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NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

Article | Mar 23, 2015

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Just melt it

Article | Mar 18, 2015

Researchers at Iowa State University have landed an FAA grant to research methods, including heated runways, for keeping runways clear in winter.

Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Article | Mar 16, 2015

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Gulfstream wins Collier Trophy for G650

Article | Mar 12, 2015

The G650 business jet’s contributions to business aviation “through significant technological advancements in aircraft performance, cabin comfort, and safety” earned Gulfstream Aerospace the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy, the National Aeronautic Association announced March 11.

Pilot Briefing: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

L-3 Aviation Products recently unveiled its Lynx Multilink Surveillance System line of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products.

Disease busters

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

Only the military-surplus Douglas C–47s Miller astutely acquired for the county could efficiently cover a 1,000-square-mile area with Diabrom.

Robinson Turbine Order

Video | Mar 06, 2015

Robinson Helicopters places an order for more than 1,000 Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engines for the R-44.

Training helicopters

Video | Mar 06, 2015

New light single engine helicopters suited to flight training from Enstrom, Giumbal, and Bell.

AW609 Tilt-rotor

Video | Mar 06, 2015

Augusta Westland AW 609 tilt-rotor prototype flies into HAI Heli-Expo 2015. Test pilot says fly-by-wire design makes this helicopter-airplane hybrid easy to fly.

Helicopter simulator

Video | Mar 06, 2015

New Frasca helicopter simulator faithfully replicates the Robinson R-44 with accurate control loading and stunning visuals.

Alaska camera network complete

Advocacy | Mar 05, 2015

Alaskan aviators now have 221 cameras scattered across the state that can be accessed online, offering a real-time picture of fast-changing conditions during daylight hours.

Composite Helicopters to certify new models

Article | Mar 04, 2015

New Zealand helicopter company Composite Helicopters is moving from kit to certified carbon fiber rotorcraft.

Solar Impulse nears departure

Article | Mar 03, 2015

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.

AOPA offers flight training financing

Article | Mar 03, 2015

Through an innovative new program developed by the AOPA Aviation Finance Co., AOPA is offering flight training financing.

Command performance

Article | Feb 18, 2015

An online video service launched to give enthusiasts an aerobatic ride-along from multiple camera perspectives is expanding into a more interactive experience.

Proposed small drone rules

Video | Feb 17, 2015

FAA proposes rules to regulate commercial use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) weighing less than 55 pounds.

Proposed rule sets limits on small UAS

Advocacy | Feb 15, 2015

The FAA has announced a proposed rule governing the use of commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that would address many of AOPA's concerns, including setting certification requirements for operators and requiring see-and-avoid capabilities.

NASA's Icing Wind Tunnel

Video | Feb 13, 2015

A look inside NASA's giant icing wind tunnel.

Air Safety Institute debuts seaplane, helicopter FIRC electives

Article | Feb 11, 2015

AOPA’s popular electronic flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC) provides a customized way for flight instructors to fulfill their currency requirement by offering 13 pilot-selectable electives – including new seaplane and helicopter elements.

Solar Impulse control center opens in Monaco

Article | Feb 10, 2015

Solar Impulse II, the upgraded version of an all-electric airplane that toured the United States, is set to circle the globe starting in March.

Pennsylvania touts aviation sector

Advocacy | Feb 09, 2015

Pennsylvania economic development officials have taken another step in their effort to promote the competitive edge of the state’s $23.6 billion aviation sector.

AvGas update

Video | Feb 06, 2015

Progress continues towards finding a practical replacement for leaded aviation gasoline.

Field of seven vies for Collier Trophy

Article | Feb 04, 2015

Seven aviation and aerospace endeavors are in the running for the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association.

2015 scholarships open for maintenance, flight attendants

Article | Feb 03, 2015

A new scholarship from National Business Aviation Association Charities will send current or aspiring maintenance technicians to Falcon Jet aircraft initial maintenance courses.

Cub effect

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

It was my first flight in N1352C, a Piper PA–18 Super Cub that remains one of my great aviation loves.