Waypoints

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Waypoints: Bring it on

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

Messy, this learning to fly business. I was 15 years old and completely lost and overwhelmed by ground school.

Waypoints: Before the magenta line

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

An important anniversary passed in mid-February without fanfare.

Waypoints: Learned along the way

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

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.

Waypoints: Toward an unleaded fuel

Pilot Magazine | Jan 17, 2014

Shell Aviation’s December announcement that it is entering an unleaded avgas for FAA testing was perhaps the biggest general aviation news of 2013.

Waypoints: Last day to fly

Pilot Magazine | Dec 18, 2013

Today there’s a pilot flying his Piper Super Cub low over a farm field, enjoying the view.

Waypoints: A blank, but not ageless canvas

Pilot Magazine | Nov 21, 2013

To those of you who bought new airplanes this year, thank you!

Waypoints: Coming to terms

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

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

Waypoints: An AirVenture unlike any other

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

This summer I attended what is now called EAA AirVenture for the twenty-fourth time—20 in a row.

Waypoints: Probability of success

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

“Decision height,” I said out loud, as the altimeter pointer passed through 700 feet msl and just as the voice in the right seat shouted, “Go around!”

Waypoints: Diversity

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

We are a diverse lot, we AOPA members. From student pilots to astronauts, our skills, interests, and political leanings are all over the map. Two recent trends involving the federal government highlight how philosophically diverse we are. Unable to make the hard decisions necessary to reduce an out-of-control federal budget deficit, Congress and the White House crafted, approved, and ultimately allowed to go live sequestration legislation that forced small to sometimes dramatic cuts to the budgets of various agencies.