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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.

Garmin updates Pilot app for helos

Article | Mar 03, 2015

Garmin International has updated its Garmin Pilot app for Apple devices with helicopter routes and obstacles along routes.

Garmin to offer ADS-B units for helicopters

Article | Mar 02, 2015

Garmin International will offer the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink specifically designed for helicopters.

Aircraft Maintenance: Warm panel, cool wallet

Aircraft Maintenance | Feb 24, 2015

Pilots focus on preheating the engine during cold weather, but what about the cockpit? More than 30 percent of an aircraft's value is often tied up in the panel.

L-3 Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System

Video | Feb 20, 2015

L-3 has released a new line of ADS-B products. See the new NGT-9000 transponder replacement.

2015 Bahamas, Caribbean pilot guides available

Article | Feb 19, 2015

The thirty-sixth edition of the Bahamas and Caribbean pilot guides are now available as spiral-bound books or iPad apps.

Command performance

Article | Feb 18, 2015

An online video service launched to give enthusiasts an aerobatic ride-along from multiple camera perspectives is expanding into a more interactive experience.

ASA releases checkride apps for Android

Article | Feb 13, 2015

Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc. on Feb. 12 announced seven new apps for Android designed to help pilots prepare for the oral portion of practical tests.

L-3 unveils Lynx line of ADS-B products

Article | Feb 12, 2015

L-3 Aviation Products has unveiled its Lynx line of ADS-B products, ranging from the basic NGT-1000, which provides ADS-B Out data, to the innovative NGT-9000, a 1090-MHz transponder and ADS-B transceiver with a touch-screen display and 978-MHz ADS-B receiver.

NavWorx offers new ADS-B option

Article | Feb 12, 2015

NavWorx announced Feb. 11 an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceiver with an introductory price of $699, giving kit builders an affordable route to mandate compliance.

Aircraft maintenance: Removing snow and ice

Aircraft Maintenance | Feb 12, 2015

For pilots in parts of the country where they are measuring the snowfall in feet, here are some tips to keep in mind when clearing the path to your aircraft. For starters, snow blowers and aircraft are a bad combination.

New instrument training app released

Article | Feb 11, 2015

Pilot Training Solutions’ Instrument Rating Virtual Test Prep iPad app was released in the App Store Feb. 4, the fourth app the company has released in as many months.

Pilot Briefing: Chart challenge

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

Aeronautical charts include a surprising amount of topographical and airspace details.

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.