Aviation Industry

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High altitude, thin margins

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

Aug 27, 2015

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Cirrus jet takes ‘significant’ step toward certification

Cirrus Aircraft's Vision SF50 jet has achieved a "significant milestone" toward certification with FAA issuance of type inspection authorization for the aircraft.

Aug 26, 2015

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'Little guy at the fence'

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Aug 26, 2015 | comments
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Aircraft Manufacturer

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Cirrus jet takes ‘significant’ step toward certification

Cirrus Aircraft's Vision SF50 jet has achieved a "significant milestone" toward certification with FAA issuance of type inspection authorization for the aircraft.

Aug 26, 2015

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Just Aircraft explains accident

ust Aircraft issued a statement Aug. 8 attributing co-founder Troy Woodland’s Aug. 2 crash landing to engine failure caused by water in the fuel.

Aug 13, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: News

Electrifying battle above the English Channel

Aug 06, 2015
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Avionics Manufacturer

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ADS-B collaborations mean more options for pilots

Collaborations between manufacturers in the ADS-B space were among the product news highlights during EAA AirVenture 2015. Do they portend a trend?

Aug 03, 2015

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New BendixKing attitude indicators for old King Airs

Owners of older Beech King Airs can now ditch their old, air-driven, mechanical attitude indicators and replace them.

Jul 20, 2015

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Garmin offers ADS-B component for noncertified market

Garmin is offering the GPS 20A, an ADS-B Out compliant WAAS GPS position source for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft.

Jul 16, 2015
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Flying Club

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AOPA Foundation awards grants for training scholarships

The AOPA Foundation has selected two nonprofits to receive the first $5,000 grants from a new program supporting organizations that offer scholarships to their members.

Aug 20, 2015

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News From Headquarters

Last month, many flying club members made the journey to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for EAA’s AirVenture. AOPA’s Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda was one of those pilots who flew up the Chicago coastline to rock his wings over Fisk en route to a week of camping under the wing of his Cessna 182 in the North 40. Amidst all the aerial demonstrations, new technology and cool gadgets vendors had for sale, it was the little things that made this year memorable – the weather, the sites and sounds, and most of all the flying club members that participated in AOPA’s events.

Aug 16, 2015

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Aircraft Spotlight

if your club is looking to diversify its fleet and offer something a little different, the Citabria could fit the bill. It’s a design that harkens back to the earlier, simple days of aviation, yet it has modern touches. It’s a reliable taildragger for those that want a tailwheel endorsement, it’s economical to operate, and the tandem seating and stick provide pilots quite a different experience from flying a Cessna or Piper. East Hill Flying Club President David St. George shares his club’s experience with the Citabria.

Aug 16, 2015
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Big jets fall behind in sales

The generally accepted wisdom that big jets are selling best while small jets wither is no longer true. Now the big jet sales are fading but smaller ones continue sales growth.

Aug 24, 2015

Advocacy

Land-use change would encroach on Maryland airport

AOPA is urging officials in Frederick, Maryland, to oppose a real estate developer's bid to rezone farmland near the city's airport.

Aug 20, 2015

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AOPA Foundation awards grants for training scholarships

The AOPA Foundation has selected two nonprofits to receive the first $5,000 grants from a new program supporting organizations that offer scholarships to their members.

Aug 20, 2015
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