After several years of work by the Recreational Aviation Foundation, an old turf runway has been restored and reopened on North Fox Island, in Lake Michigan. The 3,000-foot runway has displaced thresholds on both ends, and is surrounded by trees up to about 60 feet high. The island, which comprises about 820 acres, is owned by the State of Michigan and is managed for wildlife and game. More
Five-year-old Hudson Hughes was the classic kid at the airport fence in July when a Southwest Airlines captain made his effort worthwhile. The young airplane nut was with his grandfather in the ramp viewing area at Albuquerque's Sunport International Airport and waving enthusiastically at every passing plane. More
A midair collision at an airshow in Switzerland Sunday killed one of the pilots involved. According to initial news reports two members of the three-ship Formation Grasshoppers team touched during a maneuver and both aircraft crashed. More
At least 11 people are feared dead after a Hawker Hunter plowed into multiple cars, including a wedding limousine, on a road adjacent to an airport hosting an airshow in the U.K. Saturday. The pilot, identified as Andy Hill, a British Airways pilot and former RAF Harrier pilot, survived and is in the hospital in serious condition after the crash near the Shoreham Airport near the southern city of Brighton. More
A short circuit was the probable cause of the fire that started in a Boeing 787 parked at London's Heathrow Airport in July 2013, U.K. investigators said this week. Two exposed wires in the aircraft's lithium battery-powered ELT touched, starting the fire and causing substantial damage to the 787, the Air Accidents Investigations Branch said in a BBC report. More
NASA's deliberate crash of a Cessna 172 dramatically showed how ineffective single shoulder harnesses can be. More
Allen Macbean of American Fork, Utah serves up our latest "Picture of the Week." Click through for a better look and for more breath-taking reader-submitted photos.