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Arch Wins Budapest Red Bull Race »

Austria's Hannes Arch won the fourth stop on the Red Bull Air Race tour in hot conditions on the course over the Danube River in downtown Budapest. More

Drone Racing Gains Popularity »

Well, as the BBC reporter in the posh British accent says in the accompanying video, it was only a matter of time. The first U.S. Aerial Gran Prix was held in L.A. a couple of months ago and now the loosely organized "sport" of drone racing (UAS racing just doesn't have the ring) is exploding. More

Injuries Light In Beach Landings »

A 12-year-old boy suffered a gashed head but there were no other injuries when a banner-towing aircraft made a forced landing on a crowded California beach on a sunny July 4th. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told media outlets the Super Cub lost power and the pilot headed for the beach. More

Rocket Lab Building Launch Site In New Zealand »

A remote spit of land on New Zealand's South Island will soon become a space launch site for Rocket Lab, which plans to offer low-cost launches for satellites using a smaller, specially designed rocket. The site is slated for completion by the end of the year and target markets will include universities and small startup companies, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck told Bloomberg. More

Record-Breaking Solar Impulse Lands In Hawaii »

After nearly five days aloft "without a drop of fuel," Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg touched down in the early-morning light at Kalaleoa Airport in Hawaii. He has just flown over the Pacific from Japan, completing leg 8 of the solar-powered airplane's global voyage. In the meantime, Borschberg took the title for the longest nonstop solo flight, breaking Steve Fossett’s 2005 record in the jet-powered GlobalFlyer. More

LightSquared Wants FCC To Mandate GPS Interference Talks »

LightSquared, the company that three years ago was proposing a nationwide cellphone network whose signals were shown to disrupt GPS signals, is back. In a multibillion-dollar gambit that could reduce the cost of cell service, potentially at the expense of GPS, it's also asking the FCC to force GPS companies to help solve the technical issues that killed its plans a few years ago. More

Investigators: ATR Pilot Shut Down Wrong Engine »

The captain of the TransAsia Airways turboprop that crashed in Taipei in February had shut down the working engine when the other failed after departure, Reuters reported Thursday. The pilot, Liao Jian-zong, then caught the error, but it was too late, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council said in Reuters' report. The cockpit voice recorder indicated Liao said, "wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle," but in the ensuing confusion the ATR crashed into a river, killing 43 of the 58 people on board. More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found new business alliances announced by Paradigm Precision, Pratt & Whitney, Plane Perfect and Maule Air; and recognition for two women in aviation – one from Whirly-Girls International and another from EAA. More

Engine Failure Likely In C-130 Crash In Indonesia »

An Indonesian air force C-130 transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, Indonesia, during departure on Tuesday had one failed propeller as the pilot attempted to return to the airport, authorities said in a CNN report Thursday. There were 122 people on board, including military personnel and their families, with no survivors confirmed. More

The Weekender: Happy Fourth, Happy Flying »

The Weekender's Fourth of July will be packed with stuff to fly to and enjoy, as seen on the SocialFlight calendar. For Independence Day fun with grassroots flying, there's the Ogle County Airport's summer Best in the Midwest breakfast in Illinois. More