Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

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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

Pilot Magazine

Coming home

This month, for the first time, we’ll host an AOPA Fly-In in my home town of Minneapolis, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Jul 01, 2015

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Eclipse 500 factory refresh

ONE Aviation, formed by the merger of Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft announced in April, is offering a "factory renewed" Eclipse 500 for $2.2 million.

Jun 30, 2015 | comments
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Single Engine

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CubCrafters launches Carbon Cub FX builder assistance program

CubCrafters now assists amateur builders with a five-day work session to assemble a nearly complete Carbon Cub FX.

Jun 29, 2015

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Training Tip: Be ready

Readiness is the key to any clearance: If you are cleared for takeoff, take off!

Jun 29, 2015

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Swifts flock to Corvette country

Pilots of sleek World War II-era Temco Globe Swift aircraft showed off their flying skills, modifications, and camaraderie at the 2015 Swift annual convention.

Jun 22, 2015 | comments
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Business Jet

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Eclipse 500 factory refresh

ONE Aviation, formed by the merger of Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft announced in April, is offering a "factory renewed" Eclipse 500 for $2.2 million.

Jun 30, 2015 | comments

Article

Citation Latitude certified

Cessna Aircraft Co. has a new Citation ready for delivery. The company announced FAA certification of the Latitude June 5.

Jun 08, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Turbine: Two trips

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

Jun 08, 2015
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Experimental

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CubCrafters launches Carbon Cub FX builder assistance program

CubCrafters now assists amateur builders with a five-day work session to assemble a nearly complete Carbon Cub FX.

Jun 29, 2015

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Question of the Month

One of the key first steps in forming a flying club is identifying founding members. These members will be used to rally interest, guide the mission and ideals of the club, possibly help with club financing, and potentially act as future officers of the club. Most successful clubs target a few special individuals as founding members with particular areas of expertise. This month’s question of the month breaks down what to look for in finding founding members.

Jun 21, 2015

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Women in Aviation names Sept. 26 'Girls in Aviation Day'

Women in Aviation International has named Sept. 26 "Girls in Aviation Day," an offshoot of the organization's popular Girls in Aviation Day event held at its annual conference.

Jun 17, 2015
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Light Sport Aircraft

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CubCrafters launches Carbon Cub FX builder assistance program

CubCrafters now assists amateur builders with a five-day work session to assemble a nearly complete Carbon Cub FX.

Jun 29, 2015

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Icon's A5 is for real

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.

Jun 18, 2015 | comments

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Icon gets go-ahead to produce A5

Icon Aircraft has completed an FAA audit that gives the company the green light to start producing its long-awaited special light sport amphibious airplanes.

Jun 17, 2015 | comments
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Seaplane

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Baker joins seaplane association’s board

AOPA President Mark Baker, a longtime land and sea pilot, recently joined the Seaplane Pilots Association's Board of Directors.

Jun 17, 2015

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Pilot wins water wings

Arizona flight instructor (and newly hired airline pilot) Blake Godfrey won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.

May 22, 2015

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Reversible prop approved for Husky

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.

Apr 24, 2015
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Turboprop

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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

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Cessna Conquest I

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

Jun 08, 2015

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Eclipse, Kestrel merge to form ONE

Two relative newcomers to aviation have come together to form ONE—ONE Aviation, that is. Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft are merging to create the new company, to be led by aviation innovator Alan Klapmeier.

Apr 15, 2015 | comments
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