Videos

HondaJet Flight Trial »

If you had around $4.8 million to spend on a new light jet, you might shop the Cessna Citation M2, the Embraer Phenom 100 and the HA-420 HondaJet. After earning Part 23 FAA certification in December 2015, Honda Aircraft Company has already delivered over 40 HondaJets and has spooled up production for a lot more deliveries. In this video, Honda Aircraft Company's manager of flight operation and demonstration discusses the aircraft's design, systems and performance. A flight trial report follows in the July 2017 issue of Aviation Consumer magazine. More

Griff's Giant Heavy Lift Drone »

Most people think of drones as annoying little buzzing quadcopters. Don't say that to the Griff Aviation Guardian, a 160-pound working drone that can lift its own weight and then some. At the AUVSI Xponential show in Dallas, Griff was showing a prototype and AVweb's Paul Bertorelli shot a video describing it More

Intel's Falcon 8+ Inspection Drone »

You may not have noticed, but computer chip maker Intel is big on drones. In this AVweb video shot at the AUVSI show in Dallas, Paul Bertorelli took a close look at Intel's Falcon 8+ inspection drone. It's selling to the North American market. More

Video: Drone Engine Technology »

BVLOS or beyond visual line of sight is a desperate goal for the drone industry. But LiPo batteries and tiny electric motors aren't going to do that. But there are plenty of engine makers out there working on hybrid and heavy fuel solutions. At AUVSI Exponential, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli looked at four examples. More

Video: Aerium's Cool Ornithopter Drone »

Scaring birds away from airports is a huge challenge. A Canadian company is doing it with a robotic Peregrine Falcon called the Robird. They showed the drone at AUVSI Xponential in Dallas. AVweb shot this video on the new product. More

Video: Stratux Do-It-Yourself ADS-B »

There's a parts kit that allows you to build your own ADS-B In receiver to get weather information from the FAA system. It gets traffic, too, but there is a disclaimer. More

What It's Like To Own A P-51 Mustang »

Hey, admit it: You'd own a P-51 Mustang if you could. In this AVweb video shot at Sun 'n Fun, P-51 owner Louis Horschel explains what's involved in P-51 ownership. If you think it involves money, you're right. More

Airbus A400M Tactical Transport »

The French Air Force's newest tactical transport aircraft, the A400M, has been touring the U.S. in support of the Patrouille de France's 2017 tour. AVweb spoke with aircraft commander Lt. Col. Benoit Paillard about the aircraft and its capabilities. More

Maule's Budget-Priced M4-180V »

At Sun 'n Fun 2017 in Lakeland, Florida, Maule Air was showing updated versions of its M-series aircraft, including the M4-180V S2, which is equipped with a 180-HP Lycoming O-360 engine, has Maule's signature cargo doors and is priced just shy of $200,000. In this video, Aviation Consumer editor took a look at the aircraft with Brent Maule. More

TKM's KX155 Radio Replacement »

Scottsdale, Arizona-based TKM avionics has been working on a direct slide-in replacement radio for the venerable King KX155 and KX165 navcomms. It brought the radio to Sun 'n Fun 2017 in Lakeland, Florida, where TKM's Vic Casebolt gave a demo to Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano. More