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Russ Niles
Russ Niles has been a journalist for 40 years, a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb in 2003. When he’s not writing about airplanes he and his wife Marni run a small winery in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

CassuTT Owner Creighton King Killed In Crash

The family of CassuTT owner Creighton King has confirmed he died in the crash of his race plane near West Jordan Airport in Utah Wednesday. The...

CubCrafters Unveils Ducted Fan Leading Edge Slats

Already known for its aircraft’s nearly instant takeoffs and landings measured in plane lengths, CubCrafters is developing a new kind of powered leading-edge slat...

Yamaha Looks At Airplane Engines (Corrected)

Yamaha is dipping a tentative toe into the aviation engine market in a partnership with a Japanese manufacturer. The recreational and industrial vehicle giant...

Dickson Confirmed As New FAA Administrator

In a vote along party lines, the Senate approved the nomination of former Delta VP of flight pperations Steve Dickson as the next FAA...

EAA Vintage Director Killed In Jenny Crash

EAA Vintage Aircraft Association board of directors member Ron Alexander was killed Thursday in the crash of his recently restored Curtiss Jenny at Peach...

Murphy Radical Adds Bike Racks

Murphy Aircraft unveiled the Radical at AirVenture and caught the attention of showgoers with an unusual option. The third generation of the company's light...

SNF Grass Runway Extension Not Ready

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) is warning those flying into Paradise City at Sun 'n Fun that the runway extension is not ready...

Australia Mandates Control Cable Replacement At 15 Years

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued a final rule that will require the full replacement and re-rigging of primary flight control cable system...

Aero Adventure amphibious LSA Crash at Sebring

Our sister publication AVweb is reporting that Sheriff's deputies have confirmed two people died in the crash of an Aero Adventure amphibious LSA near...

Lightspeed Unveils "Quietest" Headset

Lightspeed says it has raised the standard for active noise reduction headsets with its new Zulu PFX. At a news conference at AirVenture 2013,...

In Case You Missed it

Avionics at AirVenture 2019

A bit of innovation and some surprises.

Dynon’s D1

Dynon’s “Pocket Panel” self-contained mini-EFIS has plenty going for it—excellent performance, portability and a reasonable price. By Paul Bertorelli.

Deciding What to Build

The more realistic you are, the better off you'll be.

All About Avionics: EFIS Dreams

Much has changed since our last review of Experimental EFISes more than a year ago. It’s getting harder to differentiate among companies and their products as these systems mature and functionality becomes more similar. By Stein Bruch.