Tag: general aviation

Czech Sport Aircraft delivers 500th aircraft

General Aviation News is reporting that the 500th Czech Sport Aircraft – a PS-28 Cruiser – has been delivered.  This is a GREAT milestone, and a sign that the economy is turning around and that general aviation is getting healthier!  From the article: Czech Sport Aircraft reports the delivery of the 500th aircraft from the company’s …

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General Aviation Pilot Protection Act

New bill would expand driver’s license medical to pilots, After nearly two years of FAA inaction on the AOPA-EAA third-class medical petition, Congress has taken matters into its own hands, offering up legislation that would vastly expand the number of pilots who could fly without going through the expensive and time-consuming third-class medical certification process. …

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Female pilots: a slow take-off

Emine Saner has written over at The Guardian about the slow adoption of female pilots by airlines.  From the article: When two children, a six-year-old girl and a slightly older boy, visited her flight deck last week, British Airways pilot Aoife Duggan asked if they would like to fly planes too. The boy said yes but …

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Cessna’s Skycatcher flying off into the sunset

Back in October, Cessna’s CEO Scott Ernest stated that the company’s light sport Skycatcher had “no future.” Me … I dunno, I really wanted to like the aircraft.  I flew it, it was okay.  It wasn’t anything overly spectacular.  The only thing that really stood out was the remarkably high price for a Chinese-built airplane. Maybe …

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Shell reveals unleaded avgas – 10 years in the making!

Shell has announced a lead-free replacement for the 110LL that is currently used by most general aviation piston aircraft.  From the AOPA website: Shell Aviation, a subsidiary of the multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, announced Dec. 3 that a 10-year effort in the laboratory has produced a fuel that may put a long-sought goal—once …

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