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  • NASA App Creates 3-D Models Of Research Planes

    NASA has released a new app that can create 3-D models of its current research aircraft using your phone. While the 3D version of the aircraft is displayed, the viewer can also read about it or follow a link to learn more online.



  • Sale and Certification Of 121.5 MHz ELTs Prohibited

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a rule prohibiting the certification, manufacture, importation and sale of Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) that operate only on 121.5 MHz last week.



  • Bell Tilt-Rotor Completes First Year Of Flight Test

    Bell Helicopter’s V-280 tilt-rotor has completed its first year of flight testing, the company said this week, and moved from its base in Amarillo, Texas, to the flight research center in Arlington, Texas.



  • Textron Upgrades Caravan Cockpit

    Starting with 2019 production, Textron says it will upgrade the flight deck on its Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan EX turboprops. The features aim to provide pilots with greater control and connectivity, Textron says.



  • Lift Aircraft Flies Ultralight eVTOL

    Lift Aircraft, based in Austin, Texas, has introduced a design for an electric-powered VTOL that it aims to operate as an ultralight. The company’s plans include establishing flying zones in scenic, rural areas where customers with no flight experience can take a short training course and then go for a flight on their own.



  • Boeing Charters Antonov For Engine Shuttle

    Boeing is looking to Russia to help keep the production schedule for its 787 Dreamliner assembly lines in January.



  • 16-Day Presidential TFR Starts Dec. 21

    The longest-ever presidential TFR in South Florida goes into effect on Dec. 21 as President Donald Trump heads to his West Palm Beach resort for up to 16 days.



  • De-Icing Deficiencies In Canada

    Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is calling on Transport Canada to tighten up enforcement of de-icing requirements after it discovered that pilots in the far-flung northern areas routinely take off with contaminated lift and control surfaces.



  • Chinese Fighter Mystery Solved

    The Air Force has ended speculation about the nature of an aircraft that looked a lot like China’s latest J-20 stealth fighter at a Savannah air base so conspiracy theorists will have to move on to the next one.



  • Top Letters And Comments, December 14, 2018

    This week's letters brought comments from readers about fuel sump points on a Decathlon, autonomous vehicles, flying the night shift, carbon monoxide poisoning and myths about lift.



  • 737 May Have Hit Drone

    Mexican authorities are trying to determine if a drone collision smashed the radome and damaged some aluminum on the nose of an Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 landing at Tijuana Dec. 12.



  • New Members Join EAA Board

    The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced that Heather Penney and Ben Diachun will be joining its board of directors.



  • Flying Car Prototype Crashes

    A pilot was injured in the runway crash of a prototype flying car at Willow Run Airport near Detroit on Friday. WDIV TV reported the crash happened about 1 p.m. while the Detroit Flying Cars WD-1 was undergoing taxi tests.



  • Short Final: Class C Workout

    Peoria Approach: “I bet you didn’t think you were going to get this type of workout when you asked for the clearance into the Class Charlie, did you?”



  • Hawker Hunter Crashes During Training Exercise

    A Hawker Hunter crashed during an Air National Guard training exercise off the coast of Hawaii on Wednesday. The pilot was able to eject and was rescued about three miles south of Oahu by a private sailboat.



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