The aviation event that was the eclipse of Aug. 21 appears to have gone off with barely a hitch and so far our inexhaustive search for mayhem has found but one relatively minor incident possibly related to eclipse flights.More
If you have comments, questions or suggestions regarding the FAA’s recent Emergency Airworthiness Directive now in effect for hundreds of Lycoming engines, the FAA is ready to hear from you. The AD, which was published on Aug. 10 and officially took effect Aug. 15, went straight to Final Rule, meaning there was no prior public discussion. But aircraft owners and other interested parties still are welcome to weigh in. “We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this final rule,” the FAA says.More
Lisa Aeronautics has started flying the second-generation prototype of its sleek Akoya, a multi-surface, would-be LSA. The Akoya is designed to take off and land on runways, water or snow. The most visible change to the new airplane, PS1—for Pre-Series 1, replacing the Pre-Series 0 aircraft—is in the seafoils, which are two canard-like wings extending downward near the cockpit for water stability.More
Pilots from across the West Coast flocked to central Oregon Monday to watch the first solar eclipse to cross the continental United States since 1979. At Albany Municipal Airport, the approximately... More
Aug. 21 will likely go down in history as one of the most interesting for pilots, the FAA and airports across a middle swath of the country that will include the path of totality for a solar... More
The pilot of a homebuilt Wheeler Express was killed when the engine reportedly sputtered in the traffic pattern, and the aircraft subsequently crashed in rugged terrain about a mile... More
The FAA has made operational changes at San Francisco International Airport in response to last months aborted landing by an Air Canada A320, the Bay Area News Group reported on Tuesday. The... More
If youre planning to fly toward the path of totality to view Mondays coming solar eclipse, you wont be alone. The FAA says several airports located in the path said they are... More
August is traditionally vacation month for many U.S. families, so in case you find yourself with some extra time or maybe a rainy day at the beach, you can be prepared by downloading a broad... More
Doc, the beautifully restored B-29 based in Wichita, made a lot of new friends last month with a full week of appearances and flights at EAA AirVenture so Docs Friends, the nonprofit... More
The San Jose Mercury News, one of the first news outlets to report on the story of the Air Canada near-miss in San Francisco last month, said in an editorial this week that the FAA has... More
Flying pipeline patrol seems easy enoughjust fly level while looking out of the window. The reality is far more complicated and challenging. More
With more companies writing aviation insurance, its a buyers market. Premiums are at historic lows and a wide range of coverage is available. More
My daughter and I flew back from AirVenture on the last day of the show. While flying over eastern Iowa and monitoring 122.80 we heard the following conversation that we assumed was between a couple of crop dusters Pilot 1: "Hey XXX did you make it to Oshkosh this year? Pilot 2: "Yeah, we got over there on Tuesday. The weather was perfect! Pilot 1: "Yeah, I was talking to YYY and he said he had so much fun there that if he died and went to... More
Skytech, Inc. has recently completed their first installation of the new Advent Aircraft System, Inc. Anti-skid Braking System (eABS) on a Pilatus PC-12 NG.
Christopher Cooper to help lead Mercury Air Group subsidiary as consolidation hits aviation fuel market
Airforms, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received EASA Approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that allows the replacement of the standard AN5 wheel bolts and hardware on Caravan main wheels with high strength Mil-Spec bolts and hardware.
The SF50 Vision Jet does just what Cirrus says it would. Buyers, I'm sure, will swoon. But what's next? More
Who doesn't like a nice sunset? We get lots of sunset pictures and while we use some, you won't find any getting a coveted AVweb hat. Just so you know, we like pictures of airplanes and Tim Austin got a beauty at AirVenture with this one. Thanks, Tim.