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Reno Races Wrap; NTSB Reports On Crash »

The National Championship Air Races wrapped up at Reno on Sunday, with Steven Hinton Jr., of Chino, Calif., taking the Breitling Unlimited Gold championship in his P-51 Mustang, Voodoo. It was the sixth win in a row for 27-year-old Hinton, who reached a top speed of 493 knots in Sunday's race. More

NTSB: GA Accidents Down In 2013 »

The number of civil aviation accidents fell last year, from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013, the NTSB said on Monday. General aviation accidents showed a decrease in all categories. The total number of GA accidents was 1,222, a decrease of 249 from 2013. The number of fatal accidents (221), fatalities (387), and the accident rate per 100,000 flight hours (5.85) all declined from the previous year. More

"Hump" Pilots, DC-3 Meet Again »

Two former DC-3 captains were re-united with the aircraft they both flew over "the Hump" in Asia's Himalayan mountains during World War II, more than 70 years ago, in a special event held last week at the SFO Museum, at the San Francisco International Airport. The Historic Flight Foundation, which owns and operates the airplane, flew it in to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "The Legend of CNAC: China National Aviation Corporation, 1929-1949." More

Short Final »

While traversing New York/Washington Center air space, we received a frequency change. However, when trying to check in, the frequency was congested with multiple aircraft being worked. This went on for a while. Finally there was a break, and the PM was able to check in: "Good afternoon, New York. NXXXXX -- long-time listener, first-time caller; FL410." -- Julian McVay More

Sanctions Hurt European Bizjet Industry »

Just as the economy was recovering, a geopolitical crisis has replaced it as a threat to the European business jet industry. The U.S. and other countries have imposed sanctions on wealthy Russians because of the ongoing situation in eastern Ukraine, but at least part of the impact has been felt in Europe. More

Tethered UAS Debuts »

A Russian inventor has come up with a new twist on unmanned aerial systems, one that might offer a legal way around the virtual ban on their commercial use in the U.S. Sergei Lupashin's Fotokite looks like any of the dozens of multi-copter small UAS vehicles now on the market but with an important difference. More

'Armed Cessnas' To Lebanon »

The U.S. has pledged to supply an "armed Cessna and other support aircraft" to help Lebanon counter the threat from ISIL extremists. David Hale, the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, confirmed the deal in a statement released after a meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam. More

FAA Fiddles While Canadian Drones Earn »

As U.S. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or drone) developers, manufacturers and potential users are howling at or suing the FAA for its ongoing refusal to allow commercial UAV operations, commercial drone use in Canada has, dare we say it, taken off. More

New This Week »

AVweb's weekly sampling of what's new in aviation this week uncovered a kneeboard of uncommon versatility, a trade-up program from iFlightPlanner, a new line of aircraft circuit breaker lockouts and a talent search for a new, aviation-themed show. More

Two U.S. Fighters Down In The Pacific »

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets collided over the Western Pacific Friday, resulting in the loss of both jets—one pilot has been rescued. More