Volume 27, Number 38b September 16, 2020
 
 
Pipistrel Velis Electro Completes Record Flights
The recently certified Pipistrel Velis Electro has completed flights intended to set records for electric aircraft. Between the end of […]   Read this article
As Expected: GAMA Says Shipments Down In First Half
Deliveries of new aircraft were down dramatically in the first half of 2020, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association […]   Read this article
KITPLANES Retrospective: BD-4
With all the kits available, why did Art Zemon choose a 50-year-old design? It's a question he gets often, usually followed by "Are you nuts?" The BD-4 "is not pretty," said the 59-year-old computer engineer based at the St. Charles County Airport west of St. Louis, Missouri. "It looks like the box the airplane came in—but it is nutty efficient!" Read this article




Zenith Aircraft Open House Is On
After last weekend’s successful Midwest LSA Expo, aviation events appear to be returning slowly. This weekend—actually Friday Sept. 18 and […] Read this article




Boeing Completes First Loyal Wingman Engine Start
Ground testing of Boeing’s Loyal Wingman prototype is underway with the first engine start on the autonomous unmanned aircraft successfully […] Read this article




Ampaire Flies Second Hybrid-Electric Prototype
California-based electric aviation company Ampaire flew its second hybrid-electric technology demonstrator for the first time last week. Ampaire’s “Electric EEL” […] Read this article




Short Final: Overwater
We were following the Lake Ontario shoreline north toward Billy Bishop Toronto City airport on Toronto Island near downtown Toronto. […] Read this article




AVweb Classic: Reviewing The Cirrus CAPS Record
The Cirrus line of aircraft have been flying for 20 years and although most people in aviation know they have […] Read this article




Poll: Have You Switched To BasicMed?
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




First Time Flying Open Cockpit
If flying a Marquart Charger isn't thrill enough, up the ante by flying one across the desert Southwest. 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