The restoration team for the B-29 “Doc” received approval this week from the Pentagon to use McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita for completing ground tests and future flight tests. The authorization allows Doc’s flight crew to make arrangements with officials at the base for high-speed taxi tests, followed by the highly anticipated first flight.More
The comment period on a proposed rule that affects the ELTs on 14,500 U.S. aircraft will expire July 8. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) will require owners of some Ameri-King ELTs to have them thoroughly inspected for function and parts compliance.More
Flytenow Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its case against the FAA over pilots using the Internet to seek cost-sharing flights with passengers. The company, which sued the FAA in 2014, has ceased operations and in December, lost its case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.More
Terrafugia has received approval to certify its Transition roadable airplane as an LSA with a maximum takeoff weight of 1,800 pounds. The Massachusetts-based company announced this week the FAA... More
AVwebs search of aviation news found announcements from GAMA, AEA, LeTourneau University and FltPlan. The winners of the GAMA/Build A Plane 2016 Aviation Design Challenge, including four... More
Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville, Spain, early Thursday, completing a 3160-NM trip across the Atlantic from New York in 71 hours. While the Solar Impulse team had initially hoped the... More
Two polar station workers in need of medical care were successfully evacuated from the Amundsen-Scott station as the South Pole on Wednesday, according to the National Science Foundation. CBC... More
The Weekender's SocialFlight calendar runs from Oregon to Georgia with a variety of campouts, cookouts and vintage car and airplane displays. More
Reaction so far by general aviation advocacy groups has been mainly positive to the new rules released yesterday by the FAA to manage small drones (55 pounds or less) in the national airspace. "We... More
In response to a flood of opinions about Icons proposed purchase agreement for buyers of its A5 light sport aircraft which included an airplane life limit and liability limits ... More
The FAA today published its final rule for the commercial use of small drones under 55 pounds. The rule requires commercial drone operators to be at least 16 years old, pass a security background... More
Major problems often start with minor issues. ATC minds the details of the big picture and steps up when pilots find themselves in tricky situations. More
The NTSB contacts the Air Care Alliance (ACA) and demands that it take action to increase the level of safety of Public Benefit Flying and Volunteer Pilot Organizationsthe ACA does so and the NTSB says, Well Done. More
How to execute an IFR clearance that transitions you from Class G to Class E airspacesafely. More
We were inbound to Auckland after a long 12-hour Pacific sector through the night. It was around 5:00am, and there were four other wide-body inbounds (787s, 767s, and 777s) arriving about the same time. Auckland Control was doing a no-nonsense job, without any chit-chat, when the terminal information changed due to a pressure difference (hectopascals down here, not inches). ... She read it out as: "All stations inbound Auckland, new information: Charlie, QNH niner, niner, niner. And nobody... More
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) received the Gold Level Wellness at Work Award from Van Mitchell, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, at a ceremony held at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights on June 10.
LeTourneau University is hosting a day of exploring careers in the aviation industry for high school students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at its educational center at the McKinney National Airport, 1500 Industrial Blvd. in McKinney.
The Aircraft Electronics Association's Educational Foundation announced the names of the individuals who were awarded scholarships worth more than $125,000 for the 2016-17 academic year.
Just push around the numbers on range and distance and you'll see why. More
Enjoy a moment of father-daughter bonding courtesy of Michael Brown, then click through for more photos of pilots enjoying the sky and their conveyances.