Trump is grounding the Boeing 737 Max jets
The EU, China, Argentina, Mexico, Mongolia, Turkey, Singapore, and virtually every other nation that flies the planes had already grounded the Max 8
"We cannot even calculate the level of risk" during the shutdown, airline workers say
Air traffic controllers, flight attendants, and pilots are saying that critical resources and security measures are strained.
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Thousands of Holiday Flights Don't Have Pilots After a Glitch at American Airlines
Apparently the carrier's computer system allowed way too many crew members to take time off in December.
'I Can’t Feel My Toes': Read Chilling Testimonials from US Drone Pilots
A new RAND study on the mental health of America's drone personnel offers a raw glimpse at the psychological toll of the job.
So many pilots are leaving the U.S. Air Force that some may have to stay against their will
Flight Attendants Tell Us About Their Drunkest Passengers
Next time you fly, maybe bring a hazmat suit.
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Nine people were killed and 40 more were injured in Chicago gun violence over the weekend, LAX was evacuated after police received false reports of gunshots, the US accepts its 10,000th Syrian refugee, and more.
Here’s the Internal Presentation the FBI Uses to Train Surveillance Pilots
“Pay attention this will get mind bending,” one slide reads.
Rand Paul Wants to Allow Every Airline Pilot to Carry a Gun
The former presidential candidate, who is now facing a potentially tough reelection fight in Kentucky, is pressing Congress to pass legislation allowing all pilots aboard commercial flights in the US and internationally to carry a pistol in the cockpit.
Drones Keep Nearly Hitting Aircraft and We Have No Idea What Would Happen if One Did
Drones nearly hit aircraft in UK airspace 23 times in just six months last year. Pilots say research is urgently needed to see what could happen if they collide, because it could be catastrophic.
Quick Hit: Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane On Syrian Border
A NATO member has shot down a Russian plane for the first time since the 1950s. Russian president Vladimir Putin called this a "stab in the back" from Turkey while threatening "significant consequences."
The Spaceship Engineers Who Build Their Own Planes
When they’re not building futuristic aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Elliot and Justin test DIY airplanes for the right stuff.