April 7, 2006
Daniel J. McElroy, AOPA 931332, of Columbus, Indiana, and his family - including wife Elli and son Dan Jr. - are among the position holders for an Eclipse 500. All three are experienced pilots - the elder McElroy is a former Delta Air Lines captain, Elli is a former regional airline pilot, and Dan Jr. is a private pilot - and shared their perspectives on flying the 500 with AOPA. In "Flying By Looking" each of the three pilots discuss their experience as pilot in command of the Eclipse. In the two accompanying stories, McElroy examines the transition to glass cockpits and trend monitors.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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