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Best Of The Web: Ode To An Otter

I've got a little stick time in a Twin Otter, throwing skydivers out the back door. I've got a lot more time sitting in...

Where The Rubber Meets The Runway

I got my introduction to how slick a rubber-contaminated runway can be at New York’s JFK airport one misty Saturday morning. I was based...

Best Of The Web: How The Rolls-Royce Merlin Became A World Beater Engine

If you've attended AirVenture or any of the other major airshows, you've heard it. You could identify its sound with your eyes closed. "It"...

Best Of The Web: Why Wingsuits Are Flight As Pure As It Gets

I think most people have a recurring dream or two. One of mine is that I’m able to fly by simply extending my arms...

2022: The Year in Pictures

Over the course of a typical news year, AVweb readers send us thousands of photos of airplanes, flight operations and airshows. Here's a compendium...

Apollo 8 Remembered

When Time placed Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders on its cover as Men of the Year, it soon followed...

NASA Retires 747 SOFIA Airborne Observatory

Before there was a James Webb Space Telescope, there was a SOFIA—Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy. This ambitious project, launched in 2010, consisted of...

Best Of The Web: A Tour Of The Orion Capsule

Fresh from its 25-day successful mission around the moon, the Orion spacecraft's maiden voyage apparently went off without a hitch. In addition to systems...

AVweb Rewind: How To Fly The Pattern Without Making An A%$&# of Yourself

In a moment of utter insanity, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli thought he could actually produce an 11-minute animated video. This unfortunate jumble of pixels is...

In His Own Words: Thomas Hudner

In this Living History video recorded before his death in 2017, Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas Hudner Jr. talks about his experiences during the...
The FAA recently relaxed some cardiac data requirements and some say it's because COVID vaccinations have caused such widespread heart damage.

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Best Of The Web: Ode To An Otter

I've got a little stick time in a Twin Otter, throwing skydivers out the back door. I've got a lot more time sitting in...