Record-Breaking Solar Impulse Lands In Hawaii

Record-Breaking Solar Impulse Lands In Hawaii »

After nearly five days aloft "without a drop of fuel," Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg touched down in the early-morning light at Kalaleoa Airport in Hawaii. He has just flown over the Pacific from Japan, completing leg 8 of the solar-powered airplane's global voyage. In the meantime, Borschberg took the title for the longest nonstop solo flight, breaking Steve Fossett’s 2005 record in the jet-powered GlobalFlyer. More

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Rocket Lab Building Launch Site In New Zealand »

A remote spit of land on New Zealand's South Island will soon become a space launch site for Rocket Lab, which plans to offer low-cost launches for satellites using a smaller, specially designed... More

Investigators: ATR Pilot Shut Down Wrong Engine »

The captain of the TransAsia Airways turboprop that crashed in Taipei in February had shut down the working engine when the other failed after departure, Reuters reported Thursday. The pilot, Liao... More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found new business alliances announced by Paradigm Precision, Pratt & Whitney, Plane Perfect and Maule Air; and recognition for two women in... More

Engine Failure Likely In C-130 Crash In Indonesia »

An Indonesian air force C-130 transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, Indonesia, during departure on Tuesday had one failed propeller as the pilot attempted to return... More

The Weekender: Happy Fourth, Happy Flying »

The Weekender's Fourth of July will be packed with stuff to fly to and enjoy, as seen on the SocialFlight calendar. For Independence Day fun with grassroots flying, there's the Ogle County... More

FAA To Cut Airport Advisories, WACs »

The FAA plans to eliminate two of the less frequently used resources provided to pilots in the coming months – Airport Advisories and World Aeronautical Charts. In two separate moves, the... More

Aircraft Spruce Co-Founder Bob Irwin Dies »

Aircraft Spruce co-founder Bob Irwin died June 26 at his home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Irwin and his wife Flo started Fullerton Air Parts in 1955, Aircraft Spruce in 1965 and ACS Products Co.... More

 

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Life Rafts

Life Rafts »

When comes to buying a life raft, quality costs money. In reviewing what's on the market, Winslowl, in our opinion, offers the best rafts—you pay a premium, but we feel you get the value for your dollars. More

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Is Owning Safer?

Is Owning Safer? »

Pilots decide to buy their own airplane for a variety of reasons. It could be a business decision, helping ensure coverage of a relatively wide sales area, or perhaps an aerial photography business. Specialized flight training—like acro, or a... More

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Creating an Emergency

Creating an Emergency »

Flight instructors often note to the student, early in the training cycle, that there are back-up systems in case the primary equipment fails. However, using the backup system may require some skill and one wonders why a pilot would depart with... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Flying from Boeing Field in Seattle to the San Juan Islands, I was monitoring the departure frequency when I heard a pilot report that he'd seen an eagle near the inbound course to 12 right at BFI. An unknown pilot asked: "What was he squawking?" -- Ed Griswold (Griz) More

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Glider Pilot Wins 2015 Donald Justice Poetry Prize

Pat Valdata has won the Donald Justice Prize for poetry in 2015. Her winning manuscript, titled Where No Man Can Touch, consists of dramatic monologues in the voices of women aviation pioneers, chiefly women who achieved firsts in the field of aviation. They range from the first woman to pilot a hot air balloon by herself to the first woman to break the sound barrier. The book was released by the West Chester University Poetry Center in June.

Flying Musicians Awards FMA Solo Scholarship

The Flying Musicians Association has selected the very first FMA Solo Program Scholarship winner. The selection process was very difficult due to the high quality of so many high-quality nominees.

Plane Perfect Partners With Maule Air, Inc.

Two best-in-class aviation companies, Plane Perfect and Maule Air, have recently announced a new partnership. Plane Perfect now provides the official cleaning products of Maule Air, evidence of the brand's continued growing acceptance.