Mooney Delivers First Ovation Ultra »

Mooney Delivers First Ovation Ultra

Mooney has delivered the first M20U Ovation Ultra off its production line, the company announced on Thursday. In a ceremony in Kerrville, Texas, company officials turned over the keys to the new owner. The Ultra comes with a wider cabin, a newly designed leather interior, a pilot-side door, bigger windows and the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite.

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Navy Fighter Leaves Lewd Contrails »

Navy Fighter Leaves Lewd Contrails

The U.S. Navy has acknowledged that the rough contrail drawing of male genitalia in the skies over Washington state Thursday were made by one of its aircraft operating out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Islandómost likely an EA-18 Growler. The local CBS affiliate reports that complaints were made to the FAA, who informed the disappointed caller that childish drawings donít fall within the jurisdiction of the FAA unless they pose a flight safety risk.

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Aviation Consumer Engine Shop Survey »

Aviation Consumer Engine Shop Survey

Overhauling an engine is a big investment, with downtime, reliability, and confidence hanging in the balance. The editors at Aviation Consumer magazine want to know about your engine overhaul experience and the experience you had dealing with the shop. We'd appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to answer these questions. Take the survey here:†http://engineshopsurvey2017.questionpro.com

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Textron Continues Top Hawk University Program »

Textron Aviation announced this week it will continue its Top Hawk program for 2018, providing a new Cessna Skyhawk 172 to five university programs for use in their flight training and recruiting... More

A New Wind Tunnel For MIT »

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is going to build a new wind tunnel with all-new technology to replace its current 79-year-old facility, the university announced this week. It will be the... More

Airbus, Boeing Earn $100 Billion At Dubai »

The Dubai Airshow on Wednesday provided the setting for two enormous aircraft purchase orders, totaling billions of dollars for Airbus and Boeing. Airshow organizers called it “one of the most... More

Suit Launched In Toilet Collision »

A Utah pilot is suing a local environmental group for damages to his airplane after he hit a camouflaged portable toilet on a backcountry air strip placed “on or very near” the landing... More

Dream Chaser Flies Free, Again »

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser successfully completed a drop and glide test flight from 12,300 feet to Runway 22L at Edwards Air Force Base last week. The Dream Chaser was original envisioned as... More

Terrafugia, Vahana Report Progress »

Two very different “flying-car” projects, Terrafugia and Vahana, have reported major moves forward this week. Terrafugia, which has been working to certify a “roadable aircraft”... More

GA Aircraft Sales Flat In Q3 »

Sales of general aviation aircraft were generally flat in the third quarter of 2017, according to newly released data from the General Aviation Aircraft Manufacturers Association. Airframers... More

 

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Healthy Pilot #2: Feeling Dizzy?

Healthy Pilot #2: Feeling Dizzy? »

It’s item 18b on the Basic Med Section 2 exam checklist. So if you’ve bouts of lightheadedness lately, it would be wise to consult a doctor to rule out certain potential problems. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

My friend Chuck, a recent solo student, got the following request from the tower on landing … Tower:”Expedite clearing the runway.” … Chuck brought the C-150 to a halt on the runway …Chuck: ”What does expedite mean?” … Jeff B. Land More

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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's C-49 Flies Again

The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's Douglas C-49 Skytrain returned to the skies on October 14, 2017.

Aviation companies donate hangar for L.A. Unified School District event

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 announces ground-breaking Online Backcountry Ground School

Idaho Flight School launches first Mountain Flying Online Ground School for backcountry pilots everywhere.