Pilot Magazine | 2013, 12 23
Slow flight is an essential skill for pilots to understand and master, but practicing it can be a drag (literally and figuratively).
Article | 2013, 12 20
Cessna Aircraft owner Textron will buy Beechcraft for $1.4 billion in a major consolidation of U.S. general aviation manufacturers, multiple news outlets reported Dec. 20.
Pilot Magazine | 2013, 12 19
Airshows in the United States have endured many setbacks in their long history, but no single season has brought as much adversity as 2013.
Pilot Magazine | 2013, 12 01
For 25 years, German aircraft designer and former aerobatic competitor Walter Extra has created a unique combination of unmatched style, performance, refinement, and reliability.
Pilot Magazine | 2013, 11 21
The owners of a 36-year-old Beech Sierra came up with a digital solution to an increasingly widespread real-world problem.
Pilot Magazine | 2013, 11 20
Garmin has jumped into the action-camera market with the VIRB, a compact, well-engineered unit that’s sure to log lots of flight time in general aviation aircraft.
Article | 2013, 11 11
Synergy Air is building another dozen RV-12s in the S-LSA category.
Pilot Magazine | 2013, 11 01
Ailerons have been well studied and thoroughly understood in the century since aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss invented them for roll control. But can they be improved?
It happens at 125 miles per hour. That’s the speed at which the sound of the rushing wind drowns out the growl of the Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer’s 180-horsepower engine.
I’m concentrating so intently during this formation checkride that my whole world is reduced to lining up two small and normally unrelated objects: the lead airplane’s aileron hinge and spinner.
Article | 2013, 10 10
Cirrus Aircraft expects to fly its first conforming SF50 Vision jet in early 2014 and the company will be able to build up to 150 new aircraft a year when the program is in full production.
Pilot Magazine | 2013, 10 01
It’s hard to place a value on my nearly 7,000 hours spent aloft in general aviation aircraft, but $1 million is probably close.
The Epic LT’s sleek looks aren’t deceiving. The six-seat, 1,200-horsepower kitbuilt speedster is all about going fast and far.
Jagged peaks—some of them more than a mile high—line both sides of Alaska’s Stikine River as we follow the winding waterway up a deep glacial valley.
Jack Schulte prefers to fly in summer—and he does so for six months a year. In June, July, and August, he flies a Cessna 182 in the Mountain West from his home at Alpine Airpark in Wyoming.
Article | 2013, 09 26
Garmin is jumping into action cameras with the VIRB, a compact, well-engineered unit sure to begin showing up in cockpits immediately.
Article | 2013, 09 20
Jeppesen's Mobile FliteDeck VFR takes a refreshing and seemingly unique stance in the superheated app arms race.
Slideshow | 2013, 09 18
At a time when airports are hemmed in by high fences, barbed wire, and security gates, seaplanes provide rare direct public access to airplanes.
Article | 2013, 09 05
Airshows have endured many setbacks in their long U.S. history—but no single season has brought as much adversity as 2013.
Pilot Magazine | 2013, 09 01
It’s a week before the summer solstice, and even though it’s 9 p.m., the sun at this far northern latitude is well above the mountains ringing Alaska’s stunning Glacier Bay.
Article | 2013, 08 22
Paul Poberezny, the energetic, charismatic, and personable founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, died Aug. 22 at the age of 91.
Article | 2013, 08 05
The Pilot’s Guide to Mexico and Central America contains detailed instructions on arrival and departure procedures as well as current contact information for 229 large and small airports (143 in Mexico and 86 in Central America).
Article | 2013, 08 01
King Schools is launching an online flight instructor refresher course (FIRC) tailored for helicopter instructors.
Hartzell Propeller has installed its newest composite props on Team AeroDynamix aircraft and will sponsor the 12-airplane formation group for the next five years.
Pilot Magazine | 2013, 08 01
Unmanned aircraft and airboats would seem to have little to offer general aviation, but growth in the two industries is spurring advancements in propeller design and other technologies—with positive implications for aircraft owners and pilots.
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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