Aerion Corporation, promoters of the AS2 12-seat, supersonic business jet concept, have partnered with Lockheed Martin to explore development and production feasibility for the project.More
The pilot of a Ryan Navion has been criminally indicted by a federal jury in Alaska in relation to the crash of a Ryan Navion that killed one person and injured him and two others in 2014.More
BAE Systems and the University of Manchester have flown a stealthy drone that has no moveable control surfaces and therefore does not change shape at all in flight.More
NASA says its engineers reached a major milestone this week, successfully testing the battery system that will power the all-electric X-plane expected to take flight next year. This was an... More
The operator of a drone that collided with a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter in September didnt see the aircraft because he was flying the drone beyond visual range, the NTSB said on... More
There have been no reported fatalities in the crash of a regional airliner in northern Saskatchewan in Canada on Wednesday. More
Blue Origin, the company funded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos thats working to develop sub-orbital space tourism, successfully launched a rocket from a west Texas site on Tuesday. The... More
Faced with continuing delays in the development of the new Silvercrest jet engine from Safran, Dassault Aviation said on Wednesday the Falcon 5X program is cancelled. It will be replaced by a new... More
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has received a $1 million federal grant to establish a new aviation and engineering research center in Florida, the school announced this week. The money will... More
A Texas pilot has admitted to intentionally ditching his recently purchased Beech Baron in the Gulf of Mexico for the insurance money. More
The FAA has responded to recent complaints from AOPA and others about rising costs and limited access at some FBOs at public-use airports, issuing a document that aims to clarify the issues. The... More
Portable comm transceivers generally serve as a no-nonsense backup when the panel comm or electrical system quits. But Icom is betting big in market acceptance and price tolerance with its new A25N, which has the most advanced feature set of any... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
We were in a long holding pattern at STL on a typical bad day there. Approach Control gave a direct clearance to another aircraft and canceled his hold Pilot: "Roger, cleared direct; you read my mind. Anonymous voice: "It was a short book. Tom Wilson 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.
Fuel management or lack thereof is a persistent problem. More
We say it every time we get a batch of photos of airplanes sitting on the ground: airplanes were meant to fly. Having said that, there are some nice ramp pix here but even though it's low resolution (we like 1-3 meg files) the Stearman and smoke was the best of the batch this week. Rod Hoctor contributed the winner.
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