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Picture of the Week, May 30, 2019

I took this with my iPhone Xs this week from a Lancair Legacy - on the right is a Glasair III and another Lancair Legacy. We were practicing formation work just north of Phoenix, for the Sport Class Pylon Racing School as part of the Reno Air Races. Copyrighted photo by Rob Huntington.

Truth In Icing

There are a lot of myths and rationalizations about airframe icing. Lets set some of them straight.
Aviation Safety Accident Bulletin

General Aviation Accident Bulletin

Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents.

Short Final: Slow Down

Battling 25-knot headwinds, northbound into Atlantas DeKalb-Peachtree, ATC gave clearance to both my Mooney Ovation and a nearby Bonanza...

Top Letters And Comments, May 24, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about electric aircraft, word choice and getting along with airport neighbors.

The Pilots Lounge #146: Your First Line of Insurance Defense

The reality is that we cant spend every second flying in hyper-alert mode dodging unknown and unnamed dangers coming at us in full stealth mode so that we avoid any risk of an accident. What we can do is decide that flying precisely and knowing our airplane is a point of pride as a pilot.

Catching A Wave

Whether its life-threatening, alarming or merely annoying, turbulence remains a concern, not the least because it cant be seen directly and is one of the less-predictable weather hazards.

General Aviation Accident Bulletin

Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents.

Short Final: Falling People

A few months ago, I was with Atlanta Center when I heard the controller and a pilot doing parachute jumping operations...

Top Letters And Comments, May 17, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about hangars, electric aircraft, new facilities at John Wayne Airport, the Boeing 737 MAX and the retirement of Honeywell's Convair 580.

AVweb Insider

Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

Daher's factory in Tarbes, France, is one of the most modern aerospace facilities in the world. In this long-form video, AVweb explains...