Australia Liberalizing Medical Certification »

Australia Liberalizing Medical Certification

Following a path similar to the FAA's BasicMed, Australian pilots without paying passengers will now have the option of a Basic Class 2 medical, which can be issued by a general practitioner. Pilots will be limited to day VFR conditions, in piston airplanes, with up to five non-fare paying passengers.


Air Force Shuts Down Talk of Enlisted Aviators »

Air Force Shuts Down Talk of Enlisted Aviators

The aviation world was atwitter last week with the news that the U.S. Air Force had selected five recently enlistees to participate in a study on alternative pilot training techniques. The Air Force, however, confirms that they have no plans to put enlisted personnel in the pilotís seat.


Boeing Eyes 767 Production Boost »

Boeing Eyes 767 Production Boost

Rather than plunge into the development of two new clean-sheet designs, it now seems like Boeing is going to spend a few years concentrating on the tried and true.


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Air Force To Try Enlisted Pilots »

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Pilatus PC-24 Certified »

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Police Helicopter Pilot Arrests Laser Suspect »

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Erik Lindbergh Launches VTOL Project »

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Airbus Crew Lines Up On Wrong Runway »

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FAA: Keep Laser Decorations Away From Airports »

It’s now an annual tradition — the FAA reaches out to holiday decorators, especially those who live near airports, asking them to consider pilots when installing laser lights outside.... More

Regionals Press FAA For Training Options »

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Facing Lake Effect Conditions

Facing Lake Effect Conditions »

In addition to demanding we get through icing layers quickly, winter weather can force us to consider strategies we wouldn’t use in summer. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

We were in a long holding pattern at STL on a typical bad day there. Approach Control gave a direct clearance to another aircraft and canceled his hold … Pilot: "Roger, cleared direct; you read my mind.” … Anonymous voice: "It was a short book.”… Tom Wilson More


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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's C-49 Flies Again

The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's Douglas C-49 Skytrain returned to the skies on October 14, 2017.

Aviation companies donate hangar for L.A. Unified School District event

Aeroplex/Aerolease Group and Tony Marlow Castle & Cooke Aviation have donated a 10,000-square-foot hangar at Van Nuys Airport as the venue for a fund-raiser that will allow Los Angeles Unified School District students to compete in SkillsUSA events.

Idaho Flight School announces ground-breaking Online Backcountry Ground School

Idaho Flight School launches first Mountain Flying Online Ground School for backcountry pilots everywhere.