NTSB: GA Accidents Down In 2013

NTSB: GA Accidents Down In 2013 »

The number of civil aviation accidents fell last year, from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013, the NTSB said on Monday. General aviation accidents showed a decrease in all categories. The total number of GA accidents was 1,222, a decrease of 249 from 2013. The number of fatal accidents (221), fatalities (387), and the accident rate per 100,000 flight hours (5.85) all declined from the previous year. More

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One More U.S. Stop For Red Bull Racers »

If you missed the Red Bull Air Races in Texas earlier this month, you have one more chance to catch them in the U.S.A. -- next stop in the global series will be Las Vegas, October 11 and 12. After... More

Reno Races Wrap; NTSB Reports On Crash »

The National Championship Air Races wrapped up at Reno on Sunday, with Steven Hinton Jr., of Chino, Calif., taking the Breitling Unlimited Gold championship in his P-51 Mustang, Voodoo. It was the... More

"Hump" Pilots, DC-3 Meet Again »

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Sanctions Hurt European Bizjet Industry »

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Tethered UAS Debuts »

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'Armed Cessnas' To Lebanon »

The U.S. has pledged to supply an "armed Cessna and other support aircraft" to help Lebanon counter the threat from ISIL extremists. David Hale, the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, confirmed the deal... More

FAA Fiddles While Canadian Drones Earn »

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Why the Part 23 Rewrite Delay Matters

Why the Part 23 Rewrite Delay Matters »

Last July, the FAA told a Congressional committee that it would not meet the December 31, 2015 deadline mandated by federal law to simplify and streamline aircraft certification regulations—FAR Part 23. The announcement has deeper import than... More

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AVmail: September 15, 2014 »

George Pappas writes: "I am 85 years old and have a lung condition. I had a pulse oximeter for years, and it normally indicated a saturation level of around 92 to 94 percent. It was one of the American-made units and cost about $150. Eventually it quit, and when I went to replace it, I found an import at a department store for $35. It indicated a saturation level of 98 percent or better all the time. The point here is that all POs are not equal. If you are going to be using it to monitor your... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

While traversing New York/Washington Center air space, we received a frequency change. However, when trying to check in, the frequency was congested with multiple aircraft being worked. This went on for a while. Finally there was a break, and the PM was able to check in: "Good afternoon, New York. NXXXXX -- long-time listener, first-time caller; FL410." -- Julian McVay More

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