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The highly modified P-51 Strega flown by James Consalvi edged long-time rival Steve Hinton Jr. in Voodoo, another Mustang in the gold unlimited class final at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV on Sunday, reclaiming the title and spoiling the Voodoo team’s swan song race. Read More
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says he’ll fight any move to relax rules that require airline pilots to have a minimum of 1,500 hours of flight time before they can fly airliners. Read More
Horizon Air says it can no longer fly to Colorado Springs because it doesn’t have enough pilots. The airline cancelled 6 percent of its flights in June because of its pilot shortage but this might be the first time a route has been abandoned because of it. Read More
Air traffic continued its eighth year of uninterrupted growth, says Department of Transportation data for the first half of 2017. U.S. airlines carried 414 million travelers in the first six months of 2017—361 million on domestic flights and 54 million on international flights—for growth of 14.7% from a post-recession low in 2008. Read More
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With the tower at Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, controllers had been left to do their jobs from a tent on the airfield for several days. On Wednesday morning, the FAA activated a mobile control tower that had been flown in on a U.S. Air Force C-17 from Boise, Idaho. The FAA is flying personnel in from San Juan, Puerto Rico, each day to keep the facility staffed with fresh controllers. Read More
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When disaster strikes, volunteer pilots can be a significant part of the relief effort; but they need to know the legal and physical risks before setting out on the specialized flying involved. Read More
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It was one of several years in which gory accidents forced changes in the system. Today's feature offers an entertaining summary. Read More
Steve Hinton Jr. set a record for the fastest speed recorded by a piston-powered aircraft over four, three-kilometer runs in early September and he spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at the National Championship Air Races about how that kind of flying compares to pylon racing at Reno. Read More
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When it looked like his airport might be hit by Hurricane Irma, Sebring Airport Executive Director Mike Willingham said he and his staff put into action a long established emergency plan that he credits with preventing injuries and speeding recovery efforts. To be sure, there is plenty of damage, but Sebring will be ready to host the Sport Aviation Expo in January. Read More

Danny Clisham has been calling the World Championship Air Races in Reno for more than 35 years and he's as excited about them now as he was when he started. Clisham says a new generation of race pilots will continue the tradition of using the latest technology to squeeze ever more speed out of machines that were conceived decades before they were born. He spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at Reno. Read More

Picture 
of the Week
We didn't have enough submissions for a Photo of the Week so we had some spare images from the National Championship Air Races in Reno to substitute. Such a cool place. Read More
I was in the lineup to depart LAX. A Delta jet was ahead of me and a Short Bros 360 was ahead of Delta ... Delta (strong southern accent): "Ah, ground control, could you tell us what kind of aircraft is that ahead of us?” ... Short Bros Pilot: "Ah, we are a Short Bros 360.” ... Long silence ... Delta: Ahhh OK, did ya all built that yourself? ... Thomas J. Mackie Read More
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