Red Bull Back To San Diego »

Red Bull Back To San Diego

The Red Bull Air Races will return to San Diego this year with an early spring date. The second race of the year will be held in the southern California city April 15-16.

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Airbus CEO: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle To Fly This Year »

Airbus CEO: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle To Fly This Year

Airbus will begin test flights of its flying taxi prototype by the end of the year, the company’s chief executive said this week. Speaking at the technology industry’s DLD Conference in Munich, Tom Enders said the company’s Silicon Valley arm is developing a multi-rotor, autonomous vehicle that would ease traffic congestion in the world’s major cities.

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More Experimental PMAs Likely »

More Experimental PMAs Likely

Owners of certified aircraft could soon have affordable access to a wide range of cutting-edge technology now reserved for the amateur built market thanks to an emerging joint effort by EAA and the FAA.

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ADS-B Equipage On Track: AEA »

The avionics industry will rise to the challenge of equipping the U.S. aircraft fleet with ADS-B Out by the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline says an industry leader. Ric Peri, the VP of government and... More

Mysterious Military Drone Found In Russia »

The Russian government is looking into the source of a military-grade drone discovered on the shoreline of the Black Sea. Media outlets in the region near the town of Anapa published photos this... More

Delivery Drone Test Flights Expand In Canada »

A Canadian company is expanding its unmanned test flights with plans to be the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation by next year. Drone Delivery Canada of Ontario will soon... More

SkyPan Settles With FAA Over Drone Photo Flights »

Aerial photography company SkyPan International has reached a settlement with the FAA over charges of violating airspace and other rules with its drones. “While neither admitting nor... More

FAA Offers Outreach On SoCal Airspace Changes »

Pilots who fly in Southern California’s busy airspace will soon be expected to follow new procedures, so the FAA has planned a series of public meetings and webinars to bring everyone up to... More

Airbus Helicopter “Bubble” Windows Now Certified »

Swiss Rotor Solutions has developed a retrofit “bubble” window set for Airbus H125/AS350 helicopters, and recently announced it has achieved EASA certification. FAA certification is in... More

New Theory — Did D.B. Cooper Work For Boeing? »

The FBI officially closed the book last year on the unsolved case of a 1971 hijacking by the man known as D.B. Cooper, but now a team of amateur investigators say they have a new lead in the case.... More

 

Short Final:

Short Final »

Often the hardest part of flying into a big Class B airport is finding your way around on the ground. After landing at Washington Dulles, I heard this exchange on the ground frequency ... Hawker: "Ground, Hawker xxx, uh, we're having some trouble finding Foxtrot" ... Ground: "Hawker xxx, where are you?" ... Hawker: "We're at Zulu and Zulu 2." ... Ground: "Go south on Zulu." ... (delay) ... Hawker: "Ground, Hawker xxx, sorry, but we still can't seem to find it." ... Ground: "OK yeah, just keep... More

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