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Teledyne Continental Motors is giving away a free engine to someone who registers for its Aviator Services plan. Registrants qualify to win either a Continental or Lycoming certified IO-360 engine or one of four experimental engine models...

Eight of 16 surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders gathered at Wright Patterson Air Force Base last week for the 64th anniversary reunion of the raid. A total of 80 volunteers, under Jimmy Doolittle's command, launched a surprise attack on Japan in 1942 in 16 B-25s launched from the carrier Hornet...

A Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) patrolling the Mexican border crashed April 25 while conducting surveillance. The ground station lost contact with the $6.8 million drone just before 3 a.m. as it flew about 12,000 feet above the border between Arizona and Mexico...

Seawind says its amphib has cleared a major certification hurdle with the successful completion of crash tests on the seats. The seats have to absorb a 26g forward load and 19g vertical load at a 60-degree crash angle...

OurPLANE, a New York fractional ownership company, says it will be among the first to get Eclipse 500s. First delivery is expected in October and fractions start at $329,900, fixed costs are $3,500 and operating costs are $469 an hour.