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Factory trike awaits FAA approval

Article | Dec 16, 2013

Flight testing of a factory version of the Quicksilver Sport 2S, the first of two models with factory-built versions planned, is complete.

FAA issues final rule on air carrier pilot training

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule that stresses basic pilot skills and better tracking of remedial training for crewmembers to avoid "events that, although rare, are often catastrophic," such as the February 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y.

SAM LS: Flying the mini T-28

Article | Oct 17, 2013

Reminiscent of a Yak 52, or North American T-28 Trojan and T-6, the SAM LS light sport aircraft is the warbird of the LSA market.

Never Again: One of those nights

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

It was Christmas Eve 1971 and my wife, Christiane, and I were starting out on a 1,000-mile trip from Austin, Texas, to visit my family for the holidays.

Another LSA claims spin-resistance

Article | Aug 29, 2013

Canadian light sport aircraft maker claims spin resistance, but questions remain.

One-on-one type training

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

The vast majority of my training in turbine airplanes has been simulator-based, and conducted at facilities run by CAE/Simuflite, FlightSafety International, CAE, and Simcom. The training was excellent, with a daily mix of formal classroom sessions and time spent in the simulators.

Be SAFE, get accident forgiveness at EAA AirVenture

Article | Jul 15, 2013

Pilots and Starr Aviation policyholders who are planning to attend EAA AirVenture in late July can now get accident forgiveness while going through training with some of the best in the business.

Training Tips: Designs with a twist

Article | Jun 25, 2013

Angle of attack is a key concept for student pilots. Another angle, this one built into the aircraft design, influences controllability.