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Pipistrel's Velis, the first certified electric airplane, is a technical tour de force. But its legs are far too short to make a realistic player in the U.S. market.

Best Of The Web: A Great Save Documented

The sands of time have all but buried one of the great aircraft saves of all time: Reeve Aleutian Flight 8. This week’s Best...

AVweb Classic: Reviewing The Cirrus CAPS Record

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Best Of The Web: Pilot Sucked Out Of Airplane

A YouTube video widely derided as a pilot faking an engine failure so he could bail out of his stricken airplane was in fact...

Best Of The Web: Postcrash Advice On Survival Gear

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Why Electric Airplanes Face Such A Tough Haul: Joby Edition

Electric airplanes are coming at us a mile a minute with claims that seem to defy the laws of physics and maybe even Ohm's...

How the Webb Space Telescope Will Unlimber Itself

If all goes as planned, the world's most ambitious telescope—not just space telescope but any telescope—will launch this week on an Arianspace booster from...

KITPLANES Video: Learn To Love Step Drilling

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