Weather, Medication Factors In Deadly Balloon Crash »

Weather, Medication Factors In Deadly Balloon Crash

Poor weather and the pilot's medical condition, including use of sedating drugs, were among the critical factors discussed Friday during the NTSB's hearing on the July 30 hot-air balloon crash in Texas that killed 16 people. The balloon, piloted by Alfred “Skip” Nichols, owner of Heart of Texas Balloons, struck power lines and ignited a fire, killing the pilot and all 15 passengers on a sightseeing tour near Lockhart.

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AOPA Regional Fly-Ins Expanding In 2017 »

AOPA Regional Fly-Ins Expanding In 2017

AOPA announced Friday it will expand its Regional Fly-In series next year to two-day events around the country, starting with an April fly-in to kick off the season. Each fly-in will run from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon to give attendees more time and additional workshops, clinics, forums and events to choose from.

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Metal Hunk Not Atomic Bomb »

Metal Hunk Not Atomic Bomb

A big hunk of metal that a sea cucumber diver thought might be a Cold War atomic bomb turned out to be a piece of industrial junk.

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Astronaut, Fighter Pilot John Glenn Dead At 95 »

John Glenn, a lifelong pilot and public figure who is best known as the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, died Thursday at 95. The retired military airman and four-term U.S. senator was... More

New This Week »

AVweb’s search of news in aviation found announcements from the Unmanned Safety Institute, the Civil Air Patrol, Airbus Helicopters and MAC Air Group. The Unmanned Safety Institute announced... More

NTSB: Fuel Starvation Likely In Seneca Crash »

The nighttime crash of a Piper Seneca in 2015 that left a 7-year-old survivor was a fuel starvation accident, the NTSB has determined in a factual report. The Jan. 2 crash in western Kentucky... More

Astronaut, WWII Veteran John Glenn Hospitalized »

Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn is in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital with an undisclosed illness. Glenn, 95, was the first American to orbit the Earth and the last surviving member of the... More

SpaceX Launches Delayed Again »

There will be no more rocket launches this year for SpaceX, which announced Wednesday it will not be ready to resume flights on Dec. 16 as the company had intended. The delay marks the second time... More

Pakistani Airliner Crashes Into Mountain, 48 Dead »

A Pakistan International Airlines turboprop crashed Wednesday in the country’s northern region, killing all 48 people on board. News reports say there was a fiery explosion as the ATR-42... More

FAA Revokes Maintenance School Certification »

The Atlanta Technical College, in Atlanta, Georgia, is no longer certified to offer aviation maintenance technician training, the FAA said this week. The FAA issued an emergency order alleging that... More

United To Charge For Overhead Space »

As airlines continue to unbundle what's covered by a basic fare, United Airlines announced this week that it will begin charging for the use of overhead space in its cabins. While discount airlines... More

 

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Buying a Used Homebuilt

Buying a Used Homebuilt »

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Short Final:

Short Final »

It was my first time flying into OSH after hours of hand flying a Skyhawk ... Tower: l "Welcome to OSH." ... I Me: " I'm not a virgin anymore." ... It was like a reflex. More

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National Flight Services - Radar Altimeter Mandate

National Flight Services, Helicopter Division, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance and avionics installations; announced today that they have been awarded contracts for 27 helicopter radar altimeter installations from three separate tourism operators in the southern US.

New FBO at KPWM Receives Award

MAC Air Group receives South Portland, ME New Business of the Year 2016

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion Performs Maiden Flight

On Thursday, the NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauworth.