Spins Without Fear »

While pilots are trained to avoid stalls and spins, little effort goes into understanding spins. Here's how to approach spin training without fear. More

Off Roading in a 747 »

Juggling aircraft in low visibility requires that everyone play by the same rules. More

Losing It »

Your only engine, that is. Here are three pilots with happy-ending engine-failure tales. Their advice: Plan for it, train for it and fly the airplane. More

Stupid Pilot Tricks »

Gather 'round, boys and girls. It's time for your annual smug fix, wherein we harvest the perplexing and peculiar from a year's worth of NTSB accident reports. More

"Probable Cause" Index »

Why did that accident happen? And what can we learn from it so we don't end up in the same situation? AVweb presents a regular accident analysis called Probable Cause and we have an index to each analysis here. More

Night Flying Safety »

Flying at night can be fun, but it's even more fun if we know the pitfalls and plan accordingly. If you think that nighttime flight is the same as daytime flight -- only with less light -- then you need to read on. Some illusions only occur at night and could end your flight prematurely. Master CFI Max Trescott talks about how to make your night flight a safe one. More

Regional Accident Analysis: Know Your Local Risk Factors »

Savvy pilots are always interested in learning how to avoid potential risks. However, most accident data is summarized on a national basis and may understate the risk of some factors in your local area. Max Trescott found profound differences in accident causes in the San Francisco Bay Area and explores how you can discover unique risks in your area. More

Cessna Comments on 402C Spar Cracks »

Robert J. Vila of Cessna Aircraft responds to the wing spar cracks found on two of their aircraft, in this exclusive communique with AVweb. More

Update: C-130 Crash Images »

A number of readers were unable to view the images associated with the destruction of a C-130 that touched down at night on a runway that was (unbeknownst to the crew) undergoing a facelift. So we've stripped out the images and made them available online, for the benefit of those readers who can't view them in their native format. More

NORAD Statement on VWS Testing »

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, is conducting a series of tests through Jan. 20 of a ground-based low-intensity Visual Warning System in the National Capital Region. More