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Advocacy

FAA clarifies CFI checkride requirement

AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Article

Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Route set for Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight

Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments
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Alternative Fuels

Article

Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments

Article

Diesels on the cusp

After years of waiting, 2015 may prove to be a very important year in the development of compression-ignition (diesel) aircraft engines.

Dec 23, 2014 | comments

Article

California Prop 65 avgas lawsuit settled

The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.

Dec 15, 2014 | comments
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Avgas

Article

California Prop 65 avgas lawsuit settled

The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.

Dec 15, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: Flying versus the Kardashians

Recent headlines noting gasoline prices dipping below $3 a gallon have caused many pilots to wonder why avgas prices—which stubbornly remain above $6 a gallon in many locations.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

What’s in your hangar?

For more than 25 years, the FAA has taken the position that hangars at federally funded airports should be reserved for aeronautical use.

Oct 03, 2014
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Diesel

Article

Cochise College orders six RedHawk diesels

Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona, has ordered six RedHawk remanufactured diesel Cessna 172s for its training fleet, RedHawk Aero announced Jan. 20.

Jan 22, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Little diesel, big fuel savings

When Premier Aircraft of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced a Jet-A-burning turbocharged Continental 135-horsepower diesel engine for the Cessna 172, the response came as no surprise.

Jan 12, 2015

Article

Diesels on the cusp

After years of waiting, 2015 may prove to be a very important year in the development of compression-ignition (diesel) aircraft engines.

Dec 23, 2014 | comments
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Electric

Article

Spartan College makes solar electric trainer deal

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has signed an agreement for 20 delivery positions of a new solar-electric two-seat trainer, the Sun Flyer.

Jan 20, 2015

Article

Daher-Socata spearheads E-Fan project

Daher-Socata has signed a contract with Airbus Group’s VoltAir subsidiary to design, develop, and certify the electrically powered E-Fan 2.0 aircraft.

Dec 15, 2014

Article

Pilot Getaways: Gem of the South Atlantic Coast

If you wanted to visit Jekyll Island in the early 1900s, you would have been out of luck unless your name appeared on a social registry with the likes of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Pulitzers. Now, all are welcome. Consider stopping by while you are in the area for AOPA's St. Simon Fly-In Nov. 8.

Oct 22, 2014
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Piston

Article

Diesels on the cusp

After years of waiting, 2015 may prove to be a very important year in the development of compression-ignition (diesel) aircraft engines.

Dec 23, 2014 | comments

Article

California Prop 65 avgas lawsuit settled

The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.

Dec 15, 2014 | comments

Article

Small airplanes bounce back

An upswing in the long-languishing small aircraft market is among the indications that have one analyst predicting the doldrums may finally be behind us.

Nov 13, 2014 | comments
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Propeller

Advocacy

FAA clarifies CFI checkride requirement

AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Article

Cochise College orders six RedHawk diesels

Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona, has ordered six RedHawk remanufactured diesel Cessna 172s for its training fleet, RedHawk Aero announced Jan. 20.

Jan 22, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Little diesel, big fuel savings

When Premier Aircraft of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced a Jet-A-burning turbocharged Continental 135-horsepower diesel engine for the Cessna 172, the response came as no surprise.

Jan 12, 2015
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Single-lever Power Control

Article

Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Cochise College orders six RedHawk diesels

Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona, has ordered six RedHawk remanufactured diesel Cessna 172s for its training fleet, RedHawk Aero announced Jan. 20.

Jan 22, 2015

Article

Nextant turboprop has successful test flight

Nextant Aerospace said its G90XT turboprop project was “on schedule for certification” in 2015 after a successful first test flight of the aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments
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Solar

Article

Route set for Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight

Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Spartan College makes solar electric trainer deal

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has signed an agreement for 20 delivery positions of a new solar-electric two-seat trainer, the Sun Flyer.

Jan 20, 2015

Article

Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments
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Turbine

Article

Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Nextant turboprop has successful test flight

Nextant Aerospace said its G90XT turboprop project was “on schedule for certification” in 2015 after a successful first test flight of the aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

10 jet pilot errors

After thousands of hours of instruction given to new jet pilots, certain patterns in errors and knowledge gaps become apparent.

Jan 09, 2015
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