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Freeway Landing: No Damage, No Delays »

All student pilots practise off-airport landings but a 36-year-old beginner was in the left seat for a freeway landing that looked pretty textbook on Friday. More

Flight Planning For Jets: iPreflight Genesis »

In the jet world, it's all about crunching runway performance numbers and the logical way to do it is with a capable tablet app. Aircraft Performance Group (APG) has been offering just that with its iPreflight performance app. Equipped with over 350 aircraft models and 9000 airfields, the new Genesis app goes deep into runway performance calculations, and now a new flight planning utility could make it one of the most capable programs available for jet cockpits. More

Top Letters And Comments, October 19, 2018 »

This week's letters brought comments from readers about the F-22 Raptors wrecked by Hurricane Michael, TFRs around the Balloon Fiesta, "First Man" and the possible LSA weight increase. More

Industry Round-up, October 19, 2018 »

AVweb’s weekly news roundup uncovered stories about an aviation-based radio show, customized component labels for Airbus, a new partnership for a thermal spray solutions company, battery upgrades for Ravn Alaska’s DHC-8 fleet, El Al Airlines’ adoption of ePlane sourcing tools and two announcements from the U.K.’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation. More

Conklin & de Decker Relaunches Aircraft Comparison Products »

Aviation research and consulting firm Conklin & de Decker introduced what the company is calling a “complete relaunch” of its platform at NBAA-BACE this year. Product updates include an interactive online aircraft comparison report—called the Conklin & de Decker Report—and a new mobile app. More

Revamped Wright Visitor Center Opens Saturday »

After nearly two years of renovation work and upgrades, the visitor center at the Wright Brothers Memorial National Park, at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina, will reopen on Saturday. The center’s most popular feature—a meticulous reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer built by The Wright Experience—remains the centerpiece of the display. More

Uber Moving On VTOL Systems »

Aviation is changing and Uber is leading an effort that will result in a system virtually unrecognizable by today’s standards but not that far away, says the company’s chief of aviation program. More

Tucker Honored For Helping Kids »

Airshow legend Sean D. Tucker is the recipient of this year’s Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership for his work with at-risk youth in the Bob Hoover Academy. More

ForeFlight Adds BizAv Features »

ForeFlight is at NBAA’s convention in Orlando this week with a bundle of new products designed for high-performance business aviation aircraft. “We raised the bar and transformed ForeFlight’s product suite into a high-powered, next-generation integrated flight deck and flight-planning application for business aviation,” said CEO Tyson Weihs, at the show. More