Question of the Week

Question of the Week: What Happened to D. B. Cooper? »

A woman in Oklahoma says D. B. Cooper, the name associated with the man who hijacked a Boeing 727 40 years ago and parachuted out the airstair door, was her uncle and he died in 1999 . What do you think? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers about renewed interest in user fees (and the new wrinkles in this latest proposal). Click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: User Fees Again? »

This time, instead of incremental fees for flying the system, it looks like some of your elected representatives think a $25 "departure fee" is in order. What do you think? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers who's going to Oshkosh; click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: Going to Oshkosh? »

The big show is 10 days away. Is it on your calendar? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers which they would choose if they could have only one GPS or broadband internet. Click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: Sophie's Choice — GPS or Internet? »

The dispute over the potential disruption of GPS by LightSquared's broadband network will likely have a complex and expensive resolution that will preserve both but we're not going to give you any shades of gray this week. What would you prefer, cheap fast broadband or GPS? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers if general aviation businesses are too dependent on tax breaks; click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: Tax Breaks and GA »

President Obama pretty much sealed the fate of bonus depreciation on GA aircraft in a press conference Wednesday. Is the general aviation industry too dependent on tax breaks? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers if Boeing should continue the 737 program despite the costs of upgrading and head back to the drawing board and try to come up with another game-changing paradigm; click through to see how AVweb readers answered. More

Question of the Week: Upgraded 737 or New Airplane? »

The big question in the commercial airplane business and one that wasn't answered at the Paris Air Show is whether Boeing will upgrade the 737 at great cost (because of design issues) or create a whole new airplane. If you were Boeing's CEO, what would you do in the single-aisle market? Plus: Last week, we asked whether historic aircraft like the Liberty Belle should be flying; click through to see how AVweb readers answered our last "QOTW." More

Question of the Week: To Fly or Not to Fly — That Is This Week's Question »

The loss of an antique aircraft like Liberty Belle , the B-17 that burned on the ground near Chicago on Monday , raises the question of whether we should fly these rare museum pieces. How would you decide whether an aircraft should be flying or a static museum piece? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers if Temporary Flight Restrictions should be loosened; click through to see a breakdown of the responses. More

Question of the Week: Loosening Temporary Flight Restrictions »

Aviation groups are lobbying to allow much easier GA access to VIP-inspired TFRs. Is that a good idea? Plus: Last week, we asked what advice AVweb readers would give to Cessna's new CEO, Scott Ernest; click through to see the breakdown of our readers' answers. More

Question of the Week: Advice for Cessna's New CEO »

Scott Ernest was named Cessna's new CEO this week after replacing the well-respected and occasionally outspoken Jack Pelton. What's your advice for Ernest? Plus: Last week, in the wake of data recovered from Air France 447's CVRs, we asked if automation has made flying safer or just opened the door to new hazards; click through to see how AVweb readers answered. More

Question of the Week: Fly the Airplane? »

According to the Wall Street Journal , the crew of Air France 447 got so wrapped up in the management of systems they forgot to "fly the airplane" as so many of us had drummed into us. Has automation made us safer or more vulnerable? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers how much financial support governments should provide to aviation companies. Did Canada make the wrong decision about funding Diamond's D-Jet? Click through to see how AVweb readers answered our poll. More