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Avidyne Announces Certification of IFD540 System »

Celebrating 20 years of providing integrated avionics and aircraft safety systems, Avidyne announced today that it received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) from the FAA for installation of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models. More

A Summer Option for Kids -- AeroCamp »

Summer vacation goes by fast, but if you know any kids age 12 to 18 who need something to do, AeroCamp might provide an option. The program, developed by the Flight School Association of North America, is offered at about 20 local flight schools around the country. The camps generally run for five days, Monday to Friday, from about 9 to 5. Many flight schools offer both beginner and advanced options, with a chance to learn about airplanes, aviation careers, and the aerospace industry. More

Patent Lawsuit Against AOPA Tossed »

A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). More

New This Week »

AVweb's weekly review of what's happening in aviation turned up news of a new, "sensor-capable" special mission Cirrus SR22, the report of the first flight of a solar-electric airplane, a new stick-shaker stall warning for E-AB aircraft and an invitation to watch the Space Shuttle Independence placed atop its 747 transport. More

FAA Backtracks On Israel Flight Ban »

The Jerusalem Post is reporting the FAA has reversed its earlier decision to extended the ban on U.S. flights to Israel and is now allowing U.S. carriers to fly there. More

Teen Pilot Dies On Around-World Attempt »

The body of Indiana teenage pilot Haris Suleman, who was attempting to fly around the world with his father, was found off the coast of American Samoa after their A-36 Bonanza went down in the South Pacific Tuesday night More

ATP Rule Change Imminent »

With an Aug. 1 deadline approaching when the requirements to qualify for an ATP certificate will change, AOPA this week posted some guidance, plus a 22-minute podcast, to help address pilots' questions. AOPA's guidance is available online to everyone, not just members of the association. Also, the FAA has posted information online about the new requirements, including a copy of the pertinent FAR changes and a flow chart that aims to help applicants find their way through the new rules. More

The Weekender: Type Clubs to Historic Presentations »

AVweb's weekly review of upcoming aviation events on SocialFlight uncovered a Fly-Out, the Cessna 150/152 "Cornfab," a fly-in lunch that includes a presentation on F-105 operations in Vietnam, a Fly-In and airshow at historic the historic Wendover, Utah Airport and a modest Fly-In in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. More