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Secrets of night storms probed

A King Air, Lockheed P-3 Orion, and NASA’s DC-8 are among an armada of vehicles probing night storms in the Great Plains.

Jul 01, 2015 | comments

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SIUC team takes first place in 2015 Air Race Classic

Two pilots representing Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) took first place in the 2015 Air Race Classic, which concluded on June 25.

Jul 01, 2015

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FAA reauthorization bill delayed

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has delayed plans to release its proposed FAA reauthorization legislation.

Jul 01, 2015

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Aircraft Spruce co-founder Bob Irwin remembered

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. announced the death of co-founder Bob Irwin on June 26 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was 95.

Jul 01, 2015

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FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Jul 01, 2015

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Lightspeed announces summer headset deals

Pilots, listen up: Lightspeed Aviation is offering discounts of up to $100 on a trio of noise reducing, Bluetooth-capable headsets in its summer headset sale.

Jun 30, 2015

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Apple squashes GPS bug

Thirteen weeks after Apple’s iOS 8.3 update cut the connection between many Bluetooth GPS accessories and navigation apps, version 8.4 brought relief June 30.

Jun 30, 2015 | comments

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Eclipse 500 factory refresh

ONE Aviation, formed by the merger of Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft announced in April, is offering a "factory renewed" Eclipse 500 for $2.2 million.

Jun 30, 2015 | comments

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Draken upgrades L-39 team

Draken International is fitting its Black Diamond Jet Team with an upgrade package including a new engine for the L-39 Albatros.

Jun 30, 2015

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Training Tip: Be ready

Readiness is the key to any clearance: If you are cleared for takeoff, take off!

Jun 29, 2015
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Notes from Paris: F-WILE Beguiles and Intrigues

There are a lot of interesting aircraft displayed during the Paris Air Show every two years, but only one LSA caught my eye in 2015: the Airbus E-Fan technology demonstrator, designated experimental F-WILE. You can see it fly at the link here. Take the time to listen to the entire 7.5 minute audio (it’s okay if […] Read More

June 29, 2015

When Aviation Claims a Friend

I’ve struggled all month debating whether or not to write this story. We opinion leaders are supposed to be writing stories to capture the imagination of potential pilots or past aviators who’ve been away from the cockpit too long. Our stories are meant to encourage people. But this tale is not one of those. I’m […] Read More

June 19, 2015

The Back Door is Locked

In my AOPA Opinion Leaders Blog post of September 2014 (“Backdoor Rulemaking?”), I discussed the unprecedented action taken by the Cessna Aircraft Company intended to compel the owners of cantilever-wing Cessna 210s to perform repetitive eddy-current inspections of their wing spars. Finally, I can fill you in on the punch line. By way of background: […] Read More

June 12, 2015

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AOPA Live This Week - July 2, 2015 13:34 min

Jul 02, 2015

A preview of Airventure 2015. Flying with the most patriotic performer on the airshow circuit, Julie Clark. Cub Scouts get a first taste of aviation at AOPA.