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Garmin Connext links tablet computers with Garmin avionics

Garmin has created a wireless bridge to connect tablet computers running the Garmin Pilot app with panel-mount avionics.

Jul 19, 2014 | comments

Article

The Flying Neutrons: Safety, friendship, affordable flying

The Flying Neutrons club was originally formed by GE engineers.

Jul 21, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Tips for smooth trips, part 2: Pre-trip maintenance

Get your airplane ready for a long cross-country trip by keeping an eye out for these common “trip interrupters.”

Jul 18, 2014 | comments

Technique

Article

Training Tip: Too good on takeoff

Unable to climb, and unable to lower the nose to accelerate without contacting the ground, he is in a spot.

Jul 21, 2014 | comments

Aircraft Maintenance

Tips for smooth trips, part 2: Pre-trip maintenance

Get your airplane ready for a long cross-country trip by keeping an eye out for these common “trip interrupters.”

Jul 18, 2014 | comments
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Technology

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Initial tests completed on 'personal jet' kitplane

Experimental kit aircraft maker Sonex announced completing “a very successful series of initial flight tests” of the SubSonex JSX-2 personal jet.

Jul 16, 2014 | comments

Article

Air Force technology drives new PS Engineering audio panel

PS Engineering is incorporating U.S. Air Force technology into its new PMA450 audio panel. Originally designed to help fighter pilots with situational awareness, the new system places com radio cues at various points in the earcups to help GA pilots focus.

Jul 15, 2014 | comments
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Opinion

Money Well-Spent

I won’t lie to you, owning an airplane will lighten your wallet. As the owner of multiple types of light airplanes over multiple years I consider myself an expert on flying budgets. To minimize the pain and angst involved in budgeting I separate my expenses into known and unknown, fixed and variable, and I do […] Read More

July 22, 2014

Your Local Club: Members, Manpower, and Money

I’ve had great fun as President of the Aero Club of Northern California for the past 6 months. Local clubs and chapters are one of the many fun aspects of aviation and you probably already belong to one or more. If you’re not actively involved in running and/or participating in a club, please consider jumping […] Read More

July 16, 2014

Fuzzy crystal balls, the Beatles, and you

In retrospect it’s hard to believe, but in 1876 a Western Union memo described the telephone as having no value to the company.  In 1957 Lee de Forest, an inventor with more than 180 patents to his name, proclaimed that a manned mission to the moon would never occur. In 1961 the commissioner of the […] Read More

July 11, 2014

AOPA Forums thread

Question: What are some tips to prepare for attending Oshkosh?

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AOPA Live This Week - July 17, 2014 16:23 min

Jul 18, 2014

New midget personal jet from Sonex flies, even does aerobatics on its first flight. Time is getting close to award the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair; see how your airplane looks over the Big Apple. We have an update on the search for a replacement for 100LL, and it’s good news. And we take a look at the army of green shirts that help make the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins possible.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Santa Monica Airport land use change makes November ballot

The committee for Santa Monicans For Open and Honest Development Decisions has received notification that a ballot measure on land use changes at Santa Monica Municipal Airport has officially qualified for the November 2014 ballot.

Jul 18, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Action on third class medical ‘soon,’ Huerta tells Baker

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told AOPA President Mark Baker that rulemaking prompted by a request to expand the driver’s license medical standard should be released for public comment soon during a visit to AOPA headquarters July 17.

Jul 17, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Dunn speaks at GA issues conference

Questionable searches of GA aircraft by Customs and Border Protection and the fight to keep Santa Monica Municipal Airport open were among the topics discussed by AOPA's Bill Dunn at the recent American Association of Airport Executives General Aviation Issues and Security Conference.

Jul 16, 2014
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Gear and Products

Article

Global weather data available

Baron Services, which provides the digital weather data delivered to many avionics systems and portable devices, is offering new data for world travelers.

Jul 21, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Tips for smooth trips, part 2: Pre-trip maintenance

Get your airplane ready for a long cross-country trip by keeping an eye out for these common “trip interrupters.”

Jul 18, 2014 | comments

Article

Garmin Pilot app goes global

Garmin has expanded the reach of its Pilot app for tablet computers to cover the entire planet.

Jul 17, 2014
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Health and Medical

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Medication do’s and don’ts

Pilots may not be aware that certain drugs, even over the counter, may produce adverse side effects that can affect cognitive function, including reaction time, judgment, and decision making skills, all of which are obviously needed while flying.

Jul 03, 2014
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Travel

Article

Global weather data available

Baron Services, which provides the digital weather data delivered to many avionics systems and portable devices, is offering new data for world travelers.

Jul 21, 2014

Article

Club Spotlight

Octopus Flying Club expands from Maryland to Florida.

Jul 18, 2014
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Financial

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Club Spotlight

Octopus Flying Club expands from Maryland to Florida.

Jul 18, 2014

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Aircraft Spotlight

Octopus Flying Club based in Maryland and Florida operates two Socata aircraft.

Jul 16, 2014
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