The FAA has delayed for a year the implementation of much of its revision of rules governing helicopter operations to allow operators, and itself, time to adopt the many changes. The final rule was published Feb. 21 and was to take effect on Tuesday but it was apparently too soon for all involved. More
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The National Air Traffic Controllers Association recently held its annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards, honoring controllers who have kept their cool in dangerous and challenging... More
Air Canada says it will fire two baggage handlers caught on video dropping carry-on items from the top of a stairway into a bin 20 feet below last week. Passenger Dwayne Stewart shot the video last... More
A somewhat clearer photo of a so-far unidentified aircraft has emerged, this time from Wichita, and it shows a little more detail of the delta-shaped flying wing. The photo was taken by Jeff... More
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft... More
Despite strict economic sanctions in place against Iran, a U.S.-registered Bombardier Challenger, N604EP, was spotted on the ramp at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran earlier this week. Who is traveling... More
A Canadian flight instructor who has been one of CNN's go-to experts in its exhaustive coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has been fired at least in part because of... More
WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2014. Each of the winners... More
Our weekly survey of aviation news turned up an announcement of certification of the newest Airbus Helicopter, tighter rules regarding helicopter ambulance operators, an NTSB seminar on loss of... More
Known for its ability to carry heavy loads in and out of tight spots, Cessna's 206/Stationair is also a rock-solid instrument platform. More
AME Larry W. James writes: "I find it very interesting that AOPA is planning to refurbish three Cessna 152s looking for a price point of $85,000. Also, the comments about the 1,320-pound gross weight limit for LSA being a problem in the U.S. for flight schools. Both of these concerns lead me to believe, as others do, that the LSA regulation should have a gross weight of around 2,000 pounds. This would take in a lot of very reasonable two-seat airplanes. Along with this, rather than... More
I still have my airplane today. I'm very lucky. After the most recent annual inspection was completed, my aircraft's induction system caught fire. I found I was woefully unprepared for such an event. If I was unprepared, you probably are, too. More
Years ago, working in the Delta radio shop, I had a VHF receiver tuned to an ATL tower frequency. Tower had an Eastern DC-9 go around twice. The second time, the DC-9 responded: "We can do this all afternoon if you like, but in a little while we are going to have to land and refuel." -- Lewis Linson, via e-mail More
Desser Tire & Rubber Company has just introduced its new line of ultimate backcountry Tundra tires. The first iteration in a series of new tire releases is the Aero Classic LSA/Experimental 8.50-6 4 ply rating smooth tire.
Donauwörth, Germany, 17 April, 2014 - The newest member of Airbus Helicopters' proven EC145 rotorcraft family - the EC145 T2 - has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year. Issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability.
The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from the NTSB's investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control.
And here I thought that guy was a real simulator instructor. More
While we haven't caught up to the blood moon pics from this past week, the silver lady is on our minds this week, which could explain why we're leading offing this edition of "PotW" with a shot from Brian Buck of Irmo, SC. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.