Electric airplanes have been making inroads at Aero in Friedrichshafen and this year’s bumper crop included a model from the Czech-based Jihlavan Airplanes in concert with MGM COMPRO. The two companies were showing a pure electric version of the Skyleader 400, a slick, low-wing light sport model.More
The FAA funding bill now under consideration in Congress includes allocations for research into single-piloted commercial aircraft, and several pilot advocacy groups are lobbying hard against it, citing safety and security concerns. The program would study the technology needed for a single pilot to fly a cargo aircraft, assisted by remote piloting and computers.More
Timed just ahead of Aero Friedrichshafen, Siemens claims the world's first serial production-capable hybrid aircraft completed its maiden flight in Hungary. Siemens, which has embarked upon intensive development in aircraft electric motors, teamed with FlyEco to produce a hybrid model driven by both batteries and a three-cylinder diesel engine.More
Fran Bera, who set an unbroken National Aeronautic Association record for highest altitude attained in a twin-engine Piper Aztec40,154 feethas died. Bera caught the flying bug young and... More
An F-22 Raptor attempting takeoff at Naval Air Station Fallon may have lost an engine and ended up touching down with the gear up last week. The aircraft slid and came to rest on the runway. The... More
More than 1,500 local high school students from 26 schools are set to participate in the 13th annual Aviation Career Day held at Van Nuys Airport. The event is slated for next Friday, April 27,... More
An investor group based in Maine says it will manufacture the Atol 650, a Finnish-designed high-performance light sport amphibian. Atol USA is a joint venture with the Finland-based Atol Avion... More
Pilots from regional airline Trans States now have a direct pathway to the Frontier Airlines flight deck. An agreement was signed by the two airlines this week guaranteeing Trans States pilots a... More
With almost 20 percent of the global fleet of Pilatus aircraft operating in the Southwest United States, Cutter Aviation has been appointed an Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Center for the... More
For the 13th time, China has released a Five-Year Plan a series of social and economic initiatives that has elements aimed at boosting general aviation development. This plan is sparking... More
At the Aero Expo this week in Friedrichshafen, Germany, EASA officials renewed their pledge to simplify certification rules for the European industry, including major changes to the rules governing... 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
FlyThisSim's line of TouchTrainer desktop BATD flight simulators that duplicate the cockpits of 147 aircraft offers an affordable way for an instrument pilot to say proficient. More
Adding to their growing list of FAA Approved products available in support of the world's Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA STC approval for part number AF2617076-1.
The Sustainable Aviation Foundation will hold its Third Annual Symposium at the Pullman Hotel in SFO, May 11 and 12.
Northern Colorado Regional Airport wins multiple International Awards
The U.S. is still an aviation mecca, but our friends in Europe continue to strip the deadwood out of the rulebook. 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.