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Astronaut Eugene Cernan Dies »

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday at the age of 82. Cernan has been suffering from a “long illness” when he died surrounded by family. More

Cargo Plane Crash Kills Dozens On The Ground »

A Boeing 747-400 cargo plane en route from Hong Kong to Istanbul crashed early Monday morning, about 7:30 local time, while trying to make a scheduled stop in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The flight crew of four and about 38 people on the ground were killed in the crash and its aftermath. At least a dozen buildings were destroyed by the impact and fire, and at least a dozen people were taken to the hospital with injuries. More

Short Final »

While we were preparing to shut down at a tie down spot at Henderson Airport, Las Vegas, ground control was directing a taxiing Piper ... Ground: ”Cherokee Nxxxx, say your destination." ... Cherokee:"Uhh, we're not sure where we're going. We're just following the van in front of us (the "follow-me" van)." ... Ground (chuckling):“I mean when you depart the airport." ... Cherokee: "Oh, we'll be returning to Long Beach in about an hour.” ... Ground: "Roger." ... Dan Jay More

AVweb's BasicMed Pilot Survey: Tell Us What You Think »

Last week, the FAA rolled out the final rule for the long-awaited Third-Class medical exemption. We heard plenty of comments pro and con and in today's issue, we're publishing a detailed survey to find out what pilots really think. More

Patrouille de France At SNF »

Sun ’n Fun will have an international flavor again this year as the French air force demonstration team the Patrouille de France has confirmed it will perform at the fly-in, which runs from April 4-7. The Blue Angels are also performing at Lakeland. More