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Diamond Relaunches DA20-C1

Diamond Aircraft announced the relaunch of its DA20-C1 single-engine trainer on Friday. The updated model features a new panel layout based around...

Universal Avionics Opens Online Academy

Universal Avionics (UA) has launched a new online learning center designed to provide on-demand course access for its customers and dealers. According...

Volocopter Begins Air Taxi Ticket Sales

Urban air mobility (UAM) company Volocopter announced on Wednesday that it is now selling tickets for piloted air taxi flights in its...

Seattle Avionics Bought By AFV Partners Group

Seattle Avionics, a player in the aviation data and apps market with the FlyQ EFB app, has been bought by AFV partners....

Top Letters And Comments, September 18, 2020

This week's letters brought comments from readers about flying open-cockpit aircraft, full airframe parachutes and switching to BasicMed.

Cockpit Smoke

Editor’s note: Following is a first-person account of an in-flight emergency, namely smoke...

KITPLANES Retrospective: BD-4

With all the kits available, why did Art Zemon choose a 50-year-old design? It's a question he gets often, usually followed by "Are you nuts?" The BD-4 "is not pretty," said the 59-year-old computer engineer based at the St. Charles County Airport west of St. Louis, Missouri. "It looks like the box the airplane came in—but it is nutty efficient!"

Elit’Avia Adopts Skylegs to Maintain Aviation Excellence

Elit’Avia, an air operator based in Slovenia and Malta, adopts Skylegs platform in order to improve work efficacy and guarantee high service quality to their clients.

ASM Announces its New Status as an FAA ODA Designee

Aircraft Systems and Manufacturing, Inc. (ASM) announced today that it has achieved FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA).
I was visiting a friend in Mexico at his lovely house in Valle de Bravo and as he and I are both pilots we had an interest in going to the Paragliding (Parapente in Spanish) World Cup Superfinals on January 12-23, 2016. We were perched on the top of the hill where the contestants ran a short distance and took off—they then proceeded to climb up to about 12,000 MSL and went approximately 60 miles away. I took this with my Canon 70D and 100-400 lens. Copyrighted photo by Rob Huntington.

Will Parachutes Ever Be Other Than A Cirrus Thing?

Pipistrel is offering a whole airframe parachute for its new Panthera. We may see if it's as good a sales cudgel as it has been for Cirrus.

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AVweb Classic: Reviewing The Cirrus CAPS Record

The Cirrus line of aircraft have been flying for 20 years and although most people in aviation know they have full aircraft...