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Ray Aviation Scholarships Awarded by EAA

Two high-school students have been awarded $10,000 each under the EAA's Ray Aviation Scholarships. Nicole Blount of Lake Placid, Florida, and Max Davidson of Jurupa Valley, California, will receive this important head start toward their flight training.

Southwest Experiences Operational Emergency

Southwest Airlines canceled more than 100 flights over the Presidents Day weekend not from weather or crew issues but because more than twice the number of its Boeing 737s were out of service for maintenance.

Garmin GPS 155 TSO Turns 25

We take it for granted today, but 25 years ago a GPS navigator approved for non-precision instrument approaches was big thing—and Garmin's GPS 155 TSO was the first.

Sun Flyer Flies With Siemens

Bye Aerospace’s Sun Flyer 2 electric Part 23 airplane took flight for the first time with its intended production configuration on Feb. 8 and President George Bye said all went well.

Registration Trusts Make The News

A Dallas television station is the latest mainstream media outlet raising the alarm about a common, some say necessary, tool used to register aircraft in the U.S., invoking the specter of criminals and terrorists using non-citizen trusts to hide ownership of aircraft.

Candidate Proposes Meigs Revival

A long-shot candidate for the Chicago mayoralty is proposing reopening Meigs Field, in part to accommodate eVTOL point-to-point transportation.

Trump TFR Airports Reimbursed

Financial relief is on the way for airport businesses affected by presidential TFRs near President Donald Trump’s two favorite vacation getaways.

Icon Demo Prompts Emergency Response

In most circumstances, an aircraft sales rep wants as much attention as possible for his product but Rick Rief had people calling 911 every time he did a demo flight in St. Louis last week.

Industry Round-up, February 15, 2019

This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports on a new training management system for Spirit Airlines, a partnership between MedAire and Fireside Partners and a positive year-end result for AEROCOR.

Short Final: Florida Geography

My brother, J.R., and I have made a number of flights to the Bahamas in one of our two airplanes. Once we had a crowd, so we took both airplanes...

Top Letters And Comments, February 15, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about the evolution of aviation, GA safety policy and EFIS upgrade costs.

FAA Requiring Visible Drone ID Numbers

The FAA has posted a new rule requiring owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drones) to display an FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of their aircraft. Previously, drone registration numbers could be placed in an interior compartment as long as that compartment was accessible without using tools.

USS Hornet Found In South Pacific

The crew of the R/V Petrel research vessel announced that they have located the wreck of the USS Hornet, a World War II aircraft carrier that sunk in October 1942 during the Battle of Santa Cruz Island. The wreck was discovered in late January nearly 17,700 feet below the surface on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean close to the Solomon Islands.

Five Injured On Delta Flight

Five passengers were injured on Delta Flight 5763 when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence en route from John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, to Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Wednesday. The Embraer ERJ 175 diverted to Reno, Nevada, where it landed safely at Reno-Tahoe (RNO) at approximately 1:30 p.m. PST.

uAvionix Introduces Installation Network

ADS-B designer and manufacturer uAvionix has launched a Qualified Installers (QI) program for its skyBeacon and tailBeacon ADS-B Out products. The program which, is aiming to expand the company’s mobile installation network, is open to A&P IAs and includes training videos and uAvionx TSO and STC manuals.

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