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July 2015 Volume 58 / Number 7

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SubSonex Sport Jet JSX–2

Airshow pilot Bob Carlton has developed an innovative weeklong transition course for the SubSonex, and actually flying the single-seat jet is the culmination.

Jun 10, 2015

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Inside the Breitling Jet Team

Seven L–39C Albatrosses come into view smoothly, like a symphony. Their jet engines are barely heard beneath the music of a grand opera and richly accented narration from the voice of a poet.

Jun 10, 2015

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Little airplane, big job

A claim that small tube-and-fabric liaison airplanes were the most feared American aircraft of World War II seems incredulous, almost laughable. But those aware of the facts argue persuasively that the claim is true.

Jun 10, 2015

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Portfolios: Adam Senatori

Former airline pilot turned professional photographer, Adam Senatori took a furlough after 9/11 and turned his artist’s eye onto the world below him.

Jun 10, 2015

Commentary

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P&E: Dogfight

Senior Editors Jill W. Tallman and Dave Hirschman are making the trek to Oshkosh for the really big show—should they fly over Lake Michigan or not?<

Jun 10, 2015

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Letters: From Our May 2015 Issue

Looks like the long-running debate among tailwheel pilots on the merits of three-point versus wheel landings is still unresolved.

Jun 08, 2015

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Fly Well: Eyes on the prize

The eye is elegant, delicate, and complex—but, like sophisticated airplanes, stuff fails and preventative maintenance is key.

Jun 03, 2015

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License to Learn: High anxiety

These were mistakes stemming from the natural decline in skill that results from a pilot’s failure to train regularly.

Jun 03, 2015

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Pilot Counsel: Some miscellaneous rules

Here are a few miscellaneous rules about which you might enjoy being reminded.

Jun 03, 2015

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Proficient Pilot: Rules, rules, rules

I never thought that I would write a column favoring regulation, but just think where we would be without the legal guidelines that help to protect us from ourselves and each other.

Jun 03, 2015

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President's Position: Back at the controls

People who have earned their pilot certificates continue to consider themselves pilots—even when they haven’t flown for decades. And that’s because, almost universally, they love aviation and want to fly again.

Jun 03, 2015

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Safety Pilot: Trust but verify

The quote, “First, do no harm”—often attributed, erroneously, to the Hippocratic Oath—does have application to aircraft mechanics.

Jun 03, 2015

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Waypoints: Polishing the fleet

The enormous number of airplanes manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s continues to serve us well, even all these decades later.

Jun 03, 2015

Departments

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P&E: Avionics

Software upgrade for Evolution displays

Jun 10, 2015

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P&E: Technique

Help for your go/no-go decision

Jun 10, 2015

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P&E: ADS-B

Today, however, there’s a lot of uncertainty about ADS-B, and many aircraft owners and pilots are understandably confused. We’re going to do our best to change that.

Jun 10, 2015

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Membership News & Notes

States recognize aviation’s economic impact

Jun 10, 2015

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P&E: On Instruments

Let’s talk about nonprecision approaches: those without glideslope or other vertical guidance.

Jun 10, 2015

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P&E: Never Again

I got my DUATS briefing through my electronic flight bag flight planning program—72 pages, including some presidential TFRs in Chicago.

Jun 10, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Events

Arsenal of Democracy flyover honors veterans

Jun 09, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Start 'em young

Passion for flying starts at a young age, like that of the junior high students in the Pittsburgh Gifted Center.

Jun 09, 2015

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Pilots: From Hornet to Skyhawk

Lea Gabrielle didn’t always want to be-come a pilot.

Jun 09, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: You can fly sweepstakes

With the help of Sun ’n Fun volunteers and AOPA staff, the Reimagined 152 started on its way promptly at the end of the show.

Jun 09, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Products

Hangars are notorious sweat boxes. They lack insulation, a proper cooling source, and often have terrible ventilation.

Jun 09, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Fly-ins

Some 2,600 attendees and more than 300 airplanes descended on Salinas Municipal Airport in central California for the first AOPA Fly-In of the year May 16.

Jun 09, 2015

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Test Pilot

What was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful American fighter airplane of World War II?

Jun 09, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

There were 2,484 Piper Tomahawk trainers built from 1977 to 1982.

Jun 09, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: 'Ultimate paradise’

Joe Nall Week, which ran from May 9 through 16 at the aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina, is the largest radio control fly-in in the world, attracting about 1,700 RC pilots from all 50 states and 11 countries—and more than 10,000 spectators.

Jun 09, 2015

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