The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, was announced on Wednesday
ForeFlight LLC, the leading pilot navigation application, has been acquired by Boeing, which has been partnering with ForeFlight for the past two years in bringing Boeing’s customer pilots Jeppesen nav data on ForeFlight’s mobile platform, which is optimized for Apple devices. The terms of the deal were not released, but it was likely a substantial more »
EF1 tornadoes destroyed more than 30 hangars and at least 21 aircraft at Weedon Field, a GA airport in eastern Alabama
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> (Video courtesy: SkyBama.com/Alabama Aerial Photography) Tornadoes that struck the Southeast United States on Sunday destroyed more than 30 hangars and numerous county service structures at Eufaula, Alabama’s Weedon Field (KEUF), a municipal airport in eastern Alabama. The storms that struck Eufaula, which the National more »
Searchers have made three key discoveries over the past few days. Here’s what they are and how they will likely help investigators
The mystery behind the crash on February 23, 2019, of an Atlas Air 767 freight hauler operating under Amazon Prime delivery remains a mystery, though investigators have recently made progress toward solving the riddle of just what happened to the flight. The 767 freighter crashed in stormy weather in Houston’s Trinity Bay far short of more »
Why this crash is raising more questions than investigators can possibly answer yet.
Sometimes the cause of a crash is easy to guess at in the early hours. Controlled flight into high terrain in bad weather, a stall/spin on base to final, or a midair collision between two planes are all accidents that give investigators numerous clues to guide the probe. Such is not the case with an more »
Why this big story isn’t as big as people think it is and what our expert has to say about the subject of sleeping on the job.
The story about the China Airlines captain asleep at the controls has gone viral…for all the wrong reasons. There are really only a few possible interpretations to the story, and only one of them is particularly damning to the pilot. Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, more »
The vintage fighter is in what the seller calls “original” condition and comes with an incredible list of extras.
The most famous fighter of World War II and one of the best-loved airplanes of any kind ever, the P-51 Mustang has been going up in price for years, driven by a limited stock of them—North American Aviation hasn’t made them for 70-something years, after all. It’s pretty typical for P-51s to go for better more »
Captain Zoe Kotnik was relieved of her command of the prestigious demonstration team two weeks after she took on the role.
The head of the 20th Fighter Wing, Colonel Derek O’Malley, on Tuesday relieved Captain Zoe Kotnik of her command of the Viper F-16 demonstration team, saying in an announcement that the move was “due to a loss of confidence in her ability to lead and command” the team. Kotnik will not fly with the team more »
Take a look at some of the latest products designed for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
Thule Subterra Travel Backpack The Thule Subterra Travel Backpack provides an easy way to organize gear on the go. The versatile backpack comes with a packing cube that can be removed and even serve as a second bag, allowing users multiple sections to compartmentalize their belongings. Using the large rolltop opening and a magnetic closure, more »
What there is useful to GA pilots? More than you might imagine.
In a well researched and timely piece in the New York Times, authors James Glanz, Julie Cresswell, Thomas Kaplan and Zach Wichter went into detail about how the crash happened and the decisions that led up to it. It was extraordinary reporting, in part because the authors were straightforward in their determinations about what happened. more »
The Batcopter will make an appearance at the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo starting next week. Here’s why everything you thought you knew about the crime fighting copter was wrong.
Fans of the original Batman TV series, and we are big fans, who want to get up close and personal with movie lore can do so at the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, starting next week, where the Batcopter and Batmobile will both appear. The original TV series, starring Adam West as Batman/millionaire Bruce Wayne and more »
PILATUS PC-12 Amarillo, Texas Injuries: 3 Fatal The pilot and two medical crewmembers departed on an air ambulance flight in night instrument meteorological conditions to pick up a patient. After departure, the local air traffic controller observed the airplane’s primary radar target with an incorrect transponder code in a right turn and climbing through 4,400 more »
The internet is yelling four simple instructions to this lucky-to-be-alive pilot.
What do you do in a developed flat spin? If this question sends a chill down your spine, you’re not alone. The video, which shows a test pilot of an LSA trying to recover from a well-developed spin pulling the chute, finally. According to BRS, the plane suffered only superficial damage. Without the chute pull, more »
The highly modified, turbine powered Wilga is not for sale, says the plane’s creator.
The online world is rampant with cheats and jerks, and one of the good guys in aviation, Mike Patey, is the victim of an apparent online scammer. The unknown person has created a website, now since taken down, that offered Patey’s highly modified Wilga, called Draco, for sale. The only problem is, the website proprietor more »
The latest figures show a steady and significant improvement in EXP category accidents.
Eight years ago when the FAA said it wanted the fatal accident rate for homebuilts cut substantially over the next ten years, it seemed like an ambitious goal. After all, at least part of the Experimental/Amateur-Built regs are intended to allow off the regs development of new technology, and that always brings risk with it, more »