This might define the term “rude awakening” for pilots. Various media sources are reporting that two Delta Air Lines pilots commanding a flight from Germany to Kuwait fell asleep at the controls of their Boeing 767-400ER and only woke up after flight attendants banged on the cockpit door to tell them there were two Greek F-16s on their wing.More
The CAFE Foundation has been through big changes over the last year, with new leadership and a new venue for their 10th annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, and program coordinator Yolanka Wulff told AVweb this week the new strategies are working well. “We moved our conference to the Bay area, and part of that was a re-visioning on the part of CAFE about our mission,” she said. The symposium had previously been held in Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, but now has moved to the Marriott Waterfront in San Francisco, less than 10 minutes from the airport.More
The next 10 years will be very interesting times for general aviation, says Mark Moore, a researcher at NASA’s Langley Research Center, in Virginia. Last week, he gave two talks at the CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium in San Francisco, exploring new aviation technologies and transit systems. “I think we’re entering a golden era in aviation technology,” he told AVweb in an interview this week, from his office in Virginia. "It’s pretty amazing what’s going to be possible.”More
A Cessna 182H with a pilot, two skydive instructors and two tandem jumpers on board crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from the Hawaiian island of Kauai about 9:30 Monday morning; there were... More
Our planets transportation systems are on the cusp of a radical change to on-demand mobility, according to several of the presenters at last weeks CAFE symposium in... More
HondaJet, which recently announced its first delivery in Europe at Germanys Aero event, today said at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva it has officially... More
Congress and President Obama have overruled an Army decision that briefly banned Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) from being interred at Arlington National Cemetery. More
A 22-year-old Alaskan had the shortest combined takeoff and landing distance in the 2016 Valdez STOL competition. Bobby Breeden, flying a Super Cub, took off in 40 feet and landed in 55 feet to win... More
The newly restored B-29 "Doc" now has an FAA airworthiness certificate, 16 years after restorers brought the historic aircraft to Wichita. Doc's Friends, the organization behind the project, said... More
Egypt is deploying a submarine to search for the main wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, which could be as deep as 10,000 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean. Searchers found pieces of... More
AVwebs search of aviation news found announcements from Sonex Aircraft, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Rectrix Aviation and Gliderbooks. Sonex Aircraft will host the FAA's... More
The NTSB contacts the Air Care Alliance (ACA) and demands that it take action to increase the level of safety of Public Benefit Flying and Volunteer Pilot Organizationsthe ACA does so and the NTSB says, Well Done. More
How to execute an IFR clearance that transitions you from Class G to Class E airspacesafely. More
On a flight from Panama City, Florida to Asheville, North Carolina, I heard ATC asking another aircraft if his transponder was on to which the reply was: "We're putting quarters in the slot now." -- Ray Mansfield More
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for Universal Avionics AHS-525 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS).
A brand new book has been released designed to help aircraft owners and operators understand the complexities of purchasing aircraft insurance.
Sonex Aircraft is proud to host the FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) this week, as they audit the new Sonex and Waiex B-Model kits, and the new Xenos Motorglider Quick Build Kit!
Or how I really did spend half my pay to get a private pilot certificate. So quit whining about how much things cost. More
Tom Ciura of Lancaster, NY kicks off our latest batch of reader-submitted photos. Click through for more shots from AVweb readers.