FAA: ADS-B 2020 Deadline Won’t Change

FAA: ADS-B 2020 Deadline Won’t Change »

In testimony regarding the progress of NextGen before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker said unequivocally that the 2020 deadline for installation of mandated ADS-B equipment in general aviation aircraft is hard and fast. More

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The Weekender: Omelets to Tuskegee Airmen »

Our weekly review of SocialFlight revealed fly-ins ranging from the standard pancake breakfast through one with an omelet bar, a bring-a-dish-to-share social and a Tuskegee Airmen exhibit. More

Boeing Closes $56 Billion Order for 777X »

Dubai airline Emirates finalized a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing 777X jets today, firming up a commitment made last year, just weeks after scrapping an order with rival Airbus. More

ERAU ATP Gets FAA OK »

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University said this week it has become the first training provider in the country to receive approval from the FAA for an Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training... More

Drone Operators Arrested »

Two New York men have been arrested after the quadcopter they were flying allegedly almost collided with a police helicopter over the George Washington Bridge. NYPD sources told the New York Daily... More

System Predicts Valve Failure »

Master aircraft mechanic Mike Busch says he's found a reliable way to predict exhaust valve failures using data from engine monitors. More

Spruce Offers AirVenture Pickup Option »

Aircraft Spruce customers who need merchandise and will be attending AirVenture can save the shipping costs by picking up their orders at the show. More

SkyCraft Ready To Fly, Expanding In Utah »

SkyCraft Airplanes said this week it has completed its SD-1 Minisport S-LSA design, and is awaiting an official FAA audit before deliveries can start. The FAA has told the company it will complete... More

ERAU Survey Needs Input From Airline Workers »

A graduate student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is looking for employees of Part 121 air carriers to take an anonymous online survey. Steve Roe said he hopes to gather opinions about... More

 

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Fly On the 4th of July

Fly On the 4th of July »

It's the Fourth of July—go fly. On a basic level, it's summer in the northern hemisphere so enjoy it in the air—if you're in the southern hemisphere, it's the dead of winter, you probably haven't been flying enough, so go get some of the... More

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When ATC Says 'Unable'

When ATC Says 'Unable' »

Judgment is the cornerstone of the air traffic control profession. This basic trait, common among thousands of successful air traffic controllers worldwide, allows controllers to face a variety of situations—including unusual pilot... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

My son an I were departing SNS one evening in a Cessna 182 with my son at the controls and his two-year-old daughter in the back seat. We were cleared for take-off, climbing out, passing through about 1,000 feet when my granddaughter announced she needed to go to the bathroom. My son gave me that look, keyed the mic, and told the controller he needed to return to the airport. ... Tower: "5VX, do you need assistance?" ... My son: "Only if you would like to take my two-year-old to the... More

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Greg Koontz to Receive 2014 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

World Airshow News has announced that Greg Koontz is the 2014 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. Koontz joins a growing list of honorees that reads like an airshow hall of fame.

Akoya, Tchaikovsky's dream

Exploring the mighty Amazon River, unearthing Aztec temples, lounging on the beach in the Florida Keys or skiing down the snowy resorts in Canada...your desires become accessible in a blink of a wing thanks to AKOYA, a LISA Airplanes realization. Elegant but still fascinating, this two-seat amphibian aircraft has the capacity to take off and land on multiple types of surfaces and achieve outstanding flight performances, combining long distances and exceptional comfort consistently ensuring complete freedom.

AmSafe to Hold Special Pricing On SuperCub Kit

AmSafe is offering to hold special pricing on PA - 18 SuperCub through Oshkosh