The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Remote Sensing Division is working to collect aerial imagery of the damage caused by Hurricane Florence in last week. Depending on weather conditions, NGS has been attempting two survey mission a day to locations identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other state and federal organizations since Saturday.More
In partnership with the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosted a three-day Experimental Accident Investigation course this week. According to EAA, attendees were primarily “FAA field office staff who work with the certification of experimental and light-sport aircraft and investigate accidents.”More
A Cessna Stationair operated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) crashed in Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon. The aircraft hit a power line and struck two vehicles on the road while attempting to make an emergency landing.More
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced that it is now offering an interactive online version of its Rusty Pilots Program. The two-hour course is based on the in-person... More
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universitys Gaetz Aerospace Institute will be expanding its concurrent enrollment program offering accelerated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)... More
JetBlue announced that its newest aircraft, an Airbus A321 it received on Wednesday, will make its first flights using a sustainable jet fuel blend. According to the company, the acceptance flight... More
Boeing and Cathay Pacific have announced that they will be jointly donating the first Boeing 777 to Arizonas Pima Air & Space Museum. The aircraft, registered B-HNL, first flew on June 12,... More
The last piece of the FAAs Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system, which allows near real-time processing of airspace authorizations for drone... More
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 projects... More
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... More
SpaceX has announced that Japanese fashion entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has purchased a flight around the moon on the companys still-conceptual Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). Maezawa, who is also an... More
Most aircraft owners and operators are keenly aware of the rapidly approaching deadline to comply with the federal mandate on ADS-B installations. However, there is an additional aircraft technology wave upon us that also offers potentially... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
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
Aeroprakt USA, importer of the Aeroprakt A22 and A22, has selected Kestrel Aviation Services in Cottonwood, AZ to be their first US Service Center and Dealer
The FAA has approved Silverhawk Aviation's Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Gogo AVANCE L3 system for the Cessna Citation XL/XLS/XLS+ aircraft and the Gogo AVANCE L3 and L5 systems for the Cessna Citation 560, Ultra, and Encore and Encore+ aircraft. These STCs will complement the previously approved STC for the Gogo AVANCE L5 system for the Cessna Citation XL/XLS/XLS+ aircraft.
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.
Isn't the entire pilot licensing concept just one big government boondoggle? Why shouldn't you be allowed to just buy the airplane you want and go fly it around? Where's the proof that having a certificate makes you safer? More
Taken at Lake Hood seaplane base in Anchorage, Alaska, with a Canon 5D Mark II. Photo by Robbie Culver.