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Eighteen rotors, pilot optional

Article | Dec 07, 2015

The fact that the company CEO flew a prototype test with no prior experience was not the only unusual thing about the Volocopter VC200.

Registration open for student aircraft design competition

Article | Dec 07, 2015

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and nonprofit Build A Plane announced that registration is open through Jan. 31 for their fourth Aviation Design Challenge.

Fly like a fighter: Maintenance flight checks

Fly like a fighter | Dec 04, 2015

Retired U.S. Air Force pilot Larry Brown explains how general aviation pilots can borrow some practices from the Air Force's maintenance program to enhance safety.

Terrafugia takes unmanned turn

Article | Dec 02, 2015

Terrafugia, the Boston-area startup working to build flying cars (or “roadable aircraft”) will soon fly an unmanned version of its latest design.

Rutan SkiGull makes maiden flight

Article | Nov 30, 2015

Like most maiden flights of a brand-new design, Burt Rutan’s SkiGull test flight produced a to-do list, but was a success overall.

New batteries boost Bonanza power

Article | Nov 25, 2015

The benefits of lithium-ion batteries moved one step closer to use in light general aviation aircraft when Transport Canada Civil Aviation approved the installation of the True Blue Power battery for use in the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza.

Long days on Long Wings

Article | Nov 23, 2015

A select group of NASA pilots fly the WB-57, a Cold War holdover that operates (strictly for science) much like the more famous U-2.

FAA releases drone registration recommendations

Advocacy | Nov 23, 2015

The FAA has released the recommendations of its drone registration task force ahead of anticipated record holiday sales of drones.

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.

Weather Wise: VFR Flight Planning

Video | Nov 23, 2015

One of the major challenges of flying is weather assessment. In this video we cover the major weather issues facing VFR pilots, with an emphasis on how to get a "big picture" understanding of the situation before leaving the ground.