AOPA Pilot Magazine August 2014

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August 2014 Volume 57 / Number 8

Celebrating Seaplanes
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Consolidated PBY–5a Catalina: Stand up and salute

The PBY is heralded for its yeoman work in search-and-rescue operations, especially by the thousands of sailors and downed airmen who owe their lives to one.

Aug 01, 2014 | comments

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Airlift provides lift

Operators will donate their aircraft—from Mustangs to CJ3s to Citation Xs. They will donate their time—in flights as long as to three hours. And they will donate their fuel—not for one day, but for two, to the athletes’ home bases to Trenton and back home again.

Jul 31, 2014

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TALL TALE [ that’s true ]

Hang around aircraft restorers and you’ll inevitably hear tales of priceless historical relics hidden in barns, buried in shrink wrap, or otherwise stuck in time awaiting discovery.

Jul 31, 2014 | comments

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Light Sport Aircraft: Soul-stirring airplane

Like a duck that switches from sitting placidly atop the water to a furiously splashing, flapping, quacking master of flight, the Amphibious Carbon Cub leaps into air with a burst of raw energy.<

Jul 31, 2014 | comments

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Big City Seaplanes

The official name of the facility is New York Skyports Inc. Seaplane Base, or as seaplane pilots know it, 6N7.

Mar 20, 2013

Commentary

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Letters: Traffic dead ahead?

Tom Haines’ ‘Waypoints’ column on the ADS-B debate received a lot of response from members who, like the author, see its promise.

Jul 31, 2014

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Safety Pilot: The UAS conundrum

Aircraft that fly without a pilot on board have been called a variety of names—some of them unprintable. Drones, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are a few.

Jul 31, 2014

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Proficient Pilot: Something for nothing

One of the most popular cross-country flights from the Los Angeles Basin is, not surprisingly, across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas.

Jul 31, 2014

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Waypoints: Thanks for the service

The controller’s request seems odd: Asking an airliner to hold over the Orange County, Virginia, airport.

Jul 31, 2014

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President's Position: Putting it in perspective

When the House Aviation Subcommittee invited me to testify at a hearing on airport financing, I was eager to talk about how important Airport Improvement Program funds are to GA airports.

Jul 31, 2014

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License to Learn: Anxiety be gone!

Several years ago, a fellow pilot, whom I’ll call Norm, confessed to an anxiety he developed about flying his airplane.

Jul 31, 2014

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Pilot Counsel: Don’t wait too long

It is time to remind readers about the FAA’s Aviation Safety Reporting Program—administered by NASA as the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS).

Jul 31, 2014

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Fly-Ins: On a mission

Dennis Elrod spent five years as a missionary pilot overseas, flying in desolate areas in Indonesia, providing critical services for missionaries serving in remote areas.

Aug 13, 2014

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Fly-Ins: Indianapolis

Three dozen pilots camped under their wings at Indianapolis Regional Airport the evening before the second AOPA Regional Fly-In of the year. Another 500 aircraft and more than 2,000 attendees joined May 31, including students pilots; families with generations of pilots; and area pilots, EAA chapters, and Civil Air Patrol members who volunteered to cook, direct traffic, and park airplanes.<

Aug 04, 2014

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Test Pilot

During flight, a pilot observes that the size of the shadow of his airplane moving across the ground is ……?

Jul 31, 2014

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P&E Never Again: Flying the beam

On August 21, 1961, I was making a night instrument flight into Birmingham, Alabama. My airplane was an Army de Havilland Beaver.

Jul 31, 2014

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P&E Ownership: Birth of a blade

When discussing MT-Propeller’s line of natural composite propellers, you might be tempted to say, “Everything old is new again.” But you would be mistaken.

Jul 31, 2014

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P&E Avionics: In touch with the newest Garmin displays

With hundreds of thousands shipped, the Garmin GNS 430/530 and their later WAAS-enabled versions dominate general aviation panels.

Jul 31, 2014

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Weather Watch: Gusts and squalls

A gust front at EAA’s AirVenture in 2011, about to attack AOPA’s tent site.

Jul 31, 2014

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Frugal Flier: Take the Pledge

The height of bug season is a good time to review the best ways to remove their smashed remnants from aircraft windscreens and leading edges.

Jul 31, 2014

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Technique: How low can you go?

“Altitude is your friend.” That’s probably what all instructors drum into the heads of their students—especially those working toward the private pilot certificate.

Jul 31, 2014

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P&E Proficiency: Bulk up

Many pilots consider Class B the exclusive domain of bigger, faster aircraft.

Jul 31, 2014

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Pilots: Cloudman Craig Peyton

Peyton’s work has appeared in the films Along Came Polly, The Punisher, and Island of Dr. Moreau. His company, EarthFlight.com, produced Latitude, 40 Degrees North.

Jul 31, 2014

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Briefing: Flight for a cause

Two pilots from Fairbanks, Alaska, are flying to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this summer, and they’ve decided to make the journey a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Jul 31, 2014

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Membership News and Notes: Third class medical reform

Third class medical reform through the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA) is critical to growing general aviation.

Jul 31, 2014

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