Two Greek servicemen and eight French nationals were killed when a Greek Air Force F-16 crashed on takeoff at an air base in Spain that was hosting a NATO exercise. Another 21 people, mostly French and Italian were injured when the fighter went down in a parking area filled with other jets. More
Video from the Affordable Aircraft Expo in Sebring, Florida.
The FAA's revised policy on sleep-apnea screening in pilot medical exams is much better than the original proposal, aviation advocates said on Monday. The new policy, set to take effect on March 2,... More
The ninth annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium will be held May 1 and 2 at the Flamingo Conference Center in Santa Rosa, California, the nonprofit group announced this week. A diverse panel of... More
Two airplanes, a Cirrus SR22 and a single-engine Cessna, ditched off the coast of Hawaii Monday morning, and all on board have been rescued. The Cirrus chute deployment, splashdown, and the... More
A quadcopter about two feet in diameter was found on the lawn inside the White House fence on Monday morning, the Secret Service has reported. In a 3 a.m. news briefing, the Secret Service said "an... More
Those dreaming of flying to Cuba in their own aircraft will have to wait for now. Even though the U.S. has liberalized travel restrictions to the island nation and some airlines are gearing up for... More
Two balloonists lifted off from Saga, Japan, about 6:30 a.m. local time on Saturday in a quest to cross the Pacific and set new distance and duration records for their category of aircraft. Troy... More
Fourteen GA groups told the FAA on Friday the agency must straighten out issues with the ADS-B Out compliance rules if aircraft owners are to meet the 2020 deadline for the new equipment... More
The FAA will impose new guidance on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to air medical examiners on March 2. The new rules are much different than the controversial 2013 edict that came from then-Chief... More
When considering how to crash, my first bit of advice is don't do it. Since the reality of any flight is that things can go wrong, that isn't particularly helpful, I know. What can go wrong? Your crankshaft can break, your fuel lines can clog or,... More
In aviation, one pin out of place can result in disaster. Details matter. More
Experimental flight testing involves taking new or modified aircraft designs to, and sometimes beyond, the edges of their performance envelopes. Most of the time the steps into the unknown go smoothly. It's the times that they don't that when test... More
Back in the early 1960s, I was a USAF F-101B Voodoo interceptor pilot flying out of the San Francisco Bay area. Every couple of months, we would have an exercise where friendly T-33 target aircraft with the callsigns "Brainbird Alpha," "Brainbird Bravo," "Brainbird Charlie," etc. would sneak up on the base. I got to fly the target one time, entering from Oregon over the Baker Beacon (an early ADF radio range). Passing over the beacon, I got to call the FAA and announce: "Brainbird Bravo is... More
Hartzell Propeller Inc. will become the propeller technical partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series for the second consecutive year in 2015.
Micro AeroDynamics has received FAA and EASA STC approval for the VG kit it has designed for the Diamond DA42, DA42NG and the DA42M-NG twin engine models. In flight tests, the addition of VGs to the leading edge of the wings and both sides of the vertical stabilizer reduced Vmc, provided a dramatic improvement in slow speed stability and handling, lowered stall speeds, reduced accelerate/stop distance and improved safety.
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Banyan Pilot Shop will host MyGoFlight's iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge - Connected Flight(TM) Edition Seminar. This seminar is designed to advance the use of iPads and tablets as an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and a connection to critical information and on-board navigational systems during all phases of flights. The goals of Connected Flight(TM) are to improve safety, reduce stress, simplify flight operations, and increase the number and duration of flights.
Maybe it's time to surrender the low-alitude airspace and let the drones have at it. More
Shadows, fog, exotic landing locales, amusing signs, a gorgeous historical photo, and the ever-photogenic "Aluminum Overcast" await you in our latest batch of "PotW" submissions headlined by Tony Fletcher of Alexandria, VA. Let's go!