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Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2004

GENERAL From reader Bill Worden: How did over in radiotelephony come to mean, "My transmission is ended, and I expect a reply from you"? From reader Jeff Pardo: Why do controllers use the term squawk when asking pilots to transmit a particular transponder code? Why are pilots making straight-in approaches to Runway 34L/R at the New Tokyo International Airport (Narita, Japan) required to lower their landing gear prior to crossing the shoreline (about 14 nm from the airport)? Rainfall is measured in inches. What does a reported rainfall of 2 inches mean, for example? What is the world's hottest city (according to the World Meteorlogical Organization)? Estimate within four years the average age of all active U.S.

Return to Norman's Cay

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2004

Welcome to Norman's Cay Dick Fayssoux Remains of a drug lord's home Norman's Cay Debris from N3244W and other victims Gene and Dick Fayssoux Sidney Kirkpatrick "We're going to complete the vacation we never finished back in 1982," Gene Fayssoux announced as she climbed into the sporty V-tail. The Beechcraft Bonanza would take her back to the Bahamian island that nearly claimed her life 21 years ago.

Chilling Effect

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

Like everyone in the United States on September 11, 2001, the staff of Florida Flight Training Center was glued to the television. They watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapse one after the other, and they saw the Pentagon in flames.

My Retirement

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

Most people, having devoted their adult lives to a vocation, look forward to retirement. Seated in the captain's position of the Boeing 777, at the departure gate for London Heathrow International Airport, I had a multitude of thoughts.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2003

AOPA President Phil Boyer also serves as the president of IAOPA. "The FAA promotes aviation safety in the interest of the American public by regulating and overseeing the civil aviation industry to make sure that the United States is operating a safe aviation industry." So begins the regulatory page of the FAA Web site.

AOPA calls for changes in FAA strategic plan to address GA needs

Article | Aug 08, 2003

The Honorable Marion C. Blakey Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Re: FAA Strategic Plan Dear Administrator Blakey: On behalf of the more than 400,000 members, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) strategic plan, Flight Plan for 2004-2008.

Delivering Hope

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

We're airborne, and Haiti lies 600 miles from West Palm Beach, Florida, where Missionary Flights International (MFI) is based. That's only four and a half hours by Douglas DC-3 (if there is a tailwind), but light-years away from the life we all know.

Fathers and Sons and Airplanes

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2003

Boeing Field/King County International Airport is south of downtown Seattle, past the stadiums and the old Rainier brewery, in an industrial area between Interstate 5 and the Duwamish Waterway. An unlikely location for a hallowed place.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2003

AOPA ONLINE Taking a trip? If cold weather is making you dream of sunny skies and warm beaches — or if you'd simply like a change of scenery, AOPA Online can help. The Web site (www.aopa.org/members/pic/intl/) is a great resource for pilots considering a flight out of the country.

Guidelines for admission to Mexico

Article | Oct 11, 2002

DIRECTION GENERAL OF CIVIL AERONAUTICS. DIRECTION OF TRANSPORT AND AERONAUTICAL CONTROL.

Postcards

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2002

A general aviation paradise awaits just over the Caribbean horizon in the Bahamas Fortunately for general aviation pilots, the adventure of visiting the Bahamas has nothing to do with flying. Instead, you'll find adventure throughout the islands after you've parked the airplane and stepped down to the beach for snorkeling, scuba diving, bone fishing, or deep-sea fishing.

GA Coalition sends letter to Senate in support of Chicago's Meigs Field

Article | May 15, 2002

PAMA GENERAL AVIATION COALITION members: Aircraft Electronics Association Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Experimental Aircraft Association General Aviation Manufacturers Association Helicopter Association International International Council of Airshows, Inc National Aeronautic Association National Air Transportation Association National Aircraft Resale Association National Agricultural Aviation Association National Association of State Aviation Officials National Business Aviation Association Professional Aviation Maintenance Association Small Aircraft Manufacturers Association Soaring Society of America University Aviation Association U.S. Parachute Association ____________________________________ Chairman: Tom Poberezny, EAA President EAA Aviation Center, P.O.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

AOPA President Phil Boyer also serves as president of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) celebrated its fortieth anniversary in February.

A Pioneer Passes

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2002

An era has ended, and another chapter in AOPA's history is written. On February 22, 86-year-old Joseph B.

AOPA tells FAA to withdraw proposed Class B airspace for Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Article | Apr 01, 2002

Manager, Air Traffic Division, ASO-500 Federal Aviation Administration Southern Region Headquarters P.O. Box 20636 Atlanta, Georgia 30320 Dear Sir: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), representing the interests of over 375,000 general aviation and professional pilots nationwide, respectfully requests that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) withdraw its NPRM for the proposed Class B airspace for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, NC (RDU).

Flying on Adrenaline

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2002

On April 5, 1976, a Learjet entered Texas airspace from Mexico. One of America's aviation pioneers was strapped to the stretcher aboard the "lifeguard" air ambulance flight.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

After many years of trial and error learning as a military, corporate, and charter pilot and flight instructor, Professional Aviation Inc. President and Secretary General of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations John J.

Pilotage

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

A former editor of AOPA Pilot, Mark Twombly flies his Piper Twin Comanche in Florida. One-upmanship is a time-honored tradition in aviation, and in keeping with that spirit I say, "Top this!" I can take off in my airplane from my home field and fly to any of eight different countries nonstop.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2001

It is against the law to shoot at civilian aircraft in flight. It is against international law.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

An easy international adventure "I am planning an IFR flight from Michigan to Ohio in the near future," an AOPA member recently wrote in an e-mail message to AOPA . "The most direct route will include flying through Canadian airspace from north of Detroit to east of Cleveland.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

Not surprisingly, a recent disaster has spurred pilots to want to learn (or refresh) what they must do to minimize the risk of getting shot down during an in-flight interception. In case you missed it, about three months ago a Peruvian military jet intercepted and shot down an innocent civilian single-engine Cessna 185 on floats (U.S.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2001

AOPA Battles 'Class B Creep' "Aircraft calling, stand by and remain clear of the Class Bravo." That's a phrase you may be hearing more from air traffic controllers. In the past six months, AOPA has detected a serious push from FAA facility managers for more Class B airspace.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2001

Phil Boyer, AOPA's president since 1991, has been a member of the association since 1967. Two recent events may seem quite unrelated, but with a bit of reflection it becomes apparent that they really are tied together.

California Action

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2001

AOPA works to redirect sales tax on jet fuel Jack Kemmerly, AOPA's regional representative for California, has been working with various county and city officials to build support for a plan to redirect some or all of the California jet fuel sales tax revenue from the state's general fund to the aeronautics fund. Currently, California collects about $180 million each year from the sales tax on jet fuel.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2001

Behind the scenes at an upstart startup Plowed snow lines the streets of Walled Lake, Michigan, a small town northwest of Detroit, and the lake itself is frozen over. A visitor might believe that nothing exciting will happen here until the spring thaw — but that assumption would be mistaken.