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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?

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.

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.

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.

Fly like a fighter: 'Unable'

Fly like a fighter | Jul 06, 2015

Even in a T-38 jet trainer, sometimes the appropriate response to a clearance is, "Unable," recalls retired Air Force pilot Larry Brown.

Training Tip: Be ready

Article | Jun 29, 2015

Readiness is the key to any clearance: If you are cleared for takeoff, take off!

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

Let’s talk about nonprecision approaches: those without glideslope or other vertical guidance.

Proficient Pilot: Rules, rules, rules

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

I never thought that I would write a column favoring regulation, but just think where we would be without the legal guidelines that help to protect us from ourselves and each other.

FAA launches DC-area No Drone Zone campaign

Article | May 14, 2015

The FAA is reaching out to residents and tourists in the Washington, D.C., region to emphasize that the area is a “No Drone Zone,” the agency announced May 13.

Homecoming Fly-In, Frederick, Maryland

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

Come to your airport—the national headquarters of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association—for the association’s annual Homecoming Fly-In June 6.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

IFR or VFR? I got a powerful reminder to choose one set of rules or the other when I came close to flying into a skyscraper.

License to Learn: Be a good tracker

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

The fact is that this method of tracking is challenging for some people because it involves thinking in terms of angles.

Topics VOR, Navigation

Light the way

Article | Apr 28, 2015

Once part of a national network that guided pilots of the 1930s through treacherous terrain, Montana’s airway beacons are both historic and functional.

FAA releases list of instrument approaches to be eliminated

Advocacy | Apr 14, 2015

The FAA has identified 736 VOR and NDB instrument approach procedures it would eliminate during the establishment of the NextGen satellite-based air traffic system.

P&E Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Apr 07, 2015

The weather is low and scuzzy. You’re in the clouds with an engine failure in your single-engine airplane. Can you make it safely down?

TKM Avionics offers new replacement navcoms

Article | Mar 26, 2015

TKM Avionics is reintroducing a navigation/communications radio series to replace King, Narco, and Cessna/ARC series radios in general aviation aircraft.

Wyoming transformations

Pilot Magazine | Mar 11, 2015

Afton, Wyoming—Before their transformations can begin, the worn, hard-flown Cessna 152s selected for the AOPA “You Can Fly” program must get to this mountain valley.

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

To many instrument-rated pilots, the Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach rates as the gold standard.

Fly like a fighter: Slightly lost

Fly like a fighter | Mar 09, 2015

A low fuel indication sends an F-15 rookie pilot back toward home base away from his training team. While troubleshooting the problem, the pilot follows the wrong landmark. Find out the lessons that he learned and now applies to every flight.

Automation: A Balanced Approach

Pilot Magazine | Mar 09, 2015

Readers agreed with Editor in Chief Tom Haines, who wrote in his “Waypoints” column that while technology is exciting, hand-flying is more fun.

Pilot Getaways: Shenandoah Mountain retreat

Article | Feb 10, 2015

In Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, you'll find a fly-in community with an unusual combination of skiing, snowboarding, and golf just a few steps from the tiedown area. Family-friendly Bryce Resort is known for its all-season fun for everyone, according to Pilot Getaways.