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Article: April 2015 Readback

A Diamond DA50 powered by a turbine engine made its first flight on January 19 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, with Christian Dries, Diamond Aircraft CEO, as test pilot, and Ingmar Mayerbuch, Head of Flight Testing. Turbine...

Article: March 2015 Readback

Sporty's is acquiring Cessna 172s and equipping them with basic flight instruments along with significant interior and exterior enhancements. Sporty's Launches Cessna 172LITE Project

Article: Iridium GO!

While cellular phones have revolutionized communications in ways unthinkable even 20 years ago, these amazing devices (which now include tablets and a host of other gizmos) won't work where there are no cellular towers.

Also labeled: Gear, Pilot Supplies, What's New

Article: January/February 2015 Readback

Mooney International introduced the first new Mooney models since the restructuring of the company at the Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai, China. New Mooney Diesel Aircraft

Also labeled: Aviation News, Gear, Pilot Supplies

Article: AKG AV100 Headset

Full disclosure: I'm a longtime AKG fan, having used their headsets and microphones in recording studios for decades.

Also labeled: Headsets, Tech Talk

Article: October 2014 Readback

On Swiss National Day, Pilatus Aircraft officially unveiled its first ever PC-24 prototype. The First Pilatus PC-24 Is Unveiled

Article: An Osh For The Ages

The USAF Thunderbirds made their debut Oshkosh appearance, and night air shows kept the wow factor high after dark.

Article: September 2014 Readback

Honda Aircraft's first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015. First Production HondaJet Makes Initial Flight

Article: August 2014 Readback

CTI Professional Flight Training selected the Diamond DA20-C1 as its primary trainer and the Austro engine-powered DA42 as its complex, multi-engine trainer. CTI Professional Selects Diamond Aircraft

Article: ForeFlight Update

With its new 6.0 release, ForeFlight continues to make a great product even better.

Article: July 2014 Readback

Solar Flight has been test flying the first solar-powered airplane with a passenger seat, the Sunseeker Duo. Sunseeker Duo's First Solar-Powered Flights

Article: Aspen Avionics EFD1000 VFR PFD

Though glass cockpit technology has brought the general aviation piloting experience closer to what's available on airliners, VFR pilots haven't been taking advantage of glass in huge numbers.

Article: Adventure Pilot iFly GPS For iPad And Android

Four years ago, Adventure Pilot launched the first in their iFly series of handheld moving-map GPS devices.

Article: Retrofit Roundup: 15 Hot Panel Upgrades

It's comical that when we look at an instrument panel today, the array of gear that would have launched waves of envy 10 years ago looks, sadly, like a thrift-store bargain.

Article: June 2014 Readback

Swiss watch manu­facturer Breitling announced that the Breitling Jet Team will be performing in the U.S. for the first time ever in 2015. Breitling Jet Team To Perform In The U.S.

Article: Sun ’n Fun Roundup 2014

Fantastic weather, thrilling shows by the Blue Angels, record-setting crowds and a visit from the governor: The 40th Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, held April 1-6 in Lakeland, Fla., had much to celebrate this year.

Article: May 2014 Readback

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned from a three-year break with a spectacular three-way battle for first in the bright blue skies over Abu Dhabi. Red Bull Air Races 2014

Article: April 2014 Readback

Beechcraft Corporation recognized the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the King Air Model 90 with several three-ship passes of the company's current production King Air models over its home airfield, Beech Field, in Wichita, Kan., as employees...

Article: Garmin D2 Pilot Watch

Who would've dreamed even 10 years ago that you could wear a full-featured WAAS GPS navigator on your wrist?

Article: March 2014 Readback

Aspen Avionics announced its EA100 autopilot adapter is now capable of emulating the Century 52D66, 52D67, 52D166 and 52D167 attitude indicators. Cessna's TTx Receives Type Certification In Brazil

Article: January/February 2014 Readback

After a five-year hiatus from manufacturing single-engine airplanes, Mooney announced that it will restart manufacturing in January 2014 at its headquarters in Kerrville, Texas. Mooney Is Back!

Article: December 2013 Readback

Two Robinson R66s Fly Around The World Two Robinson R66s Fly Around The World

Article: November 2013 Readback

The FAA issued its decision to grant ICON Aircraft's petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON's A5 amphibious LSA up to a maximum of 1,680 pounds. ICON Gets Weight Exemption

Article: Fab Fall Mini Roundup

Our latest offering of gadgets and goodies to carry you through your holiday season and sugar plum-fairy fantasies.

Article: Oshkosh Adventure 2013

Oshkosh AirVenture is the alpha and the omega of U.S. air shows.

Article: September 2013 Readback

Cessna Aircraft's Discover Flying Challenge sends six aviation students for a summer-long excursion across the United States. Cessna 2013 Discover Flying Challenge

Article: August 2013 Readback

Air show pilot Skip Stewart is the 2013 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. 2013 Showmanship Award ...

Article: July 2013 Readback

At Aero 2013, Friedrichshafen, Tecnam premiered its next-generation LSA, the Astore. The New Tecnam Astore ...

Article: The Hot 10 Spring Roundup

Spring without the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo would be like Christmas without Santa, LSA without Rotax, GA without Cessna and Piper ...

Article: June 2013 Readback

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Swiss founders of Solar Impulse, announced that their solar-powered airplane will attempt a coast-to-coast crossing of the U.S. this spring without using a single drop of fuel.