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Rans to offer new light sport by mid-summer

Article | Jan 24, 2014

Rans Designs has combined the best features of two models to come up with the S-20 Raven kitplane that is soon to be a factory-built light sport aircraft.

Henry Ogrodzinski, lifetime aviation advocate, has died

Article | Jan 23, 2014

The aviation community is mourning the loss of one of its most devoted advocates with the death of Henry M. Ogrodzinski.

Liability protection closer for Wisconsin private airfields owners

Article | Jan 16, 2014

A key Wisconsin assembly committee has passed a bill to provide liability protection for private airfield owners.

Larkins on Forbes list

Article | Jan 08, 2014

Ascension Air founder Jamail Larkins has been ranked once again among the nation’s top young entrepreneurs, this time by Forbes magazine.

Harley in the sky

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

When Darin Hart hears his Super Legend—the king of the American Legend Aircraft line of Cub-alike tailwheel airplanes—he hears in his heart a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

President's Position: Working together

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

America may be the land of the rugged individualist, but there are times when it’s best not to go it alone. That goes for organizations as well as people.

AirVenture 2013

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

EAA AirVenture is traditionally viewed as a showcase for the lighter end of general aviation, with the emphasis on the Experimental, amateur-built category.

Epic LT: Seeing is believing

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

The Epic LT’s sleek looks aren’t deceiving. The six-seat, 1,200-horsepower kitbuilt speedster is all about going fast and far.

Young blood

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

At 7 o’clock on a June morning—an hour when many teenagers on summer vacation still would be asleep—eight high school students form an attentive group around a Glasair Aviation employee.

GA Survey depends on pilot responses

Article | Sep 03, 2013

The final outreach effort of the thirty-fifth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) has begun.

EAA Founder Paul Poberezny dies

Article | Aug 22, 2013

Paul Poberezny, the energetic, charismatic, and personable founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, died Aug. 22 at the age of 91.

Participation urged in annual GA survey

Article | Aug 02, 2013

The thirty-fifth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is under way, and members who have received an invitation are urged to participate.

eSpyders hit the market

Article | Aug 02, 2013

GreenWing International, an arm of Chinese electric airplane design firm Yuneec International, is now offering its eSpyder 280 for sale as an experimental-category, amateur-built kit in the United States.

AOPA Insurance offers guidance to pilots, owners

Article | Aug 01, 2013

AOPA Insurance Services representatives have played instrumental roles in EAA AirVenture 2013 panels, offering advice on insurance protection for pilots and aircraft owners and covering topics that include the right level of aircraft coverage and risk management for aircraft.

Hartzell to sponsor Team AeroDynamix

Article | Aug 01, 2013

Hartzell Propeller has installed its newest composite props on Team AeroDynamix aircraft and will sponsor the 12-airplane formation group for the next five years.

Glasair highlights diesel project, teen builders

Article | Aug 01, 2013

Kitplane company Glasair Aviation said at EAA AirVenture that it is moving forward with DeltaHawk Diesel Engines on a diesel engine installation for the Sportsman.

Avionics: ADS-B strategies emerge

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Not long after the FAA took a giant step toward Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) implementation in late May 2010, when it issued a final rule requiring many aircraft to equip with ADS-B Out capability by 2020, we said the smart move was to do nothing right away (“Next Step Toward NextGen,” August 2010 AOPA Pilot).

Efficiency: Perfect pitch

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Unmanned aircraft and airboats would seem to have little to offer general aviation, but growth in the two industries is spurring advancements in propeller design and other technologies—with positive implications for aircraft owners and pilots.

All-electric eSpyder ready for market

Article | Jul 31, 2013

GreenWing International, a company formed by Chinese electric aviation firm Yuneec, showed off its new eSpyder E280 for the first time at EAA AirVenture.

Pelton: EAA president search on hold

Article | Jul 29, 2013

Nine months after then-president Rod Hightower departed the Experimental Aircraft Association and former Cessna CEO Jack Pelton stepped into the role of chairman, Pelton told media at EAA AirVenture that the board was in no rush to find a new president.

Sonex accepting deposits for personal jet

Article | Jul 28, 2013

For the price of a new light sport aircraft, you could build your own single-seat jet, and Sonex Aircraft is ready to take your deposit on a kit.

Experimental avionics maker Dynon buys Advanced Flight Systems

Article | Jul 25, 2013

The expiremental avionics market has experienced some consolidation in recent years, and this week Dynon added to that trend when it acquired Advanced Flight Systems.

Lindbergh flies, praises eSpyder electric ultralight

Article | Jul 24, 2013

GreenWing International has landed a high-profile, post-flight endorsement from Erik Lindbergh for its single-seat, all-electric eSpyder.

PS Engineering announces new audio options

Article | Jul 24, 2013

PS Engineering has certified an audio panel with integrated com radio, and is also offering a space-saving solution for homebuilt panels.