After analyzing their data on general aviation accidents, the NTSB recently published five Safety Alerts that aim to address the most common causes. AVweb 's Mary Grady talks with Cathy Gagne , the leader of project, to learn more about the safety board's efforts to improve the GA safety record. More
The College of Professional Pilots of Canada has more than 1,000 members in its push to have piloting recognized as a true profession like medicine, law, and engineering. AVweb 's Russ Niles spoke with College President Tom Machum about the rationale for the movement. More
Sun 'n Fun is coming up April 9 to 14, and Sun 'n Fun CEO John Leenhouts told AVweb 's Mary Grady the tower will be open, and, despite a cutback in military participation, there will be plenty to do, including two night air shows. More
There's certainly no shortage of ADS-B products to pick from at AEA this year, and every company seems to take a different twist. Freeflight Systems' idea is to pitch affordable products for owners of legacy aircraft that want to meet the ADS-B requirement but haven't otherwise upgraded their aircraft with new equipment. In this podcast, Freeflight's Peter King gave us a summary of the company's product line. More
Garmin International already has a complete line of active traffic products, but at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Las Vegas, it introduced two more models aimed at high-end aircraft. The GTS 825 Traffic Advisory System and the GTS 855 Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System have improved range out to 40 and 80 miles, respectively. Both products offer up to 400 watts of transmit power, and both are capable of correlating ADS-B targets. Garmin's Jim Alpiser discussed both with Paul Bertorelli at the 2013 Aircraft Electronics Show in Las Vegas. More
And maybe not even that. Operators, flight schools and even Cessna dealers don't seem particularly alarmed that the Skycatcher won't remain in production. More
Troy Whistman of Fort Worth, TX kicks off our latest batch of reader-submitted photos with a shot you'll want to set as your desktop wallpaper. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.