Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

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Tragedy close to home

A collision near Frederick Municipal Airport Oct. 23 claimed three lives and left the local aviation community–including AOPA–in mourning.

Oct 24, 2014

Advocacy

Type clubs are latest to join AOPA push for medical reform

The Type Club Coalition is the latest group to join AOPA in urging a quick review of proposed reforms to the third class medical.

Oct 23, 2014 | comments

Article

Nextant to fly G90XT in early 2015

Nextant Aerospace, adding a remanufactured King Air to its remanufactured Hawker 400 offering, says the King Air (Nextant G90XT) will fly early next year.

Oct 22, 2014
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Single Engine

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Formation education: Repurposed 'Yak club' trains, entertains

RedStar is one of a handful of organizations authorized to provide the standardized training that earns a pilot formation flying credentials for airshows.

Oct 20, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Only localizer minimums authorized'

Some weather, a self-inflicted communications glitch, and the distraction of diverting had forged the error chain.

Oct 10, 2014 | comments

Article

Welcome to our world

If more residents of 49 state capitals are thinking about general aviation and appreciating their own GA airports, credit pilots Field Morey and Conrad Teitell.

Oct 08, 2014 | comments
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Business Jet

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Flight Display offers wearable controller

Flight Display Systems now lets passengers control their cabin environment and entertainment from a wearable device that looks like a watch.

Oct 21, 2014

Article

Bombardier launches Challenger 650

Bombardier has launched the 12-passenger Challenger 650 with an order from launch customer NetJets.

Oct 20, 2014 | comments

Article

Sabreliner recasts itself as jet refurbishment center

Sabreliner isn't just for Sabreliners anymore. New owners and management have recast it as a jet refurbishment and parts center.

Oct 20, 2014
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Experimental

Advocacy

Type clubs are latest to join AOPA push for medical reform

The Type Club Coalition is the latest group to join AOPA in urging a quick review of proposed reforms to the third class medical.

Oct 23, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA works to end border crossing frustrations

At an Oct. 2 meeting hosted by AOPA, U.S. CBP leaders met with their counterparts from Canada to discuss ways to ease GA border crossings.

Oct 16, 2014 | comments

News release

AOPA WORKS TO END BORDER CROSSING FRUSTRATIONS

AOPA WORKS TO END BORDER CROSSING FRUSTRATIONS

Oct 16, 2014
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Light Sport Aircraft

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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

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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

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

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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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

Article

Textron boosts King Air performance on two models

The Beechcraft King Air flies into its second half century with a new round of improvements that boost performance for the C90GTx and the 250 models.

Oct 20, 2014 | comments

Article

Quest Aircraft signs China Kodiak dealer

Quest Aircraft Co. has signed a China dealer for its Kodiak and eventually will do limited assembly and manufacturing there.

Oct 19, 2014
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