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ForeFlight rolls out a bevy of new features

Article | Jul 31, 2012

ForeFlight has had a busy July. The iPad application maker expanded its licensing program for educational purposes, added storm tracks on the radar display, earned a rare certification that allows it to be listed as a weather source for Part 135 and 121 users, and improved and added a host of new features in its latest version 4.6.

NTSB warns of in-cockpit weather delays

Article | Jun 25, 2012

How old is the information on your in-cockpit weather display? The picture you see may represent conditions up to 15 or 20 minutes older than the age indication in the cockpit, the NTSB warned pilots recently, and failing to account for the delay could have deadly consequences.

Cirrus adds extra seat, texting to 2012 SR22

Article | Jan 10, 2012

The new Cirrus SR22 for 2012 has an additional seat for a total of five occupants, and an on-board satellite telephone system that allows voice and text messaging in flight and worldwide weather radar coverage.

IFR Fix: Not on speaking terms

IFR Fix | Jan 06, 2012

Flying IFR is a contact sport. Sooner or later you will need to contact ATC, with a strong bias toward sooner. When the plan isn't working, people can get into trouble.

Never Again Online: Brush with a storm

Article | Sep 01, 2006

My best friend and partner in a new Cessna Skylane and I were off on our first long cross-country excursion to test our newly minted instrument ratings. Our mission was to depart from Nashville, Tennessee, and explore the northern Bahamas.

AOPA Pilot - 40 Top Technologies: Trivia

Article | Jan 01, 2006

A good idea, but... Here's a roundup of several 1990s general aviation innovations that go to show that what looks good in theory does not always hold up in reality.

Hangar Talk

Article | Oct 01, 2005

Everyone knows that VFR and IFR have different sets of rules," says Bruce Landsberg, executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. "But while VFR is always VFR, IFR has elements of both, depending on the conditions." See "Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: Radar Service Terminated," page 94.

Never Again Online: Hurricane fool

Article | Sep 01, 2005

As an aspiring professional pilot living in southern Florida I had committed myself to building actual instrument time. I flew in the system, had flown several approaches to minimums as pilot in command, and achieved my commercial ticket at a great flight school.