Harrison Ford Injured In Off-Airport Landing

Harrison Ford Injured In Off-Airport Landing »

Actor and pilot Harrison Ford was hospitalized Thursday when the Ryan PT-22 he was flying landed in a golf course after departing Santa Monica Airport. The Los Angeles Fire Department did not officially identify the pilot at a news conference, but various media outlets are reporting that Ford, 72, was at the controls and was conscious after the crash. More

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Secret Service To Conduct Drone Tests In Washington »

The Secret Service announced it will conduct “exercises" using unmanned aerial vehicles around Washington, D.C., in the coming weeks. While the agency didn’t disclose further details,... More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of the news in aviation found a new FTD for Canadian helicopter pilots, AOPA's latest loan program, updates to the Red Bull Air Race, and a new STC approval for Sikorsky helicopters. More

La Guardia Open After Overrun (Updated) »

A Delta MD-88 overran a runway at New York's La Guardia Airport just after 11 a.m. Thursday and it appears there were no serious injuries to the 125 passengers and five crew. It was snowing at the... More

NTSB Could Reopen Buddy Holly Crash Probe »

The case of the storied 1959 Beech Bonanza crash that killed Buddy Holly, two fellow singers and the pilot could reopen at the request of a New England man who has his own theories about what... More

The Weekender: Aviation History Celebrations »

The Weekender has some aviation history tours in store on SocialFlight’s calendar. See the historic Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona, and its legacy aircraft at the airport’s annual open... More

All Safe After Nepal Landing Accident »

The manager of Kathmandu Airport in Nepal said Wednesday that all 227 people aboard a Turkish Airlines A330 are safe after the aircraft "somehow missed the runway and ended up in the grassland... More

Legal Issues Mire FlightPro »

It appears that FlightPro, the well-regarded Android flight planner and chart app, will not be back anytime soon, thanks to increasingly intense legal wrangling among the shareholders and entities... More

 

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The Invisible Hand

The Invisible Hand »

The Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Warrenton, Virginia is responsible for the entire National Airspace System. Unlike tower or radar controllers who micromanage up to 30 planes at a time, the ATCSCC oversees the five thousand or so... More

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Used Aircraft Guide: Piper Arrow

Used Aircraft Guide: Piper Arrow »

It seems there's always an Arrow on the ramp as well as a good selection of them on the used market. Flight schools have long sworn by them as relatively economical complex trainers, and owners report happy relationships with their combination of... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

About 20 years ago, I was flying on a cloudy Saturday morning southwest of Austin, Texas. I was monitoring Austin approach when I heard a conversation from a plane inbound to Austin asking if they were in radar contact. ... Approach asked if they were the plane ten miles west of Comfort, Texas on a heading of XXX. ... The voice replied, "I don't think so. The town I see is too close for Comfort." -- Bryan D. Miller More

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FRASCA International and HNZ Group Announce Simulator Program

FRASCA International, Inc, Urbana, IL has contracted with HNZ Group Inc. Montreal, Canada for the supply of an AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device. The FTD will be convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft including the AS350B2 analog instrument panel, the AS350B2 VEMD instrument panel and the AS350B3e VEMD instrument panel. This will be the first Level 7 Flight Training Device certified in Canada.

Red Bull Air Races Announces Location Change

The third race of this year's air racing World Championship will be staged in Rovinj, Croatia. The stop in Rovinj will replace Sochi, Russia, which unfortunately cannot be conducted due to financial and organizational challenges.

AOPA Offers New Flight Training Loans

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is announcing the availability of flight training financing through an innovative new program developed by the AOPA Aviation Finance Company.