AOPA Pilot Magazine - Turbine Edition June 2014

June 2014 Volume 57 / Number 6

Blackhawk boost
Cover Story | June 2014

More power for Cessna’s Caravans

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Turbine

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Blackhawk boost

It seems that no matter how optimized an airplane design may be, there’s always room for improvement.

May 14, 2014

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Mentor Matters: The importance of an engine-start ‘flow’

Compared to starting a piston engine, cranking up a jet is a piece of cake.

May 13, 2014

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Quick Look: King Air 100

Beech has a long history of introducing successful derivatives of the King Air, the world’s most popular business twin turboprop.

May 13, 2014

Featured

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Eye on sports

You say you’re a big sports fan; would like to see major sporting events from a different perspective; and like the idea of flying a rare, classic general aviation airplane?

May 13, 2014

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Women find their wings

Mary Latimer has declared 2014 “The Year of the Woman Pilot.”

May 13, 2014

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The crush and the rush

I pick up Bones’ Yak streaking below me in the opposite direction, 6,000 feet above the Southern California desert.

May 13, 2014

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Above the Everglades

The shimmering Everglades landscape is unlike any other.

May 13, 2014

Commentary

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Letters: Time Traveler

A beautifully written article on a beautiful Beech 18 on floats garnered a lot of fan mail from our members.

May 14, 2014

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Proficient Pilot: Best for the worst

Every once in a while, a hangar-flying session involves debating the best and worst types of aircraft to use when ditching (assuming that one had a choice at such a time).

May 12, 2014

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License to Learn: The four C-note lesson

A friend recently took his first flight lesson at a Midwest flight school and paid $400 for 1.2 hours of dual instruction. Shocked?

May 12, 2014

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Fly Well: Changing face of aeromedicine

Dr. Warren Silberman managed the FAA medical certification division from 1997 through 2011.

May 12, 2014

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President's Position: Flying fun

Flying is fun. Or at least it should be. Most of us can give 100 well-thought-out reasons why we fly—transportation, business, convenience, efficiency, productivity.

May 12, 2014

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Foundation Focus: Giving back

Paying it forward or giving it back—either way helps to strengthen general aviation and is a critical part of the AOPA Foundation’s mission.

May 12, 2014

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Pilot Counsel: An airspace incursion

This is a case in which the FAA ordered a 165-day suspension of a Cessna 172 pilot’s private certificate for an incursion into San Francisco’s Class B airspace.

May 12, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: Traffic dead ahead?

The callout jolted me from a zone of concentration while intercepting a radial off of the Westminster, Maryland, VOR. “Traffic. 12 o’clock. Same altitude. One mile,” came the loud voice in the headset.

May 12, 2014

Departments

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P&E Never Again: When push comes to shove

A few years ago, I became interested in buying a Bearhawk—a homebuilt Experimental aircraft very similar to a Maule.

May 14, 2014

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P&E Avionics: Synthetic Vision for tablets

Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived synthetic vision, but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology.

May 14, 2014

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P&E Ownership: Anatomy of a valve failure

New, digital borescopes allow aircraft mechanics to thoroughly inspect the inner workings of piston engines without removing cylinders, but who knows how to interpret the images they see?

May 14, 2014

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P&E Technique: Tipping point

I bear on my forearman enduring reminder of the fallibilities of three-wheel vehicles.

May 14, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E Technology: Flying the helmet

I had the opportunity to test drive the most expensive helmet of all time—the one designed for the next-generation fighter-bomber, the Lockheed F–35 Lightning II.

May 14, 2014

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P&E Frugal Flier: Hard-headed pilots

Military aviation helmets are perfectly suited for pointy-nosed jets, but they’ve always been less than ideal in general aviation.

May 14, 2014

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P&E Proficiency: Flying the MiG–15

One wrong move and the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG–15 will bite hard and swift, with catastrophic results.

May 14, 2014

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Membership News & Notes: Final call

This is your chance to win a fully refurbished and updated 1963 Beech Debonair or one of 75 other great aviation prizes.

May 14, 2014

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Pilots: Al Waterloo

What do you want to get out of aviation? It’s a simple question and Chicago-area CFI Al Waterloo asks it of each of his students before their first flight lesson.

May 13, 2014

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Briefing/Fly-Ins: Pancakes, barbecue, and aviation

It wasn’t a perfect day by a VFR pilot’s standards, but that didn’t stop more than 2,500 people from flocking to San Marcos Regional Airport (HYI) in San Marcos, Texas, for AOPA’s very first regional fly-in.

May 13, 2014

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Briefing: Record-setter

Airshow performer Spencer Suderman appears to have set a new world record with an 81-turn, three-minute-plus inverted flat spin in a Pitts S–2B that took him from 23,000 feet to less than 2,000 feet over the California desert.

May 13, 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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