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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.

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.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2012

After more than 10 years, AOPA Pilot has been redesigned. Editor in Chief Tom Haines asked readers what they thought in his “Waypoints” column.

Electric Long-EZ hits 202 mph

Article | Jul 19, 2012

Chip Yates of the Flight of the Century project took a battery-powered Long-EZ on only its second flight at Inyokern Airport in California, 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles, on July 19. He flew at 202.6 mph, breaking the Cri-Cri record of 175 mph, and ended the flight with an emergency landing.

Aero fever

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s premier general aviation exhibition, hosted 30,800 visitors this year and featured a number of significant announcements. Increasingly, the AERO show’s importance is rising in step with Europe’s growing profile in the light end of the general aviation spectrum.

Major firms join electric aircraft discussion

Article | May 01, 2012

Wheel motors that can help accelerate an electric aircraft to liftoff within 100 feet or less will mark the next phase in the development of electric aircraft, with near-whisper-quiet designs soon to follow.

Clouds, rain dampen attendance at Va. Festival of Flight

Article | May 01, 2012

Overcast skies conspired with a threat of rain in the forecast to keep crowds at Suffolk Executive Airport small on April 28 for the opening day of the fifteenth annual Virginia Regional Festival of Flight. While the anticipated rain showers held off until midafternoon, the forecast was more optimistic for the event's second and final day.

PC-Aero goes solar

Article | Apr 19, 2012

PC-Aero GmbH's new Elektra One Solar, exhibited at Aero, has solar panels attached to the upper surfaces of the wings, horizontal stabilizer, and fuselage.

Power project raises aviation safety concerns

Advocacy | Feb 02, 2012

A careful study of aviation safety concerns is "imperative" when the Oregon Department of Energy reviews a proposed gas-fired power plant to be built near the Portland-Troutdale Airport, AOPA said in a Jan. 31 letter to the state agency.