Matt Guthmiller, the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world, arrives at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Calif. on Monday, July 14, 2014. The 19-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology student from South Dakota, left May 31 from Gillespie Field to circumnavigate the globe in a leased 1981 prop-powered, single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Sean M. Haffey)

South Dakota teen finishes flight around the world

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A South Dakota teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Nineteen-year-old Matt Guthmiller completed the more than 29,000-mile journey in a single-engine airplane Monday night […]


Two pilots from Cathay Pacific walk in the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

GAO report: Too few pilots or too little pay?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough pilots, the government says, suggesting one reason may be that they simply don’t pay enough. A pool of qualified pilots is available, but […]


Pilot in cockpit of jet

Airline pilot shortage? Not clear, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not clear there is a shortage of airline pilots even though regional airlines report difficulty over the past year in finding enough pilots to hire, according to a draft report by […]


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Panel backs easing electronic device use on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. Officials […]


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American Heroes Air Show

Here’s a great way to spend part of the weekend — and it’s free. The American Heroes Air Show at Hansen Dam is part of the nation’s premier free aviation event to profile helicopters’ crucial […]


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Aircraft crashes in a fireball at Spanish air show

MADRID (AP) — A historic jet plane crashed into a hangar and exploded in a fireball at an airshow southwest of the capital Sunday, severely injuring its pilot who later died in the hospital, officials […]


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Bunnies taking toll on cars at Denver airport

DENVER (AP) — Silly rabbits. The furry creatures are wreaking havoc on cars parked at Denver International Airport by eating spark plug cables and other wiring.


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Boeing: 787 production continues as planned

CHICAGO (AP) – Boeing says production of its 787 is continuing as planned, even though airlines have grounded the plane because of safety concerns.


6 injured in Pasadena police helicopter mishap

ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) – Six people have been injured after two Pasadena police helicopters came into contact over a helipad. The injured, including the pilots, sustained minor injuries Saturday and were taken to nearby hospitals […]


LA man caught with suspicious watch at Nor Cal airport

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CNS) – A 49-year-old Rancho Palos Verdes man was caught at Oakland International Airport with a watch that looked like a bomb was jailed, and more details of the incident emerged on […]




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