NASA Working The Drone Problem

NASA Working The Drone Problem »

Amazon, Google, and plenty of others are eager to use drones; the FAA is facing a deadline to allow them into the airspace; pilots are worried about how this will affect them -- and amid all this worrying, NASA scientists are working on new technology that could solve the problem. The solution, says NASA's Parimal Kopardekar, is to create what is essentially a separate system to manage the airspace between the surface and 1,000 feet. More

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FAA Extends Time For Hangar-Rule Comments »

The FAA will allow the GA community an extra 30 days to comment on a proposed policy that spells out what is considered acceptable use of a hangar, EAA said late Tuesday afternoon. The request for... More

Fleet Sale For Continental Diesels »

Continental Motors has announced a major fleet sale of its CD-135 diesel engine to a Spanish flight school. Aerodynamics Malaga S.L. will retrofit 16 Cessna 172s with the diesel and the first four... More

UAS Exemption Requests: 30 And Counting »

The FAA says it hasn't yet dealt with more than 30 requests from companies and groups that want to fly small unmanned aerial systems for commercial purposes in the U.S. The companies, like... More

Team Aims To Fly 300 MPH On Batteries »

Electroflight, a team of British glider builders, recently announced it has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to build a single-seat airplane that will set a new speed record for... More

Five Killed In Colorado Crash »

All five people on board a Piper PA-46 Malibu died when it crashed on Sunday, shortly before noon, near the Erie Municipal Airport in Colorado, about 25 miles northwest of Denver. Peter Knudson,... More

Armchair Flying -- Denali By Sonex »

Since it's a holiday here in the U.S., here's a video with no news in it at all, but just some beauty shots of flying above the mountains of Alaska, mostly above Denali National Park and the Yukon,... More

Japan Studies Indigenous Fighter Program »

Japan is studying whether to go it alone on building its next generation of fighter aircraft. Japan's ministry of defense has been working on the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD-X) for four... More

Commemorative Air Force Fights Hangar Rule »

The Commemorative Air Force is asking the FAA to extend the Sept. 5 comment deadline on a proposed policy on "aeronautical uses" permitted in hangars on federally funded airports. The CAF says its... More



The Risks of Maneuvering Speed Myths

The Risks of Maneuvering Speed Myths »

Sure, we know what maneuvering speed is, we learned it in private pilot ground school. It turns out that we were rather badly mislead. More


Lockheed-Martin: User-Friendly Pilot Services

Lockheed-Martin: User-Friendly Pilot Services »

Sometimes I feel as if Lockheed-Martin Flight Services is the Rodney Dangerfield of aviation—no matter how sophisticated, cool and user-friendly its weather briefing and flight safety services become, pilots don't seem to be paying attention.... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Last Friday, we departed Detroit City VFR northbound in my SR22 for some sightseeing and requested traffic advisories from Selfridge Approach. Shortly thereafter, we heard this exchange: ... Selfridge Approach: "Cessna XXX, traffic at one o'clock and two miles. A whacko." ... Then a brief pause. ... Selfridge: "Correction: That's a 'Waco.'" ... Cessna XXX: "Maybe he's both!" -- Brian Litch More


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Summit Aviation Cancer Camp

Summit Aviation Completes First Week-Long Pilot Program for Cancer Survivors

Silver Wings Fraternity to Convene 2014 Annual Convention

Silver Wings Fraternity hosts its 2014 Annual Convention in Pensacola, Florida from October 2 through 4. Tours are scheduled at National Naval Aviation Museum and Naval Survival Training Institute. NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott is the scheduled keynote speaker. FMI:

Bearhawk Aircraft Receives FAA Approval For Transition Training

Bearhawk Aircraft announced today receipt of the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane. Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina has received a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from the FAA allowing him to provide flight instruction in his four-place Bearhawk. The LODA allows builders and owners of Bearhawk aircraft to hone their pilot skills through a structured transition training program.