Sonex Crashes Into Condo, Pilot Killed »

Sonex Crashes Into Condo, Pilot Killed

A pilot died when his Sonex airplane crashed into the roof of a condo complex near Lawrence Municipal Airport in Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon. The pilot, identified by local media as Alan Lavender, 73, a sport pilot from nearby Newburyport, had taken off from the airport and was planning to stay in the pattern to practice takeoffs and landings. His last transmission was about three minutes later, while he was in the pattern to land, but it was a routine call with no report of any problem.


Apollo 11 Module To Go On Tour »

Apollo 11 Module To Go On Tour

The command module Columbia from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon will leave the National Air & Space Museum, in Washington, D.C., this October, for the first time in 46 years, to tour four cities around the country. The traveling exhibit, “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” will visit the Space Center in Houston this October, then move on to the St. Louis Science Center in April 2018, the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh in September 2018, and the Museum of Flight in Seattle, in March 2019.


Jail Time For Drone Pilot »

Jail Time For Drone Pilot

The pilot of a drone that hit a building, then fell into a crowd watching a parade and hit a 25-year-old woman, knocking her unconscious, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail by a Seattle municipal court. Paul Skinner, 38, of Washington, who owns an aerial photography company, was convicted of reckless endangerment, which carries a penalty of up to a year in jail. Seattle Municipal Court Willie Gregory told Skinner last week that he knew the crash was an accident, but he had “engaged in conduct that put people in danger of being injured, which is what happened.”


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Australia’s Biggest Airshow Keeps Growing »

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SpaceX Plans 2018 Manned Moon Shot »

SpaceX will send two people on a trip around the Moon next year in a Falcon Heavy rocket, the company announced on Monday. The two private citizens, whose names have not yet been released, have... More

Tucker Wins Hoover Trophy »

Veteran airshow pilot Sean Tucker will receive AOPA’s R.A. “Bob” Hoover Trophy on March 8 at a ceremony at Terminal A at Reagan National Airport. The award was inaugurated last year... More

John King Hits FAA Medical Inflexibility »

The FAA is shooting itself in the foot with its inflexible attitude on medical disqualifications according to veteran instructor and aviation industry leader John King. King, who owns King Schools... More

AOPA Presses For TFR Relief »

AOPA has suggested a way to ease the impact of President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Palm Beach resort. AOPA President Mark Baker has written Department of Homeland Security... More

Lucky Hunters Rescued By Chance »

A couple of hunters from a small northern Canada village are being called the “luckiest two guys in the Arctic” after an RCAF patrol aircraft happened on them purely by accident and flew... More


Short Final:

Short Final »

While flying from the northeast to south Florida last week it was bumpy at all altitudes and everyone was trying to find a better ride. I overheard this conversation with ATC ... United XYZ: Jax Center, were getting a rough ride here at 360. Do you have anything smoother? ... Jax Center: Yes, I-95 ... United XYZ (after much laughter): "Can we have that?" ... Jax Center: Sure, let me know when you see asphalt ... Frank McKee More


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Whirly-Girls Hosts Casino Night - All Proceeds Support the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

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Whirly-Girls Scholarship Banquet

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27th Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 30, 2017

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Returns Sunday, April 30, 2017, Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport Fantastic Flying Machines, World-Class Tricked-Out Cars and Trucks, Custom Motorcycles, Quirky Contraptions Headline "The Coolest Show on Earth"