February 1, 2012
AOPA Publications 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 management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.
Question: One of my friends is working to raise money for a charity. She wants to offer an airplane ride as a prize to one of the donors and has asked me to be the pilot in command. If am a private pilot, then how many hours of flight time would I need to have logged in order to act as pilot in command on this flight?
The FAA announces completion of the ADS-B ground radio network, but AOPA says there's a lot more to do before there are significant benefits for general aviation pilots.
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