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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December 2014 Volume 57 / Number 12

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Debrief: Automation misuse

Last year, during a predawn instrument approach in instrument meteorological conditions, a UPS A300 was destroyed and its crew killed when it struck terrain just short of the runway.

Nov 11, 2014

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BizAv showtime

Every autumn the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) holds its annual convention, an event that serves as the turbine-powered world’s biggest get-together.

Nov 11, 2014

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M2entoring

A winter storm had left more than a foot of powdery snow on the airport, which—while largely cleared off the taxiways and runways—made conditions for a first flight more unusual than normal.

Nov 11, 2014

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Quick Look: Piper Meridian

Piper’s Meridian is an outgrowth of the Malibu/Mirage design that utilizes a 500-shaft-horsepower Pratt & Whitney PT6-42A in place of a 350-horsepower Lycoming or 310-horsepower Continental piston engine.

Nov 11, 2014

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Mentor Matters: Descend/climb via procedures

Jet pilots often face arrival and departure procedures that are significantly more complex than those flown in pistons or turboprops.

Nov 11, 2014

Featured

Pilot Magazine

Sweepstakes 2015: Meet your new 152

Your “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 is just like all the 30-something trainers you’ve ever flown—and it’s nothing like them.

Nov 12, 2014

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Time flies

The first recorded mention of a watch made specifically for pilots came in 1906. That’s when Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont, previously a balloon pilot, flew his first airplane, the 14-bis, before an audience in France.

Nov 11, 2014

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Affecting the course of history

During the John F. Kennedy administration in 1962, Boeing delivered the first of two customized Boeing 707-353Bs to the United States Air Force. It was officially designated by the Air Force as a VC–137C and given the call sign SAM 26000.

Nov 11, 2014 | comments

Commentary

Pilot Magazine

AOPA’s regional fly-ins

If you didn’t have the pleasure of attending an AOPA regional fly-in in 2014, then you’re in for a real treat when you do next year.

Nov 07, 2014

Pilot Magazine

It could happen to you

It could happen to you. Flying into notam-established security airspace is one of the most prevalent violations charged against general aviation pilots.

Nov 07, 2014

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In the interest of safety

After nearly three decades of flying general aviation aircraft and serving my country in the cockpit of F–14 and F/A–18 fighters, I now have the privilege of joining AOPA to lead the Air Safety Institute.

Nov 07, 2014

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Ecosystem II

Most will agree that we generally pay too much for aircraft and associated items, but there are some solutions—and I’m so proud that AOPA and the AOPA Foundation have arrived in the right place.

Nov 07, 2014

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Collect your reward

The rewarding return to formation flying reminded me how important it is to continually challenge ourselves to expand our aviation horizons, both to increase proficiency and to increase aviation’s value equation.

Nov 07, 2014

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Silent night

>During a recent gathering of local pilots, some were surprised to learn that I rarely fly cross-country at night in single-engine airplanes.

Nov 07, 2014 | comments

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Too expensive

We are almost exactly five years away from a big deadline set by the FAA. On January 1, 2020, all aircraft will have to be equipped for ADS-B Out if they want to fly inside airspace that requires a Mode C transponder today.

Nov 06, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Letters: GA Aircraft Reimagined

Memories rushed back to members when they read of our 2015 sweepstakes aircraft, a Reimagined Cessna 152, and many shared their recollections with us.

Nov 06, 2014

Departments

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: In the pilot seat

The Young Aviators program puts 14- to 18-year-old teens in the pilot seat through daily simulator and aircraft training.

Nov 07, 2014

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Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Unintended consequences

The aftermath of many accidents results in little change to the system, although a few alter the face of the industry.

Nov 07, 2014

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Debrief: Blade flier Jeffrey Cain

Flying vintage biplanes requires pilots to develop an intuitive feel for their aircraft and keen rudder acuity. But can a double-leg amputee develop such sensitivity?

Nov 07, 2014

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P&E/Proficiency: Alaskan adventure

Dwayne King, the founder of the Christian nonprofit Kingdom Air Corps who has decades of experience flying in northern Alaska and eastern Russia, specializes in training missionary pilots how to fly safely in remote areas over unforgiving terrain.

Nov 07, 2014

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Membership News & Notes: Success in 2014

This year has been a good one for AOPA’s advocacy team in the states.

Nov 07, 2014

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Cold in the cockpit

Then came the giant bang! followed immediately by turbulent, rushing, and very cold air into the cockpit as the passenger-side door popped open.

Nov 07, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Fly Outs: Bettles Airport

After flying for hours over the remote mountains and tundra in the Alaskan Brooks Range, few places are as welcoming as Bettles Airport (PABT).

Nov 07, 2014

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Budget Buy: Old reliable

The Cessna 172 is considered the ideal starter airplane while you are still deciding what you need.

Nov 07, 2014

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P&E/Ownership: No screw left behind

I knew about owner-assisted annuals, but it had not occurred to me to do one—any more than it would have occurred to me to take my car to a local garage and ask to help out with a tune-up.

Nov 07, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Frederick Fly-In

“It is a great airport,” said AOPA President Mark Baker at the pancake breakfast. “It’s a great day to be at an airport.”

Nov 07, 2014

Article

Test Pilot

What was America’s first production turboprop-powered airplane?

Nov 07, 2014

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