Aeronautix offers free BasicMed STC for Piper owners

COLUMBIA, Missouri — The FAA’s BasicMed regulation created a greatly simplified medical requirement that serves as a replacement for the Third Class Medical, allowing pilots to operate any aircraft with six seats or less with the submission of a simple medical form and a copy of a valid driver’s license, similar to the LSA Pilot […]

Sonaca 200 unveiled at Aero Friedrichshafen

Sonaca Aircraft will unveil the Sonaca 200, its new two-seat single-engined aircraft, at Aero Friedrichshafen, the European general aviation show, which runs from April 18-21, 2018. The Sonaca 200 has completed its flight test program and is about to be EASA certified in the CS-VLA category, according to company officials. The certification program began in […]

Piper M500 and M350 certified with Garmin G1000 NXi

Piper Aircraft has received FAA certification of the G1000 NXi next generation integrated flight deck on both the M500 single engine turboprop and M350 pressurized, single-engine piston. The company is set to offer it as a retrofit option (via STC) for fielded G1000 equipped Matrix, Mirage (M350), and Meridian (M500) aircraft later this year, Piper […]

Hartzell Prop chosen for Airvan 10

Mahindra Aerospace has chosen Hartzell Propeller‘s three-blade 84-inch diameter aluminum propeller for its Airvan 10 single engine turbine-powered utility aircraft, certified earlier this year. Hartzell’s lightweight hub turbine propeller is constant speed, feathering, reversing and optimized for an improved climb rate, according to Hartzell officials. Developed as a new FAR Part 23 certified aircraft, the […]

Video: What’s it like to own a Cessna 310Q?

The PreBuyGuys recently interviewed Arthur Billingsley, a frequent contributor to General Aviation News, about what it’s like to own, fly, maintain, and manage his 1974 Cessna 310Q. Arthur gives the inside scoop on aircraft ownership from aircraft ownership costs, aircraft maintenance, pilot training, great tips for every aircraft owner, and more. There’s two companion videos, […]

New electric aircraft promises ‘disruptive affordability’

DENVER – The developer of the four-seat “Sun Flyer 4” reports that 10 deposits have been received for the electric airplane unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. According to officials with Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC), Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is the first flight school to hold a deposit for a Sun Flyer […]