Chinook Crew Completes Dramatic Rescue »

Chinook Crew Completes Dramatic Rescue

The crew of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter used an unusual maneuver—sitting the tail of their aircraft on the mountain for several minutes, while still flying, with the nose in the air—to successfully rescue a Texas man from the slope of Mount Hood, in Oregon, last week.

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Terrafugia Updates Transition »

Terrafugia Updates Transition

Flying car company Terrafugia has announced that its Transition will be getting some new features and upgrades prior to the scheduled arrival of the first production vehicles next year. The updates involve some significant alterations, including the addition of a hybrid-electric motor for use when the roadable aircraft is in drive mode.

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At Farnborough: Aston Martin VTOL, GE Open Cockpit »

At Farnborough: Aston Martin VTOL, GE Open Cockpit

Aston Martin unveiled a luxury VTOL concept this week at the Farnborough International Air Show in Great Britain. The Volante Vision is designed to seat three adults and to be completely autonomous, powered by a hybrid-electric engine.

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Rolls-Royce Reveals Hybrid VTOL »

At the Farnborough International Air Show, which opened Monday in Great Britain, Rolls-Royce revealed a hybrid VTOL concept that could carry four to five passengers at speeds up to 217 knots with a... More

Doc Cleared For Passenger Flights »

The FAA has cleared Doc, one of two flying B-29s, for passenger flights and they’ll start at the Heavy Bomber Weekend in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 20. Doc will be at AirVenture 2018 but so... More

Ryanair Passengers Hospitalized In Emergency Descent »

At least 33 passengers on a Ryanair flight to Croatia were treated in hospitals for bleeding ears, mouths and noses when the packed Boeing 737-800 was put into an emergency descent for a... More

European ADS-B Mandate Won't Be Met »

Many European operators say they won’t meet the European Aviation Safety Agency’s June 7, 2020, ADS-B mandate and EASA seems to be getting ready to cope with the patchwork of compliance... More

Trump Buzzed By Paraglider »

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in Scotland after a Greenpeace protester flew a powered parachute within a few hundred feet of U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday. More

Vaping Pilot Triggers Emergency Descent »

Air China will take a “zero tolerance” approach to its investigation of a first officer’s apparently bungled attempt to sneak an in-flight vape aboard one of its Boeing 737s last... More

Hawaii Passes Bill To Decriminalize Airport Violations »

The governor of Hawaii signed a bill removing criminal penalties for many airport violations last week. Prior to the bill’s passing, Hawaii was the only state where violations unrelated to... More

Industry Round-up, July 13, 2018 »

This week, announcements have come in about a new aerobatics show at Oshkosh, the purchase of four simulators by Kent State University, a facility upgrade for Pro Star Aviation and new authorized... More

 

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To Go, or Maybe Not to Go

To Go, or Maybe Not to Go »

In this world where cell phones can perform more functions than the computer of only a few decades past, many pilots prefer to brief themselves. Doing so when the weather is good is easy—when the online aviation weather options show a dry,... More

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Healthy Pilot #13 – Keeping Your Ticker Ticking

Healthy Pilot #13 – Keeping Your Ticker Ticking »

The BasicMed checklist we’ve been reviewing in the Healthy Pilot series ticks the usual boxes—dizziness, sensitive gut, cancer, kidney stones, and more. They’re all there, even depression and mental acuity. But the central player... More

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AERO SPORT POWER ANNOUNCES THAT POPULAR AIRSHOW PILOT, KYLE FOWLER WILL BE PERFORMING HIS THRILLING GO EZ AEROBATICS SHOW FOR THE FIRST TIME AT OSHKOSH 2018

Along with flying his highly modified Long EZ during the afternoon airshows, Fowler will be Aero Sport Power exhibit throughout the event. Visit Aero Sport Power's Facebook page for daily schedule updates.

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY INVESTS IN FOUR ALSIM SIMULATORS FOR NEW AERONAUTICS ACADEMIC CENTER

ALSIM is happy to announce the sale of four simulators, two AL250 and two AL172, to Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE). The simulators will be installed in their new 18,000 square foot Aeronautics Academic Center, slated to open in mid-2019, located at Kent State University Airport in Stow, Ohio.

GULF COAST AVIONICS AND PACIFIC COAST AVIONICS ARE APPOINTED AS AUTHORIZED DEALERS FOR ALL WHELEN ENGINEERING AIRCRAFT LIGHTING PRODUCTS

Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics and Pacific Coast Avionics announced that the companies have been appointed authorized dealers for Whelen Engineering's full line of exterior and interior aircraft lighting products.