AOPA Pilot Magazine November 2013

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November 2013 Volume 56 / Number 11

Joyful Return
Cover Story | Novermber 2013

Great Lakes Biplane is Back

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Classic in the making

It happens at 125 miles per hour. That’s the speed at which the sound of the rushing wind drowns out the growl of the Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer’s 180-horsepower engine.

Nov 01, 2013 | comments

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Preserving a lost art

I’m concentrating so intently during this formation checkride that my whole world is reduced to lining up two small and normally unrelated objects: the lead airplane’s aileron hinge and spinner.

Nov 01, 2013 | comments

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Room enough for all

When we start flying, many of us dream of the day when we can load up the entire family—including the dog, all the luggage we desire, and plenty of fuel for a memorable cross-country trip.

Nov 01, 2013 | comments

Commentary

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Proficient pilot: Not a way to go

A sad aspect of having a lengthy career in aviation is that the list of people one knows who have perished in aircraft accidents grows longer with the passage of time.

Nov 01, 2013

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President's Position: Priorities

In the few weeks I’ve been on the job at AOPA, the number-one thing members ask me is what I’m going to do first.

Nov 01, 2013

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Safety Pilot: Aftermath

Early this fall an Air Safety Institute (ASI) team flew to Chester, Connecticut, to conduct a safety program after a Turbo Commander accident in New Haven.

Nov 01, 2013

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Fly Well: Insure, insure, insure…

The number-one cause of bankruptcies? Massive medical expenses—so dodging disease makes sense.

Nov 01, 2013

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Waypoints: Coming to terms

It’s a simple Sunday afternoon flight on a very VFR day, and yet I feel anxious and uncertain.

Nov 01, 2013

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Pilot Counsel: Running on empty

The fuel requirement for flight in VFR conditions is an important rule that we don’t have much occasion to look at in detail.

Nov 01, 2013

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License to learn: Two minds—if you don’t mind

My father told me, “Never to go to bed without having a really good question on your mind.” I told him I’d think about it.

Nov 01, 2013

Departments

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News and notes: Lower taxes equal more jobs

The evidence is clear: Lower taxes on general aviation really do create jobs, as business and political leaders in Indiana are finding out.

Nov 01, 2013

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Pilots: Rescue ranger

As a Maryland State Police helicopter pilot, Jim MacKay couldn’t believe the call that came in.

Nov 01, 2013

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Visual approach

Travis Nelson uses his 1958 Aeronca Champ to get around his 15 square miles of ranch in northeastern Montana.

Nov 01, 2013

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Gift Guide

AOPA Pilot reviews aviation gadgets all year round. Pilots buy gadgets all year round.

Nov 01, 2013

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Test Pilot

From reader David West: What was the North American T–6 Mosquito?

Nov 01, 2013

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Never again: Night helicopter rescue

After an uneventful day without the usual activity of helicopter tours, photo flights, and TV news flights, I was preparing to turn in for the night when my beeper started to chirp.

Nov 01, 2013

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Dogfight

Veteran airline captain and GA legend Barry Schiff enters the paper versus electronic chart debate with Senior Editor Dave Hirschman.

Nov 01, 2013 | comments

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Ownership: Traveling by GA

Regardless of what form of transportation you use to get where you’re going, traveling by its nature is challenging and inconvenient.

Nov 01, 2013

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Airframe: Rethinking roll control

Ailerons have been well studied and thoroughly understood in the century since aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss invented them for roll control. But can they be improved?

Nov 01, 2013

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Proficiency: Behind the power curve

You’re on final, and see you’re losing altitude. The VASI lights are all red. The trees are getting closer.

Nov 01, 2013

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Pilot Briefing: Tuskegee Airman mentors a young pilot

If 15-year-old Kimberly Anyadike had run into any trouble flying the Cessna 172 from Los Angeles to Newport News, Virginia, and back—the youngest African-American pilot to make the trip—she carried along the perfect instructor pilot in the seat behind her.

Nov 01, 2013

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Technique: Autobrain

The manual for Garmin’s GFC 700 autopilot installed in a Cessna Nav III-equipped airplane is 35 pages.

Nov 01, 2013 | comments

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Letters: Where do we go from here? Battery power

In the conclusion of our three-part series on the future of propulsion, Editor at Large Tom Horne looked ahead to the possibility of an electric future.

Nov 01, 2013

Article

WX watch: Ice advice, with Nexrad

Now that so many of us now use datalinked Nexrad radar imagery, a lot of pilots have come to rely on it as gospel.

Oct 10, 2013

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