Technique

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Watsonville Fly-In marks golden anniversary

When it comes to celebrating aviation, the folks in Watsonville, California, don’t take a back seat to anyone.

Oct 23, 2014

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Let's book some time

Tony Seton found a way to turn a fuzzy goal—recapturing his long-lost instrument proficiency—into a focused project.

Oct 21, 2014 | comments

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No ordinary airshow

Though just 20 miles off the Southern California Coast, Santa Catalina Island is one of the most challenging locations for an airshow you could find.

Oct 21, 2014
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Aerobatics

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Watsonville Fly-In marks golden anniversary

When it comes to celebrating aviation, the folks in Watsonville, California, don’t take a back seat to anyone.

Oct 23, 2014

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No ordinary airshow

Though just 20 miles off the Southern California Coast, Santa Catalina Island is one of the most challenging locations for an airshow you could find.

Oct 21, 2014

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NTSB rules on Dayton airshow accident

Veteran airshow pilot Charlie Schwenker was flying slower to help wing walker Jane Wicker get into position on the modified Stearman’s bottom wing.

Oct 16, 2014
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IFR

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IFR Fix: 'We missed this'

When you brief an instrument approach with circling minima, can you explain whether it has a standard circling approach maneuvering radius, or an expanded one?

Oct 20, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Only localizer minimums authorized'

Some weather, a self-inflicted communications glitch, and the distraction of diverting had forged the error chain.

Oct 10, 2014 | comments

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Proficiency: Get your head in the game

“Nobody likesto take the instrument proficiency check,” said the woman at the front desk of a local flight school. But there are ways to make it almost fun, and that’s by taking a quick review course before presenting yourself to the instructor.

Oct 07, 2014
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Takeoffs and Landings

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Training Tip: Maximum solo

Be sure to take the opportunities your training environment offers to maximize the value of the solo hours that go in your logbook.

Oct 14, 2014

Pilot Magazine

A week in the sun

Take a vacation in the southwest with friends and pick up a glider rating in the process.

Oct 02, 2014

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Bobby Breeden: Proof that practice makes perfect

Bobby Breeden: Proof that practice makes perfect

Sep 26, 2014
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Mountain Flying

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P&E Avionics: Touché

The Touch’s 10.6-inch screen dominated the narrow Carbon Cub panel.

Aug 07, 2014

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5 tips to help you renew your CFI certificate

Some flight instructor refresher courses can be dry, monotonous, tedious, and downright painful—but not the Air Safety Institute’s eFIRC.

Aug 06, 2014

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Pilot Getaways: Priest Lake, Idaho

The murmur of a breeze in the evergreens sings a soft harmony to the deep blue of a brightening sky—it’s morning in the Idaho mountains. In Priest Lake, Idaho, the choices of fun and relaxation, from water-skiing to huckleberry picking, are nearly limitless. Explore the area during your visit to AOPA’s Spokane Fly-In.

Aug 04, 2014
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