The Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, the second-largest fly-in airshow in the country, has cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization posted on its website just minutes ago. The announcement was made in a YouTube video posted by a Sun ‘n Fun president, John “Lites” Leenhouts. In his written announcement Leenhouts said, “Unfortunately supporting these more »
The FAA and the Department of Transportation have taken the unprecedented step of formally suspending enforcement action against required pilot flight crew members if their medical certificate expires between March 31, which is next Tuesday, and June 30, 2020. (Why it starts on Tuesday and not immediately, we cannot say. except as one commenter pointed more »
Fallout continues from the October 2, 2019, crash of B-17 Nine-O-Nine, as the Collings Foundation lost its exemption allowing passengers to pay for flights in its collection of vintage military aircraft. The decision, issued yesterday by the FAA, cited multiple lapses of training, safety protocols and the foundation’s maintenance practices. The FAA’s order divulged information more »
As if there is any question mark about Garmin’s dominance in the retrofit avionics game, the company took a big eraser to it with its introduction of the GI 275 today. The GI 275 is a 3.125-inch panel mount round gauge that does the jobs of four different analog round gauges. And its price more »
Two weeks ago we reported that Mooney International had furloughed 229 employees, or about three-quarters of its workforce. While Mooney never gave an official explanation for the layoff, it was widely speculated, including by us, that slow sales and a dim forecast for increasing them was the obvious explanation. This week we got news on more »
The news from TAP Publishing in Crossville, Tennessee, the longtime home of Trade-A-Plane, the big yellow tabloid-style aviation classified ad periodical, is concerning. Here’s what we know. Published since 1937, when founder Cosby Harrison launched a one-page classified sales sheet for airplanes, Trade-A-Plane has become synonymous with aviation-related classified advertising. The company, based in Crossville, more »
Seven people aboard a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress died on Wednesday when the WWII-era bomber crashed at Hartford’s Bradley International Airport shortly after takeoff and while attempting to return to the field. After sliding off the runway, the WWII-era bomber hit a deicing facility and burst into flames. In addition to the seven killed, six more »
A Ural Airlines A321-100 went down in a cornfield in Moscow earlier today with 226 passengers and 7 crew members. The crew made the forced landing after the Airbus ingested large birds, reportedly seagulls, in both engines, causing one to catch on fire and the other to malfunction. Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for more »
The news that Ballard, who most famously found the wreck of the Titanic, makes the search for famed aviator a real news story…maybe? There’s more to the story.
Okay, when Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and a guy who knows a little about tech, says that he’s skeptical that driverless cars will ever be a thing, well, that’s reason to think about it. “The Woz,” who’s been a close personal imaginary friend of mine since I was forced to start using an more »
The activity at NBAA is the best it’s been in years, as shown by numerous announcements from companies in all areas of business aviation.
Sign up for our newsletter for the latest aviation news, product reviews, and more! There’s been a spate of stories lately about the rise of companies investing in the development of new forms of air transportation aimed at giving people a quick and easy way to get from A to B in an urban environment. more »
We earlier reported on the crash of two Cirrus SR-series singles, an SR20 and an SR22 at Lt. Kay Larkin Field in Palatka, Florida, which is about midway between Orlando and Jacksonville. The NTSB is investigating the crash. A photograph of the planes after the accident, in which no was injured, showed the textbook signature more »
Continental Motors yesterday announced that it had come to an agreement with the FAA to cover the repetitive inspection of a camshaft gear in a very large number of engines that Continental had targeted for inspection by way of a mandatory service bulletin way back in 2005. Affected engines included more than two dozen dash more »
Textron Aviation announced on Tuesday that it had earned FAA and EASA certification for its next-gen Cessna 172 JT-A light single engine plane. The Skyhawk, the most popular model in aviation history, can now be operated on jet fuel, making it easier and cheaper to operate everywhere, but especially in foreign locales, where 100LL is more »
The Eclipse 500, which grew into the mature product known as the Eclipse 550, is in the rearview of new product development for Eclipse Aerospace, a division of ONE Aviation, which acquired the much-discussed personal jet maker early last year. But the new product, being developed under the less-than-top-secret name, the Canada Project, is going more »
The FAA has given approval to three Tecnam enhancements for the P2010 4-seater, including updated avionics and an alternative to 100LL fuel. Those enhancements include offering an integrated GFC 700 autopilot to go along with the G1000 flight deck, which is standard in the P2010. A second option, the Garmin G500 avionics suite, will lower the overall cost of the more »
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