Armchair Flying -- Denali By Sonex

Armchair Flying -- Denali By Sonex »

Since it's a holiday here in the U.S., here's a video with no news in it at all, but just some beauty shots of flying above the mountains of Alaska, mostly above Denali National Park and the Yukon, in a Sonex. More

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Team Aims To Fly 300 MPH On Batteries »

Electroflight, a team of British glider builders, recently announced it has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to build a single-seat airplane that will set a new speed record for... More

Five Killed In Colorado Crash »

All five people on board a Piper PA-46 Malibu died when it crashed on Sunday, shortly before noon, near the Erie Municipal Airport in Colorado, about 25 miles northwest of Denver. Peter Knudson,... More

Japan Studies Indigenous Fighter Program »

Japan is studying whether to go it alone on building its next generation of fighter aircraft. Japan's ministry of defense has been working on the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD-X) for four... More

Commemorative Air Force Fights Hangar Rule »

The Commemorative Air Force is asking the FAA to extend the Sept. 5 comment deadline on a proposed policy on "aeronautical uses" permitted in hangars on federally funded airports. The CAF says its... More

Unconscious Pilot: SR22 Crashes Off Virginia »

Fighter aircraft followed a Cirrus SR22 with an unconscious pilot aboard until it ran out of fuel and crashed in the Atlantic off Virginia on Saturday. The fighters were dispatched after the... More

Scale Hoverbike Has Robot Rider »

Developed by a small operation out of the U.K. called Malloy Aeronautics, the Drone 3 hoverbike is exactly that—a flying motorcycle powered by four fans. More

Another Seat Recline Squabble Diverts Flight »

An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said. More

SAM Aircraft On The Sale Block »

Just a year and a half after first flight of the prototype SAM aircraft, President Thierry Zibi has put the company up for sale. More

 

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The Risks of Maneuvering Speed Myths

The Risks of Maneuvering Speed Myths »

Sure, we know what maneuvering speed is, we learned it in private pilot ground school. It turns out that we were rather badly mislead. More

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Lockheed-Martin: User-Friendly Pilot Services

Lockheed-Martin: User-Friendly Pilot Services »

Sometimes I feel as if Lockheed-Martin Flight Services is the Rodney Dangerfield of aviation—no matter how sophisticated, cool and user-friendly its weather briefing and flight safety services become, pilots don't seem to be paying attention.... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Last Friday, we departed Detroit City VFR northbound in my SR22 for some sightseeing and requested traffic advisories from Selfridge Approach. Shortly thereafter, we heard this exchange: ... Selfridge Approach: "Cessna XXX, traffic at one o'clock and two miles. A whacko." ... Then a brief pause. ... Selfridge: "Correction: That's a 'Waco.'" ... Cessna XXX: "Maybe he's both!" -- Brian Litch More

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Bearhawk Aircraft Receives FAA Approval For Transition Training

Bearhawk Aircraft announced today receipt of the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane. Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina has received a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from the FAA allowing him to provide flight instruction in his four-place Bearhawk. The LODA allows builders and owners of Bearhawk aircraft to hone their pilot skills through a structured transition training program.

New Mexico Aviation presents Safety Pin Award to Cutter Aviation

The Aviation Division of New Mexico State Department of Transportation recently presented the Safety Pin Award to Jessi Rowden, General Manager of Cutter Aviation, Albuquerque. The award was presented in appreciation for support of the State of New Mexico in their safety, training and informational meetings, classes and seminars, which are frequently hosted at Cutter Aviation.

Textron Aviation Independence facility delivers 10,000th single-engine aircraft

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Cessna Aircraft Company delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996.