Podcast: Niloofar Rahmani, Afghan Woman Pilot Pioneer

Niloofar Rahmani, Afghan Woman Pilot Pioneer »

The most improbable hands to ever handle the controls of an airplane belong to Niloofar Rahmani. She was born in Afghanistan just as the Soviet Union was departing her country as the repressive Taliban became dominant. A captain in the Afghan Air Force, she was the first woman in the country's history to become a pilot. Rahmani spoke at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring this week. AVweb recorded this exclusive podcast with her during the show. More

Podcast: Flight Design General Aviation Revives C4

Flight Design General Aviation Revives C4 »

Now that itís out of receivership and ramping up production, Flight Design General Aviation is turning its attention to the long-awaited C4 certified four-place aircraft. But as time has marched forward since the airplane was announced eight years ago, so has technology. At the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, AVweb got the details in this exclusive podcast. More

NBAA:Used Jet Sales Remain Strong

NBAA:Used Jet Sales Remain Strong »

With sales of new business aircraft relatively flat, the used market has been enjoying a burst of activity for almost two years and may improve further as the economy gains steam, says Matt Huff of Ogara Jets, an Atlanta-based brokerage. AVweb interviewed Huff at NBAA in Las Vegas for this exclusive podcast. More

Podcast: Alsim Opens North American Office

Alsim Opens North American Office »

Alsim has been making flight simulators in France for 24 years and has sold dozens of flight training devices in North America. To better serve that market, it's opened an office in Austin, Texas. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the new manager of the North American operation, Scott Firsing. More

ATC Fight Dominates NBAA

ATC Fight Dominates NBAA »

The NBAA-BACE convention in Las Vegas has become the rallying point for opposition to the move in Congress to privatize air traffic control. NBAA President Ed Bolen explains how individuals can help. More

FlightAware's New Plan »

When Daniel Baker and his flying friends conceived FlightAware 12 years ago, they couldn't have imagined how important it has become to worldwide aviation. Founder and CEO Daniel Baker describes the journey. More

A Silver Lining For Bombardier?

A Silver Lining For Bombardier? »

It's been called absurd by Bombardier and the Canadian government and aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia agrees that the 300 percent import duties proposed against CSeries airliners by the U.S. Commerce Department are unprecedented. He also told AVweb's Russ Niles the crushing penalties may actually help Bombardier. More

Voice Of Reno Optimistic About Future

Voice Of Reno Optimistic About Future »

Danny Clisham has been calling the World Championship Air Races in Reno for more than 35 years and he's as excited about them now as he was when he started. Clisham says a new generation of race pilots will continue the tradition of using the latest technology to squeeze ever more speed out of machines that were conceived decades before they were born. He spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at Reno. More

Sebring On The Mend

Sebring On The Mend »

When it looked like his airport might be hit by Hurricane Irma, Sebring Airport Executive Director Mike Willingham said he and his staff put into action a long established emergency plan that he credits with preventing injuries and speeding recovery efforts. To be sure, there is plenty of damage, but Sebring will be ready to host the Sport Aviation Expo in January. More

Podcast: How To Help In Florida And Texas

How To Help In Florida And Texas »

The impulse is to help and pilots have the tools to do a tremendous amount of good in crisis situations but they can also do a lot of harm. Air Care Alliance President Rol Murrow spoke with AVweb about how to really use your skills and equipment to help out. More