Following a path similar to the FAA's BasicMed, Australian pilots without paying passengers will now have the option of a Basic Class 2 medical, which can be issued by a general practitioner. Pilots will be limited to day VFR conditions, in piston airplanes, with up to five non-fare paying passengers.More
Rather than plunge into the development of two new clean-sheet designs, it now seems like Boeing is going to spend a few years concentrating on the tried and true.More
The aviation world was atwitter last week with the news that the U.S. Air Force had selected five recently enlistees to participate in a study on alternative pilot training techniques. The Air Force, however, confirms that they have no plans to put enlisted personnel in the pilotís seat.More
After looking to the airlines, the recently retired and just about anywhere else it could to fill a growing shortage of pilots, the Air Force is now looking to its own ranks, its enlisted ranks, to... More
The pilot who died along with his four passengers in the crash of a Beech Baron on the Caribbean island of St. Croix last week apparently didnt have the multi-engine rating or night... More
After 11 years of development, Pilatus has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA for its PC-24 Super Versatile jet. Three prototype... More
Police helicopter pilots regularly assist with the apprehension of suspects accused of pointing laser pointers at aircraft, but they rarely land to make the arrest themselves. Floridas Bay... More
Erik Lindbergh has formed a new aerospace company, VerdeGo Aero, he announced on Wednesday. Lindbergh, who is well-known in GA as an advocate for new technology and as the grandson of Charles... More
The crew of a Volaris A320 from Mexico was cleared to land on Runway 13 Left at John F. Kennedy International Airport, about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, but instead lined up on 13 Right a runway... More
Its now an annual tradition the FAA reaches out to holiday decorators, especially those who live near airports, asking them to consider pilots when installing laser lights outside.... More
The Regional Airline Association, which represents 22 North American regional airlines, asked the FAA this week to approve additional structured training pathways for Part 121 first... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
In addition to demanding we get through icing layers quickly, winter weather can force us to consider strategies we wouldnt use in summer. More
We were in a long holding pattern at STL on a typical bad day there. Approach Control gave a direct clearance to another aircraft and canceled his hold Pilot: "Roger, cleared direct; you read my mind. Anonymous voice: "It was a short book. Tom Wilson More
The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's Douglas C-49 Skytrain returned to the skies on October 14, 2017.
Aeroplex/Aerolease Group and Tony Marlow Castle & Cooke Aviation have donated a 10,000-square-foot hangar at Van Nuys Airport as the venue for a fund-raiser that will allow Los Angeles Unified School District students to compete in SkillsUSA events.
Idaho Flight School launches first Mountain Flying Online Ground School for backcountry pilots everywhere.
Icon seems to be learning from its early experiences as an airframer and should get past them. More
We say it every time we get a batch of photos of airplanes sitting on the ground: airplanes were meant to fly. Having said that, there are some nice ramp pix here but even though it's low resolution (we like 1-3 meg files) the Stearman and smoke was the best of the batch this week. Rod Hoctor contributed the winner.
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