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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Light Sport Aircraft,
A satellite-based transceiver has shown promise to enable worldwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast coverage.
The Santa Paula, California, airport evokes an old-time airfield, complete with antique airplanes dating back almost a century. Consider visiting the field when you attend the AOPA Fly-In at Chino, California, on Sept. 20.
Twin-engine airplanes have an important place in flying clubs.
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