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Question of the Month

Article | Dec 20, 2015

Maintenance costs are generally the largest expense in a club’s budget other than the cost of acquiring an aircraft and purchasing fuel. So how do you estimate costs so your club can set its rates and fees appropriately to make sure you’ve got the funds to cover maintenance? The December Question of the Month explains how to calculate hourly costs for routine maintenance, as well as your engine reserve.

Automatic watchman

Article | Dec 18, 2015

Aircraft parked in the open face many risks, and a Maryland company has developed technology that acts like an electronic security guard.

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating control issues

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 18, 2015

Learn how to spot rigging and other control system issues while you fly.

AOPA, FAA host GA Engine Summit

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2015

AOPA and the FAA recently hosted a two-day GA Engine Summit to discuss ways for the industry and government to work more effectively together.

FAA issues SAIBs for Cessna, Piper wing spars

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2015

The owners of a number of Cessna and Piper models are being advised about possible wing spar problems under two recent special airworthiness information bulletins.

FAA announces drone registration rules

Advocacy | Dec 14, 2015

The owners of small recreational drones will have to register their aircraft before making their first outdoor flight under new rules announced Dec. 14.

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Windecker Eagle returns to the air

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Windecker Eagle N4198G, designed and flown in the 1960s then banished to the hangar 31 years ago, has returned to the skies following restoration.

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating aircraft handling

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 09, 2015

You may think of evaluating the handling qualities of an aircraft as entirely subjective, but there is more science behind it that you might imagine.

Tax-law changes spur Missouri’s aviation economy

Advocacy | Dec 08, 2015

Missouri’s aviation sector is seeing a surge in activity driven by two tax-law changes.