Aerodynamics

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Fly-Outs: California bush pilots

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2012

Windy adventure in the Channel Islands

Avionics: AOA for GA is OK by FAA

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

Angle of attack indicators have long been regarded as essential in military, corporate, and airline cockpits--and a recent FAA letter could speed the adoption of these potentially lifesaving systems in light general aviation airplanes, as well.

Custom content for the Sept. 2, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Sep 01, 2011

Training Tips: Access is everything; Flight Training News: Aerodynamics made easy; Training Products: 'Flying the Cessna Skycatcher' from King Schools; Final Exam Question: What are the right-of-way rules for aircraft operating on water?

Safety Pilot:

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2011

There is a myth among many in aviation and education that advanced math is essential to fly with any degree of safety and skill. Unfortunately, my father did not pass along his genetic gift for advanced mathematics, but that was little detriment to my becoming a pilot.

AOPA Pilot Online

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2008

Featured story: The key to ownership: Realizing the dream Ever been bit by the “For Sale” banner hanging off a prop, especially if that prop was attached to your “dream” airplane? Nothing wrong with renting, but wouldn’t it be nice to own the airplane and have control over scheduling and maintenance? You bet. “I own an aircraft” has a nice ring to it, indeed.

Answers for Pilots: Stretching your fuel dollar

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2008

Flight planning with a fuel-economy focus, and implementing efficient ground, departure, en route, and arrival procedures will result in immediate fuel savings. Other contributing factors to fuel efficiency that have a long-term, continuing impact on fuel burn, include maintenance and care of the airframe, engine, and prop, as well as aircraft modifications that reduce drag and improve aerodynamics.

Pilotage

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2007

Aviation writer Mark R. Twombly writes from southwest Florida.

Positive Force

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2007

If you're not familiar with aviation, the term vortex generator might summon visions of a mother-in-law who takes it upon herself to rearrange her daughter-in-law's kitchen within minutes after setting foot in her newly married son's home. Like our fictitious mother-in-law, vortex generators (VGs) do create turbulence.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2005

AirGator's NavAir EFB A highly competitive market in moving-map software for use in the cockpit has driven the development of several great programs for electronic flight bags (EFBs). A uniquely intelligent application is that produced by AirGator, the NavAir EFB program for both PocketPC and tablet PC and laptop platforms.

Airframe and Powerplant

Article | Jul 01, 2004

Pitot-static system basics Reaching out to point her finger, the kindergartner asked, "Mom, what's that?" Her mother answered that it was a typewriter, and that almost everyone used to have one. With the recent arrival of glass panels in piston-powered airplanes, children might one day ask the same question when they first glimpse an analog airspeed indicator.