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 »
The story of the public freaking out over big new trends is as old as technology. Here’s what the fear of the future means to GA.
I don’t know if anyone does it anymore, but when I was a little kid and we’d occasionally see a Model A Ford or similar old-timey car tooling down the street next to Mustangs and Olds New Yorkers, we’d holler, “Get a horse!” We thought it was funny because, well, the era of horses had more »
The longest-legged Citation yet gets the okay from the FAA.
Cessna announced on Thursday that its super mid-size Citation Longitude has earned provisional type certification from the FAA. Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! A 3,500 nm, 45,000-foot ceiling aircraft, the Longitude will cruise at a top speed of Mach .83. The aircraft’s fuselage is similar to the super-midsize Latitude, more »
The company CEO and co-founder will take a new, advisory role.
It’s hard to argue with the success that Dale Klapmeier has achieved at Cirrus Aircraft. Since taking the reins as CEO in 2011 after the departure from Cirrus of his brother and company co-founder Alan Klapmeier, Dale Klapmeier successfully shepherded the company to profitability and the successful certification of the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet, the more »
At least that’s the best guess from investigators looking into major damage a 737 received while on approach to land.
Everybody agrees on one thing. Earlier this week a Groupo Aeromexico 737-800 hit something while on approach to land in Tijuana at General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport, in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. But what it hit remains to be seen. Was it a drone? It sure looks likely. The photographs from social media of more »
Here are the blockbuster aviation stories of a remarkable 2018 for GA.
In 2018, we watched as aviation came face to face with new technology on several important fronts. Of course, anyone who’s been around flying for very long knows that almost nothing changes fast in aviation, so the coming together of light-speed tech advances and fully developed, if not perfected, aviation systems has got to lead more »
Kelsey Berreth is a pilot. Why that, among other factors, has complicated this missing person case with several strange details to it.
Lost pilots are generally associated with a lost airplane, but in this case, the authorities are wondering if the missing pilot, Colorado flight instructor Kelsey Berreth, might be an exception to that rule. Berreth, who is 29, went missing on Thanksgiving Day. She was last seen at a grocery store in Woodland Park, Colorado. A more »
Here is Plane & Pilot’s round up of the newest and most interesting gear and products for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Robinson R66 Cargo Hook The recently FAA-approved Robinson cargo hook gives R66 fliers the ability to carry heavy external loads—up to 1,200 pounds’ worthwhile easily managing them from the cockpit. Thanks to the presence more »