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Not your father's airplane

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Forget everything you know about operating an airplane. Forget about engine management, rough takeoffs and landings, inherent safety risks, and twin-engine operations—oh, and half of the performance charts. The swashbuckling image of the pilot barely surviving as he wrestles the airplane to the ground is gone.

SMA introduces beefy diesel

Article | Jul 30, 2013

Société de Motorisations Aéronautiques (SMA) introduced a 330- to 400-horsepower diesel-cycle engine at EAA AirVenture 2013 that is expected to be certified in 2015.

Propeller care: Overhauls

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 16, 2013

Many owners of fixed-pitch propellers are unaware that a TBO even exists for their props. But it does, and for good reason.

Electric aircraft poised to reach market

Article | Jun 27, 2013

A Chinese-made electric motor will power what GreenWing International hopes will be the first all-electric production kit to hit the market.

Buying an aircraft?

Article | Jun 20, 2013

Many pilots prefer to pay cash for an airplane. Sounds admirable, but economics suggest that it may be time to take a second look and consider whether financing an aircraft purchase is a better alternative for you.

Skycraft's $60,000 LSA enters market

Article | May 29, 2013

ASTM approval is expected in August for the single-seat $54,850 Skycraft Airplanes SD-1 Minisport light sport aircraft.

Mechanic takes responsibility for Honolulu emergency

Article | May 22, 2013

Cruising over Honolulu at 3,000 feet, the Robinson R-22's engine suddenly quit. Quick action by the pilot saved lives, and the mechanic took responsibility.

Colorado passes tax credit bill that helps MROs

Article | May 15, 2013

Aviation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul businesses in Colorado are now eligible for the state's existing $1,200-per-new-employee income tax credit for aircraft manufacturing firms.

Club Spotlight

Article | May 13, 2013

The Bowman Eagles was formed 10 years ago for one purpose--to have tailwheel aircraft available to fly.

Job growth seen from Colorado tax credit

Article | Apr 16, 2013

A Colorado bill that could boost job growth in the aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business has passed the House and is headed for action in the state Senate, where AOPA and other industry supporters are urging speedy passage. House Bill 13-1080 would expand an existing state income tax credit of $1,200 per new employee to MRO companies.