Number of fatal accidents in homebuilts ticks up

General Aviation News For the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2022, the FAA reported there were 56 fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft over the preceding 12 months, including 39 in amateur-built aircraft. That compares to 42 total accidents — 33 in...

Preparing pilots for spatial disorientation

General Aviation News At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, students get the chance to experience spatial disorientation in a safe space in the university’s new Spatial Disorientation Laboratory. Read More

Top Letters And Comments, November 25, 2022

AVweb Entry-Level Travel One big advantage of owning vs. renting is the ability to take your time. With renting there’s the added pressure of having to return the airplane for the next renter. If weather threatens the expense of returning the plane late can push the...

Pilot Uninjured In Cirrus Jet CAPS Pull

AVweb A Florida pilot escaped with only wet feet after his Cirrus SF50 lost power shortly after takeoff from Indianapolis Regional Airport on Friday morning. Timothy Borrup, 54, told local authorities the plane’s single jet engine faltered during the initial climbout...

Deadline extended for General Aviation Awards

General Aviation News The deadline has been extended to Dec. 31, 2022, to nominate someone for CFI of the Year, Maintenance Technician of the Year, or FAASTeam Representative of the Year. You can even nominate yourself. Read More
Switching Careers Late in Life, Part 2

Switching Careers Late in Life, Part 2

FLYING Magazine What’s it like to go from the operating theater to the flight deck? We share the rest of the story, which we started last week in “V1 Rotate: Making the Switch,” as we join FLYING columnist Dick Karl as he explains to Sam Weigel how he made the...