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Why New Aircraft Engine Ideas Rarely Succeed

Aircraft owners and pilots often bemoan the lack of new technology in aircraft engines and complain—accurately—that most airplane engines are basically 1960s...
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Electric Airplane Racing Is Coming

Every month we see a new electric airplane project or two and sometime next year, we hope to see the first electric...
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Encore: Kyle Franklin’s Super Cub Comedy Act

The Flying Farmer act has been a staple of airshows for years. Kyle Franklin's version is just as entertaining as an inebriated...
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Best Of The Web: Martin Baker’s Ejection Seats

When you get to the point in this video where the earnest—OK nerdy—guy explains how Martin Baker plans to blast pilots out...
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Sun ‘N Fun 2021: Pipistrel’s First Showing of the Panthera

Pipistrel's sleek and sexy Panthera has been getting a lot of buzz but, surprisingly, it has never been shown at a U.S....
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Sun ‘N Fun 2021: Wipaire’s Amphibious Floats On Display

Wipaire is well known for its line of straight and amphibious floats, which is why it has sold 500 sets of the...
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Sun ‘N Fun 2021: Faces On The Flightline

Sun 'n Fun 2021 is now in the books and will be remembered as one pulled off under difficult circumstances. In this AVweb news video, we asked both vendors and attendees what they thought of the show. The reactions were universally positive.
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Sun ‘N Fun: Pipistrel Shows Electric Motorglider

Slovenian-based Pipistrel has been building a motorglider for more than 10 years, but now they're offering an upgraded self-launching electric version, complete...
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Sun ‘N Fun 2021: Aerolite 103 Gets Electric Propulsion

As electric propulsion systems become more accessible, we're seeing them begin to appear in experimental and ultralight aircraft. In this AVweb video...
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Sun ‘N Fun: Tecnam Shows Off The P2012 Traveler

Tecnam has had its P2012 in service for more than year, but because of the pandemic, it has never shown the airplane at Sun 'n Fun. In this AVweb video, we take a tour of this unique twin.

Different Accident, No Lesson

Reporting on accidents is a staple and we have to do it. That it doesn't seem to sink in to prevent more accidents suggests a different way of thinking is needed.

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Why New Aircraft Engine Ideas Rarely Succeed

Aircraft owners and pilots often bemoan the lack of new technology in aircraft engines and complain—accurately—that most airplane engines are basically 1960s...