New RV Airshow Team Formed »

New RV Airshow Team Formed

Although its team members have been flying airshows together for more than five years, the Lightning Formation Airshows Team was officially formed just this December. The team performs with eight RV aircraft, featuring a six-ship core with two solo aircraft.


Distracted Flying Cited In Landing Accident »

Distracted Flying Cited In Landing Accident

Distracted flying has been cited in the dynamic rollover of a light helicopter in Ireland in July. The country’s Air Accidents Investigations Unit said the pilot of an Enstrom 280FX helicopter was landing on a beach near Ardfert when his cellphone, which was mounted on the control panel, rang.


FAA Cracks Down On Illegal Charters »

FAA Cracks Down On Illegal Charters

An Oklahoma helicopter company has been fined more than $50,000 for dodging FAA regulations and illegally chartering fixed-wing aircraft. Interstate Helicopters and its owner James Paul Johnson were caught in an FAA enforcement effort to curb illegal charters.


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Industry Round-up, December 7, 2018 »

This week, AVweb’s news roundup found stories about an FBO taking reservations for the Super Bowl, a new aviation search engine, a conservation organization looking for volunteers and a push... More

Report Cites Maintenance Issues In Fatal KC-130 Crash »

The inflight breakup of a U.S. Marine Corps-operated KC-130T on July 10, 2017, was the result of “deficiencies in the propeller blade overhaul process,” according to a report released by... More

Southwest 737 Overruns Runway »

Southwest Airlines Flight 278 slid off the end of the runway while landing at California’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) at 9:05 am local time on Thursday. According to a statement issued by... More

Boeing Enters Composite Recycling Partnership »

Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre have announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite materials from 11 Boeing airplane manufacturing sites. According to Boeing, the recycled carbon... More

C-130, F/A-18 Collide Off Japan (Updated) »

One Marine Corps servicemember is dead and five others missing after the collision of a KC-130J Hercules and an F/A-18D Hornet during a refueling exercise off the coast of Japan. A seventh... More

County Vote Forecasts Airport Closure »

The path is now clear for the proposed closure of San Jose, California’s Reid-Hillview airport (RHV) after a 3-2 vote by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday against... More

21-Hornet Flypast At Bush Interment »

Rather than a 21-gun salute, the Navy’s planned tribute to the late President George H.W. Bush could be called a 21-top-gun salute. More

uAvionix ADS-B Patent Application Accepted »

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has accepted the patent application for uAvionix’s “Aircraft Navigation Light ADS-B Radio,” according to an announcement from... More



Accident Probe: Fly The Airplane

Accident Probe: Fly The Airplane »

Fly personal airplanes long enough and you’ll eventually have to deal with an open door or window. Usually it’s a cabin entry door that someone forgot to fully latch. Usually. Sometimes it’s a baggage door, and there goes your... More


A Set Of Pet Peeves

A Set Of Pet Peeves »

I’ve been flying for more than a few years and during that time I have observed some piloting that could use some correction. So, here in brief are a few of the activities that I would like to change… if I were king. More


Pilot Age—Just A Number?

Pilot Age—Just A Number? »

Advancing age has its benefits when it comes to flying—wisdom and experience are two, and perhaps greater financial security to allow us to indulge our aviation passion. But despite increasing longevity, much as we fancy achieving the ripe... More


Press Releases

Parliamentary Group on General Aviation urges Minister to bring 'Church Bell' and 'Live Music' protection to Britain's Airfields.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has called upon the Housing and Planning Minister to provide airfields with the same level of retrospective protection as churches, live music venues and farms.


Priority positioning is just one of the many pre- and post-game services that Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is offering to owners and operators who make early reservations at its Atlanta Cobb County FBO location for the Big Game.

AeroSearcher Launches Aviation Search Engine With More Aircraft, Jobs and Products Thank Any Other Single Aviation Source

AeroSearcher has launched a one-of-a-kind search engine that indexes and makes searchable more results in each aviation search type than any where else on the web. The service focuses on three aviation search types: aircraft for sale, aviation jobs, and aviation parts and products.