Mary Grady

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‘Finding Carla’ Explores Tragedy Behind Regulations
September 29, 2016 When a family survived a wilderness crash in California in 1957 in their Cessna 185, only to die while waiting for rescue that...

Podcast: 'Finding Carla' -- Tragedy Leads To Lives Saved
September 29, 2016 They say aviation regulations are written in blood, and Alaska pilot Ross Nixon tells a story that makes that clear -- when a...

Bell Unveils Unmanned Tiltrotor
September 27, 2016 Bell Helicopter recently unveiled its new design for an autonomous tiltrotor, the V-247 Vigilant, which will have a 65-foot...

SpaceX Details Mars Plans
September 27, 2016 Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said on Tuesday his company is working on a plan for manned flights to Mars, with the aim of...

NBAA Report: Flight Crews Skip Checks
September 26, 2016 A study conducted by NBAA has found that 15 percent of flights in business jets begin without a complete flight-control check,...

Executive Expects VTOL Uber In 10 Years
September 26, 2016 Uber is taking a serious look at autonomous VTOL aircraft for urban transport, and could have a fleet flying within a decade,...

Close Call At Reno Caught On Video
September 21, 2016 Reno racer Thom Richard is glad to be alive after another airplane hit his disabled race plane, narrowly missing the top of...

ADS-B Rebates Up And Running
September 21, 2016 The FAA’s long-awaited ADS-B rebate program is now online, and despite a few first-day glitches with the system early Monday...

New Aviation Show Set For West Africa
September 20, 2016 A new aviation trade show has been announced for Oct. 24-26, 2017, in Ghana, which organizers say will be the first-ever event...

U-2 Crashes In California, Pilot Killed
September 20, 2016 A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane crashed Tuesday near Sacramento, California, about 9:05 a.m. local time while on a training...