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Saluting America's aviation team

When Danny Croy pulled back on the yoke from his perch in the left seat of a Cessna 172, his face revealed a confidence that often escaped the autistic 19-year-old. Croy is not comfortable with significant changes in routine, but the short discovery flight from the Frederick, Maryland, airport left him beaming. An army of airport employees working behind the scenes keeps the airport running smoothly and helps make experiences like these happen.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

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Fire spares vintage aircraft

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a Rhinebeck, New York, destination where airshows feature replica and vintage aircraft, is recovering from a fire.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

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Aerobatic budget

Competing in the aerobatic box requires dollars, and lots of them. Where there’s a will, and perhaps a willingness to share, there’s a way.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments
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Saluting America's aviation team

When Danny Croy pulled back on the yoke from his perch in the left seat of a Cessna 172, his face revealed a confidence that often escaped the autistic 19-year-old. Croy is not comfortable with significant changes in routine, but the short discovery flight from the Frederick, Maryland, airport left him beaming. An army of airport employees working behind the scenes keeps the airport running smoothly and helps make experiences like these happen.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

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Airvan flies on floats

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

Sep 02, 2015

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Test Pilot

Test Pilot

Sep 02, 2015
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Business Jet

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Pilot Briefing: News

Makes return crossing on two-hour flight

Sep 02, 2015

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Latitude tours into service

Cessna’s Citation Latitude has reached its first customers, and the company is putting the new midsize jet on a coast-to-coast tour.

Sep 01, 2015

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Think Global Flight spreads education message

California nonprofit Think Global Flight recently completed a "two-month around the world flight of adventure educating and inspiring" more than 20,000 students.

Sep 01, 2015
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Experimental

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Flying shark eats records

Powered by one very souped-up Cessna Skyhawk engine, a prototype from Brazil has claimed speed and climb marks that shatter records.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

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P&E: Savvy Maintenance

One of the most significant announcements, at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh was that Continental Motors had acquired the assets of Danbury AeroSpace of San Antonio, Texas.

Sep 03, 2015

Pilot Magazine

The future is here

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if aircraft engines could inform us, many flight hours in advance, of internal problems that could lead to an in-flight failure?

Sep 03, 2015
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Light Sport Aircraft

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Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Annual shows a ‘beautiful’ airplane

Sep 02, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Gone, baby, gone

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

Sep 02, 2015

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Midwest LSA Expo set for September

The seventh annual Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo will take place Sept. 10 through 12 at Mount Vernon Airport in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Aug 27, 2015
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Seaplane

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Airvan flies on floats

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

Sep 02, 2015

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Samaritan Aviation: Serving Papua New Guinea’s Sepik River basin

Mark Palm’s sights were set on becoming a commercial or military pilot before a college trip to Papua New Guinea set him on a course to serve 500,000 Oceania islanders using floatplanes to deliver medical assistance.

Aug 05, 2015 | comments

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Fleetwings Sea Bird: Golden Wings museum’s shiniest airplane

Among the more than 30 exceptionally rare aircraft at the Golden Wings Flying Museum, the prototype Fleetwings Sea Bird stands out¬—and not just because it’s so shiny.

Aug 05, 2015 | comments
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Turboprop

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Airvan flies on floats

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

Sep 02, 2015

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Textron acting on 2012 idea for turboprop

First announced by the former Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 as part of a new family of piston and turboprop aircraft, Textron Aviation is planning a 280-knot turboprop.

Jul 28, 2015

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Secrets of night storms probed

A King Air, Lockheed P-3 Orion, and NASA’s DC-8 are among an armada of vehicles probing night storms in the Great Plains.

Jul 01, 2015 | comments
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