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Drone show is all business

Article | Apr 28, 2016

It is far from the largest convention that the drone boom has spawned, but a four-year-old conference in California is tightly focused on business.

Question of the Month

Article | Apr 26, 2016

With the insurance premium often being the largest single expense item in a club's annual budget, it's worth taking some time to understand how premiums are calculated. A good broker will do more than simply seek insurance quotes, help you assemble information, and bind coverage.

Club Spotlight

Article | Apr 26, 2016

The Trojan Phlyers is like no other flying club in the world. It's not actually a club: It's a subchapter S corporation with eight partners that own two North American T-28Bs.

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Apr 26, 2016

the Cessna 150 is an attractive aircraft to either start a flying club or add to your fleet. The 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly, and inexpensive to operate.

News from HQ

Article | Apr 25, 2016

Flying clubs take center stage at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla.

Entries sought for Combs Gates award

Article | Apr 25, 2016

The National Aviation Hall of Fame has issued a call for entries for its fourteenth Combs Gates Award, a $20,000 cash prize bestowed annually on an individual or group project that promotes and preserves the nation’s air and space heritage.

Massachusetts flight school, FBO closes

Article | Apr 21, 2016

After operating Mansfield Municipal Airport for 25 years and providing flight training, King Aviation-Mansfield in Massachusetts closed its doors as of April 1.

Textron adds service programs

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Textron Aviation Inc., owner of the Cessna, Beechcraft, and Hawker brands, has launched new service and support programs for aircraft already in service.

Siemens electrifies power discussion at AERO

Article | Apr 21, 2016

The all-electric Magnus eFusion two-seat airplane made its first flight on April 11 in Hungary and was first seen at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany on April 20.

Piper M600 enters FAA flight testing

Article | Apr 20, 2016

Eight FAA flight test pilots began evaluating the Piper M600 this week, paving the way for certification of the new single-engine turboprop by early in the third quarter of 2016, according to Piper CEO Simon Caldecott.

Europe gets its first HondaJet

Article | Apr 20, 2016

Honda Aircraft delivered its first European HondaJet April 20, the next step in the production ramp that will lead to approximately 40 deliveries in the next 12 months, according to President and CEO Michimasa Fujino.

Summer camps showcase aviation

Article | Apr 19, 2016

Parents with science, technology, engineering, and math-minded children have a variety of options for STEM-based summer camps that appeal to budding aviators.

Nominate a teacher for Crossfield Aerospace Education award

Article | Apr 18, 2016

The National Aviation Hall of Fame seeks outstanding aerospace educators for the thirtieth annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award.

Volunteer pilots sought for Ecuador relief effort

Advocacy | Apr 18, 2016

In the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador April 16, the nonprofit organization Aerobridge, which helps coordinate disaster relief flights, is seeking volunteer pilots and their airplanes in the country who can provide aerial support.

Factory Zenith STOL announced

Article | Apr 12, 2016

An Alabama builder of light sport aircraft has struck a deal with Zenair to produce factory-built Zenith STOL CH 750s, priced at $99,990.

Air assault helped quell Kansas, Oklahoma fires

Article | Apr 12, 2016

When wildfires broke out in Kansas and Oklahoma after a warm, dry winter, aviation helped quell hundreds of square miles of flaming brush.

San Antonio salutes its aviation history

Advocacy | Apr 06, 2016

The inaugural dinner of the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame took place March 31, with a sell-out gathering in attendance.

EAA, Dynon announce STC for Cessna, Piper aircraft

Article | Apr 06, 2016

The Experimental Aircraft Association and Dynon Avionics announced April 6 that they have obtained FAA approval of a supplemental type certificate that will enable owners of certain Cessna and Piper models to install Dynon's EFIS-D10A as an attitude indicator replacement.

Piper scores big with UND training contract

Article | Apr 06, 2016

The University of North Dakota selected Piper as its next training airplane, an order worth more than 100 Archers and Seminoles.

AOPA to award Reimagined Cessna 150 to a startup flying club

Article | Apr 06, 2016

AOPA will give away a Reimagined Cessna 150 to a flying club that is just starting out on its mission of making flying fun and affordable for its members.

Missing Wright brothers' patent file found

Article | Apr 06, 2016

The Wright brothers' misplaced patent file for a "flying machine" has been found and will be displayed at the National Archives Museum.

RDD offers Lancair IV-P conversion

Article | Apr 05, 2016

With all the extras owners wanted on their Lancair IV-P aircraft, stall speeds went up with the extra weight. RDD offers a conversion to solve that.

Hartzell acquires Sky-Tec starters, solenoids

Article | Apr 05, 2016

Hartzell Engine Technologies has acquired the Sky-Tec brand of starters and solenoids. Production will be moved to Hartzell next year while Sky-Tec remains in Texas developing new products.

‘Every pilot’s dream’

Article | Apr 05, 2016

Sonex Aircraft JSX-2 jets were deployed to Sun 'n Fun to wow the airshow crowd, and potential homebuilders.

First officer shares tips on how to advance to the airlines

Article | Apr 04, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate and Horizon Air first officer Anna Chrzanowski offers tips for aviators who want to become airline pilots.