At the Paris Air Show this week, Eviation—we actually kind of like the name—unveiled a non-flying, electric powered prototype of its 9-seat commuter plane, called, oddly enough, “Alice.” The Israeli company is real, in the sense that it has facilities and has already managed to come up with the mockup/prototype. We’ll start referring to it more »
Even news parody site The Onion is talking 737 Max, so you know it’s bad
The innovative system could pay dividends for small planes, too.
If you’re a pilot looking for that next great read, have we got some titles to share. Some will give you insights into formerly dense topics, like engine corrosion and overhaul, while others will help you crack open the past and peer into fascinating eras in flight, like the circumstances surrounding the creation of the more »
The Mystery: On March 8, 2014, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that had departed from Kuala Lumpur was bound for Beijing, China, when the captain got the radio handoff from Malaysian air traffic control to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Center. The captain of the 777 replied simply, “Good night. Malaysia Three Seven Zero.” Those were more »
French aircraft manufacturer Daher, maker of the TBM line of fast turboprop singles, has bought Quest Aircraft of Sand Point, Idaho, the company that makes the very cool Quest Kodiak single-engine turboprop. Details were not released, If “single-engine turboprop” sounds redundant for Daher, it’s really not. Apart from both planes being constructed from sheet metal more »
A story in the Atlantic lays out the way it likely happened.
The Uber Elevate Summit took place in Washington D.C. this week, with two days of seminars, speakers and tech talks all on the subject of Urban Aerial Mobility (UAM…get used to the acronym). Here’s a video of Uber’s vision of how this might all work. The event, hosted by Uber at the Ronald Reagan Building more »
We’re here to answer your ADS-B questions, and we know what they are, as well as what they aren’t. We’re starting with the latter. You already know that the deadline is near. In a matter of months. You already know what you need to do. Install ADS-B Out in your plane. You already know what more »
Did you ever have the feeling you were reading about a pilot who was deliberately tempting fate in some sort of game of chicken, to see how far he could go to boost his own feelings of superiority while dismissing mistakes and disregarding procedures that were put into place to help ensure disciplined scenarios? That’s more »
The news over the weekend of the military’s interest in talking about Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) has captivated the world, which is preferable to being captivated by aliens, I suppose. It’s not news that a program existed, but we’re now learning that it continues to exist, and pilots have come forward with stories of additional more »
It’s supposed to be “sweet 16,” but the news coming out of Red Bull headquarters is “bittersweet.” For 16 years now, since its inception in 2003, the Red Bull Air Races have given the aviation world the kind of star power that other motor sports are all about. But the expensive and logistically difficult-to-produce events more »
What exactly is happening with the emerging Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop and when can customers get theirs? The first question is easy. The second one is coming into sharper focus. In concept, the new turboprop is a direct competitor to the Pilatus PC12. Both planes are priced at more than $4.5 million. At 285 knots, more »
Feeling confident about yourself is an important part of piloting. After all, no one wants to fly with a nervous Nellie at the controls, and “no one” can be extended to include the person doing the flying. That appears to be where the pilot of a Beech A36TC got into trouble, according to the NTSB’s more »
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 »
New revelations about MCAS and who knew what and when might be all you need to know.
At a shareholders meeting and in written commentary Dennis Muilenburg discussed the ongoing 737 Max crisis. He made things worse.
The world is pretty much over airships and has been for 80 years or so. How that happened is an interesting story. Okay, it’s not that interesting. But if that’s the case that blimps are largely obsolete, why do we see companies popping up over and over again with their airship schemes, none of which more »