BRS Developing Chutes For eVTOLS »

BRS Developing Chutes For eVTOLS

BRS Aerospace, which has installed more than 35,000 of its ballistic recovery parachutes in a range of aircraft, from ultralights to general aviation and military airplanes, now is working to develop systems for eVTOLS, the company said at the recent Uber Elevate conference.

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AirVenture Roster Expands »

AirVenture Roster Expands

EAA continues to work on filling every day of this summer’s AirVenture with attractions for pilots, and over the last week or two a number of new events and appearances have been announced. The NTSB said it will host a safety forum, a one-third-scale B-17 homebuilt will return to the show and registration is open for Teachers' Day.

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GAMA Announces Aviation Design Challenge Winners »

GAMA Announces Aviation Design Challenge Winners

As the winners of this year’s Aviation Design Challenge, four students and their teacher from Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, New York, will be traveling to Glasair Aviation to help build a plane, announced GAMA on Tuesday.

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Researchers Aim To Refine Human-Aircraft Interface »

The design of today’s cockpits can lead to “cognitive overload,” especially when things go wrong and it’s not immediately clear to pilots what the problem is or how to fix it,... More

Presidential TFRs Impact GA »

Pilots who fly in the Northeast should expect presidential TFRs over New Jersey this summer, AOPA said this week, while GA airports affected by frequent trips by Air Force One to Florida over the... More

Spike Sets 2023 Target For Supersonic Airliner »

Vik Kachoria, CEO of Spike Aerospace, said last week he expects to have a commercial supersonic aircraft design flying by the end of 2023. Kachoria said he is negotiating with “two major... More

JetSuite Signs Up For Zunum Hybrids »

Charter operator JetSuite will be the launch customer for Zunum’s 12-seat hybrid-electric aircraft, now in development, Zunum announced on Monday. JetSuite plans to add up to 100 of the new... More

FAA Certifies 777 Folding Wing »

The FAA has certified the folding wingtips that Boeing has installed on its Boeing 777X, the latest iteration of its long-haul stalwart. More

Pilot Shortage: Emirates Parking 18 Percent Of Fleet »

Although the pilot shortage has mainly manifested in regional flight cancellations in the U.S., the largest Persian Gulf carrier, Emirates, is reportedly ready to park 18 percent of its fleet. More

Next Generation Tiltrotor Hits Cruise »

Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft hit its full cruise configuration for the first time May 11 and is expected to be flying farther and faster through the rest of the summer. More

Chinese Commercial Space Companies Emerge »

The U.S. commercial space industry got increased competition from an unexpected source on Saturday when a Chinese company launched its first private rocket. More

 

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Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down

Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down »

As an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), I’ve felt like my pass rate on practical tests has been declining over the last couple of years. It started as a gut feeling, but then I compared my recent numbers with my pass rate from a few years... More

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The Day My Tablet Died

The Day My Tablet Died »

Many pilots are placing more reliance on the Electronic Flight Bag. This requires that we become aware of its foibles as well as its magic. More

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Pick Up Your Aircraft Spruce Orders at Our Booth: 2018 Oshkosh AirVenture

Place your order over $100 online or by phone and pick up at The AirVenture Show Oshkosh in our booth. Orders for pick up must be placed by noon Monday July 16th EST and they will be brought to the show on our truck at no additional cost to you.

Curtis Superior Valve Co. Inc. Receives FAA PMA Approval for CCB-38000 Quick Drain Valve

Curtis Superior Valve Co. Inc. is proud to announce that they have received FAA PMA approval for the CCB-38000 low profile, aluminum oil quick drain valve. This drain valve fits most Lycoming engines

Request For Interest For Aeronautical Development At Several Locations On The Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport

A Request for Interest will be issued on May 15, 2018 for the lease and development of four separate parcels located on the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (“Airport”) in Santa Rosa, California; three parcels are designated for aeronautical use and one parcel for either aeronautical or non-aeronautical use.