Twin Mustang Might Make AirVenture »

Twin Mustang Might Make AirVenture

One of the most unusual and intriguing aircraft to fly for the Air Force might make an appearance at AirVenture 2018. Aircraft restorer Tom Reilly says he’s close to flying his XP-82, the so-called Twin Mustang that was built as a long-range bomber escort at the end of the war.

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Textron Shifts Focus On Cessna Pilot Centers »

Textron Shifts Focus On Cessna Pilot Centers

Textron is in the process of restructuring its Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) network, including cutting back on the number of CPCs and putting more focus on its Cessna Flight Training System digital interactive flight-training curriculum.

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Industry Round-up: May 25, 2018 »

This week, announcements have come in about special Aircraft Spruce Oshkosh deliveries, a new quick drain oil valve from Curtis Superior Valve Co., approval for expanded facilities for All In... More

ERAU Student Killed In Cessna 140 Crash »

Embry-Riddle-Daytona student Nandish Patel, 22, was killed in the crash of a Cessna 140 at Spruce Creek Fly-In private airport (7FL6) in Port Orange, Florida, on Tuesday evening. Also on board the... More

Diamond Flies New Aerobatic Trainer »

The Diamond DART-550 aerobatic trainer has successfully completed its first flight, the company announced on Thursday. The flight consisted of a short-field takeoff demonstration, several low... More

Leesburg To Resume Remote Tower Testing »

Virginia’s Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) will once again be testing its remote air traffic control system this summer. The remote tower, which is staffed by off-site controllers using an... More

No Help For EU Pilot Shortage »

As in the U.S., a looming pilot shortage in Europe is on the horizon, but little is being done to fix it, according to a research paper published by AeroProfessional, an international aviation... More

Workhorse Seeks FAA Approval For SureFly VTOL Hybrid »

Electric delivery vehicle company Workhorse, which recently began untethered flight testing of its hybrid-powered SureFly VTOL, is seeking full FAA type approval for the aircraft, Workhorse CEO... More

AirVenture Roster Expands »

EAA continues to work on filling every day of this summer’s AirVenture with attractions for pilots, and over the last week or two a number of new events and appearances have been announced.... More

GAMA Announces Aviation Design Challenge Winners »

As the winners of this year’s Aviation Design Challenge, four students and their teacher from Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, New York, will be traveling to... More

 

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Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down

Initial Pilot Certification Passing Rates Trending Down »

As an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), I’ve felt like my pass rate on practical tests has been declining over the last couple of years. It started as a gut feeling, but then I compared my recent numbers with my pass rate from a few years... More

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The Day My Tablet Died

The Day My Tablet Died »

Many pilots are placing more reliance on the Electronic Flight Bag. This requires that we become aware of its foibles as well as its magic. More

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Pick Up Your Aircraft Spruce Orders at Our Booth: 2018 Oshkosh AirVenture

Place your order over $100 online or by phone and pick up at The AirVenture Show Oshkosh in our booth. Orders for pick up must be placed by noon Monday July 16th EST and they will be brought to the show on our truck at no additional cost to you.

Curtis Superior Valve Co. Inc. Receives FAA PMA Approval for CCB-38000 Quick Drain Valve

Curtis Superior Valve Co. Inc. is proud to announce that they have received FAA PMA approval for the CCB-38000 low profile, aluminum oil quick drain valve. This drain valve fits most Lycoming engines

Request For Interest For Aeronautical Development At Several Locations On The Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport

A Request for Interest will be issued on May 15, 2018 for the lease and development of four separate parcels located on the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (“Airport”) in Santa Rosa, California; three parcels are designated for aeronautical use and one parcel for either aeronautical or non-aeronautical use.