Article | 2014, 07 01
The just-released SocialFlight 4.0 app provides detailed information about destinations as well as reviews of area restaurants, hotels, and attractions. The free mobile app also shows current trip planning material such as airport information and weather forecasts.
The Mountain West and a Carbon Cub test the new Garmin G3X Touch avionics system.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 06 05
Pilots find breathtaking beauty in the curve of a propeller, the shape of a wing, even the thoughtful interface of a piece of avionics. But who makes this stuff and, in some cases, keeps it beautiful for decades?
Article | 2014, 05 21
The purchase of a simple airport/facility directory turned out to be a lot more than that for John Ballard of Midlothian, Texas.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 05 14
Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived synthetic vision, but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology.
New, digital borescopes allow aircraft mechanics to thoroughly inspect the inner workings of piston engines without removing cylinders, but who knows how to interpret the images they see?
Military aviation helmets are perfectly suited for pointy-nosed jets, but they’ve always been less than ideal in general aviation.
Pilot Magazine | 2014, 05 13
The shimmering Everglades landscape is unlike any other.
Airshow performer Spencer Suderman appears to have set a new world record with an 81-turn, three-minute-plus inverted flat spin in a Pitts S–2B that took him from 23,000 feet to less than 2,000 feet over the California desert.
Article | 2014, 04 09
Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.
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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