The Hybrid Air Vehicles HAV 304/Airlander 10 is a hybrid airship designed and built by British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles. Comprising a helium airship with auxiliary wing and tail surfaces, it flies using both aerostatic and aerodynamic lift and is powered by four diesel engine-driven ducted propellers.  The Hybrid Air VehiclesRead More →

AMSL Aero’s Vertiia new electric VTOL aircraft is already at the pre-flight prototype stage. Developed in conjunction with the University of Sydney and autonomy and sensor specialists Mission Systems the aircraft can fly up to 800 km (500 miles) on hydrogen, and it’ll start out as an air ambulance. WithRead More →

B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B is the last remaining airworthy B-17 in Europe. She is based in the UK from where she flies regularly at air shows, memorial flypasts and commemorative events as a memorial to the USAAF in Europe. Since 1982, Sally B has been operated by EllyRead More →

The Radial Rocket TD combines nostalgic airframe design and radial engine sound with modern day materials and aerodynamics. The Radial Rocket is an American amateur-built aircraft, produced by the Altitude Group LLC of Overland Park, Kansas. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction and features a cantilever low-wing, a sportsRead More →

After taking on a bet it couldn’t be done while drinking beers with his buddies, Jack Bally started building a flyable, 1/3 scale B-17 Flying Fortress.  The one-third scale model B-17 was displayed at AirVenture, and is certified by the FAA in the Experimental category. Named Obsession, but best knownRead More →

Flying through the clouds or speeding across asphalt, the AirCar prototype is a road-ready car that can transform into a working plane. The fifth generation AirCar designed by Professor Stefan Klein completed two 1,500 foot AGL flights at Piestany Airport in Slovakia Oct. 27, 2020. The AirCar safely achieved twoRead More →

The original Hughes H-1 is a racing aircraft built by Hughes Aircraft in 1935. It set a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States. During his work on his movie Hells Angels, Howard Hughes  employed Glenn Odekick  to maintain the fleet of over 100 aircraft used in the production. The two menRead More →

The Airworthiness Directive (AD) goes into effect in November on certain Cessnas. The FAA published its final AD on inspections for a long series of single-engine Textron Aviation (Cessna) aircraft. The airworthiness directive goes into effect on November 12, 2020. The AD was prompted by cracks found in the lower areaRead More →