Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more! With the recent addition of two Cessna C-172 Jet-A aircraft, equipped with Continental Motors compression ignition engines, Wayman Aviation Academy has started transitioning its fleet to Jet-A burning engines. Benefits of transitioning to engines using the diesel cycle include the proven reliability more »
Weather and Bad News Contribute to a Challenging first day in Lakeland
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! The annual Sun ‘n Fun fly-in, which got under way Tuesday, is already having a bad week. The Air Force Thunderbirds, who were scheduled to appear at the show, had to cancel their appearance after a tragic crash more »
SocialFlight launches a sweepstakes offering a free flight in a Titan T-51D Mustang.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! SocialFlight is launching a sweepstakes to win a ride in a Titan T-51D Mustang, to promote its video documentary following its construction of a Titan Aircraft T-51D Mustang. The Titan Aircraft T-51D Mustang is a three-quarter scale more »
World Wide Wings has agreed to purchase 15 Alpha Trainers.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel announced a big sale of its light sport Alpha Trainer. World Wide Wings agreed to purchase 15 Alpha Trainers for use in its San Bernardino, California, training facility. World Wide Wings trains pilots, many more »
Innovative lightweight product targets jet and turboprop cockpits.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and more delivered to you! At an invitation only press event two weeks ago, Bose announced a new headset, designed for pro pilots who fly turbine aircraft. The lightweight and comfortable—we tried it!—new ProFlight headset is FAA TSO’ed (an FAA requirement for most commercial planes) more »
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more! A hangar at Houston Hobby airport was destroyed by a microburst on Tuesday, which resulted in what appears to be the loss of six high-end bizjets, four in the hangar and two on the ramp just outside of it. The storm was more »
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more! The annual Sun ‘n Fun fly-in is just about ready to get under way, and it looks to be good, though the weather at this point four days out looks tricky. The National Weather Service is forecasting thunderstorms and rain for the more »
Our audience weighs in on the impending shutdown of the government sponsored flight-planning tool.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, for the latest news from us! In a recent poll we asked our audience what their experience was with the soon-to-be decommissioned DUATS flight planning service and the response we got was, honestly, not very surprising. DUATS service was inaugurated in 1989 and was more »
The single-engine jet stages a stunning upset in winning aviation’s biggest honor.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more! Cirrus Aircraft has taken home the 2017 Collier Trophy for its groundbreaking SF50 Vision Jet. The selection committee also commended Cirrus on its inclusion of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute whole-aircraft-recovery parachute system, the first of its kind in a jet. The SF50 more »
Sporty’s Air Scan Aviation Scanner Lots of pilots like to listen in on ATC transmissions when they’re at home or in the hangar, and handheld air band scanners are a great way to do that. But they have their limitations, most notably a lot of dead airtime between transmissions. With its ingenious new Air Scan more »
Based on the easy-to-install Evolution displays, the new E5 is the next step in affordable avionics
Bright, feature-packed primary flight displays are the cat’s pajamas of the retrofit market, and on Monday at the Aircraft Electronics Association gathering in Las Vegas, Aspen Avionics President John Uczekaj told reporters about the company’s new E5 display, which slashes the price point for an approved primary flight display. The thing that Uczekaj commented upon more »
The team at EPS Diesel is reporting progress on its turbo-diesel clean sheet Graflight Flat 8 engine. The company expects to wrap up initial certification later this year. Over the past year, EPS has completed tests of the engine to simulated altitudes of 30,000 feet in a re-activated Air Force altitude chamber. It also tested more »
The 29th annual International Women in Aviation Conference had a lot to offer attendees
More than 3,200 people from 21 countries showed up for the 29th annual International Women in Aviation Conference. The conference, which is hosted by Women in Aviation International (WAI), was held March 22-24 in Reno, Nevada. In addition to sessions on everything from military flying to maintenance, the conference included a special outreach day for more »
DUATS, the automated weather and flight plan filing tool, is going away soon, a move that Plane & Pilot editor Isabel Goyer reflected on in his Going Direct column. How do you feel about it? Is its demise a big deal to you? Or not so much. Weigh in on what DUATS is, or used to more »
With new permissions to fly at a couple of the country's busiest airports, drones are beginning to find a place in the National Airspace System
Wherever you might fall on the ‘willingness to share the skies’ spectrum, one thing is clear: drones are here to stay. Work to safely integrate them into the National Airspace System is picking up speed and the FAA has begun—slowly—allowing professional drone operators to fly in high-traffic, controlled airspace. As it stands, drones can’t fly more »
One dog’s heart-warming connection to his owner’s Robinson helicopter
In a heart-warming video, pilot Bradley Friesen shares the story of his pup, Bentley, who goes through the world seemingly afraid of every other thing he comes into contact with, from an electrical cord lying across the ground to the shiny surface of a polished floor. As it turns out, the cure is nothing else but flying. more »
The new retrofit system transforms older King Airs
Plane & Pilot recently visited with BendixKing at its Albuquerque, New Mexico-headquarters and got to fly with the new AeroVue flat-panel retrofit system in the company’s King Air 200. In a nutshell, the system is transformative. The title of this piece is a play on words. BendixKing’s parent company, Honeywell, is famous for developing the more »
New engine technology might might mean taking steps to deal with new icing risks
In partnership with engine manufacturer Honeywell, the team at NASA’s Glenn Research Center has launched a study taking a closer look at a specific type of high-altitude engine icing called ice crystal icing. Ice crystal icing occurs when ice crystals get into an engine’s core, combine and grow. The accumulation can result in an engine more »