Vashon Aircraft Ranger

  The Vashon Ranger R7 is the first aircraft designed to fill the gap between aging, under-equipped certificated aircraft and newer but expensive Light Sport Aircraft. The Ranger is a 2-place aircraft that features rugged, full metal construction to take real world usage like flight training. It has one of the most spacious cockpits in … More Vashon Aircraft Ranger


Mooney International is set to deliver the first M20TN Acclaim Type S aircraft with a Chinese National Registration, (“B”) number, to its owner in China at the end of December.  Mooney officially received the Validation of Type Certificate (VTC) issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Dec. 9, 2014 and this will … More MOONEY INTERNATIONAL IS GRANTED VALIDATED TYPE CERTIFICATE FROM CAAC AND DELIVERS NEW M20 ACCLAIM

Cobalt Valkyrie Co50

Brand New Aircraft Design to Make World Debut at AirVenture   Cobalt Aircraft, based in France,  debuted its prototype Co50 aircraft on July 28 during AirVenture 2010. This clean-sheet design has sleek, fighter-plane features such as an under fuselage engine intake, canard, smooth contoured lines, and split-vertical stabilizers which liken it to an FA-18 or … More Cobalt Valkyrie Co50


Giuseppe Mario Bellanca (or GM) immigrated from Italy in 1911 and continued his passion for aircraft design here in the United States.  His aircraft achieved numerous endurance and efficiency records, and his plane Columbia (shown below)   was Charles Lindbergh’s first choice for a Trans-Atlantic crossing.  Lindbergh was unable to secure the plane, but 2 weeks after … More GIUSEPPE MARIO “GM” BELLANCA 1886 – 1960

Bellanca Viking: Wood, Fabric & Genius

The brainchild of an Italian designer, this classic airplane exudes a rare combination of style and substance Bill Cox, Photography by James Lawrence It’s almost inevitable that Italian airplanes are compared to Italian automobiles. You can’t look at the smooth, sculptured lines of a Marchetti SF-260 or Partenavia P68 without thinking of a Ferrari or … More Bellanca Viking: Wood, Fabric & Genius

Flight Design C4

he Flight Design C4 Click to download C4 Fact Sheet (.pdf) Follow the Progress of New C4 from Idea to Market Introduction       The Flight Design C4 is currently under development. It is expected to begin flight test in the summer of 2012 with the Continental IO-360-AF engine. Flight Design traditionally has airplanes designed for cross country … More Flight Design C4

Pipistrel Unveils New Panthera 4-Place Airplane

Pipistrel took the wraps off its super-efficient Panthera four-seater this week at the Aero Expo in Friedrichshafen, Germany, giving avgeeks a first glimpse at the aircraft that boasts a 1,000 nm range and a cruise speed of 200 knots, all while burning a mere 10 gallons of gasoline per hour. The prototype unveiled at the Expo … More Pipistrel Unveils New Panthera 4-Place Airplane

Cirrus SR22/SR20 Safety records are below GA average

By AVweb Staff       When the Cirrus SR20 and 22 first appeared a dozen years ago, the models’ full airframe parachute system and stall/spin resistant wing were expected to set new standards for light aircraft safety. But according to Aviation Consumer‘s January edition, the Cirrus line has achieved, at best, a middle of the … More Cirrus SR22/SR20 Safety records are below GA average

Pipistrel introduces a fully equipped training aircraft for under $85,000 US

In keeping with Pipistrel’s tradition of continuing evolution, quality, high tech manufacturing and now most importantly a fantastic price, Pipistrel is proud to announce the release of our new aircraft, the Pipistrel ALPHA TRAINER. The name “Pipistrel ALPHA TRAINER” describes the exact purpose of this exciting new aircraft designed for Light Sport Aircraft Flying Schools … More Pipistrel introduces a fully equipped training aircraft for under $85,000 US

e-GO Simulator

Now you can try the e-Go for yourself. It features a stunning 3D cockpit and graphics developed by Hal Parfitt-Murray.   We’ve used x-plane because it has a comprehensive mathematical model of the airplane. This means that it gives representative handling throughout the envelope, including low speed handling (e.g. stalls) and manoeuvres such as side-slips.   You … More e-GO Simulator

205 to lose jobs after Piper decides to mothball Altaire jet program

By Ed Bierschen FINDING WORK Officials with Piper Aircraft Inc. said they will attempt to find other employment for the workers they are laying off. The company said it will work with other aviation companies and employers to try to place as many of the workers as possible. Companies interested in hiring these workers can call … More 205 to lose jobs after Piper decides to mothball Altaire jet program