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Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2006

Rocket racing anyone? New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in January officially welcomed rocket-powered aircraft racing to his state, another component of a burgeoning aerospace industry that promises to bring big dreams and big paychecks.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2004

Real-world in-flight upset training The Lear 25B was perfectly trimmed, feeling solid as an old Cadillac cruising down Route 66. I was hand-flying it 15,000 feet above the New Mexico desert when, without warning, it pitched up.


Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

Baja adventures Great article on flying to Baja in the December 2003 issue ("Postcards: To Baja!" December 2003 Pilot). I have been flying to Mexico from Colorado at least three times a year for the past three years, and all the experiences have been tremendous.


Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2003

Mexico's welcome mat is out for GA pilots We inch the power back and start a slow descent over Bahía de los Muertos. My son and I are in Baja California, Mexico, south of La Paz.

The Extra Mile

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2003

"Center, Lifeguard Citation Six-Three-Uniform, with you at Flight Level two-five-zero." "Lifeguard Six-Three-Uniform, Center, roger." The controller is not busy. He has been sitting at his position for about 45 minutes and has worked two small flurries of traffic.

On the Road

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2003

As I flew northeast across eastern New Mexico at 9,500 feet, a huge thunderstorm towered to the left of my track. Brilliantly illuminated by the late afternoon sun, the well-developed anvil fanning out of the top seemed to take up half the sky.


Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2002

Baron lite Peter Bedell's article on the Beech Travel Air brought back great memories ("Beechcraft Travel Air: Baron Lite," October Pilot). I grew up in the backseat of a 1963 D95 Travel Air, traversing the country back and forth between Connecticut and New Mexico with my family each summer.

Guidelines for admission to Mexico

Article | Oct 11, 2002


AOPA's 2001 Bonanza Sweepstakes

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2002

New Mexico pilot wins the AOPA Sweepstakes Bonanza In September 2000, N14422, a somewhat-neglected 1966 Beechcraft V35 Bonanza, was chosen to become the 2001 AOPA Sweepstakes airplane. That project ended on the last day of February 2002 in Mineral Wells, Texas, as Norm and Joyce Elliott gazed in amazement at their new airplane.


Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2000

Ask Terry Bliquez what he likes best about his Cessna 205, and he'll be quick to answer: "It doesn't have an ejection seat." Bliquez, 58, is a quiet, unassuming retired Air Force colonel who conceived and now runs Sky Cross Corporation in San Antonio, Texas. It's a nonprofit ministry that airlifts food, clothing, and medicine to Mexican families living in poverty across the Rio Grande.