The pilot of a homebuilt Wheeler Express was killed when the engine reportedly “sputtered” in the traffic pattern, and the aircraft subsequently crashed in rugged terrain about a mile from Madras airport. The San Carlos, California based aircraft was travelling to Madras, Oregon for Monday’s solar eclipse. News reports originally stated that two people had been killed in the crash based on parking reservations made at the airport, but family members confirmed that the pilot was the sole person on board.More
Aug. 21 will likely go down in history as one of the most interesting for pilots, the FAA and airports across a middle swath of the country that will include the path of totality for a solar eclipse. The level of activity expected at airports along the path is pretty well documented but what is not know is how many aircraft are going to launch in the near darkness to experience the phenomenon from an airborne perch.More
The FAA is officially disbanding the regionally structured Flight Standards Service (FSS) on Monday. As of Aug. 21, the FSS will be based around four functional areas—Air Carrier Safety Assurance, General Aviation Safety Assurance, Safety Standard, and Foundational Business.More
The FAA has made operational changes at San Francisco International Airport in response to last months aborted landing by an Air Canada A320, the Bay Area News Group reported on Tuesday. The... More
If youre planning to fly toward the path of totality to view Mondays coming solar eclipse, you wont be alone. The FAA says several airports located in the path said they are... More
August is traditionally vacation month for many U.S. families, so in case you find yourself with some extra time or maybe a rainy day at the beach, you can be prepared by downloading a broad... More
Doc, the beautifully restored B-29 based in Wichita, made a lot of new friends last month with a full week of appearances and flights at EAA AirVenture so Docs Friends, the nonprofit... More
The San Jose Mercury News, one of the first news outlets to report on the story of the Air Canada near-miss in San Francisco last month, said in an editorial this week that the FAA has... More
AOPA will back off on using Canada as a flawed example of privatized air traffic control after its Canadian counterpart protested AOPA's "lack of understanding of the situation in Canada." More
Members of Congress are back in their home districts this month, leaving Washington quiet and empty, but that doesnt mean the efforts of general aviation lobbyists who oppose ATC... More
Piston airplane sales are up for the second quarter of 2017, compared to the previous year, ending a three-year slide, according to General Aviation Manufacturers Association data. In the first... More
Flying pipeline patrol seems easy enoughjust fly level while looking out of the window. The reality is far more complicated and challenging. More
With more companies writing aviation insurance, its a buyers market. Premiums are at historic lows and a wide range of coverage is available. More
My daughter and I flew back from AirVenture on the last day of the show. While flying over eastern Iowa and monitoring 122.80 we heard the following conversation that we assumed was between a couple of crop dusters Pilot 1: "Hey XXX did you make it to Oshkosh this year? Pilot 2: "Yeah, we got over there on Tuesday. The weather was perfect! Pilot 1: "Yeah, I was talking to YYY and he said he had so much fun there that if he died and went to... More
Skytech, Inc. has recently completed their first installation of the new Advent Aircraft System, Inc. Anti-skid Braking System (eABS) on a Pilatus PC-12 NG.
Christopher Cooper to help lead Mercury Air Group subsidiary as consolidation hits aviation fuel market
Airforms, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received EASA Approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that allows the replacement of the standard AN5 wheel bolts and hardware on Caravan main wheels with high strength Mil-Spec bolts and hardware.
The SF50 Vision Jet does just what Cirrus says it would. Buyers, I'm sure, will swoon. But what's next? More
Who doesn't like a nice sunset? We get lots of sunset pictures and while we use some, you won't find any getting a coveted AVweb hat. Just so you know, we like pictures of airplanes and Tim Austin got a beauty at AirVenture with this one. Thanks, Tim.