Final LAANC Installment Goes Live »

Final LAANC Installment Goes Live

The last piece of the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system, which allows “near real-time processing of airspace authorizations” for drone operators, went live last week, according to a statement made by FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell.

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NASA Project Backs Three New Aviation Concepts »

NASA Project Backs Three New Aviation Concepts

NASA has announced that it will be allocating resources for three aviation-oriented ideas as part of its Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) project. The ideas selected for the project’s 2019 fiscal year are a seamless composite assembly technique, new ways to reduce and shed heat generated by an electric motor, and replacing lithium in batteries with a water-based option.

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Jets Land Safely After Air Race Midair »

Jets Land Safely After Air Race Midair

Two aircraft were able to land safely after a midair during a Jet Class heat at the 55th annual National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport (RTS) near Reno, Nevada, last Friday. The two Aero L-39 Albatros jets made contact when “Reality Czech,” piloted by Nathan Harnagel, was attempting to overtake “Race 37,” piloted by Alexandre Eckmann.

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SpaceX Introduces First Passenger For Moon Flight »

SpaceX has announced that Japanese fashion entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has purchased a flight around the moon on the company’s still-conceptual Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). Maezawa, who is also an... More

Frasca Named Navy Subcontractor »

Flight simulator manufacturer Frasca International announced that it has been named subcontractor for the Navy TH-57 Aircrew Training Services Contract on Monday. Frasca says it will be providing... More

Spitfire Circumnavigation Planned »

What sounds like a dream flight will undoubtedly be a technical and logistical nightmare as a British group attempts the first circumnavigation in a Spitfire. More

Timeline Tight For FAA Reauthorization »

It seems likely legislators will miss a Sept. 30 deadline to pass an FAA reauthorization bill but they may not require yet another short-term extension. The Senate sent its suggested revisions of... More

Crash Pilot Had Certificate Revoked (Corrected) »

A man whose pilot certificate was revoked 21 years ago for lying on his medical application was the presumed pilot of a Cessna 335 high performance twin that crashed near Palm Beach County Park... More

Pilot Beard Ban Debunked »

Canadian researchers say they have debunked the long-held belief that facial hair interferes with the seal on pilot oxygen masks and at least one airline has lifted its decades-old beard ban. More

Industry Round-up, September 14, 2018 »

This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports on an event held by the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization, an upcoming aerospace exhibition, a new contract between CEFA Aviation and... More

Braille Tests Lighter, Longer-Lasting Drone Batteries »

Braille Battery announced the successful completion of a series of test trials on the company’s new customized lithium batteries for commercial drones (UAVs) last week. Braille says the trials... More

 

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High-Desert Tales: Smoke

High-Desert Tales: Smoke »

The first record attempt of the 2015 Mojave Records Week was on Tuesday, April 14. The record I was attempting to break was the C1C time to climb to 3,000 meters (9,842.52 feet). The time to beat was three minutes and nine seconds, set in a... More

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The Pilot’s Lounge #138: A Welcoming Airport

The Pilot’s Lounge #138: A Welcoming Airport »

My wife and I drew up a list of things that were important to us for a place to live. High on the list was a short drive to a general aviation airport that was alive and well. The increasing lack of aircraft rental and maintenance services on... More

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A brand new aerospace & aviation exhibition, Saudi Airshow, will be held in Riyadh on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March, 2019.

Saudi Airshow will be the first Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event will take place at Thumamah Airport in Riyadh the capital of KSA, and will welcome exhibitors and delegates from across the world at a dedicated airport for the exhibition.

2018 LOBO Landing

The Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO) will hold its annual LOBO Landing at San Marcos, TX this year from Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7.

New DISTANCE CARD(TM) Hubs added to Jet Card Program

Airstream Jets adds innovative HondaJet to Jet Card Program. Texas gets two more DISTANCE CARD(TM) Hubs, Austin and Houston.