Third Class Exemption: Still Many Questions »

Third Class Exemption: Still Many Questions

The recent passage of the Third Class medical exemption was cause for cheering in the GA industry, but for some pilots, the actual effect of the legislation remains cloudy at best. “The law is very, very specific in how can you use this exemption,” said Dr. Ian Blair Fries, a senior Aviation Medical Examiner with years of experience and who works exclusively in dealing with the FAA to gain special issuances for pilots who are otherwise unqualified to have medicals. But Fries said he’s too uncertain about how the FAA will implement that new law to offer advice on how the agency will handle special issuances going forward.

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EAA AirVenture 2016 Ready For Launch »

EAA AirVenture 2016 Ready For Launch

A blast of thunder and downpours greeted early arrivals in Oshkosh on Sunday morning, as last-minute preparations got nailed down for the official opening day of EAA AirVenture on Monday. The show already has hosted the dramatic arrival of the Martin Mars water bomber at the seaplane base, an airplane so massive that it’s hard to comprehend the size without another airplane nearby for scale. Boeing Plaza at show central will host a slew of visiting aircraft as the week goes on, from a FedEx 767 freighter to a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress.

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Aircraft Crashes At Oshkosh Airport »

Aircraft Crashes At Oshkosh Airport

A pilot was injured after an aircraft crashed while landing at Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport this evening. The unidentified aircraft was landing on Runway 36 about 6 p.m. but crashed short of the runway, according to local news reports. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

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Rans Debuts All-Metal Design »

Rans Aircraft has its latest new kit airplane design on static display at EAA AirVenture this week, the S-21 Outbound, featuring a 180-hp Titan engine and STOL capability. “This is exciting... More

Pilot Proficiency Center Expands, Warhawk Sim Debuts »

One of the most popular sites at EAA AirVenture in recent years has been the Pilot Proficiency Center, which keeps adding new features to help pilots stay current and learn new skills. This year,... More

EAA Expands Dynon D10A STC »

As AirVenture 2016 opens, EAA has announced that is has expanded its STC allowing installation of the Dynon D10A in certified aircraft to include more models and types, with yet more aircraft... More

Solo Balloonist Breaks RTW Record »

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov landed safely in Australia on Friday evening, breaking by two days the record set in 2002 by Steve Fossett for a solo circumnavigation by balloon. Konyukhov, age... More

Jeppesen, Garmin Add Terminal Charts To Pilot App »

Jeppesen announced this week its terminal charts are now integrated into the Garmin Pilot application for iOS users. The partnership between the two companies has expanded the app’s features... More

Current Ocean Search For MH370 To End »

The search for MH370, the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished in March 2014, will be suspended by the end of the year when crews complete their current phase of operations in the Indian Ocean,... More

Facebook's Internet Drone Flies »

Facebook's new high-altitude drone flew for the first time and its mission, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is nothing short of changing the world. But first the frail high-altitude solar... More

 

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Growing Up Oshkosh

Growing Up Oshkosh »

A pilot who has attended nearly every EAA AirVenture since she was two months old talks about its influence on her life and the desire to return every year. More

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Error Chain: Triple Whammy

Error Chain: Triple Whammy »

The designer of a wildly popular line of kitplanes describes the events that lead to an engine stoppage and forced landing in his RV-3. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

The following was heard as my wife and I were flying our Mooney over the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake a few days ago and communicating with Salt Lake Center ... Transient aircraft:"Center, do you have time for a question?" ... SL Center:”Sure, go ahead." ... Transient aircraft: ”OK, this is the $65 question. Looking below, we can see a train track, shoreline and a reddish area with what look like waves. What is that all about?" ... Silence for a short while, then a response... More

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Duncan Aviation To Expand Provo, Utah, Location

Duncan Aviation today announced that the company plans to build a new business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex at its Provo, Utah, location. The expansion will include a large maintenance and modifications center and an innovative paint facility.

Dallas Airmotive's New Test Facility Ready for Rotorcraft Engines

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that its new test facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been correlated for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW200 series engines and Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine lines.

GlobalParts.aero, Interceptor Aviation Launch Meyers 200 Air Racing Team

GlobalParts.aero and Interceptor Aviation Inc. have created the Meyers 200 Air Racing Team and are encouraging existing Meyers 200 aircraft owners and operators to participate in the upcoming Air Venture Cup Air Race.