Plane spotters Thomas Thomson and his autistic son Calum were on the runway at Glasgow Airport to welcome to Emirates A380 aircraft. Aviation helps Calum feel ‘calm’ and has benefited his speech.
Day: March 27, 2023
Emerging electric plane technology to help bridge air connectivity gap in India: Civil aviation secretary
Declaring the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles were set to become a reality by 2025, civil aviation secretary Rajiv Bansal said India was keen to be a key stakeholder in this global
Boxer who fought myeloma cancer is making emotional return to the ring
A boxer who fought cancer is making an emotional return to the ring – after being told he could have just years to live. Oliver Famili, 34, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma – a rare cancer usually seen in older people – six years ago Doctors told him the cancer was incurable – and his boxing career was likely over after just one fight. But after receiving specialist treatment, Oliver, from Hemel Hempstead, will be donning the gloves again. He is taking part in an event at London’s O2 Arena in May – and wants to continue his unbeaten record. Oliver said: “I’m doing it to try and give people in my situation hope, to show people that cancer is not a death sentence. “You can pull through anything if you try your hardest. I’m fighting someone called Black Rock. He’s has a better record than me and has had more fights than me too – so it should be tough. “It’s not going to be easy, but I want the challenge. I won my first fight, so currently I have an unbeaten record. Hopefully it stays that way.” Oliver was aged just 28 when he received the bleak prognosis, in March 2017. Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer. It is so-called as the cancer often affects several areas of the body, such as the spine, skull, pelvis and ribs. Oliver was left with 11 fractures in his spine that had to be repaired with gruelling surgeries to cement his bones back together. He then took part in complex CAR T-cell treatment in London – which was successful. And Oliver was put in remission in September 2022, he says. Oliver said: “One day I collapsed, but I count myself very lucky for that fall because it finally led to a CT scan and began my journey to where I am today. “I remember being more worried about my family than me really, I was more scared for them than myself. “I had to go through two stem cell transplants, loads of chemotherapy, and a line of immunotherapy once a week. “But I just kept relapsing, until eventually I got to take part in a CAR T-cell therapy trial with University College London Hospitals. “It was a dangerous trial. They were worried it would give me memory loss. So for 35 days I had to be observed in hospital making sure I could still write and speak. “But it put me in remission, which was amazing. “They told me to enjoy it while it lasts, as it’s possible that because my cancer is incurable it may come back. But I’m free of it at the moment. “Now though I’m in a good place. I got married, I bought a house, I started my own company from my hospital bed – there’s so much going on. “I’ve always loved boxing though, so it’s always been my mission to get back in the ring. “From being wheelchair bound, I now run 5K most days, and I’m fighting in the O2 on May 13th.” Oliver worked as a pest control technician before being diagnosed with his cancer. He later founded his own pest control company using only natural methods from his hospital bed in 2017. Gold Pest Control now has two vans and was just recently taken national, he says. Now he’s determined to win his fight on May 13 to raise awareness of his condition and other cancers and inspire people suffering from similar conditions. He’s set to return to the ring for his second ever fight in the Indigo at the O2 Arena with sports entertainment company Wicked N’ Bad. He won his first fight in December 2016 – and is now hoping to win again.
This is why some planes have missing rows
The number 13 isn’t the only number omitted from seating plans on some carriers due to superstition.
Ottawa eyeing U.S.-made surveillance planes for Canadian Armed Forces
Canada is looking at buying a fleet of military surveillance aircraft from U.S. aerospace giant Boeing without a competition.
99-year-old Biloxi resident reflects on WASP Training during WWII – WXXV News 25
In celebration of Women’s History Month, one 99-year-old Biloxi senior is discussing her Women Airforce Service Pilots training during World War II. Ninety-nine-year-old Mary Jane Crews is a brave and fearless woman who grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was eager to spread her wings and do something most women were not doing at that time. “A friend took me…
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Nose Gear Collapses As Plane Lands At Mattituck Airport: FAA
Only the pilot was onboard, the FAA says.
16 Classic Photos from Oscars After-Parties
What’s just as exciting as the Academy Awards? The after-parties.
A ‘historic’ day in Israel ends with a political compromise — and big questions about the future – Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The enormous protest movement that forced a delay in controversial judicial reform legislation is closely watching what comes next.
Reddit user slams slowness of fellow air passengers after plane lands: ‘Absolutely clueless’
A Reddit user took to the “airlines” subreddit to complain about the slowness of deplaning after a recent flight. Other Redditors weighed in as did other air travelers, sharing possible causes.
Tourist falls to death in front of girlfriend after ‘misjudging cliff height’
The unnamed 26-year-old was on holiday in Cala Varques Bay, Majorca when he reportedly misjudged the height of a cliff and fell, landing on rocks below and dying from his injuries
Radio chatter before fiery St. Augustine plane crash reveals pilot chose shortest runway for takeoff
News4JAX is learning more information about the moments before a small plane crashed Thursday in a wooded area of St. Augustine, sending a couple to the hospital and killing their dog.
Armed police attend Grimsby incident – update
The exact nature of the incident is as yet unclear – stay tuned to our live blog below for all of the latest updates in this incident
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$601M Franchise Wanted Keanu Reeves Back in a Sequel With Joss Whedon: “Had one on a plane called ‘High Speed'” – FandomWire
The writer of Speed reveals how the director’s plan made its sequel one of the biggest flops and prompted Keanu Reeves to walk out of the sequel.
Emergency landing of ALH Dhruv helicopter in Kerala
Emergency landing of ALH Dhruv helicopter in Kerala: 1 trainee injured, this is the second such incident in the month of March
A tourist spotted a “huge” shark swimming around a harbour during high tide
A tourist spotted a “huge” shark swimming around a harbour during high tide. Olga Bates, 46, was visiting St Ives in Cornwall with family when they saw the large sea beast near boats. The group spotted the shark at 6:26am on Wednesday (March 23) during high tide. Experts say it was a basking shark – the second largest type behind the whale shark – that can grow up to 45ft. Olga from Knighton, Wales, said minutes before they saw a group of seals ”hiding” from the shark. She said: “We had been very lucky. “We woke up so early to watch the sunrise and spotted seals hiding under the bridge and then we saw what they were hiding from – the shark. “It was amazing to see and it was so close to the beach. I was an amazing surprise for us, we have never seen one that close before. “We were enjoying the views and the sunshine, we were overwhelmed.” Olga added: “It circled around the harbour a couple of times, we estimate it was around 10ft, it was longer than some of the boats. “We were down there for around an hour and a half until the water started to do down. “As soon as the water started to go down we knew it would be gone already. ”It was amazing to see it so close, I was so lucky and my grandson was very excited.”
Two-thirds of people with disabilities find barriers on planes, trains: AG
The federal auditor general says two-thirds of people with disabilities encountered barriers on federally regulated planes and trains in 2019 and 2020, and is highlighting a lack of consultation and enforcement by agencies involved.
Airport passenger opens door of plane moving on runway & flees on deployed slide
A man aboard a flight by Delta airlines bound for Seattle got up and furiously jumped off the emergency door as the plane was taking off from Los Angeles International Airport
Angellica Bell gives tips on how to host a dinner party on a budget
TV presenter and Celebrity MasterChef winner, Angellica Bell, has partnered with HelloFresh to support its new ‘Celebrat-in’ initiative by providing the nation with the ultimate ingredients needed for a cost-effective dinner party at home.