Two balloonists lifted off from Saga, Japan, about 6:30 a.m. local time on Saturday in a quest to cross the Pacific and set new distance and duration records for their category of aircraft. Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev plan to continue flying for up to 10 days, perhaps to Albuquerque or beyond. More
Video from the Affordable Aircraft Expo in Sebring, Florida.
Those dreaming of flying to Cuba in their own aircraft will have to wait for now. Even though the U.S. has liberalized travel restrictions to the island nation and some airlines are gearing up for... More
Fourteen GA groups told the FAA on Friday the agency must straighten out issues with the ADS-B Out compliance rules if aircraft owners are to meet the 2020 deadline for the new equipment... More
The FAA will impose new guidance on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to air medical examiners on March 2. The new rules are much different than the controversial 2013 edict that came from then-Chief... More
Advocates of third-class medical reform hope the campaign will forge ahead with help from new leadership in the congressional GA caucuses. Sens. John Boozman (R-Arkansas) and Joe Manchin (D-West... More
A Maryland man pleaded guilty this week to a federal charge of pointing a laser at a Baltimore County police helicopter in 2014, the Baltimore Sun reported. The helicopter was flying over a high... More
A drone pilot who fought a $10,000 government fine for filming video with an unmanned aircraft in 2011 has settled his case for $1,100 without admitting guilt, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Raphael... More
The bodies of pilot Larry Glazer and his wife, Jane, whose TBM 900 crashed into the Caribbean in September, have been recovered, according to a report in USA Today. The New York couple were flying... More
Cockpit cameras and improved aircraft locators are among the recommendations the NTSB placed in the lap of the FAA Thursday in the wake of crash investigations including Air France 447 and the... More
In aviation, one pin out of place can result in disaster. Details matter. More
Experimental flight testing involves taking new or modified aircraft designs to, and sometimes beyond, the edges of their performance envelopes. Most of the time the steps into the unknown go smoothly. It's the times that they don't that when test... More
Years ago, I was a 727 first officer and was flying with Captain Chester Hector. We were eventually going to cross an intersection called Hector. ... I couldn't resist. I got on the radio and asked: "This is United 123. Captain Chester Hector requests a vector direct to Hector." ... Of course, the controller came right back and said: "Roger dodger. Chester Hector is cleared direct to Hector." ... 37 Years with the airline, and only once have I ever had that coincidence. It was a memorable... More
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Banyan Pilot Shop will host MyGoFlight's iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge - Connected Flight(TM) Edition Seminar. This seminar is designed to advance the use of iPads and tablets as an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and a connection to critical information and on-board navigational systems during all phases of flights. The goals of Connected Flight(TM) are to improve safety, reduce stress, simplify flight operations, and increase the number and duration of flights.
First Wave Aerospace is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a substantial inventory of aircraft ducting, manifolds and tubing. First Wave has obtained the surplus inventory from a world-class component repair center and former manufacturer of aircraft ducting.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, continued its pursuit of aviation technology leadership with the acquisition of the first-ever B787 Dreamliner full flight simulator in Africa. The installation and build-up of the full flight simulator is in progress at Ethiopian's main hub in Addis Ababa and the first pilot training in the B787 flight simulator will start in March 2015.
For awhile there, it looked like more credit for ATD time would make instrument ratings more affordable. But nope. More
John Ross of Jacksonville, AR starts off the new year with an old photo and we heartily approve. Click through for more reader photos.