New FAA Safety Campaign Targets Drones

New FAA Safety Campaign Targets Drones »

With tens of thousands of new drones expected to be unwrapped as Christmas gifts this week, the FAA on Monday launched a new safety campaign that it hopes will help new users to fly "safely and responsibly." The campaign comprises a new website,, and a "digital and social media strategy" to help spread the information. More

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Four Named To National Aviation Hall of Fame »

Four individuals have been chosen to be added to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the organization has announced. The four will be formally enshrined in a ceremony to be held in October in... More

Atol Starts Water-Taxi Tests »

The team at Atol, in Finland, has started water-taxi testing on the production prototype of their LSA seaplane. The aircraft "worked as planned and proved to be even better than expected,"... More

CASA Issues Jabiru Final Rule »

Australia has softened restrictions on the operation of aircraft flying with Jabiru engines in its final ruling on measures to deal with what it considers to be a high rate of engine failures. As... More

Internal Issues At FAA Over Drones Says Post »

The Washington Post is reporting the FAA has fired a lobbyist it hired to help companies speed up approvals for drone operations as its own inspectors raised concerns about drone integration. The... More

Helicopter Escapees Get Extra Year (With Video) »

Three gang members who were plucked from a Canadian high-security prison earlier this year by a helicopter in a briefly successful escape have had an extra year added to their sentences for the... More

Sporty's Offers Affordable 172 Trainer »

Sporty's has come up with a different twist on the affordable training aircraft by looking to the most popular training aircraft of all time. The company, which operates a large flight school near... More

Turbulence Causes Injuries Aboard American Flight »

Four passengers and one crew member were treated for injuries after severe turbulence forced an American Airlines flight to divert while en route to Dallas from Seoul, South Korea, CNN reported... More

New This Week »

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Used Aircraft Guide: Beech Baron

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Flying The Nosewheel

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Just because the vast majority of the airplanes most of us fly have their little wheel mounted on the nose instead of the tail doesn't mean the nosewheel is immune to abuse. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Several years ago, I was flying from John Wayne (KSNA) to Big Bear (L35) on a route that crossed that of arriving traffic into Ontario (KONT). It was the anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight, well into the holiday gift-buying season. ... East of Ontario, SoCal instructed me to alter course 20 degrees to the right to avoid traffic at my 10 o'clock, a southwest-bound 757 descending out of 8,000 feet. My traffic was a UPS cargo flight headed into Ontario, no doubt laden with gifts... More


Respect the Holiday Season Pressures

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