Report: Constellation Restoration Nearing Completion

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A Lockheed Super Constellation, one of only 44 ever built, is expected to roll out of a hangar in Auburn, Maine, sometime this year, after a seven-year restoration effort, the Boston Globe reported this week. The airplane, built in 1957, was bought at auction in December 2007 by a nonprofit arm of the Lufthansa airline, and reportedly up to $60 million so far has been spent on the project. More

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Piper Unveils Meridian's Upgraded G1000 »

Piper Aircraft introduced the latest version of its Meridian M500 turboprop on Wednesday, announcing an enhanced Garmin G1000 avionics package and new features. "As part of our on-going product... More

Balloonists Reach Pacific Midpoint »

Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev have crossed the International Dateline as they continue their quest to cross the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, the team reported on Monday, and have reached the... More

Industry Welcomes Sleep Apnea Rule Change »

The FAA's revised policy on sleep-apnea screening in pilot medical exams is much better than the original proposal, aviation advocates said on Monday. The new policy, set to take effect on March 2,... More

11 Killed In NATO Fighter Crash »

Two Greek servicemen and nine others were killed when a Greek Air Force F-16 crashed on takeoff at an air base in Spain that was hosting a NATO exercise Monday. Another 13 people, mostly French and... More

CAFE Announces 2015 Symposium »

The ninth annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium will be held May 1 and 2 at the Flamingo Conference Center in Santa Rosa, California, the nonprofit group announced this week. A diverse panel of... More

Two Airplanes Successfully Ditch In Pacific »

Two airplanes, a Cirrus SR22 and a single-engine Cessna, ditched off the coast of Hawaii Monday morning, and all on board have been rescued. The Cirrus chute deployment, splashdown and subsequent... More

Drone Found On White House Lawn »

A quadcopter about two feet in diameter was found on the lawn inside the White House fence on Monday morning, the Secret Service has reported. In a 3 a.m. news briefing, the Secret Service said "an... More

Private Aircraft Still Blocked From Cuba »

Those dreaming of flying to Cuba in their own aircraft will have to wait for now. Even though the U.S. has liberalized travel restrictions to the island nation and some airlines are gearing up for... More

 

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The Art of Crashing

The Art of Crashing »

When considering how to crash, my first bit of advice is don't do it. Since the reality of any flight is that things can go wrong, that isn't particularly helpful, I know. What can go wrong? Your crankshaft can break, your fuel lines can clog or,... More

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Build It Better

Build It Better »

In aviation, one pin out of place can result in disaster. Details matter. More

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A Test Pilot Spins

A Test Pilot Spins »

Experimental flight testing involves taking new or modified aircraft designs to, and sometimes beyond, the edges of their performance envelopes. Most of the time the steps into the unknown go smoothly. It's the times that they don't that when test... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Back in the early 1960s, I was a USAF F-101B Voodoo interceptor pilot flying out of the San Francisco Bay area. Every couple of months, we would have an exercise where friendly T-33 target aircraft with the callsigns "Brainbird Alpha," "Brainbird Bravo," "Brainbird Charlie," etc. would sneak up on the base. I got to fly the target one time, entering from Oregon over the Baker Beacon (an early ADF radio range). Passing over the beacon, I got to call the FAA and announce: "Brainbird Bravo is... More

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Avemco Announces Key Staff Promotions

Avemco Insurance Company has just announced the promotions of three key employees to positions of expanded responsibilities: Mike Adams, Marci Veronie, and Marci D'Alessio.

Redhawk Diesel Selected for Cochise College Fleet

RedHawk Aero, a subsidiary of Redbird Flight Simulations, announced today that Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona has ordered 6 RedHawk aircraft in a move to upgrade and modernize their training fleet.

Britannica Launches Civil Aviation-Focused Customer Solutions Department

Britannica Knowledge Systems (www.britannica-ks.com), maker of the leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software, the Fox Training Management System, has erected a new Customer Solutions Department dedicated to ensuring that Fox can most favorably meet the unique training management processing needs of each airline, FTO, and training provider.