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Exhausting maintenance: Performance improvements

Article | Jan 20, 2015

Exhaust system design is critical to the ultimate power output of an aircraft engine. Regardless of improvements to induction air flow, compression, cylinder porting, or combustion timing, a poorly designed exhaust system will always limit the power that your engine can deliver.

Fuel starts to tumble

Article | Jan 14, 2015

Analysts say the price of avgas may be cut by nearly half in the coming months; the decline has already begun.

Little diesel, big fuel savings

Pilot Magazine | Jan 12, 2015

When Premier Aircraft of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced a Jet-A-burning turbocharged Continental 135-horsepower diesel engine for the Cessna 172, the response came as no surprise.

P&E Frugal Flier

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of changing the spark plugs in the Lycoming O-320 that powers my Experimental Van’s Aircraft RV–4, and, for a change, it really was a pleasure.

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

The “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 was built on an overly optimistic forecast.

10 jet pilot errors

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

After thousands of hours of instruction given to new jet pilots, certain patterns in errors and knowledge gaps become apparent.

Quick Look: Piper Cheyenne 400LS

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Piper’s Cheyenne 400LS is one of those rare airplanes that has few compromises.

P&E Airframe & Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Waiting for an oil-analysis report is a bit like waiting for test results from your doctor.

The ultimate King Air

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

When most general aviation pilots think of the biggest King Air, they’re most apt to name the King Air 350i.