10 Killed In NATO Fighter Crash

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Two Greek servicemen and eight French nationals were killed when a Greek Air Force F-16 crashed on takeoff at an air base in Spain that was hosting a NATO exercise. Another 21 people, mostly French and Italian were injured when the fighter went down in a parking area filled with other jets. More

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The Art of Crashing

The Art of Crashing »

When considering how to crash, my first bit of advice is don't do it. Since the reality of any flight is that things can go wrong, that isn't particularly helpful, I know. What can go wrong? Your crankshaft can break, your fuel lines can clog or,... More

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Build It Better

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A Test Pilot Spins

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artzell, Red Bull Air Race Partner for 2015

Hartzell Propeller Inc. will become the propeller technical partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series for the second consecutive year in 2015.

Vortex Generator Kits Approved For Diamond Twin

Micro AeroDynamics has received FAA and EASA STC approval for the VG kit it has designed for the Diamond DA42, DA42NG and the DA42M-NG twin engine models. In flight tests, the addition of VGs to the leading edge of the wings and both sides of the vertical stabilizer reduced Vmc, provided a dramatic improvement in slow speed stability and handling, lowered stall speeds, reduced accelerate/stop distance and improved safety.

Banyan Pilot Shop to Host MyGoFlight iPad Seminar

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.