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Icon Aircraft told deposit holders yesterday that prices for the closely watched light sport would be going up about 30% for a base model and more than 50% for a fully loaded aircraft. Read More
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The kingdom of Saudi Arabia will invest $1 billion in three of Richard Branson’s space/aviation companies — Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, Branson announced on Thursday. Read More
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Waco's YMF-5 is one of them, although it's been updated. It was on display on amphibious floats at this weekend's AOPA fly-in in Tampa. Read More
The market may be flooded with ADS-B weather receivers, but the market is also seeing a new generation of subscription-based portable SiriusXM weather receivers. The latest one comes from Garmin—the GDL51—which finally completes the weather interface on the company's aera660 portable GPS, plus it works with the Garmin Pilot tablet app. In this video, Aviation Consumer magazine Editor Larry Anglisano takes a close look at the new receiver on the bench and in the air. Read More
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'Tis the season for fall colors photos and this is the best we got this week. Thanks to Eric Swanberg for a really good one. Read More
As I approached Sarasota Airport on the downwind there was a Cessna 172 ahead of me who asked the tower clearance for landing ... Tower: State your intentions.” ... The pilot said that he planned to have dinner with his brother-in-law that evening ... Tower:"Roger, cleared to land." Read More

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