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NBAA Appeals FAA Santa Monica Financial Compliance Decision

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is appealing an FAA decision regarding city handling of federal grant funds at California’s Santa Monica...

Electric Beaver Makes First Flight

Canadian seaplane company Harbour Air announced that its modified all-electric DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver has successfully completed its first flight. The six-passenger “ePlane,” which...

Stop Doors-Off Helo Flights: NTSB

The NTSB says doors-off helicopter flights where passengers are secured with safety harnesses should stop. This recommendation comes after reviewing the March...

FAA Picks Drone Test Administration Advisors

The FAA has selected twelve organizations to advise the agency as it develops test administration requirements for an aeronautical knowledge and safety...

Top Letters And Comments, December 12, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about using old aircraft to train mechanics, the first flight of an all-electric Beaver and obtaining aircraft insurance.

Out Of Gliding Distance

The earth’s surface is about 71 percent water. Most of us will never pilot...

Short Final: Michelin Man

In upstate South Carolina, Michelin has a number of plants that manufacture tires...

Luxury Design Goes Vertical

Transcend Air Corporation announced today that its partnering with renowned VIP aircraft interior design firm Huslig Collective in the building of the new luxury edition of its VTOL aircraft, the Vy 400R.

Wizz Air Selects Fox as their TMS of Choice

Wizz Air, Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low-cost airline, has selected Fox by Britannica Knowledge Systems, as their TMS system.
Thunderbird #6 approaching low and fast from behind the crowd while the crowd is "distracted" watching the Diamond Formation. Taken at the Rochester International Airshow in August, 2019, with a Sony a9 using a Sony 200-600mm telephoto lens. Copyrighted photo by Ken Dono.

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AVweb Flight Trial: Cirrus TRAC Trainer

Cirrus has had great success in retail high performance aircraft market, but now it hopes to break into the training segment with a new airplane called the TRAC. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli recently flew with Ivy Mciver from Cirrus to wring the airplane out.

A Pilot’s Inside View Of Boeing’s MAX Response

As Boeing closes in on the 737 MAX's return to service, the company has invited pilots for an inside look at what's changed.