(Photo: Boy Scout Troop 597) Last Saturday, a single engine plane crashed into the Congaree River in Calhoun County, South Carolina. It promptly sank completely underwater. Boy Scouts in Troop #597 from Dacula, Georgia were paddling canoes in the area. Show More Summary
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that allows for drug testing of adult welfare recipients in Michigan today. The legislation, Republican proposed House Bill 4118 was accompanied by Senate Bill 275, and will instate drug testing for people on welfare suspected of using drugs. Show More Summary
Dozens of men with grim faces filed like mourners up a dirt path into the cavernous hall of the Kasasbeh tribal office, or diwan.
Did the Ukrainian pilot pictured above shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17 of this year, killing all 298 passengers and crew and destroying the Boeing 777-200 as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Eastern Ukraine?...Show More Summary
Some people like going to a baseball game with their old man, or maybe curating a common stamp collection, but for this pair of USAF fighter pilots, dogfighting is the preferred medium for a little quality bonding time. Capt. Taylor Wight flies the F-15E Strike Eagle, while his dad, Col. Show More Summary
Argentina: Former dictator Reynaldo Bignone received a twenty-five year prison sentence for the illegal adoptions of children during the “Dirty War” era. U.S.: U.S. immigration officials began a pilot program earlier this month to place GPS tracking devices on undocumented migrants caught crossing the border from Mexico. Show More Summary
The price tag of the latest audacious aviator watch -- the Tourbillon RM 039 Aviation E6-B Flyback, made of almost 1,000 parts and an engineering marvel, going for $1.1 million -- ensures it is more fashion piece than necessary tool for fliers. Show More Summary
The pilot of a downed Mooney M20 was lucky his bad day was met by a troop of scouts who lived up to their motto to always be prepared. Shortly after takeoff engine trouble required the pilot to ditch in the nearby Congaree River near Columbia, S.C. Read more...
The Swedish city of Södertälje will be launching a pilot project in 2016 utilizing a Scania hybrid-electric bus that can be wirelessly recharged in only ~7 minutes, based on a recent press release. Needless to say, if the technologyShow More Summary
The father of 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh, the Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS, has issued a plea for his return. "I direct a message to our generous brothers of the Islamic State in Syria: to host my son, the pilot Mu'ath, with generous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Dennis Lavalle had a special reason to be one of the first in line to see The Interview on its opening day in theaters. His brother-in-law, Capt. John Ogonowski, was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center on 9/11. Show More Summary
The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive.
The father of 26-year-old Flight Lt. Moaz al-Kaseasbeh, urged his son's Islamic State captors to treat him well and set him free because "we are all Muslims."
The Islamic State, known as ISIS, IS or ISIL, claimed to have shot down a F-16 fighter jet belonging to the country of Jordan. But, the U.S. said that ISIS did not do so. More on the story at BBC here.
'Tis the season for airline labor disputes. Flight attendants at British budget airline easyJet planned a strike Dec. 25 and 26, just in time to interfere with holiday travelers' plans. Luckily, the airline had no scheduled flights Thursday,...Show More Summary
You may not have heard, but Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian F-16 pilot fell into the hands of those thugs in ISIS yesterday. According to the US military, his craft wasn’t shot down as those ISIS fellows claim. My normal cheer this time of year has been tempered by this news, because, yeah, Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh isn’t […]
The father of a Jordanian pilot captured Wednesday by the Sunni militants ISIS pleaded with the terrorist group to treat his son as a "guest."
The FAA is concerned that the thousands of Americans who find unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, under their Christmas trees this year might end up on Santa’s naughty list, and have issued a warning for budding pilots. Drones are among the most-wanted gifts this Christmas, and manufacturers have sold 200,000 units a month in 2014, [...]Show More Summary
The father of the Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS is pleading with militants to treat his son well, reports Reuters, noting that 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh comes from a prominent Sunni Muslim family. "I do not want to describe him as a hostage. I call him a guest," said Kaseasbeh's...