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Cessna Citation Sovereign makes first production flight

Article | Apr 30, 2013

Cessna announced April 30 that the upgraded Citation Sovereign has made its first production flight, with performance and handling declared "exceptional" by Cessna's production test pilot.

How do you become a civilian test pilot? Go back to school

Article | Apr 25, 2013

Say "test pilot," and whose name comes to mind? For most people, it's Chuck Yeager, the first test pilot to break the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 in 1947.

ASF - Weather

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Weather and Flight Experience Refer to your Mental Checklist This happened while I was a student pilot. I had long since soloed and done cross-country, but due to finances I had not been able to finish up.

A text from your turboshaft

Article | Mar 12, 2013

New to Sky Connect Tracker III is integration with a maintenance monitoring system for helicopters that gives instant alerts to ground personnel when maintenance is needed.

Supersonic bizjet wing enters new test phase

Article | Feb 21, 2013

Aerion Corp. is moving closer to realizing the dream of a supersonic business jet.

Exclusive first look: Seneca goes G1000

Article | Feb 20, 2013

Upgrading the venerable Piper Seneca V to a Garmin G1000 panel is a move to take market share from the only other piston twin in regular production, the Beechcraft Baron.

NASA funds ‘green’ aviation technology partnerships

Article | Jan 10, 2013

NASA has selected eight promising green aviation technology projects to test in real-world conditions, with the goal of making future aviation more efficient and quieter, and reducing environmental impact.

Former Cessna chair, Tuskegee CFI to join hall of fame

Article | Dec 19, 2012

A former Cessna chairman who used money from air racing prizes to meet payroll during the Depression is among the inductees to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the board of trustees announced Dec. 17.

Database helps experimental-aircraft pilots find instructors

Article | Dec 11, 2012

The Experimental Aircraft Association wants to help pilots of experimental amateur-built aircraft contact flight instructors who can provide them with additional safety training.

Aero Club Valkaria embraces business, social aspects of flying clubs

Article | Nov 29, 2012

Frank Gallagher, founder of Florida’s Aero Club Valkaria, decided on a different strategy when he created the flying club in October 2010--incorporate it as a limited liability company in the state.