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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

B612 Foundation Releases Video At Museum Of Flight Earth Day Event

Shows Evidence Of 26 Atomic-Bomb-Scale Asteroid Impacts Since 2000

At a news conference on Tuesday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, three prominent astronauts supporting the B612 Foundation presented a visualization of new data showing the surprising frequency at which the Earth is hit by asteroids. The astronauts were guests of the Seattle Museum for a special series of public events on Earth Day 2014.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Shandong Airlines Reports 50-Plane Purchase From Boeing

Order Would Be Worth $4.6 Billion At List Prices

China's Shandong Airline says it has signed an agreement with Boeing for the purchase of up to 50 single-aisle airliners, including 16 737-800s and 34 737 MAX airplanes.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Aeroflot Expands Fleet With New A320

New Aircraft Named For Soviet Cosmonaut Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new A320 fitted with "Sharklet" wing-tip devices. The aircraft has been named in honor of Soviet cosmonaut Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

General Aviation Airplane Forced Down By Military Jets In Indonesia

Around-The-World Flight Was Brought To A Stop For Violating Indonesian Airspace

Building your own airplane, in this case a Swearingen SX300, and then flying around the world would certainly top off your bucket list. But, that’s apparently what retired Swiss airline pilot Heinz Peier had in mind when he started his around the world flight in February 2012.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

U.S. Spy Flights Conducted Over Russia ... With Their Consent

'Open Skies' Treaty Allows Limited Espionage Flights Over Both Countries

A U.S. spy flight was conducted over Russia ... with that government's consent ... under an "Open Skies" treaty that allows both the U.S. and Russia to conduct limited espionage missions over the other's territory.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Air Canada Sacks Two Baggage Handlers For Luggage Abuse

Caught On Video Dropping Baggage 20 Feet From A Jetway To A Cart

Readers of a certain age may remember a commercial for a luggage company that depicted airline baggage handlers as gorillas tossing suitcases around like toys. The point then was to sell hard-shell luggage, but the scenario played out in real life recently in Canada.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Discovery Channel Cancels Wing Suit Jump From The Top Of Mt. Everest

Avalanche Tragedy On Mount Everest Leads The Discovery Channel To Cancel Live Telecast Of BASE Jump From The Top Of The World

The Discovery Channel has gained millions of viewers by broadcasting events that combine adventure and extreme sports. Their newest adventure that was to have been televised live combined mountain climbing and base jumping with a wing suit. If these 2 things alone don’t give you a shudder, let’s add to that by saying the mountain to be climbed was Mt. Everest.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

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AD NUMBER: 2014-07-10

PRODUCT: Ballonbau Wörner GmbH Models NL-280/STU, NL-380/STU, NL-510/STU, NL-640/STU, NL-840/STU, and NL-1000/STU balloons.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

AD: Centrair Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-08

PRODUCT: Centrair Model 101, 101A, 101AP, and 101P gliders.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Airborne 04.21.14: Blue Angel Troubles, 8000th B737, Chelton/S-TEC Acquired

Also: Canadian CFI Fired After CNN Appearances, Forecast Says More UAVs, Funny Flt Attendant AVW, Avidyne/Trego-Dugan...

It would be harder to find a more respected Military leader than Former Blue Angel Boss, Greg McWherter... and yet, somehow, something that occurred during his two tours as the Angle has gotten him into trouble and the Navy is keeping VERY quiet on the details... The military and airshow community dimply doesn't believe it. Boeing has just delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines The 737 is the first commercial airplane in history to reach this delivery milestone. The program has a strong backlog with more than 3,700 airplanes on order, including 1,934 orders for the new 737 MAX. Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems, Inc. and S-TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout. All this... and MORE in today's episode of

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