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Innovator makes maiden flight

Article | Jan 21, 2016

A small team with a homegrown dream took to the skies over Cartersville, Georgia, having produced an aircraft as striking as it is unusual.

AOPA, FAA host GA Engine Summit

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2015

AOPA and the FAA recently hosted a two-day GA Engine Summit to discuss ways for the industry and government to work more effectively together.

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Hartzell offers new props for King Air 350

Article | Nov 23, 2015

You're going to see a lot more futuristic-looking, swept-blade propellers on King Airs next year now that Hartzell is testing them for the King Air 350.

Cessna turboprop powered by GE's answer to PT6

Article | Nov 17, 2015

GE Aviation has searched for a way to conquer the market now held by rival Pratt & Whitney Canada ever since buying Walter Engines in 2008. Cessna's new turboprop may be the answer.

Pilatus boosts PC-12 NG performance

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Pilatus has smoothed the PC-12 NG's airframe for speed and added a five-blade propeller for better takeoff and climb performance.

Meet the new boss

Pilot Magazine | Nov 06, 2015

Floatplane pilots always want more performance, and that’s the Boss 182’s strong suit.

Training Tip: A sketchy understanding

Article | Oct 30, 2015

Runway holding position markings combine solid and dashed lines indicating where an aircraft should stop. Can you draw the markings from memory?

Redbird sets schedule for Migration

Article | Oct 19, 2015

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will deliver the keynote address at Redbird Flight Simulations' 2015 Migration for flight school educators and instructors at the Nov. 2 through 4 conference in San Marcos, Texas. The event will feature special breakout sessions for attendees.

Quick Look: Quest Kodiak

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

The boxy Quest Kodiak is a roomy load hauler with a jaw-dropping 3,500-pound useful load and excellent short/rough-field capabilities.

Plane Dynamix to offer Mattson STCs for Piper PA-28s

Article | Oct 06, 2015

Plane Dynamix of Wake Forest, North Carolina, announced its acquisition of the late Art Mattson’s line of FAA supplemental type certificates for Piper Cherokee-family aircraft.

Old bird gets new life in flight nurse program

Article | Sep 22, 2015

A 40-year-old scrapped helicopter has a new life as a simulator for flight nurses at Case Western Reserve University. The Sikorsky S-76 fuselage forms the first-of-its-kind motion simulator for graduate-level flight nurses.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Sep 20, 2015

The Cessna 177 Cardinal might just be the Goldilocks of Cessna single-engines. It’s bigger than the C-172, but not as fast as the C-182. It fits somewhere in between and provides a nice cross-country aircraft with good speed and economical performance. It makes a reliable IFR trainer and in a pinch can be used for primary students as well. Gateway Flying Club President Chris Baye and Member-at-Large Curt Stoltz share their experience with the Cardinal.

California wildfires look 'like a war zone'

Article | Sep 17, 2015

Western wildfires ignited blazes in six states, triggering multiple firefighting TFRs as crews continue to battle a pair of massive California fires.

Airvan flies on floats

Article | Sep 02, 2015

Alaska floatplane operators will be getting a new choice soon when the Mahindra Aerospace Airvan on floats comes online in 2016.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 02, 2015

Test Pilot

Gone, baby, gone

Pilot Magazine | Sep 02, 2015

Technological advances have taken us airborne and then some. Ingenuity grabbed the Wrights’ design and sprinted with it, and the results are tangible

A slow march to supersonic

Article | Aug 25, 2015

A dozen years after Concorde’s final commercial flight, civilians are still waiting for the return of supersonic speed.

Mastering Martin's Marauder

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

Finally, there is Flak-Bait, the B–26B-25-MA that rolled out of Martin’s Plant 2 in Middle River, Maryland, in April 1943.

New prop, alternators from Hartzell

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Hartzell Engine Technology and Hartzell Propeller announced a number of new products at this year's EAA AirVenture, including a propeller and a number of alternators.

Waco announces product upgrades

Article | Jul 21, 2015

Waco is adding a Hartzell Trailblazer propeller to its Great Lakes along with a double cockpit canopy.

Piper: Investment continues after layoffs

Article | Jul 21, 2015

In an EAA AirVenture 2015 press briefing, Piper Aircraft CEO Simon Caldecott commented that “above everything else, we must match production rates with market demand.”

Textron Aviation to use McCauley props on several models

Article | Jul 20, 2015

Textron Aviation says it will get performance enhancements for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Cessna TTx, and Beechcraft Baron by using McCauley propellers.

‘Top Prop’ winner to be named at AirVenture

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Pilots may sign up through July 21 for a chance to win a three-day backcountry flying adventure or a seaplane rating in Hartzell Propeller's Top Prop Trailblazer Sweepstakes.

Icon's A5 is for real

Article | Jun 18, 2015

After flying the first fully conforming Icon A5 on June 17 in California's Napa Valley and landing on both water and a hard-surface runway, AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman says the amphibious LSA more than lives up to its high expectations.

Mini Oshkosh: Full-scale fun for RC pilots

Article | May 14, 2015

Joe Nall Week at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina, is the largest remote control fly-in in the world, typically attracting RC pilots from all 50 states and 11 countries.

Reversible prop approved for Husky

Article | Apr 24, 2015

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.

Four-place kit offered by Sling

Article | Apr 20, 2015

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.

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.

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

Funky is the best term to describe an Aeronca Champ.

Cirrus accident highlights rotor wash risk

Article | Feb 04, 2015

A rare but potentially deadly convergence of a landing Cirrus and the wake of a departing helicopter in Colorado was caught on video.

P&E Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

By even the most optimistic estimates, it will take at least two more decades before Jet A becomes a dominant fuel in the U.S. piston aircraft fleet.

Scimitar prop approved for Cessna 172RG Cutlass

Article | Feb 03, 2015

Hartzell Propeller has gained FAA approval to install a new lightweight, swept-tip propeller on the Cessna 172RG Cutlass.

Oops!

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

I was instructing my friend and high-school classmate, Griff Hoerner, in a 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champion.

Pilots: What impact do airport LED systems have on ops?

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2015

Do you operate at airports or heliports that have LED systems? If so, AOPA, the FAA, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and multiple professional pilot organizations want to hear from you.

FAA clarifies CFI checkride requirement

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

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

Little diesel, big fuel savings

Pilot Magazine | Jan 12, 2015

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.

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

The “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 was built on an overly optimistic forecast.