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.
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.
Piper Unveils Meridian's Upgraded G1000
Piper Aircraft introduced the latest version of its Meridian M500 turboprop on Wednesday, announcing an enhanced Garmin G1000 avionics package and new features. "As part of our on-going product improvement initiatives, we saw an opportunity to give our customers the latest improvements in proven avionics technology with electronic stability protection, under speed protection and automatic level mode among other improvements," Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott said.
FAA Issues No-Drone Reminder for Super Bowl
The FAA reminded drone operators on Wednesday that the perennial Super Bowl Sunday TFR applies to them too, not just pilots of manned aircraft. The Super Bowl NOTAM, published earlier this month, includes the standard restrictions of GA operations such as flight training and sightseeing as well as "model aircraft operations, model rocketry¬Ö and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)."
The Weekender: Chili, Chowder and Pancakes
The Weekender's SocialFlight calendar has everything from ski flying up north to summer-like fun in the southwest, whatever your preference. EAA Chapter 745 will host a Ski Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast Saturday at Benson Airport in Minnesota. The private turf runway is not plowed, so it's tailored for skiplanes if there's snow on the ground.
AOPA Offers Aircraft Financing for Flying Clubs
Flying clubs purchasing aircraft can now obtain special financing from AOPA, the association announced Wednesday. AOPA Aviation Finance Co. offers four options for start-up clubs and existing clubs shopping for additional aircraft. "Flying clubs offer pilots of all skill levels the benefit of shared aircraft ownership and a ready-made community of like-minded aviators," said Adam Meredith, president of AOPA Aviation Finance Co.