AOPA Pilot Magazine - Turbine Edition July 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.

July 2014 Volume 57 / Number 7

Debonair on Deck
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Pilot Magazine

TBM Odyssey

In March, Daher-Socata—manufacturer of the TBM—invited AOPA Pilot along for a one-of-a-kind, epic ferry flight. It involved bringing a flight of four brand-new TBM 900s to the United States, the largest number of TBMs ever imported at one time.

Jun 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Ownership: The Part 135 option

Owning an airplane will change your life. Just try a few trips on the airlines after you purchase an airplane and you’ll understand that pretty quickly.

Jun 09, 2014

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Mentor Matters: The Narsarsuaq trap

For many pilots, a North Atlantic crossing and European trip tops the flying bucket list.

Jun 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Learjet 31/31A

The Learjet 31, one of the fastest, high-flying light jets ever.

Jun 09, 2014

Featured

Pilot Magazine

Opportunity knocking

As the general aviation pilot population ages—and the Census Bureau projects that non-whites will make up the majority of U.S. citizens by 2043—the industry will need to attract diverse populations.

Jun 05, 2014 | comments

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Only in Wisconsin

Do you remember your first time? Most people never forget it. We’re talking about Oshkosh, AirVenture, The Gathering, EAA’s Big Show.

Jun 05, 2014 | comments

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Pleasant Surprises

“Aviation is an entirely different world,” a student told me one day. It’s true. We have our own language, love acronyms, and represent a club this is difficult to join.

Jun 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Craftsmanship: Yellow marvel

Pilots find breathtaking beauty in the curve of a propeller, the shape of a wing, even the thoughtful interface of a piece of avionics. But who makes this stuff and, in some cases, keeps it beautiful for decades?

Jun 05, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Debonair on deck

I know I’ve said this for each of the four sweepstakes restoration airplanes I’ve overseen, but I’ll say it again anyway: The Debonair Sweepstakes airplane has been the most ambitious project yet.

Jun 04, 2014 | comments

Commentary

Pilot Magazine

Letters: AOPA 75 Years

Our May 2014 issue was dedicated to the anniversary of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, encouraging members to comment, reflect—and correct.

Jun 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilots: Legendary test pilot R.A. 'Bob' Hoover

Listening to Bob Hoover tell the stories of his life, one is apt to wonder Is this for real?

Jun 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Guest Editorial: Giving pilots a voice

Border protection is incredibly important, but targeting the general aviation community demonstrates a lack of respect for legal protections enjoyed by all Americans.

Jun 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: First Flight reflection

Time seems to stand still and we can reflect on how far aviation has come in such a short time.

Jun 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot: Weather wonder

A high overcast in the western sky was rapidly morphing into the angry gray of an approaching cold front.

Jun 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Proficient Pilot: In the thick of it

Santa Paula and LAX are only 40 miles apart, yet worlds apart procedurally.

Jun 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Fly Well: Sneezing and wheezing

The word allergy means “different action” and was coined by Dr. Clemens von Pirquet in 1905.

Jun 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

License to Learn: Attention grabber

There was no mental drift when I sat down to take the Air Safety Institute’s online eFIRC (Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic) a few months ago.

Jun 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

President's Position: New dues, new choices

I arrived at AOPA less than a year ago with a lifelong passion for aviation and a vision of sharing that passion, not only with pilots like myself, but with countless others who may not even know that flying is within their reach.

Jun 04, 2014

Departments

Pilot Magazine

AOPA Fly-in: Old-school charm

Relaxed, easygoing, friendly. These are not always the first descriptions associated with New England, but few towns reverse the prop on that stereotype as fast as Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Jun 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes: Saving SMO

A group of Santa Monica residents has launched a ballot initiative that would give city residents a say in the future use of Santa Monica Municipal Airport property, and AOPA has pledged to support the effort.

Jun 06, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Test Pilot

What U.S. airline began operations by flying the mail between Key West, Florida, and Havana, Cuba, in 1927?

Jun 06, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Aviation shines at Endeavor Awards

A star-studded evening at the California Science Center in Los Angeles honored those who volunteer their time and aircraft to help others.

Jun 06, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Power out!

Passing 5,400 feet we heard a muffled pow/blam, had immediate white smoke in the cabin, and a spray pattern of oil on the windscreen. I put out an immediate mayday, and opened the window to clear the smoke.

Jun 06, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Dogfight: Logbook logjam

Around the office we often joke that Senior Editor Ian Twombly is the youngest old man here. In this discussion, he may prove that point again. He favors the paper logbook; Senior Editor Dave Hirschman goes virtual.

Jun 06, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Technology: Who's seeing whom?

“There’s no traffic displaying ahead of me on the iPad—nothing at all—and all of a sudden, there’s an airplane right in front of me.”

Jun 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Datalink dangers

It was all so subtle. My inadvertent thunderstorm penetration took place so slowly that it didn’t fulfill my preconceived notion of a thunderstorm encounter—meaning one minute you’re OK, the next minute you’re deep in chaos.

Jun 05, 2014

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Unusual attitude training

You’re going to learn two things in this article, and both are upsetting.

Jun 05, 2014 | comments

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