Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

Advocacy

Alaska seminar launches float season

Alaska seaplane pilots will gather at Lake Hood April 26 for a day of free seminars, briefings, and conversation to kick off the season.

Apr 17, 2014

Article

Able Flight announces 2014 scholarships

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that works to provide free flight training to individuals with physical disabilities, announced the awards of a record-setting nine scholarships in 2014.

Apr 16, 2014

Advocacy

Smith Field: Airport of dreams

Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments
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Single Engine

Article

Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

Article

Seeing the light

After becoming a charter member of AOPA, Bill Bailey utilized general aviation to build a successfull lighting business, flying to make sales calls and solve problems. Today he is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA membership rolls.

Apr 10, 2014

Article

Diesel Archer approved in Europe

Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.

Apr 09, 2014 | comments
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Business Jet

Article

Sherpa Aircraft deal with Chinese investor fails

A deal announced in January 2013 for an infusion of cash from a Chinese investor to certify the Sherpa 650T utility tailwheel aircraft has failed.

Apr 03, 2014

Article

‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments

Article

Cirrus jet flies for certification

The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet marked a major step toward first delivery with the first certification flight on March 24.

Mar 25, 2014 | comments
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Experimental

Advocacy

Smith Field: Airport of dreams

Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Rep. Graves gives House GA Caucus update at Sun ‘n Fun

The co-chairman of the House GA Caucus used remarks at Sun ‘n Fun to address industry issues.

Apr 07, 2014

Advocacy

FAA announces rulemaking on third-class medical

The FAA has announced plans to go through a rulemaking process that could result in thousands more pilots being allowed to fly without a third class medical.

Apr 02, 2014 | comments
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Light Sport Aircraft

Article

Able Flight announces 2014 scholarships

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that works to provide free flight training to individuals with physical disabilities, announced the awards of a record-setting nine scholarships in 2014.

Apr 16, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Visual Approach: Advanced Technology

New categories such as kit airplanes and Light Sport aircraft have joined the old standards from the 1950s like the Cessna 172, but most new aircraft built today feature advanced technology including glass cockpits, satellite navigation, and electronic engine monitors.

Apr 08, 2014

Article

Notable quotables from Sun ‘n Fun

AOPA Online captures interesting quotes from the 2014 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Apr 07, 2014
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Seaplane

Advocacy

Alaska seminar launches float season

Alaska seaplane pilots will gather at Lake Hood April 26 for a day of free seminars, briefings, and conversation to kick off the season.

Apr 17, 2014

Article

Couple donates Twin Bee to Vermont school

Californians Jeanette and Roger Glazer have enjoyed their Twin Bee UC-1 for the past six years, but recently considered selling it. Instead the Seaplane Pilots Association convinced the couple to donate their storied aircraft.

Apr 02, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Time traveler

The last of the 1.5 gallons of oil chugs into the left engine’s tank, satisfying the big Pratt & Whitney R-985—for now.

Mar 11, 2014 | comments
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Turboprop

Article

Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

Article

Sherpa Aircraft deal with Chinese investor fails

A deal announced in January 2013 for an infusion of cash from a Chinese investor to certify the Sherpa 650T utility tailwheel aircraft has failed.

Apr 03, 2014

Article

TBM 900 debuts to public at Sun 'n Fun

Daher Socata is on hand at Sun 'n Fun with the first two of the four new TBM 900s recently delivered to the United States. It was the first public showing of the new design.

Apr 01, 2014
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