Werth loses engine
Veteran airshow performer Billy Werth teaches students to consider roads in case of emergency. On Aug. 10, he took his own advice.
FAA warns flight sharing services
While private pilots may share certain costs with passengers under certain circumstances, they cross the line when spreading the word.
KEY LAWMAKERS WORK TO EXPEDITE MEDICAL REFORM
â€“ Key lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.
Beechcraft, Cessna flying clubs merge
Two venerable flying clubs have merged to form the new Textron Aviation Employees' Flying Club.
Lightspeed PFX gets personal
With all the recent attention to in-the-ear and on-the-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.
Aviation Industry Eying Potential Iceland Volcano
The aviation industry has been warned about the possibility of flight disruptions caused by activity at Iceland's largest volcano system.
Heater AD Targets GA Aircraft
A new proposed airworthiness directive issued by the FAA on Wednesday affects up to 6,000 general aviation aircraft, mostly (but not limited to) Pipers and Cessnas, equipped with Meggitt (Troy) Inc. combustion heaters. The required inspections would cost about $425, the FAA said, and if repairs are needed, the cost could rise above $6,000.
The Weekender: Cookouts, Big Toys and PilotPalooza
Our weekly review of aviation events on SocialFlight uncovered everything from a fly-in cookout, through a Big Toy Day to a PilotPalooza coming up this weekend.
Dawn Of The Drones
Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a test mission involving resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target-acquisition, all of it conducted completely by autonomous vehicles, the company said last week. The test, at Fort Benning, GA, was designed to simulate a mission to resupply soldiers defending a village.
Western Australia Helo Pilot Saves Whale
A helicopter tourism pilot used his Robinson R44 helicopter to scare a shark away from a calving whale along the west coast of Australia last week.