Overhauling an engine is a big investment, with downtime, reliability, and confidence hanging in the balance. The editors at Aviation Consumer magazine want to know about your engine overhaul experience and the experience you had dealing with the shop. We'd appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to answer these questions. Take the survey here: http://engineshopsurvey2017.questionpro.comMore
Mooney has delivered the first M20U Ovation Ultra off its production line, the company announced on Thursday. In a ceremony in Kerrville, Texas, company officials turned over the keys to the new owner. The Ultra comes with a wider cabin, a newly designed leather interior, a pilot-side door, bigger windows and the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite.More
Textron Aviation announced this week it will continue its Top Hawk program for 2018, providing a new Cessna Skyhawk 172 to five university programs for use in their flight training and recruiting efforts. “As the Top Hawk program enters its fourth year, we’re proud to build on a program that has allowed us to support general aviation and contribute to the enhancement of student pilot training,” said Doug May, Textron’s vice president for piston aircraft.More
Pilots who just cant get enough of aviation have two new media options to choose from this week. AARP Studios has launched a new video series on YouTube called Badass Pilot, an... More
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is going to build a new wind tunnel with all-new technology to replace its current 79-year-old facility, the university announced this week. It will be the... More
The Dubai Airshow on Wednesday provided the setting for two enormous aircraft purchase orders, totaling billions of dollars for Airbus and Boeing. Airshow organizers called it one of the most... More
A Utah pilot is suing a local environmental group for damages to his airplane after he hit a camouflaged portable toilet on a backcountry air strip placed on or very near the landing... More
Sierra Nevadas Dream Chaser successfully completed a drop and glide test flight from 12,300 feet to Runway 22L at Edwards Air Force Base last week. The Dream Chaser was original envisioned as... More
Two very different flying-car projects, Terrafugia and Vahana, have reported major moves forward this week. Terrafugia, which has been working to certify a roadable aircraft... More
Sales of general aviation aircraft were generally flat in the third quarter of 2017, according to newly released data from the General Aviation Aircraft Manufacturers Association. Airframers... More
A dispute between two Spirit Airlines employees over sitting on the baggage belt left one in the hospital and one in jail on Sunday night. Local Cleveland news says police have confirmed that Rhett... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
Its item 18b on the Basic Med Section 2 exam checklist. So if youve bouts of lightheadedness lately, it would be wise to consult a doctor to rule out certain potential problems. More
My friend Chuck, a recent solo student, got the following request from the tower on landing Tower:Expedite clearing the runway. Chuck brought the C-150 to a halt on the runway Chuck: What does expedite mean? Jeff B. Land More
The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation's Douglas C-49 Skytrain returned to the skies on October 14, 2017.
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 launches first Mountain Flying Online Ground School for backcountry pilots everywhere.
The best students know the areas on which they need to work. That's information an instructor needs to know. More
Only a few entries we could use this week but they're nice. Ray Albright got this nice image of a Fleet Finch at Old Rhinebeck. Very nice from all perspectives, Ray