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 »
With its 385-foot wingspan, 12 main landing gear wheels (plus two nose gear wheels), and 550,000-pound payload, the Stratolaunch took to the air on April 13 for the first time in preparation for its eventual mission: launching satellites into low-Earth orbit. News outlets are billing it as the “world’s largest plane.” Now, that’s debatable. There’s more »
Matt was nervous; that is to say, he was like every other flight student who has reached his solo stage check. He stood beside his Piper Cadet, putting on a brave face as I approached, and he was sweating. Of course, in the Florida sun, I was sweating too. Our very regimented flight academy more »
On the ramp in the mist, the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet, which many still call the “Cirrus Jet,” is a figure of some mystery. When I posted a photo on my Facebook page of the plane viewed from the rear, its distinctive V-tail prominent, a friend asked if it was a “Bugatti.” Now, the Bugatti, more »
The annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In and Expo wrapped up on April 7 and overcame a rainy start to once again attract hundreds of thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts, newsmakers, and of course many cool planes to Lakeland, Florida. Fortunately, for those who missed part of or all of this year’s event, Plane more »
Sun ‘n Fun is more than halfway through as the international fly-in and expo enters its fourth day. The Lakeland, Florida airshow has already seen performances from the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, while famed pilot Lee Lauderback hit a 10,000-mile milestone and Piper released some big news. What’s coming up? Plane & Pilot previewed a more »
While industry announcements, vendors and manufacturers are all part of the week-long Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, it’s the aircraft that steal the show. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform on Thursday afternoon, but there’s been no shortage of aerobatics. Check out this gallery for scenes from the first couple days of Sun ‘n Fun more »