Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 2011 Year-in-Review »

As 2011 draws to a close, we want to know which GA news coverage was most compelling to our readers. What was the top general aviation news story of 2011? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers who should succeed Randy Babbitt at the FAA; click through to see how they answered. More

Question of the Week: The Next FAA Administrator »

Politico has named its top five potential successors to former FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Who do you like? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers what they thought of the FAA's plan to charge for access to AeroNav's electronic charts; click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: Is the FAA Right to Raise Prices for Digital Charts? »

To cover its expenses, the FAA's AeroNav proposes to charge at least $150 per user for its digital databases, more than doubling the cost of apps like ForeFlight and WingX and probably eliminating free viewing of charts on services like DUATs and other no-charge sites. Is the FAA right to raise prices for digital charts? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers for their opinion on Randy Babbitt's resignation as FAA Administrator; click through to see how they answered. More

Question of the Week: Did Babbit Have to Go? »

After a weekend arrest on DUI charges, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt promptly resigned his position . Did he make the right call? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers if any of the manufacturers are getting close to finding the perfect price point for LSAs. Click through for the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: How Much Is Too Much for an LSA? »

Cessna announced a hefty price increase for the 162 Skycatcher to $149,000 last week, and this week Pipistrel said it can do one for a little more than half that at around $84,000. What's the sweet spot when it comes to LSA pricing? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers what they thought of D.B. Cooper's infamous skyjacking: Was it a smashing success, or did it end in tragedy? Click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

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

Today is the 40th anniversary of arguably the most famous hijacking of all time and one of the most compelling mysteries of the last four decades. In today's blog , Dan Gryder offers a video teasing a full explanation of the crime, and our Editorial Director Paul Bertorelli notes there are no shortage of questions and answers about the case. What do you think: Did D.B. Cooper pull off the perfect crime? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers how the FAA's decision to begin charging for flight data will affect them, if at all; click through to see how they answered. More

Question of the Week: Airplane vs. Wildlife »

Have you had any wildlife encounters with your airplane? The FAA thinks you're holding back on reports of contact with self-propelled FOD -- but you can tell us what you've hit. Plus: This week's it's wildlife, but last week we asked if our readers had ever had any encounters with lasers shone at them from the ground; click through to see the breakdown of answers. More

Question of the Week: Laser Tagging »

The FAA thinks laser pointing is such a serious issue that it's devoted an online information and reporting page to the topic. We're curious: Have you ever been hit with a laser from the ground? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers how reliant they are on high-tech instruments in the cockpit; click through to see how they answered. More

Question of the Week: How's Your Electronics Dependence? »

This week we learned that iPads have the ability to randomly delete files , including your charts and plates. We're wondering how dependent you've become on tablets, touch screens and other wonder boxes. How much do you rely on high-tech tools in the cockpit? Plus: Last week, we asked AVweb readers if they're ready to sign up for a tour of outer space; click through to see how they answered. More