Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

Article

Airbus crafts 'disruptive' technology

An electric two-seater, a glider made to soar above the stratosphere, and a supersonic business jet all have something in common: backing from Airbus.

Nov 19, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Pennsylvania working to grow its aviation economy

Pennsylvania is showing its aviation community that there is no need to fly out of state for aircraft maintenance or repairs.

Nov 19, 2014

Article

The inside story of an Ebola evacuation mission

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

Nov 19, 2014
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Single Engine

Advocacy

Pennsylvania working to grow its aviation economy

Pennsylvania is showing its aviation community that there is no need to fly out of state for aircraft maintenance or repairs.

Nov 19, 2014

Article

Celebrating longevity

Gene Leak is something of a local celebrity to local news outlets eager to cover his 102nd birthday flight.

Nov 14, 2014 | comments

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Heater health for your single

The No. 1 concern with any aircraft cabin heating system is safety. In the muffler-based heating systems found in single-engine aircraft, the primary danger comes from carbon monoxide. Here are tips for inspecting your heating system to make sure it’s safe.

Nov 12, 2014
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Business Jet

Article

Airbus crafts 'disruptive' technology

An electric two-seater, a glider made to soar above the stratosphere, and a supersonic business jet all have something in common: backing from Airbus.

Nov 19, 2014 | comments

Article

The inside story of an Ebola evacuation mission

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

Nov 19, 2014

Article

Small airplanes bounce back

An upswing in the long-languishing small aircraft market is among the indications that have one analyst predicting the doldrums may finally be behind us.

Nov 13, 2014 | comments
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Experimental

Article

Celebrating longevity

Gene Leak is something of a local celebrity to local news outlets eager to cover his 102nd birthday flight.

Nov 14, 2014 | comments

Article

Going Global

Start up, taxi, and takeoff in the Glasair Sportsman Diesel is more like operating a jet than a kitbuilt Experimental four-place single.

Nov 11, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Frederick Fly-In

“It is a great airport,” said AOPA President Mark Baker at the pancake breakfast. “It’s a great day to be at an airport.”

Nov 07, 2014
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Light Sport Aircraft

Article

AOPA sweepstakes roll call

Catch up on AOPA sweepstakes airplanes.

Oct 05, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

High hopes

The headline on the press release caught my eye for two reasons: “Textron Aviation Independence facility delivers 10,000th single-engine aircraft.”

Oct 02, 2014

Article

Answers for Pilots: Flying to the Islands

What's involved in flying a private aircraft to the Bahamas?

Sep 15, 2014
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Seaplane

Advocacy

Pilots urged to complete Lake Hood Seaplane Base survey

AOPA is urging pilots who use the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to participate in a master planning survey.

Nov 17, 2014

Article

Pilot Getaways: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is a premier resort destination of the inland Northwest. Surrounded by pine-carpeted mountains, Coeur d’Alene Lake has been called one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world by National Geographic. Consider visiting on your way to the AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 16.

Aug 13, 2014 | comments

Article

Pilot Getaways: Priest Lake, Idaho

The murmur of a breeze in the evergreens sings a soft harmony to the deep blue of a brightening sky—it’s morning in the Idaho mountains. In Priest Lake, Idaho, the choices of fun and relaxation, from water-skiing to huckleberry picking, are nearly limitless. Explore the area during your visit to AOPA’s Spokane Fly-In.

Aug 04, 2014
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Turboprop

Article

Test Pilot

What was America’s first production turboprop-powered airplane?

Nov 07, 2014

Article

Four dead in King Air crash in Wichita

Four people died and six were injured Oct. 30 when a Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop crashed into a pilot training center on takeoff from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas.

Oct 31, 2014

Article

Nextant names dealer for refurbed jet, turboprop

Nextant, rebuilder of the Beechcraft Hawker 400 and King Air 90, has named Piedmont Aircraft as the eastern dealer for the Nextant 400XTi and the G90XT.

Oct 20, 2014
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