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In the first documented incident of its kind in Canada, a Skyjet Aviation flight hit a drone while on approach to Jean Lesage Airport in Quebec City on Thursday. The aircraft suffered minor damage and no one was injured. Skyjet flies King Airs and Beech 1900s for charter and medevac. Read More
Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya was crowned Red Bull Air Race World Champion after a wild series of races over the brickyard at stormy Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Read More
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A Minnesota man is facing attempted murder charges after a Cessna Skywagon that overflew his property took a gunshot in the fuselage. Read More
Air France plans to ferry a damaged A380 back to France from Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, on three engines but before it can do that it has to install a new engine that won't be running. Read More
It’s been 70 years since Chuck Yeager squeezed into the sharply tapered cockpit of the Bell X-1 rocket plane and cracked a physical and psychological barrier that busted aircraft development wide open. Read More
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Cal Fire, California’s forest management and fire protection authority, is battling the worst wildfire outbreak in California’s history with the biggest air tanker in the world. When only the biggest tanker will do, Cal Fire calls out Air Tanker 944, the Spirit of John Muir. The converted Boeing 747-400, operated by Global SuperTanker Services, is capable of dropping 19,200 gallons of water, fire retardant or fire suppressant solution per flight. Read More
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The fuel pumps in your airplane should last to engine TBO if the fuel system is kept clean. If one does fail, overhaul is usually less expensive than buying new. Read More
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Two years ago, GE's Business and General Aviation group announced a clean-sheet engine called the Advanced Turboprop or ATP. The engine will run later this year and GE is already building the manufacturing technology. In this AVweb video shot at NBAA-BACE 2017, GE's Paul Corkery explains how many of the engine's major components will be laser printed, potentially radically resetting manufacturing economics. Read More
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Thanks to Daniel Valovich for this great shot of a Pitts. We're getting great pictures but some of the descriptions leave a lot to be desired. Set the scene for our readers. Tell us the type of plane, name of the pilot, if you know, where the photo was taken and what was going on at the time. You'll have a much better chance of getting your photo published. Read More
It was Saturday afternoon some years ago at our mid-sized, midwestern airport.Things were hopping. Air Guard jets were shooting landings on the long runway, airliners were arriving and departing, two or three aircraft were in the pattern practicing, transients were coming and going, and then there was my friend and me in a 1945 65-HP J-3 Cub doing touch and goes.   After four landings, blissfully unaware of the consternation our extremely slow speed was causing, we asked the tower on our handheld radio: ...”Cub 843 would like a right turn out of the pattern.” ... Controller (exasperated): “Right turn, left turn or straight out approved. I don't care.  Just please, please get out of my way!" Read More
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