The number of civil aviation accidents fell last year, from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013, the NTSB said on Monday. General aviation accidents showed a decrease in all categories. The total number of GA accidents was 1,222, a decrease of 249 from 2013. The number of fatal accidents (221), fatalities (387), and the accident rate per 100,000 flight hours (5.85) all declined from the previous year. More
The National Championship Air Races wrapped up at Reno on Sunday, with Steven Hinton Jr., of Chino, Calif., taking the Breitling Unlimited Gold championship in his P-51 Mustang, Voodoo. It was the... More
Two former DC-3 captains were re-united with the aircraft they both flew over "the Hump" in Asia's Himalayan mountains during World War II, more than 70 years ago, in a special event held last week... More
Just as the economy was recovering, a geopolitical crisis has replaced it as a threat to the European business jet industry. The U.S. and other countries have imposed sanctions on wealthy Russians... More
A Russian inventor has come up with a new twist on unmanned aerial systems, one that might offer a legal way around the virtual ban on their commercial use in the U.S. Sergei Lupashin's Fotokite... More
The U.S. has pledged to supply an "armed Cessna and other support aircraft" to help Lebanon counter the threat from ISIL extremists. David Hale, the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, confirmed the deal... More
As U.S. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or drone) developers, manufacturers and potential users are howling at or suing the FAA for its ongoing refusal to allow commercial UAV operations, commercial... More
AVweb's weekly sampling of what's new in aviation this week uncovered a kneeboard of uncommon versatility, a trade-up program from iFlightPlanner, a new line of aircraft circuit breaker lockouts... More
Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets collided over the Western Pacific Friday, resulting in the loss of both jetsone pilot has been rescued. More
Last July, the FAA told a Congressional committee that it would not meet the December 31, 2015 deadline mandated by federal law to simplify and streamline aircraft certification regulationsFAR Part 23. The announcement has deeper import than... More
George Pappas writes: "I am 85 years old and have a lung condition. I had a pulse oximeter for years, and it normally indicated a saturation level of around 92 to 94 percent. It was one of the American-made units and cost about $150. Eventually it quit, and when I went to replace it, I found an import at a department store for $35. It indicated a saturation level of 98 percent or better all the time. The point here is that all POs are not equal. If you are going to be using it to monitor your... More
Refurb of the Month:
Grumman's Sporty Tiger was once a popular step-up airplane and it's as capable as it ever was. It's also an ideal candidate for full restoration. More
While traversing New York/Washington Center air space, we received a frequency change. However, when trying to check in, the frequency was congested with multiple aircraft being worked. This went on for a while. Finally there was a break, and the PM was able to check in: "Good afternoon, New York. NXXXXX -- long-time listener, first-time caller; FL410." -- Julian McVay More
For all new orders received before 31st October 2014, Pipistrel will provide a 5 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY on the aircraft, engine and all installed options.
Two classroom teachers, Sonya Williams and Joseph Perrotta, last week were named recipients of the 2014 K-12 Classroom Teacher Grant Awards from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE).
Flight Simulation Industry Veteran John Nicol Appointed as Special Advisor to the Board of Iris Dynamics Ltd.
MakerPlane CEO and former Lockheed Martin Prepar3d Principal Engineer brings more than 25 years of military and commercial simulation expertise to Victoria, BC based start-up.û
Listen to this and you'll understand why hypoxia makes you stupid. More
Jack Fleetwood of Round Rock, TX leads the flight line in our latest edition of reader-submitted photos. Click through for more reader photography.