New school, familiar faces
Mojave Airport in California has long been an epicenter of unusual attitudes and flight envelopes pushed. Now, it is more so.
Simulation from scratch
Flight instructor Xylon Saltzman wasn't satisfied with what the general aviation simulation market had to offer, so he created his own.
Pilot to overfly both poles in earth-rounding bid
A retired airline pilot flying a modified Lancair IV single-engine airplane has launched a new bid to fly around the world and over both poles.
Tower-marking rules approved in Oklahoma
Oklahoma's new rules will require the marking, painting, and flagging of towers that are at least 50 feet high.
A look back at the top stories of 2014
A tall (but true) tale of a rare aircraft find in Texas, progress on third class medical reform, amazing aviation videos, pilot saves, new aircraft from Mooney, and one pilot's surprise of a lifetime topped the most-read stories of 2014.
First Officer Lands Delta Jet as Captain Locked Out of Cockpit
A jammed door in a Delta Airlines jet left the captain locked out of the cockpit during a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas Thursday, leaving the first officer to complete the flight in the right seat. Delta 1651 otherwise landed uneventfully and on time at McCarran International Airport.
Trans-Pacific Balloonists Exceed Distance Record (Updated)
The Two Eagles balloon crew that launched last week in Japan has now achieved one of its goals -- the flight on Thursday passed 5,260 miles, the current world record for distance in a gas balloon. Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev are also on track to beat the record for time aloft, just over 137 hours, if they keep flying until Friday morning.
Investigators: AirAsia First Officer At Controls Before Crash
The first officer of the AirAsia jet that crashed into Java Sea in December was at the controls as the aircraft stalled into the ocean, investigators said Thursday. The Airbus A320 disappeared from radar en route to Singapore, killing all 162 people on board. Recovery efforts continue for bodies and pieces of the aircraft as the flight and data recorders, retrieved earlier this month, are analyzed. So far the data revealed the jet went into a steep climb and then stalled before the crash.
New This Week
AVweb's search of news in aviation turned up new aircraft sales for RedHawk Aero, a commercial drone repair-and-return-to-service from Robotic Skies, and two new STCs -- air conditioning for the Cessna 206 series, and a VG kit for Diamond aircraft.
Malaysian Government Declares MH370 Disappearance An Accident
The missing Malaysian Airline flight MH370 was an accident, and all 239 people on board are presumed dead, the Malaysian government announced Thursday in a BBC report. Meanwhile, the search for the Boeing 777 continues in the southern Indian Ocean. Four vessels are using sonar technology to search the ocean floor.