Touch and Go

November 4, 2014

Touch N’ Go: 1st Carrier Landing for F-35C, Fly it Forward, Mike Alsbury Memorial Fund

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Written by: NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)


✈ Scaled Composites employees, friends and family of Mike and Michelle Alsbury have set up a GoFundMe for Mike’s family. [GoFundMe]

✈ Wedding at 32,000 feet is a first for Southwest Airlines. [USA Today]

Fed-Ex has saved $1.8 million a month with NextGen at Memphis International Airport. [FAA]

✈ Gone Gliding – Part One: A pilot’s take on soaring through an ocean of air. [AirlineReporter]

✈ Today in Aviation History: China Airlines Flight 605 skids off the runway, Pan Am inaugurates the longest non-stop flight in the world  + more. [NYCAviation]


#AvGeek Goodness:

“The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) off the coast of San Diego. The arrested landing is part of initial at-sea Developmental Testing I (DT-I) for the F-35C, which commenced Nov. 3 and is expected to last two weeks.”


“Welcome to Fly It Forward, a social initiative that inspires humanity one flight at a time. Learn more about the journeys and submit your own using #FlyItForward at

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