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Pilots fly pieces of World War II history at Chicago Executive Airport
Mac McCauley has piloted more takeoffs and landings in a B-17 Flying Fortress than any other B-17 pilot.
With thousands of hours under his wings, he says flying the World War II bomber requires more work than a modern plane.
"This thing, you actually have to fly it," McCauley said as he cleaned off the plane after landing at Chicago Executive Airport. "There's no buttons to push."
McCauley's been around planes for most of his life.
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Air Europa signs component deal with LHT
Majorca-based Air Europa has signed a long-term component supply contract with Lufthansa Technik covering its fleet of 22 787 aircraft.
The contract, which will begin with the arrival of the first 787 in March 2016, covers component overhaul and engineering, pool and home base lease from LHT's German facilities in Frankfurt and Hamburg.
FAA to fine aircraft maintenance firm for violating drug and alcohol testing
The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $177,800 civil penalty against TAD PGS, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia, for allegedly violating drug and alcohol testing regulations.
The FAA alleges that TAD, which provides aircraft maintenance workers to airlines and aircraft repair stations, failed to include nine safety-sensitive employees in its random drug and alcohol testing pool.
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Does this man have the most dangerous job in America?
Until you get to know Sean D. Tucker, it's hard to understand why he chooses to make a living by risking his life.
But take a moment to watch what he does. It's magical.
Watch him fly hundreds of miles an hour and thousands of feet high — twirling, tumbling and twisting his airplane in ways you never thought possible.
Tucker will intentionally stall the aircraft, allowing it to fall lifelessly toward the ground — only to recover gracefully and soar safely upward just in time.
It's time for an Uber of the skies
Airbnb changed the hotel industry. Uber changed ground transportation. So why can't the same change happen for air travel?
Airlines are ready for disruption. With only four large airlines controlling more than 80 percent of domestic air travel, the industry is a classic oligopoly. Even the government, which is currently investigating airlines for collusion, seems to agree.
Air travelers, who complain of higher prices and fewer choices, say they're ready for the next Uber to take flight. And now Congress is in a good position to actually encourage competition through smarter regulation.
Canadian pilot enjoys flying, performing with vintage plane
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Springbank, Alberta, Canada, resident and business owner Bruce Evans showed off his vintage, ex-military T-28 Trojan at the Wings Over Springbank airshow on July 18 and July 19. As a pilot who works in exploration geology, he doesn’t often have the opportunity to execute aerobatics, but enjoys performing when he can.
"It looks large, but it's quite maneuverable," Evans said. "It's a very good performer and it's a lot of fun to fly. It's great for going from A to B because it's quite fast, but still roomy for this type of aircraft."
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Fly on a 'time machine' called the Tin Goose
According to author Thom Patterson: They call this airplane a time machine.
At nearly 90 years old, Ford Tri-Motors are museum pieces. They're the world's first all-metal, multi-engine commercial airliners.
Really, it's hard to believe they still let these things fly. They're too historic.
But the so-called Tin Goose was flying at the aviation festival at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, so, as an aviation buff, I had to get aboard.
Pilot aims to fly super glider to the edge of space
A super glider is on track to fly to the edge of space.
Crowds of aviation enthusiasts gathered to get their first look at Perlan 2, an experimental glider on display at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Some onlookers wanted to touch the plane's strong, lightweight carbon-fiber fuselage. Others wanted to peer inside the tiny two-person cockpit.
Chief pilot Jim Payne is planning an ambitious mission for the glider.
Canadian airport raises its profile with new hangars
Spirits were soaring in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, as city officials and Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport staff and board members welcomed a crowd of well-wishers to the official opening of its new hangars.
Airport manager Bob English of the Loomex Group, which manages the City-owned facility, said the 10 new T-hangars, designed to store small planes, are a much-needed part of the airport.
English said the airport continues to get numerous inquiries from pilots asking for space to store their aircraft; there has already been interest in seven of the 10 available hangars.
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