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House Committee Faults Boeing, FAA For MAX Crashes

The fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were the result of “repeated and serious failures” by Boeing and the FAA,...

Pipistrel Velis Electro Completes Record Flights

The recently certified Pipistrel Velis Electro has completed flights intended to set records for electric aircraft. Between the end of August and...

Zenith Aircraft Open House Is On

After last weekend’s successful Midwest LSA Expo, aviation events appear to be returning slowly. This weekend—actually Friday Sept. 18 and Saturday the...

Boeing Completes First Loyal Wingman Engine Start

Ground testing of Boeing’s Loyal Wingman prototype is underway with the first engine start on the autonomous unmanned aircraft successfully completed this...

Top Letters And Comments, September 18, 2020

This week's letters brought comments from readers about flying open-cockpit aircraft, full airframe parachutes and switching to BasicMed.

Cockpit Smoke

Editor’s note: Following is a first-person account of an in-flight emergency, namely smoke...

KITPLANES Retrospective: BD-4

With all the kits available, why did Art Zemon choose a 50-year-old design? It's a question he gets often, usually followed by "Are you nuts?" The BD-4 "is not pretty," said the 59-year-old computer engineer based at the St. Charles County Airport west of St. Louis, Missouri. "It looks like the box the airplane came in—but it is nutty efficient!"

Elit’Avia Adopts Skylegs to Maintain Aviation Excellence

Elit’Avia, an air operator based in Slovenia and Malta, adopts Skylegs platform in order to improve work efficacy and guarantee high service quality to their clients.

ASM Announces its New Status as an FAA ODA Designee

Aircraft Systems and Manufacturing, Inc. (ASM) announced today that it has achieved FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA).
I was visiting a friend in Mexico at his lovely house in Valle de Bravo and as he and I are both pilots we had an interest in going to the Paragliding (Parapente in Spanish) World Cup Superfinals on January 12-23, 2016. We were perched on the top of the hill where the contestants ran a short distance and took off—they then proceeded to climb up to about 12,000 MSL and went approximately 60 miles away. I took this with my Canon 70D and 100-400 lens. Copyrighted photo by Rob Huntington.

Will Parachutes Ever Be Other Than A Cirrus Thing?

Pipistrel is offering a whole airframe parachute for its new Panthera. We may see if it's as good a sales cudgel as it has been for Cirrus.

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AVweb Classic: Reviewing The Cirrus CAPS Record

The Cirrus line of aircraft have been flying for 20 years and although most people in aviation know they have full aircraft...