Dave Hirschman

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The future is here

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 09 03

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if aircraft engines could inform us, many flight hours in advance, of internal problems that could lead to an in-flight failure?

Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 09 02

Annual shows a ‘beautiful’ airplane

Super Cub: 'The airplane that started it all'

Article | 2015, 08 10

The aviation world owes much to an easy-to-overlook Piper Super Cub that will be on display at the AOPA Fly-In at Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Blaine, Minnesota, on Aug. 22. The airplane painstakingly restored to its original 1950 condition is the first PA-18 ever built, N5410H.

P&E: Frugal Flier

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 08 07

Nonaviation units show the way

Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 08 07

Spins aren’t so tough, after all

P&E: Ownership

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 08 07

Two nearly identical Cessna 172S models take the runway side by side for a real-world test of whether vortex generators make a measurable performance difference.

Fleetwings Sea Bird: Golden Wings museum’s shiniest airplane

Article | 2015, 08 05

Among the more than 30 exceptionally rare aircraft at the Golden Wings Flying Museum, the prototype Fleetwings Sea Bird stands out¬—and not just because it’s so shiny.

FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

Advocacy | 2015, 07 23

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivered an hour-long address at EAA AirVenture on July 23 that said little about the subjects general aviation pilots care most about: third class medical reform, avgas, and streamlining certification rules for aircraft manufacturers.

SkiGull details revealed

Article | 2015, 07 22

In a departure from his long-held practice of keeping his airplane projects secret while still in development, Burt Rutan used a public forum at EAA AirVenture on July 22 to reveal details of the SkiGull, an ultra-efficient, long-range seaplane capable of landing on asphalt, grass, snow, or water.

Downsized Rutan designs

Article | 2015, 07 22

Remote control modelers will have a chance to fly some of Burt Rutan's most innovative aircraft.