An experienced flight nurse fell from a medical helicopter during a rescue mission in Austin,Texas, Monday night and was killed, officials have reported. The Star Flight EC-145 was operating at about 9:45 p.m. and the crew was working to hoist aboard a woman who had fallen from a cliff in a hiking area and injured her legs. Flight nurse Kristin McLain, 46, who had worked with the Star Flight team for seven years, fell from the helicopter's hoist and died at the scene. More
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The FAA's proposed rule for allowing small unmanned aerial systems (under 55 pounds) into the federal airspace drew more than 4,400 comments, including input from aviation advocacy groups. Several... More
Piaggio Aerospace has delivered the first Avanti Evo, its third-generation version of the twin turboprop, to a customer in Greece, the company has announced. The seven-seat airplane, with a VIP... More
Although there were widespread predictions (including by the FAA itself) that the agency's proposed rule for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) would overwhelm the bureaucracy with comments, only a... More
The heads of all seven unions representing FAA employees have jointly condemned Congress's exploration of privatization of the air traffic operation, saying what's needed is reliable funding for... More
Forums and blogs are buzzing about video of a remarkable touch and go that, based on everything we can determine, happened at Aero Acres Air Park, near Port St. Lucie, Florida, on April 11. A Piper... More
WingX Pro7, the popular EFB app for iPads and iPhones, will be available for Android in the coming weeks, Hilton Software LLC announced at the Sun 'n Fun show in Lakeland, Florida. The Android... More
The National Transportation Safety Board opened the accident docket Friday for the Nov. 29, 2013, crash of a Cessna 208B near St. Mary's, Alaska. Of the 10 people on board, the pilot and three... More
All three students taking part in Redbird Flight Simulations' One Week Ready To Solo campaign at Sun 'n Fun are slated to fly their supervised solo flights Saturday morning. Nik Osterman, Chris... More
If none of your experience involves a major international airport, it is incomplete. There are times when flying into a big airport is just more convenient, such as for a business meeting at the airport hotel or to pick up a passenger arriving by... More
The turbocharger is a useful part of a pilot's toolbag. When flying an airplane with one installed, it can increase our rate of climb, boost our groundspeed and lift us above a lot of the weather. It also can be used to pressurize the airplane's... More
In the late '70, I was flying up the East Coast in the early morning, in the low stratus along the Atlantic beaches. Our flight, an Allegheny Commuter Twin Otter en route to Atlantic City's Bader Airport, was operating IFR with Atlantic City approach. Essentially, we were on top at 2,000 with high cirrus above. ... Normally, at this time of the morning, there would be no other aircraft operating, so it was a nice distraction to hear a Cessna request assistance from Atlantic City approach... More
Jet Logistics Inc. and Medflight One announced that the Seattle, Washington-based company has joined Jet Logistics' Air EMS(TM) program for development, management and flight operations of Medflight One's advanced emergent and non-emergent air medical transport services.
CAV Ice Protection, manufacturer of the TKS(R) Ice Protection System, today announced the launch of a new line of CAV Ice Protection brand TKS 406B in-flight ice protection fluid. The TKS fluid can be purchased online or by calling the company.
Latitude Aviation is excited to announce a pair of big (literally) additions to the Part 61 school: a DCX Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) with ProMotion and a Cessna 170 tailwheel airplane.
Both appeared at Sun 'n Fun for the first time last week and both drew admiring attention. More
Jim Russell of Edgewater, FL kicks off our latest batch of reader-submitted photos. Click through for more shots from AVweb readers around the globe.