Senate starts FAA reauthorization debate

Posted on March 11th, 2010 by

After two years and 11 temporary extensions, the Senate has begun debating reauthorization of the FAA, calling for improvements in the air traffic management system. Continue Reading →

Reaching the next generation

Posted on March 9th, 2010 by

A career in aviation isn’t limited to being a pilot, flight attendant or mechanic. Dozens of girls ranging in age from 13 to 19 learned what their options are during the annual Women Fly event at the Museum of Flight... Continue Reading →

Virtual Aircraft Museum

Posted on March 9th, 2010 by

Want to check out almost any airplane ever built in the world? Then check out this Virtual Aircraft Museum, which includes information on hundreds of aircraft, as well as aircraft manufacturers, cockpits, the basics of flight and more. Continue Reading →

The impact of new aircraft types on NextGen

Posted on March 9th, 2010 by

Emerging new aircraft types, such as Very Light Jets (VLJ) and Cruise-Efficient Short TakeOff and Landing (CESTOL) aircraft, have the potential to positively affect the efficiency and capacity of the NextGen Air Transportation System, according to research recently completed by... Continue Reading →

The danger of fatigue

Posted on March 8th, 2010 by

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman recently encouraged the sleep research and healthcare community to continue their efforts to educate transportation policy makers of the dangers of fatigue in all modes of transportation. Continue Reading →

Red Bull Race prepares for takeoff

Posted on March 7th, 2010 by

The 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season kicks off in Abu Dhabi, UAE on March 26 and 27. Pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons, flying at speeds reaching 230 mph while withstanding forces... Continue Reading →

ERAU seeks partners for Green Flight bid

Posted on March 7th, 2010 by

Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are looking for partners to join them in the Green Flight Challenge, a contest to produce and fly an aircraft that can average at least 100 mph, reach 4,000 feet, and achieve more than 200... Continue Reading →

LSA grabs 25% of GA sales

Posted on March 3rd, 2010 by

It has to get better! According to GAMA, the organization that represents the Type Certified aircraft world, “2009 worldwide shipments of general aviation airplanes declined for a second year in a row with a total of 2,276 units delivered, a... Continue Reading →

The surprising secret to negotiating a good hangar lease

Posted on March 2nd, 2010 by

With the possible exception of that ego-enhanced titan of real estate and self-promotion, Donald Trump, most of us don’t particularly relish the idea of sitting down to hammer out a new contract. We don’t care for the process at the... Continue Reading →

Fantasy of Flight founder wins ‘Freedom of Flight’ award

Posted on February 25th, 2010 by

Kermit Weeks, creator and founder of Fantasy of Flight in Florida, recently received the “Bob Hoover Freedom of Flight Award” at the 7th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, which is often called the  Academy Awards of Aviation. Continue Reading →