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.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) welcomed a Sept. 18 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcement that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. ADS-B is a critical component of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.
The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.
Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.
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