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Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Senior Editors Dave Hirschman and Ian Twombly debate the merits of a flight bag—bells, whistles, and a zipper or two.

Quick Look: Global Express

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

The Global Express BD-700 was the first in the series of Bombardier ultra-long-range corporate jets.

The new soverign

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

Owner/pilots who’ve reached the top of the single-pilot (SP) jet food chain—most likely in the form of a Cessna Citation CJ4 or Embraer Phenom 300—sometimes wonder, what’s next?

Roll up your sleeves for spark plug inspections

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 17, 2013

Roll up your sleeves and get into the how-to of maintaining your aircraft's spark plugs yourself.

Games apps for a Christmas list

Apps of the week | Dec 17, 2013

Many of you will probably receive a smartphone or tablet during the holiday season. While you should include the necessary aviation apps, you also need to have some fun.

AOPA members suggest their favorite apps

Apps of the week | Dec 11, 2013

Apps that handle everything from checking aircraft N numbers to calculating crosswind, tailwind, and headwind components are among those recommended by AOPA members.

Cessna TTx certified in Brazil

Article | Dec 06, 2013

Cessna reports "strong deliveries" of the new TTx since being awarded an FAA type certificate in June, and Brazil has followed suit.

Stay ahead of your spark plugs

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 04, 2013

A bad spark plug can do a lot of damage. Giving them a look more than once a year can pay dividends.

Topics Gear

Try five aviation apps submitted by developers

Apps of the week | Dec 02, 2013

Five aviation apps developers make their pitch to AOPA members.

Membership Highlights: Working for you

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

Protecting Your Right to Fly: Taking on regulatory and legislative threats to general aviation has remained the association’s primary focus for more than 70 years.

Proficient Pilot: A bygone era

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

When I started with TWA in 1964, the 250-knot speed limit below 10,000 feet did not exist.

Flight Training Apps releases 'Private Pilot—Ground Portion'

Article | Nov 26, 2013

Flight Training Apps lets you be a fly on the wall during the ground portion of a private pilot checkride.

Black Friday sale: Save $140 on FlyQ EFB

Article | Nov 25, 2013

From Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, you can get two years of FlyQ EFB IFR+VFR subscription for less than the price of one—$99.

Lightspeed unveils $500 burger contest

Article | Nov 22, 2013

Aviation headsets manufacturer Lightspeed Aviation has launched a $500 Burger Getaway contest that plays off the pilot-favorite $100 hamburger.

Topics Headsets, Gear

Game apps to play during the Thanksgiving holiday

Article | Nov 22, 2013

Spend time during the Thanksgiving holiday playing these five game apps.

Layering STCs: Understanding and managing the risks

Aircraft Maintenance | Nov 21, 2013

The concept of implementing STCs on previously modified aircraft is known as "layering STCs," and doing it properly is paramount to safety.

Small Airplane Revitalization Act passes

Video | Nov 21, 2013

Find out why this could make airplanes twice as safe and half as expensive.

Technique: Engine-out landings at night

Pilot Magazine | Nov 20, 2013

Legal and possibly insurance issues remain from the following two incidents, so the pilots were asked to avoid those and just share lessons learned.

ASA announces checkride, flight review apps

Article | Nov 20, 2013

ASA has released apps for the private, instrument, commercial, flight instructor, helicopter, and multiengine checkrides and for the flight review.

IFR Fix: Worse weather wanted

Article | Nov 18, 2013

Before this phase of the flight, terrain was of no concern—a state of situational awareness underscored by the topographic blankness of IFR charts.

Five more instrument simulator apps

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Five instrument simulator apps cover everything from improving radio nav skills to showing an altimeter.