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Pilots urged to learn limitations of glass-cockpit technology

Article | Aug 22, 2013

Pilots shouldn’t rely solely on in-cockpit avionics such as multifunction displays to keep them out of severe weather or temporary flight restrictions. The avionics systems and subscription services have limitations and may not show real-time weather and temporary flight restriction information.

Opinion Leaders blog launches

Article | Aug 21, 2013

Is this the beginning of the end of VFR flying? Will AirVenture shrink to a fraction of its current size? What’s so bad about the “dive and drive” approach? Leaders in aviation are sharing their opinions on these topics and more in AOPA’s new Opinion Leaders blog.

Flight Design’s C4 gearing up

Article | Jul 31, 2013

Flight Design has chosen Garmin to provide the avionics for its four-seat C4.

Sim developers team up on G1000 AATD

Article | Jul 28, 2013

By replacing actual Garmin hardware with a G1000 simulation created by Flight1 Aviation Technologies, Elite Simulation Solutions hopes its new, more affordable Elite PI-1000 will appeal to flight schools.

Cessna financial results down in second quarter

Article | Jul 18, 2013

Cessna parent company Textron issued its second quarter earnings report.

Research project seeks instrument pilots

Article | Jul 01, 2013

IFR pilots are being recruited to help study whether certain runways can be adapted for satellite-based instrument approaches with vertical guidance.

Last of the Old vs. First of the New

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

The Cessna 172 learned a lot of new tricks when production resumed in 1996 (for the 1997 model year). But is it all that much better than the less expensive 1986 172P that marked the end of the old production run? The 1997 model year now costs roughly double the cost of a 1986 model. Is it worth it?

Proficiency: Test driving an airline career

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Prayank Jain, a flight attendant on furlough from United Airlines, reaches upward and presses the Airbus 320’s public address system button and, with an authoritative voice, announces, “Flight attendants prepare for landing.”

Cub Scouts Get First Flight Courtesy of the Warrington Flying Club

Article | May 03, 2013

As any general aviation pilot can tell you, building the pilot population is a critical issue for our future. Some of the best ways to do that are to reach outside the aviation community and to educate and inspire children about the wonder of flight.

ATP to purchase up to 100 Piper Archers

Article | Apr 11, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Airline Transport Professionals on April 10 reached a three-year agreement under which ATP, which said it is America’s largest flight school specializing in airline pilot training and pilot career development, could purchase up to 100 Piper training aircraft.