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Irma's Big Test: Will There Be Less Damage This Time?

Irma stormed ashore at Naples, Florida, on Sunday. Reports of damage are mixed and could that mean we're getting pretty prepared for big storms?...

Hurricane Irma: Move The Airplane Or Stay Put?

Anyone who says this decision is a no-brainer doesn't have the first clue....

What's A Fair Ramp Fee?

That's at the heart of AOPA's complaint to the FAA about three Signature FBOs. But it's the security and infrastructure fees that need attention....

The Dark Side Of BasicMed

Hint: It doesn't have anything to do with a checkmark appearing next to the word "anus."...

ATC Privatization: Point/Counterpoint

AOPA opposes privatization but its counterpart in Canada says the switch has worked there. Today's blog explores both views....

Dunkirk: The Endlessly Gliding Spitfire

The timeline of this film is a little confusing, but the air combat scenes are impressive....

Cirrus Nails The Jet

The SF50 Vision Jet does just what Cirrus says it would. Buyers, I'm sure, will swoon. But what's next?...

Uber At OSH

Uber was making the rounds at AirVenture last month. To call their plans for on-demand air taxi ambitious would be criminal understatement....

Lycoming's Rod Issue: A Crossroads

The competitive landscape for Lycoming is rapidly evolving. How it supports field shops on SB 632 will affect that....

Will Dynon's Skyview HDX Be A Market Shifter?

The stars may be aligned for a robust market in glass panel refurbs. Some owners absolutely lust after EFIS, but don't want to pay 400 kilobucks to own it....

This Is The Last Blog On ADS-B

Please, I beg you. Don't make me go on....

AirVenture: A Cynic Confronts Excellence

If you skipped this year's AirVenture, you may have made a mistake. It was as good as these things get....

Strafing The Runway At Wittman

Nothing like having your first DC-3 left-seat flight live streamed. Only at AirVenture....

What's To Be Learned From This Tree Landing?

For one thing, don't do anything, ever, anywhere unless you're ready to be a viral video star....

In Case You Thought Airline Flying Was Always Safe, Consider 1958

It was one of several years in which gory accidents forced changes in the system. Today's feature offers an entertaining summary....