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Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Buffing out the rust in pilots

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2015 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

News release | Nov 02, 2015

AOPA is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and instructors.

(Back to) the future aircraft battery

Article | Oct 29, 2015

Electric aircraft will need new batteries to realize their potential, and current research is revisiting the use of elements other than lithium.

Red Bull Aces crowns wingsuit race champ

Article | Oct 27, 2015

Forty of the world’s best wingsuit pilots soared side by side over Northern California Oct. 22 through 24 for a series of three-dimensional Red Bull Aces competitions. Defending champion Andy Farrington of the United States won the race.

Sandia 340 certified as primary attitude indicator

Article | Oct 23, 2015

Sandia Aerospace’s solid-state SAI 340 Quattro four-in-one attitude, altitude, airspeed, and slip instrument has been certified as a primary attitude indicator; with its built-in battery, the instrument also can be a backup for glass panels.

Watch your flying

Article | Oct 23, 2015

The Apple Watch needs a lot of help from its iPhone cousin to help you navigate in the air. Not many apps are available, although ForeFlight is the first to try to put flying on your wrist.

Aircraft Maintenance: Bleeding brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 21, 2015

Any time that you replace a component or fix a leak in the system, you must completely purge the system of air by “bleeding the brakes.”

Cool ideas for aviation-related Halloween costumes

Article | Oct 15, 2015

Halloween is around the corner and stylish aviators, whether they are adults or children, should be looking for the perfect costume.

WingX Pro on Fire

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Hilton Software announced Oct. 12 that the WingX Pro7 electronic flight bag will soon be released for Amazon’s Kindle Fire series of low-cost tablets.

Watch worn on moon to be auctioned

Article | Oct 13, 2015

A watch worn by astronaut Dave Scott during one of three moonwalks of the Apollo 15 mission will be auctioned in Boston Oct. 22. It could bring $1 million.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Oct 13, 2015

Letters from our September issue

Plane Dynamix to offer Mattson STCs for Piper PA-28s

Article | Oct 06, 2015

Plane Dynamix of Wake Forest, North Carolina, announced its acquisition of the late Art Mattson’s line of FAA supplemental type certificates for Piper Cherokee-family aircraft.

Aircraft Maintenance: Brake lining and disc replacement

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 05, 2015

Brake linings, which wear away over time from normal use, will eventually need to be replaced on your aircraft.

Meet the king

Pilot Magazine | Oct 05, 2015

It’s the end of a long day at Sun ’n Fun and Tyson Weihs is geeking out about market growth, user experience, and databases.

Watch for wildfire TFRs

Article | Oct 01, 2015

With wildfires ravaging many western states, aviators should remain vigilant for TFRs protecting airspace for firefighting efforts.

New effort launches to cut TFR violations

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2015

AOPA is working with the military, government agencies, and flight planning service providers to help general aviation pilots avoid violating temporary flight restrictions.

V-tail Bonanza is 2015 Sporty's tree ornament

Article | Sep 29, 2015

Sporty’s has unveiled its 2015 Christmas ornament, and this year’s pick is the V-tail Bonanza.

Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

It’s been a year of flying excitement

VG Shootout

Video | Sep 25, 2015

Two Cessna Skyhawks go head to head to put a set of vortex generators to the test. Will the VGs make any difference in performance?

Aircraft Maintenance: Beware common points of failure on brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 22, 2015

Loss of fluid and the introduction of air into the brake system are the two most common causes of failures in aircraft braking systems.

ForeFlight now connected to Garmin data

Article | Sep 17, 2015

You first heard in July that certain Garmin avionics will talk to electronic flight bag ForeFlight. Now,45 days later, ForeFlight has announced what the two will talk about.