Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 16 »

Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 16

Officials in Texas are reporting that there likely are no survivors in the crash of a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people. The balloon went down nar Lockhard, Texas early Saturday morning and initial reports indicate it caught fire before crashing.

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Murphy Radical Adds Bike Racks »

Murphy Radical Adds Bike Racks

Murphy Aircraft unveiled the Radical at AirVenture and caught the attention of showgoers with an unusual option. The third generation of the company’s light single comes with bicycle racks that allow a bike to be hung from each wing.

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TruTrak Aims for Affordable Autopilots in Certified Market »

TruTrak Aims for Affordable Autopilots in Certified Market

TruTrak is a maintstay in the experimental market with its well-regarded, sophisticated autopilots at affordable prices. Now, following the lead of EAA and Garmin, TruTrak aims to make its new Vizion autopilot available for certified airplanes, starting with the Cessna 172. And this is no stripped down wing lever, but a full-featured three-axis autopilot that even includes some envelope protection with minimum and maxium airspeed and an emergency wings-level button.

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Marine Pilot Killed In Jet Crash »

The pilot was killed when an F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Thursday night during a training mission in southern California, the Marine Corps has reported. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the... More

EAA Young Eagles Reach 2 Million-Plus Flights »

EAA’s 2 millionth Young Eagle, plus three others in the count around the milestone, received their memorable airplane rides at Oshkosh Thursday with prominent EAA pilots. Actor Harrison Ford,... More

First Flight For Tecnam Traveller »

Tecnam’s 11-seat P2012 Traveller twin flew for the first time, in Capua, Italy, last week, the company has announced. Test pilot Lorenzo De Stefano said he checked the basic behavior of the... More

Airbly's Cockpit Canairy Monitor »

Big data is a big thing for airlines, which monitor flights in real time to track maintenance and anomalies. Now the same capability is available for light aircraft, albeit on a reduced scale, in... More

Huerta Stresses Safety At AirVenture »

The FAA administrator comes to EAA AirVenture just about every summer, and as a rule the main thrust of the current officeholder’s speech is pretty predictable — whoever is in the job... More

Cirrus Wins ASI Safety Award »

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute has created a new annual safety award named in honor of Joseph T. Nall, and this week named Cirrus Aircraft as the first recipient. “Over the past decade,... More

 

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Growing Up Oshkosh

Growing Up Oshkosh »

A pilot who has attended nearly every EAA AirVenture since she was two months old talks about its influence on her life and the desire to return every year. More

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Error Chain: Triple Whammy

Error Chain: Triple Whammy »

The designer of a wildly popular line of kitplanes describes the events that lead to an engine stoppage and forced landing in his RV-3. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

The following was heard as my wife and I were flying our Mooney over the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake a few days ago and communicating with Salt Lake Center ... Transient aircraft:"Center, do you have time for a question?" ... SL Center:”Sure, go ahead." ... Transient aircraft: ”OK, this is the $65 question. Looking below, we can see a train track, shoreline and a reddish area with what look like waves. What is that all about?" ... Silence for a short while, then a response... More

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GAMI/TAT Announce New Prop STC

General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) and Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc. (TAT), Ada, OK announce the FAA STC approval for the installation of the new, composite, 3 blade, McCauley "Carbon Black Mac" Propeller on several models of Beechcraft Bonanzas.

Duncan Aviation To Expand Provo, Utah, Location

Duncan Aviation today announced that the company plans to build a new business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex at its Provo, Utah, location. The expansion will include a large maintenance and modifications center and an innovative paint facility.

Dallas Airmotive's New Test Facility Ready for Rotorcraft Engines

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that its new test facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been correlated for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW200 series engines and Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine lines.