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Airlines and GA might both benefit from airspace changes being considered for the crowded airspace around Los Angeles. The FAA is holding four public meetings in January to gauge reaction to a modification of Class B airspace that would make it easier for airliners using LAX and the rest of us using anything but LAX...

The 21st century version of the Wright Flyer has flown. The faithful reproduction of the 1903 model, built by the Wright Experience, made its first hop on Thursday with Dr. Kevin Kochersberger at the controls as a tuneup for the Dec. 17 festivities in Kitty Hawk...

The aerobatic flying world is mourning the death of Jose Aresti. Aresti, 84, died Nov. 18 in Madrid. He came up with the system of diagrams used by aerobatic pilots to describe their exploits in competition. A trophy in his name is awarded to the World Aerobatics Champion each year...

Just in case you wanted to, American aircraft can now overfly Iraq. The FAA has amended SFAR 77 banning civilian flights over the country to allow flights above FL 200 and for those departing neighboring countries to climb to the minimum altitude over Iraq...

Four more aviation legends have been admitted to the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Former Apollo astronaut William A. Anders joins the U.S.'s first female licensed pilot, the late Harriet Quimby; flight test engineer, the late Jack Ridley; and aerobatics master Patty Wagstaff in the induction...

A new budget airline will soon be based at Dulles (IAD). Independence Air was formed by Atlantic Coastal Airlines, which formerly provided feeder service to United in the East. The new carrier announced it will buy 25 Airbuses to supplement its current fleet of mainly CRJs.