Electric Helicopter Flies Record 30 NM »

Electric Helicopter Flies Record 30 NM

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.

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Super Bowl Notam For GA Now Posted »

Super Bowl Notam For GA Now Posted

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.

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New CTLS Factory Under Development »

New CTLS Factory Under Development

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.

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Aspen's E5 Low-Cost EFIS Now STC Certified »

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 Launches Long-Range 777x Bizjet »

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 Sells 60 Aircraft For Flight Training »

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

Storm Cancels Thousands Of Flights »

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

Buzzy The Drone Leads FAA Kids Campaign »

Children haven’t 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

Tuskeegee Airman Takes Birthday Flight »

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 Cited In Landing Accident »

Distracted flying has been cited in the dynamic rollover of a light helicopter in Ireland in July. The country’s Air Accidents Investigations Unit said the pilot of an Enstrom 280FX helicopter... More

FAA Cracks Down On Illegal Charters »

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

 

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Good To Go?

Good To Go? »

Regardless of what you fly, how it’s 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

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Accident Probe: Fly The Airplane

Accident Probe: Fly The Airplane »

Fly personal airplanes long enough and you’ll eventually have to deal with an open door or window. Usually it’s a cabin entry door that someone forgot to fully latch. Usually. Sometimes it’s a baggage door, and there goes your... More

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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.