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AVweb Classic
AVweb landed on the World Wide Web in 1995. Since then, we've amassed a huge archive of advice, analysis,and inspiration. Travel back with us for a look at a classic article from AVweb's past.

Want more? Visit our advanced search page and enter a topic that interests you. You may be surprised at what you discover. Read More
A personal airplane can be many things to its pilot, all at the same time. This time of year, it can be a very special vehicle, simultaneously taking us forward to our future and back to our roots. Even as we contemplate gathering with family and friends, we can marvel in our ability to go places and do things as few others. During these holidays, many of us will be using our airplanes to go home, whether "home" is a location or a state of mind. In this very special story, AVweb's Rick Durden explores what it means to be a pilot, what it means to fly and what "going home" during these holidays can mean. Read More
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Piper's Twin Comanche--affectionately known as the Twinkie by many owners--is one of the most efficient twin-engine aircraft ever manufactured, eclipsed only Diamond's diesel-powered DA42. The Twin Comanche is a popular refurb platform because the airframe performs well and is reasonably priced on the used market. Here's Ron Burdine's nicely refurbed TwinCo. Read More
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PilotShop.com is excited to announce the launch of their entirely redesigned web site! The new web site uses a variety of new web standard techniques that are more intuitive and user-friendly. While the new web site includes many new features such as improved product search and navigation, PilotShop.com will always maintain their high standard of customer service and competitive pricing! This is exciting news for PilotShop.com and all of their loyal customers as PilotShop.com strives to improve their customer service and product offering. Click here to visit.
AVweb's Refurbished Airplane of the Month: Show Off Your Work
New airplanes sales may be a little soft, but we're seeing plenty of refurb work -- everything from new panels to fresh paint to full-up interiors. We would like to feature some of these airplanes in the pages of AVweb and spotlight the owners and shops doing the work. If you have photos of your restored aircraft -- single, twin or turbine -- send them to us at refurb-otm@avweb.com. If we select your airplane as refurb of the month, we'll contact you for more information. Read More
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AVweb is the world's premier independent aviation news resource, online since 1995. Our reporting, features, and newsletters are brought to you by:

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The aircraft of the future may be here today -- or at least, the idea of it has arrived. Read More
David Clark DC PRO-X
In an emerging aircraft refurbishment market, Smithville, Ohio-based Aircraft Sales Inc. stands out with a comprehensive and highly customized rebuild process. In this AVweb video, Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano presents an inside look at the company's Pristine Airplane refurbishment process. Read More
The National Aviation Hall of Fame, based in Dayton, Ohio, added six new names to its roster of more than 200 air and space pioneers this week. Ron Kaplan, enshrinement director for the NAHF, tells AVweb's Mary Grady about the varied and impressive achievements of this year's class. Read More