Reach a WIDE Range of Top-Flight GA Pilots 
with AVweb
World's Leading Independent Aviation News Service
Volume 25, Number 15g
April 15, 2018
View Online | Forward This Email
NTSB Cites Inadequate Training In Fatal Crash
Mary Grady
Commercial fixed-wing pilots who fly under Part 135 (commuter and on-demand) should get the same FAA-approved CFIT training as helicopter pilots, the NTSB said Tuesday, in its report on a fatal accident in 2016. Two commercial pilots and a passenger died when a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Hageland Aviation Services crashed into mountainous terrain near Togiak, Alaska. “This crash involved a well-equipped airplane with not one but two professional pilots on board,” said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. “But the many layers of protection against controlled flight into terrain failed to protect the pilots and their passenger.’’
Read more
First Flight For Sun Flyer 2
Mary Grady
The prototype Sun Flyer 2 two-seat electric-powered airplane has flown successfully for the first time, Bye Aerospace announced on Wednesday. “We are excited about the future and the potential the Sun Flyer family of aircraft has to revolutionize general aviation,” said CEO George Bye, in a news release. The Sun Flyer 2 flew on Tuesday from Centennial Airport, near Denver, Colorado. The testing will continue to explore the airplane’s speed, altitude and endurance capabilities, the company said.
Read more
New Flight College Inks Deal With Tecnam
Ashley Anglisano
Young aspiring airline pilots have a new option for earning a degree while moving right into the regional airlines through the newly formed International School of Aerospace, which has selected the Tecnam P2008 as the primary training aircraft.
Read more
Sun ‘n Fun’s Boeing 727 Used for More than Just Tours
Kate O'Connor
The fully functioning Boeing 727 parked on Sun ‘n Fun’s Lakeland campus serves not only as a classroom, conference center and museum exhibit, but also as a safe environment to help individuals with disabilities familiarize themselves with the airline environment before travelling.
Read more
TKM Offers A Slide-in Replacement For KX155
Tim Cole
Seizing on the robust niche of replacing outdated avionics with easy-to-install replacements, TKM has finally rolled out its drop-in swap for the venerable Bendix King KX155. TKM Operations Manager Vic Casebolt told AVweb at Sun ‘n Fun its MX155 replacement unit, under development for the past three years, will be ready to ship in May. Price has not been fixed, but Casebolt cited a target of around $4,000.
Read more
Podcast: Sun 'n Fun Job Fair Draws Hundreds
Paul Bertorelli
At Sun 'n Fun 2018, an aerospace jobs fair drew about 400 applicants for all kinds of jobs in aviation from pilots to mechanics to engineers. In this podcast from the show, JSFirm's Sam Scanlon gave AVweb a quick overview of what's currently a hot job market.
Read more
Short Final: Today is Not Going to be That Day
I’ve owned five different airplanes over the past 25 years and recently purchased a Piper Meridian. I was on an Angel Flight with a buddy who had flown with me many times but was taking his first flight in the Meridian. After takeoff, he asked me if I thought I’d ever get another plane.
Read more
ATP Flight School Places Order For 100 More Archer TXs
Joy Finnegan
A second order of 100 Piper Archers by ATP Flight School was announced during Sun 'n Fun, making it the largest Piper fleet operator in the world.
Read more
Lycoming 'When can an engine give you 200 
extra flying hours?'
Question of the Week

Each week, we poll the savviest aviators on the World Wide Web (that's you) on a topic of interest to the flying community.

Visit to participate in our current poll.

Click here to view the results of past polls.

Read more
Meet the AVweb Team

AVweb is the world's premier independent aviation news resource, online since 1995. Our reporting, features, and newsletters are brought to you by:

Tom Bliss

Joy Finnegan

Paul Bertorelli

Senior Editor
Kate O'Connor

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Ashley Anglisano

Rick Durden
Kevin Lane-Cummings
Paul Berge
Larry Anglisano

Ad Coordinator
Karen Lund

Executive Vice President, Editorial Director
Timothy Cole


AVwebFlash (reaching 101,000 subscribers 167X/year) and our website, (450,000 unique visits monthly) inform and entertain GA industry leaders and owner-pilots who fly and buy. Our subscribers operate more than 120,000 airframes including turboprops, owner-flown jets, high performance twins, singles and training aircraft.

AVweb's recent survey shows subscribers think AVweb is the most useful of the nine leading GA print and digital publications they read!

That's why most leading GA companies advertise in AVwebFlash, year after year.

For ad rates and scheduling, solo eblasts, video and special marketing offers, contact:
Tom Bliss, publisher: 602-625-6815 Email: [email protected]

Read more
Follow Me || TBM 900
Home Contact Advertise Help
Unsubscribe Manage Subscriptions Privacy Policy