Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

Article

SpaceShipTwo crashes during test flight

One Scaled Composites test pilot is dead and another injured after a “serious anomaly” and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo during a test flight Oct. 31, the company confirmed.

Oct 31, 2014

Article

Ethiopian flight school gets diesel 172s

Africair Inc., a Continental Diesel Master Installation Center, will install Continental CD-155 retrofit diesel engines in seven Cessna 172s for Ethiopian Aviation Academy starting in 2015, Continental Motors said Oct. 27.

Oct 31, 2014

Article

GAMA releases upbeat manufacturing report

Increased aircraft shipments and billings in the third quarter of 2014 support optimism that the industry continues its emergence from recession, said the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Oct 31, 2014
More Aircraft Types News

Single Engine

Article

Ethiopian flight school gets diesel 172s

Africair Inc., a Continental Diesel Master Installation Center, will install Continental CD-155 retrofit diesel engines in seven Cessna 172s for Ethiopian Aviation Academy starting in 2015, Continental Motors said Oct. 27.

Oct 31, 2014

Article

GAMA releases upbeat manufacturing report

Increased aircraft shipments and billings in the third quarter of 2014 support optimism that the industry continues its emergence from recession, said the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Oct 31, 2014

Article

Listen to your ‘Spidey sense’

Will declaring an emergency get you in trouble? AOPA Air Safety Institute Senior Vice President George Perry urges pilots not to worry about paperwork and to listen to their “Spidey sense.”

Oct 31, 2014 | comments
More Single Engine News

Business Jet

Article

GAMA releases upbeat manufacturing report

Increased aircraft shipments and billings in the third quarter of 2014 support optimism that the industry continues its emergence from recession, said the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Oct 31, 2014

Article

Embry-Riddle selects four Hoover scholars

Four students studying to become professional pilots at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have been named recipients of $25,000 scholarships that honor aviation luminary Bob Hoover.

Oct 28, 2014

Article

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
More Business Jet News

Experimental

Advocacy

AOPA delivers strong message on mandate

AOPA’s message that the cost to equip is too high and must drop substantially was heard loud and clear at a “call to action” summit on ADS-B.

Oct 30, 2014 | comments

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
More Experimental Aircraft News

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
More Light Sport Aircraft News

Seaplane

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

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
More Seaplane News

Turboprop

Article

Four dead in King Air crash in Wichita

Four people died and five 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

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
More Turboprop News