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FAA releases drone registration recommendations

Advocacy | Nov 23, 2015

The FAA has released the recommendations of its drone registration task force ahead of anticipated record holiday sales of drones.

Hartzell offers new props for King Air 350

Article | Nov 23, 2015

You're going to see a lot more futuristic-looking, swept-blade propellers on King Airs next year now that Hartzell is testing them for the King Air 350.

Question of the Month

Article | Nov 22, 2015

The mission statement of a flying club defines its purpose, and plays a tremendous role in maintaining a consistent vision. This month’s Question of the Month explains the importance of a mission statement and provides tips for what to include.

New and upcoming business jets at NBAA 2015

Video | Nov 20, 2015

AOPA Pilot Editor-at-Large Tom Horne looks at the airplanes on display at NBAA 2015

Flying the Griffon Lionheart

Video | Nov 20, 2015

In the 1990's, aircraft designer Larry French envisioned a composite version of a classic staggerwing biplane. The Griffion Lionheart is the result. It was sold as a kit, and six were built. One remains flying. AOPA Live's Paul Harrop had a chance to fly this rare beast.

Event Spotlight

Article | Nov 19, 2015

In 10 theaters in 10 states from coast to coast, moviegoers had the opportunity to see a documentary about R.A. “Bob” Hoover, Flying the Feathered Edge. At the screening in Hamilton, New Jersey, several flying clubs came out, many with non-aviation friends, to share the wonder of aviation and honor our veterans, including Hoover who served in WWII.

Daher offers aid to charter operators

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Daher realizes that many of its customers are charter operators using the TBM turboprop for on-demand flights and is offering them special support.

Cessna turboprop powered by GE's answer to PT6

Article | Nov 17, 2015

GE Aviation has searched for a way to conquer the market now held by rival Pratt & Whitney Canada ever since buying Walter Engines in 2008. Cessna's new turboprop may be the answer.

Sixth Falcon 8X arrives at NBAA

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. reported that its new Falcon 8X is now more than two-thirds of the way towards FAA and EASA certification.

Embraer boosts Legacy 450 range

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Embraer President and CEO Marco Tulio Pellegrini announced Nov. 16 that the company's new Legacy 450 mid-light business jet has been given a 325-nautical-mile boost in its maximum range.

Aerion picks up development pace

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Aerion, after many years of effort to build a supersonic business jet, is getting additional help from Airbus and is looking for a factory site.

Cessna reveals name of new jet

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Cessna is simultaneously bringing three new jets to market. One of them, the Latitude, is already touring the world on sales calls. Next up, Longitude, followed by Hemisphere.

One Aviation looks to global market

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Declaring the Eclipse 550 a “mature” design, One Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier said the next step in the light jet’s development is global expansion.

You want a jet, but can you get a loan?

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Banks got a scare when Fifth Third Bank took a $30 million hit on mid- and large-cabin jets this year. Can you still get a loan for a jet?

Challenger 650 entering NetJets service

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Bombardier and NetJets celebrated the entry into service of the $32.35 million Challenger 650 at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas Nov. 16.

Hourly operating costs of 45 jets compared

Article | Nov 16, 2015

In an exclusive report, AOPA talks to aircraft purchase advisor Conklin & de Decker to compare variable hourly operating costs for 45 business jets that likely will be at the National Business Aviation Association convention.

Sandel develops drop-in avionics suite

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Sandel has developed an avionics suite for the King Air 200 that installs as an already completed unit for $175,000.

Nextant G90XT wins FAA certification

Article | Nov 16, 2015

The FAA has granted certification just two years after Nextant Aerospace, based in Cleveland, announced it would refurbish a King Air, the Nextant G90XT.

Honeywell reins in jet forecast

Article | Nov 15, 2015

Honeywell's annual jet sales prediction shows the lowest 10-year forecast in several years, citing the overall lackluster economic recovery.

B-25 Panchito at AOPA

Video | Nov 13, 2015

B-25 bomber Panchito and the last surviving Doolittle Raider visit AOPA.

Checking out in a B-25

Video | Nov 13, 2015

AOPA's Tom Haines gets his Second-in-Command rating in a B-25 bomber.

Cobalt Aircraft restarts sales efforts

Article | Nov 12, 2015

Cobalt Aircraft has tried to launch a four-to-five-passenger canard aircraft for a decade and is now taking pre-orders for a certified version in California, but will need $30 million to complete certification.

Perlan 2, carefully shaken

Article | Nov 11, 2015

The Perlan 2 glider, built to reach the edge of space and unlock secrets of the upper atmosphere, was in California for ground vibration tests.

Missouri pilot breaks another record

Article | Nov 11, 2015

Paul Salmon has broken yet another gyrocopter record just two months after breaking the transcontinental speed record. Now he has the distance record of 893 nautical miles.

Pilot Getaways: Earn a floatplane rating vintage style

Article | Nov 09, 2015

If you’ve never flown a Piper J-3 Cub (or if it’s just been a while), you can try your hand at the stick while earning your seaplane rating at Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in quiet central Florida.