The last-minute amendment that Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., added to the five-year FAA funding bill on Tuesday was quickly revised after a concerted and vehement response from GA advocacy groups. In response to calls for action, “pilots flooded the switchboard at the U.S. House of Representatives, urging their members of Congress to oppose Section 5 of Shuster’s ‘manager’s amendment,’” AOPA reported on Wednesday.More
The NTSB hosted a roundtable discussion to examine available solutions for preventing loss of control accidents in general aviation and to identify a path to improving GA safety on April 24. According to the board, accidents involving loss of control still account for more GA accident deaths than any other single factor.More
A Piper Navajo carrying four passengers and two crew members made a successful emergency landing on a two-lane Calgary road after experiencing a loss of engine power early Wednesday morning. Although the aircraft sustained some damage to its wingtips, no injuries have been reported.More
At the ILA show in Berlin this week, a German company called Bauhaus Luftfahrt showed off an intriguing new aircraft engine that combines piston engines with a conventional turbofan design in what... More
After GA advocates had breathed a sigh of relief, believing that the ATC privatization battle was won for this year, House Transportation Committee chairman Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., introduced a... More
With Sun n Fun and Aero now done for this year, its time for aviators to start planning for EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, the summers biggest aviation event. The FAA Notam is now... More
Uber plans to host a second Elevate conference, May 8-9, in Los Angeles, bringing together more than 700 leaders from around the world to discuss the future of aeronautical technology for urban... More
The first pylon race to feature all-electric aircraft is in the works for 2020, the organizers recently announced. Air Race E, an event-planning team based in Dubai, has secured all the key... More
The FAA funding bill now under consideration in Congress includes allocations for research into single-piloted commercial aircraft, and several pilot advocacy groups are lobbying hard against it,... More
Timed just ahead of Aero Friedrichshafen, Siemens claims the world's first serial production-capable hybrid aircraft completed its maiden flight in Hungary. Siemens, which has embarked upon... More
Electric airplanes have been making inroads at Aero in Friedrichshafen and this years bumper crop included a model from the Czech-based Jihlavan Airplanes in concert with MGM COMPRO. The two... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
Youve just damaged an airplane and probably violated at least one of the FARs. All is not lost. Heres what to do to assure the best possible outcome. More
FlyThisSim's line of TouchTrainer desktop BATD flight simulators that duplicate the cockpits of 147 aircraft offers an affordable way for an instrument pilot to say proficient. More
Adding to their growing list of FAA Approved products available in support of the world's Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA STC approval for part number AF2617076-1.
The Sustainable Aviation Foundation will hold its Third Annual Symposium at the Pullman Hotel in SFO, May 11 and 12.
Northern Colorado Regional Airport wins multiple International Awards
The U.S. is still an aviation mecca, but our friends in Europe continue to strip the deadwood out of the rulebook. More
Our picture of the week shows instructor Tamara Griffith ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, A&P with IA in her flight school's newest aircraft, a PA18-180. The school, Fox Aviation International Inc. in Justin, Texas, offers all levels of training from PPL thru multi-commercial. Griffith is also now offering tailwheel training and advanced tailwheel training. "We started the school accidentally," Griffith says. "I specialize in tailored flight training programs." This was taken at 16X Propwash Airport where Griffith was out enjoying a moment alone in the Supercub. "Sometimes even the instructor needs some solo time," she says.