The pilot of a Piper Archer made an emergency landing on a beach in Venice, Florida, on Sunday afternoon, hitting a man and his 10-year-old daughter who were walking on the shore. The father died at the scene, and the girl was airlifted to a hospital where authorities said she was believed to be in critical condition. The pilot and passenger in the Archer were unhurt. More
Mooney, which announced a reboot of its iconic brand with new investors early this year, will reassert its presence at EAA AirVenture this week with the first delivery of its Acclaim Type S since restarting the production line after a five-year hiatus. The airplane, which was sold via an online auction to the highest bidder, will be delivered on Tuesday. Mooney also said this week it will partner with Redbird Flight Simulations to bolster its in-house training program. More
Pilots who are looking to upgrade their instrument skills will find plenty of opportunities to explore Redbird's training simulators at EAA AirVenture this week. Redbird has provided eight simulators to the new IFR Proficiency Center, hosted by IMC Club and EAA. The Redbird tent (Booth 304) also will be hosting the Dusty simulator the company built for the new Disney animated film, Planes: Fire & Rescue. Redbird also will host the Redbird Flying Challenge Cup finals at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. More
The Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled into a river in Montana a few weeks ago are now roughly rectangular bales of scrap metal likely headed for the faraway places they may have gone as pieces of completed aircraft. More
A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). More
Does the world know it really wants a flying bass boat? Maybe we're about to find out. More
Pete Lossner of Lake Oswego, OR leads off an incredible assortment of photos this week. Click through for more from AVweb readers.