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The Wichita Eagle is reporting that Cessna Aircraft Company’s revenue increased $22 million and profit rose $10 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 because of an increase in jet deliveries. Cessna delivered 62 new Citations in the quarter, compared to 53 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Read More
The Canadian pilot who crashed a flying club Cessna 172 on the Nashville International Airport on Oct. 29, 2013, had a blood alcohol content (BAC) above state and federal limits according to the Tennessee Medical Examiner. Pilot Michael Callan’s blood alcohol level was 0.081 percent, more than twice that allowed by the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). Read More
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If you've seen videos online of the annual STOL competition at Pioneer Field Airport in Valdez, Alaska, you know the amazing capabilities of these bush planes and their pilots -- and this year, for the first time, you can catch their demo flights at EAA AirVenture, in Oshkosh, instead of traveling all the way to the great North. At Oshkosh, the STOL airplanes will fly during the afternoon airshow, Monday to Wednesday, July 28-30, and will stage a "fun flying" demo from the grass ultralight runway on Friday evening, August 1. Read More
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The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance said this week it has several scholarships available for anyone interested in careers in aircraft maintenance. The opportunities include free tuition for a Learjet 45 maintenance course, sponsored by Bombardier; a scholarship for attaining inspection authorization from the Baker School of Aeronautics, including hotel and exam fees; and a $500 scholarship from DME Services of North Florida to pay for the final oral and practical exam for the A&P certificate. Read More
As part its international youth program encouraging Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, the Think Global Flight (TGF) LiveTV team is presenting a January 27 broadcast showing how aviation uses STEM in the real world. The broadcast is one of several LiveTV events leading up to Think Global Flight’s scheduled April circumnavigation of the world in a Cirrus SR22 while linked to classrooms around the planet. Read More
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The Fly In for food season has already begun. As we kick off our Friday Weekender spot, we’re highlighting Breakfast Fly-Ins in Florida and Texas, a coffee and doughnuts gathering in Arizona and Airport Open Houses in Florida, Oklahoma and California—all taking place this weekend. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines. Read More
Latest Aviation Developments: Craig Fuller Joins Foundation Board; Passing of NASAO CEO Henry Ogrodzinski; New College of Security and Intelligence Formed; Coradine Updates Electronic Logbook. Read More
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Wayne Boggs is best known for keeping the performers and spectators safe at some of the world's biggest air shows, including AirVenture. A week from Sunday, he and his team will be orchestrating the safe and timely arrival and departure of about 600 business jets filled with spectators for one of the world's biggest sports spectacles. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Boggs about how he helps make that happen. Read More
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Each week, we poll the savviest aviators on the World Wide Web (that's you) on a topic of interest to the flying community.

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Aaron Harrington of Forest Hill, MD treats us to a misty morning in our latest winning "PotW." Click through for more reader-submitted photos. Read More
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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.

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Glass panels haven't yet delivered the promised increase in safety. Is greater technology leading to greater complacency on the part of pilots, thus defeating the value of improved technology? Read More
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Call me a wild-eyed reactionary, but I simply can't stand one-size-fits all safety advice designed to keep people from thinking for themselves. Read More
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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
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
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