Volume 26, Number 22c
May 31, 2019
Sebring Ends U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
The January 2019 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo was the last to be hosted by Sebring Regional Airport (SEF), according to an announcement made by expo organizers on Thursday. The annual expo, which was held in Sebring, Florida, first took place in 2004. According to the event website, over 100 aircraft[…]   Read this article
AVweb Moves to a New Platform
AVweb has completed its migration from a legacy content management system to a new, up-to-date platform designed to quickly and efficiently deliver text and multimedia to all devices. “Following denial-of-service attacks over the winter, we chose a ground-up restoration that will make it easier to deliver and consume all kinds[…]   Read this article
Drones Interfere With Oklahoma Flood Response
Helicopters participating in the disaster response efforts surrounding severe flooding in Oklahoma are having trouble with illegal unmanned aircraft system (UAS/drone) operations interfering with their flights. According to Tulsa Fire Department spokesperson Andrew Little, emergency response personnel encountered approximately 30 drones flying illegally on Wednesday alone. Little emphasized that emergency[…]   Read this article
The Desanctification of AoA
Because I lack the common decency to avoid saying I told you so, this is an I-told-you-so blog. Well, sort of, because what I thought or maybe predicted would happen didn’t happen. At least not in the way I might have imagined. About five years ago, there appeared on the[…]   Read this article
Red Bull Discontinues Air Races
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will not be continuing beyond the 2019 season, Red Bull announced on Wednesday. According to the company’s statement, “The Red Bull Air Race provided sports entertainment of highest quality but did not attract the level of outside interest as many other Red Bull[…] Read this article

Airbus Celebrates 50 Years
Airbus launched a global campaign to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary on Wednesday. The date marked five decades since French Minister of Transport, Jean Chamant, and German Minister of Economic Affairs, Karl Schiller, signed an agreement for the joint development of the A300 at the 1969 Paris Air Show. The[…] Read this article

Alsim AL172 Receives AATD Approval
Alsim announced on Wednesday that the FAA has approved its AL172 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). According to the company, several of the simulators are already in use in the U.S. at Liberty University flight training affiliates Cirrus Aviation and Paragon Flight Training with two more scheduled[…] Read this article