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The NeXT Beechjet

Article | Oct 01, 2011

Photograph Courtesy Nextant Photography by Mike Fizer It’s no secret that there are plenty of good used jets on the market today. Some are just plain excellent values for the owner-pilot, but others are particularly well-suited for remanufacturing and remarketing as rejuvenated airplanes.

FAA adopts final pilot certification rule

Article | Sep 01, 2011

The FAA has enacted a pilot and flight school certification rule that permits concurrent applications for a private pilot certificate and instrument rating, and allows counting dual cross-country instructional flight time toward eligibility requirements for concurrent training. A proposal to eliminate the requirement for single-engine commercial pilot applicants to fly 10 hours in a complex aircraft and replace it with 10 hours of advanced instrument training was dropped from the final rule.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2010

You probably haven’t heard of the “Empty Quarter,” and that’s why paraglider pilot and freelance author and photographer George Steinmetz traveled there. The Empty Quarter is one of the most remote deserts on Earth and includes portions of Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Fear of flameout

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2010

Fuel exhaustion—long known as a leading cause of accidents in light propeller aircraft—also is a real danger in turbine-powered aircraft, even those operated by professional flight crews. It’s even happened to airline crews.

Thrust buster: Sierra Super S–II

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2010

Turbine Pilot Special Edition Thrust buster: Sierra’s new Citation Super S–II Go time: Climbing from one takeoff segment to another Performance calculations: One manufacturer’s approach TOLD you so: Calculating takeoff and landing data Flying in the wild, wild West: Where the airplane is an important tool Simulating reality: Tips for acing your next training session Cessna built some 1,700-plus older Cessna Citations, and many of them are still out there paying their way. These are the Citations that established the line as one of the all-time, hands-down bestsellers.

Airframe and Powerplant: New ignition technology

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2010

It’s well into the twenty-first century and the prosaic magneto is still sparking new airplane engines to life. During the last decade general aviation avionics manufacturers have filled our airplanes with technology.

AOPA seeks to expand changes to FAR Part 61

Advocacy | Dec 01, 2009

While the FAA is proposing 16 changes to FAR Part 61, AOPA is recommending additional changes that could benefit the GA community. Several of the proposals pertain to complex aircraft.

Crazy for Canada

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2009

“This is not a tour, it’s a rally!” declares Aviation Connection’s International Air Rally President Catherine Tobenas in a sharp French accent. “Not a holiday, but a challenge, for true fliers!” The petite Canadian is addressing a group of weary yet exhilarated participants who have formed a close-knit family since coming together from all over the world to fly the great Cross-Canada Air Rally.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2009

Economic recovery at least a year off To those of you looking for signs of economic recovery, just wait. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet, literally.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2009

Oshkosh wrap-up AOPA Pilot editors filed nearly 50 stories from EAA AirVenture in July, not counting videos, Twitter reports, and Facebook entries. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights.