Waypoints

Items per page   10 | 25 | 50 | 100
151 to 200 of 256 results

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2003

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has made the trip to Oshkosh more than a dozen times in every manner of airplane.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines learned to fly more than 25 years ago, and still enjoys early morning solo flights.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2003

Thomas B. Haines flies a lot more than he fishes.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2003

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines learned to fly when VORs ruled navigation.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2003

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has experienced ATC ops all over the Northern Hemisphere.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2003

AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has landed on everything from skis to skids in his flying career.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2003

One of the magnificent things about general aviation flight is that no two flights are ever quite the same.

Waypoints

Article | Jan 01, 2003

AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has flown dozens of models of piston and turbine airplanes.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2002

AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has flown dozens of models of piston and turbine airplanes.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2002

Thomas B. Haines has served as AOPA Pilot magazine's editor in chief since July 1994.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2002

Editor in Chief Tom Haines owns — and sometimes gets to fly — a 1972 Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. Myths and old wives' tales abound in general aviation.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2002

Here's the scenario: You're on vacation. The phone rings.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2002

Editor in Chief Tom Haines has been reporting on the general aviation industry for more than 15 years. A major sea change is under way in the general aviation industry.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2002

Editor in Chief Tom Haines has been flying GA aircraft for more than 20 years. Look in the mirror to see the cause of three-quarters of the general aviation accidents each year.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2002

Editor in Chief Tom Haines has been making instrument cross-country flights for more than a dozen years. Everyone seems to agree that one of the biggest challenges facing general aviation these days is getting weather information into the cockpit.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Tom Haines flies a Beech Bonanza from Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport. It's as if Mother Nature has gathered her apron around her, coddling an arm full of angry clouds.

Topics Technique

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2002

With a busy high school social life, Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines took two full years to learn to fly.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2002

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has been flying and evaluating airplanes and aviation gear for more than 20 years.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

From blimps to business jets, Pilot Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has been flying for more than 20 years.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has been flying for more than 20 years.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2001

Thomas B. Haines has served as editor in chief of AOPA Pilot since 1994.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Tom Haines has been flying for more than 20 years. September 11, 2001 — This evening, after a day of watching endless news accounts about the airliners plowing into the World Trade Center towers, plunging into the Pentagon, and crashing short of a target in rural Pennsylvania, I step out the front door for a break and some fresh air.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2001

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has been covering the general aviation industry for 15 years.

Waypoints

Article | Sep 01, 2001

Thomas B. Haines has served as editor in chief of AOPA Pilot since 1994.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2001

Editor in Chief Tom Haines has been flying for personal and business reasons for more than 20 years. The small town where we live traditionally celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks show on July 3.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines soloed at age 16 and earned his private pilot certificate at age 17.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2001

Editor in chief Thomas B. Haines has been flying various Stormscope-equipped airplanes for 15 years.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2001

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines has been covering the general aviation industry for 15 years.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2001

Thomas B. Haines has served as editor in chief of AOPA Pilot since 1994.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2001

My Super Bowl Sunday literally went to the dogs. The plan was to veg out in front of the tube to watch the local favorite Baltimore Ravens take on the New York Giants.

Topics GPS, Avionics

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2001

Thank you, old girl. Today, you took me everywhere and nowhere, and I am a better pilot for it.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2001

Several recent "Waypoints" have drawn unusually high levels of reader responses. A number of readers commented on last month's column titled "On Private Wings," where I compared the joys of flying yourself to the travails of modern airline travel.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2000

When plodding along into double-digit headwinds, or when overseeing a mechanic who has his hands wedged deep into the cowling on a busy ramp, many a general aviation pilot has been heard to quip: "Time to spare? Go by air!" It's true that our chosen form of transportation isn't always as efficient as we'd like it to be. Yes, we enjoy crowing about groundspeeds two or three times faster than the groundpounders stuck in traffic, but door-to-door our GA speeds can sometimes be less than competitive with the airlines and automobiles.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2000

A couple of keystrokes on the Garmin 530 GPS/map/com loaded the ILS approach to Runway 23 at Frederick, Maryland. The unit quickly drew the approach on its large color screen, showing my leg to the Frederick VOR in magenta and the rest of the approach—including the procedure turn and the holding pattern, if I needed it—in white.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2000

Certainly the pneumatic system is one of the simplest systems on an airplane. Whether yours is a vacuum system or a pressure system, as many Beech airplanes employ, there's nothing involved except moving air.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2000

Most pilots associate the worst and most fearful flying weather with the winter months. Normally, I would agree, but this spring and summer seem to be an exception.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2000

Five thousand dollars. The U.S.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2000

The Florida buildups tossed our little craft like the proverbial cork in the ocean. It was day three of a round-robin business trip I had planned for the east coast of the Sunshine State.

Waypoints

Article | Jun 01, 2000

There’s something fraternal about aviation—in a unisex kind of way. I’m not usually one to go out of my way to talk to strangers, but if the person behind me in line at the supermarket is wearing a Cessna or Piper baseball cap, you can bet that I’m going to inquire about his or her flying status.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2000

Few things in life are universal, and one of the first things you learn in Writing 101 at journalism school is to be careful when using definitives, such as always and never. So, Dr.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2000

Six months," I told myself as the list of squawks on my kneeboard grew and grew. "You knew going into the deal that it would be six months before you'd have the airplane into the mechanical shape you want it in," I reminded myself.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2000

A recent epiphany of sorts reinforced once again something I already knew, but something we all need reminding of occasionally: Flying—piloting an airplane where you want, when you want—is an experience unlike any other and one that no other earthly experience can supplant or replace. This explains why those with enough wealth to buy and do about anything they want often choose to become pilots.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2000

In the days leading up to January 1, 2000, the world became evermore concerned about the Y2K bug. With almost morbid curiosity, we all waited in anticipation, wondering whether those billions spent on ferreting out the insidious computer bug would prevent disaster or whether the whole thing was a scam dreamed up by self-proclaimed Y2K consultants.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2000

Ask a pilot what it takes to safely fly an airplane, and he’ll probably square up his shoulders and smugly reply: "A competent pilot." True, but in reality, there’s a whole infrastructure behind the scenes that allows the pilot to safely fly the aircraft from point A to point B. One of the most often overlooked portions of the aviation infrastructure is the A&P mechanic, or, using today’s preferred parlance, the aviation maintenance technician.

Waypoints

Article | Dec 01, 1999

Here in the Information Age, hardly a day goes by that we're not introduced to some new way to access — or be overrun by — data. Certainly in aviation, the way in which we preflight, fly, train, and even buy aircraft is dramatically different than it was just a few years ago.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 1999

From the smallest tube-and-fabric knockabout to the biggest business jet, general aviation is a highly diverse and often high-profile industry — but it is also a small industry. Everyone knows everyone else, and it seems as if every person you meet has worked for every other person.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 1999

Unrelenting rain from the remnants of Hurricane Dennis pummeled the top of the Skyhawk's wings. I anxiously opened the pilot's side door and then hesitantly put my hand on the seat: Dry! Whew.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 1999

Few words from a flight service briefer gain the attention of a pilot faster than convective sigmet. When those were the very first words from the briefer, I knew it was going to be a most interesting weather day — and I would be at 8,000 or 10,000 feet dealing with it while the briefer finished his shift comfortably behind his computer console.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 1999

The envelope seemed innocuous enough. The enclosed invitation to my high school class reunion, though, stirred up decades of memories.