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Pilots report another sighting of a guy in a jetpack flying over LAX

Last month, pilots reported "a guy in a jetpack" flying beside them above the Los Angeles International Airport. Apparently he returned yesterday. From CNN: "A China Airlines crew reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack at an appro... ...

Quantas sells decommissioned 747 airplane bar carts, stocked

Quantas airline retired its fleet of Boeing 747 airplanes and listed several fully-stocked bar carts for sale to the public. Starting at US$685 (or 169,000 Quantus frequent flier points), the carts sold out in an instant. From their shopping site: E... ...

Aviation museums’ “most wanted list” of cool aerospace artifacts lost to history

Aviation historians and museum curators like those at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum go gaga over any photos, correspondence, or curiosities related to Amelia Earhart. And of course her lost aircraft is at the top of many aviation museums' wish lists. But there are many more unusual aerospace artifacts that they'd love to ...

Pilots over LAX report “a guy in a jetpack” flying beside them

On Sunday, an American Airlines pilot reported "a guy in a jetpack" flying beside them above LAX. The sighting was confirmed by another commercial pilot. From the air traffic control discussion you can hear over at Fox11: American Flight 1997: "Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack." Tower: "American 1997, OK, ...

Watch this demo of a flying car, future almost here

Japanese firm SkyDrive released a video demonstration of their prototype flying car. It's an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle that operates similarly to an oversized quadcopter drone, although the SD-03 flying car has eight motors and propellers. According to SkyDrive, the SD-03 flew at an altitude of ten feet and stayed aloft for ...

Watch an Airbus A400M land on a beach

The Airbus A400M Atlas is a large military transport plane. Here's one in service with the Royal Air Force making a touch-and-go landing on a Welsh beach, then looping around to make a full one. Dafydd Phillips captured the beast in motion:

An airbus A400M from RAF Brize Norton making a rare visit to Pembrey sands ...

Nearly 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses

Pakistan has 860 pilots working for Pakistan International Airlines and other carriers. Turns out, 30% of those people aren't actually qualified to fly and carry fake licenses.

"They don't have flying experience," said aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan.

According to CNN, the pilots paid others to take the required exam.

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