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.More
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.More
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.More
This week, AVwebs weekly new roundup uncovered reports on a National Aviation Day celebrations at the Air Zoo and a visit from members of the UKs All-Party Parliamentary Group on... More
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
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
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
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
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
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
With a follow-on to the skyBeacon wingtip ADS-B Out product that's been snagged in FAA TSO certification, uAvionix announced what it calls a zero-install ADS-B Out solution. It's called the... More
Your bodys 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 lifes perambulations. It lifts, twists, bends on command, and... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
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
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.
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.
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.
If you were thinking the torturous road to unleaded avgas was about to straighten and reveal the path to enlightenment, this year's much-anticipated fuel briefings at AirVenture would have been a shocking disappointment. In today's AVweb blog, avgas expert Paul Millner explains why the FAA's PAFI process doesn't exactly inspire confidence. More
Taken on our return trip from AirVenture 2018 from a 182Q. This was a momentary shadow on the lake that lasted for about 15 seconds. Taken with a cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S8+). Photo by Matthew Wing.