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November 3rd, 2015, Science Fiction became science fact in New York today when for the first time in history, an aviator flew by jetpack in a controlled and sustained flight around Statue of Liberty. Soaring high across the Hudson River, Australian entrepreneur David Mayman became the first person to prove the viability of personal flying devices. …   // OVER 25 YEARS IN THE MAKING Developed by arguably the most exper...

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This Kid's Perspective of Pilots Prompted One Pilot To Become a Career Aviator   Damon Murray of Ontario, Canada shared the following clip from a newspaper from 1998.  This story prompted Murray to become a pilot.   "I want to be a pilot when I grow up, because it is a fun and easy job to do. That is why there are so many pilots flying today.   "Pilots don't need much school, they just have to learn numbers so t...

US Pilot Arrested for Carrying a Loaded Handgun - Calgary Canada The big question recently is "should commercial pilots be allowed to carry handguns?    Back in September of 2014 the nation's largest pilots' union told Congress that they want thier members to be allowed to carry guns in the cockpit, a measure almost unthinkable before the Sept. 11 hijackings of four commercial jetliners.   The change represents a dramatic...

Innovation in the Aviation Industry Aerobility - first aviation manufacture factory to build a aircraft for handicapped pilots. Aerobility teamed up with Tecnam to develop a hand-controlled aircraft for pilots with lower extremity disabilities. At Aero 2014 in Friedrichshafen, the Italian manufacturer Tecnam introduced a new aircraft model equipped specifically for disabled pilots. The company's Fabio Russo gave AVweb a peek at the ai...

A Career Path Filled with Fulfilled Dreams and Plenty of Frustrations When the “flying bug bites” there is no talking you down off the cliff.  If it is your dream to fly as a career pilot, those who are committed and willing to sacrifice will find a way to get their flight training.  There are no obstacles to big, no hurdles too tall, and nothing that will stand in your way.  Typical story…Well, we brin...