SpaceX Details Mars Plans »

SpaceX Details Mars Plans

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said on Tuesday his company is working on a plan for manned flights to Mars, with the aim of establishing a permanent colony there. Speaking before a crowd at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, he set out a number of parameters and goals for the project, noting that each trip should cost no more than $200,000 — about the average cost of a house in the U.S. “We want to make Mars seem possible,” he said.


First Four-Seat, Hydrogen-Cell Airplane Flies »

First Four-Seat, Hydrogen-Cell Airplane Flies

A four-seat airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells completed a first test flight this week in Germany, reaching milestones in both size and emissions-free technology. Researchers at the German aerospace center, the DLR, have been developing the HY4 model with a mission to prove that hydrogen can be a viable aviation fuel.


‘Finding Carla’ Explores Tragedy Behind Regulations »

‘Finding Carla’ Explores Tragedy Behind Regulations

When a family survived a wilderness crash in California in 1957 in their Cessna 185, only to die while waiting for rescue that never came, their story brought home the need for general-aviation aircraft to carry ELTs, says Alaska author Ross Nixon. In his book, “Finding Carla,” now in bookstores, Nixon details what went wrong, how the survivors coped with being lost and alone, and the impact of their fate. The story reveals “the blood behind the regulations for ELTs,” says Nixon.


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NavWorx Disputing FAA Rebate Rejection »

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Your Refurb: Blackhawk King Air 350

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Press Releases

NAHI Partners With California Capital Airshow

We are excited to announce the National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) is teaming up with the California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif. to host this prestigious restored aircraft competition, showcasing testaments to our rich aviation history. Come take a 'sneak peek' right next to the Warbird Alley entrance. Aircraft owners and restorers are encouraged to inquire about this extraordinary event. Our staff on site this year will be happy to answer questions and provide further information. Dates for 2017 will be announced later this year.

Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman Headlines EAA Space Day

Frank Borman, who as commander of the Apollo 8 mission in 1968 led the first humans to orbit the moon, will be the featured guest at the EAA AirVenture Museum's Space Day on Saturday, October 8.

Guardian Avionics Receives First FAA NORSEE Approval

Guardian Avionics is pleased to announce that it has received the first ever FAA approval to install manufactured products into certified aircraft as "Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment" (NORSEE) under the requirements outlined in PS-AIR-21.8-1602.