The Civil Air Patrol says it can take days for pilots to be found after an off airport forced landing, but Jim O’Donnell had the first emergency vehicle on scene before he came to a stop after landing his Cessna P206 on the Sunrise Highway in Suffolk County, New York. Shortly after takeoff from Brookhaven Airport, en route to Eagles Nest New Jersey, O’Donnell’s P206 experienced unspecified mechanical problems.More
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will travel to Anchorage, Alaska, for a hearing on the crash of Ravn Connect Flight 3153 in October 2016. Flight 3153 was a Cessna Caravan traveling from Quinhagak to Togiak carrying one passenger and two pilots that impacted rocky terrain near Togiak killing all aboard. This is the first NTSB hearing held outside Washington, D.C., in over 20 years.More
Icon has started to deliver airplanes to customers and let them “take them home and fly them wherever they want,” the company said in its annual newsletter, issued on Tuesday. The first deliveries, completed in June and July, went to owners in Seattle, Montana and California. To support these A5s out in the field, Icon said it has trained authorized maintainers at the home airports of the delivered aircraft. “We are continuing to grow the third-party partner network to service upcoming deliveries that aren't near factory service centers, currently in Vacaville and Tampa,” Icon said.More
ForeFlight is now offering an ADS-B In device thats compatible with its flight-planning app for $199, the company said this week. The unit, developed in collaboration with uAvionix, is small... More
Lycoming issued a Mandatory Service Bulletin on Monday that requires owners and operators of its engines to check them for connecting rods that contain bushings that do not meet Lycoming... More
While two other autopilot manufacturersTruTrak and Triohave been racing to earn STCs for their experimental autopilots before AirVenture, Garmin introduced not one but two new systems... More
Pilot Vlado Lenoch, 64, of Illinois, and his passenger, Bethany Root, 34, of Kansas, died about 10:30 Sunday morning when the P-51 Mustang Baby Duck they were flying crashed in Kansas,... More
The Global Super Tanker, a converted 747 designed to fight wildfires, has been grounded in California even as fires rage, and its operators say its because of red tape imposed by... More
Nav Canada, the nonprofit corporation responsible for air traffic control in Canada and over the North Atlantic, said Sunday it had restored its automated flight planning system after the main... More
One of the most influential members of the so-called GA Caucus in Congress recently announced his support for privatization of air traffic control as a vote looms next week on the bill that would... More
An air force pilot in Belarus may have had some explaining to do after he ejected from his MiG-29 during a fiery failed takeoff attempt. More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
Although pricey, composite props offer reduced weight and vibration, very long blade life and may increase airplane performance. More
Heard over rural Massachusetts Cherokee XYZ (tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ five miles northeast of Pittsfield at 3500 feet, requesting fight following to Kilo Oscar Romeo Delta. Silence: all on frequency were contemplating the Cherokee, a student pilot at the controls, attempting the impossibly long flight to Chicago and then penetrating the O'Hare airspace Cherokee XYZ (even more tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ six miles... 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.
There are simply more jet seats available than there are executives to fill them. Demand may catch up to supply by the mid-2020s. More
What a great trip. A bunch of Taylorcraft owners go together for a 3200 mile trip through the West and Mark Bowden shot this at Marble Canyon (L41). Nice picture, Mark and it looks like a great time.