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1 year 3 months ago

Graduation hat toss gets retro makeover

COLORADO SPRINGS - The graduates of United States Air Force Academy Class of 2013 may have to hold their hat a little longer for this year's flyover. Since the Air Force Thunderbirds have been grounded indefinitely by sequestration budget cuts, the Texas Flying Legends and WestPac Restorations have stepped up...

3 years 3 months ago

Pilot was trained for emergency landing

A Pueblo man is safe after making an emergency landing at the airport Saturday morning. Orlando Cuevas was flying his single engine Cessna Centurion C210 when the main landing gear jammed. With only the front wheels deployed, Cuevas made an emergency landing using the bottom of the plane to...

3 years 3 months ago

Pueblo airport emergency landing

We have just gotten word that an aircraft is preparing to make an emergency landing at the Pueblo Regional Airport with a landing gear malfunction. Early reports say that the pilot is attempting to get the landing gear locked down but have not been able to get a landing gear...

3 years 4 months ago

NTSB: Southwest jet had pre-existing fatigue

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Federal investigators say the entire length of a 5-foot-long tear in the skin of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 shows evidence of pre-existing fatigue cracking. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said Sunday that the rip in the jet that made an emergency landing...

3 years 6 months ago

Tiny aircraft flies like a humming bird

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) - A California company says it has demonstrated controlled precision hovering and fast-forward flight by a camera-equipped micro aircraft that flies like a hummingbird. Monrovia-based AeroVironment on Thursday released video of the remotely controlled Nano Hummingbird it developed for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....

3 years 11 months ago

Loveland wildfire fully contained

A wildfire that destroyed two homes in Colorado's northern foothills and drove at least 100 people out of their homes has been contained. The fire west of Loveland was declared fully contained Thursday night. It was the second major Colorado wildfire to break out in less than a week....

4 years 3 weeks ago

Open cockpit visit to a B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress will forever have a place in modern history--it was the B-29 that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The four-engine, propeller-driven heavy bomber was flown primarily during World War II and the Korean War. The military retired the planes in the 1960s. The...

4 years 3 months ago

Moonlight Ball in Pueblo Friday

If you've been practicing your ballroom dancing skills, put them to use at the Moonlight Ball in Pueblo Friday night. The event will include dinner, dancing, live music by The Springs Band and a silent auction. This is a fundraiser for the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. The museum...

4 years 5 months ago

Pueblo museum searches for buried aircraft

Pueblo is home to the International B-24 Memorial Museum, dedicated to the WWII era aircraft. The museum displays photos, uniforms and other memorabilia, but doesn't have an actual B-24 plane. Now they're planning to go digging for one. The Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society says B-17 and B-24 airplanes were reportedly...

4 years 7 months ago

Local AF reservists heading to Haiti

Air Force reservists from the Pikes Peak region are mobilizing to deliver humanitarian aid to earthquake-devastated Haiti. Approximately 50 reservists and two C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB will leave here Friday. They'll fly humanitarian missions in support of Haitian relief efforts. They're expected to...

4 years 9 months ago

Imported oil sends trade deficit soaring

The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in September as foreign oil prices rose to the highest level in nearly a year, swamping a fifth consecutive gain in exports. Economists expect a rebounding global economy will keep pushing demand for exports higher, helping to bolster the U.S. recovery. The...

4 years 11 months ago

Sullenberger will return to the cockpit

The pilot who guided a US Airways flight into New York's Hudson River will return to flying regular flights along with new duties as a management pilot. The airline says Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will be part of its flight operations safety management team. US Airways said it was still...

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