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Swiss ultralight will cruise at 160 knots

Article | Apr 22, 2015

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.

Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Article | Apr 08, 2015

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.

Quick Look: Challenger 604

Pilot Magazine | Apr 07, 2015

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

NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

Article | Mar 23, 2015

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Spartan College makes solar electric trainer deal

Article | Jan 20, 2015

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.

Daher-Socata spearheads E-Fan project

Article | Dec 15, 2014

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.

Pilot Getaways: Gem of the South Atlantic Coast

Article | Oct 22, 2014

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.

Spartan to collaborate on Sun Flyer project

Article | Oct 20, 2014

The developer of the solar-electric aircraft Sun Flyer has announced a collaboration with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to develop a training system.

Pipistrel introduces electric trainer

Article | Aug 27, 2014

Pipistrel, the Slovenian manufacturer of several eco-friendly, electrically powered airplanes, has announced its new two-seat trainer, the WATTsUP.

In-flight Charger

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Chip Yates, who set five electric aircraft world records in 2012, now aims to cross the Atlantic on battery power.

Airbus to certify electric twin

Article | Jul 17, 2014

Airbus Group plans to certify production versions of its E-Fan electric twin and has a goal of late 2017 entry into service for the two-seater, the company said in a video from Farnborough International Airshow July 14.

An electric record

Article | Jun 24, 2014

South Carolina pilot Gary Davis barely made it above the Greenville Downtown Airport Class D airspace, though he most likely set a world record doing it.

AOPA Live This Week - June 5, 2014

Video | Jun 06, 2014

Super Cub number 1, restored by two master craftsman. First flight of Solar Impulse Two. The FBI is on the trail of criminals with lasers lighting up aircraft. The latest on NextGen.

Electric April

Article | May 01, 2014

Two-seat solar and battery-powered prototypes were announced, and the "rock stars" of electric research and development gathered in California, marking significant progress in electric aviation.

Lindbergh backs innovation

Article | Mar 26, 2014

The grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh plans to re-create their 1931 seaplane journey to China, demonstrating green technology along the way.

NASA tests insect solutions

Article | Nov 27, 2013

A small team of specialists at NASA’s Langley Research Center has taken to the skies in a Falcon jet hunting bugs.

Hyperloop

Article | Oct 03, 2013

Futuristic high-speed Hyperloop would allow travel on air

Propulsion: Where Do We Go From Here?

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

While general aviation faces numerous challenges, arguably none is bigger than the future of our powerplants. Today, most of us fly behind, next to, or in front of engines designed 70 or more years ago.

East meets West in the Power90

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

The eventual pairing of a capitalist King Air C90 made in the American heartland with engines designed and built behind the Iron Curtain would have been hard to imagine at the time they both were originally designed.

Electric airplanes? EAS guides the way

Article | May 09, 2013

Batteries that have a specific energy 45 times that of the one in a typical Cessna or Piper? The Electric Aircraft Symposium VII, April 26 and 27 in Santa Rosa, Calif., featured 25 speakers on topics ranging from a propeller safety device to sustainability and maintenance.

Doolittle Tokyo Raider dies at 96

Article | Feb 28, 2013

Thomas C. Griffin, a navigator on Crew No. 9 during the famed Tokyo Raid on Japan on April 18, 1942, died Feb. 26 at the age of 96.

Wright factory to be preserved

Article | Dec 11, 2012

The original factory where the Wright brothers built their first mass-produced aircraft was at risk in 2008 when the then-occupant, a car parts factory, closed. The factory could be part of the Dayton historical tour in a couple of years.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2012

Flying wild at AOPA Summit Alaska’s pilots to host ‘Adventures in Flying’ You’ve watched them fly through severe turbulence and battle fierce winds, deal with airsick passengers, and squeeze million-dollar aircraft into a hangar with mere inches to spare to prevent a severe case of hangar rash during the cold Alaskan winter months. They’re John Ponts, Luke Hickerson, and Doug Stewart—featured pilots on Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska.