Aviation Industry

Aviation Industry

Article

AOPA awards scholarship at Women in Aviation conference

An aviation student from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is the 2015 recipient of the $3,000 AOPA Women in Aviation, International student pilot scholarship, AOPA announced March 5.

Mar 05, 2015

Article

Navy probes Florida crash site

A metal detector enthusiast recently unearthed fragments of a legendary World War II aircraft, and the U.S. Navy deployed a team to investigate in February.

Mar 04, 2015

Article

Stuck on top, no gyro in IMC: Top ATC assists

With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments
More Aviation Industry News

Aircraft Manufacturer

Article

Composite Helicopters to certify new models

New Zealand helicopter company Composite Helicopters is moving from kit to certified carbon fiber rotorcraft.

Mar 04, 2015

Article

Robinson Helicopter betting on future growth

Prolific helicopter manufacturer Robinson saw lower sales in 2014 on weak global demand, but a new engine deal and some aircraft options indicate a strong future.

Mar 04, 2015

Article

‘Dominatrix of helicopters’ charges on

Declaring this “a time for disruptors,” flamboyant MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton vowed to keep her storied company moving forward into her second decade of ownership.

Mar 04, 2015
More Aircraft Manufacturer News

Avionics Manufacturer

Article

NavWorx offers new ADS-B option

NavWorx announced Feb. 11 an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceiver with an introductory price of $699, giving kit builders an affordable route to mandate compliance.

Feb 12, 2015 | comments

Article

Garmin updates GDL 69

Garmin has updated the GDL 69 datalink receiver to take advantage of the SiriusXM G4 network, providing pilots with weather data and music.

Dec 15, 2014

Article

Ryan to lead BendixKing

Former U.S. Navy aviator and longtime general aviation pilot (and AOPA member) Justin Ryan has been tapped to lead BendixKing.

Nov 19, 2014
More Avionics Manufacturer News

Flying Club

Article

News from Headquarters

One of the things common in people who restore things – aircraft, automobiles, or antiques – is a love for the process of breathing new life into a dream forgotten years ago. AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda talks about how restoring his 50-year old BMW motorcycle is similar to reigniting the spark in pilots who’s flying has lapsed. Learn more about how your flying club could host a Rusty Pilot Clinic to get pilots back in the cockpit and possibly generate new members for your club.

Feb 15, 2015

Article

Aircraft Spotlight

The Cessna 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly to and inexpensive to operate. It may not be fancy, but most pilots have a soft spot for this reliable little trainer. Pocono Mountains Flying Club President Paul Houle shares how his club is creating new pilots with the venerable Cessna 150.

Feb 15, 2015

Article

Question of the Month

With spring around the corner, we know the winds will be gusting. Besides practicing your tie down knots, Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda asked on the AOPA Facebook Flying Club Page how do you keep your members engaged when it’s just too windy to fly safely? Although it seems like a few club members have cabin fever and can’t wait for spring, there are several good ideas worth checking out.

Feb 15, 2015
More Flying Club News

Financial

Article

Robinson Helicopter betting on future growth

Prolific helicopter manufacturer Robinson saw lower sales in 2014 on weak global demand, but a new engine deal and some aircraft options indicate a strong future.

Mar 04, 2015

Article

‘Dominatrix of helicopters’ charges on

Declaring this “a time for disruptors,” flamboyant MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton vowed to keep her storied company moving forward into her second decade of ownership.

Mar 04, 2015

Article

Honeywell projects steady helicopter sales

Despite a dramatic decline in 2014 helicopter deliveries, forecasters at Honeywell Aerospace project a steady stream of deliveries over the next five years.

Mar 02, 2015
More Financial News