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iPad Bug Could Erase Flight Plans, Colbert Wags His Finger at Spirit Airlines: Final Call

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Skylease Cargo MD-11 in Miami
Skylease Cargo MD-11 in Miami

Photo of the day: A Skylease Cargo MD-11 makes a smoky touchdown in Miami. (Photo by Mike Scuderi)

• A new feature in iOS 5 that allows your iPad to delete random files when it’s low on space could put pilots who use the device in danger. [Flying]

• Boeing will soon take their recently repainted 787 ZA003 on a round-the-world trip. [Flight Global]

• What do pilots eat during flights? How is it served? Now we know. [Gadling]

Can an increase in air traffic control errors be traced back to an FAA official’s romance with a Raytheon exec? [The Daily Caller]

• And in a follow up to yesterday’s story about Spirit Airlines selling just about every space on their jets to advertisers, The Colbert Report gives them a wag of the finger (starts at 2:05).



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