The Federal Aviation Administration grounded all US operated Boeing 737 Max 8 and -9 aircraft after collecting "new evidence" from the site of a deadly jetliner crash in Ethiopia. We talk to pilots who have flown the jet.
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Electric air taxis with vertical-takeoff-and-landing capabilities are seen as the possible future of urban travel, but safety and regulations remain top concerns. Bell says its Nexus project is advancing autonomous drone capabilities.
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Michigan's Coleman A. Young International Airport will close for 72 hours while pavement is replaced on the larger of its two runways. The project is expected to begin as soon as next month, weather permitting.
The Crater Lake - Klamath Regional Airport is requesting proposals to lease an aviation building. The facility consists of 6,400 sq ft of hangar space, 2,660 sq ft of admin space and 16,800 sq ft of apron space. Further details on the RFP can be found here or call 541-883-5373.
The use of drones to augment existing services is becoming more common for police departments, particularly in search-and-rescue missions, according to a report by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College in New York. Drones are being used by agencies in 619 counties throughout 49 states.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday honored Bill Blank with its prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, in recognition of 50 years of skilled and safe flying. "I just always have enjoyed it. It gives you a different perspective on the Earth and what you can see and what's over the hill," said Blank.
Sweepstakes Super Cub floats; Wind shear in the flare
Your AOPA Sweepstakes Super Cub begins its aquatic career, low-level wind shear adds extra challenge to a wintry landing, and Bell answers the call for urban air taxis. Watch AOPA Live This Week.
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