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Rare Boeing 247 makes last flight

A fully restored Boeing 247D has returned to the airport where it was built to go on display at Seattle's Museum of Flight. It made its last flight from Seattle's Paine Field to Boeing Field April 26.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

FAA plans major RCO reduction

The FAA proposes to decommission 666 of the more than 2,100 remote communications outlets in the continental United States.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments

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Connectivity a focus at electronics convention

If the theme for last year's Aircraft Electronics Association convention was Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, this year’s is connectivity—especially for the cabins of mid-sized and smaller business aircraft.

Apr 28, 2016

Article

Aspen Avionics receives STC for backup display

Aspen Avionics has received a supplemental type certificate for installation of a digital, independent backup primary flight display.

Apr 26, 2016

Advocacy

Disney TFRs to be charted

The FAA, responding to urging from AOPA and other air traffic system users, will include two areas of congressionally mandated permanent flight restrictions to aeronautical charts.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments

Article

Flying Tigers group readies C-47 for Chinese museum

A Flying Tigers historical group plans to fly a C-47 like those that flew the Hump from Australia to a Chinese museum dedicated to the Flying Tigers on the site of one of its former headquarters.

Apr 27, 2016 | comments

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Cessna 182 crosses country on biofuel

A Rhode Island science teacher has flown across the nation and back again using already approved plant seed oil mixed with Jet-A to demonstrate renewable fuels.

Apr 27, 2016 | comments

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Drone show is all business

It is far from the largest convention that the drone boom has spawned, but a four-year-old conference in California is tightly focused on business.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments
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Opinion

Solar Impulse Flies, and Electric Sees its Day in the Sun Coming

Whenever you see the term proof-of-concept in front of an aircraft designation you need to think: extremely experimental, might never come to fruition, and of course, probably going to break. The two pilot-geniuses behind the Swiss Solar Impulse perpetual motion flying machine (I say that because frankly, it never has to stop flying), Bertrand Piccard […] Read More

April 18, 2016

Hangnails and Hand Transplants

You know me. I believe in running engines as long as they’re demonstrably healthy, even if that means going beyond the manufacturer’s recommended TBO. Nothing disturbs me more than when I hear about owners who get talked into (or talk themselves into) euthanizing engines that are running just fine. Case in point: Here’s an email I […] Read More

April 12, 2016

Moving to Germany with a Piper Cub

If I had half of a clue how most things in life would actually turn out, I probably wouldn’t do them. Most people react to the news of our move to Europe with a fairly standard interrogation, culminating with the question that is hardest to answer: “So, um, why did you move to Germany?” The […] Read More

April 11, 2016