Flying-Taxi Startup Joby Slumps After Test-Flight Accident

(Bloomberg) — Joby Aviation Inc., a startup vying to be among the first to fly a new class of electric air taxis, said one of its aircraft was involved in an accident, sending the shares tumbling. The Feb. 16 incident involved a remotely piloted prototype at the company’s test base in California, according to a regulatory filing. There were no injuries, the company said without … Continue reading Flying-Taxi Startup Joby Slumps After Test-Flight Accident

Bessie Coleman

In 1922, aviator Bessie Coleman became the first African American woman to stage a public flight in America. Her high-flying skills always wowed her audience. Who Was Bessie Coleman? Bessie Coleman was an American aviator and the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license. Because flying schools in the United States denied her entry, she taught herself French and moved to France, earning her … Continue reading Bessie Coleman

Authorities are responding to an explosion at a Kansas aviation manufacturing plant

Multiple agencies responded Friday to an explosion at an aviation manufacturing plant in Wichita, Kansas, a spokeswoman for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office told CNN. The explosion took place at Beechcraft’s Plant 3, a spokesperson for Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell told CNN. The plant had been shut down for the holidays and officials are hoping that “injuries will be minimal,” the spokesperson said.It’s too early … Continue reading Authorities are responding to an explosion at a Kansas aviation manufacturing plant