Solar Impulse Lands In Phoenix »

Solar Impulse Lands In Phoenix

Completing Leg 10 of its round-the-world flight, Solar Impulse 2 landed in Phoenix, Arizona, about 9 p.m. local time on Monday. Pilot Andre Borschberg launched from the airplane’s first U.S. stop, in Mountain View, California, about 5 a.m. local time on Monday, and flew for nearly 16 hours, crossing 720 miles. Strong tail winds helped boost the airplane’s groundspeed for the leg to 115 mph.

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GA Groups Lobby For Part 23 Action »

GA Groups Lobby For Part 23 Action

The FAA will hold a public hearing on its proposed Part 23 revisions today and tomorrow in College Park, Georgia. On the eve of the event, a coalition of general aviation groups sent a letter (PDF) to the FAA urging them to work swiftly and implement the revised rule by the end of this year. “The importance of this effort…to assure a brighter future for the general aviation community… cannot be overstated,” the groups said.

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NAFI Founder Jack Eggspuehler, 86, Dies »

NAFI Founder Jack Eggspuehler, 86, Dies

The National Association of Flight Instructors announced on Monday that the group’s founder, Jack Jay Eggspuehler, died on April 30. He was 86 years old. Eggspuehler was a flight instructor and professor of aviation at The Ohio State University from 1958 to 1980. In 1967, he led a small group of aviation professionals to create NAFI, with the intent to raise the professional standing of flight instructors across the U.S.

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Amazon: The Future is Collaborative Control of Drones and Airplanes »

As Amazon bolts at breakneck speed toward package delivery by autonomous drone, it sees future air traffic control and de-confliction as a series of overlapping but collaborating apps in which aircraft and controllers share separation tasks. Amazon’s Gur Kimchi, who’s overseeing the company’s drone development efforts, outlined a view of the future in which aircraft will be tied into the internet and mutually linked, just like cars, appliances and computers already are. Kimchi elaborated on Amazon’s plans on the opening day of Exponential 2106, the trade show of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in New Orleans. More

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NASM Celebrates 40th With Open House »

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, in Washington, D.C., will stay open all night on Friday, July 1, to celebrate the building’s 40th year. The free event also will celebrate the... More

Hoverboard Record Shattered »

A French Jet Ski racer has claimed a new record for hoverboard endurance with a flight that covered 1.4 miles. Guinness World Records confirmed that Franky Zapata performed the flight in front of... More

Qantas Introduces Female Pilot Uniforms »

If the lure of adventure and faraway places isn't enough to attract women to the cockpit, at least one airline is hoping that appealing to their fashion sense will. Qantas Airlines has introduced... More

BA Collision 'Not A Drone Incident' »

The U.K. government is downplaying a widely circulated report that a British Airways A320 collided with a drone last month. More

FAA Taking Its Time On ADS-B Equipage »

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Super Pumas Grounded After Fatal Crash »

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U.S. Complains About Stunting Russians »

The U.S. Air Force is complaining about showboating Russian fighter pilots who have done barrel rolls over its pricey reconnaissance planes twice in the last couple of weeks. More

Gyroplane Pilot Claims New Distance Record »

Gyroplane pilot Paul Salmon's flight this week from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to Longview, Texas, and back will win a new distance record for his aircraft class. Salmon completed the closed-circuit... More

 

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Reading the Storms

Reading the Storms »

We use on-board datalink weather for a trip along the Gulf Coast. There's no ice, but there's ample IFR and unsettled weather. Take a ride with us to see how we use it. More

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Want to Improve Your Landings? Learn Aerobatics

Want to Improve Your Landings? Learn Aerobatics »

Aerobatics aren't just a tremendous amount of fun, the skills learned in controlling the airplane at low speed and making large control inputs can help reduce a pilot's risk of a landing accident. More

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Short Final »

Recently, on flight following above Santa Barbara on a beautifully clear afternoon, approach was uncomfortably quiet. After several minutes of silence I called: ... Mooney 1234: "Approach, Mooney 1234. Is there anybody there to talk to?" ... Approach: "Mooney 1234, say request." ... Mooney 1234: "Just checking to see if it really is this quiet." ... Approach: "Yes, it really is." ... [Pause.] ... Approach: "Mooney 1234, contact L.A. Center on 135.5. You'll find somebody to talk to there." ...... More

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Universal Avionics is offering a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS) Upgrade Incentive Program for Learjet 40/45/40XR/45XR and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft operators.