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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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hawker Hunter Crashes Near Point Mugu

A Hawker Hunter owned by Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a civilian tactical airborne training organization, crashed on approach to Naval Base Ventura County, near Point Mugu, California.

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.

FAA Criminalizes UAS Ops At Stadiums

The FAA is warning drone operators that overflying sports venues could lead to jail time. In a posting Monday on its TFR website, the FAA states " ... unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft" are prohibited within three nautical miles and 3,000 feet AGL over "any stadium having a seating capacity of 30,000 or more people."

GA Groups Respond To USA Today Report

A report in Monday's USA Today about the danger of lethal post-crash fires in GA aircraft is "sensationalistic," according to GAMA President Pete Bunce. "Once again, USA Today's Thomas Frank has not told the full story about general aviation aircraft safety," Bunce said in a statement released Tuesday morning. In the USA Today story, Frank reports that post-crash fires in small aircraft have killed at least 600 people since 1993.

Garmin Rolls Out Low-Cost ADS-B Out

The new box is meant to inexpensively satisfy the ADS-B Out requirement without need for a display of any kind.

Surf Air To Expand Service

Surf Air, which calls itself an "all-you-can-fly private membership airline," is expanding its service from its base in Santa Monica, California, to include Carlsbad and Oakland, the company has announced. The added service coincides with the arrival of three new Pilatus PC-12NG aircraft, the first in an order of 65 airplanes to be delivered over the next five years.

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