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Technology

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Lightspeed announces summer headset deals

Pilots, listen up: Lightspeed Aviation is offering discounts of up to $100 on a trio of noise reducing, Bluetooth-capable headsets in its summer headset sale.

Jun 30, 2015

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Pilots, business leaders gather in Wyoming

Some 150 members of the Aviation Network of the Young Presidents’ Organization met for the second year in a row at Wyoming’s scenic Alpine Airport for three days of seminars, networking, recreation, and, of course, flying.

Jun 29, 2015

Advocacy

FAA plans to discontinue printed WACs

An FAA notice of policy to discontinue World Aeronautical Charts without a public comment period concerns AOPA because charting changes could affect flight safety.

Jun 25, 2015 | comments
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Aerodynamics

Advocacy

AOPA partners with FAA on Fly Safe campaign

AOPA is working with the FAA to address loss of control accidents as part of the Fly Safe campaign launched at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments

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Climbing higher

A quarter century after Micro AeroDynamics Inc. introduced its vortex generators for general aviation, the list of aircraft kits—and benefits—still grows.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments

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Morphing wing passes test

Control surfaces designed to flex in flight have aerodynamic advantages demonstrated by collaboration between NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and a Michigan company.

May 04, 2015 | 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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Pilatus PC-24 makes first flight

The Pilatus PC-24 jet flew for the first time May 11 in Switzerland for nearly an hour.

May 12, 2015 | comments

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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
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New Aircraft

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Carter seeks factory

After years of development, Jay Carter’s remarkable flying machine is being marketed to aerospace manufacturers.

May 21, 2015 | comments

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Icon A5 nears delivery

Icon Aircraft announced May 7 the successful test flight of the first customer A5 aircraft, with delivery expected to follow this summer.

May 11, 2015

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Cirrus Aircraft's Vision comes to Knoxville

Cirrus Aircraft's long-awaited jet program took a big step forward this week when the company announced that deliveries and training would take place in a new Knoxville, Tennessee-based facility.

May 06, 2015
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R and D

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Drones edge into NAS: 'Sense and avoid' tech tested

NASA continues to test technology giving large drones capability to detect and avoid other aircraft, and invites pilots to join a meeting of minds.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments

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EPS building and hiring

Engineered Propulsion Systems is moving forward toward the goal of bringing the first clean-sheet diesel aviation engine to market.

Jun 09, 2015 | comments

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Printed jet passes test

GE Aviation built a miniature jet engine with a 3-D printer, and ran it up to 33,000 rpm.

May 13, 2015
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Test Flight

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Pilots, business leaders gather in Wyoming

Some 150 members of the Aviation Network of the Young Presidents’ Organization met for the second year in a row at Wyoming’s scenic Alpine Airport for three days of seminars, networking, recreation, and, of course, flying.

Jun 29, 2015

Article

Drones edge into NAS: 'Sense and avoid' tech tested

NASA continues to test technology giving large drones capability to detect and avoid other aircraft, and invites pilots to join a meeting of minds.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments

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Pure joy

Raphaël Langumier suspected his 4-year-old daughter Léa would enjoy aerobatics, though her reaction–captured on a video that instantly went viral–exceeded his expectations.

Jun 17, 2015 | comments
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