Pilot Magazine February 2013

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February 2013 Volume 56 / Number 2

Double Take. Rethinking the PistonTwin.
Cover Story | February 2013

No-spin Twin: Velocity V-Twin is designed to be different.

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Feature

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Avionics: Newer, better, cheaper

Experimental avionics enhance safety

Feb 01, 2013

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Dogfight: Flight Suits

There’s a new dog in this fight: Senior Editor Ian J. Twombly—a considerably younger dog—debates with Senior Editor Dave Hirschman over the merits, or demerits, of a flight suit.

Feb 01, 2013

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At home in the kingdom

Flying with missionaries in Alaska

Feb 01, 2013

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Breach of peace

Glider pilot soars into trouble

Feb 01, 2013

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Time in type

As six gloved hands pull six mixture controls to idle cutoff, the rumble of six idling Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp engines gives way to a metallic tink, tink, tink as the Hamilton Standard constant-speed propellers spin to a stop. Seven pilots (two in the lead airplane) simultaneously open their canopies, take off their helmets, dismount, and position the propellers so their blades are horizontal.

Feb 01, 2013

Commentary

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Safety Pilot: Join the club

The benefits of flying together

Feb 01, 2013

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Pilot Counsel: For your benefit

Privileges and limits of sport and recreational pilots

Feb 01, 2013

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Fly Well: Avoid crud

Tires, grist, and exhaust pipes

Feb 01, 2013

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Letters

Many readers related to author Chip Wright’s story on the passing of his father and their final flight together. I read the article “Gone West” by Chip Wright with tears in my eyes.

Feb 01, 2013

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License to learn: Weber's law

Some interesting cockpit applications

Feb 01, 2013

Department

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AOPA Action

Responding to member concerns, AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association will request an exemption that would allow many pilots flying the most common single-engine aircraft recreationally to use a driver's license and self-certification medical standard.

Feb 01, 2013

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Pilot Briefing

It’s already reached 30,300 feet—a world record for a solar-powered airplane (and beyond expectations)—and stayed aloft 26 hours and 10 minutes for another solar-powered record. Sun power Solar Impulse prepares for U.S.

Feb 01, 2013

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