General Aviation

AirAsia Flight’s Black Box May Have Been Found

AirAsia Flight’s Black Box May Have Been Found

Indonesian naval officials are reporting that they probably have found AirAsia flight QZ8501’s tail section. This may help explain the mysterious disappearance of the commercial flight and its 162 passengers. Yayan Sofyan is the captain of the naval…

Air Traffic Controllers Handling More Than One Airport

Air Traffic Controllers Handling More Than One Airport

This is how the air traffic controllers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport handle thunderstorms. Directing air traffic is serious business, especially for Atlanta.  It is, after all, the busiest airport in the world.  In September, Atlanta reported…

Lockheed Airship May Soon Take Flight

Lockheed Airship May Soon Take Flight

Development of Lockheed Martin’s hybrid airship, the P-791, is moving along as customers look for a platform to transport cargo in remote areas where there is little or no infrastructure. Reuters reports that Lockheed hopes to reach an…

Critics Assert MH17 Attack Photo is Fake

Critics Assert MH17 Attack Photo is Fake

The Internet is saying ‘fake!’ to pictures published by a Russian state-controlled news agency.  Russia’s Channel One recently released satellite photographs that show a fighter jet attacking what is presumed to be the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The news agency is claiming…

Google Signs 60-Year Lease for Airfield

Google Signs 60-Year Lease for Airfield

Google has signed a lease with NASA for use of the agency’s Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA).  The rent will cost $1.16 billion and in return, Planetary Ventures, LLC, a Google subsidiary, will have access to the 1,000 acre airfield on…

Dealing With Laser Danger

Dealing With Laser Danger

Shining a laser pointer at your cat can give you a funny video.  Shining one at an aircraft is a felony and can give you up to five years in prison. With distance, the point…