AOPA Pilot Magazine March 2014

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March 2014 Volume 57 / Number 3

Huey Tribute
Cover Story | March 2014
Flying the Vietnam Workhorse

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New perspective

I lucked into my first airplane ride in a Cherokee 140 when I was 15 years old, and for the next two years, all my lawn-mowing money went straight into the cash register of the local FBO.

Feb 19, 2014

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Just Aircraft Super Stol: No runway? No problem

This 400-foot “runway” has a swamp at one end and a two-story brick building at the other.

Feb 19, 2014

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The Bell UH-1B Huey: A Flying Symbol

Seriously wounded and huddling in the dank underbrush, men struggled to stay alive and remain hidden from nearby and approaching Viet Cong guerillas.

Feb 19, 2014

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Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Know the territory

Many of us sweat instrument approaches, but departures can be every bit as risky.

Feb 12, 2014

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Floatplane Heaven

It’s nearly 9 p.m., yet the sun still hangs high in the sky.

Mar 20, 2013

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Time in type

Historic loss of Air France 447

Mar 01, 2013

Commentary

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Briefing: Spend a Saturday with AOPA

For the first time in its seventy-five year history, AOPA will meet its members where they fly and share the joy of flight at a series of one-day regional fly-ins.

Feb 18, 2014

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Briefing: Light Sport industry report card

Industry leaders at the U.S. Light Sport Expo in Sebring, Florida, in January were asked to grade the success of the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).

Feb 18, 2014

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Fly Well: Check your undercarriage

“T” is frequently paired with the word “level” and the phrase “should I take some?”

Feb 12, 2014

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Foundation Focus: If you believe

Perhaps the most famous group of American pilots in World War I was the 94th Aero Squadron.

Feb 12, 2014

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License to Learn: Aviation poetry

Novelist Arnold Bennett once wrote, “I myself have seen it empty buildings that had been full; and I know that it will scatter a crowd more quickly than a hose-pipe, hornets, or the rumour of plague.

Feb 12, 2014

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President's Position: More than we asked for

It’s not too often that you get more than you ask for.

Feb 12, 2014

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Proficient Pilot: Partial power

One of the most common emergency procedures taught to pilots involves coping with an engine failure— a total engine failure.

Feb 12, 2014

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Waypoints: Learned along the way

One of the opportunities that comes with being the editor in chief of the world’s largest aviation magazine is the chance to fly with some really smart and experienced pilots.

Feb 12, 2014

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Pilot Counsel: Reexamination

One of the tools that the FAA uses in its enforcement efforts is a request to reexamine a pilot’s qualifications to hold his or her FAA certificate or ratings.

Feb 12, 2014

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Foundation Focus: Ask not what GA can do for you…

Ask what you can do for GA.

Mar 01, 2013

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Pilot Briefing

Mosquito bomber heading for U.S. Restoration took place in New Zealand By Alton K.

Mar 01, 2013

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Pilot Counsel: Juggling communications

Privileges and limits of sport and recreational pilots

Mar 01, 2013

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Waypoints: Throttling George

The life and times of the new Beechcraft

Mar 01, 2013

Departments

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Visual Approach: Sunset Stearman

Veterans Airlift Command founder Walt Fricke seems to hang motionless in his Stearman PT–13.

Feb 19, 2014

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Pilots: Jerry Knouff

When you’ve done a little bit of everything in aviation, it can be hard to know what defines you.

Feb 18, 2014

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Never Again: Missed signals

I’ve spent all of my life around the family automotive business, and I’ve come to appreciate an adage passed down to me by my father.

Feb 18, 2014

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Weather Watch: Trouble on top

Flying in on-top conditions is always held up as some sort of Holy Grail.

Feb 18, 2014

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Frugal Flier: A tipping point for 406 MHz ELTs

A pair of events last year changed my mind about ELTs and spurred me to take a long-delayed action.

Feb 18, 2014

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Ownership: Cold comfort

An oft-repeated maxim about open-cockpit airplanes says they should be flown only when the air temperature (in Fahrenheit) exceeds the pilot’s age (in years).

Feb 18, 2014

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Proficiency: Rotorcraft rookie

“To fly is heavenly,” the expression goes. “To hover is divine.”

Feb 18, 2014

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Efficiency: Taking it around

What’s the maneuver most fraught with indecision?

Feb 18, 2014

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Technique: Rust off

What do you get when you combine a low-time pilot who can’t afford to fly all that often with complicated airspace that is new to him?

Feb 18, 2014

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Membership News and Notes: FAA should rescind new training standards

AOPA has asked the FAA to rescind its new training standards for the instrument rating.

Feb 18, 2014

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Test Pilot

1. The familiar green David Clark headsets evolved from

Feb 18, 2014

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Letters: The Whales of Baja

The Whales of Baja” article was great.

Feb 12, 2014

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Letters

From our January cover story on the Czech Republic-designed Bristell to a look at the Cessna Skycatcher as a trainer and an industry overview, we focused on the LSA market. I was disappointed to see the Bristell LSA on the cover of AOPA Pilot.

Mar 01, 2013

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