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Avionics sales top $1.3 billion so far in 2022

General Aviation News "It is encouraging to see sales continue to climb, up nearly 16% compared to the first six months of 2021, but we also must consider the inflationary pressures that could factor into that increase," said AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson. Read More read more

Clay Lacy breaks ground on $20 million FBO and maintenance facility at KOXC

General Aviation News The new FBO and maintenance facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) in Connecticut, is expected to be completed in the winter of 2023. Read More read more

Top Letters And Comments, August 12, 2022

AVweb Short Final: Soaring Not far from the USAF Academy was Black Forest Gliderport (now closed). One of my fondest aviation memories is a wave-soaring flight over Pikes Peak in the early ’80’s. Dressed in cold-weather gear and breathing from a diluter-demand oxygen mask, we released at 7,500 MSL and then soared the wave to 21,000 MSL. I have the barograph to prove it as well as a photo looking down on the cog railway station on top of Pikes Peak. We could have gone higher but ATC ... read more

AEA: Avionics Sales Rise For Eighth Quarter

AVweb Overall avionics sales have risen for the eight consecutive quarter, according to the recently released Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Avionics Market Report. AEA noted that sales for the second quarter of 2022 have risen 11.7-percent compared to the first quarter of the year and 19.9-percent compared to the same time period last year. Avionics sales for the year to date came in at $1.343 billion, representing a 15.8-percent increase in total sales over the first six months ... read more

Volato Launches Aircraft Management Program

FLYING Magazine Atlanta-based fractional jet company Volato has launched its aircraft management program after merging with Gulf Coast Aviation (GCA), a Houston-based aircraft management company that it purchased in March. Volato’s executive vice president of business development, Tom Chapman, said closing the acquisition and launching the management division was an “important milestone” for the company’s growth. While many companies try to trim overhead costs by reducing overlapping ... read more

Being Overlooked

FLYING Magazine Picture this: I am at my home airport. I just pulled my Ercoupe out of the hangar with my remote control tow bot, and while it sits on the ramp, I run back into the hangar to grab a few things.  When I returned, a small crowd of four had formed around my airplane. This is not uncommon. The Ercoupe is an eye-catching airplane that always gets a second look.  As the strangers marveled at the H-tail and bubble canopy, they turned to the first guy standing there and asked him ... read more

The ‘Spin Doctor’ and the Art of the Spin

FLYING Magazine As of this writing, the only pilot certificate in the U.S. that requires spin training is the initial CFI certificate. For private pilots, spin training consists of theory—what causes a spin, what to expect from the aircraft in a spin, and how to get out of the spin, per the instructions in the pilot’s operating handbook. The POHs of most light training aircraft reference the NASA-approved PARE technique. The acronym stands for: Power offAilerons neutralRudder in the ... read more

Racing a Storm Is Not the Best Choice

FLYING Magazine “Would you go to Hanover County, Virginia, and fly the Cub I just bought to my grass strip in southeastern Wisconsin?” A friend in need asked me—and I was happy to make the trip. “Sure.” So I flew commercial into Richmond where the seller picked me up, then introduced me to the prewar Piper J3L-65 Cub. She was original and in remarkably good shape, so I prepped her for the trip and slept on the FBO’s couch that night. We departed at dawn intending to complete the 600-mile ... read more

The 9 Most Beautiful GA Airplanes

Plane & Pilot Magazine It’s no secret that we pilots love airplanes, though the reasons why we do are, well, not so much mysterious as wide ranging and, at times, … Read More "The 9 Most Beautiful GA Airplanes" The post The 9 Most Beautiful GA Airplanes appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Preliminary report on fatal Las Vegas mid-air released

General Aviation News The mid-air crash that killed four people occurred just as both planes were landing at North Las Vegas Airport around noon. Read More read more

Hermeus Plans Engine Tests On Mach 5 Hypersonic Concept Aircraft

AVweb Hypersonic aircraft hopeful Hermeus reports it expects to complete several engine test runs by October for its “Quarterhorse” Mach 5 scaled testing concept aircraft. The turbine-based combined cycle engine, based on the venerable GE J85 jet, is part of the program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force in a $60 million 50/50 public-private investment agreement. From the USAF perspective, the deal focuses on capturing flight testing data with an eye toward future procurement ... read more

Aerodynamic stall on final fatal for pilot

General Aviation News The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed and the exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack during the airplane’s turn to final, resulting in an aerodynamic stall. Read More read more

2022 Air Race World Championship Series Canceled

FLYING Magazine The Air Race World Championship announced Friday it has canceled all three remaining races in its series for the rest of the year.  “We are extremely disappointed to announce that the Air Race World Championship will not be returning to the skies in 2022,” said a post on the organization’s Twitter account.  “Despite the tireless efforts and support of all of our race teams, specialist suppliers and partners, some of the challenges presented by COVID and further ... read more

We Fly: The JMB Aircraft VL-3

FLYING Magazine The 2022 EAA AirVenture event at Oshkosh was the biggest ever, with more than 650,000 people attending what the association bills—arguably so—as the world’s largest annual aviation event. With so many new airframe manufacturers on the grounds, the FLYING staff came back with a long running list of aircraft for future “We Fly” pilot reports. With a large editorial team with varying degrees of experience, ranging from student all the way to the most advanced military ... read more

CubCrafters unveils Carbon Cub EX–2 engine upgrade

AOPA General Aviation News The CubCrafters Carbon Cub EX–2 had a familiar feel, but a new Lycoming engine made a big difference in power and performance. The 40-year-old company also hopes to raise tens of millions of dollars to speed up production and aircraft development. Read More read more

NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal midair near Las Vegas

AOPA General Aviation News The NTSB released its preliminary report on the investigation of the July 17 midair collision near North Las Vegas Airport. Read More read more

Unleaded fuel producers voice optimism, frustration

AOPA General Aviation News Swift Fuels has set a three-year timeline for fleetwide approval of a clean-burning, cost-effective unleaded aviation fuel, the company’s president told a congressional subcommittee on July 28. Read More read more

Transportation Secretary Calls Out Airlines For Record Flight Cancelations

AVweb U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took to the airwaves to express his concerns with trouble on the nation’s airways, specifically calling out airlines’ performance in the face of record delays. Friday (August 5) saw the most canceled flights (1,613) in five weeks. Though he acknowledged that weather was a factor in the disruption, Buttigieg told CNN the situation was, “an indication that we still have not seen the improvements that we need, that the system is very ... read more

Yet Another Highway Landing: This Time, All’s Well That Ends Well

AVweb A new highway forced landing is making viral YouTube history thanks to dashcam video. This one came to a flaming finale, but fortunately both occupants of the Piper PA-32 were able to get out before fire engulfed the cabin on Tuesday (Aug. 9). In addition, all three occupants of a Toyota pickup truck, struck by the right wing of the aircraft as it landed on Route 91 in Corona, California, were also uninjured. Pilot Andrew Cho told television reporters, “We weren’t going to be able to ... read more

When Things Go Wrong

AVweb Every single emergency procedure you can imagine should follow the basic outline of “aviate, navigate, communicate” on the pilot’s side of things, but what does ATC do? It’s actually kind of backwards. We communicate with you first to find out what you might need, then we navigate other conflicting airplanes out of your way so that you can aviate to a safe runway or landing site. It should be obvious that we never say the words, “Declare,” “Emergency,” “Mayday,” or “Pan-Pan” unless ... read more

Russia’s Irkut Turns To Home-Grown Engines To Replace P&W’s PW1400Gs

AVweb Western sanctions on Russia have driven aircraft manufacturer Irkut to retrofit one of its MC-21-300 airliners with Russian-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 turbofans, replacing Pratt & Whitney PW1400Gs. Russian technology firm Rostec reports that test flights on the six-year-old airframe with the new engines are scheduled, following initial trials on an Il-76 testbed. The switch comes some six months after U.S. and European sanctions on Russia that were triggered by the invasion of ... read more

9 Tips for Choosing the Best Part 61 Flight Instructor

FLYING Magazine Neither the FAA nor your future employer will likely care if you did your flight training under Part 141 or under Part 61. What really matters is that you have the knowledge, skills, and experience required for the job. Part 141 programs are more structured than Part 61. Because of this, it is possible to qualify for certification as a private pilot with a minimum of 35 hours total time, and for commercial pilot with 190 hours. The syllabus must be adhered to, however, and ... read more

Aero L-39NG Certification Opens Up New Sales for Popular Jet Trainer

FLYING Magazine The Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer has proven to be a flexible platform for initial and jet transition training for pilots across multiple militaries globally, following its original introduction into the Czechoslovakian Air Force in 1972. While the follow-on models of the L-39 rank high in popularity—in their demilitarized versions—among civilian pilots in the U.S., current L-39 manufacturer Aero Vodochody recently announced the unrestricted certification under European ... read more

CubCrafters unveils Carbon Cub EX–2 for our test, goes public

AOPA General Aviation News The CubCrafters Carbon Cub EX–2 had a familiar feel, but a new Lycoming engine made a big difference in power and performance. The 40-year-old company also hopes to raise tens of millions of dollars to speed up production and aircraft development. Read More read more

Picture of the Day: The edge of night

General Aviation News Martin Weaver submitted this photo and note: "Evening descends upon Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, after another day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022." Read More read more

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on North Las Vegas Midair

Plane & Pilot Magazine The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) came out with its preliminary report on the July 17, 2022, midair collision at North Las Vegas Airport between … Read More "NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on North Las Vegas Midair" The post NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on North Las Vegas Midair appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Photo of The Week: Air Cam Low and Slow at Sunrise

Plane & Pilot Magazine This week’s Plane & Pilot Photo of the Week is from Kyle Morgan, who lives in the Golden Isles of Georgia. This gorgeous shot shows … Read More "Photo of The Week: Air Cam Low and Slow at Sunrise" The post Photo of The Week: Air Cam Low and Slow at Sunrise appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Unleaded fuel producers voice optimism, frustration

AOPA General Aviation News Swift Fuels has set a three-year timeline for fleetwide approval of a clean-burning, cost-effective unleaded aviation fuel, the company’s president told a congressional subcommittee on July 28. Read More read more

A 21st Century Jenny

General Aviation News Members of EAA Chapter 1414 joined forces with the Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum in Poplar Grove, Illinois, to build a new Jenny, which was the talk of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Read More read more

Amazing Photos: F-35 Goes Wild!

Plane & Pilot Magazine Despite a painful gestation, the Lockheed Martin F-35 has established itself as one of the premier fighter jets in the world, and its appearance at … Read More "Amazing Photos: F-35 Goes Wild!" The post Amazing Photos: F-35 Goes Wild! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Aviation non-profit tackles pilot training in Uganda

General Aviation News Air Serv’s Cessna Caravan flight simulator is the first in the country to be made publicly available to student and civilian pilots, officials said, noting flight hours obtained on the sim will count towards a Caravan type rating. Read More read more

Small-Plane Fiery Crash Landing on SoCal Freeway after Engine Failure

Plane & Pilot Magazine There were no injuries as the pilot was able to dodge heavy traffic Read More "Small-Plane Fiery Crash Landing on SoCal Freeway after Engine Failure" The post Small-Plane Fiery Crash Landing on SoCal Freeway after Engine Failure appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal midair near Las Vegas

AOPA General Aviation News The NTSB released its preliminary report on the investigation of the July 17 midair collision near North Las Vegas Airport. Read More read more

A Sod-Busting STOL Event Tears Up the Grass in Wisconsin

FLYING Magazine Husky National STOL’s Sodbusters 2022 was held July 22-24 at Hartford Municipal Airport (KHXF) in Wisconsin, just a short drive away from EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, which took place the following week. The grass strip was manicured to perfection and the hosting organization was the Cub Air Flight School.  This school is unique in that it requires all flight students to fly a Piper J-3 Cub (that’s a tailwheel, of course) for the first 15 to 20 hours before transitioning to ... read more

Gallery: Best of STOL Sodbusters ’22

FLYING Magazine It’s not all about the awards, but they do look nice on display. [Photo: Josh Richling] Pilots gathered to share the thrill of Husky National STOL’s Sodbusters 2022 event from July 22-24 at Wisconsin’s Hartford Municipal Airport (KHXF). READ MORE: Sod-Busting STOL Event Tears Up the Grass The venue is just down the road from Oshkosh, where the following week, the EAA held its iconic AirVenture airshow. Take a minute to enjoy FLYING‘s photo highlights from this exciting ... read more

American students win internship in France

General Aviation News After two years of interruption due to the pandemic, Daher Aerospace brought its internship program back in 2022. Partnering with EAA, the company awarded two American students internships at the company's facility in France. Read More read more

The Aviation Pioneers of McCook Field published

General Aviation News New from long-time pilot and aviation historian Jerry Koszyk is "The Aviation Pioneers of McCook Field," a book that delves into the early years of military aviation research and development. Read More read more

Death Valley Floods Take Out Chicken Strip

AVweb Flooded airports are nothing new but volunteers are being sought to fix up a runway in a seemingly unlikely place to see flooding. Saline Valley Warm Springs Airfield, better known as the Chicken Strip, in California’s Death Valley has been closed after flooding cut deep ruts in the gravel runway. In a three-hour period on Aug. 5, a little less than two inches of rain fell. The area is the driest in the country and gets only about three inches of rain a year. The deluge, described as ... read more

Air Force Studies eVTOL Pilot Training

AVweb The Air Force is having a look at how it might use eVTOLs and is starting with who’s best for the flight deck. It’s hired Massachusetts consulting company Aptima to figure out what an Air Force eVTOL pilot might look like. “The learnability study will help us not only understand the baseline pilot skills and competencies needed for proficient eVTOL flight, but also the impact of automation on pilot performance,” said Samantha Emerson, training, learning & readiness scientist at ... read more

Pilots troubleshoot when all power to nav/com lost

General Aviation News It was discovered that the wire providing power to the electrical/avionics bus had somehow shifted and was severely burned by the exhaust manifold. Read More read more

How the Douglas Aircraft Company Created the DC-3, Part 1

FLYING Magazine According to Boeing (NYSE: BA), which through acquisitions owns what began as the Douglas Aircraft Company, “The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the greatest airplane of its time. Some would argue that it is the greatest of all time.” While it might sound biased, many would agree.  The DC-3 was not only comfortable and reliable, it also made air transportation profitable. C.R. Smith—who is considered ... read more

Picture Of The Week, August 10, 2022

AVweb 1 of 4 Copyrighted photo by Mark Krause/MPK Photos. PICTURE OF THE WEEK: Mean Mentor Taken with an iPhone 13 Pro Max at Fairbanks International Airport Float Pond on July 13, 2022. Photo by Jared Testa. 11 p.m. at the Fairbanks International Float Pond The flaps of this beautiful Cessna 140 catches ... read more

AD Databases Moving To New FAA System

AVweb The FAA is moving its airworthiness directives and emergency airworthiness directives databases to its new Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS). As a result, the current locations of the documents in the Regulatory Guidance Library will be decommissioned on Aug. 16 and all searches will go through the new system. Those unfamiliar with the system can request a PDF from the FAA at 9-AVS-AIR-Regulatory-and-Guidance-Library@FAA.gov. Individuals can also receive notifications of new ADs and ... read more

Snowbirds Grounded Indefinitely

AVweb The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds air demonstration team has been grounded indefinitely because of a runway accident in early August. The RCAF says it will “conduct a deliberate, detailed and broad risk analysis, with the aim of enabling the safe resumption of CT-114 flying operations.” No timeline has been offered to get the aircraft flying again. The team has 10 airshows booked for the balance of the season including three U.S. appearances at Huntington Beach, San Francisco ... read more

Insiders offer aviation career advice

AOPA General Aviation News Aviation career opportunities are likely to remain abundant, but there are still places where aspiring pilots might go astray, according to two industry insiders who briefed a seminar crowd of about 100 on July 30 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read More read more

Aircraft Maintenance: Critical knowledge about alternator couplings

AOPA General Aviation News I just returned from Wisconsin after giving a presentation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on alternator couplings on Continental engines. I have been inundated in the days following that presentation by stories and pictures from aircraft owners and mechanics of failures that destroyed engines and put lives at risk. Read More read more

Archer Aviation Receives $10 Million Pre-Payment from United Airlines

FLYING Magazine United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) has paid Archer Aviation (NYSE: ACHR) $10 million dollars as part of a 2021 deal to purchase 100 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the air taxi developer said Wednesday.  “The payment represents a watershed moment for the eVTOL industry, validating confidence in the commercialization of eVTOL aircraft and Archer’s leadership,” Archer said in a statement. The payment serves as a defense against skeptics of the emerging ... read more

Tailwheel Versus Tricycle Gear

FLYING Magazine Q: I want to become a private pilot and I have heard the best way to do this is to learn in a tailwheel airplane and then transition to tricycle gear—but I have also heard it the other way around: tricycle gear first, then transition to tailwheel. Which is better? Which is easier to fly? A: Ah, tailwheel (said in a husky tone usually reserved for talking to summer loves from the heady days of youth)! The short answer is, once you get into the air, both types of aircraft ... read more

How 2018’s Q400 Tragedy Changed the CFI Perspective

FLYING Magazine On August 10, 2018, 29-year-old Richard Russell, a Horizon Air ground service agent with no pilot experience, stole a Bombardier Q400 from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (KSEA) and went on a 75-minute joy ride. You may have seen the video of the Q400 doing loops and barrel rolls over the Puget Sound. The joy ride ended with an intentional crash on Ketron Island, a 221-acre heavily wooded and fortunately, sparsely populated location west of the town of Steilacoom, ... read more

Brazil Expands LSA Regs for Larger, Faster Aircraft

FLYING Magazine Brazil’s national aviation regulator, Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), has announced new rules for light sport aircraft (LSA) to include larger, more powerful aircraft.  Approved in July as amendments to Brazilian Civil Aviation Regulations (RBAC) No. 1 and No. 21, the changes allow airplanes with up to four seats and a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of up to 1,361 kg (3,000 pounds) to be classified as LSAs. Electric motors are also allowed for propulsion under the ... read more

Gevo To Start Building South Dakota SAF Plant in September

FLYING Magazine Colorado-based Gevo (NASDAQ: GEVO) plans to break ground this September on a new facility in Lake Preston, South Dakota, that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low-carbon fuels. “It’s going to show the world what’s possible,” said Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber during an investment call on Monday. “It’s going to show that sustainably produced raw materials can be converted into SAF with energy-efficient production processes.” The facility, dubbed Net-Zero 1, ... read more

Picture of the Day: No more fear

General Aviation News Rex Phelps submitted this photo and note: "Isabella Kroczolowski, 15, used to be terrified of flying — so much so that her family couldn’t travel via the airlines. Isabella’s parents convinced her to take a discovery flight and upon landing, she was hooked on flying. I met Isabella at EAA Chapter 13’s Young Eagles Day and took her for a flight in my Kitfox Model 7 Super Sport. This photo is from one of the 20-plus other times Isabella has flown with me. Safe to say, ... read more

What is fueling high gas prices?

General Aviation News Even with the lead out, the price and competition in the avgas market will probably not change much. Read More read more

Students Modify a CubCrafters NX Cub for GAMA’s Aviation Design Challenge

FLYING Magazine Creating the aviation and aerospace engineers of tomorrow takes more than an average lesson plan. Recognizing this, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) created a hands-on Aviation Design Challenge to teach STEM skills and inspire high school students to pursue future careers in aviation.  Monday, GAMA announced this year’s challenge winner: Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, New ... read more

Wheels Up and ATP Partner To Create Pilot Pipeline Program

FLYING Magazine Wheels Up (NYSE: UP) is partnering with ATP Flight School by forming a hiring partnership that will offer ATP graduates a pathway to first officer positions at the on-demand charter aviation company.  The announcement comes just weeks after Delta Air Lines added Wheels Up to its Propel College pathway for pilots. Propel partners with colleges, the military, and Delta Connection carriers to make it easier for it to hire aspiring pilots.  Now, through ATP, Wheels Up will ... read more

Demand sky high for aviation maintenance grads

General Aviation News "For those of you who want to become an aircraft maintenance technician, and you’re qualified and certified, you can almost name your price.” Read More read more

New director of air shows for SUN ‘n FUN

General Aviation News The 20-year air show veteran just wrapped up another record-setting year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 before his move to Florida. Read More read more

Insiders offer aviation career advice

AOPA General Aviation News Aviation career opportunities are likely to remain abundant, but there are still places where aspiring pilots might go astray, according to two industry insiders who briefed a seminar crowd of about 100 on July 30 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read More read more

Aircraft Maintenance: Critical knowledge about alternator couplings

AOPA General Aviation News I just returned from Wisconsin after giving a presentation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on alternator couplings on Continental engines. I have been inundated in the days following that presentation by stories and pictures from aircraft owners and mechanics of failures that destroyed engines and put lives at risk. Read More read more

Failed cylinder leads to crash

General Aviation News The failure of the No. 4 cylinder exhaust valve that resulted in a partial loss of engine power. Based on available evidence, the reason for the failed valve was not determined. Read More read more

King Schools founders release first book

General Aviation News In their new book, "LIFT: How to Start, Run and Grow Your Own Successful Business," John and Martha King share more than 150 business lessons. Read More read more

New York students win GAMA’s 2022 Aviation Design Challenge

AOPA General Aviation News A team of high school students from Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, New York, are the winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association's 2022 Aviation Design Challenge. Read More read more

Vacation like a Vanderbilt

AOPA General Aviation News Located on Mount Desert Island in northern Maine, Bar Harbor is one of those exclusive enclaves that the Golden Age titans of industry chose as their vacation spots and 100 years or so later, we average Americans get to visit just like the Astors and the Vanderbilts. And we can enjoy it without the trappings of society limitations. Read More read more

GA Flight Deck Organizing Tips and Tricks

FLYING Magazine I’ve always been of the opinion that if I die in my airplane, I want it to be for a really good reason. Enemy missiles taking me down, for example. Maybe an unforecasted asteroid slicing through the airframe, or a zombie horde descending upon me as I frantically try to get the engine started. Something respectable and interesting. Just so long as it’s not something stupid, like a broken axle flipping me over at 40 mph or a random object becoming jammed in the flight ... read more

ATP, Wheels Up Form Hiring Partnership

AVweb ATP Flight School and private charter company Wheels Up have formed a partnership aimed at creating a streamlined hiring pathway for pilots. Via the partnership, eligible ATP flight instructors will be able interview with Wheels Up for first officer positions in King Air 350, Citation CJ3 or Beechjet 400 aircraft at 1,000 hours total time. According to the companies, successful candidates will receive a conditional job offer and transition from ATP to Wheels Up upon reaching 1,200 ... read more

Bristow Orders ALIA-250 eVTOLs

AVweb Bristow group has placed a firm order with electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) developer BETA Technologies for five ALIA-250 eVTOL aircraft. The order also includes options for 50 additional ALIA aircraft. BETA says the ALIA-250 design, which completed its first interstate flight last year, will seat a pilot and five passengers, carry a 1,400-pound payload, have a range of 250 NM and offer a battery recharge time of under one hour. “We designed ALIA with reliability, ... read more

Airbus Delivers First ACH160

AVweb Airbus Helicopters announced on Tuesday that it has delivered its first ACH160 helicopter to an undisclosed customer in Brazil. Designed for “private and business aviation customers,” the ACH160 is a version of the company’s twin-engine H160, which received its EASA type certificate in July 2020. Airbus noted that the recently delivered ACH160 will also be the first H160-family rotorcraft to fly in Latin America. “We are very proud that the world’s first ACH160 has been delivered ... read more

A Hundred Thousand Feet: Short Final

AVweb My first piloting experience was as an Air Force Academy cadet, soaring at the Academy’s airfield (6576 feet MSL). This great summer program offered a checkout and 25 hours in Schweizer two‑ and single‑seat gliders. There were more winch tows than tow ships, so the opportunities to venture far for lift were limited. My big chance finally came in the Schweizer 1‑26 single when I chanced on a booming updraft. We had been instructed to report such on the radio, which I attempted. While ... read more

Buying A Used Aircraft: Meyers 200

AVweb When it comes to piston singles, it’s not often that the words classic and speedster are used in the same sentence, but it’s true of the Meyers 200 series. A design dating back to 1953, the Meyers won speed records as bragging rights. There are plenty of reasons why owners love their Meyers 200s—speed being only one of them. But these are old airplanes, and potential buyers need to understand this could mean intensive maintenance for models that may have fallen behind the maintenance ... read more

New York students win GAMA’s 2022 Aviation Design Challenge

AOPA General Aviation News A team of high school students from Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, New York, are the winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association's 2022 Aviation Design Challenge. Read More read more

Aviation Industry Groups, NATA and NBAA, Welcome SAF Tax Credit

FLYING Magazine The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have both offered their support for the latest U.S. Senate bill that benefits their respective members through tax provisions for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production.  The Senate approved the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on Monday, which allocates a $1.25 per gallon tax credit for each gallon of SAF sold. SAF producers must demonstrate that the fuel can cut ... read more

American Airlines invests in zero-emission future

AOPA General Aviation News ZeroAvia, developers of zero-emission, hydrogen-electric aviation powertrain systems, is adding American Airlines to its growing list of investors as the company works toward FAA certification. Read More read more

Vacation like a Vanderbilt

AOPA General Aviation News Located on Mount Desert Island in northern Maine, Bar Harbor is one of those exclusive enclaves that the Golden Age titans of industry chose as their vacation spots and 100 years or so later, we average Americans get to visit just like the Astors and the Vanderbilts. And we can enjoy it without the trappings of society limitations. Read More read more

American Airlines invests in zero-emission future

AOPA General Aviation News ZeroAvia, developers of zero-emission, hydrogen-electric aviation powertrain systems, is adding American Airlines to its growing list of investors as the company works toward FAA certification. Read More read more

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Las Vegas Midair

FLYING Magazine The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report regarding the investigation into the midair collision of two aircraft at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT). The accident happened on July 17. Four people were killed when a Piper Malibu Mirage and a Cessna 172 collided while on approach to Runway 30R around noon in clear, sunny skies. The airport has parallel runways: 30L, measuring  5,000 feet by 75 feet, and 30R, which measures 4,199 feet by 75 ... read more

Bombardier: Airport Delays Are Speeding Up Shift to Bizjet Travel

FLYING Magazine “With every passing month of airport and flight schedule disruption, business [aviation] travel becomes a more appealing option.” That’s what Éric Martel, president and CEO of Bombardier, told investors recently during a second-quarter earnings call. Martel said the assessment was evidenced by the high utilization of business jets this year by his company, as well as its competitors. Bombardier’s current book-to-bill ratio of 1:8, worth $14.7 billion, is a clear measure of ... read more

Air Plains Offers TRIG Nav/Com

FLYING Magazine NAV/COMS are one of the best investments a pilot can make for their aircraft. Air Plains Services out of Wellington, Kansas can help you with that as they are now offering the new TRIG TX56 and TX57 stack Nav/Com unit. The TX56 and TX57 are both FAA and EASA certified. “The availability of the TRIG Nav/Com gives aircraft owners and flight schools a second option in the current market for new units,” said Eric Papon, manager of O&M Services for Air Plains. “It provides ... read more

Picture of the Day: Sunset on a perfect day of flying

General Aviation News Melinda Payson submitted this photo and note: "295 is the ADK Flyers' plane in Saratoga, N.Y. We had just returned from a day flying over the Adirondack Mountains and as we put her to bed, this beautiful display developed to top off the day." Read More read more

FAA Paving the Way for G100UL

Plane & Pilot Magazine The high-octane fuel is already approved in a number of models with more hoped to follow. Read More "FAA Paving the Way for G100UL" The post FAA Paving the Way for G100UL appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Small Plane Emergency Landing Threads the Needle Between Parked Jumbos

Plane & Pilot Magazine When you first see it, you won’t believe it missed the behemoths. Read More "Small Plane Emergency Landing Threads the Needle Between Parked Jumbos" The post Small Plane Emergency Landing Threads the Needle Between Parked Jumbos appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Was Oshkosh a Super-Spreader Event? Of Course, It Was.

Plane & Pilot Magazine As I wrote in a previous story, people who attended Oshkosh AirVenture in late July were taking a risk of coming home with an unwelcome … Read More "Was Oshkosh a Super-Spreader Event? Of Course, It Was." The post Was Oshkosh a Super-Spreader Event? Of Course, It Was. appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Bristow Group Places Firm Order for Beta Technologies eVTOLs

FLYING Magazine Global helicopter operator Bristow Group (NYSE: VTOL) announced Tuesday it has placed a firm order for five Alia electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, still under development by Vermont-based Beta Technologies.  The deal includes an option to buy an additional 50 Alia eVTOLs, designed to carry payloads up to 1,400 pounds or five passengers and a pilot.  “We designed Alia with reliability, efficiency, and the highest-value cargo in mind, all of which are ... read more

FAA Allows Boeing To Resume 787 Dreamliner Deliveries

FLYING Magazine Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) first 787 Dreamliner delivery in more than a year, is expected as soon as Wednesday, following an FAA review of the widebody airliner’s inspection and manufacturing process.  The new Dreamliner will be delivered to American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL)—the carrier told FLYING—its first 787 delivery since April 2021.  The deliveries were put on hold after the FAA raised concerns about the Dreamliner inspections and flaws, reportedly including incorrect spacing ... read more

Avoiding that flight to fiasco

General Aviation News For American general aviation pilots, Mexico is just on the other side of the Rio Grande, a body of water that is smaller and far less intimidating than many would believe. South America is a picturesque island-hopping adventure away. Canada lies right there above Detroit, waiting to welcome us. Our travel options are many. But those options come with strings. Be aware of them before you go. Always. Read More read more

Florida pilot who has flown 1,600 kids wins Young Eagles award

General Aviation News During EAA AirVenture 2022, Ken Jordan was busy as chairman of the North 40 camping. But he took a few moments off to receive the Phillips 66 Aviation Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Leadership Award winner, which recognizes exceptional Young Eagles volunteers. Read More read more

FAA moving AD databases Aug. 16

General Aviation News Emergency Airworthiness Directives and Airworthiness Directives (AD) will now be available on the agency's new Dynamic Regulatory System. Read More read more

Aspen integrates with Garmin autopilot

General Aviation News Certification paperwork has been submitted and approval is expected in the fall of 2022, for new software that allows Aspen Avionics' Evolution Flight Display to interface with Garmin’s GFC 600 digital autopilot. Read More read more

Near miss times two

General Aviation News We heard a transmission on the Tower frequency as we were entering the Delta airspace from another plane reporting they were nearly hit in the same vicinity that we were in. Read More read more

When Do You Know It’s Time To Change CFIs?

FLYING Magazine One of the most frequently asked questions at a flight school is, “Is it OK to change instructors?” The answer is yes. If you are not learning, if the CFI is not getting through to you, it is time to make a change.  Red Flags for Change Your Schedules Don’t Match You want to fly five days a week and your instructor is only available two days a week, or your CFI is only available in the mornings and it’s better for you to fly in the evenings. Or perhaps the CFI has various ... read more

GAMA Names 2022 Aviation Design Challenge Winners

AVweb The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has named the team from Cheektowaga, New York’s Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center as the winner of its annual high school Aviation Design Challenge. Second place was awarded to a team from Raisbeck Aviation High School in Tukwila, Washington. According to GAMA, more than 65 high school teams representing 28 states participated in the 2022 challenge. “It is inspiring to see teams from all over the country put forth ... read more

General Aviation Accident Bulletin, August 8, 2022

AVweb AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear about a year after the accident, although some take longer. Find out more about Aviation Safety at www.aviationsafetymagazine.com. May 1, 2022, Huntsville, ... read more

Bombardier Receives First European Charter Order For Challenger 3500

AVweb Bombardier announced on Monday that it has received a firm order from Italian-based aircraft management firm Air Corporate SRL for a Challenger 3500 business jet. The company will be the first European operator to offer a Challenger 3500 for charter services. The Challenger 3500, an updated version of Bombardier’s Challenger 350, was introduced in 2021 and is expected to enter service later this year. “The new Challenger 3500 aircraft is the perfect charter solution for Air Corporate ... read more

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Fatal Nevada Midair

AVweb The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published its preliminary report on the fatal midair collision of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage and a Cessna 172N Skyhawk at Nevada’s North Las Vegas airport (VGT) last month. The report confirmed that the Piper, identified as N97CX, had been instructed by air traffic control to fly left traffic for Runway 30L while the Cessna, N160RA, had been instructed to fly right traffic for Runway 30R. The board found that the aircraft ... read more

WX Radar Upgrades: Garmin’s GWX75 Is Top

AVweb The images above show the busy view outside of Garmin’s King Air somewhere around Memphis cruising northwest-bound, and how it looks on the GWX 70 Doppler weather radar. Plan your path through—we’ll come back to it later. ADS-B may pause an active radar upgrade decision for anything but twins and turbines, but radar is far from dead. Shopping for a used high-end single or twin? You’ll find lots of radar-equipped models. The short list includes Barons, Cessna 210s, Malibus and ... read more

Who is responsible?

AOPA General Aviation News CFI or Student – Who is liable for damage? Read More read more

Training and Safety Tip: Solving the cross-country conundrum

AOPA General Aviation News Many primary flight students struggle at some point with the definition of what a cross-country flight is, how it relates to meeting the requirements of the private pilot certificate, and whether it is already documented in their logbook or still needs to be met. Read More read more

Elliott Aviation Completes Home Safe Upgrades to TBM 940

FLYING Magazine Garmin initially worked with a trio of aircraft manufacturers in its certification of the Autoland functionality with its Autonomí suite—Piper for primary FAA certification on the M600/SLS Halo, Cirrus for the Safe Return system on the SF50 Vision Jet, and Daher for the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on the Home Safe suite on the TBM 940. The TBM 940s delivered into the U.S. that qualify have been retrofitted successfully by Elliott ... read more

Horizon Aircraft Builds Hybrid eVTOL Test Prototype

FLYING Magazine Canada-based Horizon Aircraft has finished building a half-size prototype of its hybrid electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, dubbed Cavorite X5. With a wingspan measuring 22 feet and expected speeds of more than 135 knots, the 15-foot-long prototype “will yield valuable information that will help to reduce technical risk as we move forward with detailed design of our full-scale aircraft,” said CEO Brandon Robinson in an August 2 news release. Horizon, ... read more

Did You Lose Something at Oshkosh?

FLYING Magazine Did you lose something at this year’s airshow at Oshkosh? It’s not uncommon for things to go missing during EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, each year. Fortunately, the culture of AirVenture is such that lost items are quickly turned into the Lost and Found office located near the Brown Arch. Every year people remark on how surprised and happy they are when they recover their belongings, be they cellphones, glasses, cameras, wallets, hats, etc., but sometimes the show ... read more

‘Birthplace of Aviation’ To Get Hall of Fame To Celebrate Flight

FLYING Magazine Ohio is known as the “birthplace of aviation,” due to it being the native state of the Wright brothers. But unlike some other states, it doesn’t have a state aviation hall of fame. A dedicated group of aviation enthusiasts and supporters plans to change that. Their goal: To transform the historic Port Columbus Airport terminal and control tower, opened in 1929, into the Ohio Air & Space (OAS) Hall of Fame and Learning Center.    “Ohio Air & Space will be an ... read more

BAE Moving Segments of Control and Avionics Unit to Texas

FLYING Magazine Aerospace and defense company BAE Systems [OTCMKTS: BAESY] is expanding its presence in Austin, Texas, by moving segments of its control and avionics unit to the city.  The move will bring an additional 100 jobs to Austin by 2023. It’s part of BAE’s $150 million investment in Austin, where the company said it would employ 1,400 workers in a 390,000-square-foot facility at Parmer Austin Business Park. Announced in 2020, the company said the location would primarily support ... read more

Picture of the Day: Launching the plane

General Aviation News Terry Hayes submitted this photo and note: "Launching the 180 floatplane after the flooding in Montana this spring. Plenty of water now!" Read More read more

Ask Paul: Can you tell me my engine’s horsepower?

General Aviation News I recently bought a project Stinson Station Wagon 108-3 that is equipped with an O-435 Lycoming engine. Is there a way to determine if the engine is the O-435 190-hp or the O-435 225-hp? Read More read more

200 and counting…

General Aviation News The Lake Shelbyville Flying Club in Illinois is the 200th flying club formed since the launch of AOPA's You Can Fly program. Read More read more

Who is responsible?

AOPA General Aviation News CFI or Student – Who is liable for damage? Read More read more

Training and Safety Tip: Solving the cross-country conundrum

AOPA General Aviation News Many primary flight students struggle at some point with the definition of what a cross-country flight is, how it relates to meeting the requirements of the private pilot certificate, and whether it is already documented in their logbook or still needs to be met. Read More read more

Seven instruments in the palm of your hand

General Aviation News The new Flight Sensor Pack includes a portable artificial horizon, altimeter, G-meter, variometer, VSI, density altitude, and more. Read More read more

FLYING Launches an Aviation Job Board

FLYING Magazine FLYING has launched an aviation job board to connect aviation professionals with top tier aviation companies.  Find the Right Job for You FLYING’s job board is designed to be a dedicated career connection for all aviation industries, to include:  commercial/Part 121 operatorscharter/Part 135 operatorsaviation maintenance and avionics repair stationsair traffic control aircraft dispatch Each job posting will encompass job responsibilities, requirements, and give applicants ... read more

Martha King earns Master Pilot Award

General Aviation News The award was presented during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Read More read more

Court Upholds Remote ID For Drones

AVweb The D.C. Circuit’s U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of the FAA’s Remote ID requirement for drones, saying “drone pilots generally lack any reasonable expectation of privacy in the location of their drone systems during flight.” RaceDayQuads, a racing drone retailer in Orlando, and drone operator Tyler Brennan filed a petition for review of the Remote ID rule on grounds that it amounted to “constant, warrantless governmental surveillance in violation of the ... read more

Two injured when carb ice contributes to crash

General Aviation News A partial loss of engine power due to the formation of carburetor ice while on the ground, which resulted in reduced climb capability and impact with trees during the initial climb. Read More read more

Mountain and Lake Airpark Provides Residential Treasures

FLYING Magazine Mickey Stateler has been interested in the residential airpark concept for some time. To be more precise, the corporate pilot and longtime Piper Twin Comanche owner first dipped his toes into the airpark lifestyle in 2007. For much of the time since, Stateler has been a part-time fly-in community resident alongside his wife, Chan, son, Logan, and their dog, Joey. At present, the family splits their time between a typical subdivision residence in Fort Worth, Texas, and a ... read more

Van’s RV-15 First Look

AVweb As expected, Van’s latest design, the high-wing RV-15, made a well-received debut at AirVenture two weeks ago. KITPLANES magazine caught up with Van’s Greg Hughes for an update on the RV-15. Now that the 15 has been poked and prodded by thousands of showgoers, let’s see what’s next for the company’s first high-wing airplane. The post Van’s RV-15 First Look appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Was AirVenture A Superspreader?

AVweb The texts and emails started last Tuesday, about a week after the opening of AirVenture 2022. “I got %$#(% COVID!” Well, of course you did, because everyone is eventually going to, or almost everyone. A reader wrote us yesterday wondering if AirVenture was a superspreader event. (Two of our staff were infected.) Just guessing, I’d say it probably was. Technically, a superspreader is one individual infecting a high number of others, although “high” is subject to interpretation. ... read more

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Incentives Passed

AVweb Tucked deep in the millions of words that make up the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 are incentives for the production of sustainable aviation fuel. The much-vaunted economic and climate action bill was passed by the Senate on Sunday and the $1.25-$1.75 in credits (depending on how green they are in terms of inputs and process) should make it more attractive for producers to get the fuel to market. Whether the credits will be reflected at the pumps isn’t clear, but the National Air ... read more

Poll: Should Congress Legislate Against Lead In Avgas?

AVweb Poll: Should Congress Legislate Against Lead in Avgas? Poll: Should Congress Legislate Against Lead In Avgas? Yes. EPA and FAA will never do it. No. It's simply not a health risk. Let's see if GAMI's G100 solves it. Maybe. But no hurry. Δ The post Poll: Should Congress Legislate Against Lead In Avgas? appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Picture of the Day: Bet you didn’t see this at Oshkosh

General Aviation News Ted Luebbers submitted this photo and note: "I bet you did not see one of these at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. It's a sailplane glider that John Domenjoz designed in the 1930s that's on display at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine. He claims to have flown it at least 10 times. The boat-type sail would keep him aloft and provide the necessary drive for takeoff." Read More read more

Xwing Expands Cargo Network To Advance Pilot-Free Operations

AVweb When autonomous and remotely operated aircraft start flying in the system, it’s virtually certain they’ll be carrying cargo rather than passengers and Xwing has embraced that concept by becoming a major cargo carrier. The startup has created a software package called Superpilot, which has been used on autonomous flights in a Cessna Caravan. The company is now flying thousands of flights a year for UPS using crewed Caravans and just expanded its operations. To further the ultimate ... read more

Empty 737 Runs Over Tug At La Guardia

AVweb A tug driver at La Guardia got an expensive lesson in physics on Thursday but lived to tell the tale. The unidentified driver ended up trapped under the American Airlines Boeing 737 he was towing. The tug was crushed and there is damage to the belly of the aircraft, but the driver was freed unharmed. Video shows the tug pulling the 90,000-pound airplane at a good clip on a taxiway when the driver makes a sudden sharp right turn toward the gate area. That’s when things got ... read more

Proposed changes to LSA delayed

General Aviation News While FAA officials did give an update on Mosaic at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, they also let it be known that the new rule is not ready. That's because officials have made a big change to the original update. Read More read more

Take a look inside Elvis Presley’s jet

General Aviation News A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley was recently auctioned off for $500,000. That's after the 1962 Lockheed JetStar L-1329 — which doesn't have an engine or avionics — sat on a tarmac in New Mexico for 30 years. In this video from Forbes magazine, you can see inside the jet, which features red velvet seats and red shag carpet. Read More read more

80,000 flock to Dayton Air Show

General Aviation News Great weather and the Blue Angels were a winning combination for the 2022 Dayton Air Show. Read More read more

Top Letters And Comments, August 5, 2022

AVweb Too Much Avionics? Avoid Sensory Overload Joe sixpack here. I spent a long time wondering if I should give up the six pack and finally did it. The installation has been repeatedly delayed because I need the airplane for work and haven’t had the time to take it off line. Next month will be the time. I assembled the system on the bench with a power supply in the panel configuration and spent a lot of time playing with it, designing the screen layouts, re-designing them. But, being ... read more

Best Fly-In Festivals and Fairs: Where Entertainment Meets Aviation

FLYING Magazine We are in the thick of the season for large outdoor events, from music and art festivals to fairs focusing on community, agriculture, and local culture. Events like these help keep people’s calendars full and their spirits high as we get into the so-called “dog days” of summer. Many of these happenings are close to airports, making them ideal destinations for pilots. In some cases, as with the annual Burning Man gathering in the Nevada desert, the airport is essentially ... read more

Northrop Grumman Space Sees Growth Despite Industry Woes

FLYING Magazine Despite a second-quarter sales decrease, Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) Space Systems saw promising growth, according to the company’s latest financial report. Northrop Grumman reported a $350 million decrease in sales across its aeronautics systems, defense systems, and mission systems, but this was partially offset by an 8 percent increase in its space systems segment. “Northrop Grumman’s strategy to provide differentiated solutions in our customers’ highest priority ... read more

Crew Chiefs Streamlines Pre-buy Process With New Software

FLYING Magazine Due to the pandemic, the demand for private and business aircraft grew so fast that some customers looking for in-demand aircraft might skip the pre-buy inspection to save time or money. That can be problematic if customers later discover maintenance issues that they overlooked by skipping the pre-buy. With that in mind, a new company called Crew Chiefs, based in White Plains, New York, was established to offer buyers an expedited option. Launched this week, Crew Chiefs ... read more

Air Force, Marines Train To Make MQ-9 Reaper Expeditionary

FLYING Magazine U.S. Marines recently topped off the fuel of a California Air National Guard MQ-9 Reaper on a Southern California airfield during a joint training exercise, marking a significant milestone. Airmen from the 163rd Attack Wing joined Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764 in late July for the Integrated Training Exercise 4-22 held at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California.  As the Air Force Reaper took on the fuel delivered on the ground by a ... read more

Blue Angels Return to Seattle’s Seafair Celebration

FLYING Magazine The year 2023 will go down in the aviation history books as The Year Aviation Events Returned, and one of the chapters will likely be about this weekend’s performance of the Blue Angels, the Navy demonstration team to Seafair, the August celebration held annually in Seattle since 1950. The Blue Angels joined the festivities in 1972 flying F-4J Phantom IIs.This year, for the first time the team will be flying F/A-18 Super Hornet E/Fs.  The team has not performed in ... read more

Oshkosh Is for Pro Pilots, Too!

FLYING Magazine In this week’s episode of V1 Rotate, Sam Weigel takes us to one of the highlights of his year: EAA’s AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Although the focus is on general aviation, Oshkosh is a big business that attracts players from all throughout the aviation industry. The opportunities to learn, network, and just have fun make Oshkosh a worthy destination for the new or aspiring professional pilot. The post Oshkosh Is for Pro Pilots, Too! appeared first on FLYING ... read more

New watch supports Wings of Hope

General Aviation News The limited edition watches were released in two models to celebrate the humanitarian organization that "uses the power of aviation to bring medical support to remote and vulnerable communities in more than 50 countries." Read More read more

Two pilots, but nobody was flying the plane

General Aviation News The pilot and owner’s failure to adequately communicate and establish an understanding of who was flying the airplane, and their failure to take timely action to avoid a collision with terrain. Read More read more

The Aviation Mechanic Shortage Is Worse Than You Might Think

FLYING Magazine A severe shortage of skilled workers, including mechanics and technicians, affects the entire aviation industry, and finding a quick fix anytime soon seems unlikely. For instance, on the second-quarter earnings call last week to investors, Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) CEO Greg Hayes alluded to labor challenges 32 times, which was eight times more than any mentions of revenue.  Mechanics have not seen their wages keep up with rising inflation costs, the Bureau of ... read more

A Major Disability Could Not Stop This Determined Sport Pilot

FLYING Magazine Face it, we’ve all been there. We develop a dream to fly through DNA passed down our family tree, or we took a memorable flight as a child, and that spark was lit. Whatever it was that was the genesis that forged our path to the sky, we all faced challenges along the way that could at times seem impossible to overcome. Some of us made it and became pilots, while others “washed out,” and our aviation dream never materialized. Those challenges that impeded our progress ... read more

American Airlines Invests In Hydrogen-Electric Propulsion Developer

AVweb American Airlines is investing in in hydrogen-electric propulsion developer ZeroAvia, stating that the move is part of its path to reach its climate goals including achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. In addition, the companies have signed a memorandum of understanding that gives American the option to order up to 100 hydrogen-electric propulsion systems from ZeroAvia. According to the airline, the powertrains are “intended to power regional jet aircraft with ... read more

Bell Delivers 400th 505

AVweb Bell Textron announced on Thursday that it has delivered its 400th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X single-engine helicopter. The aircraft went to U.K.-based Cotswold Aviation owner and Grenade co-founder Al Barratt, who took delivery of the helicopter during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. The 505 received its Transport Canada type certificate in December 2016 followed by its FAA type certificate in June 2017. “The Bell 505 is an incredible aircraft, and we are proud to ... read more

AirVenture 2022: SayWeather WX Advisory System

AVweb A company called SayWeather was showing its automated weather advisory systems at AirVenture, which use solar-powered wireless weather sensors, a processing console and a transceiver for broadcasting the data. Larry Anglisano took a look at the setup with SayWeather’s George Domedion. The post AirVenture 2022: SayWeather WX Advisory System appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Sun ‘n Fun Gets New Airshow Director

AVweb Dennis Dunbar is joining the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo as its new director of airshows and attractions, the organization announced on Wednesday. Dunbar, who brings more than 20 years of airshow management experience to the position, has also served as director of airshow operations for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual AirVenture fly-in convention for the last ten years. In addition, he is currently the chairman of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) ... read more

Theories Of Lift

AVweb A popular misconception is that the Wright brothers, in addition to all of their other achievements, invented the airfoil. They didn’t. Sir John Cayley, an English engineer who also first identified the four forces of flight—lift, drag, thrust and weight—developed the cambered airfoil through detailed experimentation. His three-part work, On Aerial Navigation, published in 1809 and 1810, is often cited as the first description of what we today call an airplane. Also today, we teach ... read more

E-Z WINGS Makes Getting Credit for FAA WINGS Activities Easy

FLYING Magazine Nobody likes to spend hours on a website—even when it’s in the name of improving aviation safety. If you’ve ever navigated the FAA’s SafetyTeam (FAASTeam) website, you know what I mean.  Now, there’s an easier way to navigate the system using an app called E-Z WINGS. The Wings Industry Network, a group created to promote aviation safety, introduced the app to the flight instructor community during EAA AirVenture last week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. E-Z WINGS Streamlines the ... read more

U.S. Air Force To Test Single-Pilot C-130 Flight Crews

FLYING Magazine Can a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) C-130J Hercules fly with just one pilot? It’s a scenario the U.S. Air Force is exploring through a new partnership with Merlin Labs, a Boston-based autonomous flight company that’s gearing up to test autonomous operations in the Air Force’s venerable cargo workhorse. Under the collaboration, Merlin Labs will retrofit a C-130 with software and technology that will slim down the number of onboard crew, from two pilots to one. The C-130, ... read more

Nav Canada delays ADS-B mandate

AOPA General Aviation News In response to concerns voiced by AOPA and other stakeholders, Nav Canada announced it is delaying its 1090ES ADS-B Out equipage mandate effective date. Read More read more

Bonus Gallery: Oshkosh’s Incredible Lost Weekend

Plane & Pilot Magazine I’ve long held that it’s impossible to see all of the world’s greatest airshow, a view that is so objectively true I’ve never had a … Read More "Bonus Gallery: Oshkosh’s Incredible Lost Weekend" The post Bonus Gallery: Oshkosh’s Incredible Lost Weekend appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Nav Canada delays ADS-B mandate

AOPA General Aviation News In response to concerns voiced by AOPA and other stakeholders, Nav Canada announced it is delaying its 1090ES ADS-B Out equipage mandate effective date. Read More read more

AOPA releases annual weather survey data

AOPA General Aviation News The 2022 Weather Survey from AOPA was published on July 15. The sixth of its kind, this weather survey investigates how pilots access and use weather information. Read More read more

Picture of the Day: Lightning strike

General Aviation News Jon Bakke submitted this photo and note: "Everyone knows Beech builds a tough aircraft, but few know the Beech 99's ability to repel lightning. Photo taken at Bemidji Regional Airport (KBJI), Minnesota. Read More read more

Cubcrafters’ News Update, a Record OSH and more!

Plane & Pilot Magazine With companies typically spilling all the beans about their big announcements at AirVenture, which wrapped up this year on July 31, 2022, the week following … Read More "Cubcrafters’ News Update, a Record OSH and more!" The post Cubcrafters’ News Update, a Record OSH and more! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

One story towers above all the rest at Oshkosh

General Aviation News The control tower at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is Crazy Town to normal mortals, yet it is comprehensible and functional to a select crew of FAA controllers who keep the planes coming in with an assured meter and calm comms. Read More read more

AOPA releases annual weather survey data

AOPA General Aviation News The 2022 Weather Survey from AOPA was published on July 15. The sixth of its kind, this weather survey investigates how pilots access and use weather information. Read More read more

Ampaire Selects RED Aircraft GmbH as Engine Supplier for Hybrid-Electric Eco Caravan

FLYING Magazine California-based Ampaire Inc. has selected Germany’s RED Aircraft GmbH as the reciprocating supplier for its hybrid-electric Cessna Eco Caravan. Announced at EAA Airventure, the partnership includes RED Aircraft’s AO3 series compression ignition engine, rated to 550 hp, and Ampaire’s electrical system for peak power. RED Aircraft will develop and supply Jet A/sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)-compatible engine subsystems to Ampaire as part of the partnership’s goal to ... read more

Amelia Earhart statue revealed at U.S. Capitol

General Aviation News Earhart's statue is one of only 11 women represented among 100 statues (two from each state) in the National Statuary Hall Collection. Read More read more

University of Oklahoma Ranked Best College for Aviation

FLYING Magazine The University of Oklahoma has been crowned best college for aviation based on a detailed look into its professional pilot program. FLYING assessed and ranked the colleges based on five categories, awarding a maximum of 10 points for each: ●     Value ●     Facilities/Location ●     Fleet ●     Career Partnerships ●     Campus Life For a detailed breakdown on how FLYING rated each school, please visit FLYING‘s flight school scoring methodology. What Makes OU So ... read more

Calling Warbird Fans: Late-Summer Air Shows Featuring World War II Aircraft

FLYING Magazine Airshow calendars typically get summer off to a fast start with formations of warbirds overhead and aerobatic performers carving the sky ahead of Memorial Day and going strong through July 4. As the season continues into the so-called dog days and beyond, though, the aviation scene seems to cool down. But you cannot blame the calendar for that. Indeed, the apparent slowdown might be a product of our imagination, as there are still many shows scheduled across the U.S. from ... read more

Insurance for aging pilots tops list of new coalition’s missions

General Aviation News During the 2022 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the National Business Aviation Association's new Owner Pilot Association Coalition (NBAA OPAC) unveiled its five "game-changing priorities" that will drive the organization. Read More read more

TurbAero Small Turboprop At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Plane & Pilot Magazine The company’s in-development project is making noise, figuratively, at least for now. Read More "TurbAero Small Turboprop At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh" The post TurbAero Small Turboprop At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

MT Propeller approved for Cessna 206

General Aviation News MT-Propeller has received an STC for its 5-blade natural composite propeller on the Cessna 206 powered by the propeller turbines PT6A conversion. Read More read more

Air Tractor Picked As Counter-Terrorism Platform

AVweb The U.S. Special operations command has chosen an armed-to-the-teeth version of the venerable Air Tractor agricultural application aircraft as its new counter-terrorism platform in its Armed Overwatch mission. The AT-802U Sky Warden was chosen over two other finalists, the Textron AT-6 Wolverine, based on the Texan trainer, and Sierra Nevada Corp’s MC-145B Coyote, a high-wing twin based on the Polish PZL M28 Skytruck. In the end, it was the brawny Air Tractor’s payload capacity that ... read more

Researcher Expects Boom in Aviation Weather Forecasting

FLYING Magazine Major airport infrastructure projects around the world are expected to help boost the value of the aviation weather forecasting market to $1.13 billion by 2028, compared with its current value of about $737 million, according to a report published by The Insight Partners. The industry research company attributes the expected growth in part to global efforts to increase aviation safety and the introduction of new weather forecasting technology with capabilities well beyond ... read more

Missing fuel cap leads to missing fuel

General Aviation News We were able to see fuel leaking from the right tank while in flight, so we diverted to ZZZ and requested priority sequencing due to our fuel loss. We were able to see the fuel gauge dropping in level. Read More read more

Personal Weather Minimums: Identify Yours

FLYING Magazine There’s good reason why flight instructors place weather limitations in a student pilot’s logbook. These limitations must be in place because most student pilots don’t have the experience to determine where their skill ends and luck begins. Once you’ve earned your sport or private pilot certificate, it’s your responsibility to establish your personal weather limitations—and abide by them on every flight. The purpose of having personal limitations is to mitigate risk. ... read more

All You Need To Know About PMA Parts

FLYING Magazine Shellie slides into her cubicle just in the nick of time. Only 15 minutes late, but still enough to raise the ire of the new maintenance manager, if caught. Besides, the unwritten rule is that late arrivals give the crew a gift of donuts; and aircraft mechanics love free donuts. With one ear aimed at the hallway, anxiously awaiting pounding footsteps, she quickly logs into her Dell desktop computer and fires up her email. An urgent message appears from the director of ... read more

Would Allowing Airline Pilots To Fly Until 67 Be a Mistake?

FLYING Magazine No doubt, the flying public is frustrated with enduring the extraordinary volume of cancellations and flight delays.  Mainstream media has certainly shone a spotlight on the situation, giving additional anxiety to those who are still formulating their travel plans. Fingers have pointed at the “pilot shortage,” as a major factor.  In that regard, on July 25, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) introduced the “Let Experienced Pilots Fly Act,” which would ... read more

AirVenture awakened by warbird thunder

AOPA General Aviation News Two Grumman 7F7 Tigercat escorts sprang alive with smoke billowing from their twin Pratt & Whitney radial engines as we launched in a twin-engine, twin-tail North American B–25 Mitchell bomber, its silhouette casting distinctive shadows over EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin during a sunrise sortie from Warbird Alley. Read More read more

Snowbirds Pause After Takeoff Accident

AVweb The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds have canceled at least two shows after a takeoff mishap involving one of their CT-114 Tutor jets at an airport in northern British Columbia. The aircraft had a hard landing at Fort St. John Airport and was damaged. The pilot and lone person on board was not injured. Circumstances surrounding the incident have not been made public. An investigation has been launched and the team has canceled shows in Penticton, B.C., on Wednesday and Abbotsford, ... read more

Picture Of The Week, August 3, 2022

AVweb 1 of 4 This is a still extracted from a GoPro Hero 9 video recorded while I flew my 1971 Cessna 177B Cardinal. Image by Jonathan Goldstein. PICTURE OF THE WEEK: Summer Morning Over New York Bay Happy July 4th featuring this 1948 Cessna 140, all polished up and ready for the camera. This shot was taken in the early evening on September 17, 2021 at John Wayne ... read more

Copilot ‘Jumped’ From Raleigh-Bound Aircraft: 911 Tape

AVweb The pilot of a twin that made an emergency landing at Raleigh (RDU) International Airport in North Carolina last week reportedly told the tower his copilot jumped from the plane at 3500 feet about 14 miles from the airport. The new information was contained in a recording of a 911 call placed by FAA employees in the airport tower. “We have a pilot who was inbound to the field. His copilot jumped out of the aircraft. He made impact to the ground and here are the coordinates,” one of ... read more

ALPA to DOT: Block SkyWest Request for Charter Certificate

FLYING Magazine The Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) has formally opposed SkyWest Airlines’ recent request for an air charter certificate.  SkyWest Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), the parent company of SkyWest Airlines, the nation’s largest regional airline, filed a petition to the Department of Transportation for a CFR Part 135 public air charter certificate in June. The move was seen as a way for SkyWest to reenter some of the nearly 30 small cities it exited because the airline ... read more

Comp Air Unveils New Design at AirVenture

FLYING Magazine “The next generation of experimental sport utility.” That’s how the folks at Comp Air Aviation describe the Comp Air 6.2 high-wing speedster. The prototype made its public debut last week at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The prototype aircraft, painted red, white, and blue was displayed on amphibious floats. The airframe can also be mounted on tricycle gear. Larger Than the Competition According to Comp Air, the 6.2 is a combination of size and speed. The cabin ... read more

Recon Crop Duster: Special Ops Selects Modified AT-802U Platform for Armed Overwatch

FLYING Magazine U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected Sky Warden, a heavily modified crop duster platform purpose-built by L3Harris Technologies in collaboration with Air Tractor, for its Armed Overwatch program, it announced. SOCOM’s initial purchase award is valued up to $170 million for 75 Sky Warden aircraft, with the indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery contract award worth up to $3 billion. For agricultural aviators, Sky Warden boasts a familiar silhouette. It’s ... read more

Picture of the Day: Optical illusion

General Aviation News David Newill submitted this photo and note: "While looking at this photo of my son, Matt, and grandson Billy during a visit to Centennial Airport in Denver I noticed a strange unidentifiable airplane! Might those be RR AE3007s strapped to that twin Cessna's tail? Ha!" Read More read more

AirVenture awakened by warbird thunder

AOPA General Aviation News Two Grumman 7F7 Tigercat escorts sprang alive with smoke billowing from their twin Pratt & Whitney radial engines as we launched in a twin-engine, twin-tail North American B–25 Mitchell bomber, its silhouette casting distinctive shadows over EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin during a sunrise sortie from Warbird Alley. Read More read more

FAA Approves Dual Heads-Up Display for Falcon 8X

FLYING Magazine The FAA and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have approved Dassault’s dual FalconEye heads-up display (HUD) for its Falcon 8X long-range trijet. FalconEye utilizes database-driven mapping with thermal and low-light camera images to allow operations in near zero-zero conditions, according to Dassault. The company has plans for FalconEye to be permitted for use during landings via enhanced flight vision systems. Nighttime view through FalconEye. [Courtesy: ... read more

Collaboration saves 45S

General Aviation News After years of neglect, volunteers from the Recreational Aviation Foundation and the Oregon Pilots Association volunteered to handle maintenance at the Silver Creek Airstrip, saving it from closure. Read More read more

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 a record-breaking show

General Aviation News EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 is over, and as the last prop wash wafts across the matted acres of now-empty grass parking spaces at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Wisconsin, early figures show that 650,000 visitors descended upon the Experimental Aircraft Association grounds during the week of July 25-31. Read More read more

See Where Top Aviation Universities Rank

FLYING Magazine FLYING’s Flight School Guide, which launched in June, is a valuable tool for students looking for the right flight school, aviation college, or university for them. Each student has a vision of what that school should be like. For some, that means a large university with Division I football games to attend on the weekends, but for others, an accelerated program leading to a career in as little as 12 months is the right track. To help you make an informed decision on which ... read more

No backups required

General Aviation News “This is a game-changing development for aircraft owners looking for an affordable, full-featured single or multi-display installation allowing removal of outdated mechanical attitude indicators. We are cleaning up panels while reducing our customer’s maintenance cost and giving them some extra weight savings as well." Read More read more

Garmin autopilot approved for more airplanes, virtual training course launches

General Aviation News Garmin has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC 500 autopilot in additional aircraft, including Cessna 172D/P172D models and Commander 112B, 112TC/TC-A, and 114 models. Read More read more

Pilot mistakes corn field for runway

General Aviation News The pilot’s misidentification of a corn field for the destination airport’s runway, and a subsequent aerodynamic stall at low altitude while attempting to land. Read More read more

Delta Pilots Show Us the A330-900neo Flight Deck

FLYING Magazine In the eight years since Airbus announced it would be building a more technologically sophisticated and fuel efficient variant of its popular A330 airliner, the industry has responded by ordering 262 of the new aircraft, dubbed the A330-900neo.  “Neo”—or new engine option—refers to the airliner’s twin Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofan engines. Not only are these engines quieter than their predecessors, they also help the airliner cut fuel consumption by 14 percent per seat. ... read more

What a Type Club Can Do For You

FLYING Magazine Q: When I was at AirVenture last week I noticed a lot of 1940s era airplanes. One I saw a lot of was the Aeronca Champ. My mother learned to fly in a 1946 Aeronca Champ and I would like to have one of my own, but don’t know the first thing about them – how can I get educated before I make a purchase like this? All I have flown are “Spam cans” and I don’t know anything about vintage designs. A: You are in luck, vintage aircraft like the Aeronca Champ have very knowledgeable ... read more

A GA Pilot on the Success of Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine August has arrived, and with it, the depressing end of AirVenture 2022, aka Oshkosh. As we trudge back into our normal daily routines, we nurse sunburns, mosquito bites, blisters, and the bittersweet memories of good times with friends whom we might not see for another 12 months. It is the Monday of all Mondays, and were it not for the heavenly comforts of indoor plumbing and proper beds, the return to normal life might be unbearable. For me, it was a memorable Oshkosh for ... read more

And just like that…

AOPA General Aviation News In just six short months, an idea became a club thanks to the AOPA You Can Fly Flying Clubs initiative. Read More read more

The Right tool for the job

AOPA General Aviation News The same pilots who filmed many of the in-flight, high-speed action scenes for Top Gun: Maverick are working to save lives with their Upset Prevention and Recovery Program. Read More read more

The year everything changed

AOPA General Aviation News Not long ago, news of a kit manufacturer flying a prototype airplane would have been a minor footnote at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read More read more

No better place to mark a milestone

AOPA General Aviation News While EAA AirVenture Oshkosh itself is a weeklong celebration of aviation, there are many celebrations within the celebration. What better place to throw a party, after all, than right where so many pilots already are? Read More read more

Congressional Subcommittee Meets In ‘Outrage’ Over Leaded Avgas

AVweb George Braly, co-founder of General Aviation Modifications Inc. (GAMI) and Chris D’Acosta, the CEO of Swift Fuels, both testified at a July 28 hearing of the members of the House Oversight Committee’s subcommittee on the environment. The hearing was called to address bipartisan “outrage” over decades of delay in phasing out leaded aviation gasoline, the sole remaining source of lead contamination among operators of internal combustion engines in the transportation sector. GAMI and ... read more

Short Final: Rather Be Flying

AVweb Recently overheard on Washington Center frequency on an afternoon with plenty of thunderstorms in the vicinity: Center: “All you guys going into Raleigh, there will be a short delay. They’ve evacuated the tower. I’ll keep you posted. … I’d rather be in an airplane than a tower today.” Reid Ashe Winston‑Salem, North Carolina The post Short Final: Rather Be Flying appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022: Elixir Aircraft

AVweb Elixir Aircraft’s EASA-certified two-seat Elixir comes in two versions, a Rotax 912 iS-powered trainer and a Rotax 915 iS-equipped traveler model. In this video from AirVenture 2022, company co-founder Cyril Champenois discusses plans to bring the aircraft to the U.S. market along with its design, performance and features. The post AirVenture 2022: Elixir Aircraft appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Delta Partners With Skyborne To Fill Future Pilot Positions

AVweb The Delta Air Lines Delta Propel Program has partnered with Vero Beach, Florida-based Skyborne Airline Academy to train candidates through commercial and certified flight instructor (CFI) ratings, a career pathway toward becoming a Delta First Officer.   Delta Propel participants must be Delta employees who have earned a Private Pilot certificate and have worked at the airline for more than three years. The selection process includes an online pilot assessment, an in-person ... read more

A Vermont Apprentice Program Hopes To Launch Aviation Careers

AVweb A nonprofit organization at Franklin County State Airport (KFSO) in Highgate, Vermont, has launched a singular aviation repair and maintenance apprenticeship program that founder Beth White calls the first of its kind. One of the focuses of Habitat for Aviation is electric aircraft, and plans include building a new training facility. “There’s no program that I know of that’s training youth to become the next generation of aviation mechanics for electric aircraft,” White, an educator, ... read more

JETNET iQ Summit Set for Next Month in New York

FLYING Magazine Registration is open for the annual JETNET iQ Summit, a gathering of business aviation executives and operators aimed at sharing insights for taking on the industry’s many challenges. The summit is an opportunity for participants to have an exclusive, inside look at business aviation through the experiences and observations of industry professionals, including sales and marketing executives, brokers, consultants, analysts, and others.  This year’s meeting—the 11th ... read more

What’s Behind Record Numbers for Oshkosh AirVenture 2022?

Plane & Pilot Magazine There are at least a few factors that we will never see the likes of again. Read More "What’s Behind Record Numbers for Oshkosh AirVenture 2022?" The post What’s Behind Record Numbers for Oshkosh AirVenture 2022? appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

And just like that…

AOPA General Aviation News In just six short months, an idea became a club thanks to the AOPA You Can Fly Flying Clubs initiative. Read More read more

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Breaks Attendance Record

FLYING Magazine The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has released its numbers for the 2022 AirVenture airshow, and by many metrics, the show was a huge success. More than 10,000 aircraft arrived at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh and other airports in east central Wisconsin. Here are some of them. Filmed by Michael Wildes. Here’s What You Need To Know: Attendance: According to the EAA, 650,000 attendees flocked to Oshkosh for this year’s show. That’s 42,000 more than the ... read more

Gallery: The Best of AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

Plane & Pilot Magazine This year’s AirVenture, as you’ll read elsewhere here, was a record-breaker, but more than that, it broke a few records that aren’t officially kept, such … Read More "Gallery: The Best of AirVenture Oshkosh 2022" The post Gallery: The Best of AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Textron’s Beechcraft AT-6E Achieves Military Type Certification

FLYING Magazine Textron’s Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine has achieved Military Type Certification (MCT) from the U.S. Air Force, a certification benchmark that will enable continued international sales of the light attack turboprop, according to the manufacturer. The two-seater, purpose-built, armed-reconnaissance variant of the T-6 Texan II trainer is designed and built by Textron Aviation Defense (NYSE: TXT) in Wichita, Kansas, and is currently being evaluated by the Air Force for its ... read more

The Right tool for the job

AOPA General Aviation News The same pilots who filmed many of the in-flight, high-speed action scenes for Top Gun: Maverick are working to save lives with their Upset Prevention and Recovery Program. Read More read more

Picture of the Day: KOSH Tower

General Aviation News Nigel Cleave submitted this photo and note: "The fabulous controllers in the KOSH tower, safely directing arrivals and departures during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. I flew from Germany in my Diamond Twin DA62 to visit Oshkosh 2022. It is so well organized. USA doing what it does best!" Read More read more

Co-Pilot Dies After Falling or Jumping out Of Plane

Plane & Pilot Magazine A 23-year-old commercial pilot died under mysterious circumstances when he either jumped or fell out of an airplane that was in the process of making … Read More "Co-Pilot Dies After Falling or Jumping out Of Plane" The post Co-Pilot Dies After Falling or Jumping out Of Plane appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

A small midwestern city that doubles in size once a year

General Aviation News Oshkosh is not significantly different than other cities of similar size. It isn't blessed with a frosting of magic dust that brings wealth and prosperity. What it does have is AirVenture, and that’s neither accidental nor unappreciated. Read More read more

The year everything changed

AOPA General Aviation News Not long ago, news of a kit manufacturer flying a prototype airplane would have been a minor footnote at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Read More read more

I Hart Flying Scholarship Program Pays It Forward

FLYING Magazine With more than $120,000 in flight training scholarships, supplies, and equipment awarded since 2017, I Hart Flying, a nonprofit aimed at increasing the number of women aviators, celebrated its five-year anniversary at EAA AirVenture by announcing its biggest scholarship opportunity to date. Already, $33,000 has been raised for the 2022 scholarship awards—and donations are still being accepted, said the nonprofit’s founder, Rachelle Spector, aka Rachelle Sky Hart. She ... read more

uAvionix Multi-Function Display Approved for Canadian Aircraft

FLYING Magazine Under the FAA’s Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) exemption, uAvionix’s AV-20-S multi-function display is now legal for Canadian aircraft. The device acts as a 12-in-1 mini display, where in-flight information is shown on a digital matte screen. The AV-20-S fits in any standard 2 ¼-inch round instrument opening, making it compatible with nearly any aircraft panel. “The combination of these efforts is intended to provide better access for Canadian general ... read more

An easier way to get your WINGS

General Aviation News Just introduced is EZ-WINGS, a web app that makes it easy for CFIs and DPEs to give pilots the credit they deserve in the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program. Read More read more

Hartzell Aviation launched

General Aviation News The new umbrella company includes Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Aerospace Welding, and Hartzell Engine Tech. Read More read more

Cessna Seaplane Pilots Save Lives in Papua New Guinea

FLYING Magazine The EAA Seaplane Base on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, is far from the remote rainforest of Papua New Guinea, where a pilot and an airplane can mean the difference between life and death.  But that’s where FLYING found Mark Palm, CEO and co-founder of Samaritan Aviation, whose tiny fleet of Cessna 206 seaplanes and staff—including six pilots—serve as a medical and healthcare lifeline for 120 villages in the nation located north of Australia.  Palm took time during last week’s ... read more

Ditching a C-150

FLYING Magazine Headset, kneeboard—seat belt cutter? How many of you carry these items with you every time you fly? John La Porta, 66, a flight instructor from Seattle, Washington, has added the latter to his must-haves when he flies, after he experienced an uncommanded loss of engine power last week and ended up putting the airplane into the water just off Alki Beach in West Seattle. “If a total loss of oil pressure is accompanied by a rise in oil temperature, there is good reason to ... read more

Latest aviation mechanic standards released

General Aviation News These standards become effective in September 2022 along with the new Part 147 rule, and will be the reference for the FAA Aviation Mechanic Knowledge and Oral & Practical Tests beginning July 2023. Read More read more

Training flight deals with traffic issues at KRHV

General Aviation News An ADS-B traffic advisory alerted us to the conflict just moments before the encounter, significantly distracting my student during the straight-in approach, requiring me to take the controls. Read More read more

No better place to mark a milestone

AOPA General Aviation News While EAA AirVenture Oshkosh itself is a weeklong celebration of aviation, there are many celebrations within the celebration. What better place to throw a party, after all, than right where so many pilots already are? Read More read more

The Wing Derringer: A ‘Sports Car’ of the Aircraft World

FLYING Magazine Multiengine piston aircraft generally share certain characteristics. Compared with their single-engine counterparts, they are heavier, more complex, and they demand significantly more maintenance. Fuel burn and oil consumption is, predictably, twice that of a comparable single.  They also tend to be larger aircraft. With the exception of a few light twins like the Piper Seminole and Beechcraft Duchess that are mostly utilized for multiengine training, the majority are ... read more

PS Engineering Offers ‘Less is More’ Pricing On New Intercom Option

AVweb Extra features in a panel-mount intercom can be great. But a manufacturer adding something “just because we can” might ramp up the price with bells and whistles that are rarely, if ever, used in the real world. PS Engineering, based in Tennessee, addressed this with its latest intercom option. Technical Project Manager James Krueger explains. The post PS Engineering Offers ‘Less is More’ Pricing On New Intercom Option appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture Gallery, July 31, 2022

AVweb 1 of 12 Sunrise in Vintage Camping Delta A350 engine nacelle A flightline volunteer marshals out a departing Cessna 170. An L-4 starts up before departing Saturday morning. This ... read more

New Enstrom Owner Logs Yeoman ‘Booth Time’ During AirVenture

AVweb Asked if the new company owner Chuck Surack was around, an Enstrom employee at the company’s AirVenture booth said, “He’s been here every day.” Surack, a helicopter pilot and Enstrom owner, was enthusiastic about acquiring the company when he met with AVweb for a recent telephone podcast. He agreed to a short (he’s busy) on-camera interview in front of a Rolls-Royce turboshaft-powered Enstrom 480B. The post New Enstrom Owner Logs Yeoman ‘Booth Time’ During AirVenture appeared first ... read more

EAA Reports Record Crowds At AirVenture 2022

AVweb Approximately 650,000 people attended EAA AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, last week, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). The number is a new record for the organization’s annual fly-in, which set its previous attendance record in 2019 with 642,000 visitors. EAA cited good weather, the return of international visitors following the lifting of COVID-related travel restrictions and programs such as the flight displays associated with 75th anniversary of the ... read more

Podcast: Airbus’ Sustainability Initiatives

AVweb In this podcast from AirVenture 2022, AVweb’s Kate O’Connor talks with vice president for research and technologies at Airbus Americas Amanda Simpson about the company’s sustainability goals, concepts and technologies. The post Podcast: Airbus’ Sustainability Initiatives appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022: Alsim ALSR20

AVweb Scott Firsing provides an overview of Alsim’s ALSR20 flight training device (FTD) in this product minute. Introduced in 2020, the ALSR20 was designed to be an exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft. The post AirVenture 2022: Alsim ALSR20 appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Accident Probe: VFR Into IMC, Part n+1

AVweb We’ve long maintained that weather poses the greatest risk on any given day to a proficient pilot flying a well-maintained aircraft. Presuming there’s adequate fuel aboard and the pilot knows how to ensure that it gets to the engine(s), it’s more likely than not that the flight will be completed pretty much as planned. Everything falls apart, however, when we fail to consider and/or appreciate how poor weather conditions—including low clouds and visibility, or the turbulence ... read more

Building The eXenos

AVweb I have often written that before you start building an airplane, you should set your requirements: What is the airplane designed to do? What design satisfies that goal? How does it need to be equipped to perform that mission? Once you have decided on a project for a specific mission, it is important to keep those initial requirements in mind every step of the way with every decision you make. Ignoring this process is a way to set yourself up for a project that never gets finished ... read more

Funding scholarships for women

AOPA General Aviation News Rachelle Spector received a scholarship to learn to fly in 2010. After earning her private pilot certificate and adding multiple ratings, she decided to pay it forward to other women interested in learning to fly. Read More read more

Finding Your Ideal Aircraft: A New Series for Airplane Shoppers

FLYING Magazine Editor’s Note: FLYING’s Jonathan Welsh begins a twice-monthly series aimed at helping airplane shoppers become happy owners. About 10 years ago, a pilot friend told me that owning my own aircraft, should I ever choose to take the plunge, would cost more than I ever expected. “Stunningly expensive,” he said. Of course, he was right, and his assessment did not include the often wild premiums that apply to most old airplanes in today’s booming market. But aviation has never ... read more

Funding scholarships for women

AOPA General Aviation News Rachelle Spector received a scholarship to learn to fly in 2010. After earning her private pilot certificate and adding multiple ratings, she decided to pay it forward to other women interested in learning to fly. Read More read more

Training and Safety Tip: Wait! Did you check the notams?

AOPA General Aviation News General aviation pilots are breaching restricted airspace, despite warnings from the flying community. The likely explanation is they skip the required preflight briefing step that suggests reviewing the notices to air missions (notams), formerly known as notices to airmen. Read More read more

Co-Pilot’s Departure of Aircraft in Mid-Flight Baffles Authorities

FLYING Magazine Federal authorities and those in Wake County, North Carolina, are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the departure of a non-parachute-wearing co-pilot from an aircraft in mid-flight heading toward Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU). The airplane had lost a wheel earlier in the flight and made a one-wheel landing leading to a runway excursion. The pilot, who remained onboard, suffered minor injuries. The airplane, a Spanish made CASA C-212 Aviocar, ... read more

Top Flight Schools Revealed

FLYING Magazine FLYING’s Flight School Guide, which launched in June, is a tool to help students find a flight school, aviation college, or university that’s right for them. Each student has a vision of what that school should be like. For some, that means a large university with Division I football games to attend on the weekends, but for others, the right track is an accelerated program leading to a career in as little as 12 months. For those interested in the more accelerated route, ... read more

Training and Safety Tip: Wait! Did you check the notams?

AOPA General Aviation News General aviation pilots are breaching restricted airspace, despite warnings from the flying community. The likely explanation is they skip the required preflight briefing step that suggests reviewing the notices to air missions (notams), formerly known as notices to airmen. Read More read more

Top 3 Aviation Colleges Revealed

FLYING Magazine FLYING’s Flight School Guide, which launched in June, is a tool to help students find the right flight school, aviation college, or university for them. Each student has a vision of what that school should be like. For some, that means a large university with Division I football games to attend on the weekends, but for others, an accelerated program leading to a career in as little as 12 months is the right track. In the guide, FLYING breaks down each flight training ... read more

Reports: Five Killed in Russian Strike on Ukraine Flight School

FLYING Magazine A midday Russian missile attack on a flight academy in central Ukraine has left at least five dead and more than two dozen injured, according to reports. The attack marks the latest civilian target since Russia first invaded the country in February.  Two Russian missiles struck hangars at the National Aviation University Flight Academy located in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine—about 320 miles southeast of Kyiv—shortly after noon on July 28, Reuters reported.  “There are victims, ... read more

NBAA’s Owner-Pilot Coalition Establishes Key Priorities

FLYING Magazine The National Business Aviation Association’s newly launched Owner Pilot Association Coalition (NBAA OPAC) has announced five new priorities to boost support for business aviators. Group members widely welcomed the priorities in a statement released Friday at the annual EAA AirVenture event at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The five priorities include: assisting aging pilots to gain comprehensive insurance coverage fairly;developing digital tools to improve safety and training;finding ... read more

Picture of the Day: WomenVenture 2022

General Aviation News For the last 15 years, women have come together at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for WomenVenture, which gives women in aviation a place to network at the annual show. One of the highlights each year is the annual group photo. In 2022, more than 1,000 women gathered in Boeing Plaza for the group photo, according to officials with Women in Aviation. The backdrop for the group photo was the Boeing 777-200ER ecodemonstrator. (Photo by Christopher Miller) Read More read more

Helicopters give thousands an aerial view of AirVenture

General Aviation News Three helicopters buzz above EAA AirVenture all day, every day, of the show, giving AirVenture visitors a birds-eye view of the grounds. Read More read more

Steady and increasing need for pilots, maintenance technicians forecast

General Aviation News The latest Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook predicts 602,000 pilots and 610,000 maintenance technicians will be needed globally between 2022 and 2041. The latest forecast does not include Russia due to the sanctions put in place after its invasion of Ukraine. Read More read more

Daher Aviator Marketplace launches

General Aviation News The new marketplace includes parts for all Daher aircraft, as well other products such as tow bars, pitot covers, headsets, and branded merchandise. Read More read more

New name for One Stop Aviation

General Aviation News Formerly known as One Stop Aviation, most of One Stop’s employees will remain on at Aviation Airparts. Read More read more

Pilot injured when passenger grabs control stick while adjusting seat

General Aviation News The pilot's failure to monitor aircraft control, which resulted in a loss of control when a passenger inadvertently moved the control stick, and the pilot and other passenger's decision to unbuckle their restraints inflight. Read More read more

Discovering Aviation’s ‘Lightning in a Bottle’

FLYING Magazine A 2,200-by-90-foot grass airstrip is the newest addition to Chad and Christy Heckathorn’s acreage in Elk Point, South Dakota. A private pilot for several years, Chad is confident that the newly installed runway will quickly become an integral part of the husband-and-wife duo’s various business ventures.  “I think that this is where we have something special. Pilots would love the experience of flying somewhere remote and dropping in on a grass strip, but they may struggle ... read more

Boeing Cleared To Deliver 787s

AVweb ABC News is reporting the FAA has approved Boeing’s plan to validate fixes on Boeing 787s so they can resume deliveries of the aircraft. The company hasn’t been able to ship out any of the planes since 2020 because of deficiencies in the documentation of repairs for manufacturing faults discovered in 2020. The authorization could allow Boeing to start clearing its backlog of 120 finished Dreamliners in August, but neither the FAA nor Boeing would comment in detail to ABC. Earlier, ... read more

AirVenture 2022 In One Word: Happy

AVweb By happenstance, I ended up looking at a lot of simulator technology at AirVenture this year, ranging from full-cockpit reproductions like Alsim’s ALSR20 to mobile apps such as Infinite Flight. The progression of flight sims since I started flight training a few years ago has been and continues to be fascinating. Of the many interesting offerings at the show, the one that really caught my attention was Redbird’s Mixed Reality proof of concept, which combines a virtual reality system ... read more

Ejection Seat Issue Grounds F-35s

AVweb The U.S. military grounded all its F-35s on Friday to speed up the inspection of ejection seats for faulty explosive cartridges. The Israeli air force has also stopped flying the fifth-generation fighter. The Air Force, Navy and Marines have a combined total of more than 500 of the aircraft in three variants. The planes were grounded through the weekend but some may resume flying this week. “The stand-down of aircraft will continue through the weekend, and a determination to safely ... read more

RAF Pilot Invents Technology Enabling Paraplegics To Fly Helicopters

AVweb Stewart McQuillan is a former Royal Air Force Tornado pilot who suffered a triple spinal injury in a takeoff accident. It left him wheelchair-bound, but he regained his pilot license through the Douglas Bader Foundation. Bader lost both legs in a 1931 flying accident, talked his way back into RAF service, and led a wing of Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. He was inspirational to his fellow fighter pilots and, after the war, continued to advocate for the disabled, thus the ... read more

Poll: What Was Your Top Pick At AirVenture 2022?

AVweb Poll: What Was Your Top Pick At AirVenture 2022? Poll: What Was Your Top Pick At AirVenture 2022? Kodiak 900 Van's RV-15 Redbird Mixed Reality CubCrafters IPO Ampaire Hybrid Sling High Wing Crazy High Attendance Δ The post Poll: What Was Your Top Pick At AirVenture 2022? appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Pictures of the Day: That’s a wrap for AirVenture 2022

General Aviation News Questions From the Cockpit Columnist William E Dubois sent in these photos from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 as the week began to wind down. The show closed July 31. Next year's AirVenture is slated for July 24-July 30, 2023. Read More read more

AirVenture Gallery, July 30, 2022

AVweb 1 of 13 Warbirds formation C-17 Globemaster F4U Corsair F4U Corsair Drop tank maintenance Grounds crews continually ... read more

AirVenture 2022: Dealing With Supply Chain Issues

AVweb As expected, the choked supply chain meant fewer new product announcements at the big show at Oshkosh, and unanimously, showgoers reported challenges sourcing products and vendors said there were serious issues getting components to build them. In this video, Aviation Consumer Magazine Editor Larry Anglisano and KITPLANES Magazine Editor Marc Cook talk it through, while a handful of manufacturer reps weigh in on the issue. The post AirVenture 2022: Dealing With Supply Chain Issues ... read more

Does my engine need an adjustable air shutter?

General Aviation News Question for Paul McBride, the General Aviation News engines expert: Does anyone make an adjustable air shutter for the Lycoming 360 engine? When I blocked mine off and flew to Florida and back I ran a 200° oil temperature. Read More read more

Co-pilot Exits Aircraft Before Emergency Landing

AVweb Authorities in North Carolina are trying to figure out how and why the co-pilot of a CA 212 twin ended up in the back yard of a home in a suburb of Raleigh just before the pilot made an emergency landing at Raleigh International Airport. According to an ATC recording obtained by WRAL the unidentified pilot called ATC to report he was in trouble. “Emergency, we’ve lost our right wheel,” said the pilot in the recording. “We’d like to speak to Raleigh and make an emergency landing at ... read more

Electric Archer in the works

General Aviation News Piper Aircraft has partnered with CAE to develop an electric conversion kit for Piper Archers. Read More read more

Drake Explains Bizjet Management To Climate Critics

AVweb The Twitter account CelebJets has been busy heaping scorn on the rich and famous for their use of private aircraft, but some of the most egregious crimes against the environment they have flagged appear to be the result of data without context. CelebJets uses the alert function on flight trackers to keep tabs on jetsetters’ travels and they’ve recently made a fuss about some short flights that popped up on aircraft that are used by celebrities. Among them are flights of less than 20 ... read more

AirVenture 2022: uAvionix Product Update

AVweb uAvionix was the new kid on the block at AirVenture just a few years ago, and this year it was showing a maturing and diversifying product line that includes a variety of ADS-B equipment (over 50,000 units have been sold) and flight displays. Larry Anglisano spent some time at the uAvionix booth with Shane Woodson and prepared this video report. The post AirVenture 2022: uAvionix Product Update appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Infinite Flight’s Fun Mobile Simulator at AirVenture

AVweb High-def graphics engines have made flight simulators ever more realistic and capable. Infinite Flight has applied this to mobile platforms like the iPhone and iPad. In this product minute, Infinite Flight’s Laura Laban explains how the app works. The free version of it has five different aircraft. The post Infinite Flight’s Fun Mobile Simulator at AirVenture appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

New NBAA Group Focuses On Owner-Pilots

AVweb NBAA says its new Owner Pilot Association will focus on the specific needs of those who fly themselves for business. The association formally met at EAA AirVenture and established five goals to make life better for its members. They include tackling affordable insurance for older pilots, making the system work better for owner pilots, enhancing training and focusing the annual convention on that sector of its membership. “The flight path developed by NBAA and its coalition of ... read more

New video analyzes midair collision

General Aviation News The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released a new video in its Early Analysis series providing an initial examination of a tragic accident that happened July 17, 2022, when a Piper PA-46 Malibu and a Cessna 172 Skyhawk collided during landing at North Las Vegas Airport in Nevada. Read More read more

What’s in a name?

AOPA General Aviation News The Spanish christened it Ojo Caliente de las Palomas, then it was shortened to Palomas Hot Springs, and then simply Hot Springs because of the naturally occurring hot springs along the Rio Grande, which runs through the center of town. But the town changed its name when the 1950s television show Truth or Consequences held a contest for any town willing to change its name. Although some residents objected, Hot Springs became Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, ... read more

BlackFly maneuvers over Oshkosh

AOPA General Aviation News The Opener BlackFly's two twilight flights were the highlights among a few showings by personal electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Opener’s Version 3 vehicle was on display, and flew in the night airshow and the Twilight Flight Fest. Last year, the BlackFly hovered only, and this year it added maneuvering—an impressive improvement to an already impressive airshow routine. Read More read more

Family hop for festive beachside day

AOPA General Aviation News With a runway right on the Northern California coast, the Half Moon Bay Airport is just steps away from all of the beachfront attractions the small, picturesque town of Half Moon Bay has to offer. And it was the perfect spot for a Father’s Day family getaway in the 182. Read More read more

King Schools gives You Can Fly students a lift

AOPA General Aviation News King Schools announced that the company will support the AOPA You Can Fly High School Aviation STEM curriculum by offering discounts for students attending participating high schools. Read More read more

Beach or bust in a Cessna 170

AOPA General Aviation News Vacationing at the beach has been a favorite summertime staple of mine since childhood. Spending hours in a car, often in traffic jams, to get there is not. After buying my Cessna 170B in 2014, I was excited to turn those long road trips into short flights. Read More read more

Top Letters And Comments, July 29, 2022

AVweb Will Russia Really Leave The ISS? Thank you for a well written, experience-based commentary. Having had the great opportunity to work with a former NASA engineer for several years, I too see the team finding a workable solution to manage orbit, if it hasn’t already been designed and with plans sitting on the shelf. James C. Great commentary. I can’t imagine what it’s like in the ISS right now. Must be pretty bad for everyone there now. Awkward at the very least. R.N. Nothing To Fear ... read more

Martha King Receives FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

AVweb Martha King was officially presented with the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at two ceremonies held during AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The award recognizes pilots “who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft.” King has been eligible for the award for several years but its presentation has been delayed due to COVID-related event cancellations. “Martha and her fellow Master Pilot John used ... read more

Too Much Avionics? Avoid Sensory Overload

AVweb From the front lines, I’ve watched integrated avionics— retrofit and forward-fit—energize the avionics market for the past 15-plus years. The amount of technology packed into this equipment continues at the pace of the personal computer in its heyday. The vast amount of information now available should allow us to aviate, navigate and communicate with a higher degree of safety. However, the statistics show that technology has played only a small part in improving safety, and in some ... read more

Ampaire Ups Its Cred With An Engine Deal And A Record Flight

AVweb Ampaire announced during AirVenture that Germany-based RED Aircraft will supply its A03 compression-ignition engine to power Ampaire’s Cessna Grand Caravan hybrid-electric conversion. That announcement came on the heels of the 1,633-NM record flight of Ampaire’s hybrid-electric EEL demonstrator—a converted Cessna 337—from Camarillo, California, to the AirVenture site at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 22. The A03 engine, certified by the European Aviation Safety ... read more

AirVenture Gallery: Night Airshow

AVweb 1 of 12 Adam Baker Aeroshell Aerobatic Team Aeroshell Aerobatic Team Mig 17 Bob Carlton Bob Carlton performs in his ... read more

Aspen Avionics Announces GFC 600 Compatibility, And Much More

AVweb Aspen Avionics President and CEO John Uczekaj cited three pieces of news at the company’s AirVenture press briefing. He also addressed Aspen’s connection with AIRO Group and addressed supply chain issues and how Aspen is weathering that storm (spoiler alert—he said they’re doing particularly well). The news: Garmin and Aspen are cooperating on a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and Technical Service Order (TSO) to enable Aspen’s displays to interface with Garmin’s GFC 600 digital ... read more

The Big Story of #OSH22

FLYING Magazine After “The Year Without an Oshkosh” (2020) and the cautious optimism of last year’s show, EAA AirVenture blazed back in, Maverick-style, with renewed energy this week. That’s news enough, really. Served up with the best weather I’ve seen since 1995 when I first made the journey—after a propelling cold front pushed through a monster storm last Saturday—OSH22 popped with news. Our time reporting on the event began Sunday with preview gatherings at Cirrus (hello, crazy busy) ... read more

The Kings Preview Their First Book on Business at AirVenture

FLYING Magazine John and Martha King founded King Schools more than 48 years ago as a result of the intersection between their passion for aviation and instruction, and their entrepreneurial spirit. At EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Thursday, the Kings previewed their first nonfiction title aimed at the business market.  LIFT: How to Start, Run and Grow Your Own Successful Business takes a look at the guiding principles by which the Kings have established and grown their ... read more

Sling Flies Not One, Not Two, But Three High Wings Across the Ocean to OSH!

Plane & Pilot Magazine One of the hottest kit planes on the planet is the Sling Aircraft High Wing. Our cover story on the planes by Guy Leitch was … Read More "Sling Flies Not One, Not Two, But Three High Wings Across the Ocean to OSH!" The post Sling Flies Not One, Not Two, But Three High Wings Across the Ocean to OSH! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Military Training Aircraft Grounded Over Ejection Seat Concerns

FLYING Magazine A potential defect in cartridge actuated devices (CAD) used to initiate ejection seats has prompted the grounding of hundreds of military aircraft, including U.S. Air Force T-38 Talons and T-6 Texan IIs out of an” abundance of caution,” according to service officials. The devices are used in ejection seats manufactured by Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., which notified Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) of the potential defect. NSWC IHD provides ... read more

Delving Deeper Into Aviation History: Five Private Collections You Can Visit

FLYING Magazine I love checking out old airplanes, whether it is the work-in-progress 1940s Stearman that lives in the hangar next to mine or the precisely restored fleet in the National Air and Space Museum. And, there is so much more out there that fits between those extremes, from warbirds to experimental one-offs. Many of these aircraft are housed in private collections that are on display at airports across the U.S. You just have to find them, and carve out some time for a ... read more

Oshkosh AirVenture Friday Video!

Plane & Pilot Magazine From the Seaplane Base to the entire Galaxy, Oshkosh is going by too fast. Close to supersonic, just watch and see! Read More "Oshkosh AirVenture Friday Video!" The post Oshkosh AirVenture Friday Video! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Gallery: Oshkosh Comes Alive for Friday!

Plane & Pilot Magazine Today’s gallery by our award-winning team features aerial views, little jets playing dress up, spectators imitating airplanes and so very much more! Read More "Gallery: Oshkosh Comes Alive for Friday!" The post Gallery: Oshkosh Comes Alive for Friday! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

BlackFly maneuvers over Oshkosh

AOPA General Aviation News The Opener BlackFly's two twilight flights were the highlights among a few showings by personal electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Opener’s Version 3 vehicle was on display, and flew in the night airshow and the Twilight Flight Fest. Last year, the BlackFly hovered only, and this year it added maneuvering—an impressive improvement to an already impressive airshow routine. Read More read more

New Products From McCauley, Textron Unveiled During EAA AirVenture

FLYING Magazine It has been a busy year at Textron Aviation Inc. and the Wichita-based company shared some of its milestones and accomplishments this week during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  It began with the announcement that McCauley’s newest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) propeller for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Textron, has achieved certification from the FAA.  John Dandurand, vice president and general manager of McCauley Propeller Systems ... read more

Oshkosh Marks USAF Anniversary with C-17

FLYING Magazine Faster than a Lockheed Martin C-130 with more agility and lower maintenance costs than a C-5, the McDonnell Douglas/Boeing (NYSE: BA) Globemaster III strategic airlifter—affectionately dubbed The Moose—has proved to be the master of short-field takeoff and landing capability.  This week, a Globemaster operated by the C-17 West Coast Demonstration Team based at McChord AFB (KTCM) in Tacoma, Washington, was among the stellar airplanes on hand at EAA’s AirVenture airshow in ... read more

King Schools gives You Can Fly students a lift

AOPA General Aviation News King Schools announced that the company will support the AOPA You Can Fly High School Aviation STEM curriculum by offering discounts for students attending participating high schools. Read More read more

CubCrafters’ Effort To Go Public Generates Buzz

FLYING Magazine The best kind of surprises are the good kind. The folks at CubCrafters, the makers of several Cub-inspired but improved-upon designs out of Yakima, Washington, say that Monday’s announcement at EAA AirVenture—that the company was going public—has produced a very favorable response.  The company’s goal is to raise $50 million. Within a few days, 10 percent of that goal had been achieved, says Rod Turner, CEO of Manhattan Street Capital.“The level of enthusiasm on the part ... read more

Hartzell Aviation Makes a Home for Firewall-Forward Brands

FLYING Magazine The investment holding company, Tailwind Technologies, the parent company of Hartzell Propeller, has formed Hartzell Aviation, an expanded group of brands to deliver more products and services to general aviation. The newly formed company will include three segments, Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Aerospace Welding, and Hartzell Engine Tech. The group announced the new conglomerate at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this week. In a statement, James W. Brown III, ... read more

Why Redbird’s Mixed-Reality Sim Could be a Game Changer

Plane & Pilot Magazine This is what happens when you mix the best parts of real reality and make-believe reality Read More "Why Redbird’s Mixed-Reality Sim Could be a Game Changer" The post Why Redbird’s Mixed-Reality Sim Could be a Game Changer appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Family hop for festive beachside day

AOPA General Aviation News With a runway right on the Northern California coast, the Half Moon Bay Airport is just steps away from all of the beachfront attractions the small, picturesque town of Half Moon Bay has to offer. And it was the perfect spot for a Father’s Day family getaway in the 182. Read More read more

Beach or bust in a Cessna 170

AOPA General Aviation News Vacationing at the beach has been a favorite summertime staple of mine since childhood. Spending hours in a car, often in traffic jams, to get there is not. After buying my Cessna 170B in 2014, I was excited to turn those long road trips into short flights. Read More read more

What’s in a name?

AOPA General Aviation News The Spanish christened it Ojo Caliente de las Palomas, then it was shortened to Palomas Hot Springs, and then simply Hot Springs because of the naturally occurring hot springs along the Rio Grande, which runs through the center of town. But the town changed its name when the 1950s television show Truth or Consequences held a contest for any town willing to change its name. Although some residents objected, Hot Springs became Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, ... read more

Satcom tailored for general aviation introduced

General Aviation News The Iridium Certus 100 enables up to 88 kbps of bandwidth through SKYTRAC's DLS-100 and Blue Sky Network's SkyLink 7100 portable terminals, allowing pilots to communicate through voice and messaging while also enabling flight tracking and application updates, such as graphical and real-time weather alerts. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022: ForeFlight Sentry Plus

AVweb At AirVenture 2022 at Oshkosh, ForeFlight was showing a new portable ADS-B receiver called the Sentry Plus, which has decent battery life and better power management, plus a new digital display. The company was also showing some useful features to the Mobile app, including an enhanced weight and balance utility and hazard awareness for preflight planning. Larry Anglisano stopped by the ForeFlight booth and prepared this product minute video. The post AirVenture 2022: ForeFlight ... read more

FAA Admits Lax Oversight Of Southwest Airlines

AVweb The Department of Transportation has validated the allegations in several whistleblower complaints and the findings of two other investigations that the FAA mismanaged oversight of Southwest Airlines and looked the other way on many safety-related issues at the airline. Among the substantiated allegations are that dealing with Southwest was intimidating for FAA inspectors, that the airline failed to properly certify 88 Boeing 737s that it bought overseas and that there had been ... read more

AirVenture Gallery, July 28, 2022

AVweb 1 of 14 STOL demonstrations STOL demonstrations STOL demonstrations STOL demonstrations Airythmia Paramotor Demonstration Team ... read more

NAFI Launches Prep for 2023 Instructor Summit

FLYING Magazine The National Association of Flight Instructors has long advocated for the critical role that these aviation professionals play in ensuring the safety and proper training of pilots at every level. With that overarching concept in mind, NAFI announced this week in Oshkosh a future NAFI Summit: Flight Instruction Excellence at EAA AirVenture.  Interested in Pursuing an Aviation Degree? Visit our Flight School Guide! The event will be dedicated to professionalism in ... read more

Pilot bends his new plane trying to land in field behind instructor’s house

General Aviation News The pilot's decision to land on a shortened field and his incorrect brake application. Contributing was the flight instructor's lack of oversight. Read More read more

Martha Lunken Earns Her Wings (Again)

FLYING Magazine As a child, I thought Christmas Eve was hands-down the most magical time of the year, but December 24, 2021, was over the top. That morning I became a “real” private pilot…nine months since the revocation of all my certificates and ratings. Though I could pursue getting all of them back, at this time in life I won’t go for anything else except an instrument rating. I don’t need anything more. Sure, it’s nice to remember flying that single-pilot Lockheed Lodestar alone, ... read more

Gallery: Tails on Display at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine Van’s Aircraft has been manufacturing kits for 50 years—and over the years, the pilots who build thesekits have been coming up with interesting and creative ways to show their individuality when it comesto aircraft paint schemes. The Van’s Aircraft is known for its distinctive P-51 inspired tail—which justso happens to make an excellent canvas for creative expression—and the airplane’s crowning glory. Flying this airplane, Wile E. Coyote might actually catch the Road ... read more

Improvisation Is Not a Flight Plan

FLYING Magazine According to the pilot’s own account, he and his lady friend were on a weekend jaunt to Saline Hot Springs, a tiny, rather charming clothing-optional oasis located in the middle of nowhere on the eastern edge of Death Valley in California. He approached the 1,350-foot gravel and rock “Chicken Strip” at 60 knots in his Grumman Yankee, landing uphill, as recommended. Something went wrong, and the Yankee came to rest upside down at the far end of the strip. The pilot broke ... read more

AirVenture 2022: Twilight Flight Fest

AVweb For those who want more action at AirVenture, but want it in a relaxing, more intimate environment, the Twilight Flight Fest at the Fun Fly Zone is exactly what they’re looking for. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings attendees are treated to a 90-minute airshow featuring STOL demos, the Airythmia Paramotor Demonstration Team, Red Bull Skydivers and extreme radio-controlled aircraft 3D demos. In this video, Mariano Rosales catches some of the highlights. The post ... read more

Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator At AirVenture

AVweb AirVenture is supposed to be a general aviation show but the fact that it punches way above its weight is proven by companies like Boeing and Airbus parking their best in the square all week. This year, Boeing is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their ecoDemonstrator technology test bed. The ecoDemonstrator showcases Boeing’s work on sustainable aircraft design features for the airline industry, with a focus on saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions. For more on the program, ... read more

AirVenture Spotlight: Sling It!

AVweb Keen to show off their new High-Wing variation of the well-regarded low-wing TSi, South African airframer Sling has done so in spectacular fashion by flying the prototype and production serial numbers one and two from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The trio landed at AirVenture yesterday afternoon. Serial number 2 Sling High Wing is this taildragger. The strut-less wing, composite center-fuselage bodywork and extensive flush riveting make the design more slippery ... read more

Nine Navy Helicopters Damaged In Storm

AVweb It might be the most powerful in the world but the U.S. Navy seems to have trouble battling the weather. A month after losing a $30-$60 million F/A-18 overboard from a carrier, at least nine helicopters were seriously damaged at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on July 26 when a powerful thunderstorm blew through. “We can confirm that nine helicopters located at Naval Station Norfolk Chambers Field sustained damage while on deck at the airfield following a severe storm that occurred ... read more

New life for New Cuyama

AOPA General Aviation News After several years of neglect, New Cuyama Airport in California’s high desert will get a second chance at life after residents, pilots, and volunteers decided it was worth saving. Read More read more

AirVenture dawn patrol

AOPA General Aviation News Swiss watchmaker (and AOPA Premier Partner) Breitling orchestrated a warbird exercise at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that took us back in time as we flew aboard a bomber in the formidable formation, propellers gleaming in the early morning sun, framed perfectly by the clouds. Read More read more

‘A spectacular journey’

AOPA General Aviation News Three Sling aircraft with a new high-wing design departed South Africa on July 10, with stops in Ghana, Angola, Cape Verde, and Barbados, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Weather delayed their arrival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, though not the enthusiasm of pilots, crew, and customers. Read More read more

‘It’s been a long two weeks’ waiting for AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News Alex Browne is a patient guy. He’s been waiting for more than two weeks to see his brand-new airplane—the 2022 AOPA Sweepstakes Grumman Tiger, which he found out he won during a surprise visit from AOPA President Mark Baker at his home base in Petaluma, California, in mid-July. Read More read more

Burning bright in the AirVenture night

AOPA General Aviation News Lighting the night with an airshow and fireworks is a tried and true EAA AirVenture tradition that never loses its luster—and remains one of our favorite photographic assignments of the week. Read More read more

Night Airshow Blasts Through the Drizzle

Plane & Pilot Magazine Despite less-than-perfect conditions, the night airshow was absolutely great. Check out these stunning images! Read More "Night Airshow Blasts Through the Drizzle" The post Night Airshow Blasts Through the Drizzle appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Up Close with the Van’s RV-15 at Oshkosh 2022

Plane & Pilot Magazine Here’s a detailed look at the first high-wing plane from Van’s Aircraft from every possible angle. Read More "Up Close with the Van’s RV-15 at Oshkosh 2022" The post Up Close with the Van’s RV-15 at Oshkosh 2022 appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

‘It’s been a long two weeks’ waiting for AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News Alex Browne is a patient guy. He’s been waiting for more than two weeks to see his brand-new airplane—the 2022 AOPA Sweepstakes Grumman Tiger, which he found out he won during a surprise visit from AOPA President Mark Baker at his home base in Petaluma, California, in mid-July. Read More read more

Burning bright in the AirVenture night

AOPA General Aviation News Lighting the night with an airshow and fireworks is a tried and true EAA AirVenture tradition that never loses its luster—and remains one of our favorite photographic assignments of the week. Read More read more

AirVenture dawn patrol

AOPA General Aviation News Swiss watchmaker (and AOPA Premier Partner) Breitling orchestrated a warbird exercise at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that took us back in time as we flew aboard a bomber in the formidable formation, propellers gleaming in the early morning sun, framed perfectly by the clouds. Read More read more

‘A spectacular journey’

AOPA General Aviation News Three Sling aircraft with a new high-wing design departed South Africa on July 10, with stops in Ghana, Angola, Cape Verde, and Barbados, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Weather delayed their arrival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, though not the enthusiasm of pilots, crew, and customers. Read More read more

Picture of the Day: Good morning OSH

General Aviation News Bob Hayes submitted this photo and note: "The sun just about to rise over North 40 camping at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. This has been the coolest weather I’ve ever had during AirVenture — and no mosquitoes!" Read More read more

Thursday’s Video Snapshot: Two Minutes of Oshkosh AirVenture Beauty

Plane & Pilot Magazine V-22s, RV-15s, C-165s and more! We’ve got all the secrets to fun at OSH! Read More "Thursday’s Video Snapshot: Two Minutes of Oshkosh AirVenture Beauty" The post Thursday’s Video Snapshot: Two Minutes of Oshkosh AirVenture Beauty appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

New life for New Cuyama

AOPA General Aviation News After several years of neglect, New Cuyama Airport in California’s high desert will get a second chance at life after residents, pilots, and volunteers decided it was worth saving. Read More read more

JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit In $3.8 Million Deal

FLYING Magazine JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) agreed to acquire Spirit Airlines Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) in a $3.8 billion deal. The resulting airline would become the fifth-largest U.S. air carrier and an especially powerful player in discount travel. The announcement of the transaction comes a day after Spirit and longtime suitor Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) agreed to abandon a merger proposal they had announced in February just before Spirit was to announce the result of a ... read more

Questions from the Cockpit: Low passes, low blows

General Aviation News I, like many of you, know perfectly well what a low approach is. What I didn’t know is that there are apparently quite a few people who don’t know what a low approach is. That affects my safety. Read More read more

Thursday Oshkosh Day Four Gallery! U-2, a Super Rare Cessna and Much More.

Plane & Pilot Magazine One of the very greatest things about OSH is how surprisingly different every day is. Scratch that—how different the view gets every time you turn … Read More "Thursday Oshkosh Day Four Gallery! U-2, a Super Rare Cessna and Much More." The post Thursday Oshkosh Day Four Gallery! U-2, a Super Rare Cessna and Much More. appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Approach Aviation introduces expanded alternator coupling tool kit

AOPA General Aviation News Massachusetts-based Approach Aviation announced an expanded alternator drive coupling tool kit, which will be able to service more Continental piston engines, on July 19. Read More read more

Aspen Evolution no longer requires mechanical backup

AOPA General Aviation News Aircraft equipped with Aspen Evolution primary flight displays will no longer be required to carry mechanical gyros, the company announced at EAA AirVenture. Read More read more

CubCrafters goes public

General Aviation News For the first time in its 40-year history, CubCrafters is allowing the public to invest in the company. The grassroots initiative allows investors to invest starting at $400. Read More read more

Approach Aviation introduces expanded alternator coupling tool kit

AOPA General Aviation News Massachusetts-based Approach Aviation announced an expanded alternator drive coupling tool kit, which will be able to service more Continental piston engines, on July 19. Read More read more

Aspen Evolution no longer requires mechanical backup

AOPA General Aviation News Aircraft equipped with Aspen Evolution primary flight displays will no longer be required to carry mechanical gyros, the company announced at EAA AirVenture. Read More read more

McFarlane acquires Airforms

General Aviation News McFarlane is a long-time distributor of Airforms products. Read More read more

New trailer for ICON A5 debuts

General Aviation News "The ICON Enclosed Trailer has been on our product roadmap for several years now and I'm grateful to Sport Trailers for their partnership on this project," said Jerry Meyer, CEO of ICON Aircraft. "We are excited to get this new lifestyle accessory into the hands of our owners so they can have even more options for taking their adventures off airport." Read More read more

200-Way Head-Down Skydive Attempt Set For Aug. 22

AVweb 200 skydivers hope to claim a new record on Aug. 22 with a head-down vertical jump near Chicago. A total of 10 aircraft will carry the men and women to 19,000 feet and after they jump they’ll have only a minute to link together for the feat. On leaving the aircraft, the skydivers will dive head-first for the ground while they pick up their partners plummeting at 180 MPH. “This new record illustrates the sport’s progressions as skill sets, training, and equipment have improved,” ... read more

Spirit Cancels Frontier Deal, JetBlue Talks Continue

AVweb Spirit Airlines has formally canceled a proposed $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Airlines after shareholders refused to back the deal. According to the financial papers, that makes Spirit ripe for the picking by JetBlue, which announced its interest in acquiring Spirit a few months ago. JetBlue is offering a billion dollars more for Spirit, but Spirit officials are worried that a merger would result in antitrust action by the federal government because of JetBlue’s partnership with ... read more

AirVenture 2022: Aithre’s Built-in Smart O2 System

AVweb Aithre Aviation has made huge progress in cockpit biometrics over the past few years with a variety of safety-enhancing portable products, and now it has a complete and scalable smart oxygen system that can be retrofitted in both experimental and certified airplanes. Aviation Consumer Magazine Editor Larry Anglisano took a look at the system with Jim Rutler in the company RV-10 at AirVenture 2022. The post AirVenture 2022: Aithre’s Built-in Smart O2 System appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022: Redbird Mixed Reality Flight Simulator

AVweb Redbird Flight Simulations came to AirVenture 2022 with a flight simulator concept that combines virtual reality technology with the company’s TD desktop sim. In this video, Redbird vice president for marketing Josh Harnagel discusses the ideas behind the design and the current state of development. The post AirVenture 2022: Redbird Mixed Reality Flight Simulator appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture Gallery, July 27, 2022

AVweb 1 of 13 Ampaire electric hybrid Cessna 337 Skymaster A United Airlines Boeing 777 performs in the afternoon airshow. A United Airlines Boeing 777 performs in the afternoon airshow. Dell Coller performs in the RAD Aero Jet ... read more

D-Day Squadron Plans 2024 Tour in Europe

FLYING Magazine The commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion in 2019 saw a massive undertaking to honor and respect the sacrifices made by so many who served the Allied cause in World War II. A key part of that event—especially among pilots and aviation historians—was the mission of the D-Day Squadron to coordinate the flight of 15 Douglas DC-3s and variants across the North Atlantic in order to recreate the overflights and airdrops that took place along the coast of ... read more

Gallery: Thursday at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine The 2022 edition of EAA AirVenture continues in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Come along as we share all the sights of Thursday at the world’s biggest aviation party. Diamond’s DA50RG retract single is powered by a 300-hp Continental CD-300 turbocharged powerplant. [Photo: Thom Patterson] This Epic E1000GX does 333 knots and boasts in a 4,000 feet-per-minute climb out. [Photo: Thom Patterson] Scrappy, the famed STOL aircraft designed and built by Mike Patey, includes twin, ... read more

Cessna pilot has problems with J-3 Cub rudders

General Aviation News I think the student, who has spent most of his time in Cessnas, was trying to use the rudders in a similar manner, which requires long, constant pressure to control. The Piper Cub requires quick, constantly changing rudder inputs to maintain directional control. Read More read more

Seeking Growth as a Pilot? Start by Visiting Gliderports

FLYING Magazine For many pilots, soaring in a glider represents a purer form of flight than being driven through the air by an engine. For others, the quiet aircraft circling overhead, with their long, high-aspect-ratio wings, are more of a curiosity. Some even consider soaring a fringe activity, like the indignant pilot who once told me, “You know, lots of those planes don’t have radios.”  While I think I would feel terribly vulnerable flying without my radio, I can also appreciate the ... read more

FAA-Supported ACE Academies Take Kids from the Classroom to the Cockpit

FLYING Magazine Isaiah Silla, a 15-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, leans into a KC-135 boom pod simulator, examining the controls that allow the Stratotanker to refuel military aircraft midair. Earlier in the week, he practiced landing a corporate jet in a full-motion simulator, and pondered the physics of getting a C-17 Globemaster airborne.  The activities were all part of a one-week Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy that ended July 16. The academy was hosted by the Organization of ... read more

Two Serious Injuries In Anchorage Seaplane Crash (Video)

AVweb Two people aboard a Regal Air Beaver floatplane were seriously injured when the aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Lake Hood, near Anchorage, Alaska’s main airport on Tuesday, July 26. Five others aboard the aircraft escaped injury and were able to swim clear of the wreckage. The aircraft came to rest nose down in about five feet of water. Lake Hood is a busy seaplane base that’s immediately adjacent to Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. In a video sent to us by ... read more

Poll: Do You Think The Airline Pilot Retirement Age Should Be Raised To 67 From 65?

AVweb Poll: Do You Think the Airline Pilot Retirement Age Should be Raised to 67 from 65? Poll: Do You Think The Airline Pilot Retirement Age Should Be Raised To 67 From 65? Sure, why not? No way. Maybe, with additional health checks. Other Δ The post Poll: Do You Think The Airline Pilot Retirement Age Should Be Raised To 67 From 65? appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Will Russia Really Leave The ISS? Or Is It Just Bluster? A NASA Veteran’s View

AVweb What can we say about Russia’s announcement that it will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024? I would refer to that old British Bulldog Winston Churchill, who, in 1939, said, “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”  Russia makes many announcements that are often conflicting, frequently grandiose and sometimes designed to do nothing but provoke. Government pronouncements are often phrased in a way as ... read more

AirVenture Spotlight: Samaritan Aviation Launches Campaign To Expand Operations In Papua New Guinea

AVweb Along the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a 750-mile-long river that snakes its way through jungles and swamps, only one thing stands between remote villagers and the stark reality of life-and-death medical events. Samaritan Aviation’s Cessna 206 on floats provides, at no cost, the most daring and extreme of medical evacuation services. Unique in the world of missionary flying, Samaritan Aviation meets the critical needs of more than 500,000 people across the East Sepik ... read more

Pelton’s ‘Welcome To Oshkosh’ Featured A Menu Of Positive Indicators

AVweb EAA Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton delivered a touching tribute to past-EAA President Tom Poberezny at his introductory press briefing earlier this week. Poberezny had passed away just hours before at 2:00 a.m. on opening day, timing that touched many who knew him and appreciated his accomplishments for personal aviation. Getting to the business at hand, Pelton was demonstrative in his optimism for this year’s AirVenture. “We tiptoed into 2019,” he said, referring to the kaleidoscope ... read more

Amelia Earhart Statue Unveiled In U.S. Capitol

AVweb Just three days after what would have been her 125th birthday, a statue of Amelia Earhart was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Wednesday. Her likeness joins 34 other statues in the hall and was placed between Thomas Edison and Chief Standing Bear, a native civil rights leader during the 19th century. At least in time, Earhart’s trip to the Capitol was longer than any flight she ever flew, starting in 1999 when the Kansas legislature voted to have her statue replace ... read more

AirVenture 2022: Whelen Aerospace Technologies Product Update

AVweb Whelen Aerospace Technologies (WAT) brought several new products to AirVenture this year including a landing/taxi light for homebuilt aircraft and recognition lights for Mooney models. In this video, WAT director of business development Matt Dondoneau discusses those products along with the company’s 70-year legacy. The post AirVenture 2022: Whelen Aerospace Technologies Product Update appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Raytheon Invests In VerdeGo Hybrid Technology

AVweb With electric aircraft manufacturers struggling against limited battery capacity, aerospace giant Raytheon is at least modestly bullish on emerging hybrid electric technology. On Wednesday, the company announced that its venture arm, RTX Ventures, will pour $12 million into a hybrid startup called VerdeGo Aero. VerdeGo is obtaining additional funding from DiamondStream Partners, Seyer Industries and Standish Spring Investments. Avfuel Technology is also participating. VerdeGo was ... read more

Podcast: Cirrus Aircraft At AirVenture 2022

AVweb In this podcast, Cirrus Aircraft president for customer experience Todd Simmons sat down with AVweb’s Kate O’Connor at AirVenture 2022 to discuss aircraft sales, managing supply chains and attracting new pilots. The post Podcast: Cirrus Aircraft At AirVenture 2022 appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Boeing forecasts need for 2.1 million aviation professionals

AOPA General Aviation News The commercial aviation industry (minus business aviation and helicopter operations) will need 602,000 new pilots, 610,000 new technicians, and 899,000 new cabin crew personnel globally over the next 20 years, Boeing announced in its Pilot and Technician Outlook 2022 – 2041 on July 26. Read More read more

Cirrus Talks New Airplanes, Core Priorities

Plane & Pilot Magazine You want to know what new airplane Cirrus Aircraft is working on right now? Yeah, we do too, but they are tight lipped about it, … Read More "Cirrus Talks New Airplanes, Core Priorities" The post Cirrus Talks New Airplanes, Core Priorities appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Balloonists Play With Fire; So Do Big Airliners!

Plane & Pilot Magazine The breadth of the festivities at OSH are on full display in our best Oshkosh gallery yet! (Okay, we always say that, but this one really is fantastic!) Read More "Balloonists Play With Fire; So Do Big Airliners!" The post Balloonists Play With Fire; So Do Big Airliners! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Day Three Video

Plane & Pilot Magazine Today’s Video from Oshkosh AirVenture 2022 Goes from One End of Wittman Regional to the other, and beyond! Read More "EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Day Three Video" The post EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Day Three Video appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

U.S. Air Force Turns to Aviation Training Devices Amid T-1A Divesting

FLYING Magazine The U.S. Air Force has integrated hundreds of immersive training devices that allow physical and visual interaction with flight controls and avionics into its pilot training system as it prepares to divest its fleet of aging T-1A Jayhawk training aircraft. More than 200 immersive training devices (ITDs) have been delivered throughout the Air Force pilot training system, according to an Air Force Air Education and Training Command spokesperson. Earlier this week at EAA ... read more

Keep Oshkosh Weird. Five Things That Make AirVenture Irreplaceable.

Plane & Pilot Magazine The post Keep Oshkosh Weird. Five Things That Make AirVenture Irreplaceable. appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

New Five-Blade Propeller Gains FAA STC for Cessna 206 Series

FLYING Magazine The Cessna 206 series received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for a five-blade MT-Propeller. According to MT-Propeller, the new configuration reduces the maximum propeller rpm to 1,900. The configuration has already received certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). MT-Propeller president Gerd Muehlbauer boasts the following perks to the five-blade configuration: Improved erosion protection from bonded-on nickel alloy leading edges6-8 ... read more

Boeing forecasts need for 2.1 million aviation professionals

AOPA General Aviation News The commercial aviation industry (minus business aviation and helicopter operations) will need 602,000 new pilots, 610,000 new technicians, and 899,000 new cabin crew personnel globally over the next 20 years, Boeing announced in its Pilot and Technician Outlook 2022 – 2041 on July 26. Read More read more

Van’s RV-15 Attracts a Crowd at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine Van’s Aircraft has two things to celebrate at EAA AirVenture 2022—the 50th anniversary of the company and the release of the Van’s RV-15.  The RV-15 is the first high-wing design to come from the Oregon-based kit manufacturer and is a bid for the growing backcountry market.   All day long, crowds of curious people carefully walked around the RV-15, commenting on its sheer size, beefy landing gear, and fat tires. The size of the fuselage interior and the baggage door—the ... read more

Pictures of the Day: Scenes from AirVenture

General Aviation News As EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 continues, photographer Megan Vande Voort sent in some photos captured during her travels around Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Wisconsin. Read More read more

STOL Panel Will Focus on Safety and Training

FLYING Magazine A gathering of leaders in the STOL community and GA industry safety experts will convene Thursday, July 28 at EAA AirVenture to focus on safety—and the training required to maintain that safety. READ MORE: FLYING’s Complete Coverage of EAA AirVenture 2022 The concept to promote “Safety and Training for All Things STOL” is not new within the community. STOL is a competition but also an acronym for the type of flying this cadre of pilots does—short takeoff and ... read more

World War I Biplane Replica Makes First Oshkosh Appearance

FLYING Magazine There is something special about bringing an aircraft to EAA AirVenture for the first time—especially when that aircraft is a one-of-a-kind replica of the Fokker D.VII. The Fokker D.VII is a German biplane designed in 1918 by Reinhold Platz of the Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. During World War I, it was one of the most formidable German aircraft in the sky and a favorite of Germany’s Aces.  The Uniqueness of the Fokker The replica aircraft at this year’s AirVenture is owned by ... read more

How often should you change your airplane’s oil?

General Aviation News The mechanic listed an oil change as part of the inspection, even though the aircraft had been flown just 12 hours in the last 12 months. The owner insisted it did not need an oil change since the manufacturer recommends an oil change only every 50 hours. He completely disregarded the other part of the manufacturer’s recommendation: “Every 50 hours or four months, whichever occurs first.” Read More read more

FLYING Offers Special Subscription Price for Oshkosh Week

FLYING Magazine To mark the annual EAA Airventure at Oshkosh, FLYING Magazine is offering new subscribers a special airshow price of only $20 for the first year. Don’t miss this opportunity to save $30 on the normal subscription price! FLYING is created for pilots, by pilots. If you’re passionate about aviation, then FLYING Magazine is perfect for you. With in-depth features and profiles of all things aviation, FLYING has been the most widely read aviation magazine for nearly a ... read more

Boeing Forecasts Demand for 602,000 New Pilots

FLYING Magazine Demand for pilots in the commercial airline industry is expected to increase over the next two decades, according to new data from Boeing (NYSE: BA), a scenario that would provide worldwide growth in piloting job opportunities.  The company’s Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO), released at this week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, projects 602,000 pilots will be needed to fly the global commercial fleet.  Regionally, the largest demand for pilots will come from ... read more

Continental gets the lead out

General Aviation News Continental has applied to the FAA to use unleaded aviation gasoline in more than 100 engine models, including select O-200s, IO-360s, O-470s, and IO-470s. As the industry searches for a long-term fuel solution, Continental considers 91UL and 94UL fuel as a transitional step in a long-term strategy to reach a more sustainable aviation, company officials said. Read More read more

Textron donates $1 million to You Can Fly high school initiative

General Aviation News The donation will enable You Can Fly to introduce more high school students to career opportunities in aviation through the curriculum, which is offered free to schools, AOPA officials said. Read More read more

Gallery: Wednesday at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine EAA AirVenture continued Wednesday, once again under picture-perfect conditions at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH). Our reporters are on the ground, taking you along with them. Check back throughout the day as this page will be updated. Gregory Reister, who traveled to Oshkosh from Alberta, Canada, shows off his AirVenture windsock headgear. [Photo: Thom Patterson] A flight crew member aboard the Perlan 2 high-altitude glider watches a flight demonstration of a Delta Air ... read more

An Old Airplane Gets a Familiar New Owner

FLYING Magazine One of the best parts of attending EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is catching up with people whom you have known over the years—for me, one of those people is Dean Del Bene from Chicago, Illinois. When I met Del Bene many years ago, he was the owner and pilot of a 1937 Stinson SR-9C painted in the vintage colors of American Airlines. The words “ROUTE TRAINER” were emblazoned on the side as this aircraft was used to train pilots.  According to Del Bene, the aircraft ... read more

Redbird app updated with new features

General Aviation News Redbird Flight Simulations has added several new features to its Redbird Pro app, including monthly VFR and IFR scenarios and the ability for pilots to log airplane flights and other external training events. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022: Honeywell Anthem Update

AVweb Honeywell Aerospace has been working on the clean-sheet design Anthem integrated avionics suite, flying over 100 flight test hours in hopes of eventual FAA certification. It was showing the system at AirVenture 2022 at Oshkosh and Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano sat down with Honeywell’s Andrew Barker for an update on the project. The post AirVenture 2022: Honeywell Anthem Update appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture Airshow Gallery

AVweb 1 of 12 Airhow performer Matt Younkin Warbirds of America Vans Aircraft 50th celebration formations Jerry "Jive" Kerby flying Wild Thing Luke Aikins jumps from the Red Bull ... read more

David Higdon Dies At 73

AVweb Longtime journalist and aviation writer David J. Higdon, Jr., has died from unspecified causes at his home in Wichita, Kansas. He was 73. Dave often described himself as “an ink-stained wretch,” belying his chosen profession: journalism. That he was successful is evidenced by the mainstream and aviation-specific titles he wrote for over the years. An incomplete list of his former and current outlets includes The Journal of Commerce, The Wichita Eagle, Glider Rider, sister ... read more

Aspen Avionics Announces Autopilot Compatibility With Evolution Series

FLYING Magazine On Tuesday at EAA AirVenture, Aspen Avionics announced the integration of its Evolution flight display series with the Garmin GFC 600 autopilot. The avionics manufacturer also outlined the recent approval to use its Evolution series as a complete replacement for traditional instruments in the panel. With the latest software release (v2.12), those aircraft owners who have the GFC 600 installed in their airplanes can couple the digital autopilot to their primary flight ... read more

Excessive wear on brake liners leads to runway excursion

General Aviation News Excessive wear of the left brake liners which reduced brake effectiveness resulting in a runway excursion. Read More read more

Tecnam Debuts Gran Lusso P2010 at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine Tecnam debuted the Gran Lusso P2010 on Tuesday at Oshkosh, and the ‘luxury’ version of the piston single sports a diesel engine, and updated interior and avionics appointments. The twist on the company’s popular four-seat airplane plays upon Tecnam’s Italian heritage with a list of optional features made standard in the new edition, including: a new panel layoutGarmin GMC 707 autopilot with electronic stability protectionGarmin GCU 475 FMS keypadpolished aluminum trim ... read more

Sailplane That Soared Higher than the U-2 Flies at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine Perlan 2, the record-setting, pressurized high-altitude glider, performed its first flight demonstration at EAA AirVenture Tuesday, with help from the flight test team’s unique Grob Egrett turboprop.  During previous visits to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Perlan 2 was featured in the static display, but this year, chief pilot Jim Payne and chief engineer Morgan Sandercock finally took the opportunity to showcase the flight characteristics of this unique sailplane.  In 2018, Perlan ... read more

The Early Bird Gets the Good Parking at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine Among the most memorable achievements of a new, first-time airplane owner, certain ones stand out. The first solo of your new machine. Your first cross country. Your first overnight trip. And certainly, your first flight to Oshkosh.  Most pilots are familiar with the event. Now known as EAA AirVenture, thousands of airplanes and their owners converge upon Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for a weeklong aviation celebration. Aircraft of all types show ... read more

Congressional Bills Would Raise Airline Retirement Age To 67

AVweb Two companion bills soon to be introduced in Congress would raise the airline retirement age to 67 from the current 65. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced the Senate version of the bill and spoke about it at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport on Monday. “We just don’t have enough pilots over time to keep the skies working the way they should,” Graham, who is 67 himself, said at a press conference. During the next two years, some 5000 pilots will age out at the mandatory age ... read more

Russia Will Withdraw From the International Space Station

AVweb With tensions over the war in Ukraine and economic strains caused by sanctions, Russia announced Tuesday that it will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024. The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the company will instead pursue building its own orbital station. “We will fulfill all our obligations to our partners, but the decision to leave this station after 2024 has been made,” Roscosmos’ new chief, Yury Borisov, said, according to the Washington ... read more

Congressional Committee Looking At National 100LL Ban

AVweb A congressional committee will hold a hearing into banning leaded aviation fuel across the country on Thursday. The hearing, called “Toxic Air: How Leaded Aviation Fuel is Poisoning America’s Children” is being held by the environment subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. It will hear from three witnesses: Marciela Lechuga, a resident living next to Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, California; Cindy Chavez, the Santa Clara County Supervisor; and Bruce Lanphear, ... read more

Boeing Report Shows Growing Need For Pilots, Maintenance Techs

AVweb Former American Airlines pilot Chris Broom, now Boeing Commercial Service’s VP of commercial training solutions, briefed journalists today (July 26) on staffing needs identified by the manufacturer’s just-released 20-year Pilot and Technician Outlook. Summing up the overriding message, he said, “If you know—or anyone you know knows—someone who wants to learn to fly, send them my way.” Boeing projects a need for not just 602,000 pilots in the next two decades, but also 610,000 ... read more

Planning For The Storm—On The Ground!

AVweb There is one thing for certain about a week in Oshkosh in July – you WILL worry your way through at least one strong thunderstorm. And while there is little you can do if it decides to hail (historically unlikely), and a tornado (less historically unlikely) is the nightmare scenario that you can’t do much about: wind! The case can be made that strong winds will be on the menu so you need to be prepared. Not just to save your plane but to save your neighbor’s plane should yours decide ... read more

Tailwind Technologies Combines Brands To Form Hartzell Aviation

AVweb Tailwind Technologies announced at AirVenture 2022 that it has combined Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Aerospace Welding and Hartzell Engine Tech to form Hartzell Aviation. According to the company, the rebranding “reinforces the three organizations’ core competencies and their joint pursuit of improving General Aviation.” The organizations will continue to focus on the areas they specialize in and operate independently as part of Hartzell Aviation. “The independent operating companies ... read more

AirVenture EAGLE Forum On Unleaded Avgas Drew A Large Crowd

AVweb At Monday’s AirVenture EAGLE forum on unleaded fuel, FAA head of certification Lirio Liu expressed optimism that the finish line could come sooner than the group’s published target date of 2030 but would not promise a detailed timeline. Liu, a longtime top-level FAA executive who has experience with multiple facets of the agency’s oversight, recently replaced Earl Lawrence in the position, and this is her first visit to AirVenture in her new capacity. The forum consisted of an ... read more

Continental seeks FAA approval for UL 91/94 in lower compression engines

AOPA General Aviation News Continental affirmed its support for current unleaded fuel alternatives as well as future unleaded fuels that could come through the FAA/industry initiative called Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 26. Read More read more

Paradigm busted

AOPA General Aviation News The Revo is a forceful rejection of seemingly irresistible forces in aerobatic flying toward evermore capable, refined, and costly aircraft. Read More read more

The show goes on

AOPA General Aviation News Hearts made heavy by the death of Tom Poberezny were lifted by the spectacular array of aeronautical prowess on display that maintains the tempo each day of the modern event that is his legacy. Read More read more

GA, FAA leaders provide EAGLE update to lively, large AirVenture audience

AOPA General Aviation News In front of a jam-packed and spirited audience attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin July 25, AOPA President Mark Baker was joined by fellow general aviation association executives and senior FAA leaders to provide an update on the GA industry’s transition to unleaded fuel. Read More read more

True Course Simulations challenges pilots at EAA AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News VFR flight into IMC remains one of the leading causes of fatal aircraft accidents in general aviation. As pilots, we like to think we’d make the right decisions in deteriorating weather conditions. Read More read more

Oshkosh 2022, Incredible Day Two Photos, Including a Ground Loop. Caught in Motion!

Plane & Pilot Magazine Our photographers spread out around OSH and captured even more-stunning images of planes and pilots, along with an ouchie and some brilliant aerial shots! Read More "Oshkosh 2022, Incredible Day Two Photos, Including a Ground Loop. Caught in Motion!" The post Oshkosh 2022, Incredible Day Two Photos, Including a Ground Loop. Caught in Motion! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Jack Pelton’s Remarks on Saturation, His Plans for the Van’s RV-15 and the Current State of the FAA

Plane & Pilot Magazine Jack Pelton’s Remarks on Saturation, His Plans for the Van’s RV-15 and the Current State of the FAA Read More "Jack Pelton’s Remarks on Saturation, His Plans for the Van’s RV-15 and the Current State of the FAA" The post Jack Pelton’s Remarks on Saturation, His Plans for the Van’s RV-15 and the Current State of the FAA appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Going Direct: CubCrafters Goes Public

Plane & Pilot Magazine Here’s the vision, and it’s a bold one. Read More "Going Direct: CubCrafters Goes Public" The post Going Direct: CubCrafters Goes Public appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Video: Crooners, Fly Bys, Bagpipes and Gooney Birds at Oshkosh 2022

Plane & Pilot Magazine If you’re looking to catch a quick look at the wonders of OSH (and the gorgeous weather), look no further! Read More "Video: Crooners, Fly Bys, Bagpipes and Gooney Birds at Oshkosh 2022" The post Video: Crooners, Fly Bys, Bagpipes and Gooney Birds at Oshkosh 2022 appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Paradigm busted

AOPA General Aviation News The Revo is a forceful rejection of seemingly irresistible forces in aerobatic flying toward evermore capable, refined, and costly aircraft. Read More read more

Able Flight Class of 2022 Honored at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine It is always a proud day when a pilot earns their wings, especially when that pilot has been told that, due to a life-altering experience, becoming an aviator is not possible. Since 2006, Able Flight has been helping differently abled persons acquire their sport pilot certificates.  Interested in Pursuing an Aviation Degree? Visit our Flight School Guide! This not-for-profit company offers flight training paid for by scholarships. Each year, the scholarship winners are ... read more

GA, FAA leaders provide EAGLE update to lively, large AirVenture audience

AOPA General Aviation News In front of a jam-packed and spirited audience attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin July 25, AOPA President Mark Baker was joined by fellow general aviation association executives and senior FAA leaders to provide an update on the GA industry’s transition to unleaded fuel. Read More read more

Continental seeks FAA approval for UL 91/94 in lower compression engines

AOPA General Aviation News Continental affirmed its support for current unleaded fuel alternatives as well as future unleaded fuels that could come through the FAA/industry initiative called Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 26. Read More read more

The show goes on

AOPA General Aviation News Hearts made heavy by the death of Tom Poberezny were lifted by the spectacular array of aeronautical prowess on display that maintains the tempo each day of the modern event that is his legacy. Read More read more

Pictures of the Day: Planes at Oshkosh

General Aviation News During the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, which began July 25 and runs through July 31, more than 17,000 planes will fly into Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Wisconsin. Photographer Geremy Kornreich captured just a few of those planes at the beginning of the week. Read More read more

True Course Simulations challenges pilots at EAA AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News VFR flight into IMC remains one of the leading causes of fatal aircraft accidents in general aviation. As pilots, we like to think we’d make the right decisions in deteriorating weather conditions. Read More read more

Senator Lindsey Graham Aims To Raise Retirement Age for Commercial Pilots

FLYING Magazine U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and a group of colleagues introduced legislation that would raise the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots to 67 from 65. The proposed change is meant to help alleviate the pilot shortage that has led to waves of flight cancellations across the airline industry. The announcement follows months of speculation that Graham was considering such a plan. Congress last raised the retirement age for commercial pilots, to 65 from 60, in ... read more

The ultimate investment

General Aviation News Rather than putting tens of thousands of dollars into a sports car to assuage our fear of aging, why not learn to fly? Rather than taking on six figure debt to upscale into a bigger, more expensive house in an effort to impress the Joneses, wouldn’t we be better off to invest just a small fraction of that amount in ourselves? Read More read more

Gallery: Tuesday at Oshkosh

FLYING Magazine EAA AirVenture continued Tuesday at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Take a look at some of the sights our reporters took in on another picture-perfect day. Check back often, as pictures will be added throughout the day. This Swearingen SX-300 high-performance aircraft caught our eye in the shadow of Wittman Regional Airport’s (KOSH) ATC tower.  [Photo: Thom Patterson] This 1982 Cessna 172P is one of about 10,000 aircraft that fly into KOSH during ... read more

Avidyne Looks Forward to Pilot Eye, Vantage Projects

FLYING Magazine Avidyne’s Dan Schwinn has been flying a lot over the past couple of years, testing new equipment and features on various products created by the avionics manufacturer he founded in 1994. From his perch leading the company, Schwinn has observed the market forces at work in recent months, in terms of supply chain and ongoing pandemic woes, which he addressed in a press briefing at EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. “Even the biggest avionics manufacturers are small ... read more

Video: ATC at OSH

General Aviation News Ever wonder what the tower at Oshkosh is like during the week of the show? Check out Fred Johnsen's video, which chronicles the bustling radio communications as FAA controllers talk with pilots and each other to safely move huge numbers of airplanes through the airspace around Oshkosh. The familiar call from controllers to pilots: “Rock your wings” is an Oshkosh staple, allowing controllers to positively identify aircraft they are communicating with. Read More read more

Tom Poberezny flies west

General Aviation News Former Experimental Aircraft Association President Tom Poberezny died July 25, 2022, the opening day of the 69th annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. He was 75. Read More read more

Photos: FLYING Honors Award Winners at Adventure Party

FLYING Magazine To wrap up the first day of EAA AirVenture 2022, FLYING hosted some of the aviation industry’s leaders at its annual party, which took place this year The Waters on the shores of Lake Winnebago. Here are some of the sights from that event, including the winners of FLYING’s Editor’s Choice and Innovation awards. All photos by Stephen Yeates. The Garmin team accepts their FLYING Editors’ Choice Award for Avionics for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument, making its way ... read more

Kodiak 900 unveiled

General Aviation News On opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, Daher introduced the Kodiak 900, a larger, faster version of the Kodiak 100. Read More read more

Deal With Distractions

AVweb Many of life’s distractions are enjoyable, but cockpit distractions can have tragic consequences. For years, the NTSB has made “Eliminate Distractions” one of their Ten Most Wanted safety improvements.  In Ernest Gann’s Fate is the Hunter, he describes a night approach as a DC-2 First Officer while Captain Ross lit matches in front of Gann’s nose to distract him. Ross later made the famous statement, “Anyone can do this job when things are going right. In this business, we play for ... read more

AirVenture 2022: Kodiak 900

AVweb On opening day at AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh, Daher revealed its newly certified Kodiak 900 turboprop single. It isn’t a replacement for the successful Kodiak 100, but instead joins the model lineup with more speed, more cabin space and more refinement. For this video, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano took a look at the new Kodiak 900 with Daher’s Mark Brown. The post AirVenture 2022: Kodiak 900 appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022: Arrivals

AVweb Mariano Rosales catalogs a busy day of aircraft arrivals at AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The post AirVenture 2022: Arrivals appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022 Arrivals Gallery

AVweb 1 of 16 Photo: Todd Huvard Photo: Todd Huvard Andy Klos and Don Smith man The Point - the control post for arrivals and departures to the Seaplane Base lagoon. Floats and seaplanes are met by taxi boats to move arrivals to docking and anchorages. Photo: Todd ... read more

Honda Aircraft Company Soars Under New Leadership

FLYING Magazine When the Honda Aircraft Company debuted its prototype HondaJet at EAA AirVenture in 2005, the project had been in the works for roughly 20 years. That’s the kind of long game that Honda Motor Company played as it considered its entry into the general aviation market. And it’s a concept that is inherent to the DNA of the company, made evident again in FLYING’s first talk with new Honda Aircraft CEO Hideto Yamasaki at Oshkosh 2022. Yamasaki took on the role upon the planned ... read more

Busy airspace leads to near-miss during training flight

General Aviation News I also wouldn't rely too much on ATC to provide traffic information in busy airspace, even on IFR flight plan. Read More read more

Respect the Limitations of the Solo

FLYING Magazine Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 91.3 states: “The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to the operation of that aircraft.”  It seems pretty straight forward—unless the PIC is a student pilot on a solo flight and they are flying on the endorsement of their flight instructor. If the student PIC makes a bad decision that results in an FAR violation, or an incident or accident, you better believe their CFI is going to ... read more

Inside Boeing’s 777 ecoDemonstrator

FLYING Magazine When you first step aboard Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) latest ecoDemonstrator platform—a 777-200ER—it’s clear there’s some serious research happening inside.  Celebrating a decade of turning airliners into flying test labs for environmentally friendly technology, Boeing brought the towering 777 to this week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Throughout the passenger cabin of the widebody twinjet, orange devices–connected by tightly wrapped wiring–are strategically strapped ... read more

Tom Poberezny mourned

AOPA General Aviation News EAA AirVenture opened on July 25 with somber news that Tom Poberezny, whose father founded the event, and who succeeded his father leading the Experimental Aircraft Association for many years, died hours before the show that he built into a world-class event began, following a brief illness. Read More read more

As AirVenture Opens, Longtime EAA President Tom Poberezny Dies At 75 (Updated)

AVweb In an ironic twist of timing, longtime EAA President Tom Poberezny died early Monday morning just as the 69th AirVenture was hours from officially opening. EAA said Poberezny died after a brief illness at 75, severing the last direct link to the family that founded the Experimental Aircraft Association in 1953. Tom Poberezny took over the reins of EAA in 1989 and lead it through a sometimes turbulent period. His father, Paul, built EAA into one of the largest and most influential ... read more

AirVenture 2022: Trig’s New VHF Navcomm

AVweb Just when we thought the market has seen the end of the traditional VHF navcomm radio, Trig Avionics comes to AirVenture 2022 with two new models—the TX56 and TX57. In this video Trig’s Andy Davis gave Aviation Consumer’s Larry Anglisano a demo. The post AirVenture 2022: Trig’s New VHF Navcomm appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022: Van’s RV-15 Breaks Cover At AirVenture

AVweb Monday morning, the Van’s RV-15 was brought across the field to take its place in the front of the Van’s booth. Naturally, crowds descended upon the airplane as soon as the engine stopped. Van’s staff remained with the airplane to answer questions. A forum is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. to further discuss the airplane, where it is in flight test and to answer what are likely to be 1000 questions. For a closer look at the RV-15, see Van’s On Top in KITPLANES. The post ... read more

CubCrafters Announces Public Stock Offering

AVweb In what’s surely a first for a small aircraft company, Yakima-based CubCrafters has announced it plans to raise investment capital by selling preferred stock to customers and aviation enthusiasts. The company will float the offer under the Security and Exchange Commission’s Regulation A, which exempts the usual registration requirements for traditional initial public offerings. Starting this week, CubCrafters says, would-be investors can make non-binding reservations to buy shares at ... read more

General Aviation Accident Bulletin, July 25, 2022

AVweb AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear about a year after the accident, although some take longer. Find out more about Aviation Safety at www.aviationsafetymagazine.com. April 16, 2022, ... read more

Piper Receives 1,000th PT6A-42A, Earns M600 MEL Approval

AVweb Piper Aircraft announced at AirVenture 2022 that it has received its 1,000th PT6A-42A engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada. Piper has been using the engine model for its single-engine turboprops since beginning production of the Meridian in 2000, and it currently powers Piper aircraft including the M500, M600 and M600 SLS. Piper says its 1,000th PT6A-42A will be installed on an M600 SLS slated to enter service next month. “Since 1974, Piper Aircraft has enjoyed a longstanding ... read more

Tom Poberezny mourned

AOPA General Aviation News EAA AirVenture opened on July 25 with somber news that Tom Poberezny, whose father founded the event, and who succeeded his father leading the Experimental Aircraft Association for many years, died hours before the show that he built into a world-class event began, following a brief illness. Read More read more

Daher Unveils FAA-Certified Kodiak 900

FLYING Magazine What do you do with a well-targeted utility machine capable of mastering a wide range of on- and off-airport missions? Well, you make it fly faster. Daher Aircraft revealed the Kodiak 900 pretty-darned-fast utility turboprop from the Kodiak 100 series, and the company announced its FAA certification at EAA AirVenture 2022. With a new PT6-series powerplant from Pratt & Whitney, a streamlined cargo pod, and the Garmin G1000 NXi up front, the Kodiak 900 takes the series ... read more

GA Pilots Press Committee on Lead-Free Fuel

FLYING Magazine GA pilots posed hard questions Monday to a panel of aviation industry stakeholders trying to develop new lead-free, high octane fuel. At this year’s Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, several pilots expressed frustration with the lack of available fuel options at many airports. “We can’t buy 100LL fuel,” one GA pilot complained to the panel. “When can we have some alternative?” That question—and several others like it—drew ... read more

CubCrafters Gets Set To Go Public

FLYING Magazine There is an old saying in investing—put money in what you know. Backcountry pilots and aviation enthusiasts will soon have an opportunity to do this as CubCrafters has announced that it is filing with the securities and exchange commission for a public offering in the coming weeks. The announcement came on the first day of EAA AirVenture. The Yakima, Washington-based backcountry aircraft manufacturer specializes in Part 23-certified light sport and experimental aircraft, ... read more

Mixing it up

AOPA General Aviation News Taking off from San Francisco International Airport, I looked out over the ridgeline of Rancho Corral de Tierra off the left wing, then the waters of San Francisco Bay to my right. Read More read more

PS Engineering announces trimmed-down digital audio controller

AOPA General Aviation News Aviation intercom and audio controller manufacturer PS Engineering introduced the PMA450C, a new general aviation audio controller without the fluff. Read More read more

Through the lens: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

AOPA General Aviation News EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is not just any show, so we dispatched one of our best—AOPA Pilot Senior Photographer David Tulis—to document the epic sights. Read More read more

Video: Oshkosh 2022 Arrivals!

Plane & Pilot Magazine Check out Art Eichmann’s masterful video of AirVenture lighting up for Day One! Read More "Video: Oshkosh 2022 Arrivals!" The post Video: Oshkosh 2022 Arrivals! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Oshkosh 2022 Opens with Great Optimism and a Touch of Sadness

Plane & Pilot Magazine This year’s show, which is guaranteed to be one of the best ever, started on a somber note. Read More "Oshkosh 2022 Opens with Great Optimism and a Touch of Sadness" The post Oshkosh 2022 Opens with Great Optimism and a Touch of Sadness appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

PS Engineering announces trimmed-down digital audio controller

AOPA General Aviation News Aviation intercom and audio controller manufacturer PS Engineering introduced the PMA450C, a new general aviation audio controller without the fluff. Read More read more

Luxury version of Tecnam P2010 on display at AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News Italian airplane manufacturer Tecnam dispatched the upscale version of its four-seat P2010 to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin. Read More read more

Through the lens: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

AOPA General Aviation News EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is not just any show, so we dispatched one of our best—AOPA Pilot Senior Photographer David Tulis—to document the epic sights. Read More read more

Mixing it up

AOPA General Aviation News Taking off from San Francisco International Airport, I looked out over the ridgeline of Rancho Corral de Tierra off the left wing, then the waters of San Francisco Bay to my right. Read More read more

EAA GirlVenture Kicks Off

FLYING Magazine You don’t have to wait to be an adult to cultivate an interest in aviation, as some 85 girls attending the opening day of EAA GirlVenture, a four-day camp going on as part of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, are learning.  During the morning, the second floor of the EAA Museum’s new educational center found the girls attending lectures and presentations, including a private pilot ground school led by Certified Flight Instructor Judy Phelps. The girls created flight plans, ... read more

Former EAA President Tom Poberezny Dies

FLYING Magazine The aviation world is mourning the loss of longtime Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) president Tom Poberezny, who passed away Monday morning after a brief illness. He was 75. Poberezny was born into an aviation family on October 3, 1946. His father, Paul Poberezny, founded the EAA. Tom would succeed his father as president of the organization and served in this capacity from 1989 to 2010. “It is not lost on us that Tom’s passing occurred on the opening day of EAA ... read more

A New Plane, the Kodiak 900, from Daher

Plane & Pilot Magazine You won’t believe what the company behind the TBM has done with the Kodiak 900. Read More "A New Plane, the Kodiak 900, from Daher" The post A New Plane, the Kodiak 900, from Daher appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Luxury version of Tecnam P2010 on display at AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News Italian airplane manufacturer Tecnam dispatched the upscale version of its four-seat P2010 to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin. Read More read more

Severe weather strikes AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News The weather usually makes headlines during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. For starters, it’s summer in Wisconsin, and powerful thunderstorms are common. Second, pilots always talk about the weather—from how beautiful to how nasty it can be. Read More read more

Cavagnaro, Timmermans named to NAFI CFI Hall of Fame

AOPA General Aviation News Spin specialist and AOPA columnist Catherine Cavagnaro and independent flight instructor Ron Timmermans will be inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame administered by the National Association of Flight Instructors during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin. Read More read more

The Pilot Proficiency Center Opens in a New Permanent Space

FLYING Magazine The much-anticipated permanent new home for the Pilot Proficiency Center is open for business. The facility is part of an educational expansion to the Experimental Aircraft Association museum. The first floor has classroom space and now a farm of permanent Redbird LD Advanced Aviation Training Devices and a Redbird Crosswind Trainer. READ MORE: FLYING‘s Complete Coverage of EAA AirVenture 2022 The PPC is a joint venture of the Society of the Aviation and Flight Educators ... read more

U.S. Sending 580 Phoenix Ghost Drones to Ukraine

FLYING Magazine The U.S. is sending up to 580 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones to Ukraine as part of a $270 million aid package that also includes weapons systems, vehicles, and ammunition, defense officials announced Friday. The military aid includes a Presidential Drawdown of up to $175 million—the 16th aid package since last August—and $95 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds, acting Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale said. USAI spending marks the beginning ... read more

Volunteers Begin Building This Year’s One Week Wonder at AirVenture

FLYING Magazine The Experimental Aircraft Association was founded on the idea that anyone can build an airplane, and this week, the folks at Sonex Aircraft are proving it as the One Week Wonder returns to AirVenture. As the show opened on Monday, so did the crates of components for the Sonex Waiex-B, which is being built by a small army of red-shirt-clad volunteers. The Sonex is a metal aircraft that comes in component form. One of the selling points of the design is that because it is a ... read more

Severe weather strikes AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News The weather usually makes headlines during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. For starters, it’s summer in Wisconsin, and powerful thunderstorms are common. Second, pilots always talk about the weather—from how beautiful to how nasty it can be. Read More read more

Cavagnaro, Timmermans named to NAFI CFI Hall of Fame

AOPA General Aviation News Spin specialist and AOPA columnist Catherine Cavagnaro and independent flight instructor Ron Timmermans will be inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame administered by the National Association of Flight Instructors during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin. Read More read more

Flying the AOPA Sweepstakes Cessna 170 to AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News Once again tasked with flying an aircraft to do things outside of my comfort zone, I got a quick checkout in the AOPA Sweepstakes Cessna 170B and then flew it to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 the next day. Read More read more

Pictures of the Day: The show before the show

General Aviation News While EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 officially kicked off Monday, July 25, the grounds at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Wisconsin were buzzing with activity the weekend before. Ace aviation photographer Geremy Kornreich captured these scenes of some of that activity: Read More read more

Quieter than a dishwasher

General Aviation News I’ll even hazard a guess that quieter aircraft would tamp down the pressure to close or restrict operations at the nation’s airports. It might even lower the heat on “getting the lead out” of avgas. Read More read more

Ampaire Electric Hybrid Flies from California To Oshkosh

Plane & Pilot Magazine Says it’s the longest of such a flight, ever Read More "Ampaire Electric Hybrid Flies from California To Oshkosh" The post Ampaire Electric Hybrid Flies from California To Oshkosh appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Larger, faster Kodiak unveiled

AOPA General Aviation News Daher broadened its product line July 25 with the announcement of a new model of the Kodiak single-engine turboprop. A five-year development project resulted in a speedier, roomier model called the Kodiak 900. Read More read more

Flying the AOPA Sweepstakes Cessna 170 to AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News Once again tasked with flying an aircraft to do things outside of my comfort zone, I got a quick checkout in the AOPA Sweepstakes Cessna 170B and then flew it to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 the next day. Read More read more

Training and Safety Tip: Avoid expectation bias

AOPA General Aviation News Talking on the radio at any nontowered airport I’d be a blend of Bob Hoover, Chesley Sullenberger, and Chuck Yeager. Unfortunately, that didn’t hold true at even the smallest, friendliest towered airport. Instead, I’d trip over my tongue. Stammer. Transpose my tail number. Misidentify which leg of the pattern I was reporting from. So, I came up with a solution—avoid controlled airspace when I could. Read More read more

First impressions of Van’s RV–15

AOPA General Aviation News The Van’s Aircraft RV–15 is bigger and taller in person than you might expect from seeing it in videos. Read More read more

Pre-show storms batter Oshkosh grounds

General Aviation News Two days before the start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, a thunderstorm ripped through the grounds, causing some damage, but fortunately no injuries. Read More read more

Training and Safety Tip: Avoid expectation bias

AOPA General Aviation News Talking on the radio at any nontowered airport I’d be a blend of Bob Hoover, Chesley Sullenberger, and Chuck Yeager. Unfortunately, that didn’t hold true at even the smallest, friendliest towered airport. Instead, I’d trip over my tongue. Stammer. Transpose my tail number. Misidentify which leg of the pattern I was reporting from. So, I came up with a solution—avoid controlled airspace when I could. Read More read more

First impressions of Van’s RV–15

AOPA General Aviation News The Van’s Aircraft RV–15 is bigger and taller in person than you might expect from seeing it in videos. Read More read more

Larger, faster Kodiak unveiled

AOPA General Aviation News Daher broadened its product line July 25 with the announcement of a new model of the Kodiak single-engine turboprop. A five-year development project resulted in a speedier, roomier model called the Kodiak 900. Read More read more

Gallery: Monday at Oshkosh ’22

FLYING Magazine The 2022 edition of EAA AirVenture is under way in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Come along as we share all the sights of opening day at the world’s biggest aviation party. A WACO on display Sunday at the AirVenture airshow. [Photo: Thom Patterson] Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) is one of the busiest places in the country this week. [Photo: Thom Patterson] Delta Air Lines brought its special Olympic Games Team USA livery Airbus A330-900neo airliner to the AirVenture airshow in ... read more

How fast can you go slow?

General Aviation News Registration is now open for the third annual Ozark Backwoods Challenge STOL competition. Read More read more

PS Engineering introduces no-frills audio panel

General Aviation News Supply-chain problems, labor shortages, and increasing cost of parts led officials at PS Engineering to develop the PMA450C audio panel, a lower-cost version of the company's flagship PMA450B. Read More read more

AirVenture 2022: Used Avionics: Shop With Caution

AVweb AirVenture is notoriously a good place to find smoking hot deals on used avionics, but maybe not this year. The choked supply chain and backlog at avionics shops is adversely affecting the supply of desirable used avionics, while raising prices to levels never seen before. Ahead of AirVenture 2022, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano Zoomed up with Chase Larabee—a used avionics pro who worked as a sales manager on the OEM level, and also founded Seattle, Washington-based ... read more

AirVenture 2022 Golf Cart Preview

AVweb AVweb is back in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for AirVenture 2022. AVweb’s Kate O’Connor and Aviation Consumer’s Larry Anglisano take the annual pre-show look around the busy AirVenture grounds via golf cart and touch on a few of the things this year’s show is likely to offer. The post AirVenture 2022 Golf Cart Preview appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Longtime EAA President Tom Poberezny Has Died

Plane & Pilot Magazine Longtime head of EAA Tom Poberezny has died this morning, Monday, July 25, according to a family friend who shared the news with Plane & … Read More "Longtime EAA President Tom Poberezny Has Died" The post Longtime EAA President Tom Poberezny Has Died appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Maule flips twice when pilot tries to avoid deer on the runway

General Aviation News The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack while attempting to avoid a deer during landing, resulting in an aerodynamic stall. Read More read more

Did You Know ForeFlight Did This?

FLYING Magazine When you get so familiar with a tool like the ForeFlight flight planning app, you may find yourself using only a select portion of the vast array of features that it seems developers are continually adding to the program. And that would just be, well, wrong, because it may mean you’re missing functions that could not only make your planning easier, but maybe even make your entire flight run more smoothly—or more safely. At EAA AirVenture 2022, ForeFlight is hosting a ... read more

An Airport Powered by Chickens

FLYING Magazine Weavers Landing Airport in Bridgewater, Virginia, is memorable for two reasons. The first being the four long, almost mysterious, buildings that sit adjacent to the 1,470-foot-by-70-foot turf runway. The second is the runway itself, which conjures up descriptions like, “golf course smooth,” “plush,” and “carpet-like” to those who fly in or see it in pictures. Andrew Weaver, VA63’s namesake and caretaker, advised what has enabled the grass landing site to make many other ... read more

Pipistrel Sees Path to EASA Certification of the Panthera

FLYING Magazine he much anticipated initial certification path for the Pipistrel Panthera is underway, according to the company, with the process expected to conclude in 2024. Following its acquisition by Textron, Pipistrel has reconfigured its approach to type certification on the speedy single-engine retract under European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidelines, based on the requirements and certification philosophies of its new owner. “We have a little different expectation of ... read more

Some Damage After Storm Rips AirVenture (Updated)

AVweb Early reports suggest there was damage to aircraft and infrastructure at EAA AirVenture when a persistent series of storms rolled through the area Saturday evening and early Sunday. EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski told local media aircraft on Boeing Plaza were damaged and some exhibits and other items blown around. Trees were blown down and vehicles damaged by falling branches. He said he thought aircraft in the parking area were mostly secured but there are social media accounts of ... read more

Captain, Crew Abandon Passengers In Burning Plane

AVweb Passengers aboard a Veuling Airlines flight say the captain and most of the flight crew were the first off the plane when an explosion and fire erupted while the plane was being prepared for a flight from Barcelona to Birmingham, U.K. The Spanish budget carrier’s A320 was filled with British holidaymakers when the cabin filled with smoke. Passenger Andrew Benion told The Sun the cabin crew apparently panicked, telling passengers first to stay buckled and then telling them to take ... read more

Nothing To Fear But Everything Itself

AVweb Inside a windowless cubicle beneath the FAA’s Oklahoma City HQ, there’s a GS-12 federal employee named Katherine “Kate” Strauss, who catalogues aviation fears. Her job isn’t to invent them, nor to act upon the infinite varieties. We pilots do that. She merely assigns labels to the willie-givers that make us choose “No-Go” when “Go” might’ve been reasonably safe. Reason and Safe being two muses who tease the decision-making process along with their sisters, Guilt and ... read more

Poll: What’s Topping Your List To See At AirVenture?

AVweb Poll: What's Topping Your List to See at AirVenture? Poll: What's Topping Your List To See At AirVenture? Airshows! New avionics. Experimental aircraft. New products. New aircraft. Not there this year. Other Δ The post Poll: What’s Topping Your List To See At AirVenture? appeared first on AVweb. Read More read more

Redbird Flight Joins the Air Force

FLYING Magazine Redbird Flight Simulations was founded on the premise that flight training—whether for initial pilot certification, recurrent training, or proficiency practice—could be accomplished in a safer, more consistent way using flight simulation, among other technologies. Over the past 16 years, Redbird has delivered on that overarching concept with increasingly sophisticated advanced aviation training devices (AATDs), including its latest versions, the FMX series.  The U.S. ... read more

Picture of the Day: Oshkosh sunrise

General Aviation News Carl Martin submitted this photo and note: "Early arrival to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. My RV-7A awaits the arrival of thousands of friends. I fly as advance planner and go-fer for Lone Star Squadron, based in Houston, Texas. If you’ve never attended AirVenture, imagine a family reunion atmosphere with thousands of old and new friends, combining technology and heritage, and millions of flying stories available by just asking your new friend on the tram ride or ... read more

Strong Storm Rips AirVenture

AVweb Early reports suggest there was damage to aircraft and infrastructure at EAA AirVenture when a persistent series of storms rolled through the area Saturday evening and early Sunday. EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski told local media aircraft on Boeing Plaza were damaged and some exhibits and other items blown around. Trees were blown down and vehicles damaged by falling branches. He said he thought aircraft in the parking area were mostly secured. The main gate was also damaged. So far ... read more

Cub Ditches During Lifeguard Competition

AVweb There was plenty of handy help available when a banner-towing Cub ditched off Huntington Beach, California, on Friday. The J3C-65 registered to Seashore Advertising Corp. went in the drink about 100 feet offshore next to the California Surf Lifesaving Junior Guards Championship. The Cub reportedly lost power. It was between events so there were no competitors in the water but to their credit, they headed for the messed-up airplane and the pilot, who was sitting on top of the ... read more

Storms Blow Through Oshkosh on Eve of EAA AirVenture

FLYING Magazine Wittman Regional Airport, site of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, suffered damage on Saturday after a thunderstorm front came through the Oshkosh area. The front was part of a line of storms across Wisconsin. There are no reports of injuries. Several people sheltered at the EAA Aviation Museum during the storm; otherwise, people sheltered in place as they saw fit. EAA says it has received reports of some trees and branches down in the drive-in campgrounds. There was some property ... read more

The Stearman as art

General Aviation News Aviation photographer Craig Rembold was on hand at the 2022 Allen Airways Flying Museum's 2022 Stearman Fly-In and was able to capture some stunning photos of a variety of squaretailed Stearmans. Read More read more

New Cessna Longitude Aims at Maritime Patrol Market

FLYING Magazine Textron Aviation has debuted the special missions variant on its Cessna Citation Longitude—this particular version targeted to serve maritime surveillance and patrol requirements.  The Longitude MPA is optimized to loiter, with an eight-hour endurance and a 3,500-nm range. A belly-mounted transmissive radome allows for the operation of maritime radar equipment. The package also includes a beyond line of sight (BLOS) fairing, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor lift, ... read more

D-Day Squadron to return to Europe

General Aviation News The D-Day Squadron plans to return to Europe in 2024 for the 80th anniversary of D-Day in France and the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift in Germany. Read More read more

If you invite them, they will come

General Aviation News If you invite your community to visit your airport, they will come to enjoy pancakes, watch planes land and takeoff, and help raise money for aviation scholarships. Read More read more

Air Force May Give A-10s To Ukraine

AVweb The Air Force may have found a politically irresistible way to get rid of at least part of its fleet of A-10s. The New York Times is reporting Air Force brass has been floating the idea of donating some or all of the close support “cannon with wings” aircraft to Ukraine and to train its pilots to fly them. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall says he’s considering the idea but it’s still in the discussion phase. From an operational point of view, the aircraft is well suited to Ukraine’s ... read more

The Importance of Outreach: Six Airports Hosting Community Events

FLYING Magazine Spending time at airports as a child helped convince me that I needed to learn to fly. Typically, my father would hear about an open house, fly-in, or air show for which the airport gates would be thrown open. These were great opportunities for a kid like me to get inside the fence and see the hardware up close. I got my first look at a Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing during a fly-in at Lincoln Park Airport (N07) in New Jersey when I was 10. I still have photos of it, ... read more

EAA’s One Week Wonder spreads the fun of kitplanes

AOPA General Aviation News Is it possible for a bunch of people—most of whom have little to no builder experience and don’t even know each other—to assemble an airplane in a week? Not only is it possible, but it is happening again at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 in Wisconsin. Read More read more

AOPA’S AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RELEASES EARLY ANALYSIS: MIDAIR COLLISION AT NORTH LAS VEGAS VIDEO

AOPA General Aviation News The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute (ASI) released a new video from its Early Analysis series providing an initial examination of a tragic accident that took place last Sunday. Read More read more

European Flight Academy Adds DA40 NG to Its Fleet

FLYING Magazine The European Flight Academy in Germany is growing its fleet of training aircraft.  The academy, which is a brand of Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT), recently took delivery of two new Austro Engine jet-fuel-powered DA40 NG aircraft at Rostock-Laage Airport (ETNL) in Germany. The delivery increases the training fleet at the company’s flight school to 12 aircraft of both types, DA40 and DA42.  “With the new deliveries, we expand our fleet of state-of-the-art training ... read more

EAA’s One Week Wonder spreads the fun of kitplanes

AOPA General Aviation News Is it possible for a bunch of people—most of whom have little to no builder experience and don’t even know each other—to assemble an airplane in a week? Not only is it possible, but it is happening again at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 in Wisconsin. Read More read more

AOPA’S AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RELEASES EARLY ANALYSIS: MIDAIR COLLISION AT NORTH LAS VEGAS VIDEO

AOPA General Aviation News The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute (ASI) released a new video from its Early Analysis series providing an initial examination of a tragic accident that took place last Sunday. Read More read more

737 Max Orders Help Boeing Crush Airbus at Farnborough Airshow

FLYING Magazine Boeing’s 737 Max led airliner orders this week at England’s 2022 Farnborough International Airshow, representing a comeback of the beleaguered single-aisle jet. Three years after Max airplanes were grounded in the wake of two deadly accidents, multiple Max variants garnered the lion’s share of Boeing’s 176 orders, eclipsing total orders for airliners manufactured by rival Airbus. This year’s event marked the first time airliner manufacturers and customers have gathered at ... read more

GameBird Returning to Oshkosh With Special Look

FLYING Magazine If you are looking for an American-made aircraft capable of unlimited aerobatics, the GB1 GameBird returns to Oshkosh sporting a one-of-a-kind Northwest Arkansas-inspired “OZ Trails” paint scheme.  OZ Trails is a world-class network of shared-use trails in Bentonville, Arkansas, known as the mountain bike capital of the world. “We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to show off the amazing GB1 GameBird in our booth  No. 461,” says Philipp Steinbach, GameBird ... read more

Delta Air Lines and Wheels Up Partner to Expand Pilot Pipeline Program

FLYING Magazine Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) Propel College Path Program is adding a new partner as it looks to expand its talent pipeline to recruit more pilots. Wheels Up (NYSE: UP), the private, member-based aircraft operator, will become the first Part 135 partner to join the Propel program, giving its pilots a much easier path to full-time employment with Delta. Capt. Ashish Naran, a former corporate pilot who is now a captain and lead pilot recruiter for Delta, said in a statement ... read more

Flight Training Malpractice Lawsuit Thrown Out

Plane & Pilot Magazine The suit claimed the pilot who died in the crash of a Cirrus failed to get adequate training in the whole airplane parachute system. Read More "Flight Training Malpractice Lawsuit Thrown Out" The post Flight Training Malpractice Lawsuit Thrown Out appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Stuck intake valve takes down Champion

General Aviation News About 15 minutes into the flight, the engine lost power. He established best glide airspeed and turned the airplane towards land. Read More read more

First Public Benefit Flying Day takes off

General Aviation News “Volunteer pilots deliver help, hope, and humanity to those in need every single day. Yet few people know that the critical services they provide are available to the public for free,” said Kristinia Luke, executive director for the Air Care Alliance. Read More read more

Warbirds You Can Fly: Beech 18

FLYING Magazine Do you look at a Beech 18 and see the heritage in its lines? The model has become so iconic to the modern pilot’s eyes that we tend to look at its silhouette in the sky, and see a reference only to that classic twin. But those radials thrusting skyward have an inheritance from the design that came before it—the Beech Model 17, known to most as the Staggerwing—in those very engines, and much of the technology used initially to turn the company’s flagship single into a ... read more

TEXTRON SUPPORTS AOPA YOU CAN FLY HIGH SCHOOL AVIATION STEM CURRICULUM WITH $1 MILLION DONATION

AOPA General Aviation News The AOPA Foundation today announced a $1 million donation from Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) in support of the AOPA You Can Fly initiative and its High School Aviation STEM Curriculum. The gift will enable You Can Fly to further introduce high school students to rewarding career opportunities in aviation through the free curriculum that will help ensure a bright future for general aviation. Read More read more

Signature agrees to post fees online

AOPA General Aviation News The largest FBO chain in the world has complied with AOPA's longstanding request to publish fees now visible in the AOPA Airport Directory. Read More read more

First F-15Es Get Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System

AVweb Boeing has begun modifying the first two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles with the Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS). Designed to provide “fully integrated radar warning, situational awareness, geolocation, and self-protection capabilities,” the electronic warfare system is also equipped on the new F-15EX Eagle II. A total of 43 F-15Es are slated to be upgraded with EPAWSS. “The Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System makes the most of mission ... read more

CAE, Piper To Develop Archer Electric Conversion Kit

AVweb CAE announced at the Farnborough International Air Show that it is working with Piper Aircraft to develop an electric propulsion conversion kit for the Piper PA-28-181 Archer. The company says it plans to convert two-thirds of its Archer training fleet along with creating a curriculum to train new pilots on electric aircraft operation. Development of the conversion kit is part of CAE’s Project Resilience, through which the company, in partnership with the Government of Canada and the ... read more

Trig Introduces New Nav/Comm

AVweb Trig Avionics has officially introduced its new TX56 Nav/Com, noting that the addition completes the Trig stack product line alongside the company’s TMA44 Audio Panel, TY96 VHF Radio and TT31 Mode S Transponder. Measuring 33 mm high and featuring 8.33 kHz channel spacing, the TX56 Nav/Com offers a customizable frequency database, dual frequency monitoring and Trig’s “Say Again” feature, which replays the last received transmission. The unit also includes a two-place intercom and ... read more

Textron Donates $1 Million To AOPA You Can Fly Initiative

AVweb Textron Inc. has donated $1 million to support the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) You Can Fly initiative and its High School Aviation science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. According to AOPA, more than 12,000 students in 44 states are currently making use of the curriculum, which offers aviation-oriented study for students in grades nine through twelve. In addition to the High School STEM Curriculum, You Can Fly provides programs designed ... read more

Sling High Wing

AVweb The Sling High Wing is evolutionary and revolutionary at the same time. It’s an entirely new concept for low-wing-producing Sling Aircraft. According to Sling Aircraft founder and chief designer Mike Blythe, the High Wing stemmed from a request by an older, less flexible and larger customer who said, “If you build a high-wing airplane that will be easier to get in and out of, I’ll buy it!” And so, the story goes, the High Wing was born. Company founder Mike Blythe (left) and ... read more

Signature agrees to post fees online

AOPA General Aviation News The largest FBO chain in the world has complied with AOPA's longstanding request to publish fees now visible in the AOPA Airport Directory. Read More read more

Sonaca Aircraft Stops Production of S200 Aircraft After Low Sales

FLYING Magazine Belgium-based aircraft manufacturer, Sonaca Aircraft, said it would cease production of its S200 aircraft after the model failed to generate enough revenue. Moreover, the company’s board said the impact of COVID-19 on business activity was a major factor in its decision to “stop financing the loss-making activities.” The S200 was the only aircraft the company created, so the move also closes the aircraft division of the company. In a statement, Sonaca’s CEO Yves Delatte ... read more

Air Force Studies Environmental Impact of F-15EX, F-35A Basing

FLYING Magazine The Air National Guard (ANG) is assessing the social, economic, and environmental impacts of locating new Boeing (NYSE: BA) F-15EX and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35A Lightning II squadrons at four locations around the U.S. as it makes way for fleet modernization. ANG launched a 45-day public scoping process Tuesday, soliciting input from communities that would be impacted by the proposal, according to a Notice of Intent (NOI) published July 19 in the Federal Register. ... read more

TEXTRON SUPPORTS AOPA YOU CAN FLY HIGH SCHOOL AVIATION STEM CURRICULUM WITH $1 MILLION DONATION

AOPA General Aviation News The AOPA Foundation today announced a $1 million donation from Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) in support of the AOPA You Can Fly initiative and its High School Aviation STEM Curriculum. The gift will enable You Can Fly to further introduce high school students to rewarding career opportunities in aviation through the free curriculum that will help ensure a bright future for general aviation. Read More read more

Picture of the Day: Monsoon

General Aviation News Regan Richmond submitted this photo and note: "A monsoon over the dry Southern Utah desert. A daily occurrence this time of year if you can just be in the right spot." Read More read more

Dashcam Video: Powerless Trinidad Lands on Busy SoCal Street!

Plane & Pilot Magazine The single was smoking as it blasted through the intersection Read More "Dashcam Video: Powerless Trinidad Lands on Busy SoCal Street!" The post Dashcam Video: Powerless Trinidad Lands on Busy SoCal Street! appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

The best deal in town. Any town.

AOPA General Aviation News It’s the best deal in town. Any town. Learn more about making avionics upgrades less painful.  Read More read more

Big Tire Super Cub Goes All Helicopter

Plane & Pilot Magazine We know it was windy! It’s still super cool! Read More "Big Tire Super Cub Goes All Helicopter" The post Big Tire Super Cub Goes All Helicopter appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

CAE and Piper Team Up To Electrify the Iconic Archer

FLYING Magazine Piper Aircraft and CAE are partnering to develop an electric conversion kit via supplemental type certificate for the single-engine Piper PA-28-181 Archer, and to train new pilots to fly electric aircraft. According to a release given to FLYING ahead of next week’s planned announcement, Canada-based CAE will also develop training and support services for operating the newly electrified aircraft. Over the next three years, CAE will convert two-thirds of its Archer training ... read more

Flying the Southeast Weather Map

FLYING Magazine Flying in the Southeast, including the southern Appalachian Mountains and the Tennessee Valley during the warm season, carries with it different weather challenges than what you would experience in the spring. The good news is that on any given day, airframe icing is much less common given the freezing level is often hanging around the mid-to-upper teens at this time. Supercooled liquid water and the threat of airframe icing still exists, but it is most often associated ... read more

More than a race

General Aviation News The 2022 race proved the annual all-women Air Race Classic is more than a race. Read More read more

The best deal in town. Any town.

AOPA General Aviation News It’s the best deal in town. Any town. Learn more about making avionics upgrades less painful.  Read More read more

IADA: Market Returning to Pre-COVID Conditions

FLYING Magazine The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) presented its second-quarter market report this week. The overall sentiment throughout was that, even though demand for business aircraft remained strong, the market was returning slowly to pre-COVID-19 conditions. IADA is the global collective of the world’s only accredited dealers and certified brokers, all major OEMs, and 75 industry-leading products and services providers, whose members buy and sell more aircraft by ... read more

Oshkosh Show Specials: Have They Got a Deal for You!

FLYING Magazine For most pilots and their families and friends, EAA AirVenture marks an opportunity to catch up with the GA community, celebrate our connections, and the great exhilaration of flight we all share. For others, it’s all about the swag. Getting There  How are you getting to EAA AirVenture? If you’re flying yourself, you might want to look before your launch—a number of FBOs and airports across the country may have a bargain for you on fuel if you do your research.  No time ... read more

First-ever summer camp at 3AU a blockbuster

General Aviation News The free camp featured a plethora of opportunities for kids, from visiting an Air Force Base to posing as a Top Gun pilot in a sim, to learning about all the career possibilities in aviation. Read More read more

Trig introduces nav/com

General Aviation News The TX56, which uses a high-resolution display, has a customizable frequency database that holds more than 200 com, and an additional 200 nav frequencies, loaded via a USB stick, according to company officials. Read More read more

Textron steps up to support AOPA You Can Fly programs

AOPA General Aviation News The AOPA Foundation today announced a $1 million donation from Textron Inc. in support of AOPA You Can Fly and its High School Aviation STEM Curriculum. Read More read more

Inaugural CFI Summit set for 2023

General Aviation News The inaugural NAFI Summit will bring the flight instruction community together "to share best practices, relevant business skills, instructional techniques, and networking opportunities." Read More read more

Losing Lead Doesn’t Drive Fuel Development, Preserving The Status Quo Does

AVweb I was talking with Alan Klapmeier the other week about a topic we both hold, if not near and dear, then certainly in the top five reasons why general aviation remains such a frustrating backwater. The story he told me related directly to the slow-motion train wreck we’re watching as the industry stumbles toward finding an unleaded replacement for 100LL avgas. I would urge you to keep it in mind as you read news reports about “efforts” to find a replacement and how hard the FAA is ... read more

AOPA, Textron announce significant news for aviation’s future

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Nervous pilot plus unfamiliar shoes results in plane leaving runway

General Aviation News I have been struggling with fear in the cockpit since a long flight in IMC in which I encountered prolonged strong downdrafts. I have retrained several times, trying to enjoy flying again. Read More read more

The Wide World of Hand Tools

FLYING Magazine I step from the hangar and walk briskly toward the front parking lot. Is he here yet? My breathing relaxes as I double-check the PDF schedule on my phone and verify the first and third Wednesday of each month. We should be good.  With a black and red motif accented by mirrored chrome, the Snap-on truck strikes an impressive presence next to electric cars parked at their charging stations. Finally, the gleam of brightly polished metal appears on the horizon. The colors are ... read more

Ampaire Gets Firm Order For Hybrid Caravans

AVweb A southwest U.S. company has placed firm orders, backed by deposits, for five hybrid-powered Ampaire Eco Caravans for use on its California, Arizona and Nevada routes. Wing Tips also has an option for another 20 Caravans and 50 of the 19-seat Twin Otter conversions that will follow the Caravan into production. Wing Tips will use the Caravans on routes of 100 to 400 miles using small GA airports and a unique booking system that allows seat assignments for on-demand charter flights. ... read more

A380 To Test Open Rotor Engine

AVweb Airbus and CFM International are teaming up to develop and test open rotor engines on an A380. The Super Jumbo will carry the unusual engine on its inner left pylon. The double decker airliner will fly with the engine later in this decade in France. In the meantime, it will be ground tested and undergo flight test validation at General Electric’s Victorville, California, flight test center. The goal is to advance the cause of making aviation net zero for carbon emissions over the ... read more

Picture Of The Week, July 20, 2022

AVweb 1 of 4 Copyrighted photo by Mark Krause/MPKPhotos.com. PICTURE OF THE WEEK: Full Disc Sweetness Peter Gray taking off from the backcountry airstrip at Cavanaugh Bay, Idaho as part of a photo shoot for the upcoming Vol 3 of The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual. Shot with an iPhone. Copyrighted photo by Rick Durden. Backcountry ... read more

FAA Chief Says Airline Delays, Cancellations Improve

AVweb Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen said Tuesday that on-time performance by U.S. airlines has improved and cancellations are down substantially. “We are keeping our eye on things. We’ve seen good improvements,” Nolen told two reporters at the Farnborough Airshow. “We can see overall delays are down … The airlines are working to right size their network.” Reuters said Nolen also rejected claims by the airlines that short staffing at ATC facilities was behind the snarled schedules a ... read more

Air Force Eying Single-Pilot KC-46s

AVweb The Air Force is considering cutting potential crew casualties by eliminating copilots on KC-46 Pegasus tankers on high-risk missions during war. The Air Force Times is reporting top brass are concerned the big tankers will be sitting ducks for Chinese anti-aircraft missiles in an Indo-Pacific conflict. “Shrinking the number of airmen onboard a tanker could help minimize potential troop casualties while still getting combat jets the fuel they need,” the publication reported. The Air ... read more

Burning questions provoked by Van’s RV–15 tease

AOPA General Aviation News Even though Van's Aircraft continues to maintain radio silence about its soon-to-be-unveiled RV–15, some insights can be gleaned from the teaser video the company released ahead of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Read More read more

Burning questions provoked by Van’s RV–15 tease

AOPA General Aviation News Even though Van's Aircraft continues to maintain radio silence about its soon-to-be-unveiled RV–15, some insights can be gleaned from the teaser video the company released ahead of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Read More read more

Able Flight pilots to receive wings at AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News Six new sport pilots will receive their wings during a special wing pinning ceremony July 26 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (Wisconsin). Read More read more

‘Yukon Sourdough’ flies again

AOPA General Aviation News Onlookers cheered July 12 as a vintage Douglas DC–3 lifted off the runway at Hagerstown Municipal Airport in Maryland on its first flight since a total restoration. Read More read more

Garmin GFC 500 autopilot available in additional Skyhawk and Commander models

AOPA General Aviation News Garmin’s GFC 500 autopilot for light piston aircraft is now available for use in Cessna 172D/P172D models and Rockwell Commander 112B, 112TC/TC-A and 114 models. Read More read more

NASA Prepares Space Launch System for First Launch Window

FLYING Magazine NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) has entered the last stages of preparations for its upcoming August launch window. Following the completion of the rocket’s wet dress rehearsal campaign, the SLS returned to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) where multiple repairs were made. NASA will soon conduct leak tests for the core stage as part of a final checkout for the rocket. The launch team has since installed and activated batteries on the booster forward assemblies, and the ... read more

Shopping For A Family Airplane? Prepare To Compromise

FLYING Magazine Shopping for airplanes is fun until it gets serious. As with many endeavors that eventually lead to major decisions, digging into the details can leave us disappointed, frustrated, and even frightened. Aircraft prices, after all, are scary these days. I have been looking for an airplane that can haul my family of four at a decent pace over a long distance—a classic aerial traveling machine. We love landing at remote strips so our ideal fast airplane needs to slow down ... read more

Embraer and Collins Aerospace Demonstrate Innovated Ice Protection System

FLYING Magazine A collaboration between Embraer and Collins Aerospace has culminated in the demonstration of an advanced ice protection system utilizing More Electric Aircraft (MEA) technology. On July 20, the two companies began its flight test campaign in Gavião Peixoto, Brazil, for its carbon nanotube electro thermal heating technology (CNT).  The CNT ice protection system was installed on the vertical stabilizer of an Embraer Phenom 300E prototype, the world’s “best-selling light jet ... read more

Making the Most of Your Flight Review

Plane & Pilot Magazine Add a little realism with a Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT)-based flight review. Read More "Making the Most of Your Flight Review" The post Making the Most of Your Flight Review appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Europe’s Largest Defense Contractor to Buy eVTOLs From Embraer’s Eve

FLYING Magazine BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor, has expanded its strategic partnership with the aircraft manufacturer Embraer [NYSE: ERJ] and its Eve eVTOL [NYSE: EVE] subsidiary with plans to purchase 150 of the forthcoming aerial vehicles. Announced Tuesday at the Farnborough air show in England, Eve said all three companies signed a non-binding letter of intention that would allow Eve to deliver the aircraft that would be used to examine the use case for the defense ... read more

Airbus A330 MRTT Certificated for Automatic Aerial Refueling

FLYING Magazine Airbus’ A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) has been certificated to conduct automatic air-to-air refueling (A3R) boom operations during daylight, making it the first tanker in the world with the designation, according to the aircraft manufacturer. The Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) certificated the A3R system following a collaboration with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Airbus announced Tuesday at the U.K.’s Farnborough ... read more

A MultiSump Aircraft Fuel Tester, UA-80 Evolution Vest, And More Gear For Pilots

Plane & Pilot Magazine In each issue of Plane & Pilot magazine, we share a few new products we think pilots and aviation enthusiasts will enjoy. For our June 2022 … Read More "A MultiSump Aircraft Fuel Tester, UA-80 Evolution Vest, And More Gear For Pilots" The post A MultiSump Aircraft Fuel Tester, UA-80 Evolution Vest, And More Gear For Pilots appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

Able Flight pilots to receive wings at AirVenture

AOPA General Aviation News Six new sport pilots will receive their wings during a special wing pinning ceremony July 26 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (Wisconsin). Read More read more

‘Yukon Sourdough’ flies again

AOPA General Aviation News Onlookers cheered July 12 as a vintage Douglas DC–3 lifted off the runway at Hagerstown Municipal Airport in Maryland on its first flight since a total restoration. Read More read more

First Look: Supernal’s Air Taxi Passenger Cabin

FLYING Magazine Supernal, a Hyundai-backed electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer, expects its air taxi to enter service in the United States sometime in 2028. Nonetheless, the company has already designed and built a concept for the aircraft’s five-seat passenger cabin. Unveiled for the first time Tuesday at the U.K.’s Farnborough International Airshow, the cabin “draws on the competence of the Hyundai Motor Group and the skillset of experienced automotive ... read more

Picture of the Day: Star Gazing Skywagons

General Aviation News Ryan Weir submitted this photo and note: "Justin Treat’s Cessna 185 along with Ryan Weir’s Cessna 180 at Skykomish State Airport (S88) in Washington." Read More read more

Court Ruling Brings Sigh of Relief to Flight Schools, CFIs, but Not Immunity

FLYING Magazine The innovative airplane parachute system installed in the Cirrus SR22 does not guarantee survival in an accident. Like any aircraft system, there are multiple factors that contribute to its success, including proper training. When PIC James J. Durkin failed to deploy the Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System, or CAPS, installed in the 2001 Cirrus SR22 G1 he was piloting in 2018—and the aircraft crashed, killing Durkin and a passenger—it sparked a lawsuit that put flight schools ... read more

Everything Explained: The low approach

General Aviation News Everything Explained combines the two bits from the AIM and Pilot Controller Glossary, adds some additional airspace context, and stylizes it with the intent of making pertinent information stand out. Read More read more

Garmin GFC 500 autopilot available in additional Skyhawk and Commander models

AOPA General Aviation News Garmin’s GFC 500 autopilot for light piston aircraft is now available for use in Cessna 172D/P172D models and Rockwell Commander 112B, 112TC/TC-A and 114 models. Read More read more

Is Oshkosh a Good Place To Sell Your Kids on Aviation?

FLYING Magazine Q: We’d like to bring our kids to EAA AirVenture this year—what do you suggest to make their experience (and ours) the best introduction to general aviation? A: You can—and should—make your young people part of your AirVenture plan. The fresh air, welcoming folks, and clean grounds make for an excellent backdrop for family fun—and a phenomenal way to introduce your kids to the wide, wide world of aviation. First off, they get in free! Yes, thanks to support from Boeing and ... read more

Volunteers put in the work to get 0S1 ready for the season

General Aviation News More than a dozen volunteers from the Recreational Aviation Foundation and Montana Pilots Association met at Meadow Creek (0S1) in Montana to prepare the backcountry strip for the summer flying season. Read More read more

July 2022 Crossword Key

Plane & Pilot Magazine Across 1 Plane with a giant balloon-like forward fuselage 9 Airport screening gp 10 American Navy ship intro 12 Airport lighting facility to enable a … Read More "July 2022 Crossword Key" The post July 2022 Crossword Key appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

August 2022 Crossword Key

Plane & Pilot Magazine Across 1 Makers of the world’s largest cargo aircraft, the AN-225 5 8-track tape inventor 7 Raw metal 10 Mass times acceleration 11 Some FADEC … Read More "August 2022 Crossword Key" The post August 2022 Crossword Key appeared first on Plane & Pilot Magazine. Read More read more

STC approved for new prop on Seneca

General Aviation News The prop, which weighs about 20 pounds less than the original propeller, is approved for Senecas powered by Lycoming IO-360-C1E6 and LIO-360-C1E6 engines. Read More read more

Northrop Grumman and Boom Partner on Special Mission Supersonic Jet

FLYING Magazine Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC] is teaming up with Boom Supersonic to offer the U.S. military a variant of Boom’s Overture supersonic civilian passenger airliner. If it feels like you’ve been hearing about Overture for a while, you’re right. Boom has been developing Overture since 2016 and the company says it isn’t expected to enter service until at least 2029.  On Tuesday at the U.K.’s Farnborough International Airshow, Boom announced it has joined forces with the iconic ... read more

Accident Case Study: Hazardous Attitudes

General Aviation News The video recreates the events that led a Cessna 414 Chancellor to crash shortly after departing Fullerton Municipal Airport (KFUL) in California on its way to Minden, Nevada, 320 nautical miles to the north. Read More read more

Pilot crashes after failing to consider density altitude

General Aviation News The pilot's inadequate preflight performance planning and his decision not to utilize all available runway during high density altitude operations which led to an inflight loss of control and subsequent collision with terrain. Read More read more

How Does Ice Affect Your Aircraft?

FLYING Magazine How bad can things get if you run into icy conditions? You may be surprised at the answer. Here’s everything you need to know about icing and how it can affect your flight. The post How Does Ice Affect Your Aircraft? appeared first on FLYING Magazine. Read More read more

AirVenture Packing Tips for the New Owner

FLYING Magazine With EAA AirVenture just around the corner, aircraft owners across the country are spending time monitoring the weather forecasts and carefully planning what to pack for the trip to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With luck and preparation, we will soon be relaxing next to our beloved machines and soaking up our favorite event of the year. If, on the other hand, Murphy’s Law kicks into gear, we will soon be kicking ourselves for forgetting to pack a tent, underwear, or some other item ... read more

Short Final: Four‑Legged Varmint

AVweb I have flown Lears for many years for a company whose callsign is Coyote. One day when we had been vectored towards the airport and then handed off to Tower: Tower: “Coyote 123, cleared for the visual Runway xx.” Me: “Cleared visual Runway xx. Coyote 123.” Second aircraft: “Tower, N12345 has runway in sight.” Tower: “N12345, report preceding Learjet in sight.” N12345: “We have the four‑legged varmint in sight. (Laughter)” Tower: “N12345, follow the Coyote. Cleared visual Runway ... read more

Tecnam Addresses Creature Comfort With ‘Gran Lusso’ Edition P2010

AVweb Italian airframer Tecnam reported today (July 19) that it plans to display the newly announced “Gran Lusso” (“Great Luxury”) version of its P2010 at next week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In addition to its 170-HP turbocharged Continental CD-170 jet-fuel-burning piston engine, single-lever power control, Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and standard-equipment flight management system (FMS), the four-seat aircraft now incorporates “improved cabin ergonomics for an unprecedented ... read more

Airbus CEO Envisions Hydrogen Power As The Long-Term Solution For Aviation

AVweb Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury supports sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the short term, but sees hydrogen-powered aircraft as the likely long-term solution to decarbonizing aviation. The Airbus leader told German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, “SAF is the short-term solution, and for long-haul flights probably the long-term one, and it’s compatible with today’s aircraft technology. But I also believe that hydrogen is the long-term solution to our net zero goal and that we need to ... read more

Pilatus Adds New Paint Facility To Its Colorado Completions Center

AVweb Pilatus cut the ribbon Tuesday (July 19) on the new paint facility at its U.S. completions center on Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado. The addition was prompted by growing demand for the manufacturer’s PC-24 jet and PC-12 NGX single-engine turboprop models. The $15 million addition to the completions center is expected to generate 25 new job opportunities, according to Pilatus. The 28,445-square-foot paint facility was custom-designed with three separate ... read more

Garmin Adds To List Of Models Approved For GFC-500 Digital Autopilot

AVweb Garmin has added to the list of aircraft approved for its GFC 500 digital autopilot. The company announced today (July 19) that owners of Cessna 172D (1963) and 172P (1981- 1986) Skyhawks and North American/Rockwell Commander 112B, TC/TC-A, and 114 models are now eligible to have the autopilot installed under a supplemental type certificate (STC). Installation options include interfacing the GFC 500 with Garmin’s GI 275 and/or G5 electronic flight displays. The autopilot can also be ... read more

Record UK Heat Wave Causes Runway Damage At London Luton Airport

AVweb Record heat is impacting air travel in the U.K., along with other travel infrastructure. On Monday, London Luton Airport, 30 miles north of the nation’s capital, was closed for several hours when 95-degree Fahrenheit (35 degrees Centigrade) temperatures caused a “surface defect” and a section of runway separated. The U.K.’s Meteorological (Met) Office identified conditions as “exceptional, perhaps record-breaking, temperatures.” According to the Met Office, though July is typically ... read more