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Applications open for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation awards

Article | Jan 07, 2014

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is now taking applications for its Pilot's Choice Awards.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Senior Editors Dave Hirschman and Ian Twombly debate the merits of a flight bag—bells, whistles, and a zipper or two.

Ownership: Winterize yourself

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

What to wear when Old Man Winter comes to stay.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2012

For months I had been planning a dive trip at Cayman Brac, one of the Cayman Islands. My nonpilot "co-pilot" Lynn and I have gone on many dive trips in my Piper PA–32-260 Cherokee Six.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2006

Lowrance AirMap 600c Lowrance Avionics has taken the form factor and price point of its budget handheld, the AirMap 500, and supercharged it with features — and a sharp color display — from its top-of-the-line 2000c. The result? The AirMap 600c.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

RMS Technology's Flitesoft Professional v3.35 Does more, costs less. That would be enough of a review for this latest version of Flitesoft Professional, the IFR/VFR flight-planning software for piston-engine aircraft, were it not necessary to prove such blanket statements.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2002

The first flight of a new engine Your airplane has been ground-bound for eight weeks because it's getting an engine-ectomy. Bolting a new, rebuilt, or overhauled engine onto an airplane's engine mounts is just a part of readying that "new" engine for flight.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

AvMap EKP-IIIc Most pilots long for a large panel-mount color moving map, but not everyone has the budget or space for one. Now there's a less expensive alternative that requires no installation and no panel space.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

More jet engine basics — fuel control units and starter generators Now that we've flowed the air through the engine and out the exhaust pipe in previous articles in this series, it's time to look at a few of the supporting systems on turbine engines. Most of these systems are found on the accessory pad of the engine and are driven by a tower shaft and gearing from the high-pressure compressor shaft.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2000

Crankcases get no respect Engine case halves are the Rodney Dangerfield of engine parts. Often hangar talk about engines concentrates on the cylinders, or top end, of the engine.