AVweb Features

VTOL Hybrids for General Aviation? »

Two VTOL hybrid (wings for horizontal flight) concept aircraft have recently made the news, one designed for cargo and one that is roadable and designed for personal transport. We sniffed around to learn a little more. Despite huge engineering challenges, we think there is potential. Maybe we're overly optimistic, but we're hoping for VTOL hybrids to come to the general aviation world. More

Categories of the ILS »

The category of ILS approach refers to how low a visibility you can legally fly your airplane down to during the approach. Here's what they are and who and what can fly the various categories. More

What's In Aviation's Future? »

In Brainteaser Quiz #200, we asked readers to forecast where aviation will be when Quiz #400 appears. Readers were quick to respond with the insightful discussion we've come to expect from respondents whose identities remain anonymous, the hallmark of a sound, Web-based survey. More

VirtualAirplaneBroker.com: Helping Owners Sell Their Airplanes »

We looked at virtualairplanebroker.com, which says it provides the tools to help sellers sell their airplanes quickly for $1099, plus advertising costs—using the Internet to do much of what a broker does, but for a much lower cost. It looks like a good deal for those who want to sell an airplane. More

Used Aircraft Guide: Piper Saratoga and Lance »

All airplanes are compromises. Since most of us lack an unlimited budget, we're often forced to choose between going fast in a relatively small cockpit or dragging around a larger cabin more slowly. The Lance/Saratoga series are big cabin birds that get us there just fine and let us carry all the stuff we need. More