Solar Impulse 2, the one-of-a-kind solar-powered airplane, has launched from Nanjing, China, to attempt a six-day-long nonstop flight to Hawaii, 4,412 nm away. "You're showing to the world what is possible to do with clean technologies," project leader Bertrand Piccard told pilot Andrew Borschberg just before the launch on Saturday evening. "Make the flight of your life." Borschberg will fly the zero-fuel airplane solo. More
Google has just confirmed that one of its prototype solar-powered Internet UAS crashed a month ago near Albuquerque. The aircraft, which looks like a giant glider, is designed to fly above the... More
Authorities are looking for whoever pointed green lasers at five airliners Thursday night in the airspace near JFK Airport, the New York Post reported. The crews of two Delta airliners, an American... More
The catastrophic floods in Texas have not only scrubbed weekend GA events at airports in the state, theyve changed the landscape from summer recreation to disaster relief. Redbird Skyport in... More
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has added its voice to a growing chorus calling for an investigation into allegations that some prospective air traffic controller trainees were... More
AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found an invitation from Garmin to an open house on June 11, giving its customers a rare look behind the scenes at the company's headquarters in Olathe,... More
Airbus Group will have a big presence literally at this year's EAA AirVenture show in July. EAA announced an Airbus A350 XWB wide-body test aircraft will give demonstrations and tours... More
The Weekender found plenty of ways on SocialFlight to take in the early summer weather. On Saturday, enjoy lunch, music, and a tour of the Veterans' Museum at Arnold Field in Tennessee, all for... More
The S-97 Raider, a helicopter prototype based on Sikorsky's Collier-Prize-winning X2 technology, flew for the first time last Friday, the company has announced. The S-97 is designed to demonstrate... More
A biplane designed in the 1920s inspires thoughts of aviation's Golden Age, and for one pilot, it's a perfect complement to his Aeronca Champ. More
Engine overhauls give even the most experienced aircraft owners a case of the willies. Beyond the "it's going to be really expensive," there are numerous issues to face and decisions to makechoosing a shop; deciding on the type of overhaul,... More
Years ago, like 1960, I was a newly hired DC-3 co-pilot for Continental Air Lines. We could fly either VFR or IFR, depending the weather situation at the time. Needless to say, we went for VFR whenever we could. ... [One day,] the weather wasn't the greatest, but we thought VFR would work. Called ground for taxi clearance, and they came back with: "Continental, are you VFR or IFR?" ... Naturally, we came back with: "VFR." ... We bantered back and forth several times, and the last time they... More
Blackhawk Modifications, a leading provider of Pratt & Whitney new engine upgrades, is pleased to announce promotions in their senior management team. Bob Kromer will be the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Dealer Relations, a newly created position to help cultivate business opportunities. Edwin Black has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Garmin is pleased to extend an invitation to our customers and media to attend our first annual Garmin Aviation Open House on Thursday, June 11th from 4:00-7:00 PM CDT. Pilots are welcome visit Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas to learn more about Garmin, tour our product reliability lab, manufacturing and repair facilities and flight simulator lab.
The Aircraft Electronics Association's Educational Foundation announced the names of 24 individuals who were awarded individual scholarships worth more than $125,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.
I'd call the new M10T modest but modern. The challenge will be to produce it efficiently. More
Duffy Fainer brings our latest installment of "PotW" in for a landing. Click through for more photos submitted by AVweb readers.