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The NTSB says commercial pilots need training to detect snow and ice on the airframe and has asked the FAA to come up with an appropriate program. The recommendation grew out of the NTSB's investigation of the Challenger crash that killed three people in Colorado in 2004, including the son of NBC Sports executive Dick Ebersol…

Chalk's Ocean Airways Turbo Mallards remain idle, six months after being grounded by the crash of one of the vintage aircraft off Miami due to fatigue cracks in the wings. The FAA still hasn't come up with an approved inspection program for the aircraft...

A Swiss partnership has successfully tested a small rocket-powered helicopter that uses 50 percent hydrogen peroxide as fuel. Rocket engines on the rotor tips provide the power…

A couple of Tomcats prowled their old neighborhood last week. The F-14s were on display at the old Grumman plant at Republic Airport on Long Island as part of their final farewell. The fighters will be retired in September...

Air show pilot Scott Manning died Friday when his BD5-J went down at Carp Airport, outside Ottawa, Ontario. Manning was practicing for an appearance in an Ottawa air show.