Industry Round-up, September 20, 2019

This week, AVweb’s new roundup found reports on an antique aircraft fly-in, a new product recycled from an old A340, and an...

Unmanned Aerial Refueler Makes First Flight

The U.S. Navy and Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler on Thursday. The test lasted...

AA Mechanic Accused Of Sabotage Denied Bail

A former American Airlines mechanic charged with willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft at Florida’s Miami International Airport (MIA) was denied...

Redbird Closes Skyport FBO

Flight simulator manufacturer Redbird ended operations at its Redbird Skyport FBO last Saturday. The facility, located at Texas’ San Marcos Regional Airport...

Top Letters And Comments, September 20, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about aircraft maintenance, using cellphones for emergency backup in the air and flying after 9/11.

Short Final: Lonely

Sept. 5, 2019. Hurricane Dorian is pounding the North Carolina shoreline. We are...

How Smart Is Your Cell Phone?

With much talk about modern avionics in recent years, from glass cockpits to ADS-B,...


Transcend Air will be a featured speaker at the ICAO Innovation Fair and Fifth Annual ICAO World Aviation Forum in Montreal, Canada September 22-23. Peter H. Schmidt, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, will speak at the Green Innovation Session.

Bally Ribbon Mills to Display High Performance 3-D Woven Composites at CAMX 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces that it will showcase its high-quality, high-performance products at CAMX 2019, taking place September 23-26, 2019 in Anaheim, California.
I spotted this beauty on the ramp a few weeks ago when I came out to fly. Taken with my iPhone 8, no manipulations. Copyrighted photo by Ric Lee.

Draco Crash: What Lesson?

The easy answer is don't do this. But the right answer is to accept that if you push toward your limits, you may find them.

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David Clark Pro-X2 Flight Trial

While we like the comfort of Bose and LightSpeed headsets, the circumaural—around the ear—design isn't comfortable for everyone. So veteran headset maker David Clark is out with the new Pro-X2, a hybrid ANR model that's supra-aural—that is, it sits on top of the ear. It's mid-priced at $745. In this AVweb video, Aviation Consumer magazine's Larry Anglisano offers a bench and audio flight test of the new product.