AOPA Asks Supreme Court To Hear Aviation Case »

AOPA Asks Supreme Court To Hear Aviation Case

Only the FAA can set standards for aviation safety, AOPA told the Supreme Court this week, and states and courts should not be allowed to undermine that responsibility. AOPA submitted a “friend of the court” brief asking the judges to hear the case of Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp., which involves a 2005 airplane crash in North Carolina.


ModAero Is Back With NextGen Aviation Fest »

ModAero Is Back With NextGen Aviation Fest

The founders of the ModAero NextGen Aviation Festival launched their first event early this year with a great idea — to target millennials, the 18 to 35 age group. But the project got off to a rocky start, when its social media reach of more than 1.2 million translated to just over 500 attendees on the ground. The team now is taking that in stride and working on bigger and better plans for next year, with a festival set for May 19 to 21, 2017, at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Conroe, Texas.


Boeing Opens St. Louis Composite Plant For 777X »

Boeing Opens St. Louis Composite Plant For 777X

Boeing opened its new manufacturing facility this week in St. Louis, where it will manufacture components of the upcoming 777X jet. The site historically served as an assembly facility for McDonnell Douglas military jets. Boeing merged with the company in 1997. Now, a 424,000-square-foot composite manufacturing complex will produce wing edge and empennage parts for the 777X beginning early next year. The first deliveries of the new wide-body airliner are scheduled to start in 2020


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NTSB Cites Pilot Error, Safety Culture In Hawker Crash »

The crew of a Hawker 700A jet that crashed in Akron, Ohio, a year ago showed a “disregard for safety,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said today, and the company where they worked also... More

DARPA Tests Robot Copilot »

A new advanced robotics system that functions as a copilot has been successfully tested in flight in a Diamond DA-42 and a Cessna Caravan, Aurora Flight Sciences announced this week. On Monday,... More

First Flight For Battery-Powered Helicopter »

Tier 1 Engineering has flown a battery-powered manned helicopter for a five-minute cruise flight, the company recently announced. The aircraft flew to 400 feet altitude and reached a peak speed of... More

Dolderer Red Bull Champion »

Germany’s Matthias Dolderer was crowned the 2016 Red Bull Air Race champion Sunday after a weathered-out season finale in Las Vegas invalidated the day’s flying results. More

Near Collision In Shanghai »

Some power in reserve and the pilot’s decision to use it may have prevented a disaster at Shanghai International Airport Oct. 11. More

NavWorx Hoping For Quick Resolution »

NavWorx says it expects agreement in “two to three weeks” with the FAA on the qualification of some of its ADS-B products for the $500 rebate the agency is offering early adopters of the... More

Canadian Politician Among Four Killed In Citation Crash »

A Cessna Citation carrying four people, including former Alberta premier Jim Prentice, crashed Thursday night in British Columbia. Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said the jet dropped off... More

Texas Flying Club Wins Reimagined Cessna 150 »

A newly refurbished Reimagined Cessna 150 will go to the Nate Abel Flying Club in Texas, which won AOPA’s latest airplane giveaway. The Nate Abel club, based in Fort Worth, won the prize... More



Aviation Insurance: Some Good News and Blunt Talk

Aviation Insurance: Some Good News and Blunt Talk »

Aviation insurance rates are the lowest they've been in over 50 years. Nevertheless, it's important that you buy the right insurance for the flying you do and the risks you face. More


Briefing the Takeoff

Briefing the Takeoff »

When everything goes as it should, taking off is a nothingburger. When it doesn’t, you need a plan. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Back in the 70s I was in the pattern at Palamar Airport, along with several other aircraft. One fellow was having issues with his radio ... Tower: ”N1234 turn off your radio." ... After several long seconds ... Tower: OK, turn it back on. John Heiser More


Press Releases

Unmanned Safety Institute Accepted As FAASTeam Training Provider

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc., announced today that it has been accepted as a "Training Provider" to the FAA Safety Team's (FAASTeam) Program.

RAF Adds Two Board Members

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), a Bozeman, Montana chartered nonprofit organization has added two members to its board of directors.

Seaplane Splash-In at Banyan (FXE)

Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport will host a free Seaplane Splash-In on November 19, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Splash-In will include two workshops: Seaplanes 101 and The Seaplane - The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Vehicle.