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Financing, insurance options offered for ‘Reimagined Aircraft’

As part of AOPA’s “Reimagined Aircraft” effort to open the door to flying and aircraft ownership for more people by refurbishing older aircraft and putting them in a flying club or partnership, the association is offering financing and insurance options.

Jul 30, 2014 | comments

Article

Continental 310-hp diesel makes first flight

Continental Motors Group announced at EAA AirVenture the first flight of yet another new diesel.

Jul 30, 2014

Article

American Champion Aircraft to produce a diesel bush airplane

American Champion Aircraft will pair its Scout bush plane with an Austro Engines diesel to increase speed, extend range, and allow its aircraft to fly in remote regions where avgas is unavailable.

Jul 30, 2014

Article

WomenVenture participants swarm Boeing Plaza at AirVenture

A throng of women in purple T-shirts arrived at Boeing Plaza on Thursday, July 30, ready to proclaim to everyone at EAA AirVenture that they love aviation.

Jul 30, 2014

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SocialFlight to create nationwide Parade of Planes

Online aviation event hub SocialFlight is working with aircraft manufacturers to host a nationwide Parade of Planes during the month of September.

Jul 30, 2014

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An iPad-based HUD from MyGoFlight

Tablet computers are quickly becoming essential avionics.

Jul 30, 2014
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Technique

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Ice protection, gross weight increase for Lancair Evolution turboprop

Ice protection and a gross weight increase are improving the utility of the Lancair Evolution turboprop, according to Doug Meyer, CEO of the Oregon aircraft kit manufacturer.

Jul 30, 2014

Article

American Champion Aircraft to produce a diesel bush airplane

American Champion Aircraft will pair its Scout bush plane with an Austro Engines diesel to increase speed, extend range, and allow its aircraft to fly in remote regions where avgas is unavailable.

Jul 30, 2014
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Opinion

Coming Together, we can do big things and small things

As I type my husband and I are en route to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2014. On the first day, after having flown 5.5 hours, we landed in Dumas, Texas  at Moore County Airport[KDUX]. What a sweet airport. A nice young man driving a golf cart who called me Ma’am greeted us. Quickly after that Brandon […] Read More

July 25, 2014

Commercial Certificate Not Required—Part 2

  Responders to last month’s blog in this space noted that companies often prohibit the use of personal aircraft by employees for business transportation. Other readers lamented that many employers allowing the use of a GA aircraft on company travel establish policies that are so restrictive that few private pilots can comply. In my opinion, […] Read More

July 25, 2014

Flying Trains on Tracks

You can’t look at the emerging future of aviation without being interested in drones.  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are going to explode in the coming years.  No matter what your area of focus – agriculture, power generation and exploration, wildlife management and protection, news gathering, law enforcement, military, personal entertainment,  etc., the list goes on […] Read More

July 23, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Advocacy

Advocacy

Dunn speaks at GA issues conference

Questionable searches of GA aircraft by Customs and Border Protection and the fight to keep Santa Monica Municipal Airport open were among the topics discussed by AOPA's Bill Dunn at the recent American Association of Airport Executives General Aviation Issues and Security Conference.

Jul 16, 2014

Advocacy

Members asked to participate in FAA’s annual GA survey

The FAA is asking AOPA members to participate in its thirty-sixth annual General Aviation Survey.

Jul 15, 2014

Advocacy

House passes bill to make tax break permanent

The House has passed a bill to renew and make permanent a tax break affecting some business purchases of aircraft.

Jul 15, 2014
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Gear and Products

Article

Continental 310-hp diesel makes first flight

Continental Motors Group announced at EAA AirVenture the first flight of yet another new diesel.

Jul 30, 2014

Article

SocialFlight to create nationwide Parade of Planes

Online aviation event hub SocialFlight is working with aircraft manufacturers to host a nationwide Parade of Planes during the month of September.

Jul 30, 2014

Article

An iPad-based HUD from MyGoFlight

Tablet computers are quickly becoming essential avionics.

Jul 30, 2014
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Technology

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Piper continues strong showing in trainer market

Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.

Jul 30, 2014

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SkyCraft LSA completes flight testing

The SkyCraft SD-1 Minisport has completed flight testing and hopes to achieve certification by September, the company announced July 30 at EAA AirVenture.

Jul 30, 2014
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Health and Medical

Members only

Five easy ways to beat the Reaper

Here are some ways you might defer, if not defeat, the man with the sickle.

Jul 11, 2014

Members only

Medication do’s and don’ts

Pilots may not be aware that certain drugs, even over the counter, may produce adverse side effects that can affect cognitive function, including reaction time, judgment, and decision making skills, all of which are obviously needed while flying.

Jul 03, 2014
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Travel

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Arch wins Poland

Austrian Hannes Arch is well on his way to a Red Bull Air Race Championship following a victory in Gdynia, Poland, July 27.

Jul 28, 2014

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King Schools unveils Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes

King Schools has opened entries for its annual Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes.

Jul 28, 2014
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Financial

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Piper continues strong showing in trainer market

Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.

Jul 30, 2014

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Embraer touts milestones

Business has been very, very good for Embraer recently. Among all light jets, Embraer’s offerings have scored impressive competitive milestones.

Jul 30, 2014
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