Unconfirmed Drone-Airplane Collision Reported

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 small drone. Citing an “unconfirmed report,” suasnews states that a Piper PA-23 twin impacted the drone at about 2,500 feet near Lewis University Airport (KLOT) in Illinois on August 27. Photos of damage on the aircraft appear to show a series of vertical indentations and a slice into the rubber de-ice boot along the leading edge of the tail surface. The airplane landed safely and nobody was hurt. More

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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

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

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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 »

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Champagne Cork Grounds easyJet Flight »

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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

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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

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Short Final

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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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Eastern Aviation Fuels Expands Shell FBO Locations

Eastern Aviation Fuels is pleased to announce it is now providing fuel to over 500 Shell branded FBOs. The sales team has worked hard to add over thirty branded locations this year. These new FBOs span the country from Oregon to Massachusetts.

UCM Aviation, Tuskegee Airmen Welcome First Redtail Aircraft

The UCM Department of Aviation received its first Redtail aircraft, a new addition to the university's training fleet. The relationship between UCM and the Tuskegee Airmen is strengthened with the joint use of the term Redtail.

JetFuelX Launches Fuel Management Tool

JetFuelX, led by tech innovator and pilot Jason Talley, has announced the launch of a new jet fuel price management tool for aircraft owners and corporate flight departments.