Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed in the crash of a chartered Sikorsky S-76B helicopter on Jan. 26, 2020. This high-profile crash, which killed his daughter Gianna and seven others, is causing a re-examination of how Part 135 helicopters are operated. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli examines the risks.
Anyone who has visited Oshkosh has heard the unique exhaust song of the Rolls-Royce Merlin. Nearly 150,000 of these iconic 12-cylinder engines...
There's a reason why propellers are recommended for overhaul by service hours and calendar time, but they're often one of the most neglected systems on the aircraft. In this video, Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano tours Sensenich Propeller Services in Gainesville, Georgia to see how it's done.
Diamond Aircraft builds composite airplanes in two factories, one in Austria and one in London, Ontario. In this long-form video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli reports on how the Ontario plant turns out the DA40 single--both the Lycoming and Austro diesel versions--and the impressive DA62 twin.
Daher's TBM is known to be blazing fast, the perfect airplane for this fun Top Gun spoof by Daniel Streit, including fabulous Swiss mountain scenery, a motorcycle clip and the unforgettable Ghostrider tower flyby. Featured here with permission of the author.
For 2020, the Cirrus Vision Jet has a few sizable changes including RVSM compliance for a 31,000-foot operating ceiling, increased payload, a 1200-mile max range, Safe Return Emergency Autoland (which is currently being certified and to be standard equipment), plus autothrottle. Here's a video report on the airplane.
In our last AVweb episode, we made a hash of explaining how you actually can fly under Class C airspace without ADS-B....
Beginning next week, pilots will need ADS-B if they want to fly in certain U.S. airspace. In case you didn't get it...
The uAvionix skyBeacon ADS-B Out device may be the easiest way to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate. In this previously published video, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano reports on the details of the installation.
Cirrus has had great success in retail high performance aircraft market, but now it hopes to break into the training segment with a new airplane called the TRAC. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli recently flew with Ivy Mciver from Cirrus to wring the airplane out.