AOPA Pilot Magazine - Turbine Edition September 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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September 2013 Volume 56 / Number 9

The Pilot Statesman
Cover Story | September 2013

How Craig Fuller helped unite general aviation

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Touch and go

Enter the Pro Line Fusion Touch. Rolled out earlier this year, the launch platforms for this avionics suite will be the Beech King Air 350i, 250, and C90GTx.

Aug 10, 2015

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Mentor Matters: Databases on top of databases

As turbine aircraft host more and more sophisticated flight decks, they become more dependent on a humble item all too often taken for granted—the database.

Aug 10, 2015

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Market Report: Ups and downs

It almost seems natural that when worldwide climates are at their respective extremes, so are the seasonal sales cycles.

Aug 10, 2015

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Debrief: Mastering the visual approach

Many of my clients admit their fear of flying under visual flight rules (VFR).

Aug 10, 2015

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Quick Look: Pilatus PC–12

The Pilatus is ruggedly built and is just as at home on a grass runway as it would be on the ramp at the busiest airline hub.

Aug 10, 2015

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Turbine

This month, we look at Rockwell Collins’ new Pro Line Fusion Touch avionics suite.

Aug 10, 2015

Featured

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Spreading aviation

It’s a bright, breezy day at the seaplane base in Lakeland, Florida, the second day of the 2013 annual Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo. The winds are a little strong—gusting to 20 mph—but the crowds are gathering for the events.

Sep 01, 2013

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Electric instead

There come times in the history of technology when critical variables merge, making revolutionary advances imperative.

Sep 01, 2013 | comments

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Advancing a cause

The economic turmoil that started half a decade ago has not been kind to general aviation.

Sep 01, 2013

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Classically modern

The Beechcraft Bonanza revolutionized the single-engine high-performance category when it hit the market in 1947.

Sep 01, 2013 | comments

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The right man for the times

Craig Fuller’s first bit of advice to the new AOPA president: Get to know the members.

Aug 19, 2013 | comments

Commentary

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Proficient Pilot Automation dependency

Most of us have heard about automation dependency.

Sep 01, 2013 | comments

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Fly Well: Hip to be hip

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” stated Friedrich Nietzsche. And the reverse is true—making oneself stronger reduces the chance of a premature journey across the river Styx.

Sep 01, 2013

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Pilot Counsel: ASRS

It seems time again to remind pilots about the FAA’s Aviation Safety Reporting Program (ASRP), administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS).

Sep 01, 2013

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News and notes: Summit 2013

Multiengine instrument-rated pilot, certified aircraft mechanic, and helicopter pilot Aaron Tippin will kick off AOPA Aviation Summit 2013 with a free concert for attendees.

Sep 01, 2013

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President's Position: Thank you!

With this month’s column, I conclude five enjoyable years in the left seat at AOPA. You and I have shared an extraordinary journey through some very challenging times.

Sep 01, 2013

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Waypoints: Probability of success

“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!”

Sep 01, 2013

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Safety Pilot: Yogi wisdom

Yogi Berra, star baseball player and manager for the hated (or beloved) New York Yankees, always had a way with words. Here are some quotes of Berra in the context of general aviation safety.

Sep 01, 2013

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License to Learn: Ties the bind us

We actually do quite well at training people to make good decisions regarding their safety. People in industries ranging from commercial aviation to the nuclear industry have made impressive improvements in their safety record over the years.

Sep 01, 2013

Departments

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Never Again: One of those nights

It was Christmas Eve 1971 and my wife, Christiane, and I were starting out on a 1,000-mile trip from Austin, Texas, to visit my family for the holidays.

Sep 01, 2013

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WX Watch: Front formation

Pilots are always on the lookout for fronts. We’re always gawking at The Weather Channel or checking the prognosis and surface analysis charts to see if any are lurking around, or are predicted to occur.

Sep 01, 2013

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Avionics: David comfort

It is not a stretch to say you can forget you are wearing it. That, said David Clark Co. Executive Vice President Richard M. Urella, is both the “highest compliment” received from testers, and the point.

Sep 01, 2013

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Ownership: ADS-B moves forward

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-broadcast is a datalink technology that uses satellite-based navigation and positioning information to transmit aircraft location and altitude to air traffic controllers and other nearby aircraft.

Sep 01, 2013 | comments

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Letters: East/West Fly-Off

Our continuing series—“Fly Off”—pitted two trainers in an aerial drag race. Readers had some interesting thoughts.

Sep 01, 2013

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Visual approach: Summer solstice

It’s a week before the summer solstice, and even though it’s 9 p.m., the sun at this far northern latitude is well above the mountains ringing Alaska’s stunning Glacier Bay.

Sep 01, 2013

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Pilots Peanut pilot

From the time Craig Schulz, 60, built aircraft models and briefly flew his Cox U-Control Curtiss P–40, he wanted to fly. The P–40 model was wrecked by a friend of his father, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, shortly after it was purchased.

Sep 01, 2013

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Test Pilot

The temperature of 100LL avgas in a truck sitting in the sun on a hot day is 77 degrees F. A pilot instead uses fuel pumped from an underground tank where the fuel temperature is 32 degrees F. How does this affect the range of the aircraft?

Sep 01, 2013

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Pilot Briefing Flying to Japan

The mitsubishi MU–2—the stocky, futuristic-looking high-wing twin turboprop—marks a significant milestone this month: The model first flew in Nagoya, Japan, 50 years ago on September 14.

Sep 01, 2013

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