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How to Prevent Another Kobe Bryant-type Accident

Let's be honest: We wouldn't be talking about the Kobe Bryant crash unless it involved a celebrity, but it did, so let's capitalize on it to prevent another one. In this AVweb vodcast, Paul Bertorelli interviews Bruce Landsberg of the NTSB and Jim Viola of Helicopter Association International, a rotary wing trade group.
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Mid-Continent’s New Flex Replacement/Upgrade Instruments (Revised)

Beech may have never envisioned that the venerable King Air would be flying more than half a century after it first appeared,...
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Best of the Web: Flyin’ to the Fishin’

As winter enters its last chilly month, winter sports are in full flight, especially the one featured in this thoughtfully shot video...
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How A Split Second Wrong Decision Caused the Kobe Bryant Fatal Crash

The NTSB recently announced the probable cause of the Kobe Bryant fatal helicopter crash was the pilot's flawed decision to continue visual...
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How This Illustration Fueled My Obsession With The Bell X-1

The Bell X-1 is one of aviation history's most important—and interesting—aircraft. Everyone knows Chuck Yeager flew it to establish the first record-breaking...
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Second Look: Propeller Overhaul Shop Tour

There's a reason why propellers are recommended to be overhauled by service hours and calendar time, but they're often one of the...
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Insurance Roundtable

After years of soft premiums, the insurance market is turning harder. That means higher rates and insurability issues for aging pilots. Plus, your choice of aircraft can have serious ramifications for the cost and type of insurance coverage you can get—if you can even get the coverage you need. In this long-form video, Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano discusses the issues with three insurance professionals.
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Best Of The Web: Escape Slides

Nobody thinks much about aircraft escape slides unless and until they’re needed. And then they think about little else. If an airliner...
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How To Fly The Pattern Without Making An $#@ Of Yourself.

For some reason, pilots often make a hash of flying the traffic pattern with especially nasty arguments over straight-in approaches. In this...
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Second Look: Cirrus TRAC Trainer

Cirrus is not known for being a major player in training, but a year ago, it announced the new TRAC version of...

Remembering Mike Collins

Aviation editor and photographer Michael P. Collins died this week of covid-19. Todd Huvard remembers what made Mike one of the unsung greats.

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How to Prevent Another Kobe Bryant-type Accident

Let's be honest: We wouldn't be talking about the Kobe Bryant crash unless it involved a celebrity, but it did, so let's capitalize on it to prevent another one. In this AVweb vodcast, Paul Bertorelli interviews Bruce Landsberg of the NTSB and Jim Viola of Helicopter Association International, a rotary wing trade group.