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ATC Monitoring Eclipse Balloon Launch

Pilots flying on the days leading up to the coming solar eclipse on Aug. 21 have surely planned already to cope with extra traffic near the path of totality, but they also need to be aware of a nationwide balloon launch that will take place along that path. Teams of students will release about 100 h...

BasicMed Pilot Ranks Growing Fast

Over 15,000 pilots now have medical certification to fly through the FAA?s new BasicMed rule, which went into effect on May 1 of this year. The FAA estimates that at the end of 2016 there were roughly 162,000 active private pilots. Data isn?t yet available to assess the breakdown between pilots who ...

Air Force OA-X Trials Likely Moving To Battlefield

After initial trials with the Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine, the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano, the Textron Scorpion jet and the L-3/Air Tractor AT-802L Longsword at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson told reporters that combat trials were a likely...

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Derailment of coal train near Oakey Qld on 21 July 2017

The ATSB is investigating the derailment of coal train near Oakey Qld on 21 July 2017. Both leading locomotives and 21 of 41 wagons derailed resulting in significant track damage....

Collision with terrain involving SOCATA TB-10 Tobago, VH-YTM, near Mount Gambier Airport, SA, on 28 June 2017

On-site examination of the wreckage and surrounding ground markings indicated that the aircraft impacted terrain at approximately 30 from vertical, in an inverted attitude....

Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin - Issue 61

The ATSB has released a Short Investigations Bulletin, covering the findings of a number of short aviation investigations and highlighting valuable safety lessons for pilots, operators and safety managers....

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AirVenture: A Cynic Confronts Excellence

If you skipped this year's AirVenture, you may have made a mistake. It was as good as these things get....

Strafing The Runway At Wittman

Nothing like having your first DC-3 left-seat flight live streamed. Only at AirVenture....

A Big Show Or A Busy Show?

A big show would have a lot of new stuff to satisfy our eternal hope for salvation. Sorry, not this year....

The Australian Aviation News

Bali chaos as Tiger row deepens

Tigerair has again cancelled flights in and out of Denpasar, and there is no sign of the dispute being resolved....

Passengers in safe hands

Flying has never been safer for Australians on commercial aircraft, according to a new report from the ATSB....

Tigerair ban strands Aussies

More than 170 Australian travellers remained stranded in Bali last night following the Indonesian ban on Tiger­air....

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Boeing 787 back in the air after lengthy grounding

After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States. A United Airlines 787 will fly from Houston to Chicago Monday morning carrying more than 250 passengers includi...

Dreamliners fly again for first time in 3 months

All Nippon Airways, the Japanese launch customer for Boeing Co's 787, flew its first Dreamliner in more than three months on Sunday to test reinforced batteries installed by the U.S. aircraft maker....

Japan's ANA to begin 787 test flights Sunday

All Nippon Airways said it would begin test flights of Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner on Sunday after the Japanese government on Friday issued approval for the grounded aircraft to resume flight. The company said it would retrain its Dreamliner pilots with 230 test flights....

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AMA Drone Report 08.10.17: AMA Gov't Outreach, Nat'l Model Av Day, Lego Drones

Also: Volaero Tracks Pythons, Army v DJI, Snap Acquiring Drone?, Orlando Backs Down There’s no rest for the folks at AMA that deal with the politics that comes with flying hobby aircraft... especially drones. The AMA staff reports that, “As you know, we have been working tirelessly with ...

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off something TRULY REMARKABLE - which will require us to make BIG CHANGES. So... ANN is officially looking for a new home fo...

Airborne 08.14.17: Concorde Return?, KSMO RWY Plans, DC Overflights

Also: San Mateo $$, Verhees Delta, Midwest Express, BizAv Activity, Cal Fire, AAR Ldg Gear, jetAVIVA The Concorde SST was retired in 2003 by British Airways and Air France after the plane's popularity waned following an accident in 2000 in Paris. But there are some who hope to see the airplane fly a...

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Errors fixed on FAA's online TFR map page

The Federal Aviation Administration said that it has fixed a problem that led to incorrect information on temporary flight re -More- You Remember Those 2 Sure Things in Life? Pilot Insurance Center is how you best deal with that. Life Insurance for Pilots, Long Term Care Insurance, Estate...

Sky Surfing offers views of the coast from a Delta wing aircraft

Florida's Sky Surfing Aviation takes guests up to altitudes of 1,000 feet in an open-air Delta wing plane, where they can enj -More- ...

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