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‘Like you’re flying a Thunderbirds solo act’

With a single seat, an 18-foot wingspan, a stall speed of less than 60 mph, and a top speed of close to 300 mph, the SubSonex JSX-2 challenges one’s expectations of how a jet aircraft should look and act.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments

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Diamond DA62 EASA-certified

Diamond Aircraft’s new flagship, the diesel piston twin DA62, has been certified in Europe. The twin comes in two configurations, with five seats or seven.

Apr 30, 2015

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Presidential restoration

Former presidential aircraft Columbine II, which may have been the first to fly as “Air Force One,” is on track for restoration.

Apr 29, 2015 | comments
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Alternative Fuels

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

Advocacy

EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments
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Avgas

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

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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Diesel

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Diamond DA62 EASA-certified

Diamond Aircraft’s new flagship, the diesel piston twin DA62, has been certified in Europe. The twin comes in two configurations, with five seats or seven.

Apr 30, 2015

Article

Mooney M10 mockup on display

The Mooney M10J mockup at Sun ‘n Fun may not be airworthy, but it offers visitors a first look at what’s to come.

Apr 22, 2015

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Superior introduces diesel

Superior Aviation joined the diesel engine fray with its acquisition of the Powerplant Developments engine now called Gemini. Superior plans to bring the 100-horsepower engine to market in early 2016.

Apr 21, 2015
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Electric

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

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Challenger 604

In 1995, Bombardier certified the Challenger 604, which began deliveries as 1996 models.

Apr 07, 2015
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Piston

Article

Diamond DA62 EASA-certified

Diamond Aircraft’s new flagship, the diesel piston twin DA62, has been certified in Europe. The twin comes in two configurations, with five seats or seven.

Apr 30, 2015

Article

Presidential restoration

Former presidential aircraft Columbine II, which may have been the first to fly as “Air Force One,” is on track for restoration.

Apr 29, 2015 | comments

Article

Super Legend Cub boasts 180 hp

American Legend won approval two years ago to put a 180-horsepower engine on the Super Legend Cub, and now they've done it.

Apr 22, 2015
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Propeller

Article

Reversible prop approved for Husky

A newly approved reversible propeller for the Aviat Husky will give floatplane pilots greater control during water operations, Aviat Aircraft announced at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Apr 24, 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

Four-place kit offered by Sling

You've heard that Flight Design and Tecnam are introducing new four-place aircraft into the market, but if you want to build your own, a South African company has a solution.

Apr 20, 2015
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Single-lever Power Control

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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

Pilot Magazine

National Bushwheel Awareness Week: Quirky gathering in the Idaho wilderness

Turbulent plumes of swirling mountain air jostle our pair of Carbon Cubs as we approach Johnson Creek Airport (3U2) for the start of National Bushwheel Awareness Week, a quirky annual gathering that attracts more than 100 backcountry airplanes and the STOL fanatics who fly them.

Apr 06, 2015
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Solar

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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

Article

Solar Impulse launched

Swiss pilot André Borschberg completed the first leg of the Solar Impulse zero-fuel circumnavigation, a nearly 14-hour mission covering about 215 miles (loitering was required).

Mar 09, 2015 | comments

Article

Solar Impulse nears departure

Crews prepared Solar Impulse 2, the gossamer aircraft powered by the sun and designed to inspire, for a hoped-for March 7 departure from Abu Dhabi.

Mar 03, 2015 | comments
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Turbine

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‘Like you’re flying a Thunderbirds solo act’

With a single seat, an 18-foot wingspan, a stall speed of less than 60 mph, and a top speed of close to 300 mph, the SubSonex JSX-2 challenges one’s expectations of how a jet aircraft should look and act.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Turbine Pilot

In this issue of “Turbine Pilot” we see how an Ohio company, Gorman-Rupp, upgraded and added a 1996 King Air C90B to its flight department.

Apr 03, 2015

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Upwind, Whirly-Girls announce scholarship winners

Four California teens have been selected to earn their private pilot certificates in the summer through the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program; Whirly-Girls International also announced its 2015 scholarship winners in March.

Apr 01, 2015
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