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Training Tip: The fly-in factor

Article | Apr 11, 2014

Applying your aeronautical “book knowledge” is one way events like the AOPA Regional Fly-Ins can raise your experience level and whet your appetite for aviation.

Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Article | Apr 10, 2014

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Training Tip: Discovering the destination

Article | Apr 07, 2014

The airport listing for your cross-country destination says that a GCO is available there. What's a GCO?

Aircraft Spotlight

Article | Mar 15, 2014

Club President John Gaither shares Wings of Carolina’s experience with the M20J.

Meet AOPA AV8R, Cory Orlebeke

Article | Mar 12, 2014

Cory Orlebeke is afraid of heights, but that hasn’t stopped him from soaring in the clouds.

Training Tip: Airspace in a flash

Article | Mar 11, 2014

On any route, the current combination of flight conditions and airspace can present a myriad of decisions to ponder.

Weather Watch: Convective coverages

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2014

Whether you believe in global warming or not, here’s a hard fact: the days are getting warmer as we make our way toward summer.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

When a military student pilot during World War I made an emergency, off-airport landing in a Curtiss JN–4 Jenny, how did he provide his location to those who could provide rescue?

'Gather on!'

Advocacy | Mar 06, 2014

Pilots from Maine and New England turned out in numbers for the annual Maine Aviation Forum hosted by EAA Chapter 1434.

Training Tip: 'Arrival or through flight'

Article | Mar 04, 2014

Nearing an area of Class C airspace astride your VFR cross-country course, you ponder a decision.

Oklahoma to host cross-country air races

Article | Feb 21, 2014

Pilots are invited to compete in two cross-country racing events coming up in May in Oklahoma.

Ownership: Cold comfort

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

An oft-repeated maxim about open-cockpit airplanes says they should be flown only when the air temperature (in Fahrenheit) exceeds the pilot’s age (in years).

Proficiency: Rotorcraft rookie

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

“To fly is heavenly,” the expression goes. “To hover is divine.”

Rotorcraft Rookie: Time to go somewhere

Rotorcraft Rookie | Jan 30, 2014

Try a cross-country with only a compass and map for navigation, mental math calculations instead of using an E6B, and hitting checkpoints every five miles.

Training Tip: ALNOT

Article | Jan 27, 2014

In an emergency, time is critical. Taking all measures to mobilize search-and-rescue, and maximizing system effectiveness by providing high-quality information, is your best hedge.

Coast to coast for animal rescue

Article | Jan 27, 2014

A New York pilot's first animal rescue flight took him coast to coast and became a mission to deliver one dog to a new home.

Piper Malibu

Article | Jan 16, 2014

If you want to fly high and fast, Plus One Flyers based at four airports near San Diego California, has the airplane for you – the Piper Malibu.

Air Race Classic accepting entries for 2014 event

Article | Jan 02, 2014

The Air Race Classic began accepting entries for the June event on Jan. 2.

Never Again: Scud running

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

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.

Training Tip: A windy debate

Article | Dec 20, 2013

“Go ahead and ask” is a pretty simple formula, yet many pilots hesitate. Others pass up available opportunities to use the most favorable runway.