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Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

AOPA Pilot magazine's Test Pilot section

P&E: Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Two nearly identical Cessna 172S models take the runway side by side for a real-world test of whether vortex generators make a measurable performance difference.

Margins of Safety: Angle of Attack Indicators

Video | Aug 06, 2015

This brief video provides a review of angle of attack (AOA), an introduction to the main types of AOA indicators available for GA pilots, and an overview of how they can be beneficial in stall awareness and prevention. Learn how an AOA indicator can help you avoid exceeding the critical angle of attack. Technical assistance and sponsorship of this video brought to you by Aspen Avionics. More information about stall awareness and prevention can be found at the Aerodynamics Safety Spotlight:

Forrest Bird remembered

Article | Aug 05, 2015

Dr. Forrest Bird, an AOPA member since 1946 whose invention of the first reliable, low-cost respirator saved millions of lives, died Aug. 2.

F-35 Lightning public debut shows the right stuff

Article | Aug 04, 2015

After 15 years of political wrangling, setbacks, and successes, an F-35 Lightning II made its civilian airshow debut July 23 at EAA AirVenture.

A landmark delivery

Article | Jul 30, 2015

July may well prove to be a seminal month in the development of unmanned aircraft.

Textron acting on 2012 idea for turboprop

Article | Jul 28, 2015

First announced by the former Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 as part of a new family of piston and turboprop aircraft, Textron Aviation is planning a 280-knot turboprop.

The flying toothbrush

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Canadian pilot Raphaël Langumier’s 4-year-old daughter took a shine to aerobatics. Now, Léa wanted to know, how does a toothbrush float in outer space?

Downsized Rutan designs

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Remote control modelers will have a chance to fly some of Burt Rutan's most innovative aircraft.