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'Aviation Consumer' Paint Shop Survey 2014 »

Finding a reliable and skilled paint shop is a daunting challenge for many aircraft owners. If you've had your aircraft painted within the past few years, the editors at "Aviation Consumer" magazine want to know about your experience. Please take this brief survey, and the staff will report on the results in an upcoming issue of "Aviation Consumer." More

New Photo Of Mystery Plane Emerges »

A somewhat clearer photo of a so-far unidentified aircraft has emerged, this time from Wichita and it shows a little more detail of the delta-shaped flying wing. The photo was taken by Jeff Templin in February, a few weeks before two photographers in Amarillo, Texas got images of what may be the same type of aircraft More

AirVenture 2014 NOTAM Now Available »

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Associationís 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. More

Mystery N-Registered Bizjet in Iran »

Despite strict economic sanctions in place against Iran, a U.S.-registered Bombardier Challenger, N604EP, was spotted on the ramp at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran earlier this week. Who is traveling in it and who is flying it are mysteries as the jet is registered to the Bank of Utah as trustee for the investors who have a financial stake in the airplane. More

Laid-Back CNN MH370 Expert Fired »

A Canadian flight instructor who has been one of CNN's go-to experts in its exhaustive coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has been fired at least in part because of his fondness for unbuttoned plaid shirts worn over white undershirts. More

Scholarships Awarded to Women in Transportation Studies »

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2014. Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 15 during the 2014 WTS Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. More

New This Week »

Our weekly survey of aviation news turned up an announcement of certification of the newest Airbus Helicopter, tighter rules regarding helicopter ambulance operators, an NTSB seminar on loss of control accidents and a new Pilot Welcome Center at Friday Harbor, Washington. More

Skiing Via Airplane In Alaska »

Being towed behind a Husky while skiing on a snowfield in the Alaska Range may not be on everyone's bucket list, but it was on Reese Hanneman's, and he has now posted a video of himself doing it. "I am so stoked!" he wrote on his Facebook page, after posting the video on Monday. A reporter at the Alaska Dispatch said the stunt is covered under FAR 91.311, which states that no pilot of a civil aircraft may tow anything except in accordance with the terms of a certificate waiver issued by the FAA. More

Embraer Delivers 34 Jets in Q1 »

Embraer reports that during the first quarter of 2014 it delivered 14 jets to the commercial aviation market and 20 to the business aviation market, for a total of 34 aircraft, compared to 29 aircraft delivered in the same period of 2013. More

Lost Southwest Pilots' Fate Determined »

Southwest Airlines has completed its investigation into an incident in January when a 737 crew landed at the wrong airport, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. The captain is now back at work and the first officer has chosen to retire, the airline said. Airline spokesperson Brandy King said Southwest is continuing to work with the NTSB, which has not yet released its final report. The airline declined to say which pilot was at the controls when the 737 touched down at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport in Hollister, Mo., about seven miles from the Branson airport that was its planned destination. More