Goodyear Blimp Partners With Toys For Tots »

Goodyear Blimp Partners With Toys For Tots

The Goodyear blimp fleet will be supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots this holiday season, accepting donations at its airship bases in Pompano Beach, Florida, and Mogadore, Ohio. An open-hangar event will be held in Florida on Dec. 3. Visitors can bring new, unwrapped toys, or cash donations, and get an up-close look at Goodyear’s new-technology blimp, Wingfoot One. Florida residents can also enter a drawing to win a free ride on the Pompano blimp.

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FAA Adds Drone Webinars »

FAA Adds Drone Webinars

An FAA program to integrate drones into the National Airspace System has drawn lots of interest, the FAA said this week, with more than 4,300 people signing up for online webinars about how they can participate. Based on the demand, the FAA has added two more webinar sessions. Each session will provide participants with an overview of the program and the application process, and the specific criteria and deadlines they will be required to meet. Registration is required.

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Airbus Envisions Autonomous Airliners »

Airbus Envisions Autonomous Airliners

Airbus has created a new innovation center in Shenzhen, China, near Hong Kong, where it will pursue research that would enable a single pilot to fly commercial aircraft, according to Bloomberg News. Airbus Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko told Bloomberg this week, “We’re pursuing single-pilot operation as a potential option, and a lot of the technologies needed to make that happen have also put us on the path towards unpiloted operation.” Eremenko said a projected pilot shortage drives the research.

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Airbus A350-1000 Certified »

The latest model from Airbus, the A350-1000, is now certified by both the FAA and EASA, the company said on Wednesday. The airplane is a stretched version of the A350 XWB airliner. More

Three Missing After Navy Plane Crash »

A U.S. Navy C2-A aircraft with 11 crew and passengers on board crashed into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday afternoon, the Navy has reported. Eight of the personnel were rescued by the U.S. Navy... More

NTSB: GA Safety Best In 50 Years »

The accident rate in general aviation dropped below 1 fatal accident per 100,000 flight hours in 2016, for the first time in 50 years, the NTSB reported on Tuesday. More

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Halladay Crash »

The last data point captured by the flight data recorder on Roy Halladay’s Icon A5 before his fatal crash shows the light sport at 200 feet above the water with a speed of 87 knots, says the... More

Marines Run Errands In Attack Helicopters »

Days after a Navy E/A-18 crew decided to use government aircraft to draw a contrail phallus in the sky, two Marine Corps crews flew a Bell AH-1W Super Cobra and Bell UH-1Y Venom across town to pick... More

Homebuilt Safety Record Improves »

For the 2017 fiscal year, there were 27 fatal accidents involving experimental category aircraft, down 18% from the prior year and down 47% over the last four years, says EAA, which is celebrating... More

Caravan Hits Car On Takeoff »

A Tropic Air Cessna Caravan carrying the acting Prime Minister of Belize, Patrick Faber, Agriculture Minister Godwin Hulse and five other passengers clipped a car on takeoff from Placencia... More

Training Aircraft Collide, Four Dead »

Three Britons and a man from Vietnam were killed in the midair collision of a small helicopter and a Cessna 152 on Friday. More

 

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Flying IFR in the Mountains

Flying IFR in the Mountains »

It’s the time of year when many are planning a flight to their favorite winter resort. Here are a few items to consider in addition to a good ski wax. More

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Pilots and the Law: Some Special Concerns

Pilots and the Law: Some Special Concerns »

ATC just called and asked you to make a phone call after you land. Should you? Here's a look at legal issues pilots may face that weren't covered during flight training. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I had the following exchange with a tower controller immediately after takeoff … Me: Tower, I'd like to report a bird strike during takeoff.  I don't believe there's any damage to the aircraft, but you'll need to have someone check for any bird parts on the runway … Tower: Was it a small bird?… Me:  It is now … Bernie Hirsch More

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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's C-49 Flies Again

The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's Douglas C-49 Skytrain returned to the skies on October 14, 2017.

Aviation companies donate hangar for L.A. Unified School District event

Aeroplex/Aerolease Group and Tony Marlow Castle & Cooke Aviation have donated a 10,000-square-foot hangar at Van Nuys Airport as the venue for a fund-raiser that will allow Los Angeles Unified School District students to compete in SkillsUSA events.

Idaho Flight School announces ground-breaking Online Backcountry Ground School

Idaho Flight School launches first Mountain Flying Online Ground School for backcountry pilots everywhere.