AOPA Pilot Magazine

February 2016 Volume 59 / Number 2

Cheeky Chipmunk

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New Take on a Timeless Design

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Stewards of the Earth

Locals call the river that runs through Richmond, Virginia, “James Brown” when it looks like this: a slick coffee-with-a-little-cream color that isn’t appetizing.

Jan 06, 2016

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Reborn in the U.S.A.

Number four is getting an inside-out, top-to-bottom restoration through Yingling’s Ascend 172 initiative.

Jan 06, 2016

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Portfolios: Vincent Laforet 'AIR'

With his recently released photography book AIR, Pulitzer-prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet takes the visual art to great extremes.

Jan 06, 2016

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Light Sport aircraft: Tale of two Rans

The high-wing kit plane was submitted for approval as a Light Sport aircraft in late 2015.

Dec 21, 2015

Commentary

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Letters: From our December 2015 Issue

A competition between two little trainers prompted readers to weigh in on the advantages of the Cessna two-seaters.

Jan 11, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Fly Well: Impacts and collisions

This is a story of impacts and collisions.

Jan 06, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: Tale of three companies

Honda Aircraft made history in North Carolina when it flew its proof-of-concept HondaJet off the runway at Greensboro.

Jan 05, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Safety Spotlight: A kinder, gentler FAA

After getting in over my head (pun intended), I realized how much trouble I was in.

Jan 05, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Proficient Pilot: Mayday, mayday, mayday!

Aircraft accidents are object lessons. Some, of course, teach more than others.

Jan 05, 2016

Pilot Magazine

President's Position: You Can Fly takes off

If you’re a regular reader, you know I write often about the importance of growing and strengthening the general aviation community.

Jan 05, 2016

Pilot Magazine

License to Learn: Ditch the duds

Millie, who stood 4 feet, 6 inches tall, became my student after spending more than 30 flight hours (without soloing) in the clutches of a bad certificated flight instructor.

Jan 05, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Guest Editorial: Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 clears the Senate

Pilots around the country were delivered a Christmas present in December when the Senate passed—by unanimous consent—the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2).

Jan 05, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Counsel: FAA’s new compliance philosophy

Followers of this column know that over the years I have devoted attention to the FAA’s enforcement activities, particularly those seeking to suspend or revoke a pilot’s certificate.

Jan 05, 2016

Departments

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes

Ask Jim, Answers for Pilots, AOPA Foundation, ASI, Pilot Protection Services

Jan 11, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilots: Legendary Drummer

Name a song—or singer—and he’s the drummer

Jan 11, 2016

Article

P&E: Ownership

What can you get for $30,000? $50,000? Twin?

Jan 08, 2016

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Savvy Maintenance

Maintenance decisions need to be fact- and evidence-based

Jan 08, 2016

Pilot Magazine

P&E: ADS-B

Once you’re equipped, there isn’t much to do

Jan 08, 2016

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Never Again

Finding the airport in haze and darkness

Jan 08, 2016

Pilot Magazine

P&E: On Instruments

Often overlooked, yet important approach plate items

Jan 08, 2016 | comments

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Test Pilot

Test your aviation knowledge

Jan 04, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Pilot Products

Flying bags, flight notes, avionics, mini-ga

Jan 04, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: News

First Flight of SkiGull, This Month in Aviation, AOPA News

Jan 04, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Musings

Ah, the freedom of the 1970s!

Jan 04, 2016

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Pilot Briefing: Frugal Flier

Amazon’s tablet with WingX is a great buy

Jan 04, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: ASI Chart Challenge

You’d probably expect military training flights inside military operations areas (MOAs).

Jan 04, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Maule M–5-210C

Jan 04, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: First Look

Is this the future of ATC?

Jan 04, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: AOPA Action

One big step closer to reality

Jan 04, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: People

How flying gave him his life back.

Dec 21, 2015

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