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“Hoverbike” Completes Demo Flight

A team of Russian engineers working in San Francisco as Hoversurf have posted a video online showing an indoor flight test with their “hoverbike” design. The vehicle is powered by electric motors that drive four rotors, arrayed vertically at each corner. The pilot sits in a sort of saddle with his legs on either side, and his arms leaning on a control panel. The video shows the vehicle taking off vertically, flying forward and landing under control.

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Spring Events Lure Pilots Nationwide »

Spring Events Lure Pilots Nationwide

Nature-loving pilots in search of an excuse to go flying have a new option thanks to the Recreational Aviation Foundation, which is offering a new fly-in to a wilderness site in Havana, Illinois, to view the spring bird migration. “Canada geese, snow geese, trumpeter swans, pelicans, and ducks numbering in the hundreds to hundreds of thousands” are expected to be passing through the site, RAF says. “This is an unforgettable North American animal migration that must be seen to be believed.”

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Video Of Ford's Taxiway Landing Emerges »

Video Of Ford's Taxiway Landing Emerges

Surveillance video of Harrison Ford’s miscue at John Wayne International Airport in California last week shows the Husky he was flying clear an American Airlines Boeing 737 by about 50 feet.

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AOPA Opens Up To Drone Pilots »

Consumer drones have attracted millions of users, and created a conundrum for general aviation — are they friend or foe? On the one hand, many pilots have embraced the technology and enjoy it,... More

Pal-V Starts Taking Orders »

Pal-V, a Netherlands company that has been developing a two-seat roadable gyroplane, said last week they are ready to start taking orders for the vehicle. “After years of hard work, beating... More

DJI, AMA Team Up For Outreach Programs »

The world’s largest manufacturer of drones and the biggest organization of remotely piloted aircraft operators have announced a joint venture to promote safe operation and expand opportunities... More

Arrow Crashes Onto New Jersey Street »

A Long Island pilot was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Sunday morning after his Piper Arrow went down in a residential area of Bayonne, New Jersey. George Pettway, 56, of... More

Trump Claims $1 Billion Saving On Air Force One »

President Donald Trump said Saturday he’d personally negotiated a $1 billion reduction in the $4.2 billion cost of the replacement aircraft for Air Force One and accomplished it in less than... More

Suit Follows Power Line Collision »

An Aspen, Colorado, man is suing the pilot and passenger in an L-39 that hit power lines over a highway in 2015, saying he gripped the steering wheel of his car so tightly he’s had chronic... More

Sonic Booms Announce TFR Intercept »

Sonic booms rattled the southeast coast of Florida Friday evening as two F-15s were scrambled to intercept an aircraft that violated presidential restricted airspace over West Palm Beach. More

 

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Abort! Abort! Abort!

Abort! Abort! Abort! »

Aborting a takeoff isn't a failure on the part of the pilot; it's a pilot showing the right stuff by recognizing the wrong stuff and taking action to keep people alive. More

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Responding to the Unexpected

Responding to the Unexpected »

In-flight anomalies can have serious consequences when a pilot encounters them for the first time. More

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Short Final »

On a recent trip to visit my Inlaws, I was passing by an airport on my way when I heard this exchange ... Cessna1234: Tower, Cessna 1234 is ready for takeoff ... Tower: Cessna 1234 you are cleared for takeoff Runway 24. Say direction of flight ... Cessna 1234: Cleared for takeoff Runway 24, Direction of Flight ... Tower: Which way are you heading? ... Cessna 1234: Oh! Heading southeast ... Karl Vogelheim More

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Whirly-Girls Scholarship Banquet

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27th Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 30, 2017

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Returns Sunday, April 30, 2017, Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport Fantastic Flying Machines, World-Class Tricked-Out Cars and Trucks, Custom Motorcycles, Quirky Contraptions Headline "The Coolest Show on Earth"

Gizmowl: The Ultimate Drone UAV Brand Enters Marketplace

A new drone brand called Gizmowl has hit the market and seeks collaboration from 3D makers.