Saudia, Lilium Sign Deal for 100 Electric Jets

Saudia, Lilium Sign Deal for 100 Electric Jets

FLYING Magazine Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) jets are coming to the Middle East. Lilium, manufacturer of the seven-seat Lilium Jet, on Thursday announced that Saudia Group—owner of Saudia, the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia and one of the largest...
How to Become a Check Airman at a Major Airline

How to Become a Check Airman at a Major Airline

FLYING Magazine Ensuring the highest level of safety for every flight demands meticulous planning, precise navigation, and adherence to strict regulations. Airlines place a large amount of emphasis on the safety of their operations, all while ensuring their pilots...
GA, Private Aviation Dodge Worst of Cyber Outage Impact

GA, Private Aviation Dodge Worst of Cyber Outage Impact

FLYING Magazine General and private aviation largely avoided the impacts of a massive global IT outage that led to thousands of commercial flight cancellations and delays Friday.  Many American pilots woke up to the news that a faulty software update from CrowdStrike,...
Ultimate Issue: Analyzing a Fatal Final Turn

Ultimate Issue: Analyzing a Fatal Final Turn

FLYING Magazine In 1949, the Civil Aeronautics Authority (the precursor to the FAA), reacting to the number of training accidents involving spins, removed the spin from the private pilot syllabus. Some pilots who knew how to spin an airplane suspected that anyone who...
Alaska Army Crew Launches Evacuation Mission For Civilian

Alaska Army Crew Launches Evacuation Mission For Civilian

FLYING Magazine A U.S. Army aeromedical unit performed a remote evacuation for a civilian who fell from the roof of a cabin along the Yukon River. Members of the evacuation team known as Arctic Dustoff received the mission request about 6:05 local time on July 5. They...
NASA, SpaceX Share Details on Plan to Destroy ISS

NASA, SpaceX Share Details on Plan to Destroy ISS

FLYING Magazine On Wednesday, officials from NASA and SpaceX shared new details on their plan to deorbit and dismantle the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of the decade. NASA in June awarded SpaceX a contract, worth up to $843 million, to design and build...
Guide to TSA Firearm Rules for Private Flights

Guide to TSA Firearm Rules for Private Flights

FLYING Magazine The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) establishes the rules for flying with firearms. The universal TSA firearm regulations apply to all private and airline flights and must be complied with when traveling. Ultimately, firearms, and...
Last Known Battle Of Britain Pilot Turns 105

Last Known Battle Of Britain Pilot Turns 105

FLYING Magazine Wednesday, the last known remaining fighter pilot from the 1940 Battle of Britain celebrated his 105th birthday. Retired Royal Air Force (RAF) Group Captain John Allman “Paddy” Hemingway, DFC, AE, was born in Ireland in 1919. In the summer of 1940,...
Takeoff Stalls and How to Prevent Them

Takeoff Stalls and How to Prevent Them

FLYING Magazine It’s a beautiful day, and you’ve decided to take advantage of the flying club Cessna 172 to take your friend on a sightseeing flight. You did your weight-and-balance planning properly, ensuring that you were in the weight and center-of-gravity (CG)...
What to Know About Supplemental Type Certificates

What to Know About Supplemental Type Certificates

FLYING Magazine Recently, following the emergence of a Cirrus service advisory regarding the use of GAMI’s G100UL unleaded aviation gasoline, I was asked, can an approved solution—a supplemental type certificate (STC)— void a manufacturer’s warranty? Isn’t the FAA...