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Six hours in a Cirrus

Posted on June 28th, 2012 by

I’d like to think I pondered the offer of a ride in a new Cirrus to Idaho Falls and back to Seattle for more than a few seconds, but in reality, I don’t think Cirrus Aircraft Sales Rep Ivy McIver... Continue Reading →


From Kiev with love: Flying the Aeroprakt LSA

Posted on June 7th, 2012 by

BY J. DOUGLAS HINTON With the meltdown of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine gained its independence, causing private enterprise to bloom, including Kiev-based Aeroprakt company, founded the same year and bolstered by an investment by Saudi Sheik Hussein. The... Continue Reading →


Parts marking system released

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by

Insta Etch of Phoenix has released its Etch2000 professional parts marking system. Continue Reading →

Flying the G8 Airvan

Posted on April 12th, 2012 by

By J. DOUGLAS HINTON A casual glance at a map of Australia shows that virtually all of the population centers are concentrated along the coast, mostly in the south and southeast. So what’s in the interior? Thousands of square miles... Continue Reading →

Flying the Evektor Harmony

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by

The Light-Sport Aircraft movement is coming of age. During the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo held in Sebring, Florida, last month, many LSA manufacturers showed off the next generation of their designs, including Evektor Aircraft. The Czech Republic-based company, which has... Continue Reading →

Flying the Skycatcher: The CFI’s perspective

Posted on October 11th, 2011 by

Cessna’s Skycatcher was designed for the Light Sport Aircraft category, as well as to lower the cost of entry into aviation. It was also designed to be a teaching platform that could ostensibly replace the Cessna 150 series in flight... Continue Reading →

Flying the Kitfox LSA

Posted on June 24th, 2010 by

One of the benefits of the Light Sport Aircraft movement is that it has paved the way for manufacturers of kit aircraft to enter the world of ready-to-fly designs. One of the more recent entries into the fly-away models is... Continue Reading →

Pilot’s Report: Piper Matrix

Posted on April 20th, 2010 by

BY J. DOUGLAS HINTON, For General Aviation News What company would build a single-engine, cabin class, unpressurized aircraft when virtually every other airframe in its class is pressurized? Piper Aircraft would, based on extensive interviews with customers and a “comprehensive... Continue Reading →

Flying the Peregrine

Posted on April 4th, 2010 by

One of the perks of being a flying journalist is that it gives me the opportunity to fly aircraft that many pilots don’t, like the record-setting Light Sport Aircraft, the FA-04 Peregrine. The low-wing airplane, built by Fleming Air in... Continue Reading →

Flying a Legend

Posted on January 10th, 2010 by

When Legend Aircraft Co. unveiled plans to produce a modern version of the Cub, I admit I was skeptical. Usually, when you try to remake a classic, it falls short of expectations. The Legend Cub, manufactured in Sulphur Springs, Texas,... Continue Reading →