Pentagon and Lockheed Cut Deal for More F-35s

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In an exclusive, Reuters is reporting that Lockheed Martin and the Defense Department have inked a $4 billion deal for an eighth series delivery of 43 F-35 single-engine, all-weather, stealth fighters. More

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UAS At NBAA: U.S. Is Falling Behind »

It's the same old story. FAA regulatory foot-dragging hobbles development and competition. While the rest of the world, especially Israel and Australia, move rapidly forward with commercial... More

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AVweb's weekly foray into all that is going on in aviation revealed news of EASA certification of a new Airbus helicopter, a free ForeFlight manual, the identity of the keynote speaker at Redbird... More

'Flying Man' UFO Baffles Officials »

UFO reports by airliner crews are nothing new but a British A320 crew raised eyebrows after saying they had a close encounter with a flying man who swooped past their aircraft without visible means... More

Three Die In Midair At Frederick Airport (Updated) »

hree people were reportedly killed Thursday afternoon at the Frederick, Maryland, airport when an airplane and a helicopter collided close to the runway. The airplane was a Cirrus SR22, according... More

New Technology Will Produce Safer Maps »

Pilots may presume that we now have access to accurate terrain maps nationwide, but in some remote areas, maps may be based on incomplete data or inaccurate observations that are decades old. "Mars... More

Cessna Returns To Setting Speed Records »

After mostly remaining aloof from the record-setting side of aviation for over 70 years, Cessna appears to have returned to the fray—using the Mach 0.935 cruising speed of its recently... More

Piaggio Updates Expansion Plans »

Piaggio Aero, the Italian company that builds the unique Avanti P180 twin turboprop, said this week at the NBAA convention in Orlando they will now be known as Piaggio Aerospace. The change... More

 

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It Wasn't Remarkable

It Wasn't Remarkable »

The aircraft involved was a 1973 Cessna T210L. It had a current annual inspection, was ADS-B compliant, had a GPS approved for IFR operations and the database for the avionics was found to be current. The aircraft was not approved for flight into... More

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Making IMC Transitions

Making IMC Transitions »

Mark Twain once said, "If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way." That's also true of flying a Cat I ILS to minimums. No amount of training, except maybe in the best simulators, prepares you for what it's like... More

Short Final:

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While a young second lieutenant at nav school at Mather Air Force Base in 1983, I was trundling along in a T-37 in the high teens on a training mission. I overheard the following conversation between an Air Force pilot and a controller who was apparently unfamiliar with the Northern California air space and the SR-71s and U-2s that routinely flew from Beale AFB. ... Air Force Pilot: "Oakland Approach, Air Force XX for FL600." ... Oakland Approach: "AF XX, Oakland Approach. If you can reach... More

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NationAir Aviation Insurance Offers Complimentary Contract Review

NationAir Aviation Insurance now offers complimentary contract review to all commercial clients, NationAir President Jeff Bauer announced, to help clients reduce risk and save money.

Airbus Helicopters' EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the new ūEC135 T3/P3 by Airbus Helicopters, completing a new and important chapter in the ūdevelopment history of the EC135. ū

PilotWorkshops Offers Free "Pilot-Friendly" ForeFlight Manual

PilotWorkshops has released a free download of their "Pilot-Friendly" ForeFlight Manual now available at http://pilotworkshop.com/tip/ffdownload