NBAA Expo Launches In Orlando Next Week »

NBAA Expo Launches In Orlando Next Week

NBAA will host its annual convention and expo next week, Tuesday through Thursday, in Orlando, Florida, with 27,000 visitors expected to attend. The event will feature more than 1,100 indoor exhibits and more than 100 aircraft in two static displays, at Orlando Executive Airport and at the exhibit hall. Dozens of education sessions are scheduled, covering topics of interest to those new to aviation as well as to flight-department veterans.


Legendary Bob Hoover Dies At 94 »

Legendary Bob Hoover Dies At 94

Bob Hoover, whose extraordinary aviation life included flying in World War II, test-flying for the Air Force and performing a unique airshow act demonstrating the laws of aerodynamics with a twin Shrike Commander, died this morning at age 94. Hoover was widely regarded as "the greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived, as Jimmy Doolittle described him.


A Glimpse Of Zee Aero’s “Flying Car” »

A Glimpse Of Zee Aero’s “Flying Car”

A local newspaper in the Silicon Valley has published photos of a test vehicle apparently under development by Zee Aero, a secretive company reportedly financed by Google founder Larry Page, which is working to develop a VTOL design that could be used as a flying car. The aircraft, seen in photos published online by the Monterey Herald, appears to be based on a Tecnam fuselage, with an array of small propellers mounted on booms in front of and behind the wing, and a pusher prop mounted beneath the tail.


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Gulfstream To Cease Production Of G450, G150 »

Gulfstream has sold its last G450, which will be delivered to a customer early in 2018, the company said recently. The G450 began as the GIV, and evolved into the GIV-SP. All together the company... More

Rockwell Collins Expands »

Rockwell Collins has significantly broadened its customer base with the $6.3 billion acquisition of B/E Aerospace. The iconic avionics and electronics maker is now in the cabin completion business... More

FAA Approves Turkey Drop »

The FAA has signed off on the controversial Yellville Turkey Drop but that seems to have inflamed controversy over the event even more. More

Helicopter Hit By DUI Suspect »

Sheriff’s officials in New Mexico have a man in custody on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly drove his car into a helicopter and a firetruck parked at an accident scene. More

Helicopter Crash Kills 19 »

A helicopter crash in northern Russia has killed 19 of 22 people aboard. The Mi-8 was carrying oil workers when it crashed 28 miles northeast of Staryi Urengoi in the Yamalo-Nenets region on Friday... More

AOPA Clarifies ADS-B Rebate Process »

The FAA’s rebate program for ADS-B compliance, launched a month ago, had more than 2,000 takers in its first week. The numbers are growing and inevitably, a few questions have emerged from... More

FAA Proposes NavWorx AD »

The FAA has proposed an AD that would require the removal of certain NavWorx ADS-B transceivers because it claims the devices might broadcast “unreliable position information to air traffic... More

Textron Restructuring »

Textron Inc. says it’s restructuring its Textron Aviation division in response to a “stubbornly soft” business jet market. More



Aviation Insurance: Some Good News and Blunt Talk

Aviation Insurance: Some Good News and Blunt Talk »

Aviation insurance rates are the lowest they've been in over 50 years. Nevertheless, it's important that you buy the right insurance for the flying you do and the risks you face. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was flying IFR from KHIO in Oregon to KMAN in Idaho and trying to avoid IMC. I saw that my ARTCC route showed a GPS altitude 2000 feet lower than my current altitude, which would keep us below the IMC looming ahead ... Me: "Seattle Center, 28M, can I get lower? ... Seattle Center: 28M, negative, I need to keep you here for terrain." ... Me: Roger that, I am WAAS-enabled. ... I threw that last line out just in case he wasn't aware that I could accept a lower altitude with my GPS ... Seattle... More


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AeroMedOPS New Name For Jet Logistics Air Medical Services

Jet Logistics Inc. has announced a rebranding of the US-based Air Carrier's (14CFR Part 135) medical transport services division under the new trademark of "AeroMedOPS(TM) - Worldwide Air Medical Transport".

Unmanned Safety Institute Accepted As FAASTeam Training Provider

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc., announced today that it has been accepted as a "Training Provider" to the FAA Safety Team's (FAASTeam) Program.

RAF Adds Two Board Members

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), a Bozeman, Montana chartered nonprofit organization has added two members to its board of directors.