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Pipistrel introduces electric trainer

Article | Aug 27, 2014

Pipistrel, the Slovenian manufacturer of several eco-friendly, electrically powered airplanes, has announced its new two-seat trainer, the WATTsUP.

Cessna CJ3+: a plus for the CJ3

Pilot Magazine | Aug 06, 2014

This upgraded CJ3 will be equipped with Garmin’s most advanced flight deck, the G3000 touch-screen avionics suite. Now, pilots fluent in Garmin will no doubt give the CJ3+ a closer look.

New website lets users experience airshow flights in HD

Article | Jul 24, 2014

Aviation enthusiasts can experience the AeroShell Aerobatic Team up close via a new website.

AOPA moves to a new, central location for AirVenture 2014

Article | Jul 23, 2014

AOPA has a new, expanded location at EAA AirVenture this year, across from the historic brown arch that serves as the gateway to the airshow and fly-by action at Wittman Regional Airport.

AOPA MOVES TO A NEW, CENTRAL LOCATION FOR AIRVENTURE 2014

News release | Jul 22, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has a new, expanded location at AirVenture this year, across from the historic brown arch that serves as the gateway to the airshow and fly-by action at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH).

Airbus to certify electric twin

Article | Jul 17, 2014

Airbus Group plans to certify production versions of its E-Fan electric twin and has a goal of late 2017 entry into service for the two-seater, the company said in a video from Farnborough International Airshow July 14.

Textron on a (special) mission

Article | Jul 16, 2014

Textron Aviation, parent of both Cessna and Beechcraft, is pushing the intelligence and surveillance capabilities of its GA product line at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Greg Koontz wins airshow performer award

Article | Jul 11, 2014

Greg Koontz, who performs amazing aerobatics in a Super Decathlon available to the average pilot, is the 2014 Bill Barber airshow performer of the year.

AIR SHOW STAR MICHAEL GOULIAN TO SERVE AS AOPA AMBASSADOR

News release | Jul 10, 2014

Legendary air show and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the Association announced Thursday.

Airshow star Michael Goulian to serve as AOPA Ambassador

Article | Jul 10, 2014

Legendary airshow and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the association announced July 10.

Unusual attitudes

Article | Jun 11, 2014

Plymouth Municipal Airport in Plymouth, Mass., home of the AOPA Fly-In July 12, has a long history of unusual attitudes.

Briefing: Record-setter

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

Airshow performer Spencer Suderman appears to have set a new world record with an 81-turn, three-minute-plus inverted flat spin in a Pitts S–2B that took him from 23,000 feet to less than 2,000 feet over the California desert.

Aviation shines at Endeavor Awards

Article | May 05, 2014

A star-studded evening at the California Science Center in Los Angeles honored those who volunteer their time and aircraft to helping others.

Wagstaff to headline Teachers' Day at 2014 AirVenture

Article | Apr 21, 2014

Three-time national aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff will speak July 29 at Build a Plane's 2014 Teachers' Day event during AirVenture.

Reviving Aurora: Friends of wing walker to restore Stearman

Article | Apr 16, 2014

Friends of wing walker Jane Wicker want to restore her 450-horsepower Stearman biplane, destroyed in a June 2013 accident that killed Wicker and her pilot.

AOPA Fly-ins: Indianapolis

Pilot Magazine | Apr 10, 2014

The airport’s FBO, Indy Jet; Indianapolis-area EAA chapters; and the Indianapolis Aviation Authority are working with AOPA to make the May 31 fly-in an event to remember.

Wagstaff teams for teaching

Article | Mar 27, 2014

Airshow legend Patty Wagstaff has partnered with Southeast Aero, U.S. distributor of Extra Aircraft, to offer aerobatic training in St. Augustine, Fla.

World record attempt for inverted flat spins

Article | Mar 17, 2014

California airshow performer Spencer Suderman attempts to set a new world record for flat spins.

Airshow pilot, wing walker seek to inspire women

Article | Mar 04, 2014

Woman to woman, what’s it take to break into the aviation industry, either for a career or a hobby? Have a dream. Get an education. Be disciplined and persevere. It’s never too late.

History on parade

Pilot Magazine | Jan 23, 2014

For 50 years, members of the Commemorative Air Force have gathered each fall to present an airshow featuring the organization’s vintage military aircraft.

'Inside Air Shows' features Goulian team

Article | Jan 14, 2014

Check out Episode 2 of LiveAirShowTV’s new series "Inside Airshows" as it takes a special look inside Goulian Aerosports.

Technique: What to do if you’re upside down

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Airshow star and aerobatic instructor Greg Koontz will gladly give you his one-flight upset training course if you insist, but he knows you probably won’t remember it a year later.

Can airshows come back?

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

Airshows in the United States have endured many setbacks in their long history, but no single season has brought as much adversity as 2013.

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds return

Article | Oct 24, 2013

Military demonstration teams will return to the airshow circuit in 2014, budget uncertainty notwithstanding.

Rockwell Collins offers 3-D display

Article | Oct 22, 2013

Rockwell Collins now offers its first 3D moving map called Airshow 500 for private jets.

Warbirds, weather headline 50th CAF Airsho

Article | Oct 16, 2013

Vintage aircraft and the weather steal the show at the Commemorative Air Force's 50th Airsho.

IAOPA STATEMENT CORRECTS REPORTS THAT CHINA AFFILIATE SPONSORED AIRSHOW LINKED TO U.S. PILOT'S DEATH

News release | Sep 20, 2013

IAOPA STATEMENT CORRECTS REPORTS THAT AOPA-CHINA AFFILIATE SPONSORED AIRSHOW LINKED TO U.S. PILOT’S DEATH

New education tracks debut at AOPA Summit

Article | Sep 05, 2013

Five education tracks will be featured at the 2013 AOPA Aviation Summit.

Building a better chart

Article | Jul 15, 2013

Starting July 1, the FAA stopped selling sectional chart subscriptions, requiring any pilot who wants to ensure uninterrupted access to current charts to search elsewhere. Duracharts thinks it has the answer with its beefed-up charts that are now available by subscription.

Catalina airshow returns backed by Scheyden

Article | Jul 12, 2013

After thrilling audiences with a water-powered jet pack, DC-3, Grumman Albatross, and more in 2012, the Catalina Air Show and Festival appeared to be a one-time event--until Scheyden Precision Eyewear stepped in to sponsor the show for its second year.

Play time! Five aviation game apps

Article | Jul 01, 2013

This July Fourth weekend, take time for fun with these five aviation game apps.

Wing walker, airshow pilot killed during Ohio performance

Article | Jun 22, 2013

Wing walker Jane Wicker and airshow pilot Charlie Schwenker were killed June 22 during their performance at the Vectren Dayton Airshow near Dayton, Ohio.

Stewart wins 2013 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

Article | Jun 04, 2013

Skip Stewart has been named the 2013 recipient of World Airshow News’ Bill Barber Award for Showmanship.

Plane Spotter: Extra high performance

Article | May 28, 2013

Spring brings a blooming of aviation as entertainment. Whether a plane spotter goes to the airshow, or the airshow comes to the plane spotter, performances provide a fine opportunity to add a new aircraft genre to your spotting catalog.

The show must go on

Article | Apr 25, 2013

Even though some large airshows have canceled their events for the year because of sequestration budget cuts, many smaller events are taking place around the country.

Sun ’n Fun airshow wows crowds

Article | Apr 11, 2013

Pilots nationwide and spectators from the Lakeland, Fla., area flocked to the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in anticipation of the daily airshows and other happenings at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. The daily airshows are shorter this year to accommodate more fly-in traffic and make up for the cancellation of the U.S.

Detroit Tuskegee Airmen Glider Club on a mission

Article | Mar 12, 2013

The Detroit Tuskegee Airmen Glider Club, which operates under the auspices of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum, flies its three Schweizer SGM 2-37 motorgliders donated by the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Diamond Aircraft lays off most of staff

Article | Feb 26, 2013

Diamond Aircraft on Feb. 25 announced that it had laid off most of its staff, saying it needs several weeks to restructure. Work on the company's costly prize project, the D-Jet, has been suspended.

LoPresti Aviation shifts focus, Fury on hold

Article | Feb 06, 2013

The LoPresti Fury will not return to the airshow circuit in 2013, following a shift in focus by the company toward lighting products and speed mods.

Time in type

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

As six gloved hands pull six mixture controls to idle cutoff, the rumble of six idling Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp engines gives way to a metallic tink, tink, tink as the Hamilton Standard constant-speed propellers spin to a stop. Seven pilots (two in the lead airplane) simultaneously open their canopies, take off their helmets, dismount, and position the propellers so their blades are horizontal.

Remembering aviation great Fred Cabanas

Article | Jan 16, 2013

A mischievous smile, boundless enthusiasm, and a “type-A-plus character” made Fred Cabanas the kind of person those who met him never forget. Cabanas died Jan. 15 in Cozumel, Mexico, when the aircraft he was flying while giving a ride to a TV personality crashed. The passenger also was killed in the accident.

Dracula prepares for Franklin's Flying Circus debut

Article | Jan 03, 2013

After nine long years of work, Kyle Franklin of Franklin’s Flying Circus is unveiling a new aircraft in the fleet, a Demon-1 Biplane named Dracula, just in time for the 2013 airshow season. Franklin finished building Dracula and started the engine on Nov. 16.

Will fly for food

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

For the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

China reveals plans for long-range bizjet

Article | Nov 20, 2012

China has been striving for years to produce home-grown aircraft, but the results have not yet wowed the world market. In the view of one analyst, the latest announcement from Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) shows no signs of departing that pattern.

Falcon announces new 2000LXS

Article | Oct 29, 2012

Building on the success of its 4,000-nautical-mile model 2000LX, Dassault Falcon debuted a lighter variant--the 2000LXS--that promises the same range, but no payload compromises.

Catalina's first airshow flies into history

Article | Oct 15, 2012

Water-powered jetpack pilot Dean O'Malley recently re-created of Glenn L. Martin's flight from Newport Beach to Catalina Island, Calif., as part of the first airshow on the island.

'Soaking it all up': Emma Quedzuweit

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Fall semester classes have been intense for Emma Quedzuweit, a college sophomore and nursing student from Weimar, Calif. But the course load is in keen competition with another project that is moving along for Quedzuweit at a great rate: earning a private pilot certificate.