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August 2015 Volume 58 / Number 8

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One patient at a time

“It looks like a paradise from here,” Randy Rizor, an Atlanta physician, says wryly from the left seat of his Beech Bonanza A36. Rizor has been making medical volunteer flights here for 21 years. “But appearances can be deceiving.”

Jul 08, 2015

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Unlocking the world

Terwilliger is the young filmmaker who highlighted general aviation in his first film One Six Right, about Van Nuys Airport where he learned to fly.

Jul 08, 2015

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75th anniversary of the Ercoupe: Friendly flyer

With its round, roly-poly lines; diminutive size; and slide-down canopy; the Ercoupe is a crowd magnet for young and old alike.

Jul 08, 2015

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This changes everything

After finally getting a chance to fly the first fully conforming Icon A5 in June, I can say with confidence that this airplane is for real.

Jul 07, 2015

Commentary

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The ‘see and avoid’ rules

Faithful readers of this column recognize that over many years I have reviewed for pilots and aircraft owners the general operating and flight rules of the federal aviation regulations.

Jul 06, 2015

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Distracting distractions

The NTSB looks at the annual carnage that occurs in all modes of transport to determine its top 10 list of things not to do.

Jul 06, 2015

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The pilot shortage

When a humorist is asked about the looming pilot shortage, he proposes booster seats to solve the problem.

Jul 06, 2015

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Up, up, and away

The second type of airplane in which I had been checked out as a student pilot in 1954 was an 85-horsepower, 1946 Cessna 140 (N76283).

Jul 01, 2015

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On level ground

Thinking of the three As of general aviation, Airports is the one that shines the brightest.

Jul 01, 2015

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Coming home

This month, for the first time, we’ll host an AOPA Fly-In in my home town of Minneapolis, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Jul 01, 2015

Departments

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August 22, 2015: AOPA Fly-In Minneapolis, MN

Join us in the land of 10,000 lakes for a fly-in that will delight every pilot and aviation enthusiast.

Jul 08, 2015

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P&E: Proficiency

Teaching the enigmatic T–6

Jul 07, 2015

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P&E: ADS-B

Portables are great, but don’t count for 2020 compliance

Jul 07, 2015

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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

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P&E: Ownership

Remaking a middle-aged Cessna 172—on a budget

Jul 07, 2015

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P&E: Technology

Your flight service station has changed

Jul 07, 2015

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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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Pilots: Free Spirit

Nothing stands in her way

Jul 07, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes

Sweeps 152 goes round in circles

Jul 06, 2015

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Letters: From our June 2015 issue

Wow! We received a tremendous number of responses to Tom Haines’ editorial on the problems with solving the declining pilot population.

Jul 06, 2015

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Test Pilot

Test Pilot

Jul 06, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: People

F–35 pilot slows way down on weekends

Jul 06, 2015

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PS Engineering PAR200A

Pilot products, PS Engineering PAR200A, EcoReco M5, Heed 3, Avidyne

Jul 06, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Chart Challenge

Flying under visual flight rules (VFR) through busy airspace can be daunting without the benefit of an extra pair of eyes.

Jul 06, 2015

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Membership News & Notes

Baker tells head of House transportation committee

Jul 06, 2015

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Buried in a boneyard

'That’s All, Brother' navigated through intense German fire and low clouds to drop the first Allied troops to land in Normandy, France, on D-Day, commencing Operation Overlord.

Jul 06, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

The Piper 180 was the precursor to the Piper Archer and was made from 1962 to 1974.

Jul 06, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Events

Public benefit flying feted at Endeavor Awards

Jul 06, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Fly-Ins

AOPA Homecoming brings thousands to airport

Jul 06, 2015

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