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Archive | Air Travel

VIDEO: AeroVelo Atlas is First Successful Flight of a Human-Powered Helicopter

A team from the University of Toronto has won $250,000 for the first successful launch of a human-powered aircraft named “Atlas”. The American Helicopter Society has officially declared AeroVelo winner of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. After a thorough and rigorous independent analysis of the flight data of June 13th 2013 12:43 […]

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VIDEO: First Air Berlin Flight from Berlin to Chicago

Aircraft spotter and YouTube publisher fsxaviation1 caught the first landing of an Air Berlin A330 on its maiden flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD). Air Berlin Flight No. AB 7420 arrived Saturday afternoon — landing on Runway 10 and marking its first arrival in Chicago at O’Hare International Airport. Air Berlin […]

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Meet Worldwide Aeros Corporation Aeroscraft “Dragon Dream” Giant Cargo Airship in Development

Worldwide Aeros Aerscraft ML 866 “Dragon Dream” is VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft for military and rescue missions. The Aeroscraft model ML866 is a planned 20-ton lifting capacity rigid airship, to be built by the Worldwide Aeros Corporation. There has also plans for a 60-ton ML868 and a 500-ton ML86X. Worldwide Aeros Corp is […]

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Boeing 787 Grounded in Japan After Series of Glitches, Minor Mishaps Cause Safety Concerns

Japan’s two major airlines grounded all of their Boeing 787s after one of the planes made an emergency landing on Wednesday. UPDATE: FAA has grounded United Airlines fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft until battery issues are resolved. Japan’s two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger […]

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SpaceX Launches Dragon Capsule Toward International Space Station– First in Series of Supply Runs by Private Company

A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday from Cape Canaveral in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA. It was the second launch of a Dragon capsule by the SpaceX company. SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corporation,is a space transport company […]

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Fighter Jets Over I-355, West Suburbs, Lombard, Medinah Were on Flyover Mission for 39th Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony

Who would expect that a golfing match — even a world-renowned tournament — might start a little like an NFL Super Bowl? Musical performances, patriotic processions including flag-waving and flag-raising, and a fighter jet flyover were included during the opening ceremony of the 39th Ryder Cup in Medinah, Illinois Wednesday evening between 4:00 p.m. and […]

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Reports of F-16 Fighters Flying Low and Fast Over Lombard, West Suburbs

UPDATE: Who would expect that a golfing match — even a world-renowned tournament — might start a little like an NFL Super Bowl? Musical performances, patriotic processions including flag-waving and flag-raising, and a fighter jet flyover were included during the opening ceremony of the 39th Ryder Cup in Medinah, Illinois Wednesday evening between 4:00 p.m. […]

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Airlines Set Baggage Fee Record in First Half of 2012 — Delta Wins

U.S. airlines collected more than $1.7 billion in baggage fees during the first half of the year, the largest amount ever collected in that six-month period. Airlines started collecting baggage fees in 2008. Delta collected the most fees — $430 million in baggage fees in the first six months of the year. United Airlines collected […]

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American Eagle Commuter Plane Returns to O’Hare, Skids Off Runway to Paved Area

No injuries are reported after American Eagle Flight 4069 took off for Tulsa, but returned after the pilot reported problems with the landing gear about 8:30 a.m. The aircraft — an Embraer ERJ-145 twin jet — landed, but skidded off the runway. There are no reports of any injuries. Passengers exited and were bused back […]

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NATO Drone Chicago: MQ-1 Predator or MQ-9 Reaper Over Elgin?

VIDEO: A drone spotted in the Elgin area on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A man with a video camera at a soccer field in Elgin, Illinois has claimed to have captured on May 12, 2012 what appears to be a drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that he says was flying toward Chicago the weekend before […]

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Video Surveillance Drone? Apparent Drone Sighted Over Elgin Headed Toward Chicago Week Before NATO Summit

VIDEO: A drone UAV spotted in the Elgin area on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A man with a video camera at a soccer field in Elgin, Illinois has captured on May 12, 2012 what appears to be a drone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that he reports was flying toward Chicago the weekend before the NATO […]

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International Cargo Center at O’Hare to Rise from Northeast Side Former Military Land

Singapore Air Cargo Boeing 747 passes over Arlington Heights. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday unveiled a $200 million International Cargo Project that he claims will create 1,200 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent on-site cargo jobs and another 10,000 regional jobs over the course of a decade-long development. The cargo center could boost the Chicago economy […]

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