General aviation advocacy groups have been working with the FAA to change the way light aircraft are certified, ditching the traditional Part 23 process and replacing it with an industry-consensus-standards approach. Greg Bowles of GAMA has been a leader in that effort, and he spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about the progress made in Washington this week and what it means for pilots and aviation consumers. More
Pilot Jonathan Trappe , who has crossed the English Channel flying his unusual cluster of small helium balloons, now is in Maine waiting for the right weather to launch across the sea. Trappe spoke with AVweb 's Mary Grady about how he is preparing for the flight, what challenges he expects, and how you can track his progress after launch. More
Canadian businessman Ian Cotton is selling his almost-flyable Sea Harrier on eBay. He spoke with AVweb 's Russ Niles about how the jump jet made it to his driveway in Red Deer, Alberta. More
Solar Impulse, the one-of-a-kind solar-powered airplane from Switzerland, is finishing up its flight across the U.S., with just one more short leg to go from Washington, D.C. to New York. AVweb 's Mary Grady talks with pilot Andre Borschberg to learn more about this unique project. More
The FAA this week announced its new plan for finding a replacement fuel for 100LL. Doug Macnair , vice president for government relations at EAA, talks with AVweb 's Mary Grady about the details of the plan and what it will mean to general aviation pilots and aircraft owners. More
Did the FAA over-reach in putting the brakes on plane-sharing apps -- or is it the right call? More
Harold Moritz and Sheila Gleason of East Haddam, CT left us speechless with a beautiful vista in our latest batch of "PotW" submissions. Click through for a bumper crop of incredible photos from AVweb readers.