Trans-Pacific Balloonists Exceed Distance Record

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The Two Eagles balloon crew that launched last week in Japan has now achieved one of its goals -- the flight on Thursday passed 5,260 miles, the current world record for distance in a gas balloon. Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev are also on track to beat the record for time aloft, just over 137 hours, if they keep flying until Friday morning. More

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Textron Reports Higher Jet Sales for 2014 »

Textron Aviation saw business jet deliveries rise in 2014 despite a lower fourth quarter, The Wichita Eagle reported this week. The owner of Cessna and Beechcraft said it delivered 159 jets last... More

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AVweb's search of news in aviation turned up new aircraft sales for RedHawk Aero, a commercial drone repair-and-return-to-service from Robotic Skies, and two new STCs -- air conditioning for the... More

AOPA Offers Aircraft Financing For Flying Clubs »

Flying clubs purchasing aircraft can now obtain special financing from AOPA, the association announced Wednesday. AOPA Aviation Finance Co. offers four options for start-up clubs and existing clubs... More

Piper Unveils Meridian's Upgraded G1000 »

Piper Aircraft introduced the latest version of its Meridian M500 turboprop on Wednesday, announcing an enhanced Garmin G1000 avionics package and new features. "As part of our on-going product... More

 

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The Art of Crashing

The Art of Crashing »

When considering how to crash, my first bit of advice is don't do it. Since the reality of any flight is that things can go wrong, that isn't particularly helpful, I know. What can go wrong? Your crankshaft can break, your fuel lines can clog or,... More

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Build It Better

Build It Better »

In aviation, one pin out of place can result in disaster. Details matter. More

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A Test Pilot Spins

A Test Pilot Spins »

Experimental flight testing involves taking new or modified aircraft designs to, and sometimes beyond, the edges of their performance envelopes. Most of the time the steps into the unknown go smoothly. It's the times that they don't that when test... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Back in the early 1960s, I was a USAF F-101B Voodoo interceptor pilot flying out of the San Francisco Bay area. Every couple of months, we would have an exercise where friendly T-33 target aircraft with the callsigns "Brainbird Alpha," "Brainbird Bravo," "Brainbird Charlie," etc. would sneak up on the base. I got to fly the target one time, entering from Oregon over the Baker Beacon (an early ADF radio range). Passing over the beacon, I got to call the FAA and announce: "Brainbird Bravo is... More

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Air Charter Association of North America Unveils "Contract Best Practices" for Carriers and Brokers

The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), a nonprofit organization, recently published its 12-page *Contract Best Practices (CBP) document, which provides in-depth information as a valuable resource for air carriers and brokers that engage in the arranging of brokering aircraft.

Robotic Skies Completes First Commercial Drone Repair

Robotic Skies has completed its first repair of a commercial drone and returned it to operational service. The maintenance work was performed at Kings Avionics, Henderson, Nevada. Kings Avionics is one of nearly 60 Robotic Skies service centers located around the world.

Avemco Announces Key Staff Promotions

Avemco Insurance Company has just announced the promotions of three key employees to positions of expanded responsibilities: Mike Adams, Marci Veronie, and Marci D'Alessio.