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Scimitar prop approved for Cessna 172RG Cutlass

Article | Feb 03, 2015

Hartzell Propeller has gained FAA approval to install a new lightweight, swept-tip propeller on the Cessna 172RG Cutlass.

Cub effect

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

It was my first flight in N1352C, a Piper PA–18 Super Cub that remains one of my great aviation loves.

Not so alone

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

Slogging through the murk fearing a two-degree temperature drop may lead to an icing encounter, darkness setting in, facing a low approach at an unfamiliar airport with terrain around.

Sporty’s offers refurbished 172s

Article | Jan 28, 2015

Sporty’s has struck a chord with flight schools and others looking for an affordable, like-new aircraft.

Zulu PFX update released

Article | Jan 28, 2015

A firmware update now available for the Lightspeed Zulu PFX headset improves battery life and customization.

FltPlan, Angel Flight West partner to match pilots with flight needs

Article | Jan 27, 2015

Commercial flight planning service FltPlan and Angel Flight West are integrating so that the nonprofit organization can match passenger needs with volunteer pilots’ existing flight schedules.

Rod Machado releases 'Aviation Learning Center' app

Article | Jan 23, 2015

Aviation writer, humorist, and CFI Rod Machado has released a free app that serves as a clearinghouse for his instructional resources.

Vision training

Article | Jan 21, 2015

Seven years of scientific research has produced a mobile application that significantly improved the vision of pilots, among other test subjects.

Nextant turboprop has successful test flight

Article | Jan 20, 2015

Nextant Aerospace said its G90XT turboprop project was “on schedule for certification” in 2015 after a successful first test flight of the aircraft.

Exhausting maintenance: Performance improvements

Article | Jan 20, 2015

Exhaust system design is critical to the ultimate power output of an aircraft engine. Regardless of improvements to induction air flow, compression, cylinder porting, or combustion timing, a poorly designed exhaust system will always limit the power that your engine can deliver.

Question of the Month

Article | Jan 18, 2015

Michael Vanderweide noted on AOPA’s Flying Club Facebook Page that his club, based in Virginia, has a Stratus 2 and iPad and hangar temperatures can exceed the 30 degree minimum and the 100 degree maximum that this equipment is supposed to be stored in, and he’s looking for suggestions to keep these two things warm during the winter and cool during the summer in a hangar. His question generated several responses. See what other flying clubs suggested.

Answers for Pilots: Do it yourself

Article | Jan 16, 2015

The FAA allows aircraft owners to perform many preventive maintenance tasks provided they do not involve complex assembly operations.

Price of refusal

Article | Jan 15, 2015

An emergency medical services pilot fired after refusing to fly is seeking federal whistleblower protection.

Little diesel, big fuel savings

Pilot Magazine | Jan 12, 2015

When Premier Aircraft of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced a Jet-A-burning turbocharged Continental 135-horsepower diesel engine for the Cessna 172, the response came as no surprise.

Lightspeed adds stylish touch to annual promotion

Article | Jan 09, 2015

Lightspeed Aviation has added a new twist to its popular promotion for a $500 getaway package. In addition to gift cards for avgas, a rental car, dining, and lodging, the company will give away its Markham leather flight bag.

P&E Technique

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

“Simulated electrical fire,” I said. “What are you going to do?”

Pilots: Cameraman Kevin LaRosa II

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Kevin LaRosa II has heard the sound of engines and propellers for as long as he can remember.

Quick Look: Piper Cheyenne 400LS

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Piper’s Cheyenne 400LS is one of those rare airplanes that has few compromises.

Be prepared

Article | Jan 08, 2015

As one family’s tragedy in the Kentucky woods on Jan. 2 captured worldwide attention, air safety experts renewed a call for pilots to be prepared.

The wrong question

Pilot Magazine | Jan 08, 2015

Kahneman posits that our mind is organized into a fast-thinking (intuitive, reflexive) part and a slower-thinking (logical or “think it over”) part.

Stratus adds synthetic vision

Article | Jan 07, 2015

The portable Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver has added several new features in recent months, and synthetic vision is the latest.