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Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2009

Jet power for your body JetPack International is close to developing a hydrogen peroxide-power jetpack that will fly you around for nine minutes. It will cost $200,000, training included.

Trip Report, November 24, 2009: Bahamas RCOs

Article | Jan 12, 2009

Click image to expand During our post-AOPA Summit Fly Out to the Bahamas, I took advantage of the opportunity to test navaids and RCO’s in the Bahamas. Our route took us over Bimini, Andros (north end), Nassau/New Providence, the central Exumas, Eleuthera (south end), Cat Island and Long Island.

Answers For Pilots: 406 MHz ELTs

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2008

No doubt you’ve read about the changeover from 121.5 MHz to 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) that is effective February 1, 2009. But what, exactly, is changing? The international search-and-rescue satellite system, known as Cospas-Sarsat, will stop monitoring 121.5 MHz ELTs on that date, although 121.5 ELT signals will be still be detected by receivers including local airports, air traffic control, and overflying aircraft.

President's Position: Passion for flight

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2008

AOPA President Phil Boyer is president of the International Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. The passion for flight.

Wx Watch: TAF Tune-Up

Article | Aug 01, 2008

Here we go again. Pursuant to a new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirement, the National Weather Service (NWS) is changing the Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) format.

The Ladies Fly

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2008

Six members of the Abilene unit of the Texas Chapter of the International Ninety-Nines gathered for a photo in 1958 as they prepared for a cross-country on a warm spring day. Fifty years later, three of the surviving members remember the thrill and freedom of being among the few women pilots in the United States.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2007

GENERAL The speed of sound at sea level on a standard day is 663 knots (763 mph). What is the speed of sound in space? How did the television hero Sky King get his first name? From reader John Schmidt: Why is airline stewardess Vesna Vulovic a celebrity in her home in Serbia? From reader Mark Baird: The pilot of a modified Pitts biplane conducts a preflight check of the flight controls.

California Flying

Article | Aug 01, 2007

Flying your general aviation airplane to San Francisco to catch a Giants game can be tricky. Pilots can attempt to wrestle their way into the line of big-airplane traffic at San Francisco International Airport (good luck!), or they can fly to the San Carlos Airport and walk the mile to the local Caltrain station for a quick trip to a station that's only two blocks from AT&T Park.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2007

Flying to Canada in a private aircraft can be one of a pilot's most enjoyable adventures. From the mountains of British Columbia, to Nova Scotia, and to the vast far Northwest Territories, Canada provides spectacular views and great locations that often can be reached only by light aircraft.