An FAA program to integrate drones into the National Airspace System has drawn lots of interest, the FAA said this week, with more than 4,300 people signing up for online webinars about how they can participate. Based on the demand, the FAA has added two more webinar sessions. Each session will provide participants with an overview of the program and the application process, and the specific criteria and deadlines they will be required to meet. Registration is required.More
A U.S. Navy C2-A aircraft with 11 crew and passengers on board crashed into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday afternoon, the Navy has reported. Eight of the personnel were rescued by the U.S. Navy “Golden Falcons” helicopter squadron, and all were reported in good condition. Three people are missing. "Our entire focus is on finding all of our sailors," said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander, Task Force 70.More
The latest model from Airbus, the A350-1000, is now certified by both the FAA and EASA, the company said on Wednesday. The airplane is a stretched version of the A350 XWB airliner. The 1000 features Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines, adding more power than earlier versions, as well as enhanced main landing gears with six wheels.More
The accident rate in general aviation dropped below 1 fatal accident per 100,000 flight hours in 2016, for the first time in 50 years, the NTSB reported on Tuesday. More
The last data point captured by the flight data recorder on Roy Halladays Icon A5 before his fatal crash shows the light sport at 200 feet above the water with a speed of 87 knots, says the... More
Days after a Navy E/A-18 crew decided to use government aircraft to draw a contrail phallus in the sky, two Marine Corps crews flew a Bell AH-1W Super Cobra and Bell UH-1Y Venom across town to pick... More
For the 2017 fiscal year, there were 27 fatal accidents involving experimental category aircraft, down 18% from the prior year and down 47% over the last four years, says EAA, which is celebrating... More
A Tropic Air Cessna Caravan carrying the acting Prime Minister of Belize, Patrick Faber, Agriculture Minister Godwin Hulse and five other passengers clipped a car on takeoff from Placencia... More
Three Britons and a man from Vietnam were killed in the midair collision of a small helicopter and a Cessna 152 on Friday. More
While regional airlines seem to be the hardest hit so far by the tightening supply of pilots, business aircraft operators are also feeling the pinch. More
The Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander broke free from its mooring mast at Cardington Airfield in England but a uniquely dramatic safety feature prevented it from running amok. Airlander reported on... More
ATC just called and asked you to make a phone call after you land. Should you? Here's a look at legal issues pilots may face that weren't covered during flight training. More
The paperwork, the plane, and the pilot must come together for success. More
I had the following exchange with a tower controller immediately after takeoff Me: Tower, I'd like to report a bird strike during takeoff. I don't believe there's any damage to the aircraft, but you'll need to have someone check for any bird parts on the runway Tower: Was it a small bird? Me: It is now Bernie Hirsch More
The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's Douglas C-49 Skytrain returned to the skies on October 14, 2017.
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 launches first Mountain Flying Online Ground School for backcountry pilots everywhere.
While the FAA isn't perfect, it functions as one-stop shopping for everything in aviation. And for the entire world, not just the U.S. More
There's a purely coincidental taildragger theme to this week's round of really nice photos, with the exception of the Tri-Pacer, should have remained a taildragger, in the editor's opinion. That's a particularly dynamic and beautiful image of the trike version of the Pacer by Dan Gray and earns our honours this week. Nice shot, Dan.
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.comMore