AOPA Pilot Magazine April 2014

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April 2014 Volume 57 / Number 4

Timeless Traveler
Cover Story | April 2014
Magical Flight of a Beech 18 on Floats

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AOPA Fly-In: San Marcos

Friendly, spacious, and ready to welcome pilots to AOPA’s first regional fly-in of 2014.

Mar 11, 2014

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Time traveler

The last of the 1.5 gallons of oil chugs into the left engine’s tank, satisfying the big Pratt & Whitney R-985—for now.

Mar 11, 2014 | comments

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Craftsmanship: Where Wacos take wing

There’s nothing about the two-story brick building in the small central Pennsylvania town of Emigsville to suggest that the two master craftsmen inside create some of the world’s finest vintage biplanes.

Mar 11, 2014 | comments

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Tecnam P2008 TC:Luxury Level LSA

This turbocharged Tecnam P2008 offers several hints of where general aviation may be headed in the future.

Mar 11, 2014

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Culture of the smallest corps

Loaded light for a short flight, the Twin Otter leapt skyward.

Mar 11, 2014 | comments

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Cost comparison

A visitor pulled up to my hangar in an S-class Mercedes recently with a few questions—and assumptions—about flying.

Mar 11, 2014 | comments

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Avionics: When all else fails

An app that helps you glide to safety

Apr 01, 2013

Commentary

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Waypoints: Before the magenta line

An important anniversary passed in mid-February without fanfare.

Mar 06, 2014

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Safety Pilot: Searching for balance

Only in Washington, D.C., would two seemingly intelligent parties devise a poison budget pill called sequestration.

Mar 06, 2014

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Proficient Pilot: Those good old days

I sometimes feel sorry for younger pilots who read this column.

Mar 06, 2014

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President's Position: A reprieve, not a rout

The entire general aviation community has a victory to celebrate, even as we recognize that this win is by no means final.

Mar 06, 2014

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License to Learn: Managing our agreements

Many years ago,I saw half a house moving down the street on a flatbed truck.

Mar 06, 2014

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Pilot Counsel: Careful consideration

Last month I talked about a demand from the FAA for the reexamination of a pilot’s qualifications to hold his or her certificate or ratings.

Mar 06, 2014

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Test Pilot

When a military student pilot during World War I made an emergency, off-airport landing in a Curtiss JN–4 Jenny, how did he provide his location to those who could provide rescue?

Mar 06, 2014

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Pilot Briefing

A single-engine aircraft is parked in front of a hangar at Lakeland Municipal Airport in Lakeland, Florida, circa 1937. Lakeland Municipal Airport opened on Lakeland Hills Boulevard in 1935.

Apr 01, 2013

Departments

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Membership News and Notes: FAA eases approval for angle-of-attack indicators

Safety experts have identified the angle-of-attack indicator as something that could greatly improve general aviation safety.

Mar 11, 2014

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Letters: Legendary Popularity

Barry Schiff's story on the Cessna 180 seemed to indicate the author did not find the venerable aircraft attractive.

Mar 11, 2014

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Never Again: ‘Wall Street’ Journey

Late October in Mississippi can be nice.

Mar 10, 2014

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Avionics: Paper-less

Read that carefully. They aren’t dead, nor will they be for some time—if ever.

Mar 10, 2014

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Dogfight: Simulators

The young dog is ready for the future; the old dog, not so much. Senior editors Ian J. Twombly
and Dave Hirschman debate the viability of simulation in training.

Mar 10, 2014 | comments

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Proficiency: To new heights

The FAA’s recent proposal to decrease the amount of flight simulator experience that students can log toward instrument ratings comes just as computer-based simulation is rapidly becoming more realistic than ever.

Mar 10, 2014 | comments

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Pilots: Steve Stafford

Pilots who saw the 1998 motion picture, Six Days, Seven Nights, might have wondered how a de Havilland Beaver could be ditched near the rugged shoreline of Kauai.

Mar 06, 2014

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Briefing: A way to give back

Somewhere in Hollywood, a movie producer is shouting from the rooftops about a production he has under way.

Mar 06, 2014

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