Aircraft pilot

First professional pilot program launched in South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Charleston Southern University is launching its new Commercial Aviation Pilot Program, the state’s first college aviation program, on Thursday. CSU Aeronautics Department Chairman Col. Christopher Will said the next closest are Liberty University to the north and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to the south. CSU’s new …

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Fragments of metal found in doomed Texas plane’s oil filter

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) – A mechanic found metal particles in an oil filter while servicing a small plane before it crashed in central Texas, killing its pilot, federal investigators. In a preliminary reportThe National Transportation Safety Board said the mechanic at the Drafton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport in Temple told …

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Flight Test Records: The Douglas D-558-I Skystreak

A Douglas D-558-I Skystreak pictured in flight in the early 1950s. Although less well known than the Bell XS-1, the D-558-I could fill research roles that complemented those of the more glamorous rocket-propelled vessel. . The D-558-I was relatively slow, with a single flight exceeding the speed of sound. However, …

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