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.
July 3, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
July 3, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Be ready
July 3, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
July 3, 2015 Test your WWII warbird knowledge; Apple GPS bug fix
Pilots flock to South Carolina's Southeast Aviation Expo
AOPA joined the South Carolina Aviation Association at its pilot-focused 2015 Southeast Aviation Expo for some Southern hospitality, education, and entertainment.
FAA reauthorization bill delayed
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has delayed plans to release its proposed FAA reauthorization legislation.
Record-Breaking Solar Impulse Lands In Hawaii
After nearly five days aloft "without a drop of fuel," Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg touched down in the early-morning light at Kalaleoa Airport in Hawaii. He has just crossed the Pacific from Japan, completing leg 8 of the solar-powered airplane's global voyage. In the meantime, Borschberg took the title for the longest nonstop solo flight, breaking Steve Fossett's 2005 record in the jet-powered GlobalFlyer.
Rocket Lab Building Launch Site In New Zealand
A remote spit of land on New Zealand's South Island will soon become a space launch site for Rocket Lab, which plans to offer low-cost launches for satellites using a smaller, specially designed rocket. The site is slated for completion by the end of the year and target markets will include universities and small startup companies, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck told Bloomberg.
Engine Failure Likely In C-130 Crash In Indonesia
An Indonesian air force C-130 transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, Indonesia, during departure on Tuesday had one failed propeller as the pilot attempted to return to the airport, authorities said in a CNN report Thursday. There were 122 people on board, including military personnel and their families, with no survivors confirmed.
New This Week
AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found new business alliances announced by Paradigm Precision, Pratt & Whitney, Plane Perfect and Maule Air; and recognition for two women in aviation one from Whirly-Girls International and another from EAA.
LightSquared Wants FCC To Mandate GPS Interference Talks
LightSquared, the company that three years ago was proposing a nation-wide cell phone network whose signals were shown to disrupt GPS signals, is back. In a multi-billion dollar gambit that could reduce the cost of cell service, potentially at the expense of GPS, it's also asking the FCC to force GPS companies to help solve the technical issues that killed its plans a few years ago.