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Graphical drone briefing developed

Article | Aug 27, 2015

Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.

Midwest LSA Expo set for September

Article | Aug 27, 2015

The seventh annual Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo will take place Sept. 10 through 12 at Mount Vernon Airport in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Drone reports detailed

Article | Aug 27, 2015

A detailed list of unmanned aircraft encounters reported by pilots reveals just over half of all such encounters were reported in five states.

Cirrus jet takes ‘significant’ step toward certification

Article | Aug 26, 2015

Cirrus Aircraft's Vision SF50 jet has achieved a "significant milestone" toward certification with FAA issuance of type inspection authorization for the aircraft.

'Little guy at the fence'

Article | Aug 26, 2015

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Fish spotter says goodbye to his Hawk

Article | Aug 24, 2015

Retired fish spotter Bill Corbett of Poquoson, Virginia, will watch his airplane be destroyed for science by NASA Aug. 26. It was his home for 26,000 hours.

Big jets fall behind in sales

Article | Aug 24, 2015

The generally accepted wisdom that big jets are selling best while small jets wither is no longer true. Now the big jet sales are fading but smaller ones continue sales growth.

Tecnam P2010 approved in Europe for Garmin G500

Article | Aug 24, 2015

The four-seat Tecnam P2010 featured in the September Pilot has won approval at least in Europe for the Garmin G500. It comes standard in the United States with the Garmin G1000.

Deaf pilots connect at Colorado Springs

Article | Aug 20, 2015

Neil Anthony Thomas said he earned his pilot certificate without having met another deaf pilot. In the year or so since he met Todd Barker at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, he's connected to a community.

AMA issues drone challenge

Article | Aug 20, 2015

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is offering kits and education for student teams to compete in a search-and-rescue challenge with drones.