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Learjet Tagged At Van Nuys
Los Angeles World Airports has confirmed an unusual incident of aircraft vandalism at Van Nuys Airport earlier this week. A Learjet was tagged with some elaborate graffiti, which would have taken the "artist" some time to complete. Read More
EAA AirVenture || July 29 - August 4, 
EAA AirVenture 2013: You Gotta Be There!
Enjoy daily world-class air shows plus two sensational night air shows; witness the first U.S. public flights by Yves "Jetman" Rossi; see 2,500-plus show planes; camp with 40,000 fellow enthusiasts; rock to the classic sounds of Chicago; choose from hundreds of forums and workshops; peruse what's new from 800 exhibitors ... Only in Oshkosh and all in one week!

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FAA Posts Final F/O Rule
First officers who fly for passenger and cargo airlines now will be required to hold an ATP certificate and an aircraft type rating, the FAA said on Wednesday, although several exemptions are available. Read More
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Aircraft Spruce Offers AirVenture Pre-Order Service Until 7/23
Aircraft Spruce knows that many of you will visit Oshkosh for the AirVenture show. If you would like to pick up pre-orders at the Aircraft Spruce booth, it is necessary to place the orders in advance. Aircraft Spruce will process Oshkosh orders the same way they do standard orders, but they will bring your orders to the show (Hangar A, booths 1022 to 1029) for pick-up, with no additional freight costs. For more information, please call 1 (877) 4-SPRUCE or visit
Part 23 Revision Effort Gains House Support
The FAA, manufacturers and GA advocates have been working to change the federal rules that govern certification for GA aircraft, and this week a bill was passed by a House committee that sets a December 2015 deadline for those changes to take effect. Read More
Progress on Part 23 Changes
General aviation advocacy groups have been working with the FAA to change the way light aircraft are certified, ditching the traditional Part 23 process and replacing it with an industry-consensus-standards approach. Greg Bowles of GAMA has been a leader in that effort, and he spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about the progress made in Washington this week and what it means for pilots and aviation consumers. Read More
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Alaska Crash Investigation Proves Challenging
When a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter crashed shortly after takeoff in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday morning, killing all 10 people on board, there were no eyewitnesses, no video and no data recorders on board the aircraft, NTSB investigators said this week. Read More
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Experimental Airflow Technology Aims To Boost Efficiency
Tiny devices called synthetic jet actuators could be placed along the leading edge of a wing and create small puffs of air that virtually change the shape of the wing, reducing drag, according to scientists at GE Global Research. Read More
SkyCraft Airplanes || Introducing the SD-1 
The Next Little Thing in Aviation
SkyCraft Airplanes is happy to introduce the SD-1 Minisport to the LSA market. The SD-1 redefines what is possible for the budget-conscious pilot with its 118-mph cruise speed, 1,400-fpm climb rate, removable wings, and 575-mile range. Included standard on the aircraft are Dynon Glass Avionics, nav and strobe lights, ELT, radio, and an auxiliary port for your iPod. Total hourly operational cost: $12. Total Airplane Cost: $54,850. Click here to visit our web site.
Airworthy Autogas Tests 93UL
Piper and start-up fuel distributor Airworthy Autogas jointly tested the fuel company's 93 octane unleaded fuel on an Archer as part of the lead-up to Airworthy Autogas's launch later this year. Read More
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AVweb's New Site Goes Live Today
AVweb's newly redesigned website is now live. Although it may look unfamiliar at first glance, the basic organization follows the old site, but we've expanded many of our topics and features to provide more granularity in how we present news coverage. Read More
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Should the NTSB Be Tweeting?
Somehow, it just seems a little faddish. Maybe so, but let's have more of it. Read More
SFO Accident: Shocking in Its Rarity
And give the airline industry credit. It managed to all but squeeze the random chance out of flying. Read More