Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

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No barriers to the sky

A Wisconsin pilot with a congenital heart defect is able to solo thanks to the sport pilot regulations.

Dec 19, 2014 | comments

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Time running out to bid on tailwheel package

Time is running out for potential tailwheel pilots to bid on a package of tailwheel training at Lakeland, Florida-based Tailwheels Etc.—including two hours in a 1940 Stearman Kaydet biplane—in this year’s AOPA Foundation online auction.

Dec 18, 2014

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Dassault rolls out Falcon 8X

Dassault Aviation on Dec. 17 rolled out the first of its new line of ultra-long-range business jets—the Falcon 8X.

Dec 17, 2014 | comments
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Single Engine

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GA pilots bring cheer to island residents

Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.

Dec 16, 2014 | comments

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Cub's coronation

So probable is it that anyone you meet knows something about the little yellow airplane pilots call the J-3 Cub that the phenomenon helped persuade Pennsylvania’s legislature to bestow official recognition on the aircraft this year.

Dec 09, 2014 | comments

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Honoring Jerrie Mock

A Tennessee pilot has duplicated the paint scheme on Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock's Cessna 180 to honor her legacy.

Dec 05, 2014
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Business Jet

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Dassault rolls out Falcon 8X

Dassault Aviation on Dec. 17 rolled out the first of its new line of ultra-long-range business jets—the Falcon 8X.

Dec 17, 2014 | comments

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Aircraft valuation: What’s in a number?

What’s an airplane worth? When a business aircraft buyer comes to a bank for financing, the bank may call in someone like American Society of Appraisers Senior Accredited Appraiser Richard Berkemeier for a valuation.

Dec 09, 2014

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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
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Experimental

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No barriers to the sky

A Wisconsin pilot with a congenital heart defect is able to solo thanks to the sport pilot regulations.

Dec 19, 2014 | comments

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California Prop 65 avgas lawsuit settled

The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.

Dec 15, 2014 | comments

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Light sport pylon air racing planned

A Deland, Florida, light sport aircraft manufacturer is planning the first light sport pylon air race April 1 based on the Red Bull model.

Dec 11, 2014
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Light Sport Aircraft

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No barriers to the sky

A Wisconsin pilot with a congenital heart defect is able to solo thanks to the sport pilot regulations.

Dec 19, 2014 | comments

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GA pilots bring cheer to island residents

Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.

Dec 16, 2014 | comments

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Light sport pylon air racing planned

A Deland, Florida, light sport aircraft manufacturer is planning the first light sport pylon air race April 1 based on the Red Bull model.

Dec 11, 2014
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Seaplane

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

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

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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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Turboprop

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Test Pilot

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

Nov 07, 2014

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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

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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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