NASA now has an official development timeline for its Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane that, according to the administration, will lead to the X-59ís first flight in the next three years. NASA committed to the timeline after a Key Decision Point-C (KDP-C) review confirming funding and achievability of the project.More
A Cessna 441 crashed near Bismarck, North Dakota, late Sunday night, killing all three people on board. The aircraft, which was owned by Bismarck Air Medical and used as an air ambulance, was enroute from Bismarck to Williston, North Dakota, to pick up a patient.More
Boeing officials scheduled a conference call Tuesday morning with operators to address their questions about the flight-control system on the 737 Max 8, and whether the manuals provided enough information to operate the aircraft safely, but the call was later cancelled.More
Helicopters are ideal for lots of useful tasks, but speed over the ground has never been their strong suit, with a world speed record of only about 220 knots. That could change if a new Russian... More
In its third-quarter shipment report, GAMA has found the overall delivery of airplanes and rotorcraft increased in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2017. Piston... More
JETcopter, a startup company based in Germany, said this week it has completed tests that confirmed the feasibility of its concept to power its seven-seat VTOL design with two 400-HP automotive... More
A couple of third-place victories were recorded by U.S. pilots in the season finale of the Red Bull Air Race series Sunday in Fort Worth. More
The massive runway at the Kennedy Space Center that was the primary landing site for the Space Shuttle could again be used for privately operated space missions. More
Possibly the countrys only clothing optional airstrip is about to be officially recognized by the National Parks Service (NPS), and the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) is... More
A well-known Texas pilot who gave numerous rides to veterans in his P-51 Pecos Bill was killed along with a passenger when the warbird crashed into an apartment building parking lot in... More
As Boeing pushed to provide airlines with more information on a background auto trim system on its 737 MAX, the head of one pilot union said its not necessary for pilots to know the details... More
Most pilots have heard warnings about the timeliness (or lack thereof) of Nexrad radar. Better expressed as latency, the weather you see on your tablet, smartphone or multi-function display from providers like SXM or the FAAs ADS-B could... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
As he does from time to time, Dave, the proprietor of the flight school here at the virtual airport, sent out a mass email to his aircraft rental customersstudents and certificated pilotsasking them to come to an evening gathering to... More
With Aeromexico Group, CEFA Aviation acquires a new top reference.
Jet2.com signs a service agreement with MINT Software Systems for the implementation of the market leading training management system "MINT TRMS."
MINT Software Systems, the leading manufacturer of training management solutions for the aviation industry, today announces the signature of a service agreement with Jet2.com for the implementation of the web-based training management system MINT TRMS.
Central Washington University (CWU) has awarded Seattle based one-G simulation with a contract for five Foundation Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD) and a Piper Archer device that is currently in development at one-G headquarters.
For CFIs, flight reviews are mere bagatelles. It's the biennial renewal that makes a root canal look a better way to spend a Friday afternoon. More
Flying over Lower Otay Lake in Chula Vista, CA, headed for home at John Nichols Field (0CL3) in my Avenger UL. Photo by Peter Sigrist.