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1998 BEECH/RAYTHEON BEECHJET 400A
Dallas TX
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2016 SOCATA AIRCRAFT TBM 930
Camarillo, California
05/23/16 11:57AM
2009 SOCATA AIRCRAFT TBM 850
Camarillo, CA
05/23/16 11:48AM
2006 CESSNA Citation XLS

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Skydive Plane Crash Kills Five

A Cessna 182H with a pilot, two skydive instructors and two tandem jumpers on board crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from the Hawaiian island of Kauai about 9:30 Monday morning; there were no survivors. The airplane was operated by Skydive Kauai from Port Allen Airport, a small field on the south shore. One witness quoted in news reports said the airplane had just taken off when the engine seemed to quit. The airplane then appeared to turn back toward the airport, then caught fire and went down.

Sleeping Pilots Awake To F-16s

This might define the term "rude awakening" for pilots. Various media sources are reporting that two Delta Airlines pilots commanding a flight from Germany to Kuwait fell asleep at the controls of their Boeing 767-400ER and only woke up after flight attendants banged on the cockpit door to tell them there were two Greek F-16s on their wing.

EBACE: Turboprop Details From Textron, Certification For Honda

HondaJet, which recently announced its first delivery in Europe at Germany's Aero event, today said at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva it has officially received European certification from EASA. The HondaJet was certified by the FAA in December, and deliveries have already begun in the U.S. and Mexico as well as in Europe. Textron also released an update on its new turboprop design today.

CAFE Symposium Explores Future Of Flight

Our planet's transportation systems are on the cusp of a radical change to "on-demand mobility," according to several of the presenters at last week's CAFE symposium in California. "The technology push and the market pull are converging," said Bruce Holmes and Roger Parker, of AirMarkets Corp. "A large and growing market for ODM exits and is convergent with technologies for sustainability, safety, affordability, and accessibility."

WASPs Allowed Back In Arlington

Congress and President Obama have overruled an Army decision that briefly banned Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) from being interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Breeden Wins Valdez STOL

A 22-year-old Alaskan had the shortest combined takeoff and landing distance in the 2016 Valdez STOL competition. Bobby Breeden, flying a Super Cub, took off in 40 feet and landed in 55 feet to win the Alternate Bush category and claim the overall distance title at the competition held two weeks ago at Valdez Airport.

B-29 'Doc' Receives Airworthiness Certificate

The newly restored B-29 "Doc" now has an FAA airworthiness certificate, 16 years after restorers brought the historic aircraft to Wichita. Doc's Friends, the organization behind the project, said Friday a first flight is "imminent." The B-29, salvaged from the Mojave Desert in 1987 by Tony Mazzolini, was moved in pieces to Wichita in May 2000 for the restoration.

Submarine To Hunt For EgyptAir Wreckage (Updated)

Egypt is deploying a submarine to search for the main wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, which could be as deep as 10,000 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean. Searchers found pieces of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea along with human remains, officials said Friday.

Air Force B-52 Crashes In Guam

All seven crew members on a B-52H Stratofortress that crashed Thursday morning in Guam escaped the aircraft before it went up in flames. The heavy bomber, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam from Minot AFB in North Dakota, was on a training flight when it crashed.

Pilot Survives Crash Into Parked Airplane, Escapes Fire

A Zenith Zodiac 601 went out of control after landing and crashed into a parked Cessna 441 on Tuesday in California, catching on fire. The pilot escaped with burn injuries. KCRA in Sacramento reported that the pilot, 75, had touched down on the runway at Nevada County Air Park in Grass Valley, then veered into the ramp and struck the right side of the twin-engine Cessna.

New This Week

AVweb's search of aviation news found announcements from Sonex Aircraft, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Rectrix Aviation and Gliderbooks. Sonex Aircraft will host the FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team this week, as they audit the new Sonex and Waiex B-Model kits, and the new Xenos Motorglider Quick Build Kit.

Embraer Offers Jet Picture-Windows

The view from inside a general aviation airplane can be hard to beat, but now private-jet travelers will have access to the biggest-yet luxury window seat, thanks to a new offering from Embraer. A new option offers a huge window in the "Airship Kyoto" concept of the Lineage 1000, Embraer's biggest business jet. The trick to getting the large window certified by the FAA was to put it forward of the wing, Embraer design VP Jay Beever told Wired.

The Weekender: Family Fun And Fly-In Fishing

The Weekender has some family-friendly outings on the SocialFlight calendar, along with an aviation expo and even a chance to fly in for some fishing. The Idaho Aviation Association, in partnership with Aero Mark, will host the 6th annual Idaho Aviation Expo Friday and Saturday in Idaho Falls, featuring bushplanes to business turbines, displays for maintenance and parts suppliers, avionics, aviation organizations and workshops.

Debris Not From EgyptAir Flight

EgyptAir officials said late Thursday that debris spotted in the Mediterranean was not from the missing Flight 804. "We stand corrected on finding the wreckage because what we identified is not a part of our plane. So the search and rescue is still going on," the airline's vice chairman Ahmed Adel told CNN.

British Pilot Crashes During U.S. Transcontinental Flight

A British pilot flying across the U.S. to commemorate the nation's airmail pioneers crashed her Stearman in the Arizona desert last week, halting the journey until the biplane is repaired. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who earlier this year flew the 1942 Stearman from the UK to Australia, said in a Facebook post she's determined to get her aircraft, Spirit of Artemis, flying again.

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