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Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2008

From the Best Laid Plans Department, Editor in Chief Tom Haines reports that the Piper Matrix (“Graduate Tool,” page 60) flies just fine in instrument conditions. After speed and handling checks and a photo mission, Haines was supposed to fly the Matrix from Vero Beach, Florida, to Tallahassee last December and then hitch a ride on a Seneca to Griffin, Georgia, to check on our 2007 Catch a Cardinal project.

AOPA's Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2008

Welcome to the glass revolution. Today, more than ever, glass cockpits are becoming available in light general aviation airplanes both new from the factory and now as a retrofit.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2007

Anyone who has survived a long, complex project like this year's Catch-A-Cardinal refurbishment (see "AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes: Perfect Timing," page 62) knows that there has to be a certain kind of "glue" to help you hang in there when the going gets tough. "For Dan Gryder and me, that glue was music," says AOPA Pilot Technical Editor Julie K.

AOPA Member Guide

Article | Dec 01, 2007

Last chance to enter to win a Cessna Cardinal! Join or renew your AOPA membership for your chance to win a totally refurbished Cessna Cardinal as the grand prize in AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes. Joining or renewing is easy: Call 800-USA-AOPA or go online.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Article | Dec 01, 2007

Download the Cardinal for Microsoft Flight Simulator Click on an image of the Cardinal to download a full-size version to use as your computer's wallpaper! Finishing touches on the Catch-A-Cardinal This is not about an airplane at all. For 20 years, general aviation has woven itself into the fabric of my life—the lines of the airplanes, the sensations of flight, and the nature of the people who pursue it.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

The smooth touch of new Featured contributors Vantage Plane PlasticsVantage Associates, an aerospace interior manufacturer on the west coast, acquired the Plane Plastics division from Kinzie Industries (based at the Alva Municipal Airport since 1951) in November 2000. Plane Plastics opened a new facility at the south end of the airport in February 2005, further expanding its business.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2007

The Cardinal barnstorms the Midwest The big airshow at Oshkosh attracts hundreds of thousands of people each summer to its miles and miles of aircraft and pilot gear on display. Although it often feels like every pilot since Wilbur and Orville has flown in for a bratwurst and some cheese curds, not everyone can make the show each year, or at all.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2007

The Cardinal's first cross-country to greet the flock There are things you just won't know about an airplane until you fly it. When we launched the 1977 Cessna Cardinal we're refurbishing for this year's AOPA sweepstakes on its initial test flight, we made sure every square had been checked.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2007

Getting ready for first flight With past AOPA sweepstakes project airplanes, we've taken a flying airplane around the country to various shops for upgrades. Each point on the journey was like adding a bead to a necklace; over the course of the year we'd end up with a string of results that created a show airplane to give away.

Color your Cardinal!

Article | Aug 01, 2007

Color your Cardinal! You know what feathers do for a bird. Help us out by providing your feedback on how AOPA's 2007 Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes airplane should look.