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Pilot Counsel: The hemispheric rule

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

The FAA flight rule that specifies VFR cruising altitudes is an important part of a collection of rules that is intended to help pilots to see and avoid other traffic.

Waypoints: Can we tech?

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

Technology has a way of sneaking up on us. Something new shows up. We adapt and use it. Life goes on. But when you look back over even a relatively short period of time, the change is astounding.

Drone reports detailed

Article | Aug 27, 2015

A detailed list of unmanned aircraft encounters reported by pilots reveals just over half of all such encounters were reported in five states.

IFR Fix: Precisely flown nonprecision

IFR Fix | Aug 18, 2015

Flying the VOR RWY 9 approach into Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota, how would you plan your descent to the minimum descent altitude?

AOPA to FAA: Keep key world aeronautical charts

Advocacy | Aug 12, 2015

After surveying pilots about their use of world aeronautical charts, AOPA is asking the FAA to continue producing some key charts or offer an alternative.

Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

Article | Aug 11, 2015

Don't count out the dedicated handheld GPS units just yet. Adventure Pilot recently introduced the iFly 740, a device it said customers were itching for.

Mentor Matters: Databases on top of databases

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

As turbine aircraft host more and more sophisticated flight decks, they become more dependent on a humble item all too often taken for granted—the database.

Touch and go

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

Enter the Pro Line Fusion Touch. Rolled out earlier this year, the launch platforms for this avionics suite will be the Beech King Air 350i, 250, and C90GTx.

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Bringing a legacy Skyhawk into the twenty-first century

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

The procedures for dealing with lost communications when IFR are set down in FAR 91.185, but you might be able to avoid the pressure of having to immediately recall them when the heat is on.