AVweb's Most Popular Stories Of 2009
We've looked back through the electronic monstrosity that recorded the roughly 600 million hits you generated for AVweb last year so, without further ado, here are the stories that you found most clickable in 2009. In January, your interest was dominated by our same-day breaking news coverage of Sully and Jeff and their "Miracle On The Hudson," along with our comprehensive first impact video footage and CVR audio. In February, C-17 belly landing pictures and video won the top slot. The third month was dominated by Terrafugia, specifically our Terrafugia first flight video coverage. In April, a King Air pilot died en route, forcing a low-time SEL pilot/passenger to orchestrate a landing and our audio coverage won out. In May, more audio -- this time covering Sean Tucker's off airport landing. In June, video of a Beaver that crashed on takeoff claimed the top spot.
July brought Oshkosh, and video of a 777 pilot's take on an Airbus' A380 firm arrival to AirVenture. That actually carried its winning position into August when our F-16 loss of control video grabbed the second spot. September's winner was the Victor Bomber aborted takeoff or fast taxi mistake video. In October, you were most interested in the story and pictures of an Alaskan cub that allegedly lost an encounter with a bear. November's winner was Lutheran Airlines, an audio clip. And December's big draw was our video dissection of a fatal Cirrus stall accident. Here's looking forward to 2010.