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Fly like a fighter: Never give up

Fly like a fighter | Jan 04, 2016

An Air Force pilot on his first flight training dogfight against an F-16 struggled to keep up and pull off a shot. He managed to "tree" his opponent four times and later learned that he had a brief window when he could have taken a kill shot.

Mooney M10T trainer makes first flight

Article | Dec 23, 2015

Mooney International has made the first flight of the M10T proof-of-concept trainer aircraft. Certification is expected in the next few years.

Did you know? Fun facts about the Wright brothers

Article | Dec 17, 2015

Aviators celebrating the freedom of flight can thank two bicycle-building brothers from Ohio who launched their gasoline-powered, wood-and-fabric invention into a strong North Carolina wind on Dec. 17, 1903.

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.

Four to be enshrined in aviation hall of fame

Article | Nov 17, 2015

The National Aviation Hall of Fame has nominated four to be enshrined during a ceremony Oct. 1, 2016, in Dayton, Ohio.

Aerion picks up development pace

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Aerion, after many years of effort to build a supersonic business jet, is getting additional help from Airbus and is looking for a factory site.

Cessna reveals name of new jet

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Cessna is simultaneously bringing three new jets to market. One of them, the Latitude, is already touring the world on sales calls. Next up, Longitude, followed by Hemisphere.

Gulfstream announces cabin, performance enhancements

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Gulfstream has revised the G600 cabin after customer input during the past year, and added guidance software for tighter approaches in the G650 and G650ER.

Pilatus boosts PC-12 NG performance

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Pilatus has smoothed the PC-12 NG's airframe for speed and added a five-blade propeller for better takeoff and climb performance.

P&E: Proficiency

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

Maybe a checklist should be a ‘think list’