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The Federal Aviation Administration Is Looking Into Pilotless Commercial Flights [Aviation]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Art, artic, Ati, Av, Aviation, Bes, Boeing, Bp, Brin, bus, business, cat, Cia, clear, color, Commercial, day, de, Display, Drones, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, EC, Et, F2, Faa, Feeds, ff, Flight, Flights, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Industry, Insitu, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Lane, Les, Light, lights, MER, mid, mini, Mod, Ms, Nes, Nexten, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Plane, Planes, Play, Port, Q, quant, Rc, Research, Roboaviation, Robots, RSS, Rv, ScanEagle, sea, search, serve, sight, Sport, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, thefuture, TI, transport, Transportation, TV, Us, V, Via, what, X1

The FAA wants to bring the aviation industry into the 21st century, and one particularly terrifying area of their research, announced today, is the possibility of commercial planes that fly themselves. What could go wrong, besides just about everything? More

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The Guy Who Flew Thousands of Passengers As a Fake Pilot [Airplanes]

by on May.17, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Airplane, Airplanes, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, artic, Ati, Av, Aviation, Boeing, Bp, bus, business, C6, Cam, cat, cc, Cense, clear, color, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Engine, Et, Fake pilot license, ff, Flight, Flight Simulator, Flights, Flying, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, License, Light, Light simulator, lights, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, plan, Plane, Planes, Play, Pr, Print, Printing, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Sim, Simulation, Simulator, Style, Tag, tech, Thomas Salme, TI, TV, Us, V, Via, X1

This is Thomas Salme , a maintenance engineer who became a Boeing 737 pilot by flying a few nights in a flight simulator and printing a fake airliner pilot license. Amazingly enough, he flew passengers for thirteen years without any incidents. More

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Boeing Shows Off Futuristic Fighter Jet Designs [Fighter Jets]

by on May.08, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 4G, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Aircraft, AR, Art, Ati, Av, Aviation, Boeing, bus, business, C6, cc, clear, Concept, Concepts, de, design, Designs, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Et, Fcc, fighter-jets, Flight, Flights, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, ITA, itc, Jet, Jets, Light, lights, mid, Military, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, raf, Rc, Show, Shows, Signs, star, Style, Tag, TI, TV, Us, Via, Weapons, X1, XP

The US military is gonna need some new fighter jets at some point, probably after 2025. It’s never too early for Boeing to start pitching for their business! More

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Volcanic Ash Grounds Commercial Flights In UK, But Tiger Moth Antiques Soar High [Airplanes]

by on Apr.20, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Airplane, Airplanes, airport, and, ANT, Antiques, AR, book, Cia, clear, Commercial, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, F1, Fb, Flight, Flights, Flying, Gatwick airport, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Hp, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ir, Isp, life, Light, lights, MER, Mod, Ms, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, photo, photos, PI, plan, Plane, Planes, Play, Q, que, Rc, Review, rum, Show, Shows, Style, t-mo, Tag, TI, Tiger, Tiger moth, Tiger moth planes, Tiger moths, time, Top, Uk, unit, Up, view, Volcanic Ash, Volcano, Volcanoes, X1

It was dubbed a “once in a lifetime opportunity” by UKAirshowReview , and I’ve got to agree—these photos of 13 Tiger Moth planes flying over Gatwick airport , with commercial planes grounded below due to volcanic ash , are amazing. More

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Iceland’s Volcanic Ash Causes Hundreds of European Flight Cancellations [Volcanoes]

by on Apr.15, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Aircraft, Airplane, Airplanes, and, app, AR, Arm, Ati, C5, Cell, clear, CPU, day, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, electric, Eu, europe, Eyjafjallajokull, Flight, Flights, Flying, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Iceland, Icelandic, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, Isp, lava, Led, Light, lights, Mod, Ms, Nes, Of, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, PI, Ping, plan, Plane, Planes, Play, Q, Rc, Red, Rock, rom, stern, Style, Tag, TI, Us, Volcano, Volcanoes, X1

Chaos is reigning across Western Europe today, with hundreds of flights canceled due to volcanic ash sweeping across the continent. The pulverized rock and glass from the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano can harm the electrical systems of airplanes, apparently. More

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Mad Catz Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick Is Also My Ideal Robot Penis [Xbox 360]

by on Apr.01, 2010, under 2, 360, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, ANT, AR, Bada, C6, cat, clear, Controllers, Cyborg, Cyborg F.L.Y. 9, de, deal, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Emi, Epic, first, Flight, flight stick, Flights, Gaming, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Jet, Light, lights, Mad Catz, Mod, Mouse, My, One, order, Os, oss, Peripherals, PI, Pr, pre, Rc, rip, Robot, Style, t-mo, Tag, TI, Us, Vw, wireless, X1, Xbox, Xbox 360, xbox360

Mad Catz is going epic with their premium Cyborg line of peripherals. First that mouse , now, possibly, the most badass flight stick the world has seen (outside of an actual jet fighter’s cockpit). More

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Luckiest Kid Alive Directs Air Traffic at JFK [Bad Ideas]

by on Mar.04, 2010, under 7d, A8, Ads, Ai, Air, air traffic control, Airports, ANT, AR, Art, Ati, Av, Bad ideas, CBS, Cf, Children, Cia, clear, controller, Controllers, Danger, de, Display, Ds, Ea, Eu, Flights, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, Intern, Ion, Isp, ISS, Jet, Jets, Jfk, kids, Mod, News, One, Os, oss, OTS, Pr, Pro, Pushing tin, question, Rc, Rf, safety, Style, TI, time, Ui, Wave

On February 17th, an air traffic controller let his little boy take the reigns for at least five transmissions to commercial jets at JFK International. This was terribly dangerous breach of protocol! And so totally awesome for the kid. So many questions here: why’d the pilots go along with it

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Luckiest Kid Alive Directs Air Traffic at JFK [Bad Ideas]

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