Anyone can make a paper airplane in just a few seconds, but the meticulous paper model of a Boeing 777-300ER built by designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart took thousands of hours over nearly 10 years. "I really enjoy the sense of calm and mediation that it brings when I really get into the building process," Iaconi-Stewart told Wired recently. The details in the 1:60 scale model include all 300 seats in the cabin, rudder pedals in the cockpit and landing gear that retracts, all of it constructed from manila folders and glue.More
Discovery Aviation has started production of a new version of the XL-2, a two-seat trainer first FAA-certified in 2004, the company announced last week. The IFR-certified XL-2 features a Garmin G500 dual-screen flight display, as well as DME, ADF and an option to add an autopilot. The XL-2 runs an IOF-240 engine from Teledyne Continental, with FADEC, burning 4.5 gallons per hour. The fuselage is formed from carbon fiber, with a welded steel chassis.More
The Bob Hoover Academy, an aviation-themed nonprofit youth outreach program based in Austin, Texas, has partnered with Redbird Flight Simulations to add a full-motion flight simulator to the curriculum. “As with any program, time in our aircraft and with our instructor is limited,” said BHA chairman and founder Sean Tucker. “Simulation helps our students make the most of that time.”More
Not long after a false missile strike alarm rocked Hawaii on Saturday, pilots and controllers at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at Honolulu had to deal with the closure of one of the main... More
The largely hypothetical hypersonic aircraft race appears to have become a lot more real at an academic forum in Florida last week. Boeing showed off a model of what it thinks a Mach 5 aircraft... More
An Aeromexico Boeing 737 lined up for the wrong runway at San Francisco International Airport last week in the third landing miscue at SFO in six months. More
The pilot who landed an Air Canada A320 at San Francisco Airport in October after being ordered to go around told FAA investigators the radio was set to the wrong frequency. More
Turkish authorities say they still arent sure why a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 suddenly veered left at the end of its landing run and ended up hanging off the edge of a steep bank over the... More
Indian airline Jet Airways announced that it has fired two of its flight crew members after a much-publicized incident that occurred between the two pilots on a flight from London to Mumbai on New... More
Virgin America officially ceased to exist on Thursday. The quirky carrier was set up on a market branding agreement with Britains Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin... More
Boeing reported that it delivered more commercial airplanes than any other manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017. More
At Oshkosh 2017, Dynon promised its top-of-the-line glass panel suite, the Skyview HDX, would be STC'd for certified aircraft by the end of the year. It missed the goal, so we called to see what's going on. The news was positive. More
The first step in wrenching your own aircraft is buying the right tools. You'll pay a hefty premium for the Snap-On brand, but they remain the shop gold standard. More
It was one of those days where the winds were very gusty, and the pattern was just a mess at ILG (Wilmington, DE). It's a training site for controllers and downwinds were being extended by miles, clearances were changing, and everything was just a bit messy. Combined with the gusts, it wasn't a fun day My goal was landing practice since I was new to the plane. After three unimpressive efforts I threw in the towel.I cleared the runway and the following exchange took place Tower:... More
Kansas State offering a course on certifying aircraft and components.
Fixed-wing operator, and leading air medical vendor, Jet Logistics Inc. announced it has successfully completed all FAA training and testing to receive authorization to conduct operations in the Pacific Ocean and surrounding areas. This immediately expands the company's service range for air medical/ambulance clients thru-out the Pacific region, including but not limited to the Hawaiian Islands.
one-G simulation's recent installation of the new FAA approved Pilatus PC12 based flight simulator, the Swiss 12, was a commissioned project design-built from proof of concept all the way to a model specific AATD (Advanced Aviation Training Device).
It's probably all three. But if you think you're not capable of it when flying, you're kidding yourself. More
Robert L. Burns wins this week by combining two of our favorite elements, air to air photography and great historic aircraft. That's a Beech AT-11 Kansan on its way to the annual Beech Party in Winchester, Tennessee.
Overhauling an engine is a big investment, with downtime, reliability, and confidence hanging in the balance. The editors at Aviation Consumer magazine want to know about your engine overhaul experience and the experience you had dealing with the shop. We'd appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to answer these questions. Take the survey here: http://engineshopsurvey2017.questionpro.comMore