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Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Tips to clean your engine compartment

Serious problems can arise when attempting to clean an aircraft engine and cowl if proper care isn't taken.

Jul 06, 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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CubCrafters launches Carbon Cub FX builder assistance program

CubCrafters now assists amateur builders with a five-day work session to assemble a nearly complete Carbon Cub FX.

Jun 29, 2015
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Alternative Fuels

Advocacy

House passes transportation appropriations bill

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

Jun 10, 2015

Advocacy

Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.

Apr 01, 2015

Article

Continental engine certified for avgas, unleaded fuel

Continental Motors announced FAA certification of its IO-360-AF six-cylinder engine that can be operated with 100LL avgas or unleaded 91UL fuel.

Mar 02, 2015
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Avgas

Advocacy

House passes transportation appropriations bill

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

Jun 10, 2015

Advocacy

Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.

Apr 01, 2015

Advocacy

Illinois bill would lower aviation taxes, support airports

A bill introduced in the Illinois Senate Feb. 18 would expand an aircraft maintenance sales tax exemption, lower taxes on aviation fuel, and dedicate fuel tax revenue to fund airport improvements.

Mar 10, 2015
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Diesel

Article

EPS building and hiring

Engineered Propulsion Systems is moving forward toward the goal of bringing the first clean-sheet diesel aviation engine to market.

Jun 09, 2015 | comments

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Cessna halts orders for diesel Cessna 182

Cessna Aircraft has confirmed no new purchase agreements are being accepted for the Cessna 182 JT-A diesel-engine Skylane, and numerous dealers have confirmed the project is on hold indefinitely.

May 14, 2015

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Civil Air Patrol buys gas engine Cessna 182s

The Civil Air Patrol ordered 17 gasoline-powered Cessna Skylane 182s in April as the diesel Skylane JT-A waits for certification.

May 11, 2015 | comments
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Electric

Article

CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015

Article

Swiss ultralight will cruise at 160 knots

Pilots in Europe with the lowest category of pilot certificate are able to purchase the Risen aircraft by Swiss Excellence Airplanes that cruises at 160 knots.

Apr 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Doug May, named Textron Aviation's piston airplane chief April 3, said, “I consider myself one of those passionate aviation enthusiasts.” May spoke to AOPA about his plans for the future.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments
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Piston

Article

CubCrafters launches Carbon Cub FX builder assistance program

CubCrafters now assists amateur builders with a five-day work session to assemble a nearly complete Carbon Cub FX.

Jun 29, 2015

Advocacy

House passes transportation appropriations bill

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

Jun 10, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Dogfight

Senior Editors Jill W. Tallman and Dave Hirschman are making the trek to Oshkosh for the really big show—should they fly over Lake Michigan or not?<

Jun 10, 2015
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Propeller

Article

CubCrafters launches Carbon Cub FX builder assistance program

CubCrafters now assists amateur builders with a five-day work session to assemble a nearly complete Carbon Cub FX.

Jun 29, 2015

Article

Icon's A5 is for real

After flying the first fully conforming Icon A5 on June 17 in California's Napa Valley and landing on both water and a hard-surface runway, AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman says the amphibious LSA more than lives up to its high expectations.

Jun 18, 2015 | comments

Article

Mini Oshkosh: Full-scale fun for RC pilots

Joe Nall Week at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina, is the largest remote control fly-in in the world, typically attracting RC pilots from all 50 states and 11 countries.

May 14, 2015
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Single-lever Power Control

Pilot Magazine

Cessna 185 Skywagon: Brawny, backcountry workhorse

Few single-engine piston airplanes can comfortably haul four adults in and out of rough, 1,200-foot airstrips.

May 13, 2015

Article

Avilution: Avionics from scratch

An individual with relatively basic knowledge of computers can build a computer, and that’s exactly what Avilution has in mind for the instrument panel.

Apr 23, 2015 | comments

Article

M600 tops Piper product line

Piper Aircraft upped its game in the single-engine turboprop market April 13 with the introduction of the M600, a higher-performing version of the Meridian.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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Solar

Article

Pacific crossing foiled

Solar Impulse 2 was forced to land in Japan after a cold front made the Pacific Ocean crossing to Hawaii too dangerous to attempt.

Jun 01, 2015 | comments

Article

CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015

Article

Solar Impulse 2 lands in China

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard endured a somewhat longer flight than expected and landed safely in China March 31.

Mar 31, 2015 | comments
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Turbine

Article

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

Pilot Magazine

A crossing gone wrong

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

Jun 09, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Turbine: Two trips

The irony is that to the uninformed, a “small” airplane can be anything from a Piper Cub to a Citation X.

Jun 08, 2015
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