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Epic Flights: Greenland adventure

Article | Aug 01, 2011

Towering and timeless, the icy peaks of Greenland's remote west coast rise slowly into view at a distance of more than 50 miles.

Fly-Outs: Backcountry adventure

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2011

Flying in Idaho's spectacular backcountry is one of those "bucket list" items for the adventurous pilot. And flying to Wilson Bar - a one-way airstrip with a blind approach and no go-around - represents the essence of Idaho mountain flying.

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

Bob Gannon in Palmyra, Syria It’s been a peaceful 10 years for Bob Gannon’s next-door neighbors in Las Vegas, Nevada. But when noises started coming from his place around mid-January 2011, there was no cause for alarm.

Pilot Products: New Ideas

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

Chartflier EFB Chartflier EFB Who: Essential Flight Technology Chartflier EFBWhat: Subscription not required, weather and limited traffic, electronic approach platesWhere: www.essentialflight.usWhy: ADS-B is the future, and Chartflier is a good valueCost: $149 for an annual subscription; tablet and ADS-B receiver options on website Pros: Easy to use, reliable chart backup Free weather and some traffic Inexpensive software Cons: ADS-B not yet available nationwide Our tests were sometimes buggy Electronic approach plate and moving-map hardware and software applications are so ubiquitous now that the choices are getting downright confusing. One of the many options, Essential Filght Technology’s Chartflier Electronic Flight Bag, can be summed up in four familiar letters—ADS-B.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2011

Barry Schiff has had a pocketful of helicopter (and gyroplane) ratings for 47 years. “Trouble is,” he says, “I haven’t had my hands on a collective and a cyclic very much in the interim.” So it was that he had mixed emotions when invited by Jim Magglos to fly his fully restored Bell 47G-3B-1, the subject of “Movie and TV Star.” “You see,” Schiff says, “most pilots—including Magglos—suffer from the oft-mistaken notion that aviation writers are fantastic aviators.

This November, there’s only one place to land: AOPA Summit

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2010

AOPA Aviation Summit—The premier source for education on proficiency, safety, technology, and affordable flying Attend AOPA Aviation Summit and participate in all new, interactive forums led by an exciting group of aviation experts Airport Activism—Simple Steps to Save Your Airport: AOPA Airports Team AOPA and the Art of Aviation Photography: Mike Fizer—Senior Photographer, AOPA and Chris Rose— Photographer, AOPA Aviation Humor: Rod Machado—Flight Instructor, Author and Aviation Humorist Buying Your First Airplane: Tom Haines—Editor in Chief, AOPA California Fog-In: Thomas A. Horne—Editor at Large, AOPA Pilot magazine Cockpit Courage: Captain Jim Tucker Commercializing Space: Dick Rutan Ditching and Water Survival: Doug Ritter—Chairman, Equipped to Survive Foundation Engine Failure After Takeoff: Barry Schiff—Aviation Author, AOPA Pilot magazine columnist FAR Refresher: John Yodice—AOPA General Counsel, Law Offices of Yodice Associates Fast Track to Your Pilot Certificate: Doug Stewart—Chairman, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Flying for a Living: Strategies for Getting Hired: Ian Twombly—Deputy Editor, AOPA, Flight Training magazine Flying to Alaska: Tom George—Alaska Regional Representative, AOPA Flying to Mexico—What Pilots Need to Know: Rick Gardner—Director of Aviation Services, Caribbean Sky Tour The Future of Aircraft Ownership: Dave Hirschman—Senior Editor, AOPA How to Pass Any Checkride: Jason Blair—Executive Director, National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) Keep Young and Fly Forever: Janet Lapp—Flight Instructor, Psychologist, Author, Motivational Humorist The Kings on Avoiding Unwanted Adventure: John and Martha King, King Schools Luck Comes to the One Most Prepared: Sean D.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2010

I have flown into Shelter Cove for more than 20 years and have never driven there (“Fun to Fly Sweepstakes: Adventure By Remos,” May 2010 AOPA Pilot). One time my wife and I landed and were greeted by two bull elks chewing their cud about one-third up the runway from the south end about five yards off the runway in the rough of the golf course.

Adventure by Remos

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2010

Seven- to 12-foot waves driven by a mid-March storm paused for just an instant above Black Sand Beach north of Shelter Cove, California, before thundering onto the rocky shore. Closer to town, waves exploded against craggy rocks in the town’s prized tidal pools, sending spray 30 feet high and leaving sea life behind to be enjoyed by visitors at low tide.

'AOPA Pilot' Online

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2010

GA’s Watchdog in Congress Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines sat down recently with Rep.

Turbine Pilot: Flying in the wild, wild west

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2010

Lessing Stern’s initial introduction to flying came as a child when he traveled on airplanes his parents owned for business. The corporate aircraft included a Gulfstream G1 turboprop and later Sabreliner and Citation jets that moved them about the country from their home in Colorado.