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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: There’s More To Oil Than You Think!

If you own an airplane, using the right oil and knowing when change it are some of the most significant things you can do to keep an engine running to (or beyond) the manufacturer's recommended TBO.

Also labeled: Gear

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.

Article: Adventure Pilot iFly 720

In October 2012, I updated you here on the latest enhancements for the revolutionary, portable, affordable ($750), iFly 720 moving-map GPS. ...

Also labeled: Cockpit Gadgets, Gadgets, Tech Talk

Article: May 2013 Readback

Cessna Aircraft's Cessna TTx completed its first production flight on Saturday, March 2, departing from the Cessna facility in Independence, Kan. Cessna TTx First Production Flight

Article: April 2013 Readback

Cirrus Aircraft's new 2013 SR22 and SR22T feature an increased certified gross weight to 3,600 pounds, which allows an extra person, extra baggage or cargo while carrying more fuel. Generation 5 Cirrus

Article: March 2013 Readback

Arnold Pistorius from Pretoria, South Africa, recently completed construction of his Lancair Evolution in Redmond, Ore. From Oregon To South Africa

Article: January/February 2013 Readback

World-class aviators, including U.S. Air Force Thunderbird fighter pilots, commanded a legendary World War II P-51 Mustang and Cessna Citation Mustangs in formation over New York Harbor to commemorate the historical, cultural and economic...

Article: Lightspeed FlightLink For Zulu.2

Connect a headset to your iPad?

Article: Dynon D1 Pocket Panel

Twenty-first-century private pilots benefit enormously from technologies like GPS, WAAS and iPads.

Article: Garmin’s GDL-39 ADS-B Receiver

One of the truly outstanding benefits of shows such as Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., is that pilots have the opportunity to examine and often get some hands-on experience with many of the latest technologies in avionics....

Article: iFly 720

Two years ago, I came across a new avionics company: Adventure Pilot.

Article: Flight Bag For All Needs

I must own seven or eight different flight bags.

Article: September 2012 Readback

ICON Aircraft is collaborating closely with Lotus Engineering USA on key areas of the production design of the ICON A5 amphibious light-sport aircraft. ICON And Lotus Collaboration

Article: Sennheiser S1 Passive

I love passive headsets. Before our readers start scratching their heads wondering if I know about all the benefits of ANR (active noise reduction), I will assure you that I do.

Article: Cockpit Cameras

As pilots, we always want to tell everyone about our latest flying endeavors, whether it's a cross-country adventure or our best-ever landing. ...

Article: iFlightPlanner For iPad By Sennheiser

For some time now, iFlightPlanner.com has offered a web-based service combining flight-planning and logging features with a mobile version that's supported on many smartphones.

Article: July 2012 Readback

The Cirrus Vision SF50 personal-jet program is fully funded through certification and initial production, thanks to a major investment by its new owner, CAIGA. Cirrus Vision Jet: Full Speed Ahead

Article: ADS-B Weather In The Cockpit

More than 15 years ago, I found a public-domain app for the late, lamented Palm VII (one of the first pocket-sized wireless digital gizmos) that would let me call up NEXRAD weather radar graphics.

Article: AvMap EKP-V

When we looked at AvMap's EKP-IV back in 2004, we described it as "the Rolls Royce of portable GPS units," with better features than the competition at a higher price. ...

Article: More Sun, More Fun!

Last year: tornados and wrecked airplanes. This year: sun. Way sun. What a glorious week. Temps in the '80s. Refreshing breezes everyday. Billowy cotton-ball clouds and only one minor afternoon thunderstorm.