Technique

Technique

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Cold and calculated

The caustic combination of crosswind and an ice-crusted runway sent the aircraft skidding into a snow bank built up by plowing along the runway edge.

Mar 02, 2015

Advocacy

West Virginia adds liability protection for airfield owners

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Feb. 18 signed into law a bill that will add liability protection for land owners who allow aircraft operations at their privately owned airstrips and farms.

Feb 26, 2015

Article

A life in general aviation

J. Reid Garrison, an airshow performer and formation pilot who has been part of the story line at the major aviation events, including Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, across the years, was recently inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.

Feb 24, 2015
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Aerobatics

Article

A life in general aviation

J. Reid Garrison, an airshow performer and formation pilot who has been part of the story line at the major aviation events, including Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, across the years, was recently inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.

Feb 24, 2015

Article

Command performance

An online video service launched to give enthusiasts an aerobatic ride-along from multiple camera perspectives is expanding into a more interactive experience.

Feb 18, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: No secret sauce

Paragon Flight is living up to its name.

Jan 09, 2015
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IFR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Cold and calculated

The caustic combination of crosswind and an ice-crusted runway sent the aircraft skidding into a snow bank built up by plowing along the runway edge.

Mar 02, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Alternate realities

For a pilot who flies IFR infrequently, should weather requiring an alternate raise a caution flag about the go/no-go decision?

Feb 18, 2015 | comments

Article

Club Spotlight

When someone is willing to travel 90 miles to become a member of your club and take flight lessons, you must be doing something right. The Pocono Mountains Flying Club in northeast Pennsylvania is doing a lot right, and has a model worth replicating if you are interested in starting a club with low rates and a focus on flight training.

Feb 15, 2015
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Takeoffs and Landings

Pilot Magazine

Good morning, Los Angeles

NewsChopper 4’s mission is to cover as much traffic as possible during the morning commute.

Feb 05, 2015

Pilot Magazine

My toughest student

My most challenging flight student was the one I wanted most to succeed: My mom, Wilma Melville.

Feb 04, 2015

Article

Letters

A good pilot is always learning—and readers agree with Dave Hirschman that the white line matters.

Feb 03, 2015
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Mountain Flying

Article

AOPA connects with members at Northwest Aviation Conference

AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.

Feb 23, 2015

Article

Air Safety Institute debuts seaplane, helicopter FIRC electives

AOPA’s popular electronic flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC) provides a customized way for flight instructors to fulfill their currency requirement by offering 13 pilot-selectable electives – including new seaplane and helicopter elements.

Feb 11, 2015

Article

Pilot Getaways: Shenandoah Mountain retreat

In Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, you'll find a fly-in community with an unusual combination of skiing, snowboarding, and golf just a few steps from the tiedown area. Family-friendly Bryce Resort is known for its all-season fun for everyone, according to Pilot Getaways.

Feb 10, 2015 | comments
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