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Apple Watch takes flight

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

Apr 16, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Spread the weather word

If your local airport does not already broadcast local weather beyond the VHF radio or phone, there may be an opportunity to change that.

Apr 16, 2015

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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Aerodynamics

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

Article

Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments

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Shape-shifting flap takes flight

Wing flaps that can bend and twist instead of extending and retracting have passed initial flight tests and continue to show significant promise

Nov 17, 2014 | comments
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Aircraft Design

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Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Mar 16, 2015 | comments

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Solar Impulse nears departure

Crews prepared Solar Impulse 2, the gossamer aircraft powered by the sun and designed to inspire, for a hoped-for March 7 departure from Abu Dhabi.

Mar 03, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments
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First Flight

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing

Several days after his sixty-second surgery for life-threatening wounds suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan, Sgt. Jesse Murphree became the 10,000th passenger flown by volunteer pilots of the Veteran’s Airlift Command.

Apr 03, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Cub effect

It was my first flight in N1352C, a Piper PA–18 Super Cub that remains one of my great aviation loves.

Feb 03, 2015
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New Aircraft

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

Article

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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SuperSTOL stretched

Just Aircraft has stretched the SuperSTOL, giving the backcountry-capable kitplane a longer fuselage that allows for larger engines.

Apr 01, 2015 | comments
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R and D

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NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Mar 23, 2015

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Route set for Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight

Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments
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Test Flight

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Flight Design C4 flies

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

Article

Fuel leaks prompt FAA fine

The FAA has proposed a $430,000 fine against Textron Aviation subsidiary Beechcraft after fuel leaks were found in 43 Barons delivered between January 2012 and November 2013.

Apr 13, 2015

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Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Doug May, named Textron Aviation's piston airplane chief April 3, said, “I consider myself one of those passionate aviation enthusiasts.” May spoke to AOPA about his plans for the future.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments
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