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Club Spotlight

Article | Nov 11, 2013

The Sparrow Flying Club is a for-profit club that provides aircraft owners an opportunity to defray the costs of ownership by leasing their planes to the club.

Improve aircraft performance with more power, part 5

Aircraft Maintenance | Nov 04, 2013

Looking for more power? Start by maximizing what you already have, then check into supplemental type certificates.

Scholarships open for helo pilots, maintenance, more

Article | Oct 31, 2013

Scholarship applications have opened for rotary-wing commercial pilots and maintenance technicians, students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, women in aviation maintenance, and Young Eagles.

Improve aircraft performance with efficiency mods, part 4

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 23, 2013

If you own an aircraft produced in reasonably large numbers, you can be assured that there are companies marketing modifications to improve performance. However, it pays to be a bit skeptical when evaluating any specific speed gains promised.

Helicopter Foundation International offers scholarships

Article | Oct 18, 2013

Helicopter Foundation International is offering scholarships to help bolster the ranks of commercial rotary-wing pilots and maintenance technicians.

Just say ‘no’ to your mechanic

Article | Oct 11, 2013

Saying 'no' to useless maintenance on certain squawk items could save aircraft owners thousands of dollars a year.

Rig it right: Improving aircraft performance, part 3

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 07, 2013

If your plane is not properly rigged, the aircraft is fighting against itself in flight.

Fly Well: Oh, my aching head

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Aircraft maintenance bills cause headaches and paperwork is a pain in the neck, agreed?

Maintenance: Improving aircraft performance, part 2

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 24, 2013

Chances are that your aircraft's performance is somewhat less than the "book" numbers in your operations manual, but there is a lot that you can do to get reasonably close. A fresh wash and wax could give you an extra 3 knots in cruise.

Maintenance: Improving aircraft performance, part 1

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 12, 2013

Indulge your wild side and find out what you can do to your aircraft to improve true airspeed in the quest to win you bragging rights as the fastest (insert your aircraft here) out there.