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This information was first published on Reddit on 3/22/2016: World War II veteran and Boeing B-17 pilot Carl Estersohn appeared on Reddit on March 22 to participate in one of that board’s “Ask Me Anything” sessions. The 90-year-old, who says he still flies “when I get the chance,” fielded hundreds of questions and comments with the help of a Redditor named Victoria.   Carl Estersohn, second fr...

LEGENDARY All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has confirmed his retirement at a press conference in Wellington on Thursday.The most-capped Test player of all-time has confirmed he will hang up his boots, effective immediately.McCaw says he will take up work as a commercial helicopter pilot. McCaw Announces Retirement and Says, "I will become a commercial helicopter pilot"   The announcement comes just a day after the sudden death ...

Join the World of Vertical Aviation - Apply Now Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) annually offers scholarships for students preparing for careers in rotorcraft aviation. Apply today and become part of the industry of tomorrow! The Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship is awarded to pilots who have already obtained their private license and are enrolled in a commercial helicopter rating program at an FAA-approved Part 141 sc...

Originally posted by Time.com by Kaitlin Mulhere November 11th, 2015: We assume that you have come to this article because you are interested in enrolling into a top helicopter or fixed-wing flight school. To see a comprehensive list of VA Approved Flight Schools scroll down toward the bottom of the article. If you are looking to enroll into a non-aviation Veteran friendly college or university, please scroll down and see the Military T...

Original article published by Military.com November 10th, 2015 What does the celebration mean to Marines across the globe? It means “tradition” and everything that tradition stands for. The tradition of the U.S. Marine’s begins in recruit training, and at Officer Candidates School, where knowing where one comes from, knowing our past and living up to that example set is emblazoned in the minds of those in training. To...

Could unmanned helicopters be, as their manufacturer claims, be the future of the helicopter industry...

Note: If you are follwing the FAA and UAS story, please check back often because we will be updating this page with any and all news regarding this event. House Aviation Committee Members Weigh-In on UAS Registry 11/04/2015 The head of the House Aviation Subcommittee sent a letter dated November 4th, 2015 to the head the FAA Task Force tagged with outlining the registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. In the letter the chai...

Originally Posted by Aviation Republic by Sherlock Pope on October 31st, 2015   An Actual Letter from an Airline Pilot. He writes; My lead flight attendant came to me and said, “We have an H.R. on this flight.”(H.R. stands for human remains.) “Are they military?” I asked ‘Yes”, she said. ‘Is there an escort?’ I asked. “Yes, I’ve already assigned him a seat.’ ...

This video shows the 1989 Gulf of Sidra encounter between two F-14 Tomcats of the USS John F. Kennedy and two MiG-23 Floggers of Libya. Unsurprisingly, the Tomcats come out on top. As you watch the video, be patient - it takes a bit before the situation gets "real". As the incident unfolds the situation gets more and more intense. At about the 5 minute mark, it gets serious (perhaps you should fast forward to the 5 minute mark). The un...