What’s it like to fly in one of the US Navy’s demonstration team FA-18 Hornets? This is about as close as it gets without strapping in.
Video is cool, but it can only go so far, right? Yeah, we thought so too. Until we saw this U.S. Navy Blue Angels video and lost our minds, like about two million other viewers before us. The video is so realistic that we have to warn you to be sure you’re sitting down and more »
The FAA has made updates to AirVenture procedures that could affect all pilots flying in to the big show.
The FAA has released the 2019 NOTAM for fly-in procedures for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and there are some pretty significant changes from years past. While the VFR arrivals are essentially the same we all know so well, with the Fisk Arrival procedures comprising eight full pages of the document—it’s a good idea to study the more »
Emotions run high as photos show survivors carrying luggage.
The crash landing of an Aeroflot Superjet 100 regional jet last weekend shortly after it took off from Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. A total of 41 people perished in the crash, including one flight attendant. The accident is the subject of some mystery and a great deal of controversy. Why did the jet crash? Why more »
See what new items designed for pilots and aviation enthusiasts are hitting the market.
In each issue of Plane & Pilot magazine, we feature new gear and products we believe pilots and aviation enthusiasts will want or need. In our May 2019 edition, we featured the Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk Edition watch, a new emergency water filtration system, aviator sunglasses from Ascent, and more. Read below, and click more »
United States Marines say “Booyah” to the old, engineers the new.
Just last week the Catalina Island Conservancy opened a new runway, constructed as an exercise by the United States Marine Corp and United States Navy, at the island’s historic Airport In The Sky. Catalina Island is located 22 miles off the coast of Southern California and has long been a popular destination for SoCal pilots, more »
NTSB reports on recent accidents as published in the May 2019 issue of Plane & Pilot Magazine
NOTE: The reports republished here are from the NTSB and are printed verbatim and in their complete form. RYAN NAVION Jasper, Alabama/Injuries: 2 None Before takeoff for the practice formation flight of four airplanes, the lead pilot briefed all the pilots on instructions for the formation changes. The flight began as a finger-four, heavy-left formation more »
The Russian airliner was making an emergency return to the airport when it went up in flames upon landing. Disturbing details are emerging.
An Aeroflot airliner, a Sukhoi Superjet 100, crashed in Moscow on Sunday killing 41 of the 78 aboard the regional airliner. Initial reports are that the plane was struck by lightning, but authorities have not confirmed that report. The jet had just taken off from Sheremetyevo but didn’t make it far, with the pilots reporting more »
A pretty Super Cub stuck in a tree creates unforeseen complications for would be rescuers
There are mysteries surrounding the crash of a Super Cub near McCall, Idaho, earlier this week, either into or onto a tall evergreen tree, depending on how you look at it, where it became kind of stuck or perched on top of it, though just how precariously no one was quite sure. After the apparently more »
A pair of deadly crashes of light twins shakes aviation communities.
Late last week and this weekend were particularly terrible ones for GA accidents, with a pair of crashes of light twins, both Beechcraft models, which were fatal for all aboard. While the NTSB continues to investigate both crashes, each one has the early signs that a loss of engine power in one engine might have more »
The move by the FAA is aggressive and precisely the right thing to do. Here’s why it happened.
The move by the FAA to ground the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet in the wake of reports of automation anomalies related to a faulty angle of attack (AOA) sensor came as a shock to those of us who’ve flown the plane. It was also impossible not to compare this new story about an automation failure more »
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 »
A roundup of new gear for pilots and items aviation enthusiasts will love.
Click through the photo gallery below to learn about new products and gear for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The items featured all appeared in the April 2019 issue of Plane & Pilot, subscribe today to learn about more new products.
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 »