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Sun Flyer moves to proof of concept

Article | Apr 08, 2016

The Sun Flyer proof-of-concept aircraft, designed by Arion Aircraft LLC to be a two-seat trainer, will have its official rollout in "a couple weeks," Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. CEO George Bye announced at Sun 'n Fun.

‘Every pilot’s dream’

Article | Apr 05, 2016

Sonex Aircraft JSX-2 jets were deployed to Sun 'n Fun to wow the airshow crowd, and potential homebuilders.

Sonex gets roomier

Article | Feb 22, 2016

Sonex Aircraft has announced new versions of the Sonex and Waiex kitplanes that give pilots more room to maneuver in the cockpit.

New Merlin LSA takes flight

Article | Feb 17, 2016

Chip W. Erwin has crafted a little kitplane dubbed Merlin that sports one seat and many features for $34,900, complete with basic instruments.

Zenith, Zenair buy SAM Aircraft

Article | Jan 19, 2016

Zenith Aircraft and Zenair announced Jan. 18 that the businesses had purchased SAM Aircraft, maker of the experimental SAM LS.

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

HondaJet earns type certificate

Article | Dec 10, 2015

Another aviation first occurred in North Carolina on Dec. 9 when the FAA awarded a type certificate to Honda Aircraft’s first airplane, the HondaJet.

Avgas replacement testing detailed

Advocacy | Dec 02, 2015

The FAA has released photos and details of the laboratory tests of new fuels vying to replace avgas.

Four to be enshrined in aviation hall of fame

Article | Nov 17, 2015

The National Aviation Hall of Fame has nominated four to be enshrined during a ceremony Oct. 1, 2016, in Dayton, Ohio.