AOPA Pilot Magazine - Turbine Edition

The Turbine Pilot edition includes all of the stories in AOPA Pilot, plus a few additional articles written specifically for pilots and owners of turbine-powered aircraft. If you fly a turbine aircraft, or will transition into one in the near future, call Member Services at 800-USA-AOPA for more information.

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May 2015 Volume 58 / Number 5

Reborn

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Customizing a classic

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Quick Look: Challenger 604

In 1995, Bombardier certified the Challenger 604, which began deliveries as 1996 models.

Apr 07, 2015

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Mentor Matters: Smooth as glass

Touching down on a runway with as little as one-tenth of an inch of standing water, slush, or snow can turn a perfectly capable airplane into a machine as uncontrollable as a sled.

Apr 07, 2015

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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

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Turbine Pilot

In this issue of “Turbine Pilot” we see how an Ohio company, Gorman-Rupp, upgraded and added a 1996 King Air C90B to its flight department.

Apr 03, 2015

Featured

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Annual Report of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

AOPA is a membership organization first and foremost. We’re accountable to you, our members, and that’s why we take this space in the magazine to bring you up to speed on our progress and priorities.

Apr 06, 2015

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Mooney 'hibernation' ends

A year after awakening from a self-imposed, multiyear “hibernation,” the Mooney factory in rural Kerrville, Texas, is once again cranking out some of the world’s fastest FAA-certificated piston singles.

Apr 06, 2015

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Broad shoulders

America’s B–52s are operated by the Global Strike Command, an evolution of the Strategic Air Command.

Apr 06, 2015

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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

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Winnebago on the water

Fisk and several other owners take their ultimate recreational vehicles everywhere—land and sea, often piled high with gear and game.

Apr 06, 2015

Commentary

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License To Learn

Here’s a good lesson that every pilot should learn: When something out of the ordinary happens in an airplane, think before you act.

Apr 03, 2015

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Waypoints

In talking with Cessna Caravan owners about how they use their airplanes (see “Winnebago on the Water,” page 84), I was reminded of the importance of friendship and camaraderie in aviation.

Apr 03, 2015

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Letters from our March 2015 Issue

Everybody loves their mother—especially when she’s a tough-talking pilot like Dave Hirschman’s mom.

Apr 03, 2015

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Safety Pilot

In flying, loss of control (LOC) might lead to the ultimate calamity—the loss of life.

Apr 03, 2015

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President's Position

For a relatively small group of aircraft owners, especially those who routinely fly in places like the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska—where the benefits of ADS-B are evident—the decision to equip for the FAA’s January 1, 2020, ADS-B Out mandate was a simple one.

Apr 03, 2015

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Pilot Counsel

A recent legal decision reminds us that a pilot (or any other operator) is personally responsible to ensure that an aircraft on which any maintenance has been performed is appropriately signed off for return to service before the aircraft is operated.

Apr 03, 2015

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Proficient Pilot

One of the most meaningful and emotional flights of my life occurred on May 23, 1995, 20 years ago this month.

Apr 03, 2015

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Fly Well

Aviation gives us a magic carpet to ride, but comprehending how your body is affected by flight is as important as understanding how carb icing occurs.

Apr 03, 2015

Departments

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Pilots: A new face in aviation

Jennifer Delp-Mallet started life in Alaska, where flying is a way of life, and from earliest childhood flying was what she wanted to do.

Apr 07, 2015

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P&E Ownership

The weather is low and scuzzy. You’re in the clouds with an engine failure in your single-engine airplane. Can you make it safely down?

Apr 07, 2015

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Membership News & Notes

A pilot from Delaware got more than he bargained for last summer when he made a fuel stop in Pennsylvania in his Cessna 210N.

Apr 07, 2015

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Never Again

I had heard nothing on the radio while warming up the airplane. That was mistake number one.

Apr 07, 2015

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AOPA Fly-In: Salinas, May 16, 2015

A special section for the AOPA Fly-in at Salinas, California

Apr 07, 2015

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P&E: Dogfight

To dazzle or not to dazzle—that’s this month’s “Dogfight” topic.

Apr 06, 2015

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P&E: Technique

This takeoff made me nervous, even though the performance tables in the pilot’s operating handbook assured me there would be plenty of margin.

Apr 06, 2015

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P&E: Proficiency

Wade very far into the regulations and equipment for providing supplemental and emergency oxygen and you’ll find yourself “in the weeds.”

Apr 06, 2015

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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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P&E: Avionics

It seems like the tail wagging the dog, but iPad apps that sell for $150 a year or less are beginning to drive avionics purchases that may total tens of thousands of dollars.

Apr 06, 2015

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Pilot Briefing

AOPA has partnered with Share Aviation (www.shareaviation.com), a social network launched by four pilots that lets aviators, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts share their experiences.

Apr 03, 2015

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Test Pilot

1. Who was first to fly around the world backwards?

Apr 03, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Fly-Ins

Salinas Municipal Airport is 45 nm south of San Jose, California, and 70 nm from San Francisco and the area offers enough activities to fill a weekend.

Apr 03, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Chart Challenge

If you plan on flying to a winter or summer resort located near hills and mountains, take a close look at terrain elevation and manmade obstacles along your route.

Apr 03, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Giving Back

Aviation Adventures Inc. came about in an unexpected way.

Apr 03, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

The Piper PA–28-140 Cherokee Cruiser is part of a large family ranging from two-seaters to four, and 140 horsepower to 160.

Apr 03, 2015

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Pilot Briefing

Several days after his sixty-second surgery for life-threatening wounds suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan, Sgt. Jesse Murphree became the 10,000th passenger flown by volunteer pilots of the Veteran’s Airlift Command.

Apr 03, 2015

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