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A Florida company is hoping to revive a proven 1950s concept that mounted a ducted fan under a stand-up control station to create a 21st century version of the Hiller "flying platform." Read More
In the 1950s there were various designs for flying platforms, but the technology wasn't quite good enough for a practical design. Flying Platform, LLC displayed the beginnings of an updated version of the Hiller Flying Platform at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida and hope to have it flying by June. After that, they'll be offering kits for sale. Read More
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An Alaska inventor has come up with a relatively low-cost ($2500) solution to a vexing problem for float and amphibian pilots and, well, really all pilots. John Pursey says his FlareAssist will help anyone skim (or grease) their landings through the use of ultrasonics. Read More
Alaska inventor John Pursley had some jarring smooth water landings in his new amphib a few years ago and drew on his technical background to get some help. He spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at the U.S. Light Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. Read More
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Before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the former Eastern Bloc countries supplied the Soviets with sophisticated aerospace products and services. Now those industries have turned to civil aircraft manufacture. One of those companies, Skyleader, showed off a new LSA at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring this week. Here's a brief video report on the new Skyleader 600. Read More
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The NTSB says the pilots of a Southwest flight that landed at the wrong airport last week simply followed the wrong bright lights after opting for a visual approach to what they thought was Branson Airport in Missouri. Read More
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AOPA is reporting that a group of senators has introduced a bill that would require the FAA to follow rulemaking procedures before it could adopt its much-maligned new standard for expensive sleep apnea testing for pilots. The Senate bill, introduced by members of the bipartisan General Aviation Caucus, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., with co-sponsors Mike Johanns, R-Neb., and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, mirrors that of a recently introduced House bill that was voted upon favorably in committee and is positioned for a vote in the full house. Read More
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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.

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Your aircraft is undergoing its annual inspection, and your IA tells you that a cylinder has weak compression and has to come off. Here are some things to consider before you tell him to go ahead. Read More
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After three-quarters of a century of progress, new highwing taildraggers ought to be better than Mr. Piper's creation. And they are. A lot. Read More
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Faced with steady north winds and a cool airmass, those who attended the first day of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida were bundled up but engaged in the various displays and forums. The show continues through Sunday at the central Florida airport, next to the famed Sebring car-racing track. Read More
World Aircraft is starting production of two light sport aircraft at its base in Paris, Tennessee. The company exhibited at U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. Read More
RANS Designs is out with a model called the S-20 Raven, an evolution of its popular Coyote series. At the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring on Thursday, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took the Raven for a demo flight, and here's his report on the airplane. Read More