optimized for the latest iOS for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPod Touch.

The Aviation Dictionary App is a handy tool for anyone studying or working in the aviation industry including pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, students of aviation and aerospace, air traffic controllers, engineers, government agencies and corporate flight departments. Features include a comprehensive search tool, a scrollable index to access the complete database of terms, and a "Word of the Day" function to encourage the learning of 

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Thai Airways staff cover up plane's logo after accident

Thai Airways staff cover up plane's logo after accident | Aircraft | Scoop.it

A Thai Airways plane carrying more than 280 people skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok's main airport, injuring 14 passengers, according to the airline.

After the accident, workers on a crane blacked out the Thai Airways logo on the tail and body of the aircraft, as part of an effort to protect its image, an official said.

It was the second mishap in less than two weeks for Thailand's national carrier.


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Well that's one way to avoid bad press...

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Demand for pilots expected to soar - KCTV Kansas City

Demand for pilots expected to soar - KCTV Kansas City | Aircraft | Scoop.it
Demand for pilots expected to soar
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The threat of a pilot shortage first surfaced during the George W. Bush administration, so he pushed back the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots from 60 to 65.
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This is a good problem for the aviation industry!

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Former Air Force One plane to go on sale... and bidding starts at just $50000 - Daily Mail

Former Air Force One plane to go on sale... and bidding starts at just $50000 - Daily Mail | Aircraft | Scoop.it
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Former Air Force One plane to go on sale... and bidding starts at just $50000
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The DC-9 aircraft, which served during the presidencies of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr.
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So can we paint "Air Force One" down the side still????  that would sure turn heads at OSH!

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HRD VINCENT | AIRCRAFT ENGINE ~ Grease n Gasoline

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