Russ Niles

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Tiltrotor Production Planned
March 3, 2015 The first civilian tiltrotor aircraft could be available for sale in 2017 and it will be built in Philadelphia. Agusta...

Legal Issues Mire FlightPro
March 3, 2015 It appears that FlightPro, the well-regarded Android flight planner and chart app will not be back anytime soon, thanks to...

Stricken Skydiver Saved By Instructor
March 1, 2015 An Australian skydiver was likely saved by a fellow jumper who pulled his ripcord for him after he suffered an apparent...

$13 Million Judgment Against Mechanic For Crash
February 28, 2015 A California jury has awarded $13,360,000 to the family of a Napa doctor who died in the crash of his Cessna 182 in 2009,...

New Zealand Clears R44s For Flight
February 24, 2015 Robinson R-44 helicopters have been cleared to fly again in New Zealand after investigators there concluded that a rotor blade...

Student Landed F-16 With Half A Wing
February 22, 2015 An Oklahoma Air National Guard student pilot managed to bring an F-16 safely back to his base missing half of the right wing...

Video: Airtime Aircraft Cygnet
February 22, 2015 Airtime Aircraft of Florida has brought wind-in-your-face fun to amphibious flying with its Cygnet weight-shift amphib. CEO...

Australia, New Zealand Ground Some R-44s
February 21, 2015 Aviation authorities in New Zealand and Australia have grounded a significant number of Robinson R-44 helicopters in response...

Drone Rule Open For Comments
February 21, 2015 The FAA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) is now on the Federal Register,...

Border-Crashing Canadian Pilot Loses Plane
February 19, 2015 A Canadian pilot begged an Ohio court to give him more jail time rather than take away his beloved Cessna 172 but the...