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Lancair has expanded Down Under. The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has granted Type Acceptance Certificates to the Columbia 350 and 400 models...

After battling bureaucracy, ground looping in Thailand and using cooking oil for brake fluid Watsonville, Calif., RV-8 pilot Bill Randolph has completed his round-the-world flight ,making him the oldest to do so solo in an experimental aircraft...

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association is hosting a new user-editable Web site listing Places to Fly in Canada. Anyone can add information or photos to the site and that means that the contributors are responsible for accuracy and detail. Spokesman Adam Hunt said he hopes airport managers monitor the site to ensure accuracy and anyone who spots an error is encouraged to correct it using the online form...

A Raleigh, N.C. couple was unharmed after their Cessna 172 crashed nose first into a forested area near the runway at Raleigh-Durham International Airport last week. Catherine Taylor was flying and her husband Gordon was the passenger.