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Secrets of night storms probed

Article | 2015, 07 01

A King Air, Lockheed P-3 Orion, and NASA’s DC-8 are among an armada of vehicles probing night storms in the Great Plains.

FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

Article | 2015, 07 01

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Apple squashes GPS bug

Article | 2015, 06 30

Thirteen weeks after Apple’s iOS 8.3 update cut the connection between many Bluetooth GPS accessories and navigation apps, version 8.4 brought relief June 30.

Eclipse 500 factory refresh

Article | 2015, 06 30

ONE Aviation, formed by the merger of Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft announced in April, is offering a "factory renewed" Eclipse 500 for $2.2 million.

Draken upgrades L-39 team

Article | 2015, 06 30

Draken International is fitting its Black Diamond Jet Team with an upgrade package including a new engine for the L-39 Albatros.

Fight for Santa Monica shifts

Advocacy | 2015, 06 26

AOPA is calling on members to act as the battle over Santa Monica Airport shifts to Congress.

Cheap chills

Article | 2015, 06 25

Pilots have options (besides suffering and sweating) when the summer sun drives cockpit temperatures north of comfortable. Air conditioning can cost less than you might think.

Drones edge into NAS: 'Sense and avoid' tech tested

Article | 2015, 06 24

NASA continues to test technology giving large drones capability to detect and avoid other aircraft, and invites pilots to join a meeting of minds.

Storms cut large swath

Slideshow | 2015, 06 24

Powerful storms struck the High Plains and Midwest June 22, destroying homes and other buildings including a hangar at an Iowa airport.

Renowned composer dies in crash

Article | 2015, 06 23

Hollywood and the aviation community mourned the death of James Horner, who was killed June 22 in a California airplane crash.

Avidyne completes stack

Article | 2015, 06 22

Avidyne Corp. announced June 18 the long-awaited certification of the IFD440 and a free software update that fixes a bug in IFD540.

Befriending neighbors

Advocacy | 2015, 06 17

After noise complaints raised tension in recent years, a Cape Cod airport has bonded with the community through airplanes, classic cars, fire engines, and ice cream.

Bay State eyes aircraft tax

Advocacy | 2015, 06 17

General aviation advocates have banded together against a proposed return of aircraft taxes, the removal of which in 2002 sparked a Massachusetts aviation boom.

Pure joy

Article | 2015, 06 17

Raphaël Langumier suspected his 4-year-old daughter Léa would enjoy aerobatics, though her reaction–captured on a video that instantly went viral–exceeded his expectations.

Inspiration nation

Article | 2015, 06 16

The airplane remains a potent tool for sparking inspiration, and AOPA is offering new support to the growing movement to bring aeronautics into high school classrooms.

Climbing higher

Article | 2015, 06 11

A quarter century after Micro AeroDynamics Inc. introduced its vortex generators for general aviation, the list of aircraft kits—and benefits—still grows.

Nebraska trims tax

Advocacy | 2015, 06 10

Nebraska lawmakers have approved a $10,000 tangible personal property tax exemption for business aircraft.

EPS building and hiring

Article | 2015, 06 09

Engineered Propulsion Systems is moving forward toward the goal of bringing the first clean-sheet diesel aviation engine to market.

Citation Latitude certified

Article | 2015, 06 08

Cessna Aircraft Co. has a new Citation ready for delivery. The company announced FAA certification of the Latitude June 5.

Redbird supports rescuers

Article | 2015, 06 08

Redbird Skyport at San Marcos Municipal Airport in Texas supported rescue efforts during the recent devastating floods in many ways.

D-Day lead aircraft found

Article | 2015, 06 05

A Wisconsin company preparing to hang turboprops on a vintage C-47 stopped when a researcher discovered it had played a uniquely significant role in history.

No-fly map for drones

Article | 2015, 06 03

With consumer-grade unmanned aircraft selling like hotcakes, a California firm released a free online tool to help operators steer clear of trouble.

Pacific crossing foiled

Article | 2015, 06 01

Solar Impulse 2 was forced to land in Japan after a cold front made the Pacific Ocean crossing to Hawaii too dangerous to attempt.

Tight finish in Rovinj

Article | 2015, 06 01

Austrian Hannes Arch won by the narrowest margin, and American Michael Goulian made the final round in the Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj, Croatia.

Oregon advances private airfield protection

Article | 2015, 05 28

Oregon lawmakers have moved a bill out of committee that would protect private airfield owners from liability.