Okay, when Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and a guy who knows a little about tech, says that he’s skeptical that driverless cars will ever be a thing, well, that’s reason to think about it. “The Woz,” who’s been a close personal imaginary friend of mine since I was forced to start using an more »
The activity at NBAA is the best it’s been in years, as shown by numerous announcements from companies in all areas of business aviation.
Sign up for our newsletter for the latest aviation news, product reviews, and more! There’s been a spate of stories lately about the rise of companies investing in the development of new forms of air transportation aimed at giving people a quick and easy way to get from A to B in an urban environment. more »
We earlier reported on the crash of two Cirrus SR-series singles, an SR20 and an SR22 at Lt. Kay Larkin Field in Palatka, Florida, which is about midway between Orlando and Jacksonville. The NTSB is investigating the crash. A photograph of the planes after the accident, in which no was injured, showed the textbook signature more »
Continental Motors yesterday announced that it had come to an agreement with the FAA to cover the repetitive inspection of a camshaft gear in a very large number of engines that Continental had targeted for inspection by way of a mandatory service bulletin way back in 2005. Affected engines included more than two dozen dash more »
Textron Aviation announced on Tuesday that it had earned FAA and EASA certification for its next-gen Cessna 172 JT-A light single engine plane. The Skyhawk, the most popular model in aviation history, can now be operated on jet fuel, making it easier and cheaper to operate everywhere, but especially in foreign locales, where 100LL is more »
The Eclipse 500, which grew into the mature product known as the Eclipse 550, is in the rearview of new product development for Eclipse Aerospace, a division of ONE Aviation, which acquired the much-discussed personal jet maker early last year. But the new product, being developed under the less-than-top-secret name, the Canada Project, is going more »
The FAA has given approval to three Tecnam enhancements for the P2010 4-seater, including updated avionics and an alternative to 100LL fuel. Those enhancements include offering an integrated GFC 700 autopilot to go along with the G1000 flight deck, which is standard in the P2010. A second option, the Garmin G500 avionics suite, will lower the overall cost of the more »
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Earlier this week the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the latest FAA reauthorization bill, dubbed the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act.
Details on major changes coming soon In two months, with the May cover date, we’ll be launching the new Plane & Pilot. In that premier issue, just about everything about the magazine will have changed, while, somewhat paradoxically, all the important things will remain the same. The new magazine will feature award-winning authors, illustrators, and more »
Like many of Plane & Pilot’s readers, I grew up in the shadow of World War II, a kid of an Air Force pilot who brought his love of airplanes home with him. My father being a WWII-era jock probably makes my choices of childhood airplane crushes obvious. They were, in order: P-51, P-38, P-47 more »
The mission to land a human being on the Moon didn’t change everything. But then again, it really did.
On the eve of Oshkosh AirVenture 2019 Redbird has announced a new program that will debut at this year’s show, and it’s something that no one has ever done at OSH before…or likely even considered doing: offering free flight instruction at the show. To answer your questions in the order we think they occurred to more »
Have you ever dreamt of having a full-size 737 flight simulator as an annex to your hotel room? No, we haven’t either. But someone came up with the idea anyway. Now, most professional pilots have a lot of experience in flight simulators, and while many pilots think somewhat fondly of them, others surely have less more »
All the New Haven Tweed Airport Authority wanted to do was lengthen the runway so it was safer for and more accessible to smaller jets. The process would have taken the 5,600-foot runway and lengthened it to 6,600, which would allow larger commercial jets to land there, providing airlines the ability to provide service to more »
As of December 31, 2018, there were an estimated 32,831 active helicopter pilots in the U.S. The Robinson Helicopter Company has graduated almost that many pilots since the mid ’80s from its four-day Robinson Pilot Safety Course. So after passing my commercial helicopter add-on check ride—and propelled by a robust suggestion from my alma mater, Hillsboro more »