Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said on Tuesday his company is working on a plan for manned flights to Mars, with the aim of establishing a permanent colony there. Speaking before a crowd at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, he set out a number of parameters and goals for the project, noting that each trip should cost no more than $200,000 — about the average cost of a house in the U.S. “We want to make Mars seem possible,” he said.More
When a family survived a wilderness crash in California in 1957 in their Cessna 185, only to die while waiting for rescue that never came, their story brought home the need for general-aviation aircraft to carry ELTs, says Alaska author Ross Nixon. In his book, “Finding Carla,” now in bookstores, Nixon details what went wrong, how the survivors coped with being lost and alone, and the impact of their fate. The story reveals “the blood behind the regulations for ELTs,” says Nixon.More
A four-seat airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells completed a first test flight this week in Germany, reaching milestones in both size and emissions-free technology. Researchers at the German aerospace center, the DLR, have been developing the HY4 model with a mission to prove that hydrogen can be a viable aviation fuel.More
AVweb's search of news in aviation found announcements from the National Aviation Heritage Invitational, EAA Museum, Guardian Avionics and Pilot Partner. The National Aviation Heritage Invitational... More
The Weekender will kick off October with some scenic fly-in destinations on SocialFlight.com. On Saturday in Greenville, Illinois, see a special appearance by a TBM Avenger at the 50th anniversary... More
Bell Helicopter recently unveiled its new design for an autonomous tiltrotor, the V-247 Vigilant, which will have a 65-foot wingspan and will be capable of carrying a payload of up to 6.5 tons of... More
Uber is taking a serious look at autonomous VTOL aircraft for urban transport, and could have a fleet flying within a decade, chief products officer Jeff Holden said at a Nantucket conference on... More
A study conducted by NBAA has found that 15 percent of flights in business jets begin without a complete flight-control check, the association reported last week. The NTSB suggested a need for the... More
Golf legend Arnold Palmer, one of business aviations most prominent cheerleaders, died Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87. More
The F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter may be the latest example of the U.S. military resurrecting a retired aircraft type. More
NavWorx says it is working to resolve an issue with the FAA, which is refusing to process $500 rebate reservations for two models of transceivers the company makes. More
Defined as an erroneous mental representation, the inability to reliably process the sensory inputs is a critical issue for instrument pilots. More
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. of Waco, Texas is flight testing its upgrade to the King Air 350 thats designed to give it cruise speeds that will match a number of jets. More
JAX Approach: American 123, airport 11 o'clock, 8 miles. Report in sight ... AA123: (obviously, the co-pilot)The man says he has the airport in sight ... JAX approach: Tell the man he's cleared to the airport, expect a visual runway 8 ... AA123: I'll break it to him gently. More
We are excited to announce the National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) is teaming up with the California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif. to host this prestigious restored aircraft competition, showcasing testaments to our rich aviation history. Come take a 'sneak peek' right next to the Warbird Alley entrance. Aircraft owners and restorers are encouraged to inquire about this extraordinary event. Our staff on site this year will be happy to answer questions and provide further information. Dates for 2017 will be announced later this year.
Frank Borman, who as commander of the Apollo 8 mission in 1968 led the first humans to orbit the moon, will be the featured guest at the EAA AirVenture Museum's Space Day on Saturday, October 8.
Guardian Avionics is pleased to announce that it has received the first ever FAA approval to install manufactured products into certified aircraft as "Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment" (NORSEE) under the requirements outlined in PS-AIR-21.8-1602.
That's on Elon Musk's to-do list. He wants to get it flying in about 10 years. More
Michael Kussatz, of Olathe, KS, captures the essence of grass roots aviation with this image of a Luscombe just waiting to go flying at a grass strip in Kansas. Click through to see our other submissions.