AirShares Elite Folds

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Fractional service AirShares Elite closed Dec. 1 and is now selling off its large fleet of Cirrus aircraft. AirShares pioneered the fractional model for high-performance GA aircraft and was in operation for almost 15 years before it quit the business with no explanation. More

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Bonus Depreciation Approved by Congress »

Following House approval earlier this month, the Senate on Tuesday passed a tax package that includes the revival of bonus depreciation on capital investments, including aircraft. The measure... More

Researchers Find Expert Pilots See Differently »

An experienced pilot will make a better decision about whether to attempt a marginal landing while showing only about half as much brain activity as less experienced pilots, according to a recent... More

Oldest Flying Jet Returns To U.S. »

An F-86A Sabre built in 1948 is the world's oldest flying jet, and recently arrived back in the United States after several decades in Europe, EAA reported this week. The airplane, which EAA hopes... More

Drone Expo Draws Protesters »

A speaker at a commercial drone conference in Los Angeles on Saturday was shouted down by a protest group blaming him for up to 3,000 deaths caused by Predator drones in Pakistan, the Contra Costa... More

California Avgas Lawsuit Settled »

The Center for Environmental Health, which filed a lawsuit in 2011 seeking to prohibit the sale of leaded gasoline in California, has reached a settlement, NATA said on Tuesday. Under the agreement... More

Bob Hoover Accepts Wright Trophy »

The 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy was awarded to airshow legend Robert L. Hoover during a ceremonial dinner in Washington, D.C., last Friday. The annual award is given to a living American... More

FAA: Cockpit Photos Are OK -- Maybe »

A widely cited story posted on the blog Quartz on Friday raises the question whether airline pilots who post aerial photos online are violating FAA rules against using "personal wireless devices"... More

Oklahoma Temporary Tower Rule Ready »

Oklahoma is expected to adopt emergency rules that will require wind farm prospectors to make the temporary towers they use to measure wind energy potential more visible to pilots. The so-called... More



Flying The Nosewheel

Flying The Nosewheel »

Just because the vast majority of the airplanes most of us fly have their little wheel mounted on the nose instead of the tail doesn't mean the nosewheel is immune to abuse. More


Bent Wing Dreams

Bent Wing Dreams »

As cliché as it sounds, my world changed the moment I saw a Chance-Vought F4U Corsair during a trip with my family to EAA Oshkosh when I was 11. The attachment was instant and unwavering. When I looked at the Corsair I did not see an... More

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AVmail: December 15, 2014

AVmail: December 15, 2014 »

Kraig Krumm writes: "I viewed the test flight of the Orion crew capsule with mixed emotions. I'm glad that we are finally getting our act together so that we are not relying on the Russians to get us into low Earth orbit and sad that we are now... More


Respect the Holiday Season Pressures

Respect the Holiday Season Pressures »

Welcome to the start of the Holiday Season—Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Year—the highest stress time of the year. Welcome to the season of intense pressure, spoken and unspoken, to make that flight you're planning to be with... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

It was the wee hours of the morning, and the center's frequency had been dead silent for quite a while. Finally, a pilot just had to check. ... Pilot: "Uh, Albuquerque -- anybody home?" ... Controller: "Nope. We're all at work." -- Art Friedman More


Press Releases

Norwegian Air's Bjorn Kjos Honored with Inaugural "Rockford Award"

Mr. Kjos was presented with the inaugural "Rockford Award," given for outstanding contribution to the North American aerospace industry and for its significant contribution to the creation and sustainability of jobs in the Rockford region.

National Aviation Hall of Fame Announces "Class of 2015"

Today the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) announced the names of four individuals who have been elected for enshrinement at its annual formal ceremony, Friday, October 2, 2015 in Dayton.

Embraer's Legacy 500 receives EASA certification

Cologne, Germany, December 16, 2014 - Embraer's Legacy 500 executive jet today was granted certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) during a ceremony at its headquarters, in Cologne, Germany. This approval enables entry into service of the aircraft in the Member States of the European Union as well as in EASA associated countries.