Aircraft Types

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Managers buy Chelton, S-Tec

The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.

Apr 22, 2014 | comments

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Wagstaff to headline Teachers' Day at 2014 AirVenture

Three-time national aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff will speak July 29 at Build a Plane's 2014 Teachers' Day event during AirVenture.

Apr 21, 2014

Video

CAF warbirds at San Marcos

History abounds at San Marcos, Texas, where the Commemorative Air Force has a hangar full of warbirds and a museum with Doolittle Raider artifacts.

Apr 18, 2014
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Single Engine

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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

Article

Seeing the light

After becoming a charter member of AOPA, Bill Bailey utilized general aviation to build a successfull lighting business, flying to make sales calls and solve problems. Today he is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA membership rolls.

Apr 10, 2014

Article

Diesel Archer approved in Europe

Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.

Apr 09, 2014 | comments
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Business Jet

Pilot Magazine

Fly-Ins/Indianapolis:From the track to the sky

On the heels of the Indianapolis 500, AOPA’s Fly-In at Indianapolis Regional Airport (MQJ) May 31 will turn heads from the track to the sky.

Apr 04, 2014

Article

Sherpa Aircraft deal with Chinese investor fails

A deal announced in January 2013 for an infusion of cash from a Chinese investor to certify the Sherpa 650T utility tailwheel aircraft has failed.

Apr 03, 2014

Article

‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments
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Experimental

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Wagstaff to headline Teachers' Day at 2014 AirVenture

Three-time national aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff will speak July 29 at Build a Plane's 2014 Teachers' Day event during AirVenture.

Apr 21, 2014

Advocacy

Smith Field: Airport of dreams

Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

AOPA Fly-ins: Indianapolis

The airport’s FBO, Indy Jet; Indianapolis-area EAA chapters; and the Indianapolis Aviation Authority are working with AOPA to make the May 31 fly-in an event to remember.

Apr 10, 2014
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Light Sport Aircraft

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Able Flight announces 2014 scholarships

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that works to provide free flight training to individuals with physical disabilities, announced the awards of a record-setting nine scholarships in 2014.

Apr 16, 2014

Pilot Magazine

How we'll fly in 2089

General aviation’s future depends on dealing with higher costs and on making do with less, says industry analyst Richard Aboulafia.

Apr 08, 2014

Pilot Magazine

What if?

Over the 75 years since AOPA’s founding, its principal goal has been to prevent GA from suffering a fate analogous to Bambi’s. Yes, AOPA’s charter gives the association three main goals: to make flying easier, safer, and more fun.

Apr 08, 2014
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Seaplane

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

Pilot Magazine

Pilots: Mary Silitch

Mary Silitch’s love of aviation started when she was four years old, after taking a flight in a crop duster over her family’s Arkansas farm.

Apr 08, 2014

Article

Couple donates Twin Bee to Vermont school

Californians Jeanette and Roger Glazer have enjoyed their Twin Bee UC-1 for the past six years, but recently considered selling it. Instead the Seaplane Pilots Association convinced the couple to donate their storied aircraft.

Apr 02, 2014
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Turboprop

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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

Article

Sherpa Aircraft deal with Chinese investor fails

A deal announced in January 2013 for an infusion of cash from a Chinese investor to certify the Sherpa 650T utility tailwheel aircraft has failed.

Apr 03, 2014

Article

TBM 900 debuts to public at Sun 'n Fun

Daher Socata is on hand at Sun 'n Fun with the first two of the four new TBM 900s recently delivered to the United States. It was the first public showing of the new design.

Apr 01, 2014
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