In this potential “new age of aviation”, aircraft would be far less reliant on fossil fuels, while improving performance and greatly reducing noise.
University of Southern California aviation expert Michael Barr is concerned about the flying public’s response to news that Tuesday’s Germanwings jetliner crash in the French Alps was a willful act.
Harrison Ford, who recently crashed his vintage airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, is returning to the skies — at least with his voice.
The proposal arrives as companies such as Amazon continue to develop a drone delivery system and smaller businesses, in industries like filmmaking and real estate, hope to give their projects an aerial view.
Some in the aviation community are calling for tighter laws and regulations after a potentially hazardous event was avoided at LAX involving a commercial flight and a drone.
The pilot said he lost power as he was conducting “touch and go” operations at approximately 200 feet in the air when the incident occurred.
The accident happened around 2 a.m. in the 3700 block of El Segundo Boulevard in Hawthorne.
The South Bay has a rich history of aviation – and much of it’s on display at the Western Museum of Flight in Torrance.
Many aviation investigators take part in the analysis and prevention of plane crashes. A large number of them use knowledge and skills taught through training here in Los Angeles.
The crash of American Airlines flight 191 in 1979 was the deadliest in US aviation history. And many of the plane’s victims were from California.
Most people think of Burbank today as a media city, but it owes a lot of its history to Lockheed.