Pilot Magazine | 2014, 10 07
As the quantity and variety of flight-related information on tablets increases, the question for pilots becomes how best to employ them without becoming overwhelmed.
Article | 2014, 10 05
The AOPA 2014 Sweepstakes Debonair was awarded Oct. 5 to Steve Lagergren of rural Litchfield, Minnesota, after an elaborate ruse in which the much sought-after and highly customized airplane was delivered to him in the sky near his home airport.
Article | 2014, 09 11
The first fly-in meeting of the Young Presidents' Organization's Aviation Network drew more than 150 people to Alpine Airpark, an upscale fly-in community in the natural beauty of far western Wyoming.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 08
Among the many exotic aircraft at the world’s largest airshow, a once-common Cessna 152 trainer at the AOPA tent at AirVenture drew more than its share of curiosity.
As AOPA’s longest serving board member, R. Anderson “Andy” Pew has helped guide the organization through times of tailwinds and turbulence.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 05
As iPads become ever more central to flying, accessories that make them work better in the cockpit take on new importance.
The smartphones that have become our constant flying companions also are fairly sophisticated still and video cameras.
Article | 2014, 08 28
The rare fighters from the 1969 Battle of Britain movie have been sold to restorers in the United States and Europe, according to the agent handling the sale.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 08 07
The Touch’s 10.6-inch screen dominated the narrow Carbon Cub panel.
In a development that could improve the safety and reliability of piston aircraft engines, Savvy Analysis founder Mike Busch has created an automated warning system for impending exhaust valve failures.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 08 05
Helen Cernik has made a dozen ocean crossings (nine Atlantic and three Pacific) in single-engine piston aircraft, mostly Cirrus SR22s and SR20s.
Article | 2014, 08 04
Triple R Aircraft sets high standards to spur demand for rebuilt aircraft.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 07 31
The height of bug season is a good time to review the best ways to remove their smashed remnants from aircraft windscreens and leading edges.
Hang around aircraft restorers and you’ll inevitably hear tales of priceless historical relics hidden in barns, buried in shrink wrap, or otherwise stuck in time awaiting discovery.
Like a duck that switches from sitting placidly atop the water to a furiously splashing, flapping, quacking master of flight, the Amphibious Carbon Cub leaps into air with a burst of raw energy.<
Article | 2014, 07 30
Ice protection and a gross weight increase are improving the utility of the Lancair Evolution turboprop, according to Doug Meyer, CEO of the Oregon aircraft kit manufacturer.
Well-known aviation writer Mike Busch’s “Manifesto” is to be the first of a maintenance series.
American Champion Aircraft will pair its Scout bush plane with an Austro Engines diesel to increase speed, extend range, and allow its aircraft to fly in remote regions where avgas is unavailable.
Tablet computers are quickly becoming essential avionics.
Article | 2014, 07 29
Flight Design says production and testing of its four-seat C4 is on target despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Article | 2014, 07 28
Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.
Safe Flight has developed an angle-of-attack system that does much more than help pilots fly precise approaches and avoid stalls.
EAA Chairman Jack Pelton called FAA delays on third class pilot medical reform “deeply frustrating.”
Avidyne Avionics has received FAA certification for its long-awaited IFD540 nav/com and agency approval for its smaller 440 touchscreen unit is imminent.
Flight testing is moving forward on the Cirrus SF50 Vision jet and customer deliveries are expected in late 2015, Cirrus officials said.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
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