Fighter aircraft followed a Cirrus SR22 with an unconscious pilot aboard until it ran out of fuel and crashed in the Atlantic off Virginia on Saturday. The fighters were dispatched after the aircraft, on a flight plan to Manassas from Waukesha, WS, flew past its destination through restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., which attracted NORAD's attention. More
Japan is studying whether to go it alone on building its next generation of fighter aircraft. Japan's ministry of defense has been working on the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD-X) for four... More
The Commemorative Air Force is asking the FAA to extend the Sept. 5 comment deadline on a proposed policy on "aeronautical uses" permitted in hangars on federally funded airports. The CAF says its... More
Developed by a small operation out of the U.K. called Malloy Aeronautics, the Drone 3 hoverbike is exactly thata flying motorcycle powered by four fans. More
An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said. More
Just a year and a half after first flight of the prototype SAM aircraft, President Thierry Zibi has put the company up for sale. More
AVweb's weekly review of developments in aviation revealed news that Cessna delivered its 10,000th single-engine airplane from its Independence, Kansas, facility, Bell Helicopter broke ground on a... More
Frakes Aviation, which acquired the Mallard amphibian from Grumman and modified it with turbine engines, is in search of a new buyer who will take the airplanes back into production. "We're looking... More
With a long weekend ahead, it's a great time to plan a flying excursion, and SocialFlight has plenty of options. More
Sure, we know what maneuvering speed is, we learned it in private pilot ground school. It turns out that we were rather badly mislead. More
Sometimes I feel as if Lockheed-Martin Flight Services is the Rodney Dangerfield of aviationno matter how sophisticated, cool and user-friendly its weather briefing and flight safety services become, pilots don't seem to be paying attention.... More
Last week, my wife and I heard this radio exchange while flying across Texas: ... San Angelo Approach: "Cardinal XXX, you got time for a quick question?" ... Cardinal XXX: "Sure." ... SJT Approach (in a deep Texas drawl): "Is there somethin' special about your flight today? Special cargo or something?" ... Cardinal XXX: "Nope." ... San Angelo Approach: "They just have you on a beacon code that's usually reserved for unusual stuff." ... Cardinal XXX: "Well, that's the only code my... More
Bearhawk Aircraft announced today receipt of the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane. Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina has received a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from the FAA allowing him to provide flight instruction in his four-place Bearhawk. The LODA allows builders and owners of Bearhawk aircraft to hone their pilot skills through a structured transition training program.
The Aviation Division of New Mexico State Department of Transportation recently presented the Safety Pin Award to Jessi Rowden, General Manager of Cutter Aviation, Albuquerque. The award was presented in appreciation for support of the State of New Mexico in their safety, training and informational meetings, classes and seminars, which are frequently hosted at Cutter Aviation.û
Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Cessna Aircraft Company delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996.
Did the FAA over-reach in putting the brakes on plane-sharing apps -- or is it the right call? More
Harold Moritz and Sheila Gleason of East Haddam, CT left us speechless with a beautiful vista in our latest batch of "PotW" submissions. Click through for a bumper crop of incredible photos from AVweb readers.