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

Fly like a fighter | Apr 05, 2016

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.

Racers hone their Edges

Article | Mar 10, 2016

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.

NASA targets return to supersonic passenger flights

Article | Mar 01, 2016

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

Aviation cold case: DLR seeks to solve Lilienthal's fatal accident

Article | Feb 22, 2016

The German aerospace agency DLR plans to test an accurate replica of Otto Lilienthal’s glider and use modern technology to analyze a nineteenth-century accident.

Hartzell offers new props for King Air 350

Article | Nov 23, 2015

You're going to see a lot more futuristic-looking, swept-blade propellers on King Airs next year now that Hartzell is testing them for the King Air 350.

Cessna turboprop powered by GE's answer to PT6

Article | Nov 17, 2015

GE Aviation has searched for a way to conquer the market now held by rival Pratt & Whitney Canada ever since buying Walter Engines in 2008. Cessna's new turboprop may be the answer.

Systems Check: Lift-dump systems

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

Look at enough ads for business jets and you’ll see that runway performance gets a lot of attention.

Insurance company fighting loss of control

Article | Sep 23, 2015

If you ask safety experts about the biggest problem facing the general aviation pilot community, they'll say it is loss of control. USAIG is doing something about it.

Flying shark eats records

Article | Sep 03, 2015

Powered by one very souped-up Cessna Skyhawk engine, a prototype from Brazil has claimed speed and climb marks that shatter records.