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A new Mooney delivers its first new Mooney

Article | Jul 30, 2014

It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.

Mike Busch writes his first book

Article | Jul 30, 2014

Well-known aviation writer Mike Busch’s “Manifesto” is to be the first of a maintenance series.

American Champion Aircraft to produce a diesel bush airplane

Article | Jul 30, 2014

American Champion Aircraft will pair its Scout bush plane with an Austro Engines diesel to increase speed, extend range, and allow its aircraft to fly in remote regions where avgas is unavailable.

Tecnam P2010 certified in Europe

Article | Jul 30, 2014

Tecnam’s new four-seat, 133-knot, 180-horsepower model P2010 has taken one big step toward U.S. certification under FAR Part 23. The company said that the airplane had earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, and that deliveries would begin this week.

Financing, insurance options offered for ‘Reimagined Aircraft’

Article | Jul 30, 2014

As part of AOPA’s “Reimagined Aircraft” effort to open the door to flying and aircraft ownership for more people by refurbishing older aircraft and putting them in a flying club or partnership, the association is offering financing and insurance options.

Beringer announces new wheels for certified, light aircraft

Article | Jul 29, 2014

Beringer Wheels and Brakes announced the availability of several types of aircraft wheels on July 29 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and said a new anti-groundloop tailwheel design is forthcoming.

Flight Design says four-place aircraft on schedule

Article | Jul 29, 2014

Flight Design says production and testing of its four-seat C4 is on target despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Flight testing moving forward on the Cirrus SF50 Vision jet

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Flight testing is moving forward on the Cirrus SF50 Vision jet and customer deliveries are expected in late 2015, Cirrus officials said.

Superior Air Parts to offer Skyhawk engines

Article | Jul 28, 2014

Superior Air Parts is beginning work on a supplemental type certificate to allow use of its 180-horsepower Vantage engine on Cessna 172R and -S models.

AOPA tests new ways to open doors to aviation

Article | Jul 25, 2014

AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”

Living up to her name

Article | Jul 24, 2014

Amelia Rose Earhart finally lived up to her name. In July, she symbolically completed the around-the-world flight of her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart, who disappeared over the South Pacific on a similar flight in 1937.

World record bid ends in fatal crash

Article | Jul 24, 2014

An accident claimed a 17-year-old pilot seeking the world record as the youngest pilot in command to fly a single-engine airplane around the world.

Surveillance by Cirrus

Article | Jul 23, 2014

Cirrus Aircraft is adapting its popular SR22-series aircraft for surveillance and related missions.

New ATP rule clarification offered before Aug. 1 changes

Article | Jul 22, 2014

Pilots pursuing a multiengine airplane airline transport pilot certificate should be clear on the new ATP certificate requirements that will go into effect on Aug. 1.

Training Tip: Too good on takeoff

Article | Jul 21, 2014

Unable to climb, and unable to lower the nose to accelerate without contacting the ground, he is in a spot.

New light sport amphib to be announced at Oshkosh

Article | Jul 10, 2014

A new amphibious light sport aircraft that promises to be a direct competitor to the Icon A5 will be announced at EAA AirVenture by MVP.aero.

Cessna TTx FIKI certified

Article | Jun 30, 2014

The Cessna TTx piston single is now certified for flight into known icing, the company announced June 25.

Rotorcraft Rookie: 10 lessons from learning to fly helicopters

Rotorcraft Rookie | Jun 05, 2014

Of the hundreds of things one learns during a helicopter add-on course, these are 10 of the most important themes.

Op-Ed: Helping General Aviation Take Off

Advocacy | May 28, 2014

The third class medical is an example of an old, well-intended rule that needs to be updated. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita explains how the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act aims to do just that.

Mooney a clear winner in AOPA Aircraft Personality Quiz

Article | May 27, 2014

The sleek, efficient, Mooney 201 was the runaway winner of the AOPA Aircraft Personality Quiz. The 14-question online quiz was completed more than 38,000 times, and the Mooney turned out to be the ideal airplane for about 10,000 respondents.

Debonair to debut new paint scheme at Indy

Article | May 21, 2014

AOPA's freshly painted Sweepstakes Debonair, a seven-eighths scale P-51 Mustang, Curtiss JN-4 Jenny replica, and other rare aircraft will be on display for pilots to ogle at the Indianapolis Regional Fly-In May 31. Plus, go for a flight in a B-17 Flying Fortress, Fairchild PT-26 Cornell, Consolidated Vultee BT-13 Valiant, Boeing PT-17 Stearman Kaydet, or Pitts S2C.

P&E Technology: Flying the helmet

Pilot Magazine | May 14, 2014

I had the opportunity to test drive the most expensive helmet of all time—the one designed for the next-generation fighter-bomber, the Lockheed F–35 Lightning II.

IMC Club launches Canadian chapter

Article | May 06, 2014

IMC Club, the organization that popularized “organized hangar flying” for instrument pilots through its network of local chapters, announced its first chapter in Canada.