AOPA Pilot Magazine - Turbine Edition January 2014

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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January 2014 Volume 57 / Number 1

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Instrument Insights: Special PIC certifications

Anyone with an instrument rating—especially pilots who first spent hours sneaking around beneath low clouds or in poor visibilities—appreciates their new ability to fly anywhere in any kind weather.

Dec 23, 2013

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Quick Look: Global Express

The Global Express BD-700 was the first in the series of Bombardier ultra-long-range corporate jets.

Dec 19, 2013

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The new soverign

Owner/pilots who’ve reached the top of the single-pilot (SP) jet food chain—most likely in the form of a Cessna Citation CJ4 or Embraer Phenom 300—sometimes wonder, what’s next?

Dec 19, 2013

Featured

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The whales of Baja

Dawn casts the barren Pacific coast of the Baja Peninsula in a soft light as we overfly the dusty airstrip at San Ignacio.

Dec 23, 2013

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Harley in the sky

When Darin Hart hears his Super Legend—the king of the American Legend Aircraft line of Cub-alike tailwheel airplanes—he hears in his heart a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Dec 23, 2013 | comments

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Dream come true

Climbing out of Duxford, England, through 1,500 feet, I saw the bogey half a mile out, coming fast.

Dec 19, 2013

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Mission to 'Mars'

Loaded near maximum weight, a flight of two Quest Kodiaks cruised in the Arctic summer sky over vast swaths of barren tundra and sea ice fraught with history.

Dec 19, 2013

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Can airshows come back?

Airshows in the United States have endured many setbacks in their long history, but no single season has brought as much adversity as 2013.

Dec 19, 2013 | comments

Commentary

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President's Position: Working together

America may be the land of the rugged individualist, but there are times when it’s best not to go it alone. That goes for organizations as well as people.

Dec 23, 2013

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Safety Pilot: Reflections from the ‘Leading Edge’

This month’s column had its genesis in my blog, “Leading Edge,” a little more than two years ago.

Dec 23, 2013

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Pilot Counsel: ATC instructions

A recent interpretation by the FAA’s chief counsel answers the question whether the rule requiring compliance with ATC instructions applies to a pilot flying under visual flight rules in Class E airspace.

Dec 23, 2013

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License to Learn: Submarine knowledge

The best lessons I’ve ever learned about the mental game of flying an airplane didn’t come from studying books on aviation psychology. Instead, they came from reading history.

Dec 19, 2013

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Fly Well: Drug wars

Shooting approaches at Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM) in San Diego, California, just north of the Mexican border, might include interesting liaisons...

Dec 19, 2013

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Proficient Pilot: A bum rap

Like other fields of endeavor, aviation is replete with myths, biases, and half-truths, many of which would be amusing if not taken so seriously and creating such misleading impressions.

Dec 19, 2013

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Waypoints: Last day to fly

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

Dec 18, 2013 | comments

Departments

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Test Pilot

From reader Ralph Britton: Douglas DC–7Cs, Lockheed 1049G Constellations, and other aircraft were powered by Wright R-3350 turbocompound engines.

Dec 24, 2013

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Pilot Briefing: Pint-size warbird

The pint-size SAM LS Light Sport aircraft looks like a mini warbird and is a joy to fly low and slow.

Dec 24, 2013

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News & Notes: New generation of pilots

A new aviation-themed playground exemplifies AOPA President Mark Baker’s wish to make general aviation airports welcoming and inspirational for a new generation of pilots.

Dec 24, 2013

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Letters: Traveling by GA

AOPA Photographer Chris Rose shared his insights on how to travel well, gleaned from

Dec 23, 2013

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Never Again: Scud running

The year was 1949. I was a young Air Force aviation cadet with a little more than 200 flying hours, all of which had been in the North American T–6 aircraft.

Dec 23, 2013

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Avionics: L-3 Trilogy - Quietly capable

The weak link in most glass cockpits—whether new from the factory or aftermarket—is system redundancy.

Dec 23, 2013

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Dogfight: Flight bags

Senior Editors Dave Hirschman and Ian Twombly debate the merits of a flight bag—bells, whistles, and a zipper or two.

Dec 23, 2013 | comments

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Wx Watch: FIKI insights

There he goes—out the door, onto the ramp, and into his airplane.

Dec 23, 2013

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Airframe: Seeing red

The Cessna Skycatcher has “no future,” says Cessna CEO Scott Ernest. A new Skyhawk costs more than $400,000.

Dec 23, 2013 | comments

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Technique: What to do if you’re upside down

Airshow star and aerobatic instructor Greg Koontz will gladly give you his one-flight upset training course if you insist, but he knows you probably won’t remember it a year later.

Dec 23, 2013 | comments

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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 23, 2013 | comments

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Pilots: Tom Davis

Thirty-three years of service in the United States Navy didn’t make Tom Davis wealthy or famous.

Dec 19, 2013

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Visual Approach

The Cascade Range of central Oregon provides a dramatic backdrop for the Epic LT, a sleek 1,200-horsepower turboprop made in nearby Bend.

Dec 18, 2013

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