Amphibious Aircraft

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AirCam river run

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2012

Following the Mississippi low and slow.

Catalina's first airshow flies into history

Article | Oct 15, 2012

Water-powered jetpack pilot Dean O'Malley recently re-created of Glenn L. Martin's flight from Newport Beach to Catalina Island, Calif., as part of the first airshow on the island.

Best-selling author injured in aircraft accident

Article | Sep 01, 2012

Pilot and author Richard Bach is in serious condition, according to media reports, after his aircraft reportedly crashed while attempting to land in Washington State.

FAA delays Icon weight-increase decision

Article | Aug 27, 2012

Earl Lawrence, manager of the FAA's Small Airplane Directorate, has told Icon Aircraft CEO and Founder Kirk Hawkins that a decision on his request for an exemption to the light sport aircraft weight limit must wait until the end of 2012.

Lisa Airplanes in receivership, says company

Article | Aug 17, 2012

French aircraft builder Lisa Airplanes, which showcased its luxury amphibious Akoya light sport aircraft at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., in July, has entered court-supervised receivership after investors failed to fulfill a financing commitment, the company said in a news release.

Icon partners with Cirrus for LSA production

Article | Aug 06, 2012

Icon Aircraft officials say they plan to have Cirrus Aircraft make a significant portion of the composite airframe for the A5 amphibious light sport aircraft. They are waiting for a decision on a May filing with the FAA Small Airplane Directorate to operate Icon's spin-resistant design at a weight above the current light sport aircraft definition.

Yachting's LSA: Akoya luxury amphib to land in US

Article | Apr 26, 2012

A sleek amphibious airplane from France that draws design inspiration from the world of high-speed sailing is preparing to make a splash in the United States.

Tecnam’s new P92s

Article | Apr 19, 2012

Italian manufacturer Tecnam revealed a new taildragger and amphibious seaplane at the Aero show, along with hopes that they'll meet with success in the American market.

Father of Twin Bee dies at 95

Article | Apr 18, 2012

Joseph Gigante, founder of STOL Aircraft in Norwood, Mass., where he designed and produced all multiengine conversions of the famous Twin Bee amphibious aircraft, has died at 95 at his home in Westwood, Mass.

Terrafugia flying car prototype takes flight

Article | Apr 02, 2012

A production prototype of the Terrafugia Transition flying car, a combination street-legal car and airplane, flew the traffic pattern at Plattsburg, N.Y., on March 23, the company announced on April 2. It marked the first time a Terrafugia prototype has flown around the traffic pattern.