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A new enhanced vision system developed for Dassault business jets is among a small field of four nominees for the 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The award is presented annually "for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.” Read More
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Northrop-Grumman will not be submitting a bid for the U.S. Air Force T-X project to replace the T-38 Talon. In a statement released earlier this week, the company said “Northrop Grumman and its principal teammate BAE Systems have carefully examined the U.S. Air Force’s T-X Trainer requirements and acquisition strategy ... [and] have decided not to submit a proposal for the T-X Trainer program.” Lockheed-Martin and Boeing remain fully engaged in the competition, with both companies already flying production representative samples. Read More
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While the Air Force and some in Congress muse about a fleet of low-cost light attack aircraft (and seem to prefer mostly foreign-derived designs) there are two American-designed counterterrorism and close air support aircraft in service overseas. Read More
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An international force of air tankers has been tackling the forest fires that have wiped out thousands of square miles of Chile and U.S.-based Global SuperTanker says it’s been a record-setting effort for their converted Boeing 747. Read More
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VFR into IMC events have a distressingly high fatality rate. Here's why they happen and some strategies for surviving based on research into reports from pilots who successfully handled the challenge. Read More
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In today's AVweb VLOG, Paul Bertorelli asks President Trump to make good on his promise to reduce government regulation. Read More
At the 2017 Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Aerokprakt was showing the A22LS and AVweb's Geoff Rapoport took a demo flight in it. Read More
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Getting away from pavement and controlled airspace seems to be the theme of contributors to this week's Picture of the Week and we can't think of a better place to get away from it all than the back country of Utah. Our winner this week is Ted Waltman, who took advantage of tundra tires and perfect light to make us all a little envious. Read More
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