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Hangar Talk

Article | Oct 01, 2005

Everyone knows that VFR and IFR have different sets of rules," says Bruce Landsberg, executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. "But while VFR is always VFR, IFR has elements of both, depending on the conditions." See "Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: Radar Service Terminated," page 94.

Wx Watch: ADDS Upgrades

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2005

Faithful readers of "Wx Watch" will recall that I've referred to the Aviation Weather Center's (AWC) Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) Web site many times in the past. ADDS provides many valuable briefing products, and the AWC is constantly improving the site to make it more valuable and cutting edge.

Never Again Online: Hurricane fool

Article | Sep 01, 2005

As an aspiring professional pilot living in southern Florida I had committed myself to building actual instrument time. I flew in the system, had flown several approaches to minimums as pilot in command, and achieved my commercial ticket at a great flight school.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines travels throughout the country in his A36 Bonanza.

Pilotage

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2004

Mark R. Twombly, a writer, editor, and pilot, has a new respect for the forces of nature.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2004

Bohannon to try for altitude record in fall Record-holder Bruce Bohannon plans this fall to flog his Exxon Flyin' Tiger to the altitude record he sought at Oshkosh when mechanical problems literally let him down, but not before reaching 45,500 feet. His goal was 50,100 feet.

Turbine Pilot

Article | Feb 01, 2004

Trusting your instincts — and the autopilot We were halfway down the ILS in nighttime visual conditions. The wind direction arrow displayed on the Boeing 757's moving map showed that the 50-knot winds aloft were from the right at a 60-degree angle.

Postcards

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.

Beyond the Flat Earth

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2003

Part of the wonder of flight is exploring the world and its mountains, forests, deserts, and cities from the air. But flying while enveloped in a damp towel of gray prevents you from seeing that world — then the wonder becomes finding your way to the destination merely from a combination of paper charts and six dials on a flat panel.

AOPA Expo 2001

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

Life after the party AOPA members recently spent three days celebrating the freedom of flight and the association's ongoing efforts to restore general aviation. Instead of concluding that pilots shouldn't be allowed to have so much fun and freedom, AOPA threw a party and made plans for the future.