The FAA is about to begin the next step in its search for an unleaded general aviation fuel through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). The FAA announced today it has received nine replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the PAFI. More
Our staffs weekly review of whats happening in the aviation world turned up news of a chance at a free Cessna CJ type rating, word that Greg Koontz is the recipient of this years... More
Two brothers riding in a parasail at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina got a different flight than they expected when the banner being towed by an airplane cut through their parachute last weekend. More
Our weekly review of SocialFlight revealed fly-ins ranging from the standard pancake breakfast through one with an omelet bar, a bring-a-dish-to-share social and a Tuskegee Airmen exhibit. More
Dubai airline Emirates finalized a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing 777X jets today, firming up a commitment made last year, just weeks after scrapping an order with rival Airbus. More
In testimony regarding the progress of NextGen before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker said unequivocally that the 2020 deadline for installation of... More
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University said this week it has become the first training provider in the country to receive approval from the FAA for an Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training... More
Two New York men have been arrested after the quadcopter they were flying allegedly almost collided with a police helicopter over the George Washington Bridge. NYPD sources told the New York Daily... More
Master aircraft mechanic Mike Busch says he's found a reliable way to predict exhaust valve failures using data from engine monitors. More
It's the Fourth of Julygo fly. On a basic level, it's summer in the northern hemisphere so enjoy it in the airif you're in the southern hemisphere, it's the dead of winter, you probably haven't been flying enough, so go get some of the... More
Judgment is the cornerstone of the air traffic control profession. This basic trait, common among thousands of successful air traffic controllers worldwide, allows controllers to face a variety of situationsincluding unusual pilot... More
My son an I were departing SNS one evening in a Cessna 182 with my son at the controls and his two-year-old daughter in the back seat. We were cleared for take-off, climbing out, passing through about 1,000 feet when my granddaughter announced she needed to go to the bathroom. My son gave me that look, keyed the mic, and told the controller he needed to return to the airport. ... Tower: "5VX, do you need assistance?" ... My son: "Only if you would like to take my two-year-old to the... More
Increasing concern with flight tracking technology, flight tracking regulations and operator tracking Żpractices are at the forefront of issues facing today's aviation industry. International aviation organizations Żare currently working to find the most effective way of regulating flight tracking, while many operators are Żlooking for immediate, cost effective tracking solutions.
ProFlight, in conjunction with SCAA, is offering a valuable CJ Type Rating Training Award.
Two weeks ago, in the midst of issues swirling around the Highway Trust Fund crisis, senior officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and high-profile leaders from transportation's private sector, took the time to meet with 21 high-school girls who have shown an interest in learning more about career opportunities in the industry.
Even if it's not, the fact that it looks that way doesn't score any points. More
It wasn't easy picking a single photo to lead off our latest batch, but we're confident this breathtaking shot from Brian Wilcox of Tilden, NE won't disappoint you. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.