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A landmark delivery

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

Jul 30, 2015

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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

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The flying toothbrush

Canadian pilot Raphaël Langumier’s 4-year-old daughter took a shine to aerobatics. Now, Léa wanted to know, how does a toothbrush float in outer space?

Jul 22, 2015
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Aerodynamics

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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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Climbing higher

A quarter century after Micro AeroDynamics Inc. introduced its vortex generators for general aviation, the list of aircraft kits—and benefits—still grows.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments

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Morphing wing passes test

Control surfaces designed to flex in flight have aerodynamic advantages demonstrated by collaboration between NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and a Michigan company.

May 04, 2015 | 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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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

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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

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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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New Aircraft

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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

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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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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

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A landmark delivery

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

Jul 30, 2015

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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

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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

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The flying toothbrush

Canadian pilot Raphaël Langumier’s 4-year-old daughter took a shine to aerobatics. Now, Léa wanted to know, how does a toothbrush float in outer space?

Jul 22, 2015

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Snoopy’s fantasy comes true

A former U.S. Air Force test pilot and owner of a promotional company has built a flying replica of Snoopy atop his doghouse.

Jul 08, 2015

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Test Pilot

Jul 06, 2015
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