Article | 2014, 09 30
Chicago airports were back to near-normal traffic volume three days after a fire allegedly set by a despondent Chicago Center contractor.
Article | 2014, 09 29
The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.
Article | 2014, 09 25
The complexity of engineering and testing a navigator designed to anchor an instrument panel helps explain why Avidyne’s IFD 540 has only just arrived.
Just over a year after launch, OpenAirplane has 71 aircraft rental locations and counting, with a new location joining each week.
Article | 2014, 09 24
Aspen Avionics announced certification of a VFR primary flight display and a certified synthetic vision trial available at the other end of the Evolution line.
Article | 2014, 09 18
The U.S. government has announced plans to boost the ranks of armed Cessna Grand Caravans fighting terrorists in the troubled Middle East.
Article | 2014, 09 17
A satellite-based transceiver has shown promise to enable worldwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast coverage.
Garmin has announced a service contract that extends warranty coverage for G1000 avionics. Pricing depends on aircraft and installed features.
Article | 2014, 09 11
George Perry recognized the signs quickly: Hypoxia is something he spent 20 years training for as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and instructor.
Cessna’s update of the popular Citation CJ3 earned FAA certification less than six months after the company announced the new model.
Article | 2014, 09 10
Racing pilot Lee Behel, who co-founded the Sport Class at the National Championship Air Races, was killed Sept. 8 during a qualifying run.
Article | 2014, 09 08
A single point now separates the top three pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, with two races left – including Las Vegas.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 08
“It is a heritage that we have to conserve for the whole of humanity,” said Robert Muasya, acting deputy director of security for the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Article | 2014, 09 03
Dassault Aviation’s U.S. subsidiary has broken ground on a $60 million expansion of its completion center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Citing two accidents likely involving methane-induced power loss, the NTSB is urging regulators to protect offshore helicopter operators.
Attacking wildfires fires from the air requires a special kind of training, and a California company is teaching these techniques with detailed, simulated scenarios.
The Aircraft Electronics Association reports worldwide avionics sales for the first six months of 2014 increased 6.8 percent over the same period in 2013.
Article | 2014, 09 02
Ronald Hutchinson was last heard from over Pennsylvania at about 13,000 feet, and may have succumbed to hypoxia.
Article | 2014, 08 28
Television personality Robin Roberts swung the champagne and took a ceremonial maiden voyage Aug. 23, christening the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. airship Wingfoot One.
Thierry Zibi announced Aug. 27 that SAM Aircraft, the company he founded to build a distinctive light sport aircraft, is for sale.
Advocacy | 2014, 08 27
A proposal to build hundreds of homes next to Stafford Regional Airport in Virginia is ill-advised, AOPA has told local officials.
California administrative law officials have scuttled proposed regulations that would have established state-imposed minimum altitudes for wilderness overflight.
Article | 2014, 08 25
HondaJet designer (and Honda Aircraft Co. CEO) Michimasa Fujino is being honored by fellow engineers for his innovation.
Advocacy | 2014, 08 25
Citing one known fatal accident, the FAA has proposed stricter inspection requirements for Meggitt (Troy) combustion heaters.
Article | 2014, 08 20
Veteran airshow performer Billy Werth teaches students to consider roads in case of emergency. On Aug. 10, he took his own advice.
AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot who enjoys competition aerobatics.
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