AOPA Presses TSA For TFR Relief »

AOPA Presses TSA For TFR Relief

AOPA has suggested a way to ease the impact of President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Palm Beach resort. AOPA President Mark Baker has written Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asking that “security screening capabilities and gateway operations” be established at Palm Beach County Park/Lantana Airport to allow relatively normal GA operations to carry on when Trump is at Mar-a-Lago.

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NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Design Heads to the Wind Tunnel »

NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Design Heads to the Wind Tunnel

NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) preliminary design model is entering an eight-week testing phase at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, the agency reports. The Glenn Research Center wind tunnel will simulate speeds from Mach 0.3 to Mach 1.6 to ensure smooth airflow into the engine during all phases of flight and to confirm that lift, drag, and side forces on the airframe at various angles of attack, sideslip and Mach number are within expected ranges.

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Lucky Hunters Rescued By Chance »

Lucky Hunters Rescued By Chance

A couple of hunters from a small northern Canada village are being called the “luckiest two guys in the Arctic” after an RCAF patrol aircraft happened on them purely by accident and flew them to safety after a tricky landing on sea ice.

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FAA: Possible Structural Issues in Vintage Cessnas »

Cracks near the wing strut attachment were found in several Cessna 207s belonging to a single operator, leading the FAA to request information from owners and operators to determine how many... More

Alleged Drone Sightings on the Rise »

Pilots continue to report increasing numbers of suspected in-flight sightings of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) to air traffic control, says data released Thursday by the FAA. Pilots reported... More

Norwegian Offers $65 Fares To U.K. »

Controversial budget carrier Norwegian Air will launch transatlantic service with its new Boeing 737MAX aircraft this summer with promotional one-way fares as low as $65 from secondary airports in... More

Flybe Dash-8 Gear Collapses At Schipol »

A Flybe Dash-8 suffered a gear collapse Thursday at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport as a major storm battered western Europe. There were no injuries but the airplane is badly damaged.The so-called... More

ATR Opens Turboprop Training Facility In Miami »

A new training and simulation center for the ATR -600 series of twin turbopropeller commuter aircraft was opened to customers in Florida this week, the company announced on Tuesday. The new ATR... More

Van’s Aircraft Lawsuit Dismissed »

A $35 million lawsuit filed against Van’s Aircraft, characterized by Van’s as an attack on the kitplane industry as a whole, was settled by the parties late last year. In a press release... More

 

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Abort! Abort! Abort!

Abort! Abort! Abort! »

Aborting a takeoff isn't a failure on the part of the pilot; it's a pilot showing the right stuff by recognizing the wrong stuff and taking action to keep people alive. More

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Short Final »

On a recent trip to visit my Inlaws, I was passing by an airport on my way when I heard this exchange ... Cessna1234: Tower, Cessna 1234 is ready for takeoff ... Tower: Cessna 1234 you are cleared for takeoff Runway 24. Say direction of flight ... Cessna 1234: Cleared for takeoff Runway 24, Direction of Flight ... Tower: Which way are you heading? ... Cessna 1234: Oh! Heading southeast ... Karl Vogelheim More

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Whirly-Girls Scholarship Banquet

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27th Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 30, 2017

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Returns Sunday, April 30, 2017, Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport Fantastic Flying Machines, World-Class Tricked-Out Cars and Trucks, Custom Motorcycles, Quirky Contraptions Headline "The Coolest Show on Earth"

Gizmowl: The Ultimate Drone UAV Brand Enters Marketplace

A new drone brand called Gizmowl has hit the market and seeks collaboration from 3D makers.