Sleeping Pilots Awake To F-16s »

Sleeping Pilots Awake To F-16s

This might define the term “rude awakening” for pilots. Various media sources are reporting that two Delta Air Lines pilots commanding a flight from Germany to Kuwait fell asleep at the controls of their Boeing 767-400ER and only woke up after flight attendants banged on the cockpit door to tell them there were two Greek F-16s on their wing.

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CAFE: Symposium Finds Synergy In New Venue »

CAFE: Symposium Finds Synergy In New Venue

The CAFE Foundation has been through big changes over the last year, with new leadership and a new venue for their 10th annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, and program coordinator Yolanka Wulff told AVweb this week the new strategies are working well. “We moved our conference to the Bay area, and part of that was a re-visioning on the part of CAFE about our mission,” she said. The symposium had previously been held in Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, but now has moved to the Marriott Waterfront in San Francisco, less than 10 minutes from the airport.

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CAFE: Aviation Technology Converging For Radical Change »

CAFE: Aviation Technology Converging For Radical Change

The next 10 years will be very interesting times for general aviation, says Mark Moore, a researcher at NASA’s Langley Research Center, in Virginia. Last week, he gave two talks at the CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium in San Francisco, exploring new aviation technologies and transit systems. “I think we’re entering a golden era in aviation technology,” he told AVweb in an interview this week, from his office in Virginia. "It’s pretty amazing what’s going to be possible.”

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The Weekender: Burgers, Brats Abound For The Holiday »

The holiday weekend has a lot in store on SocialFlight, from camp-outs, poker runs and plenty of food. A weekend of camping, entertainment and cookouts awaits at Llano Municipal Airport in Texas,... More

Skydive Plane Crash Kills Five »

A Cessna 182H with a pilot, two skydive instructors and two tandem jumpers on board crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from the Hawaiian island of Kauai about 9:30 Monday morning; there were... More

CAFE Symposium Explores Future Of Flight »

Our planet’s transportation systems are on the cusp of a radical change to “on-demand mobility,” according to several of the presenters at last week’s CAFE symposium in... More

WASPs Allowed Back In Arlington »

Congress and President Obama have overruled an Army decision that briefly banned Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) from being interred at Arlington National Cemetery. More

Breeden Wins Valdez STOL »

A 22-year-old Alaskan had the shortest combined takeoff and landing distance in the 2016 Valdez STOL competition. Bobby Breeden, flying a Super Cub, took off in 40 feet and landed in 55 feet to win... More

B-29 'Doc' Receives Airworthiness Certificate »

The newly restored B-29 "Doc" now has an FAA airworthiness certificate, 16 years after restorers brought the historic aircraft to Wichita. Doc's Friends, the organization behind the project, said... More

Submarine To Hunt For EgyptAir Wreckage (Updated) »

Egypt is deploying a submarine to search for the main wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, which could be as deep as 10,000 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean. Searchers found pieces of... More

 

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Public Benefit Flying: Safety Efforts Recognized

Public Benefit Flying: Safety Efforts Recognized »

The NTSB contacts the Air Care Alliance (ACA) and demands that it take action to increase the level of safety of Public Benefit Flying and Volunteer Pilot Organizations—the ACA does so and the NTSB says, “Well Done.” More

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Out-of-Control Departures

Out-of-Control Departures »

How to execute an IFR clearance that transitions you from Class G to Class E airspace—safely. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

On a flight from Panama City, Florida to Asheville, North Carolina, I heard ATC asking another aircraft if his transponder was on — to which the reply was: "We're putting quarters in the slot now." -- Ray Mansfield More

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Glasgow Prestwick Airport Appoints New CEO

Andrew Miller, Glasgow Prestwick Airport Chairman, today (Tuesday 24 May) announced the appointment of Ron Smith as the airport's permanent Chief Executive Officer. Ron will take up this post from Monday 30 May.

TSO Authorization Granted for Universal Avionics AHS-525 AHRS

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for Universal Avionics AHS-525 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS).

Aircraft Insurance Guidebook Released

A brand new book has been released designed to help aircraft owners and operators understand the complexities of purchasing aircraft insurance.