The pilot of a new Mooney Acclaim with only a few hours on the airframe escaped serious injury Monday afternoon when the aircraft lost power and crashed during a landing attempt at Lakeland Linder Airport. Mooney COO Tom Bowen told AVweb Monday evening that the aircraft was completed during the past month and had been conveyed to Premier Aircraft, a Fort Lauderdale dealer and aircraft modification business. The pilot, Richard Simile, 56, of Auburn, Ala., a Premier employee, was examined at a local hospital and released with what Bowen described as bumps and bruises. More
The FAA has published a list of 736 NDB and VOR/DME instrument approaches it wants to shut down starting this year as it moves to satellite-based navigation. In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking... More
Aviators headed to Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, this week can expect all the usual daily airshows, thousands of airplanes to look at, forums and workshops, tents and hangars filled with... More
Competition in ADS-B is clearly heating up and anyone looking for discounts on mandate-ready equipment will find them at Sun 'n Fun from at least one vendor. Aspen Avionics announced today that... More
The idea of a nationwide aircraft rental network has faced significant headwinds in the past, but the latest iteration of it, OpenAirplane, appears to be gaining traction. More
With almost 34,000 visitors from 60 countries, officials at Aero Friedrichshafen said attendance showed a "marked increase" over previous years. "International visitors in particular generated... More
The Royal Canadian Air Force's Snowbirds air demonstration team has taken remote camera video to a new level with their "Tank Cam." The team, officially 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, has mounted... More
The FAA has told its field inspectors that a video on the Internet is not enough to prove that someone has violated its rules against commercial operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In a... More
A supersonic warbird and a new fighter jet will make their debuts in the military lineup at EAA's AirVenture in July. Dean "Cutter" Cutshall of Indiana will show his North American F-100F Super... More
For more than 70 years, public benefit flying (PBF) has harnessed the passion of pilots to help others. What began out of abject frustration evolved into what is now thousands of volunteer pilots donating their time, skills and airplanes (owned or... More
There are always unknowns in any human endeavor, but in aviation, we must think about the ways we can minimize them. More
If you're doing an avionics upgrade as part of a refurb, we think wireless avionics integration makes sense, especially as the cost may be as low as $1,000 plus installation. More
While monitoring traffic at KAPA, we overheard a Skyhawk pilot having a difficult day. Having gone around on his first attempt, he ended up safely on the ground on his second -- if a bit long and far from gracefully. ... Tower: "Skyhawk 123, you O.K. there?" ... Skyhawk 123: "Yeah. We took a bounce there. [pause] I hope it didn't look as bad as it felt." ... Tower: "It did." -- Tom McDaniel More
Airforms, Inc. Engineering Supports DHC-2 "Beaver" OperatorsūProvides DER approved data for alteration of crew seats in response to FAA safety alert letterū
The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science unveiled today its one-of-a-kind flying scientific laboratory. The Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP) allows scientists to obtain vital information about our climate and human health.
The Parkland College Institute of Aviation at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce very special opportunities for students who wish to pursue aviation as a career. At the national news intersection of high student loan debt and impending airline pilot shortage, Parkland's program offers a breath of fresh air.
Can zero-time students really solo in a week? We're about to find out at Sun 'n Fun this week. More
Jim Russell of Edgewater, FL kicks off our latest batch of reader-submitted photos. Click through for more shots from AVweb readers around the globe.