Good Samaritan stands up for fat-shamed flight passenger, applauded as ‘hero’
A Nashville man was commended for courage and nobility, after intervening in what he considered to be mid-flight bullying. Oklahoma resident Savannah Phillips prefers to fly alone since she is self-conscious about her weight. "I am not the biggest person on the airplane but I am not the smallest," she said on ...
Why should passengers be weighed before boarding?
According to studies from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there are many reasons for plane crashes. One of them could be the variations in the weight and balance of the plane. Why are weight and balance significant? The Federal Aviation Administration explained that maintaining flight with an overloaded or poorly balanced aircraft ...
For the first time in 70 years, a 92-year-old World War II fighter pilot flies her plane
It's been decades since her last flight, but Joy Lofthouse, a 92-year-old veteran of Air Transport Auxiliary, was given the opportunity to board a Spitfire aircraft one more trip. Her work as a service pilot was to shuttle aircraft back to repair facilities from the front lines. She flew 18 distinct ...
Plane forced into emergency landing after a man lights up joint mid-flight
After a passenger lit a joint during a flight, an American Airlines flight was compelled to make an emergency landing on Friday, Sept. 20. The incident is reported to have occurred during a flight from Phoenix to Minneapolis, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Denver. The pilot allegedly informed ...
Radical experimental plane with no moving parts wows scientists
Unmanned airplane is powered not by engines that burn fossils fuels but by ion wind propulsion, also called electro-aerodynamic thrust
SpaceX’s crew rocket set for January test flight
If the January 7 test is successful, SpaceX plans to launch its first crewed mission in 2019
TSA officers buy shirt for boy traveling to Denver
Transportation Security Administration officers in New York bought a shirt for a shirtless boy who was traveling to Denver. The TSA says the boy and his father arrived at a checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday and officers noticed the child did not have a shirt when he removed his coat for ...
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