Tyler Francis, owner of an FBO business in New Mexico, died Monday when the experimental airplane he was flying crashed at Las Cruces International Airport, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported. Francis, 29, owned Francis Aviation, headquartered at the Dona Ana County Airport in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. More
ATC audio of a Houston controller talking a VFR pilot through an emergency IFR approach into Houston Executive Airport included instruction on setting up a GPS, vectors, and managing the Cessna... More
A corporate jet skidded off a wet runway and into a creek at Sugar Land Regional Airport in Texas Friday, Houston-area media reported. Two pilots on board were uninjured, and the Embraer Phenom... More
Continental Motors Group Ltd. has expanded its Alabama-based maintenance and service operations into avionics and aircraft interiors. Continental, a subsidiary of AVIC International Holding Corp.... More
Audio of firefighter personnel and accompanying photos show a four-minute response time to airshow performer Eddie Andreini's fatal crash at Travis Air Force Base in May, according to material... More
A story in Monday's Wall Street Journal says the FAA's proposed rulemaking on commercial use of unmanned aerial systems will face so much backlash that it could take years to enact. Citing unnamed... More
A northern Canadian airline has temporarily grounded its fleet of four Cessna Caravans after one made an emergency landing on a frozen lake early Thursday. The flight from Yellowknife to Fort... More
More than 400 sea turtles have stranded along north-shore beaches on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and are in need of transport to aquariums where they can be cared for, Leslie Weinstein told AVweb on... More
Airbus has filed a patent for a futuristic "flying doughnut" design for a passenger aircraft, the Daily Mail reported this week. The patent drawings show a circular cabin with seats arranged in a... More
Welcome to the start of the Holiday SeasonThanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Yearthe 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
Batteries are often crippled from the outsetthat may be a bit of hyperbole, but it may be other causes than the battery maker responsible for problems with short lived or early failed batteries, especially with flooded cells. More
Two VTOL hybrid (wings for horizontal flight) concept aircraft have recently made the news, one designed for cargo and one that is roadable and designed for personal transport. We sniffed around to learn a little more. Despite huge engineering... More
Refurb of the Month:
With refurbs gaining momentum, we're seeing more restoration of modest airplanes, especially Cessna 150s, which are among the most economical airplanes to own and fly. Don Toy of Homesteand, Iowa, recently sent us this report on his refurb. More
After a VFR departure from a satellite airport, I called TYS approach. ... Me: "Knoxville, Cheyenne 1234 is off Morristown for a clearance to Nashville." ... Approach: "Squawk 2345." ... Me: "O.K., squawking 2345." ... [A bit of a pause.] ... Approach: "Cheyenne 1234, squawk Oscar November." ... I fixed the problem right away. -- Billy Chandler More
DAHER-SOCATA and the TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) announced that the 2014 annual TBMOPA convention broke another attendance record with the presence of more than 100 TBM 700s and TBM 850s, along with several brand-new TBM 900s.
Savannah is the site for the next Twin Commander University, a biennial owner/operator conference dedicated to owner and pilot education. The dates for the 2015 University are Thursday-Saturday April 23-25, and the place is the Hilton Savannah Desoto hotel in the heart of the Savannah historic district.
It's here! Featuring Accurate Control Loading and Haptic Feedback for Flight Simulation and Training.ûûIris Dynamics Ltd. today announced that it is now shipping their highly anticipated new Control Loading Flight Yoke. û
Hey, I'd like to fly this thing. But that doesn't mean buyers are foaming at the mouth to have one. More
Jeff Rockwood of Bee Cave, TX kicks off this edition of "PotW" with a celebration of pilot ingenuity. Click through for more reader-submitted pictures.