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Flight Outfitters introduces new bags

Article | May 22, 2015

When it comes to certain types of gear, aviation has no shortage of choices. Now pilots have two more choices with Lift and Thrust, courtesy of new manufacturer Flight Outfitters.

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft Maintenance | May 21, 2015

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

iCloth Avionics Wipes Product Review

Video | May 21, 2015

Need a way to clean those fingerprints off your panel? These wipes are the perfect solution.

AOPA launches 2015 flight training poll, sweepstakes

Article | May 20, 2015

AOPA announced May 20 that it has opened its popular flight training poll, a survey that allows student pilots at all levels to share feedback on their flight training experiences.

Garmin sets two open house events

Article | May 20, 2015

Garmin will offer customers opportunities to learn about its navigational products with seminars and tours of manufacturing facilities in Olathe, Kansas, and Salem, Oregon.

Tuned exhaust marks milestone

Article | May 15, 2015

Power Flow has logged 1,500 customers for a tuned exhaust system that boosts Cessna 172 performance.

11-year-old launches business to fund Embry-Riddle dream

Article | May 13, 2015

Trevor Simoneau is a kid with a plan. The 11-year-old aspiring pilot wants to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and launched a business selling custom-printed T-shirts to pay for fuel for flight training.

Globetrotter

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2015

Bill Harrelson’s weight-class world record flight over both the north and south poles almost ended before it began.

IFR Fix: Red flag warning

IFR Fix | May 12, 2015

From one 56-day cycle to the next, a U.S. en route low altitude chart contains an average of 1,361 changes.

New Hampshire airport's fate goes to town vote

Advocacy | May 06, 2015

Residents will vote May 12 on the future of Parlin Field in Newport, New Hampshire, with many supporters rallying behind their local airport.

Pilot Briefing: They did it!

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

With only a week’s worth of experience in their logbooks, One Week Ready to Solo participants Sherry Rosenkranz, Chris Graves, and Nik Oekerman demonstrated their newfound skills with unassisted flights April 25 in Lakeland, Florida.

Faro offers flight schools, clubs 'old for new' headset deal

Article | Apr 29, 2015

Faro Aviation is offering flight schools and flying clubs an "old for new" headset exchange program.

Reversible prop approved for Husky

Article | Apr 24, 2015

A newly approved reversible propeller for the Aviat Husky will give floatplane pilots greater control during water operations, Aviat Aircraft announced at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR adds audio warnings

Article | Apr 23, 2015

A new feature of Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck VFR electronic flight bag gives pilots aural airspace and waypoint warnings through Sennheiser’s S1 Digital headset.

Yuneec drones makes Sun 'n Fun debut

Article | Apr 22, 2015

Knowing pilots have reservations about sharing airspace with unmanned aircraft, drone manufacturer Yuneec came to Sun ‘n Fun to showcase its latest products and give attendees a chance to try them out.

ForeFlight, FreeFlight pair ADS-B resources

Article | Apr 22, 2015

Collaboration between avionics manufacturer FreeFlight Systems and mobile flight-planning tool provider ForeFlight will link an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) app with certified ADS-B systems.

Repair tips for failed fuel injection system components

Aircraft Maintenance | Apr 22, 2015

Find out what components of the Continental continuous-flow fuel injection system can fail and how best to proceed with maintenance and repair if any of the parts do fail.

Electroair approved for most of the fleet

Article | Apr 22, 2015

Electroair’s lineup of electronic ignition approvals for certified, fixed-wing aircraft engines is nearly complete, and the company is nearing certification for helicopters.

Concerns raised about Cessna 120, 140 seat belt brackets

Advocacy | Apr 21, 2015

A special airworthiness information bulletin raises airworthiness concerns about aluminum seat belt mounting brackets installed in Cessna model 120 and 140 aircraft.

Avidyne announces avionics collaboration, ADS-B solution

Article | Apr 21, 2015

Avidyne Corporation will collaborate to provide avionics for the Sun Flyer solar-electric training aircraft, and has received FAA approval for Mode S transponder installations.

Hilton Software demos WingX Pro7 for Android

Article | Apr 21, 2015

Pilots in the market for an electronic flight bag for their Android device can check out a new product at Sun 'n Fun. Hilton Software will be providing demos of WingX Pro7 for Android during the show.

Safety

Article | Apr 19, 2015

Flying Club members are more likely to have opportunities to fly different aircraft, and getting the proper transition training can make a big different. ASI has created a new online course, Transitioning to Other Airplanes, to help pilots – whether your stepping up to a more advanced aircraft, stepping down to something lighter and less powerful, moving to an experimental, or transitioning to different avionics it’s important to know what to expect.

New ADS-B Options

Video | Apr 17, 2015

Pilots have a variety of product options to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate. See some of the possible solutions displayed at the 2015 AEA International Convention.

Red Viper Airplane Positioner

Video | Apr 17, 2015

How to expand your hangar without rebuilding it.

Apple Watch takes flight

Article | Apr 16, 2015

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

Apple update nixes GPS connection

Article | Apr 15, 2015

Users, application developers, and portable GPS receiver manufacturers report iOS 8.3 causes older-model, portable GPS receivers to stop communicating with navigation apps.

FreeFlight releases ADS-B View 2.0

Article | Apr 10, 2015

FreeFlight Systems has released ADS-B View 2.0, a free iPad app that displays on iPads weather and traffic data received by FreeFlight’s RANGR ADS-B In systems.

New Products at AEA 2015

Video | Apr 10, 2015

AOPA Live's Paul Harrop reports on the variety of new avionics products released at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in 2015.

Commercial test prep, FAR/AIM apps released

Article | Apr 08, 2015

New apps for iOS and Android help prepare pilots for the commercial pilot knowledge test and give users access to the federal aviation regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual.

Baker works to simplify U.S., Mexico border-crossing flights

Advocacy | Apr 08, 2015

Border-crossing procedures, Mexican airport fees, and an exemption for 406-MHz ELTs were discussed during a meeting between AOPA President Mark Baker and Mexican Civil Aviation Authority General Director Gilberto Lopez Meyer.

P&E: Proficiency

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

Wade very far into the regulations and equipment for providing supplemental and emergency oxygen and you’ll find yourself “in the weeds.”

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

It seems like the tail wagging the dog, but iPad apps that sell for $150 a year or less are beginning to drive avionics purchases that may total tens of thousands of dollars.

Fly Well

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

Aviation gives us a magic carpet to ride, but comprehending how your body is affected by flight is as important as understanding how carb icing occurs.

Aircraft Spruce AOPA Partnership

Video | Apr 02, 2015

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company has renewed a strategic partnership with AOPA.

Seminars offer tech-savvy tips to make your flying easier

Article | Apr 01, 2015

AOPA seminars at Sun ‘n Fun will offer tips to help you maximize your use of the technology in your aircraft.

AOPA, Aircraft Spruce renew strategic partnership

Article | Mar 27, 2015

AOPA and premier aviation retailer Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co., celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, have renewed their strategic partnership.

TKM Avionics offers new replacement navcoms

Article | Mar 26, 2015

TKM Avionics is reintroducing a navigation/communications radio series to replace King, Narco, and Cessna/ARC series radios in general aviation aircraft.

AOPA, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE RENEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

News release | Mar 26, 2015

AOPA, AIRCRAFT SPRUCE RENEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Lobo:Labs launches FlashPass eAPIS app

Article | Mar 25, 2015

Lobo:Labs has released its new FlashPass 2.1 app for iOS 7 and 8 devices. The new app integrates U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Mexican APIS to make cross-border operations easier for pilots.

Fly into JFK in new 'Real World IFR' course

Article | Mar 19, 2015

Geared toward already instrument-rated pilots, PilotWorkshops’ new “Real World IFR” video program features simulator scenarios and real flights from start to finish and offers practical tips for flying and dealing with air traffic control in actual instrument conditions.

Jeppesen, AvPlan integrate navigation, planning

Article | Mar 18, 2015

Users will soon be able to export flight plans from the AvPlan EFB into the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app, Jeppesen announced March 17.

Flying the Embraer Legacy 500

Video | Mar 12, 2015

The new Brazilian mid sized jet has the features of a large jet, and the handling of a small one. With fly-by-wire control, this turbine Goldilocks is just right.

FAA urges light sport makers to move on ADS-B, angle of attack

Advocacy | Mar 11, 2015

The FAA is urging the manufacturers of special light sport aircraft (SLSAs) to establish pathways for the installation of ADS-B Out equipment and angle of attack indicators in their aircraft.

FAA recommends replacing Velcro-style ELT fasteners

Advocacy | Mar 11, 2015

The FAA on March 10 encouraged aircraft owners and operators with emergency locator transmitters secured by hook-and-loop fasteners to switch voluntarily to a metal strap type restraint.

Wyoming transformations

Pilot Magazine | Mar 11, 2015

Afton, Wyoming—Before their transformations can begin, the worn, hard-flown Cessna 152s selected for the AOPA “You Can Fly” program must get to this mountain valley.

Fly like a fighter: Slightly lost

Fly like a fighter | Mar 09, 2015

A low fuel indication sends an F-15 rookie pilot back toward home base away from his training team. While troubleshooting the problem, the pilot follows the wrong landmark. Find out the lessons that he learned and now applies to every flight.

Fewer feathers

Pilot Magazine | Mar 09, 2015

My hangar once housed a Bonanza A36. That was followed by a Cessna P210. Now a Cessna 150 nestles there.

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Automation: A Balanced Approach

Pilot Magazine | Mar 09, 2015

Readers agreed with Editor in Chief Tom Haines, who wrote in his “Waypoints” column that while technology is exciting, hand-flying is more fun.