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Zenith, Zenair buy SAM Aircraft

Article | Jan 19, 2016

Zenith Aircraft and Zenair announced Jan. 18 that the businesses had purchased SAM Aircraft, maker of the experimental SAM LS.

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

HondaJet earns type certificate

Article | Dec 10, 2015

Another aviation first occurred in North Carolina on Dec. 9 when the FAA awarded a type certificate to Honda Aircraft’s first airplane, the HondaJet.

Avgas replacement testing detailed

Advocacy | Dec 02, 2015

The FAA has released photos and details of the laboratory tests of new fuels vying to replace avgas.

Four to be enshrined in aviation hall of fame

Article | Nov 17, 2015

The National Aviation Hall of Fame has nominated four to be enshrined during a ceremony Oct. 1, 2016, in Dayton, Ohio.

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.

Pelton named EAA CEO

Article | Nov 11, 2015

Jack Pelton has been named CEO of the Experimental Aircraft Association, after serving for three years as its volunteer chairman.

Houston spaceport plan detailed

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

The Houston Airport System has secured FAA approval and will be working with NASA to build a spaceport at Ellington Airport. AOPA is watching closely.

Bringing a B-17 back to life

Article | Oct 13, 2015

Bill Albers is part of a crew of volunteers working to bring a B-17 back to flying form at Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio.

Wright factory restoration moves forward

Article | Oct 06, 2015

The National Aviation Heritage Alliance is finalizing plans to purchase (and then restore) the Wright brothers' original aircraft manufacturing factory in Dayton, Ohio, which is owned by a redevelopment company.

President's Position: Acts of service

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

As a group, pilots are some of the most generous people I know. And because we tend to feel passionately about GA, we want to share it with others.

Progress steady on avgas replacement search

Advocacy | Sep 21, 2015

One year after four fuels were selected for testing as potential replacements for leaded avgas, progress remains steady and the first phase of testing should be completed on schedule in late 2015.

EAA 'Founder's Prize' promotes innovation, safety

Article | Sep 14, 2015

Amateur-aircraft builders who think they have the best low-cost ideas to help pilots avoid imminent loss of control or to increase situational awareness could win some cash for their innovations.

A day to serve

Article | Sep 09, 2015

Sept. 11 has become a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and general aviation pilots have abundant opportunities to contribute in unique ways.

From soda cans into airplanes

Article | Sep 08, 2015

Wayne Mathis can make airplanes from soda cans or just about anything, and has done it all his life.

Flying shark eats records

Article | Sep 03, 2015

Powered by one very souped-up Cessna Skyhawk engine, a prototype from Brazil has claimed speed and climb marks that shatter records.

P&E: Savvy Maintenance

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

One of the most significant announcements, at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh was that Continental Motors had acquired the assets of Danbury AeroSpace of San Antonio, Texas.

The future is here

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if aircraft engines could inform us, many flight hours in advance, of internal problems that could lead to an in-flight failure?

FAA names top unmanned aircraft execs

Article | Sep 02, 2015

The FAA has named Marke Gibson and Earl Lawrence to lead the agency’s integration of unmanned aircraft systems into U.S. airspace.

Safety Spotlight: A sign of things to come?

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

Pilots lament the glacial pace of progress when it comes to installing affordable modern technology and equipment into the cockpits of their aircraft.

Zenith Aircraft to host Open Hangar Day

Article | Aug 18, 2015

Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its twenty-fourth annual Open Hangar Day on Sept. 18 and 19 at its factory at Mexico Memorial Airport (MYJ) in Mexico, Missouri.