FAA Updates Model Aircraft Guidance

FAA Updates Model Aircraft Guidance »

The FAA on Wednesday updated its 34-year-old Advisory Circular on personal model aircraft, issuing safety and airspace rules similar to the ones it has issued on consumer drones. The new version, which triples the length of the original 1981 AC (PDF) to three pages from one, limits model aircraft to 55 pounds unless certified by a recognized aeromodeling organization. More

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The Weekender: Local Flavor For Labor Day »

With three days to spend for Labor Day, The Weekender scouted out some first-time fly-ins on SocialFlight, plus some big airshows. FlightLevel of Cape May County Airport in New Jersey will hold its... More

RAM Dings Continental on Parts Prices »

In one of the more unusual press releases we’ve seen, RAM Aircraft LP, a Waco, Texas engine and mod shop, says Continental Motors’ recent acquisition of ECi “will cost everyone in... More

Unconfirmed Drone-Airplane Collision Reported »

The FAA has reported that an “unknown object” struck a Piper Apache while in flight near Romeoville, Illinois, but according to the drone website suasnews.com, that object was likely a... More

ADS-B, TCAS 'Unreliable' In Southeast In September »

ADS-B and TCAS will be disrupted during the whole month of September according to a NOTAM covering the U.S. Southeast. The FAA is warning all pilots flying from Virginia to Florida for the month of... More

FAA Reminds Pilots To Medicate With Care »

As part of its Fly Safe campaign aimed at general aviation pilots, the FAA on Tuesday posted information and links about the effect of drugs on flying skills — including prescription and... More

NASA Images Reveal Aircraft Shock Waves »

Researchers from NASA have been experimenting with a 150-year-old photography technique that captures dramatic images of the shock waves created when airplanes fly at supersonic speeds. The images,... More

NBAA Protests EPA Emissions Plan »

NBAA this week filed its formal response to a recent announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it wants to regulate carbon emissions from airplanes. NBAA said it is not... More

Embraer's Legacy 450 Jet Now FAA-Certified »

The Legacy 450 business jet, an all-new mid-light design featuring fly-by-wire technology and sidestick controls, is now FAA-certified, the company announced on Monday. The jet was first certified... More

 

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Twin Takeoffs

Twin Takeoffs »

Departing from a 4200-foot runway, the twin engine Beech B60 Duke lifted off after a 1500-foot takeoff roll. The landing gear was immediately retracted but at approximately 100 feet agl, a large puff of black smoke erupted from the left engine.... More

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Gettin' Older

Gettin' Older »

Concerns about pilot aging are just as important for the younger pilot as for the more silver-haired among us. The US population is getting grayer, and it's plain to see when looking around any airport, so too is the average pilot. This aging... More

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Your Refurb: Aging Gracefully

Your Refurb: Aging Gracefully »

In our series on refurbishing airplanes we've covered what's involved with updating all aspects of your airplane. As a wrap up, we'll look at the situation where you like your airplane as it is, and you want to keep it in good shape so you can... More

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Used Aircraft Guide: Mooney Ovation

Used Aircraft Guide: Mooney Ovation »

Mooney aficionados tend to be clustered in the end of the gene pool that has "I want a fast airplane" in the DNA. For years, they flocked to the marque that promised and delivered speed while sipping fuel. Starting with the single-seat Mite, they... More

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Short Final

Short Final »

Back when I was a student pilot in Navy Flight School, I was flying solo along the beach, conducting precision aerobatics practice. As I finished a barrel roll and set up for a loop, I heard a student-and-instructor aircraft check in to the area,... More

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Historic Flight Foundation Hosts Vintage Aircraft Weekend

Historic Flight Foundation is pleased to host the Eighth Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend, September 4th-6th, 2015. Together with our Paine Field Partners and the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area, "VAW" has become a signature event for families. Join us for food, fun, flying, music, history, inspiration and excitement.

NTBAA's Safety Show-Down CAM Approved

The North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA), announced that its 3rd annual Safety Show-Down event on September 23rd has been certified by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) to be a Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accredited program, allowing attendees to receive CAM credit for participating in the event.

Alan Eustace Wins 2015 Crystal Eagle Award

Alan Eustace, who set the world record for the highest-altitude free fall jump, is the 2015 recipient of the Crystal Eagle Award presented by the Aero Club of Northern California (ACNC).