Volume 27, Number 52a, December 21, 2020
 
 
Contentious Bill Contains FAA Reforms
An overhaul of the aircraft certification process is likely part of the omnibus spending bill that Congress will likely pass […]   Read this article
Leora's Letters
A batch of World War II letters offers a glimpse of the high personal cost of flying bombers and fighters in their intended use.   Read this article
Best of the Web: How Microsoft Flight Sim Recreated the Planet
If you haven't seen Flight Simulator 2020, make a point of it. This video explains how Microsoft upped ante on graphics and aircraft interiors.  Read this article




Poll: Have You Used Microsoft Flight Simulator?
Each week, we poll the savviest aviators on the World Wide Web (that's you) on a topic of interest to the flying community. Share your opinion by participating in our current poll. Read this article




Some Countries Ban U.K. Flights Amid Mutant Coronavirus Concerns
Canada has ordered almost all flights from the U.K. to be suspended for 72 hours starting at midnight Monday morning, […] Read this article




Hybrid-Electric Utility Aircraft Gathers Support
A British startup has attracted some heavyweights in the electric aircraft business to create a hybrid-electric utility aircraft that can […] Read this article




Dead Passenger May Have Had COVID-19
Authorities are contacting United Airlines passengers in response to social media rumors that a man who died on their flight […] Read this article




FAA Approves Moderna Vaccine
As expected, the FAA has approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for use by controllers and pilots with a 48-hour waiting […] Read this article




EAA Aviation Museum To Offer Webinar Series
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Aviation Museum has announced that it will be offering a free webinar series highlighting its […] Read this article




Top Letters And Comments, December 18, 2020
This week's letters brought comments from readers about SpaceX, flying a gyroplane and attending AirVenture 2021. Read this article




Industry Round-up, December 18, 2020
This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports on a new product for hydraulic systems, the launch of a new flight […] Read this article