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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March 2015 Volume 58 / Number 3

Cessna Citation X+: Mach Machine

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Fastest bizjet to date

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The king of speed

Cessna’s original Citation X was introduced in 1990, and the first production aircraft was delivered to golfing legend Arnold Palmer.

Feb 06, 2015

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Quick Look: Citation Bravo

Like so many other designs in aviation, the Citation II was reborn into the Bravo because of improvements in engine design.

Feb 05, 2015

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Turbine Profile: The business of aviation

With only a nanosecond of hesitation, Bob Pittman declares the Falcon 900 his favorite airplane.

Feb 05, 2015

Featured

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Made in Michigan

After years of toiling at the bottom, Enstrom Helicopter is making a comeback.

Feb 06, 2015

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Portfolios

Photographers see the world from a perspective few people get to see—especially aerial photographers.

Feb 06, 2015

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Good morning, Los Angeles

NewsChopper 4’s mission is to cover as much traffic as possible during the morning commute.

Feb 05, 2015

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My toughest student

My most challenging flight student was the one I wanted most to succeed: My mom, Wilma Melville.

Feb 04, 2015

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Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

The Lancair IV-PT is one of the highest-performance kitbuilt aircraft ever conceived.

Feb 04, 2015

Commentary

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The front lines

Effectively addressing the challenges that GA faces today requires an army of missionaries to help AOPA advance the faith.

Feb 03, 2015

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Drones aren’t new

Shh! Don’t tell anyone, but drones aren’t new.

Feb 03, 2015

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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer afflicts 220,000 men each year, killing 27,000.

Feb 03, 2015

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Oops!

I was instructing my friend and high-school classmate, Griff Hoerner, in a 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champion.

Feb 03, 2015

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Cub effect

It was my first flight in N1352C, a Piper PA–18 Super Cub that remains one of my great aviation loves.

Feb 03, 2015

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Letters

A good pilot is always learning—and readers agree with Dave Hirschman that the white line matters.

Feb 03, 2015

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Not so alone

Slogging through the murk fearing a two-degree temperature drop may lead to an icing encounter, darkness setting in, facing a low approach at an unfamiliar airport with terrain around.

Feb 03, 2015

Departments

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P&E Dogfight: Making Training Relevant

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines and Editor at Large Dave Hirschman debate the merits of pilot education—old-school rules or new-school style?

Feb 05, 2015

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P&E Never Again

The flight was planned to be a photography exercise, documenting the terrain of the New River Basin in Virginia and West Virginia.

Feb 05, 2015

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Membership News & Notes

America’s state legislative season has begun—speak up

Feb 05, 2015

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Pilots: B-17 Pilot

Last year was the seventieth anniversary of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and their final reunion at the old home base in Sweetwater, Texas—Avenger Field, or Sweetwater Airport.

Feb 05, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Diamond DA50 turboprop enters flight testing

Flight testing of a seven-place Diamond Aircraft DA50-JP7 powered by a turboprop engine built in Ukraine is in progress in Austria.

Feb 04, 2015

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P&E Ownership

By even the most optimistic estimates, it will take at least two more decades before Jet A becomes a dominant fuel in the U.S. piston aircraft fleet.

Feb 04, 2015

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Test pilot

What well-known U.S. manufacturer of general aviation aircraft was founded by three brothers?

Feb 04, 2015

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P&E Proficiency

Knowing where you are, where you came from, and where you are going is a core tenet of good airmanship.

Feb 04, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Chart challenge

Aeronautical charts include a surprising amount of topographical and airspace details.

Feb 04, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Saving airports

A little more than six years ago—on November 24, 2008—22 pilots at Sky Manor Airport invested enough deposit money to buy the privately owned Pittstown, New Jersey, facility.

Feb 04, 2015

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WX Watch: Lessons from Roselawn

Winter’s the time that always brings our attention to the well-known threats posed by icing.

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Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

The canary yellow AOPA Reimagined 152 looked right at home on the ramp at the 2015 Light Sport Aviation Expo, but FAA rules needlessly set it apart.

Feb 04, 2015

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