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Flight made simple

Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.

Nov 21, 2014 | comments

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Airbus crafts 'disruptive' technology

An electric two-seater, a glider made to soar above the stratosphere, and a supersonic business jet all have something in common: backing from Airbus.

Nov 19, 2014 | comments

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Shape-shifting flap takes flight

Wing flaps that can bend and twist instead of extending and retracting have passed initial flight tests and continue to show significant promise

Nov 17, 2014 | comments
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Aerodynamics

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Shape-shifting flap takes flight

Wing flaps that can bend and twist instead of extending and retracting have passed initial flight tests and continue to show significant promise

Nov 17, 2014 | comments

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Acting NTSB chief says automation affects professionalism

Does automation lead to a lack of professionalism? The acting NTSB chief thinks it does, and calls for a new approach to the man-machine interface.

Oct 21, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Ownership: How to fly an airplane

I felt fully qualifiedto take on the simple-sounding request when my son’s teacher asked, “Could you come talk to my fifth-grade class about how to fly an airplane?”

Oct 07, 2014
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Aircraft Design

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Flight made simple

Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.

Nov 21, 2014 | comments

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Shape-shifting flap takes flight

Wing flaps that can bend and twist instead of extending and retracting have passed initial flight tests and continue to show significant promise

Nov 17, 2014 | comments

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Solar switch: Pioneer shifts to future without pilots

A tri-motor aircraft with the sun as its energy source, Sunstar represents a bit of a departure for Solar Flight. After 30 years of building and innovation, Eric Raymond said it is time to shift the vision, and remove the pilot from the equation.

Nov 06, 2014 | comments
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First Flight

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Bearhawk shows quick-build LSA

Bearhawk Aircraft owner Mark Goldberg flew the company’s first quick-build light sport kitplane to EAA AirVenture, a 9.7-hour journey from Texas.

Aug 13, 2014

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Continental 310-hp diesel makes first flight

Continental Motors Group announced at EAA AirVenture the first flight of yet another new diesel.

Jul 30, 2014

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HondaJet brings first production aircraft to AirVenture

The first production HondaJet made its public debut at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 28.

Jul 28, 2014
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New Aircraft

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Solar switch: Pioneer shifts to future without pilots

A tri-motor aircraft with the sun as its energy source, Sunstar represents a bit of a departure for Solar Flight. After 30 years of building and innovation, Eric Raymond said it is time to shift the vision, and remove the pilot from the equation.

Nov 06, 2014 | comments

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Gulfstream intros new G500, G600

Gulfstream Aerospace has just added two more long-range, wide-cabin airplanes to its line of business jets: the G500 and G600.

Oct 15, 2014 | comments

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Perlan pilots win contest

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

Sep 29, 2014
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R and D

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Flight made simple

Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.

Nov 21, 2014 | comments

Article

Airbus crafts 'disruptive' technology

An electric two-seater, a glider made to soar above the stratosphere, and a supersonic business jet all have something in common: backing from Airbus.

Nov 19, 2014 | comments

Article

Shape-shifting flap takes flight

Wing flaps that can bend and twist instead of extending and retracting have passed initial flight tests and continue to show significant promise

Nov 17, 2014 | comments
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Test Flight

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Flight made simple

Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.

Nov 21, 2014 | comments

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Shape-shifting flap takes flight

Wing flaps that can bend and twist instead of extending and retracting have passed initial flight tests and continue to show significant promise

Nov 17, 2014 | comments

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SpaceShipTwo crashes during test flight

One Scaled Composites test pilot is dead and another injured after a “serious anomaly” and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo during a test flight Oct. 31, the company confirmed.

Oct 31, 2014
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