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Video Of Ford's Taxiway Landing Emerges

Surveillance video of Harrison Ford's miscue at John Wayne International Airport in California last week shows the Husky he was flying clear an American Airlines Boeing 737 by about 50 feet.

Stemme And S-Plane Partner On Optionally Piloted Aircraft

Stemme AG and S-Plane Automation Ltd said this week they plan to integrate S-Plane subsystems into the Ecarys ES15 Stemme motor glider to create an optionally piloted vehicle, combining the capabilities of a manned aircraft with those of a UAV. The Ecarys ES15 is a certified aircraft with a payload capacity of 770 pounds and range of 1,350 nm.

AOPA Opens Up To Drone Pilots

Consumer drones have attracted millions of users, and created a conundrum for general aviation -- are they friend or foe? On the one hand, many pilots have embraced the technology and enjoy it, on the other hand, the small flying machines can pose a threat to aircraft if operated irresponsibly. AOPA on Tuesday took a step to embrace the drone-flying community, announcing a new line of membership options for drone pilots.

"Hoverbike" Completes Demo Flight

A team of Russian engineers working in San Francisco as Hoversurf have posted a video online showing an indoor flight test with their "hoverbike" design. The vehicle is powered by electric motors that drive four rotors, arrayed vertically at each corner. The pilot sits in a sort of saddle with his legs on either side, and his arms leaning on a control panel. The video shows the vehicle taking off vertically, flying forward and landing under control.

Spring Events Lure Pilots Nationwide

Nature-loving pilots in search of an excuse to go flying have a new option thanks to the Recreational Aviation Foundation, which is offering a new fly-in to a wilderness site in Havana, Illinois, to view the spring bird migration. "Canada geese, snow geese, trumpeter swans, pelicans, and ducks numbering in the hundreds to hundreds of thousands" are expected to be passing through the site, RAF says. "This is an unforgettable North American animal migration that must be seen to be believed."

Pal-V Starts Taking Orders

Pal-V, a Netherlands company that has been developing a two-seat roadable gyroplane, said last week they are ready to start taking orders for the vehicle. "After years of hard work, beating the technical and qualification challenges, our team succeeded in creating an innovative flying car that complies with existing safety standards, determined by regulatory bodies around the world," said Robert Dingemanse, CEO of PAL-V.

Four Americans Dead In Australian King Air Crash (Updated)

Five occupants of a King Air, including four Americans on a golf holiday, were killed when the aircraft crashed into a large shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday.

Arrow Crashes Onto New Jersey Street

A Long Island pilot was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Sunday morning after his Piper Arrow went down in a residential area of Bayonne, New Jersey. George Pettway, 56, of Wheatley Heights, reportedly radioed that he was having some kind of difficulty while flying near the Statue of Liberty and headed for the Jersey side.

DJI, AMA Team Up For Outreach Programs

The world's largest manufacturer of drones and the biggest organization of remotely piloted aircraft operators have announced a joint venture to promote safe operation and expand opportunities for drone operators. DJI, which makes the popular Phantom series and other drones, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics will create programs aimed at boosting accessibility and affordability of personal drones, offer online support for pilots and develop youth programs steering young people toward aviation and technology careers.

Short Final

On a recent trip to visit my inlaws, I was passing by an airport on my way when I heard this exchange ... Cessna1234: Tower, Cessna 1234 is ready for takeoff ... Tower: Cessna 1234 you are cleared for takeoff Runway 24. Say direction of flight ... Cessna 1234: Cleared for takeoff Runway 24, Direction of Flight ... Tower: Which way are you heading? ... Cessna 1234: Oh! Heading southeast ... Karl Vogelheim

POTUS TFRs Paralyze Florida Flight Ops

Airport operators and flight schools in the Palm Beach, Florida, area are bracing for long-term economic loss and disruption due to the presidential TFR covering President Trump's visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort. For the third weekend in a row, the presidential TFR covering Trump's visit has shut down busy Palm Beach Country/Lantana airport and disrupted flight training and other prohibited general aviation activities. Although local authorities and advocacy groups have approached the Secret Service requesting a cutout or procedural relief, none has been forthcoming.

Suit Follows Power Line Collision

An Aspen, Colorado, man is suing the pilot and passenger in an L-39 that hit power lines over a highway in 2015, saying he gripped the steering wheel of his car so tightly he's had chronic pain in his hands ever since.

Sonic Booms Announce TFR Intercept

Sonic booms rattled the southeast coast of Florida Friday evening as two F-15s were scrambled to intercept an aircraft that violated presidential restricted airspace over West Palm Beach.

Trump Claims $1 Billion Saving On Air Force One

President Donald Trump said Saturday he'd personally negotiated a $1 billion reduction in the $4.2 billion cost of the replacement aircraft for Air Force One and accomplished it in less than an hour. He also told a campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida, that the 25 percent discount is "not good enough. We're still not going to do it. The price is still too high."

Navy Lukewarm On Substituting Upgraded F/A-18s For F-35C

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. DeWolf Miller showed little enthusiasm for trading Super Hornets for F-35s, as has been proposed by President Trump in an effort to reduce the total program cost of the F-35 Lightning. Testifying at a House Subcommittee hearing on the F-35 program, Miller said, "The F-35C provides unique capabilities that cannot be matched by modernizing fourth-generation aircraft."

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