Technique

Technique

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Training Tip: Tackle no-flap landings

Have no-flap landings been part of your practice routine as you work to sharpen your skills?

Jan 26, 2015

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Exhausting maintenance: Performance improvements

Exhaust system design is critical to the ultimate power output of an aircraft engine. Regardless of improvements to induction air flow, compression, cylinder porting, or combustion timing, a poorly designed exhaust system will always limit the power that your engine can deliver.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments

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Club Spotlight

The Bakersfield Flying Club was recently named one of the top 10 flight schools in the country. Flight Instructor William Woodbury talks about what makes the club’s flight training successful, including its Redbird Simulator, a structured training program, and the camaraderie of a club environment.

Jan 18, 2015
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Aerobatics

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: No secret sauce

Paragon Flight is living up to its name.

Jan 09, 2015

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Breitling jets plan U.S. tour

The Breitling Jet Team has announced an itinerary of 18 stops for the team's first U.S. tour in 2015.

Dec 10, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing

A fundraising campaign is under way to build what was considered the Concorde of its time, the Handley Page H.P.42 25-passenger biplane.

Dec 05, 2014
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IFR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: An uneasy compromise

The pilot wasn’t the first “expert” ever humbled by an icing encounter. Here was a chance for redemption.

Jan 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E On Instruments

What’s the most invaluable instrument in the cockpit?

Jan 09, 2015

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Brains scanned on final

Experienced pilots make better decisions with less brain activity, according to a study published in November that could influence future flight training.

Dec 30, 2014 | comments
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Takeoffs and Landings

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Training Tip: Tackle no-flap landings

Have no-flap landings been part of your practice routine as you work to sharpen your skills?

Jan 26, 2015

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Time running out to bid on tailwheel package

Time is running out for potential tailwheel pilots to bid on a package of tailwheel training at Lakeland, Florida-based Tailwheels Etc.—including two hours in a 1940 Stearman Kaydet biplane—in this year’s AOPA Foundation online auction.

Dec 18, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E Technique: Think like a ratchet

As a glider pilot I’d been taught that when flaring to land, if I overdid it a bit, to move the stick forward just enough to allow the airplane to resume level flight.

Dec 09, 2014
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Mountain Flying

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Club Spotlight

The Bakersfield Flying Club was recently named one of the top 10 flight schools in the country. Flight Instructor William Woodbury talks about what makes the club’s flight training successful, including its Redbird Simulator, a structured training program, and the camaraderie of a club environment.

Jan 18, 2015

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‘The single most important license I got’

Delta Air Lines Captain Jeffrey Whitesell said flight instruction has been his backstop his whole career, many times opening a door where one otherwise might not have been opened.

Dec 23, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E/Proficiency: Alaskan adventure

Dwayne King, the founder of the Christian nonprofit Kingdom Air Corps who has decades of experience flying in northern Alaska and eastern Russia, specializes in training missionary pilots how to fly safely in remote areas over unforgiving terrain.

Nov 07, 2014
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