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Technology

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Avilution: Avionics from scratch

An individual with relatively basic knowledge of computers can build a computer, and that’s exactly what Avilution has in mind for the instrument panel.

Apr 23, 2015 | comments

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Yuneec drones makes Sun 'n Fun debut

Knowing pilots have reservations about sharing airspace with unmanned aircraft, drone manufacturer Yuneec came to Sun ‘n Fun to showcase its latest products and give attendees a chance to try them out.

Apr 22, 2015

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Electroair approved for most of the fleet

Electroair’s lineup of electronic ignition approvals for certified, fixed-wing aircraft engines is nearly complete, and the company is nearing certification for helicopters.

Apr 22, 2015
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Aerodynamics

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Mooney M10 mockup on display

The Mooney M10J mockup at Sun ‘n Fun may not be airworthy, but it offers visitors a first look at what’s to come.

Apr 22, 2015

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

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Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments
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Aircraft Design

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Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Mar 16, 2015 | comments

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Solar Impulse nears departure

Crews prepared Solar Impulse 2, the gossamer aircraft powered by the sun and designed to inspire, for a hoped-for March 7 departure from Abu Dhabi.

Mar 03, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments
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First Flight

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First flights

Ask pilots about their first flight, and you can expect they’ll remember it well no matter how long they’ve been flying.

Apr 20, 2015 | comments

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing

Several days after his sixty-second surgery for life-threatening wounds suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan, Sgt. Jesse Murphree became the 10,000th passenger flown by volunteer pilots of the Veteran’s Airlift Command.

Apr 03, 2015
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New Aircraft

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New Cub kit features airframe upgrades

CubCrafters located in Yakima, Washington, has introduced the $75,000 Carbon Cub EX-2 with aileron and flap changes to make rolls crisper and speeds slower.

Apr 21, 2015 | comments

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

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M600 tops Piper product line

Piper Aircraft upped its game in the single-engine turboprop market April 13 with the introduction of the M600, a higher-performing version of the Meridian.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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R and D

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NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Mar 23, 2015

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Route set for Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight

Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

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Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments
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Test Flight

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

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Fuel leaks prompt FAA fine

The FAA has proposed a $430,000 fine against Textron Aviation subsidiary Beechcraft after fuel leaks were found in 43 Barons delivered between January 2012 and November 2013.

Apr 13, 2015

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Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Doug May, named Textron Aviation's piston airplane chief April 3, said, “I consider myself one of those passionate aviation enthusiasts.” May spoke to AOPA about his plans for the future.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments
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