The rapid growth of the commercial satellite-launch industry has the FAA moving ahead to take over some safety oversight duties from the Department of Defense. Someone has to be responsible for overseeing collision avoidance for objects in orbit, and traditionally that has been the military’s role. But the FAA and the Pentagon appear to be ready to discuss moving that oversight to civilians, according to a Wall Street Journal report this week.More
ForeFlight is warning subscribers that it will discontinue support for old iPads and iPhones on Jan. 3, 2017.More
The ground explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sept. 1 was likely caused by a “large breach” of the helium system, the company said Friday. SpaceX, NASA and the FAA, among others, continue to investigate the cause of the fiery incident at Cape Canaveral that destroyed the rocket and its payload as it stood at Launch Complex 40 during a pre-launch test.More
AVwebs search of news in aviation found announcements from Boeing, King Schools, Future and Active Pilot Advisors and Pacific Propeller International. Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to... More
General aviation accident rates dropped in 2015 amid a rise in flight hours, according to figuresreported by the National Transportation Safety Board Thursday. The preliminary data reported for GA... More
The Weekender plans to take in a variety of classic planes, cars and historical attractions found on SocialFlight.com. Head to Santa Rosa, California, this weekend for the Wings Over Wine Country... More
The FAAs long-awaited ADS-B rebate program is now online, and despite a few first-day glitches with the system early Monday morning that were quickly smoothed out, its been getting... More
Reno racer Thom Richard is glad to be alive after another airplane hit his disabled race plane, narrowly missing the top of his head. The impact was violent and loud, Richard wrote on... More
The 60th annual Gordon Bennett long-distance balloon race launched on Monday from Gladbeck, Germany, with 24 teams competing from 12 countries. Three teams, from Great Britain, Austria and... More
A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane crashed Tuesday near Sacramento, California, about 9:05 a.m. local time while on a training mission. Both pilots on board ejected, and late on Tuesday, local KCRA... More
A new aviation trade show has been announced for Oct. 24-26, 2017, in Ghana, which organizers say will be the first-ever event of its kind in the West Africa region. Its an important... More
Setting the round-trip USA aviation speed record in an RV-6A. More
Recent general aviation aviation and air carrier accidents. More
The pre-private, 16-year-old, 12-hour total time solo glider student called the TFR-fire base temporary tower staff ...Glider Student: "Santa Ynez Tower, Glider 28 Tango, 45 entry to right traffic, Runway 26, Santa Ynez." ... This was followed by a deep baritone, "Santa Ynez, Skycrane 2C, inbound three miles from the southeast. ... Tower: "Glider 28 Tango , please hold for the inbound helicopter traffic." ... Huh? Even though we love the fire suppressors, this defies all logic. Rotary... More
Pilots who want to get full utility from the Garmin GTN 650 or 750 can now connect with King Schools and take the "Garmin GTN Essentials" online course on their computer, tablet or smartphone. Garmin's GTN Essentials course is hosted on the King Schools iLearn pilot education platform.
Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its industry-leading touchscreen flight displays for all five flight deck displays on the new Boeing 777X.
Business Jet Access, sister company to Business Jet Center, a Phillips 66(R) Aviation branded FBO and leading provider of aircraft charter, management, maintenance, and pilot services, is proud to announce the achievement of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 Certification.
Let's beat this dying horse one more time with a practical example of slow flight in action. More
Chris Haile of Marysville, CA flies off into the dawn, kicking off our latest installment of reader-submitted photos. Click through to see more images from AVweb readers.