Turbine Mallard Back In Play

Turbine Mallard Back In Play »

Frakes Aviation, which acquired the Mallard amphibian from Grumman and modified it with turbine engines, is in search of a new buyer who will take the airplanes back into production. "We're looking for someone to take on the entire project," Sam Jantzen, of Mallard Aircraft, who is working with Frakes, told AVweb this week. More

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Gulfstream Warns About Control Locks »

Gulfstream jet owners received notice from the company that a safety device designed to prevent accidents like the one that killed sports-franchise mogul Lewis Katz can be foiled in some... More

Turbine Mallard Back In Play »

Frakes Aviation, which acquired the Mallard amphibian from Grumman and modified it with turbine engines, is in search of a new buyer who will take the airplanes back into production. "We're looking... More

U.S. Airline Aircraft Sales Boom »

Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods posted their biggest gain on record in July on strong overseas demand for aircraft, and the underlying trend also remained firm, pointing to brisk... More

Disney Sees Drone-Operated Entertainment »

Disney "imagineers" have found some unique uses for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that could eventually see airborne puppets controlled by drones pulling the strings. The company has filed three... More

Malaysian Crew Members 'Afraid To Fly' »

Malaysian Airlines has been losing cabin crew at a higher than normal rate recently and the leader of its biggest union says there's no mystery there. Abu Malek Ariff told AFP some employees "are... More

Three Rescuers Killed In Helo Crash »

A police helicopter crashed about 9 a.m. Sunday while trying to rescue an injured climber in the Picos de Europa mountain range in Spain, killing all three crew members on board. A fourth crew... More

Historic Fighter Plane Collection Sold »

A collection of historic aircraft that flew in the 1969 movie "The Battle of Britain" and then sat in storage in a Texas hangar for more than 40 years has been sold for more than 10 million pounds... More

 

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Used Aircraft Guide: Diamond DA20

Used Aircraft Guide: Diamond DA20 »

Diamond found success with the DA20 as a basic trainer and as an inexpensive, owner-flown fun flyer that's fast enough to fly the occasional cross country, albeit in VFR conditions only. More

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Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There?

Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There? »

It's happened to every pilot at some time or another—suddenly the airplane isn't doing what the pilot intends. Most of the time recovery is routine. Here's what to do when the upset is serious. More

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AVmail: August 18, 2014 »

Henry Hough writes: "No doubt this proposal makes sense in some arcane budget discussion among ignoramuses divorced from aviation. But saying aircraft can't be built in an airport hangar simply to preclude inappropriate use of federally funded airports makes about as much sense as saying birth can't occur at home because the mortgage may be a tax deduction. The heart and soul of an aircraft should begin at an airport. The gestation period and infancy of an aircraft needs and deserves to be... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was flying through New York's air space one typical busy Friday afternoon. The controller on 124.07 was shotgunning instructions out to a dozen or more airplanes when a flight instructor grabbed the frequency and started requesting multiple practice approaches into Danbury (CT), thoroughly describing each missed approach and the path to the next approach. He had the frequency for about 20 seconds. I guess he figured he'd better get it all in while he could. The controller came back,... More

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Beechcraft delivers T-6C+ trainers, King Air 350ER to Mexican Navy

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has delivered two Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainers ordered earlier this year to the Mexican Navy Secretaria de Marina (SEMAR), as well as one King Air 350ER, the second of four on order, as part of the Mexican Navy's ongoing fixed-wing aircraft modernization program.

CTI Professional Flight Training Joins a Select Group of Flight Schools

Fort Lauderdale flight school CTI Professional Flight Training became one of only 16 schools worldwide authorized to train Vietnamese pilot cadets.

Looking for the AKOYA

On Sunday August 24th 2014, an exceptional event, uniting the two elements air and water, will be held at the Grand Port of Aix-Les-Bains, Savoie, France. The first Lac du Bourget airshow joins the 16th edition of the now famous Navig'Aix event (old vessels gathering) offering a fascinating, rich and varied spectacle.