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The FAA has rejected widespread industry criticism and will go ahead with an Airworthiness Directive affecting the cylinders on 6,000 engines. Read More
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News reports late on Wednesday said Australian officials had spotted two objects via satellite that could be floating debris from the lost Malaysian Airlines 777. Read More
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A joint FAA/Boeing design review team announced that the Boeing 787 is safe, but made recommendations for improvement for both the FAA and Boeing. Read More
Video shows a Piper Aerostar apparently buzzing a neighborhood east of Denver, Colo., before pitching up and then diving into the ground where it exploded, killing the pilot and setting a two-acre grass fire. Read More
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Our weekly review of news revealed an announcement for the annual conference of the Air Care Alliance, a newly approved Universal Access Transceiver, the first rebates paid to flying clubs by Sportys and word that AnywhereEducation has stepped up to help out subscribers of some Air Guide Publications. Read More
Whether your goal is to learn something new, give something back or just have a good time, SocialFlight can help you and your airplane find somewhere to go this weekend. Read More
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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.

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Does the thought of flying a tailwheel aircraft scare the you-know-what out of you? AVweb's Rick Durden says there's way too many myths out there about how difficult a tailwheel plane is to fly. Yes, you have to pay attention, but it's just a different set of skills, and a different attitude is required, but a tailwheel is not a demon ready to bite off your head. Rick provides us some easy to follow guidelines that will keep you out of trouble when you get checked out in your favorite tailwheel airplane. Read More
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Alex Esguerra of San Mateo, CA kicks off a new (long-overdue) batch of "PotW" submissions. Click through for more reader-submitted photos. Read More
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After this incident, Sean D. Tucker can teach a masters course in the subject. Read More
The 8th annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium is coming up April 25 and 26 in Santa Rosa, California, bringing together a roster of experts and experimenters to share technology and ideas for the next generation of personal flying. Dr. Brien Seeley, president of the CAFE Foundation and organizer of the event, spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about some of the highlights on this year's agenda. Read More
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The Aircraft Electronics Association opened in 57th annual convention in Nashville this week with good news: Avionics sales for 2013 were up 6.9% in 2013 over the previous year. In this video interview, AEA's Paula Derks says about 23 new products will be introduced in Nashville. Read More
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At AEA in Nashville, Aspen introduced its new VFR EFIS, an entry-level, affordable glass suite for owners who don't need full IFR capability. AVweb takes a video tour of the new product. Read More
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At the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Nashville, BendixKing tossed its hat into the airborne connectivity ring with a new internet access product called the AeroWave. In this video, Avweb gets a look at the new box. Read More
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With the ADS-B mandate looming five years ahead, we're seeing more products that address this requirement, including this one shown at AEA in Nashville. FreeFlight's wireless Rangr all-in-one box provides ADS-B In and Out and has a wireless adapter to put the weather and other data on a tablet. Price is $5,495. Read More
In glass cockpits and even in those where the pilots suffer through the tragedy of flying behind steam gauges, a back-up gryo is a good idea. Increasingly, these are solid-state gyros with their own self-contained ADAHRS and batteries. At AEA in Nashville, AVweb shot this brief product tour of the Sandia Aerospace SAI gyro. Retail price is $3,595. Read More