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Garmin ADS-B for bizjets

Garmin has partnered with dealers to secure FAA approval for a simple ADS-B solution for select business jets.

Oct 16, 2014

Advocacy

Louisiana range needs more airspace

Live fire training that sends mortars and artillery to 9,400 feet will require changes to restricted areas in Louisiana.

Oct 09, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'When ice becomes perceptible'

You describe the current and forecast conditions, taking pains to note that despite the early-fall warmth, you made sure to check the freezing level.

Oct 06, 2014 | comments
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RNAV

Pilot Magazine

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

Advocacy

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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T-route

Advocacy

Dallas SIDs and STARs overhaul takes effect Sept. 18

Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.

Sep 18, 2014

Advocacy

Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Sep 10, 2014

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
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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

Article

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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VOR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'When ice becomes perceptible'

You describe the current and forecast conditions, taking pains to note that despite the early-fall warmth, you made sure to check the freezing level.

Oct 06, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Boom times

Sloulin Field International Airport was never designed for explosive growth. But that’s what it has. Sloulin Field is the airport right in the middle of the fastest-growing micropolitan area in the United States.

Oct 02, 2014

Pilot Magazine

The examiner

We should all have a deep respect for designated pilot examiners (DPE), especially when you consider the unofficial job description for their line of work.

Oct 02, 2014
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WAAS

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Navigation by touch

The complexity of engineering and testing a navigator designed to anchor an instrument panel helps explain why Avidyne’s IFD 540 has only just arrived.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments

Article

Satellite closes coverage gaps

A satellite-based transceiver has shown promise to enable worldwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast coverage.

Sep 17, 2014

Pilot Magazine

A lot of love—and money: Over-the-top restorations

A Piper Tri-Pacer, Cessna 182, and Cessna 310 today are better than the factories ever imagined—thanks to owners who wanted their aircraft to be, as the U.S. Army says, all they can be. They succeeded.

Sep 08, 2014 | comments
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