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Pilot Profile: Brian Binnie

Article | Oct 03, 2013

As a test pilot, Brian Binnie doesn’t have an ordinary day on the job. But one day stands out as extraordinary in his career. It’s the day — Oct. 4, 2004 to be exact — that he flew SpaceShipOne and became the nation’s 435th astronaut while winning Scaled Composites the $10 million Ansari X Prize.

Embraer promises upgrades to bizjets

Article | Sep 27, 2013

Embraer will roll out the "Phenom 100 2014 edition" along with new features on the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 at the National Business Aviation Association convention.

Maintenance: Improving aircraft performance, part 1

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 12, 2013

Indulge your wild side and find out what you can do to your aircraft to improve true airspeed in the quest to win you bragging rights as the fastest (insert your aircraft here) out there.

Another LSA claims spin-resistance

Article | Aug 29, 2013

Canadian light sport aircraft maker claims spin resistance, but questions remain.

Two HondaJets visit AirVenture

Article | Jul 30, 2013

For the first time ever a pair of FAA conforming HondaJets flew together at EAA AirVenture on July 29.

Terrafugia Transition flies for AirVenture spectators

Article | Jul 29, 2013

It didn’t do loops, rolls, or anything remotely aerobatic—but the Terrafugia Transition wowed afternoon airshow spectators at EAA AirVenture on July 29.

Sonex accepting deposits for personal jet

Article | Jul 28, 2013

For the price of a new light sport aircraft, you could build your own single-seat jet, and Sonex Aircraft is ready to take your deposit on a kit.

Electric aircraft poised to reach market

Article | Jun 27, 2013

A Chinese-made electric motor will power what GreenWing International hopes will be the first all-electric production kit to hit the market.

David Clark changes course for comfort

Article | Jun 19, 2013

The latest headset design by David Clark Co. is a significant departure from the clamp, priced and designed to compete with brands known for comfort.