The impulse is natural. It’s just not possible for this scheme to ever succeed. Here’s why.
The Uber Elevate Summit, which just wrapped up the other week, has in its sights a world in which people get around big cities by flying from spot to spot. Here’s why that isn’t going to happen. 6. There’s nowhere to land! Today, there are few helicopter options in any big city in the world. more »
We look at some terrific recent releases on aviation subjects ranging from engines to flying technique.
If you’re a pilot looking for that next great read, have we got some titles to share. Some will give you insights into formerly dense topics, like engine corrosion and overhaul, while others will help you crack open the past and peer into fascinating eras in flight, like the circumstances surrounding the creation of the more »
The move signals a shift for the French aircraft manufacturer in some ways, not so much in others.
French aircraft manufacturer Daher, maker of the TBM line of fast turboprop singles, has bought Quest Aircraft of Sand Point, Idaho, the company that makes the very cool Quest Kodiak single-engine turboprop. Details were not released, If “single-engine turboprop” sounds redundant for Daher, it’s really not. Apart from both planes being constructed from sheet metal more »
The former King Radio executive had a bold vision for a new company. It succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.
Gary Burrell, co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Garmin International passed away on Wednesday at the age of 81. Burrell along with Min Kao, founded the company with the vision of creating a new kind of aircraft electronics that leveraged new technology, including GPS, in ways that required a level of agility and innovation that was more »
The drop-dead date for being ADS-B Out equipped is Jan. 1, 2020. Here's what you need to know.
We’re here to answer your ADS-B questions, and we know what they are, as well as what they aren’t. We’re starting with the latter. You already know that the deadline is near. In a matter of months. You already know what you need to do. Install ADS-B Out in your plane. You already know what more »
New information raises serious questions about the flight and its pilot’s qualifications.
Investigators of the fatal New York City helicopter crash apparently are rapidly moving to a new theory of the crash. The pilot of the Agusta AE109E, Tim McCormack, who died in the crash atop a Midtown building, wasn’t qualified for the flight and that the mission was likely inside a Presidential TFR (no-fly zone) in more »
And why it looks to be the exact opposite of that.
Early reports on Monday, June 10, 2019, out of New York City were that a helicopter had crashed into a building in Manhattan. The wording of that sparks a response in many people, especially New Yorkers and their neighbors in the Tri-State area, many of whom commute into the city for work every day. Those more »
New gear and products for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
Blue Angels Cologne This fragrant cologne from the Blue Angels demonstration team allows aviation buffs to stay fresh while also celebrating one of the most venerable aerobatic teams in U.S. aviation. The cologne features citrus and aquatic notes and comes in a custom glass spray bottle with the team’s classic blue and gold colors as more »
An aerial armada of C-47s (DC-3s) will reenact the Operation Overlord invasion on the beaches of Normandy.
The airplane that led the D-Day invasion of the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, will again lead the charge, as a group of 25 C-47s fly from England to the coast of France to pay tribute to the soldiers who did battle there. That’s All, Brother, the original article that was saved from more »
Garmin has announced FAA approvals for the installation of its new lower-cost autopilots in some popular airplanes.
Garmin has announced FAA approvals for the installation of its new lower-cost autopilots in some popular airplanes. The company’s GFC 500 got the okay for a host of Mooneys (Models J, K, M, R and S) and for the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza (models 36, A36 and A36TC). Its GFC 600 model autopilot aslo won FAA more »
The annual early new year’s fly-in attracted steady but unspectacular crowds. But here’s why we’ll miss it.
The Sebring Sport Aviation Expo is no more. The airport authority announced its decision to end the show’s run after 15 years. The site of the show, officially known as the Sebring Multimodal Logistics Center—which actually contains an airport, a good sized one, too—was great for such a show, so long as you didn’t mind more »
The introduction of a number of products by the GA avionics giant gives owners of light GA planes many new and more affordable options.
At the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in early April, it was like old times. I climbed into a Grumman Tiger, just like one I flew as my regular ride some 20 years ago (and loved a lot). But this wasn’t that Tiger. This particular bird was the best-equipped Grumman Tiger in the world. Ever. The more »
News from the energy-drink race organizer sends shock waves. But why did they do it?
It’s supposed to be “sweet 16,” but the news coming out of Red Bull headquarters is “bittersweet.” For 16 years now, since its inception in 2003, the Red Bull Air Races have given the aviation world the kind of star power that other motor sports are all about. But the expensive and logistically difficult-to-produce events more »
Aerial photographer Steve Zimmermann captures images of the earth below that will make you see the world in a whole new light.
Legendary aerial photographer Steve Zimmermann captures images of the earth below that will make you rethink everything about the world that most people take for granted but that we pilots understand holds endless wonder and surprise.
The Wrights were still pups when Virginia Mills was born. She’d always wanted to fly. So she finally did.
On May 18, 2019, it was the 105th birthday for Virginia Mills. How did she celebrate? By going flying, of course. For the first time ever! She’d said she’d always wanted to fly, so with the help of the angels, she got her wish. Those angels, by the way, are the folks who work at more »
After last weekend’s midair collision between a de Havilland Beaver and a Taquan Air de Havilland turbine Otter, that killed six and injured 10, employees at the longtime Alaska air charter company were still shaken. The pilot of the Taquan Air Otter survived that crash. One of the plane’s nine passengers died. Today Taquan Air more »
You Think NBA Stars Are Living Large? You need to check out rapper and basketball super fan Drake’s incredible private 767.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on May 10, 2019 at 3:56am PDT When the NBA playoffs return to Toronto in a few days, the camera will as usual pan to the more »