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Pilot Getaways: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is a premier resort destination of the inland Northwest. Surrounded by pine-carpeted mountains, Coeur d’Alene Lake has been called one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world by National Geographic. Consider visiting on your way to the AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 16.

Aug 13, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

Aug 12, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Mentor Matters: Garmin approach advice

As is the case with many seemingly complicated topics in the study of advanced flight decks, there’s actually a pretty simple explanation for what “activating an approach” within a Garmin navigator does.

Aug 05, 2014
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Mentor Matters: Approach loading tricks

The seemingly simple act of loading an approach into a modern flight deck has a few subtleties that can cause problems for even experienced pilots.

Jul 31, 2014

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IFR procedure changes coming to Houston area

Changes to the Houston metroplex are coming on May 29 that will affect general aviation pilots.

May 15, 2014

Advocacy

Charlotte T-route changes will improve GA's airspace access

The FAA has issued a final rule modifying RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) in Charlotte, N.C., effective May 29.

Mar 26, 2014
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IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

Aug 12, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Mentor Matters: Garmin approach advice

As is the case with many seemingly complicated topics in the study of advanced flight decks, there’s actually a pretty simple explanation for what “activating an approach” within a Garmin navigator does.

Aug 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Technique: How low can you go?

“Altitude is your friend.” That’s probably what all instructors drum into the heads of their students—especially those working toward the private pilot certificate.

Jul 31, 2014
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Victor Airways

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Training Tip: Monitoring mountain obscuration

Whether you will cross numerous ridgelines, or climb to altitudes close to your aircraft’s limits, mountain obscuration is a potential hazard for VFR operations.

Jul 28, 2014

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Midair spurred modern ATC

The site of a 1956 midair collision that led to modernization of air traffic control has been designated a national historic landmark.

May 02, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Charlotte T-route changes will improve GA's airspace access

The FAA has issued a final rule modifying RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) in Charlotte, N.C., effective May 29.

Mar 26, 2014
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Pilot Getaways: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is a premier resort destination of the inland Northwest. Surrounded by pine-carpeted mountains, Coeur d’Alene Lake has been called one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world by National Geographic. Consider visiting on your way to the AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 16.

Aug 13, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Technique: How low can you go?

“Altitude is your friend.” That’s probably what all instructors drum into the heads of their students—especially those working toward the private pilot certificate.

Jul 31, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E Proficiency: Bulk up

Many pilots consider Class B the exclusive domain of bigger, faster aircraft.

Jul 31, 2014
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WAAS

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Trig announces Garmin STC

Trig Avionics announced July 31 that its ADS-B capable transponders can now be paired with Garmin 430W and 530W navigation systems in certified aircraft.

Aug 05, 2014 | comments

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Aspen Avionics expands ADS-B product line

Aspen Avionics has expanded its product line to help owners comply with the FAA mandate for installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast capability on aircraft by 2020.

Jul 28, 2014

News release

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVES $15.7 BILLION IN FAA FUNDING FOR 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday voted to provide $15.7 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration in fiscal year 2015, representing a slight increase from the current $15.6 billion funding level.

Jun 11, 2014
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