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Retrofit AOAs available for MU-2s

Owners of the Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop twin can now retrofit their airplanes with an angle of attack (AOA) system.

Apr 25, 2016

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Solar Impulse in California

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Apr 25, 2016 | comments

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Solar Impulse 2 launches

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard strapped into the cockpit in the predawn darkness April 21, preparing for a long-awaited launch.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments
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Aerodynamics

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Fly like a fighter: 'He'll fly right by'

The practices fighter pilots employ in dogfights can help keep you safe in the traffic pattern. Retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Larry Brown explains.

Apr 05, 2016 | comments

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Racers hone their Edges

The two American teams in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship open the new season with fresh aircraft modifications and fresh determination to win.

Mar 10, 2016 | comments

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NASA targets return to supersonic passenger flights

NASA announced a new project that could bring the return of supersonic passenger air travel “one step closer to reality.”

Mar 01, 2016 | comments
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Aircraft Design

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Solar Impulse in California

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Apr 25, 2016 | comments

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Sonex shows new B models for first time

Sonex Aircraft is showing the Sonex B and Waiex B kitplanes for the first time at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Apr 02, 2016

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FAA: Flight testing not required for Cirrus jet's parachute system

The FAA plans to evaluate the Cirrus Vision SF50 jet's ballistic parachute recovery system without requiring costly and potentially dangerous in-flight testing.

Mar 28, 2016 | comments
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First Flight

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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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Sonex shows new B models for first time

Sonex Aircraft is showing the Sonex B and Waiex B kitplanes for the first time at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Apr 02, 2016

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Sun Flyer prototype delivered

Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. has taken delivery of its Sun Flyer, a proof-of-concept, two-seat, solar-electric-powered trainer.

Mar 04, 2016

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Finmeccanica introduces light turbine single

Finmeccanica's AW009 will be the newest turbine light single, competing directly with Airbus and Bell for the introductory market.

Mar 03, 2016
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R and D

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Solar Impulse in California

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Apr 25, 2016 | comments

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Siemens electrifies power discussion at AERO

The all-electric Magnus eFusion two-seat airplane made its first flight on April 11 in Hungary and was first seen at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany on April 20.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments

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Drone risk in sharper focus

A reported collision between a drone and a British Airways Airbus A320 over London prompted a flurry of media coverage and fresh concern.

Apr 20, 2016 | comments
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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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