Arch handles the heat
An aggressive but smooth final flight propelled Red Bull Air Race pilot Hannes Arch to the top of the podium in Budapest.
NORAD releases intercept checklist
NORAD has created a checklist of tips on what to do if you stray into the wrong airspace and meet up with a military friend you weren't expecting.
Fly like a fighter: 'Unable'
Even in a T-38 jet trainer, sometimes the appropriate response to a clearance is, "Unable," recalls retired Air Force pilot Larry Brown.
Aircraft maintenance: Tips to clean your engine compartment
Serious problems can arise when attempting to clean an aircraft engine and cowl if proper care isn't taken.
Five-day flight complete
Solar Impulse 2 pilot André Borschberg proved perpetual flight is possible, and logged just under 118 hours over the Pacific en route to Hawaii.
Pilotless Twin-Engine Airplane Completes Flight Tests
The sight of an otherwise normal-looking light twin flying around the patch with no one in the cockpit has just put a new spin on unmanned aerial systems. Aurora Flight Sciences of Virginia announced it completed a series of test flights of its Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft in June as part of a project with the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) of Rome, New York.
At San Carlos Airport, there is a lot of pilot training that occurs, so it is common to hear interesting radio calls. ... One day, a helicopter pilot reported to the tower: "We're with you at 700 feet." ... but did not provide a location. ... The tower controller responded: "If I were in the airplane with you, where would I be?" -- Herb Patten
Able Flight Class of 2015 Pilots Earn Their Wings
Six pilots, the latest graduates of Able Flight's training program, will receive their wings during a ceremony July 21 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. This year's class includes an ATP pilot who was born without hands or feet, two pilots who are quadriplegics, one who is a paraplegic, a deaf pilot and a wounded veteran. From mid-May to early July, four of of the six learned to fly through Able Flight's joint program at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Injuries Light In Beach Landings
A 12-year-old boy suffered a gashed head but there were no other injuries when a banner-towing aircraft made a forced landing on a crowded California beach on a sunny July 4th. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told media outlets the Super Cub lost power and the pilot headed for the beach.
Drone Racing Gains Popularity
Well, as the BBC reporter in the posh British accent says in the accompanying video, it was only a matter of time. The first U.S. Aerial Gran Prix was held in L.A. a couple of months ago and now the loosely organized "sport" of drone racing (UAS racing just doesn't have the ring) is exploding.