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Richard Cranium
Today at 00:22 by Richard Cranium
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Author: Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg|
29 October 2014 12:25
Low-cost Zim airline stands up to SAA

Plans to lure passengers on the Harare-Johannesburg route with cheaper rates.

Fly Africa, a low-cost carrier based in Zimbabwe, plans to compete with South African Airways SOC Ltd. on the Harare-Johannesburg route next month by luring passengers with cheaper deals.

“For that sort of flight one shouldn’t pay in excess of $300 on a return ticket,” country manager Matipedza Karase, the son of Chief Executive Officer Chaka Karase, said in an Oct. 22 interview at the company’s offices in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. “We bring low-cost flying to the industry. We want to demystify air travel to the common man, for students as well.”

Africa is less served by budget airlines than other continents, with flights between cities often more expensive than trips to Europe or the Middle East. Mango Airlines SOC Ltd., a low-cost unit of South African Airways, reported a record profit in the year endin...
Richard Cranium
Today at 00:11 by Richard Cranium
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Alan Eustace Highest Skydive Jump Record

Alan Eustace Highest Skydive Jump EVER!! | Google New Record One of Google’s most senior executives has broken Felix Baumgartner's record for the highest parachute jump in history - making him the second person to break the sound barrier. Alan Eustace, whose title at the company is senior vice president of knowledge, successfully jumped from the edge of space at 135,908 feet on Friday evening.
The computer scientist started his journey in a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon, leaving from an abandoned airport in New Mexico.
He started his dive at 135,908 feet - remaining in freefall for about 4.5 minutes, hitting a TOP speed of 822 mph.
Richard Cranium
October 29, 2014, 23:57 by Richard Cranium
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Amelia Earhart mystery may hinge on aluminum plane part
By Matthew T. Hall1 P.M.OCT. 29, 2014

FILE - In a March 10, 1937 file photo American aviatrix Amelia Earhart waves from the Electra before taking off from Los Angeles, Ca., on March 10, 1937.  Earhart is flying to Oakland, Ca., where she and her crew will begin their round-the-world flight to Howland Island on March 18.  (AP Photo, file)

It's a question as old as the big ones that humans have asked for centuries as they've looked to the sky: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?

What went wrong?

One day after a forensic team began trying to figure out why a private rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded Tuesday, another group of researchers released new information on a much older aviation mystery: the disappearance of Amelia Earhart.

The aviator and her co-pilot, Fred Noonan, were lost over the Pacific while trying t...
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