Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

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Training Tip: Too good on takeoff

Unable to climb, and unable to lower the nose to accelerate without contacting the ground, he is in a spot.

Jul 21, 2014 | comments

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News from Headquarters

AOPA speaks to the Deaf Pilots Association about flying clubs.

Jul 18, 2014

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Airbus to certify electric twin

Airbus Group plans to certify production versions of its E-Fan electric twin and has a goal of late 2017 entry into service for the two-seater, the company said in a video from Farnborough International Airshow July 14.

Jul 17, 2014 | comments
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Single Engine

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Training Tip: Too good on takeoff

Unable to climb, and unable to lower the nose to accelerate without contacting the ground, he is in a spot.

Jul 21, 2014 | comments

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Aircraft Spotlight

Octopus Flying Club based in Maryland and Florida operates two Socata aircraft.

Jul 16, 2014

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New light sport amphib to be announced at Oshkosh

A new amphibious light sport aircraft that promises to be a direct competitor to the Icon A5 will be announced at EAA AirVenture by MVP.aero.

Jul 10, 2014
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Business Jet

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Textron on a (special) mission

Textron Aviation, parent of both Cessna and Beechcraft, is pushing the intelligence and surveillance capabilities of its GA product line at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Jul 16, 2014

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Citation X+ delivered

Cessna’s Citation X+, an updated (and faster) version of the 1996 Collier Trophy winner, has been delivered. The company announced FAA certification and first delivery on June 26.

Jun 30, 2014

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Cessnas deliver Special Olympians to games

More than 100 Cessna aircraft delivered hundreds of athletes to the start of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey on June 14.

Jun 17, 2014 | comments
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Experimental

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Initial tests completed on 'personal jet' kitplane

Experimental kit aircraft maker Sonex announced completing “a very successful series of initial flight tests” of the SubSonex JSX-2 personal jet.

Jul 16, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Members asked to participate in FAA’s annual GA survey

The FAA is asking AOPA members to participate in its thirty-sixth annual General Aviation Survey.

Jul 15, 2014

News release

FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUEL CANDIDATES

The search for viable replacements to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). July 1 marked the deadline for candidate fuels to be submitted into this program.

Jul 10, 2014
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Light Sport Aircraft

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New light sport amphib to be announced at Oshkosh

A new amphibious light sport aircraft that promises to be a direct competitor to the Icon A5 will be announced at EAA AirVenture by MVP.aero.

Jul 10, 2014

Advocacy

Additional Pilot Program proposed for Phase I testing

An FAA draft advisory circular proposes safety enhancements for flight testing of experimental aircraft.

Jul 08, 2014

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Chief Joseph Flyers offers affordable flight training, aircraft

Oregon’s Chief Joseph Flyers offers members access to affordable flight training and hourly flying.

Jul 07, 2014
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Seaplane

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Big city seaplanes

A seaplane base on the East River turns an hours-long drive from Manhattan to the Hamptons into a brief flight.

Jul 15, 2014

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Water lacking, floatplanes launch from trailer

A half-ton Dodge truck lines up on the centerline. As the pickup accelerates, the floatplane trailered behind it adds power, lifts off, banks left, and departs: just another floatplane launch by Joe Sprague of Cadillac Aircraft Services in Cadillac, Mich.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Alaska seminar launches float season

Alaska seaplane pilots will gather at Lake Hood April 26 for a day of free seminars, briefings, and conversation to kick off the season.

Apr 17, 2014
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Turboprop

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Quick Look: King Air 100

Beech has a long history of introducing successful derivatives of the King Air, the world’s most popular business twin turboprop.

May 13, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Record-setter

Airshow performer Spencer Suderman appears to have set a new world record with an 81-turn, three-minute-plus inverted flat spin in a Pitts S–2B that took him from 23,000 feet to less than 2,000 feet over the California desert.

May 13, 2014

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Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments
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