Technique

Technique

Pilot Magazine

Technique: How low can you go?

“Altitude is your friend.” That’s probably what all instructors drum into the heads of their students—especially those working toward the private pilot certificate.

Jul 31, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E Proficiency: Bulk up

Many pilots consider Class B the exclusive domain of bigger, faster aircraft.

Jul 31, 2014

Article

American Champion Aircraft to produce a diesel bush airplane

American Champion Aircraft will pair its Scout bush plane with an Austro Engines diesel to increase speed, extend range, and allow its aircraft to fly in remote regions where avgas is unavailable.

Jul 30, 2014
More Technique News

Aerobatics

Article

New website lets users experience airshow flights in HD

Aviation enthusiasts can experience the AeroShell Aerobatic Team up close via a new website.

Jul 24, 2014

Article

AOPA moves to a new, central location for AirVenture 2014

AOPA has a new, expanded location at EAA AirVenture this year, across from the historic brown arch that serves as the gateway to the airshow and fly-by action at Wittman Regional Airport.

Jul 23, 2014

News release

AOPA MOVES TO A NEW, CENTRAL LOCATION FOR AIRVENTURE 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has a new, expanded location at AirVenture this year, across from the historic brown arch that serves as the gateway to the airshow and fly-by action at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH).

Jul 22, 2014
More Aerobatics News

IFR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 11 degrees of separation

The arcing dashed arrow that ushers in the missed approach lends it a deceptively simple appearance, but there’s more here than greets the eye.

Jul 28, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Where there's smoke

Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?

Jul 22, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Nonprecision, not imprecision

In the satellite age, it’s still true that the less precision exists for navigation, the more precise the flying must be.

Jul 15, 2014
More IFR News

Takeoffs and Landings

Article

Training Tip: Too good on takeoff

Unable to climb, and unable to lower the nose to accelerate without contacting the ground, he is in a spot.

Jul 21, 2014 | comments

Article

Safety

Is flight instruction safer than other sectors of general aviation?

Jul 16, 2014

Article

Training Tip: 'Proper spacing is critical'

Brushing aside the distracting combination of perplexity and annoyance, the student pilot begins to react to the unfolding complications.

Jul 08, 2014
More Takeoffs and Landings News

Mountain Flying

Article

Under fire

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

Jul 23, 2014 | comments

Article

Garmin G3X Touch takes on the Mountain West

The Mountain West and a Carbon Cub test the new Garmin G3X Touch avionics system.

Jul 01, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Pilots feel the love at Colorado’s Loveland Fly-In

While pancakes were frying on the griddle early June 21, pilots were flying in to Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport in Loveland, Colo., for the Colorado Pilots Association’s annual Aviation Expo and Fly-In.

Jun 24, 2014
More Mountain Flying News