Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

Article

Latitude rolls out

Cessna Aircraft staff gathered around the first production Citation Latitude to celebrate another step toward certification of an aircraft important to the firm’s future.

Jan 30, 2015

Advocacy

Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

Article

Southern California schools embrace glider program

A California charter school has teamed up with a glider school to give students a potentially life-changing opportunity.

Jan 29, 2015
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Single Engine

Article

New Meridian: Piper updates pressurized turbine single

Piper’s latest edition of the Meridian pressurized turboprop features updated avionics and six seats in club configuration for $2.26 million.

Jan 27, 2015

Advocacy

FAA clarifies CFI checkride requirement

AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Article

Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments
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Business Jet

Article

Latitude rolls out

Cessna Aircraft staff gathered around the first production Citation Latitude to celebrate another step toward certification of an aircraft important to the firm’s future.

Jan 30, 2015

Article

GA groups urge FAA to lower barriers to ADS-B

Fourteen aviation organizations have banded together to urge the FAA to take immediate steps to lower barriers to ADS-B equipage.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

News release

GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS URGE FAA TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO LOWER BARRIERS TO ADS-B

GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS URGE FAA TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO LOWER BARRIERS TO ADS-B

Jan 23, 2015
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Experimental

Advocacy

California airport holds Aviation Day

An annual celebration of aviation in Imperial County, California, drew a large number of local residents to the Imperial County Airport.

Jan 28, 2015

Article

GA groups urge FAA to lower barriers to ADS-B

Fourteen aviation organizations have banded together to urge the FAA to take immediate steps to lower barriers to ADS-B equipage.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

News release

GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS URGE FAA TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO LOWER BARRIERS TO ADS-B

GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS URGE FAA TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO LOWER BARRIERS TO ADS-B

Jan 23, 2015
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Light Sport Aircraft

News release

GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS URGE FAA TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO LOWER BARRIERS TO ADS-B

GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS URGE FAA TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO LOWER BARRIERS TO ADS-B

Jan 23, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Group Fly-out: So long, winter

The single consolation for at least one group of East Coast pilots is that they could point their birds south and head to the Bahamas.

Jan 12, 2015
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Seaplane

Article

‘The single most important license I got’

Delta Air Lines Captain Jeffrey Whitesell said flight instruction has been his backstop his whole career, many times opening a door where one otherwise might not have been opened.

Dec 23, 2014

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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Turboprop

Article

New Meridian: Piper updates pressurized turbine single

Piper’s latest edition of the Meridian pressurized turboprop features updated avionics and six seats in club configuration for $2.26 million.

Jan 27, 2015

Article

Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Nextant turboprop has successful test flight

Nextant Aerospace said its G90XT turboprop project was “on schedule for certification” in 2015 after a successful first test flight of the aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments
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