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While regional airlines are definitely falling short on recruitment goals, this may be caused because low salaries aren't attracting enough applicants. Read More
In a detailed posting on its website, the FAA directly addressed what it called “misconceptions and misinformation about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) regulations.” It listed seven common myths and set out the underlying facts on each. Read More
During March, the NTSB will offer two courses related to accident investigation and one on accident response and victim family support at its training center in Auburn, Va. Read More
Now Certified! BendixKing KT 74 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
Low cost and easy to install, the KT 74 Mode S Transponder from BendixKing by Honeywell is now FAA-certified (FAA TSO C166b) and meets all 2020 FAA ADS-B mandates. Packed with features such as low power consumption, a stopwatch and timer, and an altitude monitor, the KT 74 provides unrivaled value for the cost.

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Defending champion Paul Bonhomme of the U.K. edged arch rival Hannes Arch of Austria to win the first event in the revived Red Bull Air Race series in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Bonhomme, who won the 2009 and 2010 Red Bull titles over Arch, before the race series took a recession-induced three-year hiatus, won the final race with a time through the circuit of inflated pylons of 56.439 seconds, barely a third of a second faster than Arch's 56.776. Read More
The FAA says an airworthiness directive banning most early Cessna twins (except 337s) from flight into known icing is necessary because too many pilots were ignoring a mandatory service bulletin issued by the company in 1997 that says the same thing. Read More
A British company has parlayed a $300 million project abandoned by the U.S. Army into a media spectacle that might launch a commercial airship business. Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) had originally partnered with Northrup Grumman to develop the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, a lighter-than-air vehicle with aerodynamic properties that nominally put it into a new class of aircraft called hybrid air vehicles. Read More
'The Aviators' || Season 4 On 
The Aviators Is Back with an All-New Fourth Season
The all-new fourth season of the award-winning hit TV show The Aviators, the biggest aviation show on the planet, is now available! Airliners, bombers, ultralights, gliders, floatplanes, helicopters, and even blimps -- absolutely everything for pilots and enthusiasts alike. New episodes can be seen on PBS or online at iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu. Click here to watch The Aviators ... RIGHT NOW on iTunes!
Not even a decade ago, avionics shops competed with factories in repairing radios and equipment. But flat-rate repairs killed that market, and shops like Sarasota Avionics have reinvented their business model to provide flat-rate installs. Read More
Brainteasers Quiz #193: Goin' to Kansas City ...

... and beyond ... such as Iowa. Yeah, all the stops are pulled out to bring the adventure back into flying while dodging lightning bolts and navigating Class B airspace. But you might lose an engine while acing this quiz.

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Synthetic Vision Comes to Garmin 
Synthetic Vision Comes to Garmin Pilot™
Now you can see in virtual 3-D with Garmin Pilot for iPhone® and iPad®. SVX™ uses attitude data from the GDL 39 3-D to display a virtual landscape of what lies ahead — including runways, obstacles, traffic, and more. A similar 3-D vision view without attitude is also available with a premium Garmin Pilot subscription for pilots who don't fly with a GDL 39 3-D. Click here to learn more.
AVweb Classic
AVweb landed on the World Wide Web in 1995. Since then, we've amassed a huge archive of advice, analysis and inspiration. Travel back with us for a look at a classic article from AVweb's past.

Want more? Visit our advanced search page and enter a topic that interests you. You may be surprised at what you discover. Read More
We demonstrate all manner of inherently unsafe behavior in airplanes to student pilots. Why not show them how to buzz? Read More
New FAA-Approved Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)
AceCFI's new online FIRC lets CFIs keep their flight instructor certificates active for an entire lifetime for ONE payment of $99.95. Additionally, the course allows CFIs to receive their temporary airman certificates by e-mail with no paperwork or hassle involved. Lesson material includes human factors, aviation accident case studies, pilot deviation reports pulled from the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), and more. Go to to register.
When arriving at the first stop on our pilots association's annual poker run, one of our pilots said on the frequency, for all to hear: "Geez. There's more than one runway here. That makes it kinda confusing." -- Gene Clifford, via e-mail (We love a pilot who accidentally says over the mic something everyone has thought at one time or another.) Read More
Heard Anything Funny on the Radio?

Heard anything funny, unusual, or downright shocking on the radio lately? If you've been flying any length of time, you're sure to have eavesdropped on a few memorable exchanges. The ones that gave you a chuckle may do the same for your fellow AVweb readers. Share your radio funny with us, and, if we use it in a future "Short Final," we'll send you a sharp-looking AVweb hat to sport around your local airport. No joke.

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And for starting airline pilots, it's an average salary of about $22,000 a year. Read More
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St. Barts, in the eastern Caribbean, is famous for having a short, narrow runway with a tall hill off one end. It's tricky to get into, and more than one pilot has come to grief in trying. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli reviews a landing that went wrong and why. Read More
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Tom Henn and A. J. Brown, the CEO and vice president of a new company called, hope to provide an easy-to-use online service for those looking to buy or sell a general aviation airplane. They spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about their plans. Read More
Tempest Plus || Don't Miss Our Latest Tech 
GoPros are the go-to cameras for shooting airborne video. But to get the most out of them, you need charging and mounting accessories. In this AVweb Product Minute, Aircraft Spruce's Ryan Deck runs us through the options. Read More
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