Airshow Pilot Killed In Overseas Crash »

Airshow Pilot Killed In Overseas Crash

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.”


Former Epic Air CEO Pleads Guilty To Fraud »

Former Epic Air CEO Pleads Guilty To Fraud

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.


Southwest Accident Brings Passenger Safety Briefings To The Forefront »

Southwest Accident Brings Passenger Safety Briefings To The Forefront

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.


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EU Expands Clean Skies Effort »

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

NTSB Holds Loss Of Control Roundtable »

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

GA Response Derails ATC Amendment »

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

Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Road »

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

Concept Engine Combines Piston And Turbofan Engines »

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

Advocates Say Last-Minute Bill Change Threatens ATC »

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

EAA AirVenture Set For July 23-29 »

With Sun ’n Fun and Aero now done for this year, it’s time for aviators to start planning for EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, the summer’s biggest aviation event. The FAA Notam is now... More

Uber Hosts Second Elevate Conference »

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



Precautionary Landings

Precautionary Landings »

The off-airport landing should be in your bag of tricks but usually isn’t taught these days. More


Operational Blunders: Protecting Yourself

Operational Blunders: Protecting Yourself »

You’ve just damaged an airplane and probably violated at least one of the FARs. All is not lost. Here’s what to do to assure the best possible outcome. More


Press Releases

FinnSonic and DAES Representation Announce Agreement Renewal at the MRO Americas 2018

The agreement was formally signed by Tea Lehto, FinnSonic CEO and Juerg Bartlome, DAES Group CEO during the MRO Americas 2018 named first and only authorized electronic flight planning service for Dominican Republic

The Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) has named 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.