Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

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HondaJet gets provisional type certificate

Honda Aircraft announced March 27 that it had received FAA provisional type certification for the HondaJet, paving the way for final type certification “in the next few months.”

Mar 27, 2015

News release

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SAFETY COURSE ON TRANSITIONING TO DIFFERENT AIRPLANES

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SAFETY COURSE ON TRANSITIONING TO DIFFERENT AIRPLANES

Mar 27, 2015

Video

Flying the B-52

Barry Schiff goes for a ride in a nuclear-capable bomber, affectionately known as a BUFF.

Mar 26, 2015
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Single Engine

News release

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SAFETY COURSE ON TRANSITIONING TO DIFFERENT AIRPLANES

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW SAFETY COURSE ON TRANSITIONING TO DIFFERENT AIRPLANES

Mar 27, 2015

Advocacy

North Dakota’s aviation growth presents challenges

A growing general aviation sector has an annual $1.5 billion impact in North Dakota, making support of the state’s 89 public-use airports a priority, AOPA said.

Mar 25, 2015

Article

Training Tip: Seen and avoided

Pilots receiving radar traffic advisories might be lulled into letting the "second pair of eyes" at the approach control radar scope keep the lone watch for any further traffic conflicts. Don’t become one of those complacent pilots!

Mar 20, 2015
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Business Jet

Article

HondaJet gets provisional type certificate

Honda Aircraft announced March 27 that it had received FAA provisional type certification for the HondaJet, paving the way for final type certification “in the next few months.”

Mar 27, 2015

Article

Gulfstream wins Collier Trophy for G650

The G650 business jet’s contributions to business aviation “through significant technological advancements in aircraft performance, cabin comfort, and safety” earned Gulfstream Aerospace the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy, the National Aeronautic Association announced March 11.

Mar 12, 2015 | comments

Article

Aircraft market mixed

A surge in piston airplane sales was among the bright spots in 2014 industry data released Feb. 11.

Feb 11, 2015 | comments
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Experimental

Advocacy

AOPA, EAA leaders meet to solidify ties

Third class medical reform, the FAA’s hangar use policy, ADS-B, and growing the pilot population are among many issues that leaders of AOPA and EAA discussed during a meeting designed to further strengthen ties between the organizations.

Mar 12, 2015

Advocacy

Maine pilots hold eighth annual forum

Snow and a record cold February proved no obstacle for 65 Maine aviators who turned out Feb. 28 for the Eighth Annual Maine Aviation Forum.

Mar 11, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Ageless aviators

Even in Florida, where Ponce de Leon searched in vain for a fountain of youth, the Mavericks know there’s no such thing.

Mar 10, 2015
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Light Sport Aircraft

Article

Able Flight announces 2015 scholarship recipients

Seven individuals with disabilities will earn pilot certificates or receive advanced training in 2015 thanks to Able Flight’s scholarship program.

Mar 13, 2015

Advocacy

FAA urges light sport makers to move on ADS-B, angle of attack

The FAA is urging the manufacturers of special light sport aircraft (SLSAs) to establish pathways for the installation of ADS-B Out equipment and angle of attack indicators in their aircraft.

Mar 11, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Funky is the best term to describe an Aeronca Champ.

Mar 10, 2015
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Seaplane

Advocacy

Maine pilots hold eighth annual forum

Snow and a record cold February proved no obstacle for 65 Maine aviators who turned out Feb. 28 for the Eighth Annual Maine Aviation Forum.

Mar 11, 2015

Article

‘The single most important license I got’

Delta Air Lines Captain Jeffrey Whitesell said flight instruction has been his backstop his whole career, many times opening a door where one otherwise might not have been opened.

Dec 23, 2014

Advocacy

Seaplane ‘footprint’ small in Adirondack Park

Seaplanes “require no roads, trails or infrastructure to support their use,” wrote AOPA President Mark Baker in a letter to the Adirondack Park Administration.

Dec 11, 2014
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Turboprop

Article

Your chance to experience business aviation

The AOPA Pilot BizAv and You contest powered by Pilatus gives you a chance to fly a PC-12 NG on missions that showcase the capabilities of business aircraft.

Mar 12, 2015

Article

Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Quest Aircraft, manufacturer of the 10-seat Kodiak single-engine turboprop designed for backcountry aviation, has been acquired by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.

Feb 18, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Diamond DA50 turboprop enters flight testing

Flight testing of a seven-place Diamond Aircraft DA50-JP7 powered by a turboprop engine built in Ukraine is in progress in Austria.

Feb 04, 2015
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