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Beaver Checkout

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Turning final for a water landing on a placid lake, the de Havilland DHC–2 Beaver seems perfectly matched to its purpose.

Fly Off: A tale of two biplanes

Article | May 01, 2013

Photography by Chris Rose; illustrations by Steve Karp Lined up on the runway behind the blue-and-yellow Stearman in its original Army Air Corps markings, the colorful Waco biplane seems as though it belongs in a historical black-and-white newsreel, not today’s reality. The airplane that taught America’s “greatest generation” to fly rumbles forward, its tailwheel quickly rising off the pavement, followed by its main wheels after a total ground roll of about 600 feet.

Fly the new Just Aircraft SuperSTOL

Article | Apr 12, 2013

The landing procedure in Just Aircraft's new SuperSTOL seems nothing short of suicidal. On final approach at 500 feet agl, chop engine power to idle and hold the control stick full aft.

Zenith breaks from STOL mold

Article | Apr 10, 2013

Conventional tires and wheel pants distinguish the CH 750 Cruzer from its STOL predecessors. Zenith Aircraft Co.

Flight Amid Vertical Terrain

Article | Mar 25, 2013

AOPA's A Pilot's Guide to Mountain Flying Introduction Do you want to fly above snow-capped mountains, journey through narrow canyons and land at airports that have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world? If you haven't experienced this, you are in for a thrill. However, you will also be faced with greater challenges and different procedures.