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Flying Cars Take Flight, Samson Motors And ICON Aircraft Likely To Launch In Northern California

The flying car is coming, and it will likely be built right here in Northern California from two companies competing to put you in the pilot’s seat: Auburn-based Samson Motors, and ICON Aircraft, which manufacturing planned for Vacaville.

07/28/2014

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Captain Sullenberger: ‘Big Question’ Is Why Plane Was Flying Over War Zone

During a phone interview with CBS News Thursday morning, Captain Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was questioned why Malaysia Airlines flight 17 would be flying over Ukraine’s border with Russia despite ongoing political unrest in the area.

07/17/2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Amazon Asks FAA Permission To Fly Drones For Delivering Packages In Under 30 Minutes

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

07/11/2014

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Peninsula High School Students Try Their Hands At Air Traffic Control

A group of ninth-graders from San Mateo High School received lessons in air traffic control with the Federal Aviation Administration Wednesday morning.

03/21/2012

First airplane takeoff from a warship - Eugene B. Ely flies his Curtiss pusher airplane from USS Birmingham in Virginia, November 14, 1910. (Wikipedia)

Centennial Of Daredevil Plane Stunt Into San Francisco Bay

One hundred years ago Tuesday, aviation history was made on San Francisco Bay, when the first plane was successfully landed onto a warship.

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