Question of the Week

Question of the Week: Acrophobia and the Aviator »

AVweb reader Bill Menzel wrote to us a few weeks ago: "A columnist in an aviation magazine recently mentioned in passing that he thought many pilots are actually afraid of heights. Are you afraid of heights?" It's an interesting question: Are you afraid of heights? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers about Friends of the Earth's California lawsuit over lead in avgas; click through to see the breakdown of their responses. More

Question of the Week: The Lead Question »

Friends of the Earth has upped the ante in its bid to ban lead additives in aviation fuel by suing EPA to get that process moving. What are your thoughts on the issue? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers about the impact of modern panels on general aviation; click through to see the breakdown of responses. More

Question of the Week: How Have Modern Electronics Affected Your Flying? »

AOPA's Air Safety Foundation says that, statistically speaking, you're as likely to crash with all the bells and whistles as you are with a six-pack and that your basic pilot skills may not be as sharp as they should be. Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers how much they're willing to spend at the pump before they considering giving up flying; click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: Paying at the Pump »

We are already seeing five to six dollars per gallon of 100LL avgas, and the problems with Iran promise to send them even higher. AVweb reader Hal Gosling would like to know what price per gallon you're willing to pay. Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers ; click through to read what AVweb readers had to say on the subject. More

Question of the Week: Pilot Confidence and Competence »

This week's question comes from an AVweb reader who wants to know about your confidence as a pilot. Dave Coriaty asks, "At what point in your flying career did you honestly feel to be at your peak of competence in all piloting situtations?" Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers which aviation innovation should take home this year's Robert J. Collier Trophy; click through to read what AVweb readers had to say on the subject. More

Question of the Week: Crash Pilots as Criminals? »

A New Hampshire pilot is facing manslaughter charges in the death of his daughter after the twin he was flying without a multi-endorsement crashed in Massachusetts. Are there circumstances where pilots should face criminal action? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers about the proposed weight limit increases for light sport aircraft; click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: Weight Gain for LSAs? »

The possibility of an increase in the maximum weight for LSAs is being bandied about at the FAA. How much should an LSA weigh? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers about crosswind landings: Do you crab or slip? Click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: Crab or Slip? »

The video we featured of crosswind landings at Dusseldorf Airport earlier this month ignited the debate over crosswind techniques. What do you do? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers ; click through to read what AVweb readers had to say on the subject. More

Question of the Week: Are Air Shows Safe Enough? »

The NTSB held hearings this week to take the temperature of the industry and the authorities on the safety of air shows. What do you think? Plus: On a related note, last week we asked about the future of the Reno Air Races; click through to see how readers answered that poll. More

Question of the Week: Should the Races Go On? »

The group that runs the National Championship Air Races in Reno says there will be at least one more gathering at Reno-Stead Airport, but it's up to the powers that be to decide the form it will take. If you were pulling the strings, what would it look like? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers ; click through to read what AVweb readers had to say on the subject. More