Aircraft Power and Fuel

Aircraft Power and Fuel

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Flying shark eats records

Powered by one very souped-up Cessna Skyhawk engine, a prototype from Brazil has claimed speed and climb marks that shatter records.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

Article

Airvan flies on floats

Alaska floatplane operators will be getting a new choice soon when the Mahindra Aerospace Airvan on floats comes online in 2016.

Sep 02, 2015

Article

Legacy 450 gets FAA certification

Embraer announced that its newest design—the Legacy 450—has earned FAA certification.

Sep 01, 2015 | comments
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Alternative Fuels

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes

Member help still needed on medical reform

Aug 10, 2015

Article

Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Hunt for avgas replacement on target

The hunt for an unleaded replacement for avgas is continuing on target, members of the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative Steering Group said following a three-day meeting to evaluate progress.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments
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Avgas

Advocacy

FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivered an hour-long address at EAA AirVenture on July 23 that said little about the subjects general aviation pilots care most about: third class medical reform, avgas, and streamlining certification rules for aircraft manufacturers.

Jul 23, 2015

Article

Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Hunt for avgas replacement on target

The hunt for an unleaded replacement for avgas is continuing on target, members of the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative Steering Group said following a three-day meeting to evaluate progress.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments
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Diesel

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: News

Electrifying battle above the English Channel

Aug 06, 2015

Article

Continental certifies CD-230 diesel engine

Continental Motors has won certification of its CD-230 diesel engine and expects to be working with a "large and interesting" customer next year.

Jul 21, 2015

Article

Gemini diesel to fly on American Legend Cub

Superior Air Parts will launch its 100-horsepower Gemini diesel engine on the light sport American Legend Cub; the engine will be a factory option for the entire line of American Legend Aircraft.

Jul 20, 2015
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Electric

Pilot Magazine

Mastering the Martin's Marauder

Finally, there is Flak-Bait, the B–26B-25-MA that rolled out of Martin’s Plant 2 in Middle River, Maryland, in April 1943.

Aug 10, 2015

Article

Solar Impulse airplane undergoing repairs in Hawaii

Round-the-world airplane Solar Impulse will sit grounded in Hawaii for several weeks to repair damage caused by battery overheating.

Jul 13, 2015 | comments

Article

Who’s first? Airbus or Cri-Cri?

Airbus’ electrically powered E-Fan twinjet crossed the English Channel on July 10, but the story certainly hasn’t ended there.

Jul 11, 2015
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Piston

Article

Flying shark eats records

Powered by one very souped-up Cessna Skyhawk engine, a prototype from Brazil has claimed speed and climb marks that shatter records.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot: Watch that basket

One of the challenges pilots face in powered flight is what to do when the flight becomes unpowered. Clyde Cessna noted nearly a century ago that, “If the engine stops for any reason, you are due to tumble, and that’s all there is to it!” 

Sep 01, 2015

Article

Overhauling overhauls

New website Overhaulbids.com aims to help aircraft owners make confident, well-informed decisions about aircraft engine overhauls.

Aug 18, 2015
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Propeller

Article

Airvan flies on floats

Alaska floatplane operators will be getting a new choice soon when the Mahindra Aerospace Airvan on floats comes online in 2016.

Sep 02, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Mastering the Martin's Marauder

Finally, there is Flak-Bait, the B–26B-25-MA that rolled out of Martin’s Plant 2 in Middle River, Maryland, in April 1943.

Aug 10, 2015

Article

New prop, alternators from Hartzell

Hartzell Engine Technology and Hartzell Propeller announced a number of new products at this year's EAA AirVenture, including a propeller and a number of alternators.

Jul 24, 2015
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Single-lever Power Control

Pilot Magazine

This changes everything

After finally getting a chance to fly the first fully conforming Icon A5 in June, I can say with confidence that this airplane is for real.

Jul 07, 2015

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
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Solar

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: News

Electrifying battle above the English Channel

Aug 06, 2015

Article

Solar Impulse airplane undergoing repairs in Hawaii

Round-the-world airplane Solar Impulse will sit grounded in Hawaii for several weeks to repair damage caused by battery overheating.

Jul 13, 2015 | comments

Article

Five-day flight complete

Solar Impulse 2 pilot André Borschberg proved perpetual flight is possible, and logged just under 118 hours over the Pacific en route to Hawaii.

Jul 06, 2015 | comments
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Turbine

Article

Legacy 450 gets FAA certification

Embraer announced that its newest design—the Legacy 450—has earned FAA certification.

Sep 01, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Turbine

This month, we look at Rockwell Collins’ new Pro Line Fusion Touch avionics suite.

Aug 10, 2015

Article

FreeFlight partners with Blackhawk on ADS-B

FreeFlight Systems is partnering with Blackhawk Modifications to provide ADS-B systems to aircraft owners upgrading their engines.

Jul 22, 2015
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