Weather

Weather

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Fly-Ins

Weather holds, Anoka is a great success

Sep 02, 2015

Article

High altitude, thin margins

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

Aug 27, 2015

Article

AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

AOPA has released two new digital flight planning tools—the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, and AOPA GO, a new mobile application.

Aug 27, 2015
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Autumn

Article

Answers for Pilots: Allergy Medications

Pilots should check that their allergy medications are FAA-allowed.

Aug 26, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

The “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 was built on an overly optimistic forecast.

Jan 09, 2015

Pilot Magazine

BizAv showtime

Every autumn the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) holds its annual convention, an event that serves as the turbine-powered world’s biggest get-together.

Nov 11, 2014
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Hurricane

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One pumped-up C90B

Jeff Gorman just bought a King Air—his sixth consecutive King Air, to be precise.

Apr 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Saving airports

A little more than six years ago—on November 24, 2008—22 pilots at Sky Manor Airport invested enough deposit money to buy the privately owned Pittstown, New Jersey, facility.

Feb 04, 2015

Article

Port-A-Cool wants you to chill out

Port-A-Cool is trying to keep things cold with its new Hurricane evaporative cooler.

Aug 19, 2014
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Spring

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Volunteers to the rescue

When a maintenance issue threatens to delay a pilot's departure from EAA AirVenture, volunteers from EAA Chapter 75 jump into action offering tools and help to get the pilot on his way right on schedule.

Aug 10, 2015 | comments

Article

Pilot Getaways: The Arrowhead Region

Visiting Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region provides pilots with extraordinary memories of wetting fishing lines, cruising the waters, and listening to the serene sounds of wildlife.

Aug 10, 2015

Article

Delta State University orders DA42 FTD from Frasca

Delta State University has placed an order for a Level 6 Diamond DA42 FTD (flight training device) from Frasca International, to be delivered in the spring of 2016.

Jul 24, 2015
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Summer

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Fly-Ins

Weather holds, Anoka is a great success

Sep 02, 2015

Article

High altitude, thin margins

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

Aug 27, 2015

Article

Happy campers: Weather holds off at Minneapolis Fly-In

The weather sounded like it could be bad—high winds and storms were forecast—but Anoka County-Blaine Airport stayed warm and breezy all day, delighting visitors, and especially those who chose to camp under the Minnesota summer skies.

Aug 22, 2015 | comments
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Thunderstorms

Article

Volunteer pilots needed for weather decision-making study

A Georgia Tech research project on thunderstorm avoidance needs 300 pilots to contribute one hour each by Aug. 31.

Aug 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Never Again: Speaking up

I was influenced by the senior pilot to my right, who I believed had experience in dealing with decisions like this.

Jul 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

On the move

When the weather takes a turn for the worse we pilots do three things, guaranteed: We frantically begin checking and rechecking metars, TAFs, and Nexrad radar; tune in The Weather Channel, and wonder where the adverse conditions are headed.

Jul 07, 2015
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Winter

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Globetrotter

Bill Harrelson’s weight-class world record flight over both the north and south poles almost ended before it began.

May 13, 2015

Pilot Magazine

National Bushwheel Awareness Week: Quirky gathering in the Idaho wilderness

Turbulent plumes of swirling mountain air jostle our pair of Carbon Cubs as we approach Johnson Creek Airport (3U2) for the start of National Bushwheel Awareness Week, a quirky annual gathering that attracts more than 100 backcountry airplanes and the STOL fanatics who fly them.

Apr 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Weather Watch

In convective seasons of yore, pilots were advised to check three big weather products for the best preflight advice concerning the location and intensity of any anticipated thunderstorms.

Apr 06, 2015
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