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Thursday, February 4, 2016

International Action Star Gets A Lift


Embraer Ambassador Becomes Recipient Of First Legacy 500



International Action Star Gets A LiftThe new owner of the first Legacy 500 is none other than an international movie star. Embraer confirmed this past Monday that the first customer in China to take a delivery of the brand new Legacy 500 is Chinese movie star, and martial arts expert, Jackie Chan.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

TOPGUNS Provide Unique Flight Training


Sporty’s And Prevailance Partner To Offer Hands-On Experience



TOPGUNS Provide Unique Flight TrainingSporty’s has partnered with Prevailance Aerospace to provide hands-on learning experience for general aviation pilots.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

AIRR Act Or Err Act? Bad News In FAA Funding Bill


Why member organizations are united in their concern



AIRR Act Or Err Act? Bad News In FAA Funding BillEarlier this week the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the latest FAA reauthorization bill, dubbed the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Here’s What Happened In The Big Bore Diesel Lab


EPS runs its clean-sheet airplane engine



Here’s What Happened In The Big Bore Diesel LabThe big bore diesel engine by startup EPS we reported on last week has been running in the lab.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Caffeine Bracelet Arrives: What will The FAA think?


The Joule bracelet gives wearers that coffee buzz without the spills



Caffeine Bracelet Arrives: What will The FAA think?There is much to love about flying, but one thing many of us pilots love is the smell of coffee in the cockpit, although it sometimes has to compete with a whiff of 100LL or Jet-A from the preflight inspection. In the end, the coffee usually wins the day.
Friday, January 29, 2016

New PS Engineering Audio Panel: PMA8000BTi


Value priced model adds company’s positional audio feature, IntelliAudio



New PS Engineering Audio Panel: PMA8000BTiLongtime audio panel maker PS Engineering has come out with a newly updated model, the PMA8000BTi, that adds the company’s IntelliAudio feature to the mix.
Friday, January 29, 2016

The New Flight Review Procedures


What you and your instructor need to know



The New Flight Review ProceduresIn the company’s latest blog, Redbird Flight’s Brittney Miculka writes a great blog about the FAA’s new flight review requirements
Friday, January 29, 2016

Are Instagram Snoops Busting Pilots?


Pilots getting distracted by social media concerns the FAA. Should it?



Are Instagram Snoops Busting Pilots?There are FAA regulations addressing just such distractions, and there probably should be.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Quest Aircraft Growing With New Investors




Quest Aircraft Growing With New InvestorsQuest Aircraft has some big changes on the horizon.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Update On Cool MVP Amphibian


Company hints at how a certain competitor’s plane might leave its owners stuck in the harbor



Update On Cool MVP AmphibianThe MVP was conceived in 2012 and made its public debut at Oshkosh AirVenture two years later in 2014.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Is this Big Bore Diesel For Real?


EPS engine enters next phase of testing



Is this Big Bore Diesel For Real?Startup engine manufacturer EPS is in the process of testing the first pre-production version of its clean-sheet turbo-diesel Graflight 8 engine.
Friday, January 22, 2016

French Pilot To Make History At The Red Bull Air Race




French Pilot To Make History At The Red Bull Air RaceWonder Woman no longer flies an invisible plane.
Friday, January 22, 2016

GE Aviation’s New Turboprop Is Generating Some Buzz




GE Aviation’s New Turboprop Is Generating Some Buzz GE Aviation has announced the construction of a brand new facility in the Czech Republic that will manufacture engines for Textron Aviation’s latest single-engine turboprop.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hunt For Malaysia 370 Yields Discovery


Search of the seafloor bears fruit, a couple of hundred years late.



Hunt For Malaysia 370 Yields DiscoveryIt’s been almost two years since the disappearance of the Boeing 777 operated by Malaysia Airlines as Flight 370, and in that time the search has been the most extensive in history and has yielded no results.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Crash Claims Life Of RAF Officer And Young Passenger




Crash Claims Life Of RAF Officer And Young PassengerThe Recreational Aviation Foundation lost one of its most ardent members earlier this month when Reade Genzlinger was killed in a crash along with 17-year-old Mackenzie Ruston, the daughter of longtime RAF member and supporter Mark Ruston.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

NASA Is Speeding Up


LEAPTech to test the limits of Electric Propulsion Technologies



NASA Is Speeding UpThe development of alternate forms of propulsion is a favorite of NASA, and the latest one has fascinating potential ramifications for even very light airplanes.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

TBMs Enjoy Second Best Sales Year Ever


Guess which year was better, and why.



TBMs Enjoy Second Best Sales Year EverA total of 55 TBM 900’s were delivered by Daher’s Airplane Business Units in 2015.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Flight Design Passes FAA LSA Audit


An unusual milestone for an industry leader



Flight Design Passes FAA LSA AuditWhen you think of milestones you usually think of things like first flight, certification, first delivery of the 100th airplane—that’s one that airplane makers really like.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Epic’s Conforming Prototype Makes First Flight


This Cool New Airplane Flew Before New Year’s Day: Here’s Why



Epic’s Conforming Prototype Makes First FlightThe history of late in the year flights by companies looking to make good on promises to fly before yearend is long, and this year’s success story goes to Epic Aircraft.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Suicide Believed Cause Of Anchorage 172 Crash


Tragic motive in Anchorage Cessna 172 crash into building



Suicide Believed Cause Of Anchorage 172 CrashWith the FBI now heading up the investigation into the crash of a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 into an office building in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, there is mounting evidence that the crash was no accident.