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Skiing Via Airplane In Alaska »

Being towed behind a Husky while skiing on a snowfield in the Alaska Range may not be on everyone's bucket list, but it was on Reese Hanneman's, and he has now posted a video of himself doing it.... More

Embraer Delivers 34 Jets in Q1 »

Embraer reports that during the first quarter of 2014 it delivered 14 jets to the commercial aviation market and 20 to the business aviation market, for a total of 34 aircraft, compared to 29... More

Lost Southwest Pilots' Fate Determined »

Southwest Airlines has completed its investigation into an incident in January when a 737 crew landed at the wrong airport, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. The captain is now back at work and... More

The Weekender: Fly In Season Accelerates »

Our weekly review of the fly ins posted on SocialFlight showed that with warmer weather, the traditional fly in season has started. We found fly ins that included everything from a pig roast to a... More

Crew Reunites With Flying Fortress »

Ten World War II veterans, age 89 and up, all of them former B-17 crewmembers, went for a flight in EAA's Boeing B-17G Aluminum Overcast on Monday afternoon, in Oshkosh, Wis. Chris Henry, who helps... More

Chinese Market Growing Despite Rules »

Greater China's business aviation fleet almost doubled to 371 aircraft from 2011 to 2013 but even that world-leading growth rate has been severely hampered by government and regulatory roadblocks,... More

Gulfstream Inks 60-Plane China Deal »

Gulfstream set the tone for the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition Tuesday with the formal announcement of a $3 billion, 60-plane deal to supply G280, G450, G550 and G650 aircraft to... More

Drone Operator Accused Of Hindering Helicopter Rescue »

Police in Springfield, Ohio, said a drone operator who was shooting video of a car crash on Saturday refused to give way to an approaching medical helicopter, and arrested him on a felony charge of... More

 

Reader mail:

AVmail: April 14, 2014 »

AME Larry W. James writes: "I find it very interesting that AOPA is planning to refurbish three Cessna 152s looking for a price point of $85,000. Also, the comments about the 1,320-pound gross weight limit for LSA being a problem in the U.S. for flight schools. Both of these concerns lead me to believe, as others do, that the LSA regulation should have a gross weight of around 2,000 pounds. This would take in a lot of very reasonable two-seat airplanes. Along with this, rather than... More

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Engine Fires

Engine Fires »

I still have my airplane today. I'm very lucky. After the most recent annual inspection was completed, my aircraft's induction system caught fire. I found I was woefully unprepared for such an event. If I was unprepared, you probably are, too. More

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Flagship Detroit—The Oldest Flying DC-3

Flagship Detroit—The Oldest Flying DC-3 »

The oldest airworthy DC-3 was located and purchased by the Flagship Detroit Foundation in 2004. Formed by former and current American Airline employees determined to find and restore the oldest former American Airlines DC-3 it could, the Flagship... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Years ago, working in the Delta radio shop, I had a VHF receiver tuned to an ATL tower frequency. Tower had an Eastern DC-9 go around twice. The second time, the DC-9 responded: "We can do this all afternoon if you like, but in a little while we are going to have to land and refuel." -- Lewis Linson, via e-mail More

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Airbus Helicopters' new EC145 T2 is certified: Deliveries of mission- ready rotorcraft to begin in the third quarter

Donauwörth, Germany, 17 April, 2014 - The newest member of Airbus Helicopters' proven EC145 rotorcraft family - the EC145 T2 - has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year. Issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability.

NTSB TO HOLD SAFETY SEMINAR ON PREVENTING AERODYNAMIC STALLS AND LOSS OF CONTROL ACCIDENTS

The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from the NTSB's investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control.

New FAA Rules on Air Ambulances Will Affect All Providers

Vanderbilt LifeFlight is applauding the new rules issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will have a dramatic impact for all air ambulance operators and make the industry much safer. Stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, enhanced training and additional on-board safety equipment are some of the newly added regulations, and represent the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades.