Seven people aboard a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress died on Wednesday when the WWII-era bomber crashed at Hartford’s Bradley International Airport shortly after takeoff and while attempting to return to the field. After sliding off the runway, the WWII-era bomber hit a deicing facility and burst into flames. In addition to the seven killed, six more »
A Ural Airlines A321-100 went down in a cornfield in Moscow earlier today with 226 passengers and 7 crew members. The crew made the forced landing after the Airbus ingested large birds, reportedly seagulls, in both engines, causing one to catch on fire and the other to malfunction. Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for more »
The news that Ballard, who most famously found the wreck of the Titanic, makes the search for famed aviator a real news story…maybe? There’s more to the story.
Okay, when Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and a guy who knows a little about tech, says that he’s skeptical that driverless cars will ever be a thing, well, that’s reason to think about it. “The Woz,” who’s been a close personal imaginary friend of mine since I was forced to start using an more »
The activity at NBAA is the best it’s been in years, as shown by numerous announcements from companies in all areas of business aviation.
Sign up for our newsletter for the latest aviation news, product reviews, and more! There’s been a spate of stories lately about the rise of companies investing in the development of new forms of air transportation aimed at giving people a quick and easy way to get from A to B in an urban environment. more »
We earlier reported on the crash of two Cirrus SR-series singles, an SR20 and an SR22 at Lt. Kay Larkin Field in Palatka, Florida, which is about midway between Orlando and Jacksonville. The NTSB is investigating the crash. A photograph of the planes after the accident, in which no was injured, showed the textbook signature more »
Continental Motors yesterday announced that it had come to an agreement with the FAA to cover the repetitive inspection of a camshaft gear in a very large number of engines that Continental had targeted for inspection by way of a mandatory service bulletin way back in 2005. Affected engines included more than two dozen dash more »
Textron Aviation announced on Tuesday that it had earned FAA and EASA certification for its next-gen Cessna 172 JT-A light single engine plane. The Skyhawk, the most popular model in aviation history, can now be operated on jet fuel, making it easier and cheaper to operate everywhere, but especially in foreign locales, where 100LL is more »
The Eclipse 500, which grew into the mature product known as the Eclipse 550, is in the rearview of new product development for Eclipse Aerospace, a division of ONE Aviation, which acquired the much-discussed personal jet maker early last year. But the new product, being developed under the less-than-top-secret name, the Canada Project, is going more »
The FAA has given approval to three Tecnam enhancements for the P2010 4-seater, including updated avionics and an alternative to 100LL fuel. Those enhancements include offering an integrated GFC 700 autopilot to go along with the G1000 flight deck, which is standard in the P2010. A second option, the Garmin G500 avionics suite, will lower the overall cost of the more »
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Earlier this week the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the latest FAA reauthorization bill, dubbed the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act.
Details on major changes coming soon In two months, with the May cover date, we’ll be launching the new Plane & Pilot. In that premier issue, just about everything about the magazine will have changed, while, somewhat paradoxically, all the important things will remain the same. The new magazine will feature award-winning authors, illustrators, and more »
The Kerrville Daily Times is reporting that Mooney International has ceased manufacturing operations at its Kerrville Airport factory at Kerrville Municipal Airport (KERV), Texas. In the move, a company spokesman said, the company laid off 229 employees, bringing Mooney employment down to around 90 workers. None will be producing aircraft parts, however, which is certain to more »
With the launch of its 2020 video courses for new pilots and for those seeking an instrument rating, Sporty’s has answered the question we’ve asked ourselves so many times before: What more could they possibly do to make these courses better? The answer, once again is, “Plenty.” The courses sell for $249 each, and while more »
Whether you’ve seen it on Facebook or YouTube (or 20 other online places), you’re doubtless aware of the Valdez STOL competition. It’s nothing short of an online sensation. For over a decade, pilots from across the globe have been able to witness some amazing examples of bush plane piloting skills while sitting in front of more »