NTSB Finds Elevator Malfunction In Michigan Overrun »

NTSB Finds Elevator Malfunction In Michigan Overrun

NTSB investigators have found that the right elevator was jammed on the chartered Ameristar Boeing MD-83 that ran off the runway on March 8 at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with the Michigan menís basketball team, the Wolverines, on board. In an update released on Tuesday, the safety board said their post-accident examination revealed that movement of the control column in the cockpit appeared normal ó the control columns were free to move, and the elevator control tabs moved as commanded.

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Big Birthday Celebration For Baby Boeing »

Big Birthday Celebration For Baby Boeing

The Museum of Flight in Seattle is hosting a 50th birthday party for the littlest Boeing commercial airplane, the 737, on April 9. Brien Wygle, pilot-in-command for the maiden flight, is expected to attend, along with 737 engineers Bob Bogash and Peter Morton and Boeing historian Mike Lombardi. Bob Bogash was also Crew Chief for the restoration of the original aircraft, registered as N73700, which is a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Flight. Boeing will be providing a new 737 MAX for viewing during the celebration, which is scheduled to take off at 1:15 p.m., 50 years to the minute from N73700ís maiden flight.

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FAA 20-Year Forecast Predicts Gradual Decline In Light GA »

FAA 20-Year Forecast Predicts Gradual Decline In Light GA

Piston-single fleet size and hours flown are expected to decrease roughly 0.8% annually over the next 20 years, says the FAA in its annual Aerospace Forecast. The Aerospace Forecast predicts that general aviation hours flown for all aircraft types will grow slowly, possibly eclipsing 2007 levels by the end of the next decade, with the overwhelming majority of that growth in the fixed-wing turbine sector. Rotorcraft, LSA and experimental usage are forecast to grow modestly over that time period.

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Aviation Advocates Press Case Against Privatizing ATC »

Sixteen general aviation advocacy groups joined forces on Tuesday to express their concerns to leaders in the House and Senate about efforts to privatize air traffic control. The organizations... More

B-29 ‘Doc’ To Fly At Oshkosh, And More »

Fans of the restored B-29 “Doc,” which flew last July after 16 years of effort by scores of volunteers in Wichita, have long yearned for the chance to see the airplane fly at EAA... More

NASA Confirms Biofuels Cut Jet Pollution »

Using a biofuel mix to power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent compared to conventional fuels, according to a recent NASA study. The new... More

NTSB: FAA Shares Blame In Fatal Crash »

The FAA’s decision to issue a Part 135 certificate to a charter operator in Alaska, despite the pilot’s history of accidents, incidents, re-examinations and checkride failures, was a... More

Textron Starts Longitude Production »

Cessna has started assembly-line production of its Cessna Citation Longitude, in Wichita, Textron said on Monday in a news release. Also, the third jet in the flight-test program has completed its... More

'Balloonatic' Assessed $26,500 »

A man who rode a lawn chair suspended by 100 large helium balloons into the approaches of Calgary International Airport in a 2015 publicity stunt was described as “unconscionably stupid”... More

Ann Arbor Ghost 172 Crashes In Ontario »

Authorities on both sides of the border are investigating the apparent ghost plane crash of a Michigan-based Cessna 172 in a remote area of Northern Ontario. According to the Wawa News (Wawa is... More

Wake Turbulence Writes Off Challenger Bizjet »

The Aviation Herald is reporting that the European Aviation Safety Agency is about to issue a safety information bulletin about high altitude wake turbulence after a Challenger 604 business jet was... More

 

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Regional Approach: Citation 123, please give a cloud description on your descent ...Citation 123: They're white ... Regional Approach: ... Citation 123: Just kidding. Tops were jagged 5,000 down to 4,500 ... Regional Approach: I literally had nothing to say to that. More

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AutoGyro USA hosts the world debut of new Gyro

AutoGyro USA is extremely proud and honored to announce that this year's Sun n Fun event taking place in Lakeland, Florida (March 4th thru 9th) has been chosen as the launch location for this eagerly anticipated and much talked about exciting new model.

Aviation Program Expands at Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University is advancing its aviation program with the purchase of ten new planes from Cirrus Aircraft expected to begin arriving in June. The fleet of Thunderbird-red, fixed-wing planes features the Cirrus SR20 - a technologically advanced, easy-to-fly modern training platform that will prepare both flight instructors and students to fly tomorrow's commercial airliners, military and general aviation aircraft.

Flamingo Air Partners with U.S. Forestry Service To Help Combat Need for Avionics Electronics Technicians

Flamingo Air's Airline Ground Schools has announced it is now working with the United States Forestry Service to aid them in recruiting Avionics Electronics Technicians to work for the organization.