Endangered Sea Turtles Need GA Transport
Stranded turtles in Wellfleet, Mass., await transport.

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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 Saturday. Weinstein, of Boise, Idaho, is a board member for the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida. Several kinds of migratory turtles, which spend the summer in New England waters but head south in winter, have been driven ashore by a sudden drop in water temperature and strong onshore winds. More

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Airbus Patents "Flying Doughnut" Design »

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

The Weekender: History, Gumbo, Gliding »

With holidays and winter looming, activities in the northern half of the country are more scarce than usual this week, but SocialFlight still can help adventure-seeking pilots find plenty of places... More

GA Advocates Seek FAA Reform »

The FAA should support the general aviation community in three key areas -- third-class medical reform, aircraft certification, and the ADS-B Out mandate -- AOPA President Mark Baker told a... More

Report: China To Start Electric Airplane Production »

Two copies of the Rui Xiang RX1E two-seat electric-powered airplane flew at the China Airshow, held last week in Zhuhai, and this week, it was reported that construction has begun on a... More

Garmin 7-Inch Display Now Shipping »

Garmin now has a 7-inch G3X Touch display option available for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft, the company said this week. The high-resolution touchscreen display provides an... More

New This Week »

AVweb's weekly search of the news in the world of aviation turned up new leadership roles at Honeywell Aerospace, Key Air, the board of Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. and the Association for Unmanned... More

Successful Test For Firefighting Helo-Drone »

Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace successfully tested an unmanned K-Max helicopter in simulated firefighting exercises, the companies said this week. During the demonstration, a small VTOL Indago... More

Boeing Test-Flies Eco-technologies »

Boeing launched its ecoDemonstrator 787 in Seattle this week, to start flight-testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing noise. The new round of testing,... More

 

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Batteries — Dying Young

Batteries — Dying Young »

Batteries are often crippled from the outset–that 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

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VTOL Hybrids for General Aviation?

VTOL Hybrids for General Aviation? »

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

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Refurb of the Month: Don Toy's Cessna 150F

Refurb of the Month: Don Toy's Cessna 150F »

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

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was on my way back to Chicago Midway after delivering some freight out east. "It was a dark and stormy night" with scattered thunderstorms and few airplanes. I was with Cleveland approach when this call came through. ... Something Something Yankee: "Cleveland, this is Something Something Yankee. How do you hear?" ... Cleveland: "Loud and clear. How me?" ... Something Something Yankee: "Loud and clear, sir." ... After a bit of time, this communication was repeated. There seemed to be no... More

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Citation Jet Pilots, Embry-Riddle Name 2015 Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship Winners

The Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Association, the premier owner/pilot organization for the Cessna Citation series of jet aircraft, recently joined with the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation in contributing $50,000 each towards four Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarships to students attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) on campuses in Prescott, AZ and Daytona Beach, FL.

Craig Fuller, Former AOPA CEO, Joins AEAC Board

Craig Fuller, former President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), has joined the Board of Directors of Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC).

First Ever China Aviation Directory 2015 Just Published

China Aviation Directory 2015 is the world's first ever and only source of the English-language information available on the aviation industry in China.