April 8, 2014
New categories such as kit airplanes and Light Sport aircraft have joined the old standards from the 1950s like the Cessna 172, but most new aircraft built today feature advanced technology including glass cockpits, satellite navigation, and electronic engine monitors.
Business jets flirt with the speed of sound and fixed-gear four-seaters fly at more than 200 knots, compared to the Cessna 172’s honest 110 knots.
New aircraft feature carbon fiber with tailwheel designs like the CubCrafters Carbon Cub using it for lighter weight and greater performance.
While small business jets lag in deliveries, turboprops promise to keep the market going as a recession ends.
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Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is pressing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer pilots and aircraft owners more flexibility when it comes to the use of hangars at airports that have received federal funding.
AOPA is asking the FAA to be more flexible when it comes to determining what constitutes acceptable use of airport hangars.
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