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Industry Round-up, February 26, 2020

This week, AVweb’s news roundup has uncovered reports on the release of a new aircraft systems course, a content addition for a...

EAA Postpones Air Academy Until 2022

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) announced on Thursday that its Air Academy youth camp will remain on hiatus until 2022. 2021 registration...

AOPA Editor Michael Collins Has Died Of Covid-19

Veteran AOPA publications editor Michael P. Collins died Thursday night from complications of COVID-19, the association said on...

Air Race E Adds New Classes For Electric Aircraft

Electric air race organization Air Race E has expanded its planned lineup with new electric airplane and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)...

Top Letters And Comments, February 26, 2020

This week's letters brought comments from readers about spaceflight in the age of cute, 406 MHz ELTs and FedEx's planned single-pilot twin cargo airplane.

Is A 406 ELT Worth It? Reduce Expectations

Every other summer, I torture myself with the $1500 biennial ELT switch flip....

Experimental Flying In Mexico

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association have stepped...

Diamond Awards Exclusive Dealership to Lifestyle Aviation for 24 U.S. States

Diamond Aircraft has selected LifeStyle Aviation to be their exclusive sales representative for 24 U.S. states.

Avsoft releases 787-8 aircraft systems online course

Avsoft has released a Boeing 787-8 aircraft systems online pilot training course that covers both the General Electric GEnx-1B engines and the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines.
Winter fun on Lake Mojave. Photo by Jon Fowler.

Remembering Mike Collins

Aviation editor and photographer Michael P. Collins died this week of covid-19. Todd Huvard remembers what made Mike one of the unsung greats.

Featured Video

How to Prevent Another Kobe Bryant-type Accident

Let's be honest: We wouldn't be talking about the Kobe Bryant crash unless it involved a celebrity, but it did, so let's capitalize on it to prevent another one. In this AVweb vodcast, Paul Bertorelli interviews Bruce Landsberg of the NTSB and Jim Viola of Helicopter Association International, a rotary wing trade group.