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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.

Citation M2 makes first flight

Article | Mar 12, 2012

The Cessna Citation M2 prototype made its maiden flight March 9, and Cessna parent Textron hopes the new jet - essentially a Citation CJ1+ with an updated interior and Garmin avionics - will log its first sales in 2013.

Showdown

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

Until the HondaJet, Cessna's new Citation M2, the Cirrus Vision SF50, the Diamond D-JET, or the new Eclipse 550 enter the light-jet arena, there will be just two serious competitors in the market for new light jets under $4 million: Cessna's Citation Mustang and Embraer's Phenom 100.

The NeXT Beechjet

Article | Oct 01, 2011

Photograph Courtesy Nextant Photography by Mike Fizer It’s no secret that there are plenty of good used jets on the market today. Some are just plain excellent values for the owner-pilot, but others are particularly well-suited for remanufacturing and remarketing as rejuvenated airplanes.

FAA adopts final pilot certification rule

Article | Sep 01, 2011

The FAA has enacted a pilot and flight school certification rule that permits concurrent applications for a private pilot certificate and instrument rating, and allows counting dual cross-country instructional flight time toward eligibility requirements for concurrent training. A proposal to eliminate the requirement for single-engine commercial pilot applicants to fly 10 hours in a complex aircraft and replace it with 10 hours of advanced instrument training was dropped from the final rule.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2010

You probably haven’t heard of the “Empty Quarter,” and that’s why paraglider pilot and freelance author and photographer George Steinmetz traveled there. The Empty Quarter is one of the most remote deserts on Earth and includes portions of Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Fear of flameout

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2010

Fuel exhaustion—long known as a leading cause of accidents in light propeller aircraft—also is a real danger in turbine-powered aircraft, even those operated by professional flight crews. It’s even happened to airline crews.