FAA Medical Policies Cited In Air Show Crash

FAA Medical Policies Cited In Air Show Crash »

The NTSB has cited the FAA's special issuance medical policies as a contributing factor in the death of an air show pilot in 2011. In its final report (top of the queue) on the crash of a T-28 at the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge show in Martinsburg, WVA, the board determined that the airplane crashed because pilot Jack Mangan was incapacitated by complications from a heart attack at the controls. More

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Massive Avionics Theft At Missouri Airport »

Authorities are investigating the apparently well-planned theft of avionics from all 23 resident aircraft at Jerry Sumners Sr. Aurora Municipal Airport in Aurora, MO last Wednesday. More

Escaped Crocodile May Have Led To Crash »

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United 777 Diverts To Midway Island »

A United Airlines Boeing 777 bound for Guam from Honolulu made a safe emergency landing on the former U.S. Navy and Army Air Force runway on Midway Island early Saturday after a report of a strange... More

Amazon Petitions FAA to Permit Drone Testing »

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New This Week »

Our staff's weekly review of what's happening in the aviation world turned up news of a chance at a free Cessna CJ type rating, word that Greg Koontz is the recipient of this year's Bill Barber... More

FAA to Begin Evaluation of Unleaded Avgas »

The FAA is about to begin the next step in its search for an unleaded general aviation fuel through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). The FAA announced today it has received nine... More

Banner Tow Sign Hits Parasail »

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Fly On the 4th of July

Fly On the 4th of July »

It's the Fourth of July—go fly. On a basic level, it's summer in the northern hemisphere so enjoy it in the air—if you're in the southern hemisphere, it's the dead of winter, you probably haven't been flying enough, so go get some of the... More

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When ATC Says 'Unable'

When ATC Says 'Unable' »

Judgment is the cornerstone of the air traffic control profession. This basic trait, common among thousands of successful air traffic controllers worldwide, allows controllers to face a variety of situations—including unusual pilot... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

My son an I were departing SNS one evening in a Cessna 182 with my son at the controls and his two-year-old daughter in the back seat. We were cleared for take-off, climbing out, passing through about 1,000 feet when my granddaughter announced she needed to go to the bathroom. My son gave me that look, keyed the mic, and told the controller he needed to return to the airport. ... Tower: "5VX, do you need assistance?" ... My son: "Only if you would like to take my two-year-old to the... More

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SkyTrac's Overdue Notification Enhances Aircraft Safety

Increasing concern with flight tracking technology, flight tracking regulations and operator tracking Żpractices are at the forefront of issues facing today's aviation industry. International aviation organizations Żare currently working to find the most effective way of regulating flight tracking, while many operators are Żlooking for immediate, cost effective tracking solutions.

CJ Type Rating Training Award Opportunity

ProFlight, in conjunction with SCAA, is offering a valuable CJ Type Rating Training Award.

Transportation YOU Summit Seeks to Close Industry's Gender Gap

Two weeks ago, in the midst of issues swirling around the Highway Trust Fund crisis, senior officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and high-profile leaders from transportation's private sector, took the time to meet with 21 high-school girls who have shown an interest in learning more about career opportunities in the industry.