Technique

Technique

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Coded weather? GMAB!

If it’s been a while, try starting your next proficiency session by getting the weather with a pad, not the iPad.

Aug 19, 2014

Apps of the week

Aviate, navigate, communicate—and calculate

With all of the calculations pilots are required to do for every flight, here's a look at five apps that can help with that process.

Aug 18, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

Aug 12, 2014 | comments
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Aerobatics

Pilot Magazine

Cessna CJ3+: a plus for the CJ3

This upgraded CJ3 will be equipped with Garmin’s most advanced flight deck, the G3000 touch-screen avionics suite. Now, pilots fluent in Garmin will no doubt give the CJ3+ a closer look.

Aug 06, 2014

Article

Paying it forward

Hall of Fame pilot Sean D. Tucker strapped fellow pilot Aaron Wypyszynski into the Oracle Extra 300L to say "thank you."

Aug 05, 2014

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: O say, can you see?

On his first lesson in defensive dogfighting in an F-15B, an Air Force pilots learns that stepping up to the new aircraft is harder than he thought. In a 7-G turn at 420 knots, he couldn't lift his head to look outside the cockpit, forcing him to fly blind off his instructor's commands.

Aug 04, 2014 | comments
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IFR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Coded weather? GMAB!

If it’s been a while, try starting your next proficiency session by getting the weather with a pad, not the iPad.

Aug 19, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

Aug 12, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Trust my instincts'

The Center controller who had issued the flight’s late-night IFR clearance heard the truncated transmission but thought little of it.

Aug 04, 2014
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Takeoffs and Landings

Pilot Magazine

The Bonanza goes to war

Few students of the Vietnam War know much about the QU–22B Pave Eagle, the most unusual Bonanza you’ve never seen. Well, it’s mostly Bonanza; the highly modified airframe has a number of unique parts. Only 27 were built, plus six predecessor YQU–22A models.

Aug 06, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Loadings and landings

New pilots may underestimate the physical effort needed to rotate some aircraft to the landing attitude.

Aug 04, 2014

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
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Mountain Flying

Pilot Magazine

P&E Avionics: Touché

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

Aug 07, 2014

Article

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

Article

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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