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Vintage Aircraft Competition Returns To Reno Air Races »

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) and National Aviation Heritage Invitational (NAHI) LLC have announced that the NAHI competition for vintage aircraft will be returning to the National Championship Air Races. The competition hasn’t been held in Reno since 2015. More

FAA Issues Drone Registration Scheme Warning »

The FAA issued a statement on Wednesday warning drone owners to steer clear of people and companies offering to help register their drones with the agency. According to the FAA, it “neither regulates these entities nor will speculate on their legitimacy.” More

Eleven Rescued From Alaska Crash »

A chartered de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbo Otter float-equipped airplane crashed in a remote part of Alaska on Tuesday morning, but after a brief search by the U.S. Coast Guard, all 11 people on board were rescued. They were airlifted out by a USCG Jayhawk helicopter. More

Marines Boost Pilot Incentives »

Faced with competition from airlines in dire need of pilots, the U.S. Marine Corps is offering incentives worth up to $210,000 to pilots who re-enlist for a six-year commitment, Military.com has reported. The bonuses will be available starting next year. More

100-Plane Flyover Marks RAF Centenary »

Few aviators anywhere are held in the kind of reverence long shown by the British for the Royal Air Force— which helped save them from the Nazis in World War II—and the country turned out to honor them on Tuesday, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the RAF. More

SureFly VTOL To Fly At Oshkosh »

SureFly, the VTOL multi-copter in development by the Workhorse Group, will fly at EAA AirVenture on Tuesday, July 24, during the afternoon airshow, EAA has announced. The flight will highlight EAA’s Innovations Day activities. More

VR Pilot Tech Now Includes ‘Touch’ »

Virtual reality systems for flight simulation now include “haptic” capabilities, simulating a sense of touch when interacting with the virtual environment. The U.S. company FlyInside partnered with the Go Touch VR startup, based in France, to develop the system for the market, and introduced it last month at a trade show in France. More

FAA Proposes New Bird-Strike Test Rules »

Turbofan engines for airplanes should be required to pass tests showing they could keep flying after ingesting a medium-sized bird during climb-out or landing, the FAA said in a proposed rule published on Friday. The proposal is based on a 2015 report following the “Miracle on the Hudson” flight in 2009. More

Electric Amphib Flies »

Norwegian amphibian manufacturer Equator Aircraft has completed its first test flight of the P2 Xcursion electric amphib prototype. More

Bonanza AD Fix Uses Cessna Part »

The FAA says owners of certain Bonanza models can use an exhaust clamp made for Cessna aircraft as an alternative means of compliance for an AD that has grounded some Bonanzas. More