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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

FAA: ADS-B System Is Complete »

ADS-B is now installed nationwide, the FAA said on Monday, although services won't be available at all air traffic facilities until 2019. "The installation of this radio network clears the way for... More

Balloon Operators Reject NTSB Recommendation »

The Balloon Federation of America is rejecting an NTSB recommendation that the FAA assume direct oversight of commercial balloon ride operations. Last week the NTSB recommended the FAA require all... 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


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


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


Press Releases

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.

Young women can discover aviation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh program

EAA's Women Soar You Soar program, which allows 100 high school-age girls discover more about aviation and all its possibilities from aviators, engineers and leaders during EAA(R) AirVenture(R) OshkoshTM, is scheduled for July 28-31 and now open for registration.