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Skiing Via Airplane In Alaska »

Being towed behind a Husky while skiing on a snowfield in the Alaska Range may not be on everyone's bucket list, but it was on Reese Hanneman's, and he has now posted a video of himself doing it.... More

Embraer Delivers 34 Jets in Q1 »

Embraer reports that during the first quarter of 2014 it delivered 14 jets to the commercial aviation market and 20 to the business aviation market, for a total of 34 aircraft, compared to 29... More

Lost Southwest Pilots' Fate Determined »

Southwest Airlines has completed its investigation into an incident in January when a 737 crew landed at the wrong airport, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. The captain is now back at work and... More

The Weekender: Fly In Season Accelerates »

Our weekly review of the fly ins posted on SocialFlight showed that with warmer weather, the traditional fly in season has started. We found fly ins that included everything from a pig roast to a... More

Crew Reunites With Flying Fortress »

Ten World War II veterans, age 89 and up, all of them former B-17 crewmembers, went for a flight in EAA's Boeing B-17G Aluminum Overcast on Monday afternoon, in Oshkosh, Wis. Chris Henry, who helps... More

Chinese Market Growing Despite Rules »

Greater China's business aviation fleet almost doubled to 371 aircraft from 2011 to 2013 but even that world-leading growth rate has been severely hampered by government and regulatory roadblocks,... More

Gulfstream Inks 60-Plane China Deal »

Gulfstream set the tone for the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition Tuesday with the formal announcement of a $3 billion, 60-plane deal to supply G280, G450, G550 and G650 aircraft to... More

Drone Operator Accused Of Hindering Helicopter Rescue »

Police in Springfield, Ohio, said a drone operator who was shooting video of a car crash on Saturday refused to give way to an approaching medical helicopter, and arrested him on a felony charge of... More

 

Reader mail:

AVmail: April 14, 2014 »

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

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Engine Fires

Engine Fires »

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

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Flagship Detroit—The Oldest Flying DC-3

Flagship Detroit—The Oldest Flying DC-3 »

The oldest airworthy DC-3 was located and purchased by the Flagship Detroit Foundation in 2004. Formed by former and current American Airline employees determined to find and restore the oldest former American Airlines DC-3 it could, the Flagship... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

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

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Press Releases

iFlightPlanner Releases iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0

iFlightPlanner officially announced the release of iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0, the highly-anticipated upgrade to its iPad-based flight planning solution presented by Sennheiser.

New Friday Harbor Airport Pilot Welcome Center

One of America's favorite fly-in destinations, Friday Harbor, on Washington's San Juan Island, has just opened a new Pilot Welcome Center.

UK Civil Airports Battle over Safety of RAF Northolt for Use by Civil Aircraft to go ahead

London Oxford and Biggin Hill Airports overturned a decision of the High Court last December. This is the only case of its kind, involving a fundamental challenge to the regulatory regime operated by the Ministry of Defence and Civil Aviation Authority in respect of a government aerodrome. There are no precedents in this field.