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NASA develops Alaska app

Article | Oct 09, 2014

NASA has presented to Alaskan officials the basic ingredients for a satellite-based weather and traffic service for pilots operating in remote areas.

Second crash for science

Article | Oct 06, 2014

High-speed cameras captured minute details like the shearing of the cabin floor as a retired Sea Knight helicopter was dropped 30 feet onto dirt.

FAA names Crown to support unleaded fuel tests

Advocacy | Oct 01, 2014

A consulting firm that specializes in helping the FAA and NASA manage research will help develop an unleaded fuel for the general aviation fleet.

Cool Aerial Shots October 2014

Article | Sep 26, 2014

A strong cold front sweeping through England recently ignited strong showers and storms. One of the storms passing through the Midlands spawned a menacing funnel cloud or possible tornado near East Midlands airport, which was photographed just as a Ryanair jet was taking off. However, it’s not clear if the vortex photographed is an actual tornado, because there is no view of the ground. In order for a funnel cloud to be classified as a tornado, it must make ground contact. Credit: Alamy News Team, from ITV News

Waypoints: Get out of jail free

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

ASRS is a partnership between the FAA and NASA whereby pilots, controllers, flight attendants, mechanics, ground personnel, and just about anyone who has anything to do with aviation safety can report a safety situation without fear of retribution.

August 2014 Historical Firsts

Article | Jul 24, 2014

• Aug. 1, 1976 — Don Taylor of California takes off to circumnavigate the world (Oshkosh, Wis. eastbound to Oshkosh, Wis.) in his Thorp T-18. Completing the flight on Oct. 1, he becomes the first aviator to do so in a homebuilt aircraft.

Not your average summer job

Article | Jul 24, 2014

Most teens are spending the summer working, whether it is at the pool, a retail store, or even at the airport or FBO. But 500 students from around the United States are spending their summer interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on projects that are on the cutting edge of science and technology.

Florida landmark closing

Article | Jul 08, 2014

Chalet Suzanne, a landmark restaurant with its own grass strip in Central Florida, will end an 83-year run Aug. 4.

Inflatable flying saucer preps for test flight over Hawaii

Article | Jun 05, 2014

A NASA team is preparing to launch a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from a Navy facility in Hawaii to evaluate a technology that could help pave the way for human exploration of Mars.

Dragon Lady stopped traffic

Article | May 06, 2014

A glitch in a new national air traffic computer system related to a U-2 flight plan grounded flights around the country April 30. The FAA reports the issue has been resolved.