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Flight made simple

Article | Nov 21, 2014

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.

Airbus crafts 'disruptive' technology

Article | Nov 19, 2014

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.

Shape-shifting flap takes flight

Article | Nov 17, 2014

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

Safety device pioneers receive Nall award

Article | Nov 14, 2014

Randall Greene and the late Leonard Greene of Safe Flight Instrument Corp. have been awarded the sixth annual Joseph T. Nall Award.

Diesel Glasair Sportsman

Video | Nov 14, 2014

For venturing out where 100LL is hard to find, Glasair now has the option of a Diesel engine in the Sportsman. Tom Haines files this pilot report.

Inside Honda Aero

Video | Nov 14, 2014

Go inside the North Caroline facility where Honda Aero is making engines.

Laser defense for pilots

Article | Nov 12, 2014

A thin film made with a cutting-edge technique could soon render laser attacks on cockpits harmless.

P&E/Ownership: No screw left behind

Pilot Magazine | Nov 07, 2014

I knew about owner-assisted annuals, but it had not occurred to me to do one—any more than it would have occurred to me to take my car to a local garage and ask to help out with a tune-up.

Solar switch: Pioneer shifts to future without pilots

Article | Nov 06, 2014

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.

Sky surfing behind your favorite airplane

Article | Nov 03, 2014

This could give the term "wipeout" a whole new meaning. A trained aeronautical engineer is developing a surfboard towed behind an airplane.

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