FAA Warns Against Drone Flights Near Wildfires »

FAA Warns Against Drone Flights Near Wildfires

The FAA has issued a statement warning pilots of unmanned aircraft (UAS/drones) to stay away from wildfires. The agency emphasized that while proper use of drones for firefighting missions can provide a lot of useful information, unauthorized flights risk lives, especially since firefighting operations typically occur in the same airspace as the majority of hobby drone flights at or below 200 feet AGL.

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Blue Angels Upgrade To Super Hornets »

Blue Angels Upgrade To Super Hornets

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a contract to configure nine F/A-18E and two F/A-18F Super Hornets for the Blue Angels demonstration team. The contract for getting the eleven Super Hornets ready for their debut with the Blue Angels, which is worth approximately $17 million, was awarded to Boeing on Monday.

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Privateer Amphibian Makes First Flight »

Privateer Amphibian Makes First Flight

After more than ten years in development, the Privateer Amphibian made its first successful flight last week. The single-engine pusher from Privateer Industries was designed by John Meekins and Bill Husa. It has been reported that the flight went well in spite of minor instrumentation issues that prevented some of the planned testing.

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Industry Round-up, August 17, 2018 »

This week, AVweb’s weekly new roundup uncovered reports on a National Aviation Day celebrations at the Air Zoo and a visit from members of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on... More

G600 Begins Performance Testing »

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that it is beginning FAA certification field performance testing on its Gulfstream G600 long-range business jet. The aircraft made its first flight on Dec. 17,... More

FAA Reauthorization Bill Back In Play »

With Congress back in session this week, the fight over FAA reauthorization has resumed. Thirty-three GA organizations signed a letter sent to Senate leaders on Wednesday, asking them to get it done. More

GA Expands In China »

Authorities in China opened 93 new general aviation airports in the first half of this year, Xinhua reported this week, bringing the total number of GA airports nationwide to 173. The country now... More

Bill Promotes Flight Training For Veterans »

A bill now under consideration in the U.S. Senate would provide grants to flight schools to help them recruit veterans to train to become commercial airline pilots. More

New Space Exploration Tech Partners For NASA »

NASA has announced new partnerships with six U.S. companies to develop technologies related to space exploration. The accepted proposals cover three strategic technology focus areas: Expand... More

NTSB: Turbulence Forecasts Need Improvement »

The National Weather Service needs to do a better job of forecasting low-level turbulence, which can affect GA pilots, the NTSB said in a recent Safety Recommendation. The recommendation is part of... More

 

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Healthy Pilot #14: Bad Back? Welcome to the Club

Healthy Pilot #14: Bad Back? Welcome to the Club »

Your body’s wondrous structure of bone, muscle, tendons, ligaments and assorted odds and ends is a fantastic erector set that keeps vital organs safe, and allows for all of life’s perambulations. It lifts, twists, bends on command, and... More

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Lessons From A Veteran Cargo Dog

Lessons From A Veteran Cargo Dog »

Excellent situational awareness, staying ahead of the airplane and checking your ego at the door are all keys to flying cargo, just as they are when flying anything else. More

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Press Releases

Cross-party group of MPs complete successful US fact-finding mission on General Aviation

A cross-party group of MPs has successfully completed a visit to Washington, D.C. to discuss the General Aviation sector with US aviation bodies. The group also visited EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to learn more about the thriving grassroots sector and how it compares to the UK.

Air Zoo Celebrates National Aviation Day with Flight Discovery Center Open House

In observance of National Aviation Day, the Air Zoo will open its newly-renamed Flight Discovery Center to the public from noon-5pm at no charge. Pilots are invited to fly-in for the festivities.

1,000+ Aviation Pros in Houston for Diversity & Industry Shortage Talks, Aug. 14-17th

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) will host its 42nd Annual Convention and Career Exposition, August 14 - 17, at Marriott Marquis Houston with representatives from 52 companies and airline carriers set to participate.