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The NTSB said yesterday it wants the FAA to require recurrent inspection of control wheels in some Cessna airplanes for cracks, with specific emphasis on the inside upper corners where fatigue cracking has been found. A failure could cause loss of control and a possible accident, the NTSB said. The control wheels should be replaced if any cracks are detected...

Seven people from Texas were killed in the crash of a Cessna 401 in a remote, wooded area of Kentucky on Monday...

CFIs who'd like to offer sport pilot instruction can find all they need to know in a new guide available free online, from EAA. The guide provides overviews of the Sport Pilot Certificate and the various LSA categories, along with requirements for augmented privileges, endorsements, and more...

Another reason not to fly the airlines ... an elite athlete wasn't allowed to carry on her spare artificial leg, but had to check it, and it was lost...

Webster, N.Y., has banned private airports and outlawed helicopters from landing in the town, after complaints about a helicopter-flying resident landing at various sites...

The NTSB wants the FAA to take "urgent" action to prevent further incidents involving uncontained failures of jet engines...

NASA is working to develop guidelines for pilots to fly airliners with throttles only, as part of a defense plan against missile attacks, Flight International reports...

Fewer carry-ons mean quicker boarding for airlines, but longer waits for baggage to arrive for pick-up...

A hydrogen-powered UAV with a 22-foot wingspan is being flight-tested in Georgia...

Adventurer Steve Fossett has reached 50,699 feet in a glider above the Andes, breaking a record set in 1986 (pending official verification)...

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