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Graphical drone briefing developed

Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

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Midwest LSA Expo set for September

The seventh annual Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo will take place Sept. 10 through 12 at Mount Vernon Airport in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Aug 27, 2015

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Drone reports detailed

A detailed list of unmanned aircraft encounters reported by pilots reveals just over half of all such encounters were reported in five states.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments
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Single Engine

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'Little guy at the fence'

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Aug 26, 2015 | comments

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Fish spotter says goodbye to his Hawk

Retired fish spotter Bill Corbett of Poquoson, Virginia, will watch his airplane be destroyed for science by NASA Aug. 26. It was his home for 26,000 hours.

Aug 24, 2015 | comments

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Tecnam P2010 approved in Europe for Garmin G500

The four-seat Tecnam P2010 featured in the September Pilot has won approval at least in Europe for the Garmin G500. It comes standard in the United States with the Garmin G1000.

Aug 24, 2015
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Business Jet

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Cirrus jet takes ‘significant’ step toward certification

Cirrus Aircraft's Vision SF50 jet has achieved a "significant milestone" toward certification with FAA issuance of type inspection authorization for the aircraft.

Aug 26, 2015

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Big jets fall behind in sales

The generally accepted wisdom that big jets are selling best while small jets wither is no longer true. Now the big jet sales are fading but smaller ones continue sales growth.

Aug 24, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Touch and go

Enter the Pro Line Fusion Touch. Rolled out earlier this year, the launch platforms for this avionics suite will be the Beech King Air 350i, 250, and C90GTx.

Aug 10, 2015
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Experimental

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Zenith Aircraft to host Open Hangar Day

Zenith Aircraft Co. will host its twenty-fourth annual Open Hangar Day on Sept. 18 and 19 at its factory at Mexico Memorial Airport (MYJ) in Mexico, Missouri.

Aug 18, 2015

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'Sportsman Pilot' back issues available online

A popular aviation magazine that ceased publication after its founder died in 2011 is now available online, thanks to the efforts of an Illinois pilot.

Aug 10, 2015

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How to share aviation

Ceci Stratford, a pilot from Simi Valley, California, gives back to aviation by sponsoring Flight Training scholarships.

Aug 05, 2015
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Light Sport Aircraft

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Midwest LSA Expo set for September

The seventh annual Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo will take place Sept. 10 through 12 at Mount Vernon Airport in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Aug 27, 2015

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Deaf pilots connect at Colorado Springs

Neil Anthony Thomas said he earned his pilot certificate without having met another deaf pilot. In the year or so since he met Todd Barker at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, he's connected to a community.

Aug 20, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AME urges his senators to back medical reform

An aviation medical examiner and pilot who leads the Minnesota Pilots Association has called on his state's two U.S. senators to support third-class medical reform.

Aug 18, 2015 | comments
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Seaplane

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Samaritan Aviation: Serving Papua New Guinea’s Sepik River basin

Mark Palm’s sights were set on becoming a commercial or military pilot before a college trip to Papua New Guinea set him on a course to serve 500,000 Oceania islanders using floatplanes to deliver medical assistance.

Aug 05, 2015 | comments

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Fleetwings Sea Bird: Golden Wings museum’s shiniest airplane

Among the more than 30 exceptionally rare aircraft at the Golden Wings Flying Museum, the prototype Fleetwings Sea Bird stands out¬—and not just because it’s so shiny.

Aug 05, 2015 | comments

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Wipaire offers scholarship, Caravan interiors

Wipaire now offers the Aurora interior for Cessna Caravans to include divans and cabinets. The company also announced a seaplane scholarship.

Jul 24, 2015
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Turboprop

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Textron acting on 2012 idea for turboprop

First announced by the former Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 as part of a new family of piston and turboprop aircraft, Textron Aviation is planning a 280-knot turboprop.

Jul 28, 2015

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Secrets of night storms probed

A King Air, Lockheed P-3 Orion, and NASA’s DC-8 are among an armada of vehicles probing night storms in the Great Plains.

Jul 01, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Cessna Conquest I

Cessna was a little late out of the gate getting a turboprop into its lineup.

Jun 08, 2015
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