The B-29 known as “Doc” will serve as a traveling history museum to honor the men and women who designed, built and served on the aircraft. The historic Superfortress was the talk of the show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The commercial airline industry will need to hire more than 2 million pilots, maintenance technicians and cabin attendants over the next 20 years, largely to support the growth of airline fleets and changes in fleet mix, an updated Boeing forecast says.
The heads of the NBAA, GAMA and AOPA went to Washington this week to lobby House and Senate members to oppose the “privatization” of the FAA’s air traffic control organization in an upcoming House vote.
The vehicle currently occupies an awkward spot as being too heavy to fit the Federal Aviation Administration’s 55-lb weight limit for commercial drones, yet it cannot qualify as an experimental aircraft because it is autonomous and has no pilot.
The Experimental Aviation Association has always been known as a cradle for innovation, but is that spark now being overshadowed by massive corporate spending on private space, electric propulsion and automated personal transportation?
Alexandre Couvelaire, inventor of the TBM700, Porsche-Mooney and an aviation futurist, believes that the electrically-powered Sun Flyer, being developed by Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation in concert with Bye Aerospace, is emblematic of next-generation basic GA training aircraft.