Pilot Magazine August 2012

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August 2012 Volume 55 / Number 8

You Say You Want an Evolution
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Feature

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Wx Watch: Stability guidelines, old and new

Two ways of looking at vertical motion

Aug 01, 2012

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Over the Edge: Runway overrun protections

It's a scary scenario to envision: A turbine aircraft on a landing rollout or an aborted takeoff, unable to stop in the remaining runway and also unable to lift off or go around. This aviation Catch-22 can quickly turn a multimillion dollar aircraft into scrap metal and bring injury or death to those inside. A number of protections have been designed into many airports and runways, with turbine aircraft operations specifically in mind.

Aug 01, 2012

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Quick Look: Gulfstream III

Going the GII one better

Aug 01, 2012

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Survival: Ditching at sea

Martinique, the hard way

Aug 01, 2012

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Technique: Guns, snakes, and LA airspace

Tips for slithering through a hornet's nest

Aug 01, 2012

Commentary

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Waypoints: On wet wings

Green doesn't always mean go. I thought of this as I looked at the solid green - and occasional yellow patches - on the Garmin GNS 530W display before me.

Aug 01, 2012

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Letters

After more than 10 years, AOPA Pilot has been redesigned. Editor in Chief Tom Haines asked readers what they thought in his “Waypoints” column.

Aug 01, 2012

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License to learn: Natural hazards

Many moons ago, on a dual flight to a rustic little airport, my student (we'll call him Bob) was about to begin his landing flare when things got a little squirrely. A squirrel popped up, periscope-like, near the VASI and then made a mad dash across the runway. Thump! The squirrel had failed to hide his hide.

Aug 01, 2012

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Pilot Counsel: Safety seats

In our continuing review of the flight rules that apply to general aviation pilots and owners, we last reviewed the rules of FAR 91.105 and 91.107 on the use of seatbelts and shoulder harnesses in October 2004. That's because the rules have essentially remained unchanged. Now, however, the FAA has issued what it calls a "clarifying" interpretation regarding the shared use of a single restraint, which purportedly changes prior interpretations, and is worth noting.

Aug 01, 2012

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Proficient Pilot: Look, Ma, no rudder!

On one fine day in the mid-1950s, a pilot was departing Santa Monica, California, in a Model 18 Twin Beech that had just been returned to service after extensive maintenance.

Aug 01, 2012

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