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Aviation groups, East Hampton officials seek noise solution

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2015

AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.

Rotor crack prompts alert

Article | Feb 27, 2015

The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.

Event promotes aviation in New Mexico

Advocacy | Feb 26, 2015

From celebration to legislation, aviation was in the spotlight at the state Capitol of New Mexico in Santa Fe on Feb. 20.

Filmmakers moving forward on Burt Rutan documentary

Article | Feb 24, 2015

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.

A life in general aviation

Article | Feb 24, 2015

J. Reid Garrison, an airshow performer and formation pilot who has been part of the story line at the major aviation events, including Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, across the years, was recently inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.

Training Tip: Awake to a hazard

Article | Feb 23, 2015

Not even past the end of the runway, the pilot banks left and continues climbing on a new heading. Is something wrong?

Light Sport Aircraft Prices

Video | Feb 20, 2015

There's a wide variety of airplanes that fall under LSA rules, one for almost any need or budget.

Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Article | Feb 18, 2015

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

Proposed rule sets limits on small UAS

Advocacy | Feb 15, 2015

The FAA has announced a proposed rule governing the use of commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that would address many of AOPA's concerns, including setting certification requirements for operators and requiring see-and-avoid capabilities.

FAA issues emergency Enstrom AD

Article | Feb 14, 2015

An FAA emergency airworthiness directive calls for inspections of certain Enstrom helicopter models after a main rotor separation killed two.

Flying the One Week Wonder

Video | Feb 13, 2015

We test fly EAA's One Week Wonder, a Zenith built by thousands at Oshkosh.

NavWorx offers new ADS-B option

Article | Feb 12, 2015

NavWorx announced Feb. 11 an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceiver with an introductory price of $699, giving kit builders an affordable route to mandate compliance.

A proposal to remember

Article | Feb 12, 2015

When everything seemed to be going wrong, the perfect moment emerged for a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot to propose to his girlfriend—in a hot air balloon with snow falling all around in Southern California.

Aviation showcased at annual Kansas gathering

Advocacy | Feb 11, 2015

Yasmina Platt, AOPA’s Central-Southwest regional manager, was in Topeka, Kansas, on Feb. 3 to attend Kansas Aviation Day at the state Capitol building.

Drop in chopper shipments a concern, analyst says

Article | Feb 11, 2015

Analyst Brian Foley says a drop in shipments for helicopters as shown in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association report represents a concern for the future.

Air Safety Institute rekindles spirit of fun, learning, and flying

Article | Feb 10, 2015

During 2015, the Air Safety Institute will bring the aviation community together with captivating aviation safety seminars at exciting new locations whenever the opportunity arises.

Enstrom is back

Video | Feb 06, 2015

Enstrom helicopter is enjoying a resurgence.

Pole to Pole flight

Video | Feb 06, 2015

Exclusive interview with Bill Harrellson, who flew a single-engine LanceAir IV over both poles.

The king of speed

Pilot Magazine | Feb 06, 2015

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

Made in Michigan

Pilot Magazine | Feb 06, 2015

After years of toiling at the bottom, Enstrom Helicopter is making a comeback.

Warbird flyover of D.C. planned for May 8

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Warbird organizations including the Commemorative Air Force will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of VE Day with a Washington, D.C., flyover.

Balloonists claim trans-Pacific records

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Two balloonists who flew a helium-filled craft across the Pacific Ocean have staked their claim to new distance and endurance records.