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Hawker Hunter Crashes Near Point Mugu »

A Hawker Hunter owned by Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a civilian tactical airborne training organization, crashed on approach to Naval Base Ventura County, near Point Mugu, California. More

New Solar Powered Airplane from Solar Flight »

Solar Flight has released plans for the Sunstar, a solar powered airplane designed to act as an unmanned telecommunications platform, able to remain in flight for months at a time. More

More Evidence of Amelia Earhart’s Fate? »

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is reporting that it is increasingly confident that a piece of aluminum it found on Nikumaroru Atoll in the south Pacific is from the Lockheed Electra flown by Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on their ill-fated circumnavigation attempt in 1937. More

Electric Trainer: $5 An Hour Flight »

It's flying a single-place technology demonstrator now, but pledges to show off a prototype two-place trainer by next year. More

The Weekender: Barbecue And Thunderbirds »

Fall is a wonderful time of year to get out and explore the country in your airplane, and this weekend offers some great places to go, courtesy of SocialFlight's free online website and app. More

Aeromobil Unveils Version 3.0 Of Flying Car »

Aeromobil officials unveiled the latest version of their flying-car design on Wednesday morning, at a technical fair in Vienna, Austria. The company says this version "incorporates significant improvements and upgrades" compared to the previous "pre-prototype," AeroMobil 2.5. Powered by a Rotax 912 engine, version 3.0 can fly at a top speed of 108 knots for up to 370 nm. More

ADS-B Summit: 'Irreparable Harm' Seen »

Aviation groups are warning that the FAA's inflexible requirement for ADS-B equipage by 2020 could force an exodus from general aviation. In statements issued as the FAA hosted a "call to action summit" on the looming issue, both EAA and AOPA said the costs are too high for the minimal benefits to individual aircraft owners and that could spell trouble for personal aviation. More

Supply Rocket Blows Up »

An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff from a Virginia commercial launch facility Tuesday. The Antares rocket operated by Orbital Sciences Corp. lifted off the launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6.22 p.m. EDT and exploded seconds later. More

Surf Air To Expand Service »

Surf Air, which calls itself an "all-you-can-fly private membership airline," is expanding its service from its base in Santa Monica, California, to include Carlsbad and Oakland, the company has announced. The added service coincides with the arrival of three new Pilatus PC-12NG aircraft, the first in an order of 65 airplanes to be delivered over the next five years. More