Volume 28, Number 7b, February 10, 2021
 
 
NTSB: VFR Into IMC And Spatial-D Caused Kobe Bryant Crash
Continued VFR-into-IMC followed by spatial disorientation caused the crash of a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant […]   Read this article
New Interior Highlights Cessna CJ4 Gen2
Textron Aviation has dramatically updated the interior of its CJ4 business jet and rechristened it the Gen2. New seating allows […]   Read this article
Aerion, NASA To Conduct Supersonic Technology Study
Aerion Supersonic has announced that it will be partnering with NASA to study technology that would support the development of […] Read this article




Cockpit Cam Now Available For Robinson Helos
A cockpit camera with 4K resolution is a new option for Robinson’s R22 and R44 piston helicopters and is standard […] Read this article




Hawaii To Get FAA Weather Cameras
The FAA is installing 23 weather-camera sites in Hawaii in an extension of a program started in Alaska and expanded […] Read this article




Avionics: Down For 2020 But Showing Signs of Recovery
The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) closed the books on 2020’s numbers and, while they’re not good, they’re actually a little […] Read this article




The Making of the World’s Largest Skydive
In early 2006, the world's most experienced skydivers assembled in Thailand to build a record, 400-way formation. What did it take? The resources of an entire air force, 300 tons of Jet-A, a trainload of oxygen bottles and the determined endurance of a marathon runner. On the 15th anniversary of that record, we’re republishing this article which first appeared in February, 2006. Read this article




My Treasured Blue Suit
Fifteen years ago this week, the world's largest skydive--400 people--was assembled in Thailand. My blue suit is my keepsake reminder. Read this article




How This Illustration Fueled My Obsession With The Bell X-1
The Bell X-1 is one of aviation history’s most important—and interesting—aircraft. Everyone knows Chuck Yeager flew it to establish the […] Read this article




General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports […] Read this article