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Antares Rocket Destroyed Intentionally

Shortly after liftoff of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares Rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia on Tuesday, October 28, it became apparent to the operators that there was a problem with the launch and they hit the destruct button.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes

SpaceShipTwo, being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, has crashed during a test flight from Mojave Air and Space Port, California.

Disruptive Technology The New Norm?

A new generation of "digital natives" will fill the pilot seats of the future and the technology they embrace is becoming the new norm in the cockpit according to comments made by industry leaders Friday. The forum on "disruptive technology" at the Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs heard from four people who have been at the forefront of some major technological shifts in aviation.

Glasair LSA Being Built, Should Fly Soon

Glasair says it will fly its new S-LSA trainer by early 2015 and expects to have the aircraft on display at Sun 'n Fun next April. The mockup was displayed at SNF last April.

Flying Expo 'First Of Many'

The Flying Aviation Expo is "definitely the first of many" says the president of the show. Marco Parratto told AVweb in a podcast interview that preregistration numbers (2,100) and a quality list of exhibitors has encouraged him and his primary sponsors to keep mounting the show.

King Air Crashes Into Wichita FlightSafety Building

A Beechcraft King Air crashed through the roof of one of the FlightSafety International buildings on Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport this morning.

Antares Explosion Video From The Air

A passenger in a GA airplane caught Tuesday's Antares rocket explosion on video, giving a view of it from the air over the commercial launch facility in Virginia. The unmanned supply rocket exploded Tuesday seconds after liftoff.

'Flying Classroom' Circles The Pacific

Barrington Irving, leader of the nonprofit group Experience Aviation, is more than halfway through a circum-Pacific flight that is bringing the world into classrooms around the country, as seen from a Hawker 400XP jet. "The reason why we're doing this," Irving said, in a recent interview with AVweb from his hotel room in Darwin, Australia, "is to bring aviation directly into the classroom. … We're very happy with the results we're getting."

Flying Expo In Palm Springs

Aircraft filled one of the main streets of Palm Springs, Calif. Thursday as a new aviation show revived a tradition started by AOPA with its Expos and Summits. The Parade of Planes returned to the desert resort city as a prelude to the Flying Aviation Expo, which officially starts Friday.

New This Week

AVweb's weekly foray into the latest aviation news uncovered news of a new president at MicroAerodynanics, a special aircraft sale by Quicksilver, no delay CFI insurance and staff additions at the EAA.

Electric Trainer: $5 An Hour Flight

It's flying a single-place technology demonstrator now, but pledges to show off a prototype two-place trainer by next year.

More Evidence Of Amelia Earhart's Fate?

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is reporting that it is increasingly confident that a piece of aluminum it found on Nikumaroro Atoll in the south Pacific is from the Lockheed Electra flown by Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on their ill-fated circumnavigation attempt in 1937.

The Weekender: Barbecue And Thunderbirds

Fall is a wonderful time of year to get out and explore the country in your airplane, and this weekend offers some great places to go, courtesy of SocialFlight's free online website and app.

AeroMobil Unveils Version 3.0 Of Flying Car

AeroMobil officials unveiled the latest version of their flying-car design on Wednesday morning, at a technical fair in Vienna, Austria. The company says this version "incorporates significant improvements and upgrades" compared to the previous "pre-prototype," AeroMobil 2.5. Powered by a Rotax 912 engine, version 3.0 can fly at a top speed of 108 knots for up to 370 nm.

New Solar-Powered Airplane From Solar Flight

Solar Flight has released plans for the SunStar, a solar-powered airplane designed to act as an unmanned telecommunications platform, able to remain in flight for months at a time.

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