A modified Robinson R44 designed and built by Tier 1 Engineering has set a Guinness World Record for the farthest distance traveled by an electric-powered helicopter, the company announced this week. The flight launched in Santa Ana, California, and covered 30 nautical miles at an average speed of 80 knots, at about 800 feet, last Friday.More
The FAA has posted its Notice to Airmen for pilots flying in to the Atlanta area for the Super Bowl, to be held Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. More than 1,100 GA aircraft are expected to fly in to the metro area for the game, the FAA said.More
Flight Design partner AeroJones Aviation Technology has announced that it will be building a new on-airport manufacturing plant at Dalu General Airport in Zhenjiang, China. AeroJones, which is currently operating out of a factory in Xiamen, manufactures CTLS light sport aircraft for the Asia-Pacific region.More
Aspen Avionics is the latest avionics manufacturer to earn a wide-reaching STC for the installation of a non-TSO primary flight display. Aspen's E5 electronic flight instrument (EFI) has a starting... More
Boeing introduced its newest business jet this week at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show, in Dubai, noting that it can fly between any two points on Earth nonstop, and announced a... More
Diamond Aircraft, of Austria, announced this week at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show in Dubai they have agreed to sell 60 airplanes, including both the single-engine DA40 NG and... More
The nasty mix of ice and snow that blanketed the Southeast on the weekend is expected to linger through Monday, cancelling thousands of flights and causing a ripple through the whole system. More
Children havent traditionally been the target of FAA compliance efforts but Buzzy the Drone will lead the agency into the holiday drone-giving season to keep kids from flying their new... More
Old habits die hard and when retired Air Force Col. Charles McGee took the controls of a HondaJet last week, he banked gently left and right, getting a feel for the ultramodern business jet. More
Distracted flying has been cited in the dynamic rollover of a light helicopter in Ireland in July. The countrys Air Accidents Investigations Unit said the pilot of an Enstrom 280FX helicopter... More
An Oklahoma helicopter company has been fined more than $50,000 for dodging FAA regulations and illegally chartering fixed-wing aircraft. Interstate Helicopters and its owner James Paul Johnson... More
Regardless of what you fly, how its equipped, and how old or new it is, you eventually will encounter inoperative instruments and/or equipment during a preflight inspection. Once the inoperative component is discovered, you have to make a... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
Fly personal airplanes long enough and youll eventually have to deal with an open door or window. Usually its a cabin entry door that someone forgot to fully latch. Usually. Sometimes its a baggage door, and there goes your... More
Parliamentary Group on General Aviation urges Minister to bring 'Church Bell' and 'Live Music' protection to Britain's Airfields.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has called upon the Housing and Planning Minister to provide airfields with the same level of retrospective protection as churches, live music venues and farms.
HAWTHORNE GLOBAL AVIATION SERVICES ANNOUNCES IT IS NOW ACCEPTING SUPER BOWL LIII PARKING RESERVATIONS AT ITS ATLANTA COBB COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KRYY) LOCATION
Priority positioning is just one of the many pre- and post-game services that Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is offering to owners and operators who make early reservations at its Atlanta Cobb County FBO location for the Big Game.
AeroSearcher Launches Aviation Search Engine With More Aircraft, Jobs and Products Thank Any Other Single Aviation Source
AeroSearcher has launched a one-of-a-kind search engine that indexes and makes searchable more results in each aviation search type than any where else on the web. The service focuses on three aviation search types: aircraft for sale, aviation jobs, and aviation parts and products.
The drone of engines and the soft white noise of a radar room are soporifics more powerful than high school English class. It's not so bad falling asleep, but how you handle waking up. More
I couldn't resist doing some touch and gos on a bright and sunny day at Quad City International Airport (MLI), in Moline, IL. The Aircraft is a 1946 Ercoupe 415-C. Photo by Vahan G. Bedeian.