The FAA’s new guidance on traffic patterns confused many pilots. Here’s our translation.
Sign up for our newsletter for industry news, reviews and much more delivered to your inbox! The FAA has released updated guidance on how we pilots are expected to fly traffic patterns, and the updates are fairly extensive and for the most part really smart, too. Here’s a breakdown of some of the biggest changes contained more »
The NTSB investigation into the fatal crash of an Embry Riddle Aeronautical University training plane has made new discoveries.
Sign up for our newsletter for the latest aviation news, reviews, and more! The NSTB has released an update on its ongoing investigation of the fatal crash of a Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow near Daytona Beach on April 4th, releasing details of its search to see if other Arrows exhibited similar fractures in the spar and more »
But according to our research, this new model is very, very old.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! In advance of the summer airshow season, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team on May 4th announced via its Twitter account that it will be changing to a new plane, though we’re not sure how more »
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! A pilot crash-landed his Piper PA-28 in a Dallas parking lot Monday night. He was uninjured in the event. The pilot reported he was losing fuel while on a trip from Mississippi to Weatherford, Texas, and was attempting more »
New program would allow students to gain employment within aviation industry upon graduation
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! Wichita Public Schools plans to start Aviation Pathway, a new proposed high school aviation curriculum, allowing students to receive their technical certificate along with their diploma at graduation. Students who graduate with the certification would have the potential more »
Aviation enthusiasts share their condolences for the late aviation journalist
Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! On Sunday, longtime aviation journalist Richard L. Collins died. Plane & Pilot’s editor Robert Goyer shared his thoughts and memories of his friend’s impact on aviation in an article on Monday. Since the news was announced, many have posted their condolences for Collins more »
The tests will take place sporadically from May 4-17.
Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! The FAA has announced its plan to disrupt GPS navigation signals over a large section of Southern California centered at a spot 19 miles northeast of the Palmdale VOR. The outage will affect GPS, WAAS, GBAS and ADS-B. The area of outage depends more »
John Parker, who has raced in the Sport Class at Reno since its inception was killed in a crash on Tuesday in his iconic aircraft
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! Reno racer and aircraft builder John Parker died in a crash on Tuesday evening at Reno-Stead Airport. He was 80 years old. Parker’s business, American Air Racing, specialized in the Thunder Mustang scale P-51 replica and popular more »
The aviation journalism giant wrote for 60 years about the wonders, risks and technologies of an ever-changing aviation world like no one before or after. Here’s just a snapshot of what he meant to aviation.
Sign up for Plane & Pilot’s newsletter for the latest news in general aviation. Aviation journalist extraordinaire Richard L. Collins has passed away. Covering general aviation for more than 60 years, it’s fair to say that while Collins might not have invented modern aviation journalism, he surely perfected it. I worked with Dick for years more »
Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! We’ve been reporting for the past couple of years on the efforts of Rep. Bill Shuster (R, PA) to spin off the nation’s air traffic control functions to a private organization. Shuster’s latest attempt came weeks after he’d publically stated that he was more »
The latest iteration of the app gives pilots several great new features… but there’s one that’ll really make you grin.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! ForeFlight’s latest version of its app, ForeFlight 10, has dropped and it raises the bar in the app game yet again with features that add real quality of life improvements for the user. I’ll save the best for more »
The board issued its preliminary findings on the crash. Here’s what to expect next.
Sign up for our newsletter for more news and notes from Plane & Pilot! The NTSB has issued its preliminary, factual report on the crash of a 2007 Piper Arrow PA-28-R201 on April 4th, 2018. Zachary Capra, 25, an Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) student was taking a checkride with 61-year-old FAA designated flight examiner more »
The largely unnoticed provision would flip rules about sharing expenses.
Do you want more aviation news and notes from Plane & Pilot? Sign up for our newsletter! Update: The amendment that proposed the liberalization of the FAA’s ride-sharing rules and the economics of it that raised our attention was short-lived. The amendment was not included in the House bill that was approved late last week. more »
New and useful gear and supplies for general aviation pilots.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for reviews on the latest aviation gear! 360fly 4K Video Camera Capturing 360-degree video footage just got a lot easier thanks to the 360fly 4K ($499.99) camera. Packaged in a sleek black eye-ball design, the 360fly delivers both style and functionality for adventurers looking to record their experiences in more »
Captain Tammie Jo Shults Displayed Five Behaviors of Pilots Who Persevere
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! Tammie Jo Shults, the Southwest Airlines pilot who masterfully handled the Boeing 737-700 that experienced an uncontained engine failure demonstrated a number of behaviors that we’d all be well advised to learn from. The accident happened aboard more »
The CFM engines are among the most ubiquitous in aviation. Some are pushing for drastic measures after the SWA mishap.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! The CFM engines that power the Boeing 737-700 are in the spotlight, and not for reasons that anyone is happy about. The NTSB said that it is aware that there might be a connection with another uncontained engine more »
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! Jeff Simon, founder of SocialFlight, and his two sons are building a Titan T-51D Mustang in their home, and are filming the entire project. Simon said he hopes the video series gets more people interested in general aviation more »
World War II veteran takes flight on B-17 Flying Fortress, “Texas Raiders,”
Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! A low rumble across the grounds at Lakeland announced the departure of the B-17 Flying Fortress, “Texas Raiders,” and unlike many of their flights filled with paying supporters, the star of the show was a quiet nonagenarian. Lakeland resident Bill Kelly spent World more »