Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

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DeSoto heliport hangs the welcome sign

The DeSoto Heliport is officially open for business. But don’t look for it in your GPS. The Texas facility is so new that it doesn’t yet have an identifier.

Aug 28, 2014

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'Wingfoot One' christened

Television personality Robin Roberts swung the champagne and took a ceremonial maiden voyage Aug. 23, christening the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. airship Wingfoot One.

Aug 28, 2014

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‘Battle of Britain’ movie airplanes sold

The rare fighters from the 1969 Battle of Britain movie have been sold to restorers in the United States and Europe, according to the agent handling the sale.

Aug 28, 2014
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Pipistrel introduces electric trainer

Pipistrel, the Slovenian manufacturer of several eco-friendly, electrically powered airplanes, has announced its new two-seat trainer, the WATTsUP.

Aug 27, 2014 | comments

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Beechcraft, Cessna flying clubs merge

Two venerable flying clubs have merged to form the new Textron Aviation Employees' Flying Club.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments

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Appleton crash factual report released

The NTSB on Aug. 12 released a lengthy factual report on the February 2012 crash that killed Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton in Idaho.

Aug 14, 2014
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Business Jet

Pilot Magazine

Cessna CJ3+: a plus for the CJ3

This upgraded CJ3 will be equipped with Garmin’s most advanced flight deck, the G3000 touch-screen avionics suite. Now, pilots fluent in Garmin will no doubt give the CJ3+ a closer look.

Aug 06, 2014

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Pilatus rolls out PC-24 bizjet prototype

Swiss manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft rolled out its first prototype PC-24 twin bizjet Aug. 1 in a dramatic unveiling before thousands of spectators.

Aug 06, 2014 | comments

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Briefing: Dusty flies again

The action may be animated, but the production team behind Disney’s new film Planes 2: Fire and Rescue, sequel to the 2013 animated feature Planes, strove to keep every detail as realistic as possible.

Aug 06, 2014
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Experimental

Advocacy

EAA chapter uses fly-in to help save Braden Airpark

An EAA chapter in Pennsylvania hopes that its annual fly-in will help save the local airport.

Aug 27, 2014

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FAA urges members to participate in GA survey

The clock is ticking to participate in the FAA’s 36th annual General Aviation Survey.

Aug 19, 2014

News release

AOPA LEADS INDUSTRY EFFORT TO SPEED MEDICAL REFORM

In an effort led by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

Aug 18, 2014
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Light Sport Aircraft

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Bearhawk shows quick-build LSA

Bearhawk Aircraft owner Mark Goldberg flew the company’s first quick-build light sport kitplane to EAA AirVenture, a 9.7-hour journey from Texas.

Aug 13, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E Avionics: Touché

The Touch’s 10.6-inch screen dominated the narrow Carbon Cub panel.

Aug 07, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Dusty flies again

The action may be animated, but the production team behind Disney’s new film Planes 2: Fire and Rescue, sequel to the 2013 animated feature Planes, strove to keep every detail as realistic as possible.

Aug 06, 2014
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Seaplane

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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

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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

Pilot Magazine

Light Sport Aircraft: Soul-stirring airplane

Like a duck that switches from sitting placidly atop the water to a furiously splashing, flapping, quacking master of flight, the Amphibious Carbon Cub leaps into air with a burst of raw energy.<

Jul 31, 2014 | comments
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Turboprop

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New GA aircraft deliveries 'encouraging'

Growth in two key segments of the aircraft manufacturing industry in 2014 is setting the stage for a “sustainable recovery” of the industry.

Aug 01, 2014

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Ice protection, gross weight increase for Lancair Evolution turboprop

Ice protection and a gross weight increase are improving the utility of the Lancair Evolution turboprop, according to Doug Meyer, CEO of the Oregon aircraft kit manufacturer.

Jul 30, 2014

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BendixKing debuts AeroVue, certifies KSN 770/765

BendixKing announced the AeroVue, a new cockpit retrofit for the Beechcraft King Air 200, on July 28.

Jul 28, 2014
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