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Club Spotlight: Flying a 182 For the Cost of a 172

Article | Apr 01, 2013

The Paramus Flying Club keeps costs down by flying a Cessna 182 retrofitted with a SMA diesel engine.

Flying club's Cessna 182 makes biofuel flight

Article | Mar 07, 2013

Kill Devil Hills, N.C., was the site of another aviation milestone March 2 when a Cessna 182 retrofitted with a SMA diesel engine landed at First Flight Airport (KFFA). Pilots say it is the first flight powered by cooking-oil-based SkyNRG biofuel in a piston engine, and the first biofuel flight for an SMA diesel-cycle engine.

Jet in a Box

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2012

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a not-for-profit individual membership association, effectively serves the interests and needs of its members as aircraft owners and pilots, and establishes, maintains, and articulates positions of leadership to promote the economy, safety, and popularity of flight in aircraft.

Phenom 100 Four Years On

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2012

Embraer's entry level jet gets its report card.

Mentor Matters: Go low, watch flow

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2012

Fast as you can isn't always the best idea

Prop control now available for Cirrus models

Article | Jul 18, 2012

When the first Cirrus was introduced, the lack of a propeller control was seen as an evolutionary step on the way to full authority digital engine control (FADEC). But now Tamarack Aerospace Group thinks there's a market for a step back to classic control configuration.

Hawker Beechcraft announces first flight of 400 XPR

Article | May 08, 2012

Four days after petitioning for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Hawker Beechcraft announced the maiden flight of the 400XPR, an upgrade of the Hawker 400 and Beechjet 400A. Certification of the quieter, more efficient business jet is expected in September.