The Transportation Security Administration has withdrawn its proposal to establish a security program that would have affected private and corporate aircraft operators, the agency said on Friday. The agency had proposed the “Large Aircraft Security Program” in 2008, suggesting operators of GA aircraft that weigh more than 12,500 pounds should be required to implement security programs, vet their crews and check passengers against federal watch lists.More
The NTSB Monday called on the FAA to prohibit commercial flights of all kinds that secure passengers without quick-release mechanisms. The agency’s urgent safety recommendation followed the FAA’s announcement on Friday to prohibit so-called doors-off helicopter tour flights unless quick-release harnesses are available for passenger restraint.More
Two Cirrus aircraft collided at Florida’s Palatka Airport last week and although both airplanes were substantially damaged, no one was injured. Initial reports indicate that neither aircraft deployed the CAPS parachute system and the collision appeared to have occurred close or over the runway on short final. A news photo showed that the aircraft came to rest near the runway, with one on top of the other. One of the accident airplanes was an SR-22, the second an SR-20. The accident occurred on March 16, around 11 a.m., according to authorities.More
This weekend, a Qantas 787-9 will fly the first-ever nonstop airline route from Australia to Europe, traveling from Perth to London. The jet will carry 236 passengers on the trip, covering 7,775 NM... More
Although electric airplanes still inhabit a regulatory backwater, Slovenian-based Pipistrel Aircraft is boosting its production of battery-powered trainers and reports a 50-50 split between... More
The cargo door of an Antonov An-12, a Soviet-era cargo plane, loaded with nine metric tons of gold broke open as the aircraft took off from Yakutsk in East Siberia. The aircrafts door... More
Aerospace has always been a boom-bust business, but following the economic downturn of 2008, the robust upswing has proven elusive, primarily because there are simply too many airplanes available... More
A low-flying plane over an Ohio high school caused concern Thursday afternoon, according to Cincinnati news station WLWT. After an exhaustive investigation, we determined there is no... More
The FAA said Friday that it's restricting helicopter operators from offering so-called doors-off tours unless the passengers are equipped with quick-release harnesses. The announcement came five... More
The NTSB issued a Safety Alert on Friday reminding general aviation pilots they should calculate weight and balance before every flight. Between 2008 and 2016, the board said, incorrect or... More
Florence Shutsy Reynolds of Connellsville, Penn., passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at home. She was 95. She took a Civilian Pilot Training Program at her local airport in... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
Good communication and reasonable expectations are essentials when it comes to working with the maintenance tech who cares for your aircraft. More
With needle, ball and a hell of a lot of guts, a bunch of guys flying beat-up C-47s won the first round of the cold war. It was the most challenging IFR flying imaginable with equipment generously described as primitive. On this classic reprint... More
San Antonio, TX (February 20, 2018) TALCO Aviation Corporation announced today has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RAJAY Parts, LLC, the leading general aviation turbocharging company focused on supporting thousands of aircraft currently operating a legendary RAJAY(R) system.
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics to Distribute StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet Ground Power Units
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced it has signed an agreement with Aviation Battery Systems, LLC to distribute the company's StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet ground power units and accessories.
Bye Aerospace, an aerospace company applying innovative electric and solar-electric propulsion technologies to aviation markets, today announced it has successfully closed its latest round of funding.
What could be better than flying a taildragger down low and snapping photos of antelope? More
Deon Mitton sent us this beautiful shot of a Kodiak and a Beaver in formation taking a fun flight. This amazing photo happened at the 2017 Sun 'n Fun Seaplane fly-in in Tavares, near Orlando FL.