Technology

Technology

Article

Racing to a safer cockpit

Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Video

FAA completes ADS-B network

The FAA announces completion of the ADS-B ground radio network, but AOPA says there's a lot more to do before there are significant benefits for general aviation pilots.

Apr 18, 2014

Video

Google drones

Google buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.

Apr 18, 2014
More Technology News

Aerodynamics

Article

Daher-Socata intros TBM 900

The newest TBM does 330 knots and goes 1,730 nautical miles--and it's in production now.

Mar 12, 2014 | comments

Article

Lift Reserve Indicator for FAA-certified aircraft

The FAA has approved the BendixKing KLR 10, meant to enhance safety by warning pilots of high angles of attack.

Mar 05, 2014 | comments

Article

Testing slow flight limits

A research effort under way in Europe aims to make airlines slower, at least on approach and landing.

Feb 21, 2014
More Aerodynamics News

Aircraft Design

Article

Racing to a safer cockpit

Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Article

Collier Trophy awarded for carrier-based unmanned system

The National Aeronautic Association has awarded the Collier Trophy for “the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.”

Apr 15, 2014

Article

XtremeAir ready for demos

A Florida flight school dove into airplane dealership when the opportunity to handle a new and aerobatic star came along last fall.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments
More Aircraft Design News

First Flight

Article

Flying Musicians to help celebrate Wilbur Wright's birthday

The Flying Musicians are throwing Wilbur Wright a birthday party on April 16, and everyone is invited.

Apr 04, 2014

Article

Goodyear unveils new airship

Goodyear has unveiled its newest airship—or blimp, if you’re not too technical about it.

Mar 20, 2014 | comments

Article

Gulfstream jet to test wing ‘morphing’

Wing “morphing” may be emerging as an alternative approach that would replace jointed control surfaces on aircraft with seamless, deformable surfaces.

Jan 16, 2014 | comments
More First Flight News

New Aircraft

Article

Racing to a safer cockpit

Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Article

Collier Trophy awarded for carrier-based unmanned system

The National Aeronautic Association has awarded the Collier Trophy for “the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.”

Apr 15, 2014

Article

XtremeAir ready for demos

A Florida flight school dove into airplane dealership when the opportunity to handle a new and aerobatic star came along last fall.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments
More New Aircraft News

R and D

Article

Racing to a safer cockpit

Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments

Article

Testing slow flight limits

A research effort under way in Europe aims to make airlines slower, at least on approach and landing.

Feb 21, 2014

Article

Driven by dreams

The 2013 Collier Trophy nominees include a diverse mix of pedal power, hypersonic speed, and voyaging to deep space.

Feb 10, 2014 | comments
More R and D News

Test Flight

Pilot Magazine

Proficient Pilot: 60 years a member

Dark clouds had been gathering when AOPA was founded in May 1939. World War II began only four months later when Germany invaded Poland.

Apr 04, 2014

Rotorcraft Rookie

Rotorcraft Rookie: The best study materials

Although there may be more books and reference materials in the fixed-wing world, most helicopter study materials are really well done.

Apr 01, 2014 | comments

Article

Cirrus jet flies for certification

The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet marked a major step toward first delivery with the first certification flight on March 24.

Mar 25, 2014 | comments
More Test Flight News