Pilot Magazine

Safety Spotlight: A sign of things to come?

Pilots lament the glacial pace of progress when it comes to installing affordable modern technology and equipment into the cockpits of their aircraft.

Sep 01, 2015


Graphical drone briefing developed

Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments


Cirrus jet takes ‘significant’ step toward certification

Cirrus Aircraft's Vision SF50 jet has achieved a "significant milestone" toward certification with FAA issuance of type inspection authorization for the aircraft.

Aug 26, 2015
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Training Tip: 'Stall! Stall!'

Recognizing that an aircraft may be stalled without its having provided vivid evidence of its condition is an important insight.

Aug 17, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Ownership

Two nearly identical Cessna 172S models take the runway side by side for a real-world test of whether vortex generators make a measurable performance difference.

Aug 07, 2015


AOPA partners with FAA on Fly Safe campaign

AOPA is working with the FAA to address loss of control accidents as part of the Fly Safe campaign launched at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments
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Aircraft Design


F-35 Lightning public debut shows the right stuff

After 15 years of political wrangling, setbacks, and successes, an F-35 Lightning II made its civilian airshow debut July 23 at EAA AirVenture.

Aug 04, 2015 | comments


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


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
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First Flight


Pilatus PC-24 makes first flight

The Pilatus PC-24 jet flew for the first time May 11 in Switzerland for nearly an hour.

May 12, 2015 | comments


First flights

Ask pilots about their first flight, and you can expect they’ll remember it well no matter how long they’ve been flying.

Apr 20, 2015 | comments


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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New Aircraft


Textron acting on 2012 idea for turboprop

First announced by the former Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 as part of a new family of piston and turboprop aircraft, Textron Aviation is planning a 280-knot turboprop.

Jul 28, 2015


Carter seeks factory

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

May 21, 2015 | comments


Icon A5 nears delivery

Icon Aircraft announced May 7 the successful test flight of the first customer A5 aircraft, with delivery expected to follow this summer.

May 11, 2015
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R and D


A landmark delivery

July may well prove to be a seminal month in the development of unmanned aircraft.

Jul 30, 2015


Drones edge into NAS: 'Sense and avoid' tech tested

NASA continues to test technology giving large drones capability to detect and avoid other aircraft, and invites pilots to join a meeting of minds.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments


EPS building and hiring

Engineered Propulsion Systems is moving forward toward the goal of bringing the first clean-sheet diesel aviation engine to market.

Jun 09, 2015 | comments
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Test Flight


'Feathered Edge' delights Aviation Day audience

Filmmaker Kim Furst received three ovations from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and fellow aviators for her film, Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project, during a National Aviation Day showing of the movie in the U.S. Capitol.

Aug 20, 2015


Celebrate 2015 National Aviation Day

Aviators can help celebrate National Aviation Day Aug. 19 by flying to favorite destinations, introducing friends to flying, or attending discounted U.S. aviation events.

Aug 18, 2015 | comments

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Test Pilot

AOPA Pilot magazine's Test Pilot section

Aug 07, 2015
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