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Meet the new boss

Pilot Magazine | Nov 06, 2015

Floatplane pilots always want more performance, and that’s the Boss 182’s strong suit.

Disaster relief continues after Hurricane Joaquin

Article | Oct 14, 2015

General aviation pilots are still needed to help deliver relief supplies in South Carolina after severe flooding, caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin, devastated the area.

Seaplane Pilots Association moving to Winter Haven lakefront

Article | Oct 14, 2015

The Seaplane Pilots Association struck a deal to move from its landlocked Lakeland, Florida, headquarters to a more float-friendly Winter Haven facility on Lake Hartridge.

Vickers seaplane to use Titan engine

Article | Oct 05, 2015

Vickers Aircraft of New Zealand has selected Continental's Titan engine for its two-seat light sport amphibian, a switch from a previous decision to use a Lycoming engine.

Waypoints: Morning flight

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

When I pulled the Piper Super Cub’s throttle control to idle I had one of those, “Oh, yeah,” moments as I reacquainted myself with seaplane flying.

Aerocet floats approved on Quest Kodiak

Article | Sep 11, 2015

Aerocet, based in Priest River, Idaho, has received an FAA supplemental type certificate to mount its floats on Quest Kodiak 100 utility aircraft.

Airvan flies on floats

Article | Sep 02, 2015

Alaska floatplane operators will be getting a new choice soon when the Mahindra Aerospace Airvan on floats comes online in 2016.

Wipaire offers scholarship, Caravan interiors

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Wipaire now offers the Aurora interior for Cessna Caravans to include divans and cabinets. The company also announced a seaplane scholarship.

Cessna sells Caravans on floats to China

Article | Jul 20, 2015

China's AVIC Joy Air Holdings has ordered 20 Cessna Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft.

Cessna 206 ready to serve Papua New Guinea

Article | Jul 20, 2015

Samaritan Aviation has refurbished a Cessna 206 on floats for service in Papua New Guinea.

Coming home

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2015

This month, for the first time, we’ll host an AOPA Fly-In in my home town of Minneapolis, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Icon's A5 is for real

Article | Jun 18, 2015

After flying the first fully conforming Icon A5 on June 17 in California's Napa Valley and landing on both water and a hard-surface runway, AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman says the amphibious LSA more than lives up to its high expectations.

Baker joins seaplane association’s board

Article | Jun 17, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker, a longtime land and sea pilot, recently joined the Seaplane Pilots Association's Board of Directors.

Icon gets go-ahead to produce A5

Article | Jun 17, 2015

Icon Aircraft has completed an FAA audit that gives the company the green light to start producing its long-awaited special light sport amphibious airplanes.

Waypoints: Polishing the fleet

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

The enormous number of airplanes manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s continues to serve us well, even all these decades later.

Icon A5 nears delivery

Article | May 11, 2015

Icon Aircraft announced May 7 the successful test flight of the first customer A5 aircraft, with delivery expected to follow this summer.

Pilots prep historic DC overflight

Article | May 07, 2015

In commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, 56 vintage World War II military aircraft are completing a once-in-a-lifetime mission: crossing the skies of the nation’s capital in the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Reversible prop approved for Husky

Article | Apr 24, 2015

A newly approved reversible propeller for the Aviat Husky will give floatplane pilots greater control during water operations, Aviat Aircraft announced at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Chinese companies order Cessna Skyhawks for training

Article | Apr 14, 2015

Cessna Aircraft has secured orders from four companies in China for Skyhawk training aircraft, Cessna parent company Textron Aviation announced April 13.

Cub effect

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

It was my first flight in N1352C, a Piper PA–18 Super Cub that remains one of my great aviation loves.

Cool Aerial Shots

Article | Jan 30, 2015

Pilots in the Canadair CL, a firefighting flying boat amphibious aircraft, work to put out a fire in Kastela, Croatia

Crash at Sebring show kills two

Article | Jan 20, 2015

An amphibious ultralight crashed near the runway at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 16, killing the two men aboard.

Terrafugia requests weight, stall speed increase

Article | Jan 07, 2015

Boston-based Terrafugia has asked the FAA for a weight increase to 1,800 pounds and a 9-knot increase in stall speed for its Transition flying car.