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October 2014 Volume 57 / Number 10

Back to the Future
Cover Story | October 2014

Reimagining the 152

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Sweepstakes 2015: GA Aircraft Reimagined

Among the many exotic aircraft at the world’s largest airshow, a once-common Cessna 152 trainer at the AOPA tent at AirVenture drew more than its share of curiosity.

Sep 08, 2014

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In Kenya, GA is helping to save wildlife

“It is a heritage that we have to conserve for the whole of humanity,” said Robert Muasya, acting deputy director of security for the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Sep 08, 2014

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A lot of love—and money: Over-the-top restorations

A Piper Tri-Pacer, Cessna 182, and Cessna 310 today are better than the factories ever imagined—thanks to owners who wanted their aircraft to be, as the U.S. Army says, all they can be. They succeeded.

Sep 08, 2014

Commentary

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Pilot Counsel: Revisiting shared expenses

Two recent legal interpretations by the FAA’s chief counsel deal with the time-honored privilege of a private pilot—and a commercial and ATP pilot while exercising only private pilot privileges—to conduct a shared-expense flight.

Sep 04, 2014

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Guest Editorial: Getting the job done

It’s my job to make sure we put member needs first in all our advocacy efforts.

Sep 04, 2014

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Letters: Tall Tale (That’s True)

The rare warbirds Senior Editor Dave Hirschman found on a Texas ranch—and the story of their owner—elicited many comments from our members.

Sep 04, 2014

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License to Learn: Somebody pinch me

It’s called an Ercoupe. Built by Fred Weick and first manufactured in 1939, the two-place coupe was so revolutionary that even birds tweeted about it.

Sep 04, 2014

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Proficient Pilot: Gotta have a static

Prior to cleaning the airplane, the static ports had been covered with duct tape to prevent contaminants from entering the static system (a good thing).

Sep 04, 2014

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President's Position: My year in review

I’ve just completed my first yearas AOPA president, so it’s a good time to pause and think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. When I arrived in this role, there were a few key things on my agenda.

Sep 04, 2014

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Safety Pilot: Improving GA safety

It’s way too early to declare victory in the decades-long struggles to improve general aviation safety, but 2013 was very good in one segment: a drop in non-commercial fixed-wing fatal accidents.

Sep 04, 2014

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Waypoints: New again

By the time you read this, some lucky pilot will be contemplating a future flying our Debonair Sweepstakes airplane, the twentieth such sweepstakes airplane we have delivered to a member since 1993.

Sep 04, 2014

Departments

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AOPA Homecoming Fly-in: Frederick, MD

Welcome back to AOPA headquarters for the sixth 2014 regional fly-in at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK).

Sep 08, 2014

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Pilots: AOPA Ambassador R. Anderson 'Andy' Pew

As AOPA’s longest serving board member, R. Anderson “Andy” Pew has helped guide the organization through times of tailwinds and turbulence.

Sep 08, 2014

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Briefing: Take our Perfect Destinations quiz

The Bahamas and Cayman Islands are the ideal flying destinations for most AOPA staffers who tried the AOPA Perfect Destinations online quiz.

Sep 05, 2014

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Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014

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Briefing: Spokane Fly-In

“I want to spend every day here!” cried a small boy as the fourth 2014 regional AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, came to a close at Felts Field (SFF) on Saturday, August 16.

Sep 05, 2014

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Briefing: Savings in the states

Over the past two years, AOPA has been able to actively save members who own their own aircraft an average of $179.22 per year.

Sep 05, 2014

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Membership News & Notes: ‘Loud and clear,’ says Huerta

The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation (USDOT) for review, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

Sep 05, 2014

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P&E Frugal Flier: iPad screen protection

As iPads become ever more central to flying, accessories that make them work better in the cockpit take on new importance.

Sep 05, 2014

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Never Again: The perfect weekend kickoff

At 550 feet I was still focused on the runway and yaw control when the wheels left the ground. A quick glance at oil pressure and then airspeed—no airspeed! Yet the airplane was surging upward and accelerating forward.

Sep 05, 2014

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P&E Technique: D.C.’s special flight rules

It was a surprise when a colleague admitted he had stopped flying. The problem was that he had just moved to Frederick, Maryland, from a part of the country with fewer restrictions.

Sep 05, 2014

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P&E Technology: Smarter smartphone photos

The smartphones that have become our constant flying companions also are fairly sophisticated still and video cameras.

Sep 05, 2014

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Weather Watch: Low pressure lowdown

Pilots sometimes ask me what I think is the most important weather concept to understand. Wow, that’s a tough one.

Sep 05, 2014

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Test Pilot

Who wrote, “If you would measure the heartbeat of a city, take the pulse of its airport?”

Sep 05, 2014

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