Teen Pilot Dies on Around-World Attempt

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The body of Indiana teenage pilot, Haris Suleman, who was attempting to fly around the world with his father was found off the coast of American Samoa after their A-36 Bonanza went down in the South Pacific Tuesday night More

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Teen Pilot Dies on Around-World Attempt »

The body of Indiana teenage pilot, Haris Suleman, who was attempting to fly around the world with his father was found off the coast of American Samoa after their A-36 Bonanza went down in the... More

ATP Rule Change Imminent »

With an August 1 deadline approaching when the requirements to qualify for an ATP certificate will change, AOPA this week posted some guidance, plus a 22-minute podcast, to help address pilots'... More

The Weekender: Type Clubs to Historic Presentations »

AVweb’s weekly review of upcoming aviation events on SocialFlight uncovered a Fly-Out, the Cessna 150/152 “Cornfab,” a Fly-In lunch that includes a presentation on F-105 operations... More

FAA Bars U.S. Airlines From Flying To Israel »

The FAA ordered U.S. airlines to stop all flights to Tel Aviv until Wednesday afternoon after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed within a mile of Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday. Airlines in... More

New Advocacy Group Targets Drone Pilots »

Every other aviation cohort has some kind of association -- from Ercoupe owners to airline pilots -- so it's no surprise that a new group has launched this week for those who fly unmanned aerial... More

Concorde Items Up For Auction »

A former Concorde captain is auctioning off his store of aviation memorabilia this week, in hopes of helping his daughter to pay off her loans for flight training. The items include cockpit... More

JetBlue Pilot Arrested On Drug Charges »

A JetBlue pilot was among six people arrested on drug charges Sunday in Boston. Police said they were watching an area near Boston Common after residents filed complaints about drug dealing, and on... More

 

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SocialFlight: Providing More Reasons to Fly

SocialFlight: Providing More Reasons to Fly »

Two years ago at EAA's AirVenture, the SocialFlight app was born. Jeff Simon created an app that would run on the Web, any smartphone, and any table, and that, he hoped, would "shake people by the shoulder and say, 'Here's what's happening near... More

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The Prop Strike/Sudden Stop

The Prop Strike/Sudden Stop »

It's possible to do major engine/accessory damage without obviously damaging the prop by hitting water or heavy, tall grass that stops or slows the running engine. The FAA definition of a sudden stoppage, is the engine stopping suddenly in under... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was listening to O'Hare ground one claggy fall night, and several arriving flights were being sent to the penalty box due to delays. One arriving flight protested, saying they were promised their gate would be open. ... Ground: "Flight 123, proceed to the box." ... Flight 123: "But we were promised -- !" ... All of a sudden, several mic clicks could be heard, and the sounds of babies crying filled the frequency: "WaWaWaWaWaah." ... Then silence. ... Then Flight 123: "123 is proceeding to... More

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Public Invited to 'Rise of Independence'

The public is invited to see a giant crane lift the space shuttle replica Independence to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston's historic shuttle carrier aircraft on Thursday, Aug. 14.

New Five-Wing, Manned VTOL to Launch at EAA Airventure 2014

Elytron Aircraft is launching a new VTOL flight demonstration aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The aircraft combines the vertical take-off and landing capability of helicopters with the speed and efficiency of fixed wing aircraft.

"Sun Flyer" Solar Electric Technology Demonstrator Completes First Flight

The single-seat technology demonstrator for the "Sun Flyer" solar-electric airplane completed first flight tests and will make its public debut at a press gathering July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. local time, the evening before the official start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.