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.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 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.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 Aero L-39 Albatros jets made contact when “Reality Czech,” piloted by Nathan Harnagel, was attempting to overtake “Race 37,” piloted by Alexandre Eckmann.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
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
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
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
A man whose pilot certificate was revoked 21 years ago for lying on his medical application was the presumed pilot of a Cessna 335 high performance twin that crashed near Palm Beach County Park...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
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
This week, AVwebs 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 Battery announced the successful completion of a series of test trials on the companys new customized lithium batteries for commercial drones (UAVs) last week. Braille says the trials... 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
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
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.
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.
Airstream Jets adds innovative HondaJet to Jet Card Program. Texas gets two more DISTANCE CARD(TM) Hubs, Austin and Houston.
The medical form has a box asking about hospital admission. To keep yourself out of the psych ward, go ahead and just check it and let the FAA figure out what it means. More
A Cessna 182 on the Picnic Strip at the Knik Glacier, Alaska. Taken with an iPhone X. Photo by Chris Bena.