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Garmin is adding Jeppesen charts, National Aeronautical Charting Office departure, arrival and approach plates, and taxi directions for 700 airports to its G1000 glass cockpit. The databases, called FliteCharts, ChartView and SafeTaxi, will make their debut in the Cessna Citation Mustang...

CH2000s in harm's way? The first two of eight SAMA CH2000 aircraft based on Chris Heintz's popular low-wing two-seater are providing aerial surveillance over Baghdad. The Iraqi Air Force is operating the aircraft, which come with such nonstandard features as high-resolution forward-looking infrared and secure communications systems...

The Southwestern Aerotrekking Academy is aiming for an altitude record for weight-shift aircraft. The company hopes to reach 40,000 feet by next summer...