Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

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Harrison Ford injured in aircraft accident

Actor, pilot, and general aviation advocate Harrison Ford was hospitalized March 5 after sustaining injuries in an emergency landing at a California golf course, according to multiple news reports.

Mar 05, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA backs ‘Know Before You Fly’ campaign

AOPA has joined the “Know Before You Fly” campaign that seeks to educate users of unmanned aircraft systems about safe and responsible operations, including where and how high unmanned aircraft may be flown.

Mar 05, 2015

Article

Stuck on top, no gyro in IMC: Top ATC assists

With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments
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Single Engine

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Stuck on top, no gyro in IMC: Top ATC assists

With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments

Article

‘Dominatrix of helicopters’ charges on

Declaring this “a time for disruptors,” flamboyant MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton vowed to keep her storied company moving forward into her second decade of ownership.

Mar 04, 2015

Article

Honeywell projects steady helicopter sales

Despite a dramatic decline in 2014 helicopter deliveries, forecasters at Honeywell Aerospace project a steady stream of deliveries over the next five years.

Mar 02, 2015
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Business Jet

Article

Aircraft market mixed

A surge in piston airplane sales was among the bright spots in 2014 industry data released Feb. 11.

Feb 11, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

The king of speed

Cessna’s original Citation X was introduced in 1990, and the first production aircraft was delivered to golfing legend Arnold Palmer.

Feb 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Citation Bravo

Like so many other designs in aviation, the Citation II was reborn into the Bravo because of improvements in engine design.

Feb 05, 2015
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Experimental

Advocacy

AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Mar 02, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Medical reform legislation introduced in House, Senate

New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments

Article

Filmmakers moving forward on Burt Rutan documentary

A career spent “democratizing flight” is entering the realm of documentary movie-making as two filmmakers launch a project to tell Burt Rutan’s story.

Feb 24, 2015
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Light Sport Aircraft

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Diamond DA50 turboprop enters flight testing

Flight testing of a seven-place Diamond Aircraft DA50-JP7 powered by a turboprop engine built in Ukraine is in progress in Austria.

Feb 04, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

The canary yellow AOPA Reimagined 152 looked right at home on the ramp at the 2015 Light Sport Aviation Expo, but FAA rules needlessly set it apart.

Feb 04, 2015

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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Seaplane

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‘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

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Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Quest Aircraft, manufacturer of the 10-seat Kodiak single-engine turboprop designed for backcountry aviation, has been acquired by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.

Feb 18, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Diamond DA50 turboprop enters flight testing

Flight testing of a seven-place Diamond Aircraft DA50-JP7 powered by a turboprop engine built in Ukraine is in progress in Austria.

Feb 04, 2015

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
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