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Aircraft Types

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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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Lawyer gets FAA to approve paper airplane

A Connecticut lawyer tricked the FAA into approving a powered paper airplane as a commercial drone.

Sep 02, 2015 | comments

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FAA names top unmanned aircraft execs

The FAA has named Marke Gibson and Earl Lawrence to lead the agency’s integration of unmanned aircraft systems into U.S. airspace.

Sep 02, 2015
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Single Engine

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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

Pilot Magazine

Safety Spotlight: A sign of things to come?

Pilots lament the glacial pace of progress when it comes to installing affordable modern technology and equipment into the cockpits of their aircraft.

Sep 01, 2015

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'Little guy at the fence'

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Aug 26, 2015 | comments
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Business Jet

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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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Legacy 450 gets FAA certification

Embraer announced that its newest design—the Legacy 450—has earned FAA certification.

Sep 01, 2015 | comments
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Experimental

Pilot Magazine

Safety Spotlight: A sign of things to come?

Pilots lament the glacial pace of progress when it comes to installing affordable modern technology and equipment into the cockpits of their aircraft.

Sep 01, 2015

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Zenith Aircraft to host Open Hangar Day

Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its twenty-fourth annual Open Hangar Day on Sept. 18 and 19 at its factory at Mexico Memorial Airport (MYJ) in Mexico, Missouri.

Aug 18, 2015

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'Sportsman Pilot' back issues available online

A popular aviation magazine that ceased publication after its founder died in 2011 is now available online, thanks to the efforts of an Illinois pilot.

Aug 10, 2015
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Light Sport Aircraft

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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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Deaf pilots connect at Colorado Springs

Neil Anthony Thomas said he earned his pilot certificate without having met another deaf pilot. In the year or so since he met Todd Barker at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, he's connected to a community.

Aug 20, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AME urges his senators to back medical reform

An aviation medical examiner and pilot who leads the Minnesota Pilots Association has called on his state's two U.S. senators to support third-class medical reform.

Aug 18, 2015 | comments
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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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