Aviation Museum - Piston Engine Aircraft for Sale - Sport Aircraft for Sale - Norfolk Aviation NewsDayton Air Force Museum Foundation has partnered up with Histovery – a Paris, France-based augmented reality company, and opened a fully interactive AR exhibition called “D-Day: Freedom from Above” on May 13th. It opened it’s doors in the second building of the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, OH.

Museum officials say that this exhibition was only possible thanks to the collaboration with the French Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, in Normandy. We’re talking about a 3,500-sqft exhibit focused on the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 and two Airborne divisions – the 82nd and 101st, and their missions on the [...]

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Woman Fly - Seattle Museum Of Aviation - Aircraft News - Pre-owned Aircraft NorfolkThe Museum of Flight in Seattle launched its Women Fly program on March 21st this year. About 400 students attended the event on March 21st-23rd.

The program invites students to learn from real professionals – women working in a variety of aviation and STEP careers are going to teach middle school and high school students about careers in aviation. Students have a couple of days of career-oriented and motivational activities that will help them learn all they need to know about building a career in aviation.

The event featured educational activities, mentorship opportunities, and a resource fair with different aviation specialists and organizations. Students learned through hands-on activities about STEM and get [...]

EHang Autonomous Aircraft - The First Flight - Small Aircraft - Pilotless AircraftA Chinese company called EHang just launched their first autonomous aircraft. It happened during the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival, which took place April 9 – 11 in Vienna. The aircraft took off from the Generali Arena.

EHang’s first autonomous airplane, if we can call it that, is dubbed 216 AAV – short for Autonomous Aerial Vehicle. It hasn’t been certified yet, but because of the controlled environment of the stadium, it was able to make its first public flight. And one thing we haven’t mentioned yet – it’s fully electric, so no fuel was burned during the flight. EHang is planning to start manufacturing AAVs with FAAC in Austria starting next year. How is that for the [...]

We have another interesting video to show to you! This time you will see 10 very unusual aircraft from all over the world. YouTube channel called Minds Eye Design created this video highlighting very unique airplane models. Aircraft have been around since the Wright Brothers, but people are still coming with great and bizarre ideas for something to fly in. In this video you will see planes that fly high and low, and even some that don’t fly at all.

If you find the video interesting, feel free to watch some more! We have another video on our website with the fastest home builds. Learn more and watch the video here.

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How fast did you say that Tesla was? Oh, never mind, we’ve got something even better and its electric as well!

Airbus just announced the first ever electric airplane race that will take place in 2020. They announced a global partnership with the creator of the event – Air Race E, the world’s first electric airplane race. One of the goals of this race is to push the development and adoption of electric engines – a cleaner, more technologically advanced, and faster alternative to the usual aircraft engines. The Air Race E committee hopes that the new generation of electric engines will be applied to all urban aircraft and commercial aircraft as well. Air Race E thinks that even Formula 1 will become electrically powered in the near future.

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It’s very important to know aviation phraseology and communication if you want to pilot a plane at some point in your life. We all know that pilots don’t just pop on their radio and say, “Hey guys, I’m about to land in Norfolk International Airport. You have any free spots?”. In fact, it’s much more complicated than that. Of course, pilot schools usually teach students all of the vocabulary, but it can take months to actually retain all of the necessary information.

But don’t worry! There are ways to get all your aviation communication skills much faster. You could listen to ATC (Air Traffic Control) online and learn how pilots and dispatchers talk in real life. There are even apps that let you listen to ATC talks online (see our recent article about the best apps for pilots).

Not long ago, two alumni from Purdue University found a new way to teach pilots how to [...]

Air travel has always been one of the most exciting things in the world. It’s actually the fastest way to travel! Planes can carry you from one city to another in minutes! While commercial planes and private jets are made for rather comfortable travel, small aircraft are typically built to enjoy the flying itself. Small aircraft manufacturers upgrade their flagman models every year to achieve even faster speed and to give you the best possible flying experience.

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At the same time, we think that small aircraft are the most modifiable aircraft in the plane industry. People always find a way to upgrade their planes and push them to new [...]

Thousands of apps for pilots are available on AppStore and Google Play. Norfolk Aviation is here today to help you find the best ones you could use to make your life way easier. Here are our top 10 apps that are worth installing on your iPad or Android tablet:

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ForeFlight Mobile

This is definitely a must-have for every pilot. This app has all the pre-flight information you may want to know: moving maps, weather graphics, weight and balance, plan of the flight, terrain awareness and many other features. It’s already replaced portable GPS for many pilots, so if you want to have [...]

We already talked about why drones may be dangerous far small aircraft, especially the ones flying close to runways (see our “Drones Are Aircraft’s New Threat” article). Last week FAA has uploaded an animated video to YouTube that had a similar point – help drone operators learn about air safety and be more responsible.

The FAA says that many times they hear sad stories about drones hitting trees, neighbors’ backyards, etc. “All too often, the drone flies away if you let it out of your sight. And upset neighbors may knock on your door if you fly over their backyard while they’re outside.” – say the FAA officials.

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Small Aricraft Sales - Aircraft Acquisition - Sell My Plane - Aircraft Broker - Buy a PlaneThe saying is true, “Most sellers pass up the best offer (of the highest price and best terms).” Time and time again, sellers often hold out for a certain dollar amount. Unfortunately, this means they end up settling for a much lower price AND shelling out thousands on aircraft upkeep costs like maintenance, hangar storage, insurance, and more! Often their estate ends up selling it later for pennies on the dollar.

How about a real-life example? Names have been changed to protect the aircraft owner’s privacy.

Jim put his aircraft on the market in May, asking $270, 000, because he believed it was worth [...]

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Over 20% of drones pose a risk to a manned aircraft – says new study done by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researches. In the last four years there have been over 6,000 FAA recorded reports of near encounters between drones and manned aircraft. With high interest on the drone market, these encounters are very likely to increase in the next couple of years.

Here is FAA’s latest forecast:

  • The number of drones “in the air” will double from 1.1 million in 2017 to estimated 2.5 million by 2022.
  • The number of pilots that control drones is [...]

Pre-owned Small Aircraft – Buy Used Planes – Buy Small Plane – Small Aircraft Listing – Norfolk AviationMichael Goulian is the first pilot from the US that has won the Red Bull Air Race in Indianapolis. The event took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the October 6-7.

Goulian have fought hard to win this race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Over 40,000 fans were watching the race. As race officials said, Michael Goulian was the fastest loser in the opening round, so no one actually thought that he’d be able to finish first in the last race.

Goulian’s two remaining rivals for the 2018 World Championship definitely had a bad time here in Indianapolis – Martin Sonka has [...]

There are many new aircraft startups being launched across the US. Two of the startups we are going to talk about are located in California: first one in San Francisco, second one is near Sacramento. Another startup is located more to the north, near Idaho. Young entrepreneurs are trying hard to shape the future of the industry. Norfolk Aviation is here to review all the latest models being created.

The experts think that we might have a light aircraft revolution in the next 5-10 years. The new generation of these kinds of planes are going to be groundbreaking light and small. There’s a lot of attention on the new models that are, as experts say, about to change the game.

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Airplane racing is a thing, don’t be surprised about it. Several airplanes flying side by side at hundreds of miles per hour – it looks just like you imagine it: incredibly fast, very dangerous and breath-taking.

Two weeks ago, Norfolk, VA pilot Andy Findlay set a new record in a division – he was flying at 402.7 mph. “That’s the equivalent of 440 mph land speed,” – says Andy. He won his first Stihl National championship at the 55th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational in Reno, NV.

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Andy’s life has been connected to racing for a long time. He started airplane racing about 6 years [...]

Small Aircraft For Sale - How To Take Care For Your Plane - Buy Small Aircraft - Norfolk Aviation SalesAirplanes require a lot of attention, even if it’s a small plane. They are complicated machines that need to be taken care of in order for them to work right. It’s also a financial investment you don’t want to lose. It’s also a safety issue – the better your aircraft’s condition, the safer it will be for you to fly it. Norfolk Aviation is here to help you understand what you should do to keep your plane in perfect condition as long as possible.

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Yes, it’s that simple (at first). Keeping your plane [...]

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