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FreeFlight partners with Blackhawk on ADS-B

Article | Jul 22, 2015

FreeFlight Systems is partnering with Blackhawk Modifications to provide ADS-B systems to aircraft owners upgrading their engines.

James Bede, noted aircraft designer

Article | Jul 10, 2015

James R. Bede, an aircraft designer whose concepts included a micro jet and a single-engine airplane that evolved into the American Aviation Yankee, has died.

FBW fears

Pilot Magazine | Jul 07, 2015

For those wanting to transition from their Citations, Hawkers, Learjets or turboprops, a culture shock awaits.

Draken upgrades L-39 team

Article | Jun 30, 2015

Draken International is fitting its Black Diamond Jet Team with an upgrade package including a new engine for the L-39 Albatros.

A crossing gone wrong

Pilot Magazine | Jun 09, 2015

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

Turbine: Two trips

Pilot Magazine | Jun 08, 2015

The irony is that to the uninformed, a “small” airplane can be anything from a Piper Cub to a Citation X.

Quick Look: Cessna Conquest I

Pilot Magazine | Jun 08, 2015

Cessna was a little late out of the gate getting a turboprop into its lineup.

Printed jet passes test

Article | May 13, 2015

GE Aviation built a miniature jet engine with a 3-D printer, and ran it up to 33,000 rpm.

Checkride redux

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

The 61.58 ride amounts to a repeat of the full, initial type rating checkride, complete with simulated emergencies and procedures that must be flown to the practical tests standards set down for airline transport pilots.

It’s good to be the King Air

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

Since opening in 2009, Potomac Flight Training has secured a reputation for its ability to offer U.S. Army-compliant training for military contractors that use King Airs in overseas missions.

Training options

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

There’s no way around it: Pilots who want to be pilot in command of turbojet/turbofan airplanes must earn a type rating.

‘Like you’re flying a Thunderbirds solo act’

Article | Apr 30, 2015

With a single seat, an 18-foot wingspan, a stall speed of less than 60 mph, and a top speed of close to 300 mph, the SubSonex JSX-2 challenges one’s expectations of how a jet aircraft should look and act.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

In this issue of “Turbine Pilot” we see how an Ohio company, Gorman-Rupp, upgraded and added a 1996 King Air C90B to its flight department.

Upwind, Whirly-Girls announce scholarship winners

Article | Apr 01, 2015

Four California teens have been selected to earn their private pilot certificates in the summer through the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program; Whirly-Girls International also announced its 2015 scholarship winners in March.

P&E: Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

For both buyers and sellers, there are things to know about hiring a broker that can make or break a deal.

Robinson Helicopter betting on future growth

Article | Mar 04, 2015

Prolific helicopter manufacturer Robinson saw lower sales in 2014 on weak global demand, but a new engine deal and some aircraft options indicate a strong future.

Drop in chopper shipments a concern, analyst says

Article | Feb 11, 2015

Analyst Brian Foley says a drop in shipments for helicopters as shown in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association report represents a concern for the future.

Acquisitions position Continental Motors in turbine sector

Article | Feb 09, 2015

Engine maintenance and repair company Continental Motors Services announced two related acquisitions that will expand its operations into the worldwide turbine-engine sales and service sector.

Made in Michigan

Pilot Magazine | Feb 06, 2015

After years of toiling at the bottom, Enstrom Helicopter is making a comeback.

Turbine Profile: The business of aviation

Pilot Magazine | Feb 05, 2015

With only a nanosecond of hesitation, Bob Pittman declares the Falcon 900 his favorite airplane.

Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

Article | Jan 22, 2015

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

Nextant turboprop has successful test flight

Article | Jan 20, 2015

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

10 jet pilot errors

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

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

Turbine Pilot: Profile

Pilot Magazine | Dec 09, 2014

When Mike Ott’s dad took him up for his first airplane ride in a Piper Cherokee, little could they imagine that Mike’s current flying job would attract worldwide attention.