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Cessna designs low-cost military jet

Article | Sep 17, 2013

AirLand Enterprises company is marketing a low-cost tactical and surveillance aircraft to the U.S. Air Force.

Arctic quest

Article | Sep 12, 2013

Polar bears may be cute when seen in zoos, but Arctic residents have a different perspective.

Flexjet purchased by Ohio investment group

Article | Sep 05, 2013

Kenn Ricci, who founded two fractional jet ownership companies, now adds Flexjet for the luxury end of his market.

Pilot Briefing Flying to Japan

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

The mitsubishi MU–2—the stocky, futuristic-looking high-wing twin turboprop—marks a significant milestone this month: The model first flew in Nagoya, Japan, 50 years ago on September 14.

Could apps lower your fuel bill?

Article | Aug 23, 2013

With the price of fuel continuing to rise, pilots need all the help they can get in managing their fuel costs. These five apps claim they can help.

German engineers smash bugs in bid to save jet fuel

Article | Aug 12, 2013

German aerospace engineers are hunting bugs in hope of one day saving fuel.

Five ways to not get cancer

Members only | Aug 12, 2013

Over the past few decades great strides have been made in finding ever more successful treatments for many types of malignant disease, but Ben Franklin's weighty quotation "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is on target.

EAA hints at AirVenture 2014

Article | Aug 07, 2013

After closing out EAA AirVenture 2013 with about 500,000 attendees, the association revealed what it has its sights set on for 2014: remembering the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the jet engine.

President’s Position: Your AOPA Summit

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

During the course of the year, AOPA creates and participates in gatherings across the country where we interact with our members, share flying stories, and talk about the issues that affect our general aviation community. There is one gathering that, for us, represents the pinnacle of our annual outreach activity—the AOPA Aviation Summit.

Glasair highlights diesel project, teen builders

Article | Aug 01, 2013

Kitplane company Glasair Aviation said at EAA AirVenture that it is moving forward with DeltaHawk Diesel Engines on a diesel engine installation for the Sportsman.

Mentor Matters Jet landing distance calculations

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Examining light jet accident statistics, it’s immediately clear that pilots going off the end of the runway are responsible for a lion’s share of bent metal. When considering how manufacturers derive the performance information that tells a pilot how much landing runway is needed, this fact becomes more understandable.

Not your father's airplane

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Forget everything you know about operating an airplane. Forget about engine management, rough takeoffs and landings, inherent safety risks, and twin-engine operations—oh, and half of the performance charts. The swashbuckling image of the pilot barely surviving as he wrestles the airplane to the ground is gone.

Will we all be flying diesels?

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Does the rise of the Jet A-burning diesel aircraft engine signal an evolution or a revolution for today’s avgas-powered airplanes? Neither, according to a series of interviews with diesel-engine manufacturers and experts.

Ownership: You are not alone

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Buying piston aircraft by the slice remains a boutique option available in a limited number of locations, although that may change with new players jumping into the market. Some are downright evangelical about leveraging the buying power of many pilots to refresh an aging general aviation fleet with brand-new aircraft, or expanding—dramatically—access to aircraft at the lowest possible cost.

Lycoming in pursuit of unleaded options

Article | Jul 31, 2013

Lycoming CEO Michael Kraft said the long-debated transition to unleaded general aviation fuel will ultimately benefit the industry, owners, and pilots.

SMA introduces beefy diesel

Article | Jul 30, 2013

Société de Motorisations Aéronautiques (SMA) introduced a 330- to 400-horsepower diesel-cycle engine at EAA AirVenture 2013 that is expected to be certified in 2015.

Sonex accepting deposits for personal jet

Article | Jul 28, 2013

For the price of a new light sport aircraft, you could build your own single-seat jet, and Sonex Aircraft is ready to take your deposit on a kit.

China buys Thielert diesel engine company out of bankruptcy

Article | Jul 23, 2013

The same Chinese investor, AVIC, that owns Continental Motors has purchased Thielert out of bankruptcy, suddenly creating a complete diesel line.

Catalina airshow returns backed by Scheyden

Article | Jul 12, 2013

After thrilling audiences with a water-powered jet pack, DC-3, Grumman Albatross, and more in 2012, the Catalina Air Show and Festival appeared to be a one-time event--until Scheyden Precision Eyewear stepped in to sponsor the show for its second year.

Fly like a fighter: Loop recovery

Article | Jul 08, 2013

After entering a loop on his second Air Force solo flight, a student waits, and waits, for the horizon to come around. Instead the jet trainer's airspeed drops to nil in a vertical climb. The recovery is a lesson all pilots can apply to their everyday flying.

Jet fuel excise tax increase halted in Pennsylvania

Article | Jul 03, 2013

A move to increase the Pennsylvania excise tax on jet fuel failed in the waning hours of the legislative session.