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A cockpit design that made it possible for one human error to result in a catastrophic crash was mainly to blame for the destruction of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which resulted in the death of the co-pilot and injury to the pilot, the NTSB concluded on Tuesday. The board also spent some time discussing whether the co-pilot's action, in prematurely unlocking the tail, was part of the probable-cause or not. After a half-hour break, the board proposed a revised probable-cause, which noted that the co-pilot's action initiated the break-up. More

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NexAir Avionics today launched its new website designed around the avionics and technology education needs of today's general aviation pilot.

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Air Bear Tactical Aircraft announces its selection by the State of California's Department of General Services in the 2015 competitive bid process to supply the California Highway Patrol (CHP) with multiple next generation patrol aircraft.

SAFE Elects Three New Directors

By popular vote of Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) members, Thomas J. Carr and Joan Williams were elected to serve initial three-year terms on the organization's Board of Directors, while current board member David St. George was re-elected.