AOPA Pilot Magazine - Turbine Edition

The Turbine Pilot edition includes all of the stories in AOPA Pilot, plus a few additional articles written specifically for pilots and owners of turbine-powered aircraft. If you fly a turbine aircraft, or will transition into one in the near future, call Member Services at 800-USA-AOPA for more information.

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January 2015 Volume 58 / Number 1

Shooting Star

Cover Story

Flying the T-33

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Pilot Magazine

Earning your stripes

A crusty old chief pilot once told me early in my jet flying career that I seemed a bit too eager to please at times, a little overly energetic to complete one task and move on to the next.

Dec 19, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Turbine Pilot: Profile

When Mike Ott’s dad took him up for his first airplane ride in a Piper Cherokee, little could they imagine that Mike’s current flying job would attract worldwide attention.

Dec 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Turbine Bonanza conversions

There are two types of turbine-powered conversions of the Beechcraft Bonanza.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Debrief: Making the move

In 2014, after much research, this very dedicated TBM owner decided to upgrade to a Cessna Citation Mustang.

Dec 01, 2014

Featured

Pilot Magazine

AOPA Fly-In 2014: From sea to shining sea

In an effort to increase member engagement, one of AOPA President Mark Baker’s first acts as the association’s new leader was to move away from one annual convention and instead host a series of regional fly-ins to “meet the members where they are.”

Dec 10, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Living with the love of your life

Ask someone who lives in an airpark how long they have been there and more often than not, you’ll hear 10 years, 15 years, or even 30.

Dec 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

A serious Sirius

So why call the Sirius Light Sport aircraft from TL Ultralight in the Czech Republic a “serious Sirius,” other than the play on words?

Dec 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Lockheed T–33 shooting star: Taming the T-Bird

America’s first operational jet fighter was the Lockheed P–80 Shooting Star, which first flew in 1944.

Dec 09, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Controlling the situation

How ATC worked together in the aftermath of the Chicago Center fire

Dec 01, 2014

Commentary

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: Flying versus the Kardashians

Recent headlines noting gasoline prices dipping below $3 a gallon have caused many pilots to wonder why avgas prices—which stubbornly remain above $6 a gallon in many locations.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Counsel: Defining airworthiness

A recent opinion of the NTSB in an FAA enforcement case illustrates the sometimes convoluted concept of aircraft “airworthiness.”

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

President's Position: Getting to know you

In many ways, 2014 was the “year of engagement” for AOPA—although that might be a little misleading. Perhaps I should call it the first year of engagement.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Fly Well: Aching joints

Subtle aging indicators—including feeling bad in the morning without having fun the night before and what doesn’t work, hurts—lead me to believe I am aging.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

License to Learn: The right thing to do

Recently, my wife summoned me to our patio deck and pointed to puffs of smoke rising from the roof of a condominium complex below us.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot: Mad dogs and Englishmen

Late in life, I became an aircraft owner after flying other people’s airplanes for more than 40 years.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Letters: Flexible Fliers

Readers commented on our special focus on gliders, which featured stories about the aircraft and the people who fly them.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Proficient Pilot: Anatomy of a pilot report

When I began writing for AOPA Pilot in 1963, my articles were strictly technical.

Dec 01, 2014

Departments

Pilot Magazine

P&E Technique: Think like a ratchet

As a glider pilot I’d been taught that when flaring to land, if I overdid it a bit, to move the stick forward just enough to allow the airplane to resume level flight.

Dec 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Weather Watch

Like it or not, winter’s here. But that doesn’t mean we have to helplessly await the coming onslaught of rotten winter flying weather.

Dec 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Proficiency

Looking for an instrument proficiency tool that is quite a few steps removed from shooting approaches under the hood with your pilot buddy?

Dec 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Never Again

If it weren’t for the roar of the 230-horsepower Continental engine, you could have heard a pin drop. We would have preferred to hear the gear drop.

Dec 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing

A fundraising campaign is under way to build what was considered the Concorde of its time, the Handley Page H.P.42 25-passenger biplane.

Dec 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Milestones

49 state capitals in two weeks

Dec 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

Larry Hill’s face lights up as a slight tug on N152UC’s yoke causes the AOPA Sweepstakes 152 airplane to ease off the ground and into the air at AOPA’s home base in Frederick, Maryland.

Dec 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Products

Headsets are personal. You can easily start an argument on which are the best, and reading online reviews only fans the flames.

Dec 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

The Bonanza A36 is the heavy-hauling battlewagon for fighting headwinds.

Dec 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Flying Clubs

One of the most iconic names in aviation might never have become known if not for flying clubs.

Dec 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Fly-Outs

Shelter Cove, California, delivers what it promises—an out-of-the-way, beautiful Pacific shore town in northern California made for relaxing and recharging.

Dec 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Test Pilot

Test your aviation knowledge

Dec 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes: Talking to the FAA

AOPA doesn’t just fight issues at individual airports, we also engage with the FAA on policy issues that affect airports—and how we use them—all across the country.

Dec 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilots: Gene Engledow, 101-year-old-pilot

Eugene Engledow parks his van in front of his hangar and hops out to show us his airplane.

Dec 01, 2014

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