Privateer Amphibian Makes First Flight »

Privateer Amphibian Makes First Flight

After more than ten years in development, the Privateer Amphibian made its first successful flight last week. The single-engine pusher from Privateer Industries was designed by John Meekins and Bill Husa. It has been reported that the flight went well in spite of minor instrumentation issues that prevented some of the planned testing.

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G600 Begins Performance Testing »

G600 Begins Performance Testing

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that it is beginning FAA certification field performance testing on its Gulfstream G600 long-range business jet. The aircraft made its first flight on Dec. 17, 2016. Since then, Gulfstream says its five G600 test planes have made more than 600 flights and accumulated over 2,290 flight hours.

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Blue Angels Upgrade To Super Hornets »

Blue Angels Upgrade To Super Hornets

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a contract to configure nine F/A-18E and two F/A-18F Super Hornets for the Blue Angels demonstration team. The contract for getting the eleven Super Hornets ready for their debut with the Blue Angels, which is worth approximately $17 million, was awarded to Boeing on Monday.

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FAA Reauthorization Bill Back In Play »

With Congress back in session this week, the fight over FAA reauthorization has resumed. Thirty-three GA organizations signed a letter sent to Senate leaders on Wednesday, asking them to get it done. More

GA Expands In China »

Authorities in China opened 93 new general aviation airports in the first half of this year, Xinhua reported this week, bringing the total number of GA airports nationwide to 173. The country now... More

Bill Promotes Flight Training For Veterans »

A bill now under consideration in the U.S. Senate would provide grants to flight schools to help them recruit veterans to train to become commercial airline pilots. More

New Space Exploration Tech Partners For NASA »

NASA has announced new partnerships with six U.S. companies to develop technologies related to space exploration. The accepted proposals cover three strategic technology focus areas: Expand... More

NTSB: Turbulence Forecasts Need Improvement »

The National Weather Service needs to do a better job of forecasting low-level turbulence, which can affect GA pilots, the NTSB said in a recent Safety Recommendation. The recommendation is part of... More

Alaska Wreck Declared Unrecoverable »

The National Park Service has ended its efforts to reach the crash site of a de Havilland Beaver, operated by K2 Aviation, that hit the side of a mountain during a sightseeing flight in Denali... More

Pilot Crashes Jet Into House »

A professional pilot, Duane Youd, stole his employer’s Cessna Citation 525 jet and deliberately crashed it into his own house, in Payson, Utah, about 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to police... More

 

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Healthy Pilot #14: Bad Back? Welcome to the Club

Healthy Pilot #14: Bad Back? Welcome to the Club »

Your body’s wondrous structure of bone, muscle, tendons, ligaments and assorted odds and ends is a fantastic erector set that keeps vital organs safe, and allows for all of life’s perambulations. It lifts, twists, bends on command, and... More

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Lessons From A Veteran Cargo Dog

Lessons From A Veteran Cargo Dog »

Excellent situational awareness, staying ahead of the airplane and checking your ego at the door are all keys to flying cargo, just as they are when flying anything else. More

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Press Releases

Air Zoo Celebrates National Aviation Day with Flight Discovery Center Open House

In observance of National Aviation Day, the Air Zoo will open its newly-renamed Flight Discovery Center to the public from noon-5pm at no charge. Pilots are invited to fly-in for the festivities.

1,000+ Aviation Pros in Houston for Diversity & Industry Shortage Talks, Aug. 14-17th

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) will host its 42nd Annual Convention and Career Exposition, August 14 - 17, at Marriott Marquis Houston with representatives from 52 companies and airline carriers set to participate.

SUPERIOR AIR PARTS ANNOUNCES IT HAS EXTENDED THE FACTORY WARRANTY ON NEW MILLENNIUM CYLINDERS TO AN INDUSTRY-LEADING 37 MONTHS*

New warranty program is 37 months on Millennium Cylinders and 24 months on Superior replacement parts and piece parts. Warranty available on all new cylinders and parts sold after January 01, 2018.