Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov landed safely in Australia on Friday evening, breaking by two days the record set in 2002 by Steve Fossett for a solo circumnavigation by balloon. Konyukhov, age 64, overflew his launch site after 11 days and 11 hours, then flew on to his landing spot in an open field. He suffered a bang on the cheek during the bumpy landing, but otherwise emerged from the gondola in good health and high spirits after the long flight.More
As AirVenture 2016 opens, EAA has announced that is has expanded its STC allowing installation of the Dynon D10A in certified aircraft to include more models and types, with yet more aircraft expected to be added as the program matures. EAA announced the program, which it calls the Accessible Safety STC, at Sun 'n Fun in April. It allows owners of named certified aircraft to install the heretofore uncertified Dynon EFIS D10A in their panels.More
Jeppesen announced this week its terminal charts are now integrated into the Garmin Pilot application for iOS users. The partnership between the two companies has expanded the app’s features such as Jeppesen navigation data to include Jeppesen charts, allowing pilots to fly with geo-referenced approaches and other capabilities.More
The search for MH370, the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished in March 2014, will be suspended by the end of the year when crews complete their current phase of operations in the Indian Ocean,... More
Facebook's new high-altitude drone flew for the first time and its mission, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is nothing short of changing the world. But first the frail high-altitude solar... More
AVwebs search of news in aviation found announcements from Yingling Aviation, GlobalParts.aero, Gulf Coast Avionics and Dallas Airmotive ahead of next weeks AirVenture 2016 show in... More
The pilot of a GA aircraft flying to Wisconsin was killed in a crash near Chicago Thursday. The crash set a house on fire in a residential area. Local news reports say the unidentified pilot was... More
A Pennsylvania pilot is lucky to be alive after his hand-propped vintage airplane spun out of control on the ramp Wednesday morning. WTAE reported that the 72-year-old man was hospitalized with... More
The Weekender's SocialFlight calendar has a full selection of airshows around the country prior to the annual AirVenture event next week in Wisconsin. On Saturday, Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma... More
The FAA has developed new protocols for ATC to use when telling pilots about runway conditions that might affect their landing. The new standards, which take effect Oct. 1, are meant to reduce the... More
The Aircraft Electronics Association said this week they will award five aircraft owners $1,000 each, from a random drawing, to be used toward an ADS-B upgrade. The drawings will be held next week... More
A pilot who has attended nearly every EAA AirVenture since she was two months old talks about its influence on her life and the desire to return every year. More
The designer of a wildly popular line of kitplanes describes the events that lead to an engine stoppage and forced landing in his RV-3. More
The following was heard as my wife and I were flying our Mooney over the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake a few days ago and communicating with Salt Lake Center ... Transient aircraft:"Center, do you have time for a question?" ... SL Center:Sure, go ahead." ... Transient aircraft: OK, this is the $65 question. Looking below, we can see a train track, shoreline and a reddish area with what look like waves. What is that all about?" ... Silence for a short while, then a response... More
Duncan Aviation today announced that the company plans to build a new business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex at its Provo, Utah, location. The expansion will include a large maintenance and modifications center and an innovative paint facility.
Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that its new test facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been correlated for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW200 series engines and Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine lines.
GlobalParts.aero and Interceptor Aviation Inc. have created the Meyers 200 Air Racing Team and are encouraging existing Meyers 200 aircraft owners and operators to participate in the upcoming Air Venture Cup Air Race.
Wherein we once again try to resist reading too much into the press conference schedule. More
Mark Espenant of Ottawa, ON (Canada) takes us on a field trip to the CN Tower in our latest "Picture of the Week." Click through for a closer view and a gander at more photos from AVweb readers.