Tuesday is the sixth annual Teachers' Day, in which teachers from all over the U.S. attend sessions on how to integrate aviation topics into their curriculum. AVweb intern Ashley Anglisano spoke with organizer Lyn Freeman of Build-A-Plane to find out what's on tap for 2015. More
When Mark Vanhoenacker was growing up in Massachusetts, being an airline pilot seemed like an impossible dream -- "like wanting to be an astronaut," he says -- but today he flies all over the world in the front seat of a British Airways 747. How he made that journey, and what the experience is like, is the story he tells in his first book, Skyfaring, which was published in the U.S. just this week. AVweb's Mary Grady talks with Vanhoenacker about his work, both as a pilot and as a writer. More
Producing electrical power from the sun has come a long way, and solar cells are getting remarkably efficient. But where to put all that power remains the issue for pure electric aircraft. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Rich Kapusta of California-based Alta Devices about the issues and the opportunities. More
Go behind the scenes of the record-breaking attendance at this year's Electric Aircraft Symposium with CAFE Foundation founder Brian Seeley, who also gave us a history lesson on CAFE and the Symposium. More
Self-flying aircraft are coming, says Sanjiv Singh of Near Earth Autonomy, though it may be a while before they're safe and reliable enough to carry passengers. Singh spoke with us at the Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, California about the remaining problems to be solved, both technical and regulatory. More
Can the market support such aggressive reinvention? Wrong question. The investment was probably unavoidable. More
Spring means getting back in the air in the Northern Hemisphere and Gilbert Benzonana caught the start of gliding season in Montrichet. Lots of fun ahead.