AOPA Pilot Magazine - Turbine Edition December 2013

The Turbine Pilot edition includes all of the stories in AOPA Pilot, plus a few additional articles written specifically for pilots and owners of turbine-powered aircraft. If you fly a turbine aircraft, or will transition into one in the near future, call Member Services at 800-USA-AOPA for more information.

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December 2013 Volume 56 / Number 12

Beefed-up Bonanza
Cover Story | December 2013

Turbine-power performance in a classic airplane

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Mentor Matters: Missing glideslope in San Juan

With the release of its WAAS-equipped flight decks and stand-alone navigation units, Garmin introduced advisory vertical navigation capability for nearly all RNAV approaches, not just those that have published WAAS minimums.

Dec 01, 2013

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Quick Look: Gulfstream V

The Gulfstream V was the world’s first ultra-long-range corporate jet.

Dec 01, 2013

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Performance Bonanza

For nearly 25 years, Rocket Engineering has infused mundane airplanes with blistering performance enhancements.

Dec 01, 2013

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Milestones: The PT6 at 50

Fifty years ago this month, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) developed the first production units of its legendary PT6 series of turboprop engines.

Nov 20, 2013

Featured

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Yacht in the air

There’s a good chance you’ve used Row 44’s satellite-based, in-flight Wi-Fi system as an airline passenger.

Dec 01, 2013

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Never Again: Unwelcome guests

Flight missions require pilots to be up to speed for the type of flight that may be required.

Nov 21, 2013

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Around the world in 25 days

How do you approach a flight around the world—do you fly from dawn to dusk, set a leisurely schedule with lots of time for sightseeing, or shoot for something in between?

Nov 19, 2013 | comments

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Meeting Mr. Baker

They came to Texas to meet the new guy—AOPA’s 2013 Aviation Summit was held for the first time in the center of the country, but the draw wasn’t longhorns and beefsteak.

Nov 19, 2013

Commentary

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License to Learn: Confirmation bias

Have you ever flown with someone who agreed with every decision you made, even the ones that played out badly? I’m speaking of someone who kept saying yes to your every muse.

Dec 01, 2013

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Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Unpredicted unadvised unaware

The loss of a TBM 700 turboprop over New Jersey two years ago surprised many pilots. The Pratt & Whitney-powered single-engine turboprop is certificated for flight into known icing (FIKI).

Dec 01, 2013

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Pilot Cousel: Running on empty (2)

Last month I reviewed the minimum fuel requirements for flight in VFR conditions. This month I am on to the IFR requirements, with some of its more important nuances and interpretations.

Dec 01, 2013

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Proficient Pilot: A bygone era

When I started with TWA in 1964, the 250-knot speed limit below 10,000 feet did not exist.

Dec 01, 2013 | comments

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President's Position: Seeking to understand

Any time you start something new, there’s a lot to learn. And I’m a big believer in learning first, then acting decisively.

Dec 01, 2013

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Foundation Focus: What have we done for you lately?

What have we done for you lately? That’s a question that every membership association and charitable foundation should be prepared to answer.

Dec 01, 2013

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Fly Well: Fifty ways to lose your blubber

Weird Al Yankovic parodied two Michael Jackson songs; Beat It became Eat It, celebrating copious consumption, while Bad morphed into Fat, mirroring what is happening in America—our mutation into a fat nation.

Dec 01, 2013 | comments

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Waypoints: A blank, but not ageless canvas

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

Nov 21, 2013

Departments

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Pilots: Big Mac pilot

“Every single time I leave the ground, I’m looking forward to the next time,” says Reginald “Reggie” Webb, owner of a Lancair IV-P.

Dec 01, 2013

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Visual Approach: Winter wonderland

Cameron Lawson is a rock and ice climber, whitewater kayaker, backcountry skier, photographer, and pilot.

Dec 01, 2013

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Membership Highlights: Working for you

Protecting Your Right to Fly: Taking on regulatory and legislative threats to general aviation has remained the association’s primary focus for more than 70 years.

Dec 01, 2013

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My $1 Million Education

Senior Editor Dave Hirschman had an epiphany: What have all his years of flying cost him? And what else has he gained? Readers could relate.

Dec 01, 2013

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Frugal Flier: Self-made upgrade

The owners of a 36-year-old Beech Sierra came up with a digital solution to an increasingly widespread real-world problem.

Nov 21, 2013

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Ownership: Flying career and family

The turning point in my aviation career came when I found myself hiding in a bathroom stall at Memphis International Airport silently crying between flights.

Nov 21, 2013

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Technology: Garmin action-cam

Garmin has jumped into the action-camera market with the VIRB, a compact, well-engineered unit that’s sure to log lots of flight time in general aviation aircraft.

Nov 20, 2013

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Wx Watch: Eyes in the sky

It’s a hackneyed phrase, but true: A picture’s worth a thousand words.

Nov 20, 2013

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Proficiency: Icing primer

Few hazards scare pilots more than icing, and rightfully so.

Nov 20, 2013

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Pilot Briefing: What happens in Vegas

Budget sequestration meant the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds could not fly, but they could continue recruiting appearances—as long as they didn’t leave their home town of Las Vegas.

Nov 20, 2013

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