David Bourne

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Why Porsche Needs To Bring Back Its Brilliant Front-Engine Transaxle Cars

The 718 Boxster and Cayman have taken over as the cheap Porsches of the day, sort of like modern-day 914s. Yet those of us who got into inexpensive …

Why Tesla Investors Should Hope Porsche's Electric Car Is Great

It's no secret that <b>Porsche</b> is going electric. The first all-electric Porsche is undergoing testing now, and it's expected to go into production by 2019.<p>It's also no secret that Porsche's racing-minded engineers have a particular rival in their sights: They've made it pretty clear that they're …

Tesla

All Of The Things You Could Buy For The Price Of This Porsche 911's Paint Job

This is the Porsche 911 Turbo S, which starts at around $200,000 on its own. But buying a base model is for peasants, and you’re not really flaunting …

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa G50

This 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa is finished in Velvet Red Metallic with off-white leather. It was purchased by the seller nine years ago with …

Classic cars for sale | Classifieds | Classic & Sports Car

The Greatest Porsche Gathering in the World Finally Has a Date and Home for 2018

It’s been known for over a year now that the next Rennsport, the single greatest gathering of Porsche motorsport icons, is scheduled for September …

North America

Peep The Production of The New 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo - From start to finish

<b>The new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series from Porsche is the most powerful and unique 911 Turbo S ever.</b> The Coupé provides 446 kW (607 hp) and is limited …

Pilot error caused fatal Icon A5 plane crash, NTSB says

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the Icon A5 crash that killed two Icon employees was caused by pilot error and not a problem with the aircraft. The final determination was a "failure to maintain clearance from terrain while maneuvering at a low altitude," the …

A pilot dropped his phone out of a plane and it recorded the entire fall

A Samsung Galaxy S5 phone somehow survived falling 1,000 feet from a plane — and recorded its entire journey.<p>Robert Ryan posted a video on YouTube of the whirling footage, which he said was captured after his uncle, pilot Blake Henderson, allegedly dropped the phone by accident while experiencing …

I had the sky to myself: my first solo at 16

Before I had my driver’s license, I was working towards my pilot’s license. With just a driver’s permit, I couldn’t drive to the airport by myself, …

Pilot lucky to escape after crashing float plane on Comox Lake

A pilot managed to escape with his life after his float plane crashed on Comox Lake on Vancouver Island Wednesday evening.<p>"There were several …

Another Bogus Score for Air Traffic Control Reform

While Congress has flown the coop for its August recess, the clock is ticking toward the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.<p>Sept. 30 also marks the …

Everything about V Speeds Explained

<b>V</b> — From the French word vitesse, meaning “speed.”<p><b>V1</b> — Maximum speed in the takeoff at which the pilot must take the first action (e.g., apply …

10 Ways To Prepare For Bad Weather Before And During Your Flight

1) Watch the weather on the ground, and in the air<p>It's easy to keep an eye on the weather on the ground. And now with ASD-B, if you have a smartphone …

Weather

18 Quotes From Aviation Pioneers That Will Have You Flying High | Inc.com

I fly all the time. Like many, I often tend to focus on discomforts and frustrations during long travel days. But after a recent cycling trip to Maine, where most of my forward momentum came from whatever lift and thrust my aging body can generate, I was reminded how air transport has improved my …

Gliders

A turbulent, rolling boil in Banning Pass

Most of my private pilot training took place in Southern California, and mostly in San Diego. Given the population of people near the coast in SoCal …

Cirrus Begins Worldwide Deliveries of New Vision Jet

After receiving global certification, the new single-engined jet starts landing at airports around the globe.<p>The first single-engine jet in service, …

Flight MH370 Main Debris Located? Missing Plane's Resting Point Possibly Found

The mystery behind the location of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may finally be solved as a new report from the Australian Transport …

Flying in a Private Plane With a Two Year Old

I think it is pretty clear at this point that the coolest airline miles related promotion I have ever participated in (and potentially will ever …

Flying

11 Ways To Avoid Getting Hit On The Ground

Here are 11 common-sense ways to stay safe on the ground.<p>1) Use an airport diagram during taxi.<p>When ATC gives you taxi instructions, make sure you're …

Flying

HondaJet is Most Delivered Light Jet of 2017’s First Half

As if winning the inaugural <i>Flying</i> Innovation Award at AirVenture 2017 wasn’t already a noteworthy accomplishment, HondaJet hasn’t left the spotlight …

Should You Follow The VASI On Final Approach?

It's a question debated by flight instructors and pilots around the country... after flying a traffic pattern, should you use the VASI as a descent …

Hawaii

Student Pilot Pleads Guilty to Lying to Accident Investigators

On October 31, 2015, student pilot Brian Woodhams lost control of his Piper Cherokee while landing at the Perry-Warsaw Airport in upstate New York, …

The scan: why instrument flying is an art, not a science

Ask a native English speaker what method he uses for constructing a sentence and you’ll probably get a blank stare. After all, most of us don’t read …

My first passenger flight - and why I never fly alone

Congratulations, you have finally done it. You passed your check ride and now you are able to fly by yourself wherever you want and with whomever you …

A humbling solo flight

I was a student pilot and had just worked my way up to gain enough hours and experience to solo. The day came when finally my instructor turned me …

The death knell for the vacuum pump?

This year’s Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in didn’t have any flashy new product introductions – no $50,000 LSAs or supersonic jets from unknown startups – but there …

Cessna Introduces Virtual Aircraft Generator for TTx

Simplifying the aircraft building and buying process, Textron Aviation has launched a virtual design program that allows prospective owners of the …

This Plane Has KFC Buckets for Wings and It Flies Really Well

The early history of aviation featured a bunch of fascinating ideas about how to get a craft airborne, but ultimately, it would be the Wright …

Tecnam Upgrades Single- and Twin-engine Airplane Models

With Sun ‘n Fun taking place concurrently with the AERO Friedrichshafen show in Germany, Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam announced a range of …