Videos

Flying The Mooney Acclaim: The Fastest Piston Single »

Mooney has re-tooled the Acclaim in the Acclaim Ultra, making it the fastest certified piston single in the world. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took the airplane for a test flight with Mooney's Lee Drumheller. And yes, it goes as fast as the book claims it does. More

ADS-B Installation Field Report »

With the Jan. 1, 2020, ADS-B equipage mandate quickly approaching, Aviation Consumer magazine is kicking up its field reporting on ADS-B installations. We'll be visiting with busy shops throughout the country—the folks on the front line—to learn about buying patterns, scheduling backlog and other tidbits to help readers with the buying decision. In this video, Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano spent some time with Brian Wolfe at NexAir Avionics, a busy shop located outside of Boston, Massachusetts. More

The Strange But True Story Of The Cornfield Bomber »

AVweb blogger Paul Berge recently observed--only half in jest--that an airplane would land itself if left unattended. It has happened, as this AVweb classic video shows. The incident, which occurred in 1970, has become known as the Cornfield Bomber. After the pilot ejected because he couldn't recover from a flat spin, the airplane righted itself and landed in a cornfield. It was recovered, repaired and flew again. This video details one of the most bizarre incidents in aviation history. More

Flight Bag Roundup »

The pilot's flight bag has gotten smaller over the years and in a market flooded with compact flight totes, four bags—all with different styling—survived our long-term evaluation and earned our critical praise. In this video, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano offers a close look at four favorites on the Aviation Consumer evaluation bench. More

Why Light Sport Airplanes Suffer So Many Crashes »

Light sport airplanes were supposed to be a cheaper alternative to certified aircraft and they are. But AVweb's look at the accident record of these airplanes confirms what many skeptics worried about: They suffer more crashes than standard category aircraft. This video explains why. More

Cessna T206H HD Stationair Demo »

Cessna's load-hauling 206-series Stationair has always been a working pilot's airplane. With an increase in useful load, Garmin's G1000 NXi integrated avionics, leather seating and a cowling design that helps manage engine heat, the 2018 T206H HD is the flagship product in Textron Aviation's single-engine Cessna piston lineup. More

In-Depth Tour: Douglas A-26 »

Developed during World War II as a medium bomber, the Douglas-built A-26 entered service late in the war. But it also saw service in Vietnam, where it was prized for interdiction missions on the Ho Chi Minh trail. The only airworthy A-26 was on display at AirVenture 2018 and J.R. Hoffman gave AVweb's Baxter Van West and Ashley Anglisano a walkaround/cockpit tour. This A-26 is a On Mark Engineering-modified aircraft that was used in Vietnam, and is equipped with modern avionics, including ADS-B. More

Appareo's New Stratus 3 ADS-B »

The popular Stratus portable ADS-B receiver—now the Stratus 3—has turned the page and finally has an architecture that works with more apps, has a smart battery feature and new price point. Larry Anglisano caught up with Appareo Systems' Kris Garberg at AirVenture 2018 for an overview of the device. More

Dynon's New Pocket EFIS And ADS-B Receiver »

At AirVenture 2018, Dynon introduced two new products, both bargain priced. The D3 is the latest iteration of the company's pocket EFIS and the DRX is a budget dual-band ADS-B in receiver. More