Drone Racing Gains Popularity

Drone Racing Gains Popularity »

Well, as the BBC reporter in the posh British accent says in the accompanying video, it was only a matter of time. The first U.S. Aerial Gran Prix was held in L.A. a couple of months ago and now the loosely organized "sport" of drone racing (UAS racing just doesn't have the ring) is exploding. More

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Able Flight Class of 2015 Pilots Earn Their Wings »

Six pilots, the latest graduates of Able Flight’s training program, will receive their wings during a ceremony July 21 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. This year’s class includes an ATP... More

Pilotless Twin-Engine Airplane Completes Flight Tests »

The sight of an otherwise normal-looking light twin flying around the patch with no one in the cockpit has just put a new spin on unmanned aerial systems. Aurora Flight Sciences of Virginia... More

Arch Wins Budapest Red Bull Race »

Austria's Hannes Arch won the fourth stop on the Red Bull Air Race tour in hot conditions on the course over the Danube River in downtown Budapest. More

Injuries Light In Beach Landings »

A 12-year-old boy suffered a gashed head but there were no other injuries when a banner-towing aircraft made a forced landing on a crowded California beach on a sunny July 4th. FAA spokesman Ian... More

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

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... 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



Summertime, and the Tailwheels Are Flying

Summertime, and the Tailwheels Are Flying »

If you want to expand your aviation horizons into some more adventurous flying, why not get a tailwheel checkout and endorsement? If nothing else, it will greatly expand the spectrum of types of airplanes that you can fly and, in my opinion,... More


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


Is Owning Safer?

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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

Short Final:

Short Final »

At San Carlos Airport, there is a lot of pilot training that occurs, so it is common to hear interesting radio calls. ... One day, a helicopter pilot reported to the tower: "We're with you at 700 feet." ... but did not provide a location. ... The tower controller responded: "If I were in the airplane with you, where would I be?" -- Herb Patten 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.