February 1, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Looking for an affordable steed that belies its age with remarkable speed and a miserly fuel burn? Associate Editor Ian J. Twombly discovers that the 40-plus-year-old Mooney M20E fills the bill for a Budget Buy without sacrificing those attributes. Fly along in this online video.
On brand-new wings
Editor in Chief Tom Haines likes aircraft of all shapes and sizes—witness his first time at the controls of a Boeing 737-700 in this online video, which chronicles the sale and delivery of the newest member of Southwest Airlines’ fleet.
What could be better than those big fat tires on the 2012 Tougher than a Tornado Husky? How about floats? Dave Hirschman discovers the joy of seaplane flying in an Aviat Husky in this online video.
Flying wild in Alaska
If you haven’t tuned in to Discovery Channel’s homage to flying in Alaska and its reality show featuring the affable Tweto family, view this video clip of a segment of the popular aviation-themed show, Flying Wild Alaska.
View an AOPA Live interview on icing strategies, an AOPA Live video on user-fee threats, and a video on how to use our new iPad app for AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines.
Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.
Daher-Socata has signed a contract with Airbus Group’s VoltAir subsidiary to design, develop, and certify the electrically powered E-Fan 2.0 aircraft.
The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.
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