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.

American Pilots Ask Boeing For Sim Time

American Airlines pilots have asked a second time for access to Boeing’s 737 MAX simulators after their first request, made through the airline, was rejected by Boeing. Dan Carey, the outgoing president...

House Panel Recommends Aviation Workforce Programs

The House Appropriations Committee has voted to fund two programs to develop high school STEM training that would also support aviation technician training, a jobs segment that’s suffering chronic shortages according to the FAA and major aerospace manufacturers. Both programs have been widely supported by the aerospace industry.

4th Annual WAA Safety Day 2019

Aviation Consumer Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of Belvoir Media Group’s Aviation Division Larry Anglisano, five-time Space Shuttle commander Jim Wetherbee and FAASTeam Manager Ben Struck will speak at the 4th Annual Westchester Aviation Association’s (WAA) General Aviation safety conference on the evening of June 4, 2019, in Tarrytown, New York.

Alsim AL172 Receives AATD Approval

Alsim announced on Wednesday that the FAA has approved its AL172 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). According to the company, several of the simulators are already in use in the U.S. at Liberty University flight training affiliates Cirrus Aviation and Paragon Flight Training with two more scheduled to be installed at Kent State University’s Aeronautics Academic Center in August 2019.


Its been nine years since the University of North Dakota Flying Team won the SAFECON competition, but dont let that under-represent the teams stellar track record. It has placed first or second in 30 of the last 36 competitions, hosted by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA).
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Bye Aerospace’s eFlyer Electric Trainer

Bye Aerospace's new Eflyer electric trainer is just embarking on early test flights. AVweb recently visited the company's Denver-based factory and had a look at the new airplane. The company says it will be certified in about two years.

Some Myths Just Dont Fly

But one that does is that some people will toss wet cement on your dreams of being an aviator. Just get a higher-limit VISA and ignore them.

Industry Round-up, May 17, 2019

AVwebs weekly news roundup found reports on an STC for a King Air autothrottle, FAA-PMA approval for Nicrocraft Cirrus SR22 heat exchanger and muffler, discounts for certain FlightSimExpo attendees and a simulator sponsorship for US Aviation Academy. It also uncovered announcements of a new owner for Ft. Langley Air, a sales director appointment at DAES, a partnership to build sustainable landing spots and new flight playback software at Ryanair.

GAMA Names Aviation Design Challenge Winners

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced Hayesville High School as the winner of its 2019 Aviation Design Challenge competition. As their prize, four students, one teacher, and one chaperone from the Hayesville, North Carolina, high school will be taking an all-expenses-paid trip to help build an airplane at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, from June 10 to June 22.

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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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