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664 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 – Part 2

Continued coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 with the National Air Transportation Association, teTra Aviation, Pod-A-Palooza, and EAA Radio. National Air Transportation Association Airplane Geeks Innovation and Entrepreneurship Correspondent Hillel Glazer speaks with Ryan Waguespack, Sr. VP of the National Air Transportation Association on the role of the association, the market, challenges, and opportunities. NATA represents airports, FBOs, and other aviation businesses and service...
Tags: Aviation, Brad, Pratt, EAA, Oshkosh, Hillel, Nata, Mike Harris, Pipistrel, Episodes, UAM, Pipistrel Aircraft, Hillel Glazer, AirVenture, Pilot Partner, Dave Pascoe




'Stay tuned': Delta CEO says he won't require customers to be vaccinated without full FDA approval

Delta Air Lines won't be checking vaccination cards for domestic flyers any time soon. SOPA Images/Getty Images Delta Air Lines doesn't plan to make vaccines mandatory for domestic flyers. CEO Ed Bastian said it's difficult to mandate vaccines given their emergency authorization status. Airplane mask mandates and ventilation systems have been effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. One thing that Delta Air Lines flyers won...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Obama, Cdc, Planes, New York City, US, America, Trends, Flying, Atlantic, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Bill De Blasio


American Airlines Is Giving Passengers Free In-Flight TikTok

Passengers aboard American Airlines flights will soon have an in-flight entertainment option that’s not “La La Land, but you fall asleep 20 minutes in and don’t rewind it so now you’ll never really know the plot of that movie”: , which just became available for free in 30-minute increments.Read more...
Tags: Science, Aviation, Human Behavior, US Airways, American Airlines, Travel Technology, In Flight Entertainment, American Airlines Group, ViaSat, Video Software, OpenTravel Alliance, Tiktok, Human Activities, Clarissa Sebastian


While the wealthy are spending millions to be weightless in space, one aviation firm is selling the experience on Earth for a fraction of the cost

The Zero G Boeing 727 aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Zero Gravity Corporation offers flights onboard a plane that's sole mission is to achieve zero gravity. Flights start at $7,500 and flyers experience weightlessness 15 different times. The aircraft is going on tour around the US through December. See more stories on Insider's business page. Humans don't need to go to space to experience zero gravity. Richard Branson floats in zero gravity in Virgin Galactic's spac...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Flying, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Aviation, Jeff Bezos


One of Embraer's worst selling jets just got a shot in the arm with an 30-aircraft order from Canada's Porter Airlines: Meet the E195-E2

An Embraer E195-E2 aircraft rendering in Porter Airlines colors. Porter Airlines and Embraer Porter Airlines is ordering 30 of Embraer's E195-E2 aircraft as it expands to jet operations. Embraer has struggled to sell its E190-E2 family of aircraft, with less than 200 total firm orders before Porter. Porter can use the aircraft to fly to further destinations in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada's Porter Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Shutterstock, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying


Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

A rendering of a Denso eVTOL. Denso and Honeywell Aerospace American Airlines and United Airlines have both committed to flying electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs. The helicopter-like electric aircraft aim to fly over highway traffic without onboard pilots. Startups and aerospace giants are still deciding on how they'll get the public to accept the new technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines became the first major US airline to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, United, United Airlines, Falcon, American Airlines


The charter airline flying one of the world's cheapest private jets is expanding to the West Coast. One-way flights start at $3,000.

A VeriJet Cirrus Vision Jet. Thomas Pallini/Insider VeriJet is expanding to the West Coast and Southwest with the Cirrus Vision Jet. Flights cost $3,000 per hour with no repositioning fees if the flight is within 700 miles of Santa Maria, California. A new jet card program also offers discounted rates with a 100-hour commitment. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of America's newest charter airlines is expanding to the West Coast, and bringing the Cirrus Vision Jet...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, America, Trends, Flying, Canada, Aviation, West Coast, Private Jets, British Virgin Islands, Hudson Bay, Southwest


Mysterious jetpack man has returned to airspace above LAX

Remember last year when pilots reported seeing someone flying with a jetpack above the Los Angeles International Airport and Torrance Municipal Airport? Apparently the mysterious jetpack man has returned to the area. On Wednesday evening, a Boeing 747 pilot radioed air traffic control of "a possible jetpack man in sight" 15 miles from LAX at 5,000 feet altitude. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Aviation, Boeing, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, Jetpacks, Torrance Municipal Airport


AirVenture Reset: Marketing to the Masses

Selling aviation stuff to pilots and flying aficionados is one of the foundational enterprises of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. It is a multilayered effort. EAA sells indoor and outdoor exhibit space to companies, and employing a variety of tactics, some more effective than others, those companies do their best to snag the attention of the multitude of passers-by, and in this post-pandemic AirVenture reset, the exhibit buildings were busier than I’ve seen them in more than a decade. Before the pandem...
Tags: Aviation, Dc, Collins, Garmin, EAA, Jetwhine, EAA Press Headquarters, News Conference Media Event Schedule, Aspen Avidyne, EAA Merchandise


663 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 – Part 1

A roundtable at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 recorded at the Theater in the Woods with: Max Flight, a first-time attendee. Hillel Glazer, Airplane Geeks Aviation Entrepreneurship and Innovation Correspondent, Twitter:  @hi11el. Laura David, first time at AirVenture, Instagram: space_davis, Twitter: @space__davis Tim from Canada, his 5th visit to AirVenture, Instagram: RV6tas Logan Lynch from North Dakota, his second AirVenture, Twitter: @pilotloganlynch, Instagram: pilotloganlynch....
Tags: New York, Chicago, Canada, North Dakota, Aviation, Mike, Jennifer, David Abbey, EAA, Episodes, Hillel Glazer, AirVenture, Laura David, AirVenture Instagram


Day Zero: Resetting an AirVenture Attitude

After we all took a year off in 2020, I hit the road this morning for Wittman Regional Airport with a tick of trepidation nibbling at my soul. It’s Zero Day, the Sunday before the show starts and all the exhibitors are scurrying about trying to get set up for AirVenture official commencement on Monday. If Mother Nature cooperates, Zero Day is when the first horde of airplanes descends on Oshkosh, and the ATC folks start issuing instructions like auctioneers on speed. There are usually a good nu...
Tags: General, Airports, Wisconsin, Aviation, Mother Nature, ATC, EAA, Oshkosh, OSH, The Buzz, General Aviation, EAA Airventure, Jetwhine, Sport Aviation, Ohskosh, Camp Scholler


I flew on JetBlue founder's David Neeleman's new airline and saw how it's nothing like his old one - but it isn't supposed to be

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is the latest brainchild of JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman. The two airlines couldn't be any more different, however, despite having the same founder. Breeze's strategy is completely diffeent from JetBlue but still works even though it offers a different product. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways revolutionized air travel in the US when it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, East Coast


AirVenture – Int’l Home of the Young Eagles

AirVenture 2021 is really happening next week in Oshkosh beginning July 26 and the pent-up demand for aviation excitement/geeky experiences is expected to run high. Each year – except 2020 of course – the show attracts tens of thousands of parents and kids, many for their first aviation experience, some ready for a trip aloft. For new aviators, nothing quite matches that first flight … often in a general aviation machine. Mine came by chance years ago in a Bell 47 helicopter when the EAA Airshow...
Tags: Airports, US, Maine, Aviation, Bell, Cessna, EAA, Oshkosh, Portland Maine, Piper Cub, Young Eagles, The Buzz, Rob Mark, Aviation Education, General Aviation, LIMINGTON Maine


Judge denies Wisk Aero’s request for preliminary injunction against Archer Aviation

Electric aviation startup Wisk Aero’s request for a preliminary injunction against rival Archer Aviation was denied by a federal judge Thursday, the latest in an ongoing legal battle over whether Archer stole trade secrets in developing its flagship Maker aircraft. A full written opinion has not yet been published. In a tentative ruling filed earlier this week, Judge William Orrick said Wisk’s “evidence of misappropriation is too equivocal to warrant a preliminary injunction.” Wisk filed for the...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lawsuit, Tech, Archer, Aviation, Aerospace, Boeing, Kitty Hawk, William Orrick, Orrick, Adam Goldstein, Wisk, Xue, Evtol, Urban Air Mobility


[Video] Global COVID Entry Restrictions Update, July 2021

Watch a recording of our monthly COVID ops webinar meetup for international business aviation operators, recorded on July 21, 2021. Topics covered: A worldwide overview (by region) of operational changes, trends, restrictions, trip feasibility challenges, plus the latest on vaccine-enabled access A detailed review of the announced Aug 9 Canada border easing for vaccinated U.S. Traveler Insider updates on Canada’s airport funneling changes A UK access report from our local Universal Aviation...
Tags: Europe, UK, Canada, Italy, Aviation, Regulatory Compliance, Aviation Regulatory Issues, CORSIA, Ops Update, Eu-ets, UK ETS


662 Spurwink Farm Fly-In

Interviews from the Spurwink Farm fly-in and pancake breakfast held July 11, 2021, at the Spurwink Farm Airfield in Maine. Jim Brown’s Beech Staggerwing taking off Jim Brown flew in with his Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing. This plane is the last model D-17S built for the military in 1944. Max, Jim, Fiona, and Micah with the Staggerwing Shawn Moody arrived in a Flightstar. Shawn talks about STEM initiatives and the Maine Blue Collar Scholarship program. Micah, Sh...
Tags: Massachusetts, Maine, Aviation, Max, Ron, EAA, Micah, Jim Brown, Episodes, Sonex, LIMINGTON Maine, EAA Young Eagles, Spurwink Farm, Fly-in, Staggerwing, Spurwink Farm Airfield


For Disruptive Passengers, The Cost Can Be Sky High

For many years now, there have been occasional reports of disruptive passengers on flights. These disruptions often lead to a flight being diverted and a passenger or two removed from the aircraft. The rest of the passengers, as well as those on later flights with that aircraft or crew, end up delayed. Sometimes, the flight can be back up in the air within an hour. Other times, the delay can last significantly longer, especially if the crew runs out of duty hours. In other cases, the offending p...
Tags: Spotlight, Law Enforcement, United States, Editorials, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, U S Department of Transportation DOT, Unruly Passengers, Mike Sington, Disruptive Passengers


[Video] Aviation Emissions Reporting Regulatory Update, July 2021

Watch a recording a our webinar on Aviation Emissions Reporting – July 2021 Update. Topics covered: A status update on all mandatory aviation emissions programs (EU-ETS, CORSIA, UK-ETS) Emerging emissions hot topics A review upcoming actions on the calendar Voluntary sustainability Q&A Related links: Our Aviation Emissions Resource Center Additional regulatory programs you can leverage to enhance your operational flexibility. The post [Video] Aviation Emissions Reporting Regulatory Update, J...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, Aviation, Regulatory Compliance, Aviation Regulatory Issues, CORSIA, Ops Update, Eu-ets, UK ETS


I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, California, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Canada, Arizona, Qantas, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond - see inside

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at ev...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Sweden, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Denmark, Aviation, Airbus, Norway


Tension and violence onboard airplanes is soaring, but the CDC still wants flyers to wear masks because the unvaccinated are 'extremely vulnerable'

Travelers have been required to wear masks on airplanes for more than one year. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against lifting the mask mandate on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration's current mask mandate expires on September 13 but may be extended. Thousands of travelers have been banned from airlines for not wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearing masks onboard airplanes is here to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Tsa, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Transportation Security Administration


Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

Delta Air Lines is lamenting the unfortunate naming of a new COVID-19 variant. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Delta Air Lines does not use the name of the new COVID-19 variant named "delta" by the World Health Organization. CEO Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal "we just call it the variant." The Greek alphabet is used when naming variants to discourage stigmatization based on their country of origin. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, India, US, Trends, Flying, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing


661 Bambi Buckets for Aerial Firefighting

We learn about the Bambi Buckets carried by helicopters in aerial firefighting operations. In the news, the wreckage of the cargo jet that made a water landing is located, Richard Branson flies into space, the F-35A wins a Swiss competition and Germany buys the P-8A Poseidon, but China isn’t having a lot of success exporting their fighters, thoughts on supersonic transports, unruly passengers and defense training for flight attendants. The Bambi Bucket, courtesy SEI Industries Ltd. ...
Tags: France, China, Germany, Russia, US, Diversity, David, Beijing, Canada, United States, Hawaii, Virgin Galactic, Switzerland, Richard Branson, Aviation, Npr


Aviation Ancestry: Luscombe Lineage

Some days, opening my email inbox is like Christmas. This day’s present was from Ryan Short, a reader, aerial photographer, and part-time flight instructor who works with students by appointment through Texas Tailwheel Flight Training. Flying his 1939 Luscombe 8A, NC25215 ($120 an hour), he specializes in tailwheel endorsements, flight reviews, and general proficiency training. He wrote: I read with interest your article about your father [Aviation Ancestry: Discovering the Logbooks of a Life R...
Tags: Airports, Aviation, Faa, Atlanta Georgia, Ryan, Dakota, Houston Texas, Luscombe, Greenville Mississippi, Gilbert Arizona, Savannah Georgia, Piper PA, Flight Training, The Buzz, Aviation History, Aviation Education


I used an obscure credit card perk to pay for $127 worth of travel expenses when American Airlines canceled 2 of my flights - see how

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card comes with built-in trip insurance for when things go wrong. Trip delays, trip cancellations, and baggage delays are covered under certain circumstances. I was delayed by 12 hours after two American Airlines flight cancellations and could spend up to $500 on expenses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flight delays and cancellations can be costly. Hours...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, Planes, Time, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, Dallas, Aviation, Airlines, Travel Insurance


Dassault's new $75 million private jet with the largest cabin of its class is primed to blow Gulfstream and Bombardier's flagship jets out of the water

Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 10X private jet. © Dassault Aviation - Droits Réservés Dassault Aviation's Falcon 10X is the latest ultra-long-range private jet, going up against Gulfstream and Bombardier. While late to the scene and comparable in range to the Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream G700, the Falcon 10X offers unbeatable cabin enhancements. Smaller airports will also be easier to access and with more capability than other aircraft. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, London, News, California, Planes, Trends, Switzerland, Aviation, Boeing, Private Jets, Falcon, London City Airport, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Dassault Falcon


660 Bradley Guy “Launchpad” Marzari

On July 4, 2021, our friend and Airplane Geeks reporter-at-large Launchpad Marzari was killed when his Focke-Wulf FWP-149D crashed while enroute from New Braunfels Regional Airport to Skylark Field in Killeen, Texas. We are deeply saddened by the loss of this kind and generous man. Brad “Launchpad” Marzari on the deck at Sun ‘n Fun Radio In this episode, Max Flight, Micah, David Vanderhoof, Max Trescott, Hillel, Brian Coleman, and Isaac Alexander reflect on their experiences with La...
Tags: Aviation, Launchpad, Killeen, Killeen Texas, Episodes, Launchpad Marzari, Marzari, Isaac Alexander, Focke Wulf, Sun n Fun Radio, Bradley Guy, New Braunfels Regional Airport, Skylark Field, Brad Launchpad Marzari, Commemorative Air Force Page, Brad Marzari


I went inside United's brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 with all new seat-back television screens and saw how the airline is revolutionizing air travel

Inside United Airlines' newest aircraft and interior. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines is modernizing its fleet by installing seat-back entertainment screens on all narrow-body Boeing and Airbus planes. More than 2,800 selections of movies, television shows, games, music, and podcasts will be available. Larger overhead bins, mood lighting, in-seat power, and in-flight WiFi will also be installed. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines received it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines


Amazon and cargo airlines are scouring the Arizona desert for old and cheap passenger jets to fly packages

A stored Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cargo carriers such as Amazon's Prime Air are searching the American Southwest for former airliners stored in the desert. Arizona is home to Pinal Air Park, where between 40 and 50 jets have been bought by cargo carriers. Older passenger planes were bought at a discount during the pandemic and converted to freighters. See more stories on Insider's business page. When consumers turned to Amazon to buy more goods during the pan...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Canada, Arizona, Prime Air, Aviation, Amazon Prime Air, Airlines, Boeing, Cargo