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Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2007

Downtube folding bike Since my first days on the job as new-products editor for Pilot, it seems I've been a magnet for folding bikes. We've tested a few, pedal-powered and motorized — and they all offer great utility for pilots.

Flying Seasons

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2007

Your best midair-collision-avoidance tool Pilots who install traffic advisory systems (TASs) often are surprised to find that they are unable to visually locate target airplanes pointed out by these electronic traffic detectors until the airplanes are too close for comfort. Fortunately, with the traffic icons displayed you can safely maneuver away from traffic.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2007

SPRING TRAINING Jeppesen/Cirrus training If you're old enough, you may recall self-paced Jeppesen Sanderson training programs at your local flight school. An audiotape would present information and beep periodically to advance a coordinated filmstrip.

AOPA offers resources to help you upgrade your bird

Article | Dec 01, 2006

AOPA offers resources to help you upgrade your bird Get ideas from AOPA's sweepstakes aircraft restoration projects AOPA's Win-A-Six Sweepstakes aircraft will bean example of how STCs can improve your aircraft. Wanting to give your older, but still reliable aircraft a makeover that improves its utility, performance, and look? Well, AOPA can help you through the process.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

Does that bolt have a birth certificate? "Because of the small size of most hardware items, their importance is often overlooked; however, the safe and efficient operation of any aircraft is greatly dependent upon correct selection and use of aircraft structural hardware." — Aviation Structural Mechanic S 3 & 2 Navy training course manual, NAVPERS 10308-A Jerry, an airframe and powerplant technician, was yelling instructions to Larry, another A&P, in typical A&P language: "Get me an AN525-8-R9, two AN 960-8s, and an AN365-832." Larry answered, "We don't have any AN365-832s but we have lots of NAS1021N-08s. Will that do?" "Heck," said Jerry, "I don't know.


Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

Your first move when the engine fails The message had been delivered via cell phone just a few minutes before: There's been a terrible accident; we think it was Leo; there were no survivors. The details were, of course, sketchy, but it was day visual meteorological conditions at Falcon Field in Atlanta that morning.


Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2006

Douglas DC-3: Together we fly Last week I pulled out the latest issue of AOPA Pilot, and I saw the tail section of N143D on the contents page. I shouted, "That was one of my DC-3s!" (see "Douglas DC-3: Together We Fly," December 2005 Pilot).

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2006

Can yours handle the heat and the pressure? It was a simpler world when the Bureau of Air Commerce, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, issued Aeronautics Bulletin No.

The Story of My Life (So Far)

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2005

I love logbooks. Ever since I was a student pilot, I've been fascinated by pilot logs.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2005

Sporty's Electric Backup Attitude Indicator Loss of the primary attitude indicator (AI) is one of the most dangerous things that can happen to an instrument pilot. However, there have been few affordable backup options for light airplanes.