Rick Durden

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Another Aviation Icon Fades Away
September 28, 2014 It's gone. The main hangar on what became Detroit Metro Airport was an iconic buildingódesigned for the future of aviation,...

FAA Allows Limited Commercial UAS Operation
September 25, 2014 The FAA has taken the first steps to allow commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in what it referred to as the...

F-22 Used In Anger For The First Time
September 24, 2014 The oft-maligned but remarkably capable Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor entered combat for the first time this week when an...

Video: American Champion Denali Scout Review
September 22, 2014 Aviation Consumer's Rick Durden teamed with Kasey Lindsay and Bob Hannah of Northwest Backcountry Aircraft to do a flight...

Baseball Cap A Factor In Midair
September 19, 2014 The Canadian Transportation Safety Board yesterday released its finding on a 2013 multiple-fatality midair collision between a...

Nation's First Aerospace Engineering Program Celebrated
September 19, 2014 As part of the 100th anniversary celebration for its first-in-the-nation Aeronautical (now Aerospace) Engineering Department,...

Boeing To Ramp Up 737 Production
September 17, 2014 At an investor conference hosted by Morgan Stanley this week, Boeing's CEO Ray Conner announced that Boeing is looking to...

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Given An Su-35 Fighter
September 17, 2014 In an ironic turn, nearly 80 years after Stalin derided the Pope of the Catholic Church by asking how many divisions he had,...

Air Force Changes Oath Instructions
September 17, 2014 In response to what was becoming a stalemate over an airman who was trying to reenlist, the U.S. Air Force has directed its...

Why the Part 23 Rewrite Delay Matters
September 14, 2014 Last July, the FAA told a Congressional committee that it would not meet the December 31, 2015 deadline mandated by federal...