The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident involving a Schleicher ASW 19B glider that went down while attempting to land at Saratoga County Airport (5B2), Saratoga, New York on September 19.
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Moon Express believes it is one step closer to becoming the first private company to land a spacecraft on the Moon. The company has signed a contract with Rocket Lab to launch three Moon Express robotic spacecraft to land on the Moon starting in 2017. Moon Express is the first company in history t
Innovation Comes In Many Forms... Some Of Them Quite Unexpected
While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, stopped to get some information about a project that is in the works, but according to the developer, it’s on the way. Jim met with Sam Bousfield, the CEO of Samson Motors Inc., and talked about a unique car…no… let’s call it a motorcycle…or maybe we should call it an airplane. This vehicle of the future is called the Switchblade.
To Be Presented With The Association's Meritorious Service Award Doswell Award, Respectively
The NBAA will present its Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and John P. “Jack” Doswell Award to Joseph “Joe” Clark and Robert “Bob” Showalter, respectively, at the 2015 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) in Las Vegas, NV.
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An American Airlines captain died in flight early Monday morning on a flight from Phoenix to Boston. The aircraft’s copilot diverted the flight to Syracuse New York. Radio communications indicate that medical assistance was waiting for the aircraft when it arrived. It’s reported that passengers aboard the airplane were not told of the reason for the diversion. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International led 28 other organizations and companies in sending a letter to the FAA marking its failure to meet the congressionally mandated deadline for integration of UAS into the National Airspace System. The FAA has had more than three years to meet the Sept. 30, 2015 deadline for full integration, yet the agency hasn’t even completed the small UAS rules. Tecnam, the Italian based produce
Wings Over The Rockies Celebrating Progress On Exploration Of Flight Center
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum will celebrate completion of initial site work for its Exploration of Flight center at Centennial Airport at 10 AM on Wednesday, October 14th. The first aircraft to arrive and dedicate the center’s new Flight Ramp will be a rare, World War II B-17 “Flying Fortress.” The general public is welcome to attend, tour the aircraft, and register for flights.
Chinese Flight Test Engineers Will Train At IFTI Facility In California
In response to its growing need for highly skilled, well trained test pilots and flight test engineers the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) will begin training flight test pilots and flight test engineers at the International Flight Test Institute (IFTI) in Mojave, California.