MVP Aero developing light sport amphib
MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.
Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress
The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.
AOPA tests new ways to open doors to aviation
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of â€śReimagined Aircraft.â€ť
July 25, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
July 25, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: Too good on takeoff
AOPA ANNOUNCES EXIT FROM EFB MARKET
Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots' hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.
Redbird At Oshkosh: Simulator Time, Challenge Cup, And More
Pilots who are looking to upgrade their instrument skills will find plenty of opportunities to explore Redbird's training simulators at EAA AirVenture this week. Redbird has provided eight simulators to the new IFR Proficiency Center, hosted by IMC Club and EAA. The Redbird tent (Booth 304) also will be hosting the Dusty simulator the company built for the new Disney animated film, Planes: Fire & Rescue. Redbird also will host the Redbird Flying Challenge Cup finals at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
Beachgoer Killed In Emergency Landing
The pilot of a Piper Archer made an emergency landing on a beach in Venice, Florida, on Sunday afternoon, hitting a man and his 10-year-old daughter who were walking on the shore. The father died at the scene, and the girl was airlifted to a hospital where authorities said she was believed to be in critical condition. The pilot and passenger in the Archer were unhurt.
Mooney Is Back
Mooney, which announced a reboot of its iconic brand with new investors early this year, will reassert its presence at EAA AirVenture this week with the first delivery of its Acclaim Type S since restarting the production line after a five-year hiatus. The airplane, which was sold via an online auction to the highest bidder, will be delivered on Tuesday. Mooney also said this week it will partner with Redbird Flight Simulations to bolster its in-house training program.
MVP Amphib Adds Versatility
A Minnesota company is hoping that versatility and financial accessibility will be the keys to launching a $189,000 amphib LSA that was unveiled Sunday ahead of AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh. The MVP is a two-place carbon fiber hull with a turbocharged Rotax engine and fabric wings with carbon fiber spars.
Derailment Fuselages Shredded, Cubed
The Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled into a river in Montana a few weeks ago are now roughly rectangular bales of scrap metal likely headed for the faraway places they may have gone as pieces of completed aircraft.