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Unusual attitudes to the extreme

Loss of control is the No. 1 cause of fatalities in aviation, and the National Transportation Safety Board has named the problem to its Most Wanted list to promote safety education and flight training on that subject.

May 28, 2015

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Unmanned aircraft encounters increasing

The FAA fielded reports of unmanned aircraft encounters in growing numbers in 2014, and the agency is developing a systematic protocol for reporting future encounters that may reveal more close calls.

May 28, 2015 | comments

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Drone school opens for business

Auburn University has been granted a waiver to operate a commercial drone school that will be open to the public.

May 22, 2015
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Single Engine

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Training Tip: A misleading sensation

“Flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) can result in sensations that are misleading to the body’s sensory system," explains the Instrument Flying Handbook.

May 18, 2015

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B-25 training nostalgic for pilots

Sabrina Kipp has 29,000 hours of flying under her belt and multiple type ratings including the Boeing 737, but her newest accomplishment—a second-in-command type rating in the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber—has special meaning.

May 14, 2015 | comments

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Embracing the Mustang

Cal-Pacific Airmotive on Salinas Municipal Airport never set out to become a P-51 parts source and premier rebuilder of Mustangs.

May 14, 2015
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Business Jet

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Citation Latitude, King Air get upgrades, enhancements

Textron Aviation subsidiaries Cessna and Beechcraft are both upgrading key aircraft in their lineups, with new King Air features and improved Latitude performance.

May 18, 2015

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Bombardier cuts deeper

Bombardier Inc. has taken another bite out of its bizjet production, announcing 1,750 layoffs and blaming soft demand for the Global series.

May 15, 2015

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Home schooled

What’s most unusual about the ProFlight course is not what happens in Carlsbad. It’s what happens at your home or office in the weeks leading up to the training.

May 13, 2015
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Experimental

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Carter seeks factory

After years of development, Jay Carter’s remarkable flying machine is being marketed to aerospace manufacturers.

May 21, 2015 | comments

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P&E: Technique

Not done correctly, transitioning to a larger aircraft can and has contributed to accidents.

May 11, 2015

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Continental Motors enters experimental engine market

Continental Motors is a player in the experimental market with its purchase of Danbury Aerospace that includes Titan Aircraft Engines.

May 04, 2015
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Light Sport Aircraft

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New pilot wins Sporty’s RV-12 Sweeps airplane

A new airplane for a new private pilot: Sporty’s surprised Rick Okikawa of California May 16 with the news that he had won the Sporty’s 2015 RV-12 Sweepstakes airplane.

May 16, 2015

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LSA-Engines ready to enter light sport market

LSA-Engines is a small German firm, at the moment, basing its light sport aircraft engine on a design from a big company.

May 15, 2015

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11-year-old launches business to fund Embry-Riddle dream

Trevor Simoneau is a kid with a plan. The 11-year-old aspiring pilot wants to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and launched a business selling custom-printed T-shirts to pay for fuel for flight training.

May 13, 2015
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Seaplane

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Pilot wins water wings

Arizona flight instructor (and newly hired airline pilot) Blake Godfrey won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.

May 22, 2015

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Reversible prop approved for Husky

A newly approved reversible propeller for the Aviat Husky will give floatplane pilots greater control during water operations, Aviat Aircraft announced at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Apr 24, 2015

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Hartzell launches backcountry, seaplane sweepstakes

If you're up for an adventure that will improve your piloting skills, Hartzell Propeller's "Trailblazer Sweepstakes" could take your flying to the next level.

Apr 23, 2015
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Turboprop

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Eclipse, Kestrel merge to form ONE

Two relative newcomers to aviation have come together to form ONE—ONE Aviation, that is. Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft are merging to create the new company, to be led by aviation innovator Alan Klapmeier.

Apr 15, 2015 | comments

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M600 tops Piper product line

Piper Aircraft upped its game in the single-engine turboprop market April 13 with the introduction of the M600, a higher-performing version of the Meridian.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

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Your chance to experience business aviation

The AOPA Pilot BizAv and You contest powered by Pilatus gives you a chance to fly a PC-12 NG on missions that showcase the capabilities of business aircraft.

Mar 12, 2015
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