Heater AD Targets GA Aircraft

Heater AD Targets GA Aircraft »

A new proposed airworthiness directive issued by the FAA on Wednesday affects up to 6,000 general aviation aircraft, mostly (but not limited to) Pipers and Cessnas, equipped with Meggitt (Troy) Inc. combustion heaters. The required inspections would cost about $425, the FAA said, and if repairs are needed, the cost could rise above $6,000. More

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Western Australia Helo Pilot Saves Whale »

A helicopter tourism pilot used his Robinson R44 helicopter to scare a shark away from a calving whale along the west coast of Australia last week. More

Dawn Of The Drones »

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a test mission involving resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target-acquisition, all of it conducted completely by autonomous vehicles, the... More

CitationAir Closing Oct. 31 »

Textron Aviation is closing former Cessna fractional operator CitationAir and selling the remaining airplanes. CitationAir was started in 2000 as CitationShares, a division of Cessna. Cessna... More

New Takes On Business Travel »

A couple of new companies are trying fresh approaches to pull high-value business travellers out of the backpack and tennis shoe mainstream of modern air travel. La Compagnie is the latest to begin... More

Eclipse Lays Off Workers »

Eclipse Aerospace laid off "several" workers from its plant in Albuquerque last week, local news organizations have reported. "I've had much better days," Eclipse Aerospace Senior Vice President Ed... More

Mideast Conflict Affects Civil Aviation »

The FAA issued a Notam on Monday restricting U.S. flight operators from flying in the airspace above Syria. Previously, operators had been warned to contact the FAA before flying there. "The... More

 

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Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There?

Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There? »

It's happened to every pilot at some time or another—suddenly the airplane isn't doing what the pilot intends. Most of the time recovery is routine. Here's what to do when the upset is serious. More

Reader mail:

AVmail: August 18, 2014 »

Henry Hough writes: "No doubt this proposal makes sense in some arcane budget discussion among ignoramuses divorced from aviation. But saying aircraft can't be built in an airport hangar simply to preclude inappropriate use of federally funded airports makes about as much sense as saying birth can't occur at home because the mortgage may be a tax deduction. The heart and soul of an aircraft should begin at an airport. The gestation period and infancy of an aircraft needs and deserves to be... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was flying through New York's air space one typical busy Friday afternoon. The controller on 124.07 was shotgunning instructions out to a dozen or more airplanes when a flight instructor grabbed the frequency and started requesting multiple practice approaches into Danbury (CT), thoroughly describing each missed approach and the path to the next approach. He had the frequency for about 20 seconds. I guess he figured he'd better get it all in while he could. The controller came back,... More

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CTI Professional Flight Training Joins a Select Group of Flight Schools

Fort Lauderdale flight school CTI Professional Flight Training became one of only 16 schools worldwide authorized to train Vietnamese pilot cadets.

Looking for the AKOYA

On Sunday August 24th 2014, an exceptional event, uniting the two elements air and water, will be held at the Grand Port of Aix-Les-Bains, Savoie, France. The first Lac du Bourget airshow joins the 16th edition of the now famous Navig'Aix event (old vessels gathering) offering a fascinating, rich and varied spectacle.

PlaneLogiX Transcription Goes Live

Official launch of aircraft maintenance logbook back up and transcription service.