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AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

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EPS diesel advances

Engineered Propulsion Systems reports no major issues with its clean-sheet, refined, pre-production Graflight V-8 diesel engine after 100-hours of ground testing. The engine is expected to surpass the 360 horsepower it has already produced in testing.

Feb 03, 2016

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Dornier chooses Diamond

Dornier Seawings, the modern descendant of an aviation icon, has chosen one of general aviation’s more recognizable names, Diamond Aircraft, to build the Dornier Seastar.

Feb 03, 2016
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Aerodynamics

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Hartzell offers new props for King Air 350

You're going to see a lot more futuristic-looking, swept-blade propellers on King Airs next year now that Hartzell is testing them for the King Air 350.

Nov 23, 2015

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Cessna turboprop powered by GE's answer to PT6

GE Aviation has searched for a way to conquer the market now held by rival Pratt & Whitney Canada ever since buying Walter Engines in 2008. Cessna's new turboprop may be the answer.

Nov 17, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Persistent, fatal loss in spotlight

AOPA staff joined a daylong, NTSB-led discussion as the GA community came together to discuss how loss of control can be prevented.

Nov 05, 2015 | comments
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Aircraft Design

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Dornier chooses Diamond

Dornier Seawings, the modern descendant of an aviation icon, has chosen one of general aviation’s more recognizable names, Diamond Aircraft, to build the Dornier Seastar.

Feb 03, 2016

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Windecker Eagle to be basis of new airplane

Now that one of the original Windecker Eagles has been restored for a Chinese owner, the company announced the next phase—a complete redesign for manufacture worldwide.

Feb 01, 2016

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Carter pitches copter partners

Carter Aviation Technologies is seeking joint venture partners to build small-scale versions of the CarterCopter as it talks with manufacturers about producing large machines.

Jan 07, 2016
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First Flight

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: Never give up

An Air Force pilot on his first flight training dogfight against an F-16 struggled to keep up and pull off a shot. He managed to "tree" his opponent four times and later learned that he had a brief window when he could have taken a kill shot.

Jan 04, 2016 | comments

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Mooney M10T trainer makes first flight

Mooney International has made the first flight of the M10T proof-of-concept trainer aircraft. Certification is expected in the next few years.

Dec 23, 2015

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Did you know? Fun facts about the Wright brothers

Aviators celebrating the freedom of flight can thank two bicycle-building brothers from Ohio who launched their gasoline-powered, wood-and-fabric invention into a strong North Carolina wind on Dec. 17, 1903.

Dec 17, 2015 | comments
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New Aircraft

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Dornier chooses Diamond

Dornier Seawings, the modern descendant of an aviation icon, has chosen one of general aviation’s more recognizable names, Diamond Aircraft, to build the Dornier Seastar.

Feb 03, 2016

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Innovator makes maiden flight

A small team with a homegrown dream took to the skies over Cartersville, Georgia, having produced an aircraft as striking as it is unusual.

Jan 21, 2016 | comments

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Carter pitches copter partners

Carter Aviation Technologies is seeking joint venture partners to build small-scale versions of the CarterCopter as it talks with manufacturers about producing large machines.

Jan 07, 2016
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R and D

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EPS diesel advances

Engineered Propulsion Systems reports no major issues with its clean-sheet, refined, pre-production Graflight V-8 diesel engine after 100-hours of ground testing. The engine is expected to surpass the 360 horsepower it has already produced in testing.

Feb 03, 2016

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Racing to catch drones

Airbus made a bit of a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, displaying a system made to capture and control rogue drones.

Jan 13, 2016 | comments

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Carter pitches copter partners

Carter Aviation Technologies is seeking joint venture partners to build small-scale versions of the CarterCopter as it talks with manufacturers about producing large machines.

Jan 07, 2016
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Test Flight

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Epic E1000 takes flight

Epic Aircraft of Bend, Oregon, marked a milestone toward certification of its E1000 turboprop with a Dec. 19 flight.

Dec 28, 2015

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Perlan 2 glider begins test flights

The Airbus Perlan Mission II team recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Minden-Tahoe Airport in Nevada to open flight testing in preparation to fly the glider to an unprecedented 90,000 feet next summer.

Dec 16, 2015

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Windecker Eagle returns to the air

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

Dec 14, 2015
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