According to a report from XinhuaNet, aerobatic pilot Elgin Wells was killed on Wednesday when his aircraft crashed during a practice flight before the Zhengzhou Air Show in China. The report states that the plane was 300 feet above the runway at Shangjie Airport when it “plummeted to the ground.”More
Former Epic Air CEO Fred “Rick” Schrameck has pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud, according a statement released by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon. Schrameck was charged with soliciting customers to purchase and help build experimental aircraft—to the tune of more than $1.4 million each—then misrepresenting how the customers’ funds were being used.More
One of several safety-related issues that has emerged from the fatal engine failure on Southwest Flight 1380 is passenger response to safety briefings. Perhaps most striking in this instance is that in spite of the usual preflight run-down on the proper use of oxygen masks, video from the Southwest emergency shows several passengers with masks positioned over only their mouths.More
As countries across Europe take climate change and pollution seriously, 16 countries in Europe have signed on to a project called Horizon 2020 which will make significant investments in making... 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.... More
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... 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.... 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 off-airport landing should be in your bag of tricks but usually isnt taught these days. 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
The agreement was formally signed by Tea Lehto, FinnSonic CEO and Juerg Bartlome, DAES Group CEO during the MRO Americas 2018
FltPlan.com named first and only authorized electronic flight planning service for Dominican Republic
The Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) has named FltPlan.com the first and only authorized electronic flight plan provider for general aviation flights departing the Dominican Republic. This makes the Dominican Republic the first Caribbean nation to fully accept electronically-submitted flight plans for departing flights. The new filing system is currently in place at Las Americas (MDSD), Luperon (MDPP), and Cibao International (MDST) and will be fully implemented at the country's five remaining airports by the end of April.
Aims Community College of Greeley, Colorado has selected Flight1 Aviation Technologies, Inc. simulators for their flight training program. The college is purchasing ten new simulators for the aviation program.
Just as we were getting used used to the death of FSS, now this. 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.