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Skylane seeking

Article | Oct 01, 2010

It's that time of year again - time to ready one AOPA Sweepstakes airplane for its giveaway to a lucky winner, and time to gear up for the next sweepstakes. During the November 11 through 13 AOPA Summit in Long Beach, California, the keys to our 2010 Fun To Fly Sweepstakes Remos GX will be handed over to its new owner. But that doesn't mean waiting until then to begin the search for the 2011 sweepstakes airplane. As this article goes to press, we're in hot pursuit of next year's prize.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2010

The April 2010 eruption of a volcano on Iceland may or may not have subsided by now, depending on the interplay between neighboring hot spots on that mid-Atlantic island. The offending unpronounceable volcano, Eyjafjallajokull (pronounced EYE-a-fyat-la-jo-kutl for those willing to give it a try), has a neighboring volcano that has a history of erupting after Eyjafjallajokull does.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2009

Aftermarket interior lights Owners of older airplanes with notoriously poor interior lighting now have an inexpensive, creative, and simple solution to the problem. Make-It Manufacturing has introduced two new cockpit lights—the Pilot Light Pro and the Map Light Pro.

Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: This Glass Is For You

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2009

General aviation is in the midst of an avionics revolution. Like it or not, electronic flight displays are here to stay, although conventional instruments continue to serve dutifully as strong supporters.

AOPA's Get Your Glass Sweepstakes: Fly Me to the Moon

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2008

The paint has been applied. The interior has been replaced.

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.