French Investigators Confirm Flaperon From MH370

French Investigators Confirm Flaperon From MH370 »

Matching serial numbers from a piece of flaperon found on a French island in July confirm the debris is from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, French investigators said Thursday. While Malaysian officials announced in August the 9-foot piece was from the Boeing 777 that disappeared in March 2014, the French government held off on its own confirmation until further analysis. More

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Reported Drone Collision Was a Birdstrike »

Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed, last week’s reported collision between a drone and a Piper PA-23 was, in fact, a bird strike. Residue on the aircraft’s de-icing boot... More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of aviation news this week found award announcements from the Aero Club of Northern California and the National Aviation Hall of Fame, a new mobile job-search app from... More

Two Injured In Army Blackhawk Accident »

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FAA Updates Model Aircraft Guidance »

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The Weekender: Local Flavor For Labor Day »

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RAM Dings Continental On Parts Prices »

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Unconfirmed Drone-Airplane Collision Reported »

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ADS-B, TCAS 'Unreliable' In Southeast In September »

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Twin Takeoffs

Twin Takeoffs »

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Gettin' Older

Gettin' Older »

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Short Final:

Short Final

Short Final »

Back when I was a student pilot in Navy Flight School, I was flying solo along the beach, conducting precision aerobatics practice. As I finished a barrel roll and set up for a loop, I heard a student-and-instructor aircraft check in to the area,... More


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Historic Flight Foundation Hosts Vintage Aircraft Weekend

Historic Flight Foundation is pleased to host the Eighth Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend, September 4th-6th, 2015. Together with our Paine Field Partners and the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area, "VAW" has become a signature event for families. Join us for food, fun, flying, music, history, inspiration and excitement.

NTBAA's Safety Show-Down CAM Approved

The North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA), announced that its 3rd annual Safety Show-Down event on September 23rd has been certified by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) to be a Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accredited program, allowing attendees to receive CAM credit for participating in the event.