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Custom content for the Apr. 06, 2012, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Apr 06, 2012

Training Tips: 'Beyond gliding distance'; Training Products: Noral three-inch seat cushion with back; Final Exam Question: What is the difference between an annual inspection and a 100-hour inspection?

NTSB: Action needed on ECi cylinders

Article | Feb 28, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that the FAA require repetitive inspection of some cylinder assemblies on Teledyne Continental Motors Model 520 and 540 engines not covered by existing airworthiness directives issued following engine failures.

FAA opts not to ground thousands of Beechcraft

Advocacy | Jan 31, 2012

With no evidence of control cable problems affecting Beechcraft Bonanzas (and other models) in the United States, the FAA has opted not to force thousands of aircraft to be grounded pending inspection.

Airframe and Powerplant

Article | Oct 01, 2005

How FAA information helps owners Airplane owners who take an interest in the full scope of ownership — not just in the piloting skills required to plan and complete their flights — learn that the real struggle involved in ownership boils down to information. There's no shortage — it seems as if everyone even remotely involved in aviation fancies himself an expert on some subject and is willing to share his expertise.

Never Again Online: This never happened before

Article | Aug 01, 2005

I have mulled over a long time the question of whether to inform others of the following experience because my adult son, Andrew, and I survived the event and believed that, sooner or later, it would be completely forgotten. But I have not forgotten it and finally have decided to share this experience because it might, just might, save some vacationing pilot from never returning home.

Picture identification requirements

Article | Oct 23, 2002

[4910-13] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 61 [Docket No. FAA-2002-11666; Amendment No.

Never Again Online: Carbon monoxide encounter

Article | Nov 01, 2001

My adventure began on a cold winter evening when a friend called and asked me to join him on a short cross-country the next day. His 1946 Ercoupe 415-C had been in for an annual inspection and he was anxious to get it back home.

The Paper Trail

Article | Dec 01, 1983

The story of an airworthiness directive is often a case history in aircraft owner anguish. Of the various forms of annoyance that complying with ADs can entail for the owner, the major Boom of irritation is the cost.