Pilot Magazine June 2012

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June 2012 Volume 55 / Number 6

New Attitude. Build Your Skills with Aerobatic Training.
Cover Story | June 2012

Confident in chaos: Coming to terms with radical attitudes

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Feature

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Confident in chaos

Coming to terms with radical attitudes

Jun 01, 2012

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Fly-Outs: Pie, please!

Just don't fly in on a Monday.

Jun 01, 2012

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Husky makes a pilot

The Tornado Husky lifts a wounded Marine.

Jun 01, 2012

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Dogs that love to fly

They would get a certificate if they could

Jun 01, 2012

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Dogfight | Three big wishes

Over the past decades I've had a number of wristwatches. Many were cheapo digital models that cost $20 to $50. I always found them characterless and needlessly complex.

Jun 01, 2012

Commentary

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Fly Well

Actor Maurice Chevalier said old age is not too bad, considering the alternative—but might increasing years diminish time aloft? Can we mitigate aging’s impact? Or reach skyward when the candles cost more than the cake? These are issues worth exploring, as 25 percent of U.S. pilots holding a valid medical are older than 50.

Jun 01, 2012

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Waypoints

Of all the technological changes that have impacted our lives over the past decade or so, the most dramatic have been in the way we consume information.

Jun 01, 2012

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Letters

Editor at Large Tom Horne and Senior Editor Dave Hirschman debated the merits of expensive analog versus cheap digital watches in their last “Dogfight.” “I still have my solid-gold, 12-diamond Rolex, which I wear when I feel the need to impress folks who value style over substance. BTW, I bought it for $12 from a street vendor in Philadelphia.” John Corradi, AOPA 2656039Rixeyville, Virginia I have to agree with Tom Horne: Anything mechanical, or even anything man-made, with parts that fit together and function with elegant synchronicity is inherently beautiful (“Dogfight,” April 2012).

Jun 01, 2012

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License to learn

Our story begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a sunny spring morning. The pilot of a Beech Baron prepared to depart on a cargo flight at 9:30 a.m. After starting his engines, he did something each of us does on most flights. He reached for his radio switch and turned it on. This time, however, his right wing exploded. Kaboom!

Jun 01, 2012

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President's Position

After about three weeks of nonstop travel, I found myself in Billings, Montana, with a friend's Aviat Husky A–1B and a very experienced backcountry pilot, Jeanne MacPherson.

Jun 01, 2012

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