Why the Airbus went out of control on takeoff at JFK and why its pilots responded as they did are both cause for great concern.
If you haven’t heard about the near disaster that was the accident involving American Flight 300 taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on April 10th, just a week ago as I write, you can be forgiven. It has not been widely reported upon. And after all, why should it more »
One of the key elements of this mega-monster HBO hit is that it’s got dragons, and they fly, and people ride them!
(Image courtesy: HBO) Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Okay, let’s say you can tame a dragon. But could one really fly? And if so, could you ride it? We have answers! HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, about a mythical world (in which just about every character has a British accent, go figure) that’s going through a more »
With its 385-foot wingspan, 12 main landing gear wheels (plus two nose gear wheels), and 550,000-pound payload, the Stratolaunch took to the air on April 13 for the first time in preparation for its eventual mission: launching satellites into low-Earth orbit. News outlets are billing it as the “world’s largest plane.” Now, that’s debatable. There’s more »
The team that developed a ground collision avoidance system has won the prestigious award.
A joint effort by Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Airforce, NASA and defense officials led to new lifesaving technology for the F-35, and on April 5, the National Aeronautic Association announced that team as winners of the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS) Team has been named the recipient more »
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Did you miss any of the fly-in? Catch up with all of Plane & Pilot’s coverage.
The annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In and Expo wrapped up on April 7 and overcame a rainy start to once again attract hundreds of thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts, newsmakers, and of course many cool planes to Lakeland, Florida. Fortunately, for those who missed part of or all of this year’s event, Plane more »
Sun ‘n Fun is more than halfway through as the international fly-in and expo enters its fourth day. The Lakeland, Florida airshow has already seen performances from the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, while famed pilot Lee Lauderback hit a 10,000-mile milestone and Piper released some big news. What’s coming up? Plane & Pilot previewed a more »
Scenes from the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In show the expo taking flight after a soggy start.
Images coming out of Sun ‘n Fun, which entered its third day on Thursday, have been spectacular. Check out the latest photographs from the week-long fly-in and exposition ongoing now until April 7 in Lakeland, Florida. This article was sponsored by Piper and Continental
The entry-level 910 joins the ultra-level 940 at Sun ‘n Fun.
Daher launched a pair of airplanes at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun, the entry-level 910 and the no-holds-barred 940. While some have a hard time with the idea of the planes being “new”–they are, after all, based on a design from the late 1980s–they are very different birds than older models. Today’s airplanes are way more »
While industry announcements, vendors and manufacturers are all part of the week-long Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, it’s the aircraft that steal the show. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform on Thursday afternoon, but there’s been no shortage of aerobatics. Check out this gallery for scenes from the first couple days of Sun ‘n Fun more »
News and notes from Lakeland, Florida’s spring fling
If Tuesday was a weather-challenged day at Sun ‘n Fun, and it was, Wednesday has been absolutely perfect, and that’s not a word we throw around lightly. Since morning the sky has been blue with barely a wisp of cloud rolling through and airplanes have been generating the kind of beautiful noise that was absent more »
The Lycoming 540 replacement should eliminate one mandatory inspection.
On the same day Continental Aerospace Technologies shared the spotlight at Sun ‘n Fun with Piper during a major announcement, the Mobile, Alabama-based company announced its latest product, designed to save plane owners time and money. On Tuesday, Continental announced a new ignition system kit that can replace Bendix or Slick magnetos usually installed on more »
The twin-engine kit's Gen-3 model also has a third seat option.
An additional seat, more horsepower and a higher gross weight are some upgrades Lockwood Aircraft is touting for its new Gen-3 AirCam as Sun ‘N Fun kicks off this week at Lakeland, Florida. Lockwood Aircraft is one of more than 500 aviation vendors and exhibitors at the fly-in, which takes place Tuesday,April 2ndto Sunday, April more »
Piper says the new trainers were designed with smaller flight schools in mind.
In an opening day event, Piper Aircraft pulled the cover off its newest model, the Pilot, a trainer with an eye on economy for smaller flight schools that don’t have the budgets enjoyed by larger flight schools and universities. The Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i are two-to-three seat training craft based on the company’s venerable more »
The weather ahead looks to be a mixed bag of afternoon thunderstorms with Wednesday presenting the smallest chance for rain.
Campers expecting to wake to the traditional whine of mosquitoes and ultralights on Sun ‘n Fun’s opening day for 2019 may have slept in this year when their alarms failed to sound. The airport was weathered in between low ceilings and a thin fog layer at sunrise, and by 0800, the only birds flying were more »
The free app offers real-time flight information for passengers
A new companion app for ForeFlight, the leading pilot navigation application, answers the question “Are we there yet?” “Passenger” is now available for free on the App Store with no setup required following the recent release of ForeFlight 11.2. When ForeFlight Mobile customers enable a wireless connection with iOS devices running Passenger, the app will more »
Find your next '$100 hamburger' using the free app
SocialFlight, the website and app that lets pilots find aviation-related events, has launched a new feature helping users discover where to order their next “$100 hamburger.” Using the app’s “Burger Flights” feature, pilots can browse thousands of airport restaurants on its interactive map, said SocialFlight President and Founder Jeff Simon. “Our mission at SocialFlight is more »
Plane & Pilot will be there to cover all the action.
The Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo is getting under way next week (Tuesday, April 2ndto Sunday April, 7th)at its traditional home in Lakeland, Florida, at the Lakeland Linder International Airport. The show will be host to thousands of airplanes, including some one-of-a-kind warbirds, lots of plane-crazed pilots, companies sharing the cool stuff they’ve more »