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Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Article | Feb 18, 2015

Quest Aircraft, manufacturer of the 10-seat Kodiak single-engine turboprop designed for backcountry aviation, has been acquired by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Feb 15, 2015

The Cessna 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly to and inexpensive to operate. It may not be fancy, but most pilots have a soft spot for this reliable little trainer. Pocono Mountains Flying Club President Paul Houle shares how his club is creating new pilots with the venerable Cessna 150.

Drop in chopper shipments a concern, analyst says

Article | Feb 11, 2015

Analyst Brian Foley says a drop in shipments for helicopters as shown in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association report represents a concern for the future.

Training Tip: Leaning toward a decision

Article | Feb 09, 2015

The student is about to demonstrate a power-off stall entry when the instructor asks, "Should we adjust the mixture first?"

The king of speed

Pilot Magazine | Feb 06, 2015

Cessna’s original Citation X was introduced in 1990, and the first production aircraft was delivered to golfing legend Arnold Palmer.

Warbird flyover of D.C. planned for May 8

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Warbird organizations including the Commemorative Air Force will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of VE Day with a Washington, D.C., flyover.

Fresh Skyhawks for CAP

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Search and rescue remains a core function of the Civil Air Patrol, although the 21 new Cessna 172s recently purchased have a different mission.

Field of seven vies for Collier Trophy

Article | Feb 04, 2015

Seven aviation and aerospace endeavors are in the running for the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association.

P&E Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

By even the most optimistic estimates, it will take at least two more decades before Jet A becomes a dominant fuel in the U.S. piston aircraft fleet.

Test pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

What well-known U.S. manufacturer of general aviation aircraft was founded by three brothers?

Latitude rolls out

Article | Jan 30, 2015

Cessna Aircraft staff gathered around the first production Citation Latitude to celebrate another step toward certification of an aircraft important to the firm’s future.

Sporty’s offers refurbished 172s

Article | Jan 28, 2015

Sporty’s has struck a chord with flight schools and others looking for an affordable, like-new aircraft.

New Meridian: Piper updates pressurized turbine single

Article | Jan 27, 2015

Piper’s latest edition of the Meridian pressurized turboprop features updated avionics and six seats in club configuration for $2.26 million.

Aviation caucus formed in California’s legislature

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2015

An aviation caucus has been created in California’s state Senate and Assembly, joining other states and the U.S. Congress.

Crash at Sebring show kills two

Article | Jan 20, 2015

An amphibious ultralight crashed near the runway at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 16, killing the two men aboard.

Training Tip: Flaps-extended operations

Article | Jan 20, 2015

Some aircraft have only one maximum flaps-extended airspeed. Others may have several.

Answers for Pilots: Do it yourself

Article | Jan 16, 2015

The FAA allows aircraft owners to perform many preventive maintenance tasks provided they do not involve complex assembly operations.

Learjet 85 program stalls

Article | Jan 16, 2015

Bombardier Inc. shares tumbled following an announcement that the company would ‘pause’ the Learjet 85 program, lay off 1,000 workers, and write off $1.4 billion.

Fuel starts to tumble

Article | Jan 14, 2015

Analysts say the price of avgas may be cut by nearly half in the coming months; the decline has already begun.

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

The “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 was built on an overly optimistic forecast.

Training Tip: Speed reader

Article | Jan 05, 2015

Quick, what’s the Vso for your trainer? What’s 30 percent of that airspeed?