Uwe Thies, who pilots a plane between North Sea islands, has clocked up more than 120,000 accident-free take-offs and landings, making him an unofficial world record holder. His passengers love his relaxed attitude and sense of humor.
Uber's plans to have air taxis in every city have leapt off the drawing board after it signed a deal with the US space agency. The ride-hailing app thinks the first flights could begin within three years in US cities.
Two Crimean Tatar activists sentenced for political activities by Russian authorities have been freed after an intervention by Turkey's president. The men were jailed as Moscow clamped down on the separatists.
It is billed as a "show of superlatives." For her new tour, German superstar Helene Fischer plans to sing while whirling around in the air, trained by top acrobats of the Cirque du Soleil.
They fly at altitudes, eight times higher than the tallest building in the world. Ruddy shelducks are duck-like birds that boldly fly where no duck has flown before.
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