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Breaking through the glass ceiling

Article | Sep 01, 2008

Breaking through the glass ceiling AOPA announces 2008 glass-panel sweepstakes airplane The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is doing something new this year as it upgrades one of the most familiar general aviation airplanes with an entirely modernized glass instrument panel. The 2008 Get Your Glass Sweepstakes airplane is a 1976 Piper Archer II, which will become fully upgraded throughout 2008 with a new glass panel, paint, and interior.

AOPA's Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2008

Welcome to the glass revolution. Today, more than ever, glass cockpits are becoming available in light general aviation airplanes both new from the factory and now as a retrofit.

Diamond DA40XLS: Diamond’s luxury single

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2008

Since 2002, Diamond Aircraft Industries, Inc. has been mining the success of its popular DA40 Diamond Star piston singles.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Article | Dec 01, 2007

Download the Cardinal for Microsoft Flight Simulator Click on an image of the Cardinal to download a full-size version to use as your computer's wallpaper! Finishing touches on the Catch-A-Cardinal This is not about an airplane at all. For 20 years, general aviation has woven itself into the fabric of my life—the lines of the airplanes, the sensations of flight, and the nature of the people who pursue it.

AOPA's Catch-A-Cardinal Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

The smooth touch of new Featured contributors Vantage Plane PlasticsVantage Associates, an aerospace interior manufacturer on the west coast, acquired the Plane Plastics division from Kinzie Industries (based at the Alva Municipal Airport since 1951) in November 2000. Plane Plastics opened a new facility at the south end of the airport in February 2005, further expanding its business.

A Classic Revived

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2007

The glory days of the big-cabin piston twins may have peaked in the 1970s, but fans of the Piper Navajo can still buy a like-new Chieftain or C/R. Mike Jones Aircraft Sales, Inc., located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offers its "Lock and Key" series of heavily upgraded Navajos for $995,000 to $1.05 million.


Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

Budget Buy: Fly yourself I really enjoyed reading your article on Jim Juneau's beautiful 1983 Piper Turbo Arrow IV ("Budget Buy: Fly Yourself," September Pilot). I've been looking for an article like this for a while.

AOPA's Win a Six in '06 Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

A classy paint job for a classy classic When it comes to measuring the progress of an AOPA sweepstakes airplane, a new paint job makes a real statement. Sure, a topnotch engine overhaul is essential to the project, but the engine is out of sight, tucked away under the cowl.

Budget Buy

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2006

Beating the airlines in a Turbo Arrow Since Texas is 801 statute miles top to bottom, and 773 miles side to side, Dallas trial attorney Jim Juneau found himself constantly flying short hops on the airlines to serve his statewide clients. He had always wanted to learn to fly, but couldn't find the time for training.